Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (M.G.M.C.& R.I), the flagship institution of Sri Balaji Educational and Charitable Public Trust (S.B.E.C.T), Chaired by Sri M.K Rajagopalan, is a modern medical college and hospital located in Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry), South India. The campus is situated in a beautiful sylvan setting at Pillayarkuppam, 14 Kilometers from Puducherry City, near the town of Cuddalore. This tertiary care teaching hospital, better known as Architectural Wonder of Puducherry, is an imposing landmark on National Highway NH45A.
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute is recognised by the Medical Council of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India,and the Government of Puducherry. M.G.M.C.R.I was affiliated to Pondicherry University. M.G.M.C.R.I was recognised as a deemed university by university grants commission, New Delhi,on fourth August 2008.