Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram

About College

Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute (CHRI), Kanchipuram, was established in 2006 as a constituent of the Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE). CARE is a deemed university, which got the status of Deemed to be university in 2008. CARE is associated with other Constituent Colleges and Schools, including:

  • Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute
  • Chettinad College of Nursing
  • Chettinad School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Chettinad School of Physiotherapy
  • Chettinad School of Occupational Therapy
  • Chettinad School of Law
  • Chettinad School of Architecture
  • CHRI is affiliated with Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (Deemed University), Chettinad and has permission for the renewal of 250 seats for the academic year 2022-23.

    The college is contributing significantly to society as an Institute for higher learning and research in the field of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences, and Nursing. Undoubtedly, CHRI is a preferred destination for aspiring students from across the globe for their medical careers.


Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute offer Medical Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Super specialty programs. Apart from the education, the college also provides the opportunity for the students to interact with and learn from some of the best professionals in their chosen area.

Campus facilities:
  • Lecture Hall,
  • Gym,
  • Skill lab,
  • Library,
  • Auditorium,
  • Food court,
  • Indoor & outdoor sports.

Quick Highlights about Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram

College name

Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram

Establishment of college


Affiliated Hospital

Hospital Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute

Courses Offered

MBBS, MD, MS, M.Ch., and D.M.

College location

Chettinad Health City Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam Chengalpattu District- 603103, Tamil Nadu, India

Institution type

Private Trust

Seats offered for MBBS


MBBS entrance test


MBBS course duration

4 ½ + 1-year internship

Estimated MBBS Course fee from Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram

24.5 Lakhs per annum


Courses offered

MBBS from Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram

  • The course duration is five and a half years, including four and a half years of training in various medical specialties and one year of compulsory rotational internship at the hospital and health centers.
  • Admission to the MBBS Course at Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute is through National Eligibility Entrance Exam.
  • Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute has an intake capacity of 250 MBBS students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • a) Age requirements: The candidates should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete on or before 31st December 2022.
  • b) Entrance Exam: Candidates should have qualified in the NEET-UG with a merit score.
  • c) Educational Qualification: Candidates who have passed the 10 +2 examination of any State/CBSE/ISC or any other equivalent recognized examination with a minimum of 50% (40% for candidates belonging to reserved categories) marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology / Biotechnology in the qualifying examinations.

Documents required

  • Original Admit card of NEET-UG Hall Ticket issued by National Testing Agency (NTA) with signature and photo affixed.
  • Copy of NEET-UG Scorecard
  • Copy of Provisional allotment letter from the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) website.
  • Original Mark sheet of 10th Examination (For Date of Birth proof)
  • Original Mark sheet of 11th Examination (HSC/CBSE/ICSE & other equivalent)
  • Original Mark sheet of 12th Examination (HSC/CBSE/ICSE & other equivalent)
  • NRI candidates who have passed the 12th Grade Diploma from the U.S. should have passed the subjects (i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology) and English) during their 11th & 12th years of study.
  • Original Transfer and Conduct Certificate from the Institution last studied
  • Original Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Community Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Aadhaar card
  • Gap certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Copy of Certificate of Extracurricular activities (if any)
  • Passport size photographs – 8 copies

Admission procedure

  • Step 1: Candidates are required to register for the NEET UG exam at and qualify for the exam.

    Step 2: After qualifying NEET, candidates need to participate in the common counselling by the Directorate General of Health Services/ Medical Counselling Committee (DGHS/MCC) to get the allotment letter given for admission.

    Step 3: Candidates selected for admission at Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram, should report along with original certificates and a Demand Draft for the prescribed tuition fee and other fees to get the admission confirmation letter.

MBBS fee structure

Total seats
Tuition fee per annum (Rs.)





24.5 Lakhs

Other fees – Uniform, Caution deposit, University Registration fees etc.


Hostel Fees (Mess & Accommodation)

Rs.1,80,000 to Rs.3,30,000 per annum depending upon the types of accommodation

Scholarship Program

The college believes in providing equal opportunity for students of all categories, including socially and economically backward classes. Therefore, it provides up to 100% as a scholarship to the deserving.


The candidates who qualify for the NEET-UG Examination are only eligible for the MBBS degree course.

Chettinad Medical College has a total of 250 seats, out of which 235 seats are reserved for Indian students, and 15 seats are for the NRI category.

The estimated MBBS fee is Rs.24.5 lakhs every year, and the total fees for the entire duration of the course are divided into 5 equal annual installments.

Candidates can apply for MBBS, MD, MS, D.M/M.Ch. in various specialisations from the college.

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