Department of Paediatrics

About Us

  • The Department of Pediatrics was established in the year 2005. Ours is a tertiary care centre with 120 Pediatric beds, apart from 20 PICU beds and 20 NICU beds.
  • Our Paediatrics department is designed based on 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 has wide experience in teaching innovatively and effectively with state of art teaching methods.
  • Modern methods of Teaching is being followed routinely for academics. Our department is conducting Periodic Student assessment and Parents 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 Primary mission of the department of Paediatrics, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre is to improve the lives of children by providing the highest quality prevention, diagnostic and treatment facilities to children, 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 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 assessment and Parent teacher interactions.


  • MBBS - 250 Students per year
  • MD - 6 Students per year
  • PhD in Paediatrics and Integrated Ph D with other domains are also offered. as both full time (with monthly stipend) and as part time. Currently 6 students are pursuing PhD 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, simulation based learning are some of the novel approaches of teachings we are adopting.
  • Objective based assessment 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 120 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 wide variety of cases
  • Assignments through learning management systems
  • Self-learning to motivate students to take their own initiative
  • Comprehensive clinical teaching program with adequate patient load to acquire clinical skills
  • Hands on training of 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 learnt by seeing and managing patients with 120 bed ward and 20 bedded NICU, PICU, adequate learning is ensure
  • Well-equipped departmental library with access to latest books and Paediatric journals
  • Smart screen, Audiovisual enabled seminar room and demo rooms.
  • Hands on simulation based through simulation lab
  • Access to online learning management system and marrow for e-learning