Aiming to bring about change and progress through education, the Tmt.Kannammal Educational Trust was constituted in 1985 and started Thai Moogambigai Polytechnic College. Within three years of its inception, Dr. M.G.R. Engineering College was founded in 1988, and the Thai Moogambigai Dental College was started in the year 1991. Both the colleges acquired Deemed University status in 2003 as Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute as per the orders of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India, New Delhi.
The 21st century poses a lot of challenges that could be overcome with the help of education and technology. Keeping this in mind Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University was started with a vision of providing a better foothold for the students of today to face the challenges. To succeed in the world today you need more than just academics. The modern adult is expected to have a combination of technical know-how and ambitious confidence. Being aware of the demand that is placed on the youth today, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University has preserved to nurture and groom young men and women through Engineering, Medical, Dental and Humanities and Sciences.
Dr. MGR Educational & Research Institute University, as you may be aware, is one of the most renowned Universities in India with 30 of the institutes under its purview. Located within the accessible city limits, the university is spread over 250 acres of land, with a built – up area of over 2.52 million square meters. A deemed university since 2003, it offers Diplomas, Degrees, PG degrees and Doctorates in Engineering & Technology, Dentistry, Humanities and Sciences. The University holds the proud recognition of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) which has awarded the university third rank in India with a ‘A’ credit rating to it.
The Faculty of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, DrR.MGR E&RI University is among the most well known institutes for Hotel Management and Catering technology in India, imparting education in the field for students from across different parts of the country. The department has an impeccable track record of achieving more than 95% placements year after year. Faculty of Hotel Management & Catering Technology was established in the year 1999 with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) & Directorate of Technical Education (DOTE) approval, and ever since its inception the institution trained more than 700 students, turning out on an average 60 students a year. The Institution has the best and on-demand support of the two renowned 4-star hotels belonging to the group, which help students of the department to get exposed to real time work environment and customer demands and thus students get hard core job training from the day they join.
The Sabha celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 1946 after the Second World War and Gandhiji presided over the celebrations.
To commemorate his presence during the Silver Jubilee celebrations in the Sabha and mark that historic occasion it was decided to build a Gandhi Mantap at the spot where Mahatmaji made his presence felt. Accordingly, a Mantap was built and it was inaugurated on 9th June 1963 by Sri Morarji Desaiji.
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha which is marching ahead towards its centenary year is conducting various Examinations in Hindi which are detailed below under the head ‘Examination Department’.
An important landmark is the building of ‘Mahatma Gandhi Convocation Hall’ (Mahatma Gandhi Padavidan Mantap) exclusively for the use of holding the annual convocation and other functions of the Sabha.
In 1993 the President of the Sabha and the then Prime Minister of India Hon. Sri P.V. Narasimha Rao inaugurated the Amritotsav "Platinum Jubilee" celebrations at his residence on March 1993 at New Delhi.