The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University is planning to launch a telemedicine programme for its post-doctoral fellowship courses to bring in uniformity in the process.

The varsity would soon enlist faculties for this purpose so that all centres could receive uniform training, according to its Vice-Chancellor D. Shantharam.


The Vice-Chancellor told The Hindu here on Friday that the post-doctoral fellowship courses were being offered on various areas with the objective of upgrading speciality hospitals into institutes of learning.

“This year, we have added courses such as occupational medicine, tricology and aesthetic dermatology in these post-doctoral fellowship courses.

The varsity was also providing short-term funding for research activities.”

Further, Dr. Shantharam informed that the MGR Medical University was also actively contemplating the formation of an ‘e-consortium of libraries’ with all its affiliated colleges taking part so that the students could learn from their respective institutions.

Already, the university had come out with an ‘e-magazine’ to encourage the practice of publishing papers among medical students as they must compulsorily publish at least two papers during their course period.


The post-doctoral fellowship was designed as a comprehensive package wherein the candidate gets exposure to the various disciplines with emphasis on augmenting their clinical skills in certain focus areas.

University also contemplating formation of an

‘e-consortium of libraries’