The Tamil Nadu Medical University Act, 1987 (Act No.37 of 1987) received the assent of the
President of India on 24th September, 1987. By an Act No. 39 of 1991, it was amended that the
Act may be called "The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Act, 1987. This
affiliating University governed by the said Act started functioning from July 1988. The Students
admitted to the various Medical and Paramedical courses after 1.3.1988 come under this
Medical University as per Government notification issued in G.O.Ms.No.1628/Health, Indian
Medicine and Homoeopathy and Family Welfare Department dated 23.08.1988.
The Administrative office of the University was initially functioning in a building at Velachery
Road, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032 from 12.07.1988. From May 1989 the administrative office of
the University was functioning at a seven storeyed building owned by Periyar Trust at 52, E.V.K.
Sampath Salai, Vepery, Chennai- 600 007. The University has constructed its administrative
complex in the land at Nawab Garden, Guindy allotted by the Government of Tamil Nadu as per
G.O. Ms. No. 1165, Health and Family Welfare Department dt. 21.10.1992. The University is
now functioning in its own building at Nawab Garden, 69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032
with effect from 12.6.1994.