The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) is a government medical university situated in Guindy in the southern part of the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is about 7 km (4.3 mi) from the Chennai International Airport and about 13 km (8.1 mi) from the Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station. It is one of the premier medical universities named after the AIADMK founder and the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu M. G. Ramachandran, endearingly known as M.G.R. and it is the second largest health sciences university in India after Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.