Department of Paediatrics

About Us

  • The Department of Pediatrics was established in the year 2005 and is a tertiary care centre with 120 Pediatric beds, including 20 PICU beds and 20 NICU beds.
  • Our Paediatrics department is designed based on a child-friendly environment and a family-centered team supporting child health care.
  • The spectrum of healthy and sick children reaching this department for clinical care provides the students with unparalleled opportunities to learn and serve.
  • Problem-solving and research are central to the academic programs in the department.
  • The department has a regular teaching program for undergraduate (M.B.B.S) and postgraduate (MD Pediatrics) students, as well as a PhD program in Pediatrics.
  • Students are placed under highly qualified faculty members who have wide experience in teaching innovatively and effectively with state of art teaching methods.
  • Modern methods of Teaching are being followed routinely for academics. Our department is conducting Periodic Student assessments and Parent-teacher interactions.
  • The department has published more than 40 scientific papers in the last 3 years in indexed journals of national and international repute.

Our Vision

  • The Department of Paediatrics, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre's primary mission is to improve children's lives by providing the highest quality prevention, diagnostic, and treatment facilities to children, and improve outcomes through research, training, education, and advocacy.

Our Mission

  • To improve child health care through excellence in patient care, teaching, and research.
  • Centre of Excellency and Tertiary Referral centre for treating complicated & very sick cases in PICU.
  • Establishing the NICU unit as a referral centre catering to Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Dindivanam & all other nearby districts in the state.
  • To adopt modern teaching methodologies in teaching UG and PG students and make SRM top rank in academics.
  • To involve all faculties in active research and guide PhD candidates.
  • Modern methods of teaching are being followed routinely for academics. Our department is conducting Periodic Student assessments and Parent-teacher interactions.


  • MBBS - 250 Students per year.
  • MD - 6 Students per year.
  • Ph.D. in Paediatrics and Integrated Ph.D. with other domains are also offered, both full-time (with a monthly stipend) and part-time. Currently, 6 students are pursuing a Ph.D. in Paediatrics.
  • Competency-Based Medical Education for MBBS students.
  • Small group tutorials for teaching knowledge domain and bedside clinical classes for clinical skills teaching.
  • Electives, Early clinical exposure, Clerkship model of clinical postings, Integrated and problem-oriented teaching, case-based learning, self-directed learning, and simulation-based learning are some of the novel approaches to teachings we are adopting.
  • Objective-based assessment is both formative and summative.


  • Mechanical ventilators
  • Phototherapy units
  • Oxygen delivery devices
  • Multipara monitors
  • Pulse oxymeters
  • Defibrillator
  • Radiant warmers & incubators
  • Nebulisers & Drug infusion pumps
  • Paediatric endoscope, Bronchoscope
  • Pediatric ward with 125 beds
  • 20 bedded Pediatric ICU
  • 20 bedded NICU
  • ROP Screening
  • Special clinics - Pediatric Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Asthma, Endocrinology, Hematology, Child Rehabilitation, Nephrology and well Baby Clinic
  • Daily Immunization clinic
  • Didactic lectures with PowerPoint presentations
  • Most of the classes are small-group tutorials
  • Integrated teaching of various topics with nonclinical and paraclinical departments
  • Case-based learning of Paediatric diseases
  • Bedside teaching of a wide variety of cases
  • Assignments through learning management systems
  • Self-learning to motivate students to take their initiative
  • Comprehensive clinical teaching program with adequate patient load to acquire clinical skills
  • Hands-on training in all important clinical procedures like intubation, BMV, lumber puncture, Bone marrow
  • Training of skills by state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • NRP and PALS training for all Postgraduates
  • Clinical subjects are learned by observing and managing patients in the 120-bed ward and 20 bedded NICU, and PICU, adequate learning is ensured
  • Well-equipped departmental library with access to the latest books and Paediatric journals
  • Smart screen, audiovisual-enabled seminar room, and demo rooms
  • Hands-on simulation through simulation lab
  • Access to online learning management system and marrow for e-learning