Meenakshi College of Nursing


Located on the outskirts of Chennai, Meenakshi College of Nursing has an exclusive building with the entire infrastructure required to learn Comprehensive Nursing care. The Nursing College offers a four-year B.Sc. Nursing Degree Program, two years Post Basic B.Sc. (Nursing) and a two years Master’s Degree Program in Nursing, M.Sc. (Nursing) with five specialties. The programs are meticulously planned, which starts with classroom teaching, followed by simulation labs, after which the students are given real-time training in the clinical as well as the community area. A pedagogical approach is used for training the students.
Since the inception of the college in the year 1998, there has been no compromise made on the quality of education and training. Our vision is to focus on the all-around development of the nurses, by ensuring improvement in health equity. As leaders in nursing, we prepare our future nurses in a way that is not limited to an acute care setting or operating theatre, but to handle any roles and settings wherever the profession takes. The future of Nursing is in our hands and in spirit of that thought, our students are perpetually motivated to “Think Big and Act Bigger”.

Our source of inspiration

Thiru A.N. Radhakrishnan, the chairman of the Meenakshi ammal trust and the chancellor of the Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research university, initially affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University and became a constituent college of MAHER in 2004.

The trust was founded in the year 1983 as a public charitable educational trust by late Mrs. D. Meenakshi Ammal, a noted philanthropist, with the aim of providing quality education to poor students. Thiru A.N. Radhakrishnan had a vision to set forth on par by updating the education system by reforming curriculum to expose and engage students & faculty in research activities and to serve the rural population with professional education.

Since its fabrication, the trust has grown to the status of deemed to be university under section 3 of the UGC act of 1956 on the 31St of March 2004, under the name and style of Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research with an impressive array of Educational Institutions.It is now popularly known as MAHER (Deemed to be University) in all National and International Educational Statutory bodies like NAAC, NIRF, UGC and the Irish Royal College of Dentistry.

Our History

Meenakshi College of Nursing was established in the year 1998. The college is situated in Mangadu, Chennai. The Meenakshi College of Nursing was affiliated earlier to The TamilNadu Dr.MGR Medical university from 2005 onwards the college is a constituent college of Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research.

Meenakshi College of Nursing offers B.Sc. (N), P.B. BSc (N), M.Sc. (N) and Ph. D (N) courses in looking educational environment with a well-qualified and experienced faculties, well equipped laboratories and parent hospital to train the students in each area of patient care. The academic is accelerated and made achievable more affordable in par with international standards that glues to hold the health care journey together.

Vision & Mission

The college of Nursing envisions becoming a globally recognized Institute of Excellence in healthcare, education & research with the state-of-art technologies around the world through nurse leaders.

  • To prepare the nursing professionals practice nursing skills in the health care settings and in the community nationally andglobally.
  • To create an exemplary hi-tech learning environment for nursing graduates by fostering the highest sense of professionalism integrity, compassion, social responsibility, spiritual and moral uprightness to benefit the humanity.
  • To generate knowledge by incorporating innovative educational strategies, research advancements for the nursing students to facilitate individuals, family and community in achieving the maximum state of well-being.
  • To empower the nursing expertise as a globally recognized nurse leaders in collaboration with the health care delivery system.
  • Curriculum committee
  • Scientific research board
  • Institutional human ethics committee
  • Counselling cell
  • Woman harassment committee
  • Anti-ragging committee
  • Anti-ragging squad

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Dr. Fabiola M. Dhanaraj,

M.Sc.(N), PGDGC, MA(G&C), Phil(G&C), PhD(N).

Message from Principal

Greetings from Meenakshi College of Nursing! After the pandemic, many of us may look back at the hardest time when we all were resilient stewards. The pandemic uncovered and created new opportunities for those in the field of nursing to change the society.
Human beings understood the impact of health on the concepts of “live, love, pray, work, learn and play”. This awareness has radically transposed the thought process of academicians in nursing. The motto of our college is, “To Serve is Divine’. We, at Meenakshi College of Nursing, aim to nurture nurses who understands people in the context of life circumstances and serve them efficiently. Through our experienced Faculty and state of the art infrastructure, we are committed to produce competent qualified nurses to face the health care delivery system globally. Once again I extend a hearty welcome to the students and assure them of a blooming career, at one of the most prestigious Institutes of the country.