On the 25th January 1926, a Trust under the name and style of ‘P.S. Govindaswamy Naidu & Son’s Charities’ came into being to cater to the growing needs of education and industry. Coimbatore opened a new chapter in its history. To understand the genesis, growth and objectives of the trust, it is necessary to travel back in time and visualize the social, educational and economic scenario of India in general and city of Coimbatore in particular.
Illiteracy and poverty afflicted the people, while lack of resources and organized services imposed enormous constraints on the government. The city of Coimbatore, as it exists today with all its industrial and educational houses of excellence, could not even have been dreamt of. The entrepreneurs were yet to arrive while education was meant only for an exclusive few.
It needed a benign and active mix of sympathy, daringness, generosity and selflessness to even think of bringing in changes in such a setting. The four sons of Shri PS Govindaswamy Naidu whose initials the trust bears, had all this in themselves and through their tireless efforts brought forth the trust.
They, Shri PSG Venkataswamy Naidu, Shri PSG Rangaswamy Naidu, Shri PSG Ganga Naidu, Shri PSG Narayanaswamy Naidu, the four sons of Shri PS Govindaswamy Naidu, went about setting up the trust in a unique and inimitable fashion. They adopted Charity as their fifth brother and divided their ancestral wealth into, not 4 equal portions, but 5, the fifth one earmarked exclusively for Charity.
They realized that illiteracy caused stagnation, insulating the people from the progressive changes taking place all around and left them poor and uninformed; and hence it was at the root of all the ills of society. Their generous and leadership qualities surged ahead to the fore with this clear sense of understanding of the prevailing malady and its cause. And so, they struck back at illiteracy with a missionary zeal and made education as their primary thrust area.
The zeal of idealism continued and many institutions were born in succession in various disciplines.
- Clinical Research & Bioethics
- Medical Education
- Neuro Surgery
- Radiology & Imaging
- Services Departments
- Biomedical Informatics
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Community Medicine
- Forensic Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Orthopaedics & Trauma
- Paediatric Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- TB & Chest
The institute offers MBBS course, an undergraduate programs in medicine. The MBBS course is of four and a half years and is followed by one year of Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship.
It is affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University. The course is recognized by the Medical Council of India as well as by the General Medical Council of United Kingdom and Srilankan Medical Council.
The course comprises of 3 phases. In Phase I, the students are taught Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry over a span of one year. Phase II is for 18 months and includes Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Forensic Medicine.
The final phase is of 2 years duration and subjects such as Community Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology are covered.
The institute offers the following postgraduate programs. All the programs are affiliated to the Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai and approved by the Medical Council of India.
- M.D – General Medicine
- M.D – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- M.D – Microbiology
- M.D – Physiology
- M D – Pathology
- M D – D V L
- M.S – General Surgery
- M.S. – Orthopaedics
- M.D. – Paediatrics
- M.D – Pharmacology
- M.D – Biochemistry
- M.D. – Psychiatry
- M.S – Ophthalmology
- M.D – Community Medicine
- D.M. – Nephrology
- D.M – Cardiology
- D.M – Neurology
- D.M – Gastroenterology
- D.G.O – Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- D.C.H – Diploma in Child Health
- D.Ortho – Diploma in Orthopaedics
- D.P.M – Diploma in Psychological Medicine
- D.D.V.L – Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
- D.O. – Diploma in Ophthalmology
- D.T.C.D. – Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
- D.L.O. – Diploma in Oto-Rhino Laryngology
- D.A. – Diploma in Anesthesiology
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research,
Off Avanashi Road,
Coimbatore – 641 004,
Telephone : +91 422 2570170, 2598822, 4345802,
Fax : +91 422 2594400,
Email : email@example.com,
Website : www.psgimsr.in.
Year of establishment – 1985.
Affiliated to – The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.
Nature of management – Self supporting institution.