Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute is a university with its main campus in the city of Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
It was founded by A.C. Shanmugam under the Kannamal Educational Trust. Dr. M.G.R. Engineering College and Thai Moogambigai Dental College were established in 1987 and 1991 respectively. These two colleges were made into constituent colleges of Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute University, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission.
The university was ranked 4th among private universities by THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS. Graduates of the university were assisted by the universitys placements scheme, which conducts special courses to develop employable skills.
Leadership of the institution was given to A.C.S. Arun Kumar, the son of A.C. Shanmugam, who assembled a teaching faculty. Admission of 30% of students got admission through All India Engineering Entrance Examination.and He encouraged students at research works, and made scholarships for the SC and BC community as per govt norms. After all these difficulties, the A.C.S Medical College and Rajarajeshwari Engineering College were brought into this Dr mgr university. The university once again rebuilt New Block, First Year Blocks and Anna Block, and student number increased to 3055 in engineering.
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. Admission are done through management quota and entrance exam conducted by the institute. He made scholarships for the scheduled caste and backward caste community as per government norms. Scholarship is given to students who are residents of Tamil Nadu. After all these difficulties, the A.C.S Medical College and Rajarajeshwari Engineering College were brought under Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute university. The university rebuilt New Block, First Year Blocks and Anna Block, and the number of students joining the university increased.