Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE) was conferred the status of Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956 in the year 2008 and since then, it has been contributing significantly to the society as an Institute for higher learning and research in the field of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences and Nursing.
CARE has been approved by MCI, INC, TNNMC, AICTE, COA, BCI and PCI, accredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC, conferred with 12B status by UGC, accorded SIRO status by DSIR, awarded star by MHRD’s Innovation Cell, appreciation by AICTE for Clean & Smart Campus and stands 9th in Country in ranking by UI Green Metric.
In conformity with the motto of the University, “Capability, Character and Commitment”, the academic programs offered are professional, job oriented and innovative. CARE offers 74 Academic programs in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (AHS), Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Architecture, Commerce and Law. Most of the programmes offered are interdisciplinary and are as per the emerging needs. Currently CARE has about 2500+ students pursuing their UG, PG and PhD education. First generation graduates from rural and semi urban areas contribute to a significant proportion of our students. Equal opportunity is provided for students of all categories including socially and economically backward classes. Deserving students are offered up to 100% as scholarship. Anti-ragging committee ensures the campus environment student friendly. Placement assistance is provided to students by counselling and placement cell.
CARE offers excellent teaching with latest teaching aids and methods. The Intellectual Capital of CARE comprises of qualified, accomplished and committed teachers and a well-stocked Library with books, journals, E-resources and data base that form the back bone of the CARE. Faculty update their knowledge on contemporary teaching learning techniques through faculty development programs, workshops and CMEs.
CARE has established State of art instrumentation facility for biomedical research and a CPCSEA approved animal house facility for translational research. To promote quality research, CARE offers JRF for full time PhD scholars, Post-doctoral fellowship and seed money for faculty research. Short research projects are incorporated in the undergraduate curriculum and medical undergraduates are encouraged to take up the ICMR Short term studentship. CARE has 1100 + research publications, has 35 patent publications. For promoting and facilitating our research and training capabilities, CARE has 50+ active MoUs with renowned academic institutions such as Linkoping University, Sweden, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention & Milano Medical Health Aging Unit, Italy besides MOUs with industries.
CARE has started attracting extramural funding from Government agencies like DST, DST Indo-Italy, DST-ECR, DBT, CSIR, ICMR, RSSDI etc, for research projects in all emerging areas.
The university publishes Chettinad Health City Medical Journal, a quarterly, indexed and peer reviewed scientific journal. CARE has a strong focus on E-Learning and has equipped students with laptops/ tablets and has Chettinad Learning Management System (LMS), a Networked Learning Environment (NLE), in which students can view instructional content, collaborate with educators, view their academic performance and access learning resources anytime from anywhere.
Commitment to society by CARE is well exemplified by the health promotion extension activities in the adopted villages. CARE also collaborates with government and NGOs in all health initiatives in these villages.
Holistic development of students is ensured by participation in sports, games and cultural activities. To facilitate this, indoor stadium, swimming pool, football and cricket grounds, tennis and basket ball courts, 400m synthetic track and a gymnasium are available for the students. Student fest “Fusion Chettinad” is an annual event organised by the students every year that has participation from all over Tamil Nadu. Another recent initiative of the students has been an internal e-Newsletter “CARE KONNECT” to keep the students abreast of all the campus activities. Two state of the art auditoria with 1200 and 500 seating capacity, equipped with advanced acoustics are available in the campus. Our students have received several awards in inter-collegiate events. The university takes pride in its green campus. Use of renewable energy sources, water recycling, vehicle free green zones and cycles for in-campus mobility make the campus eco-friendly.
The self-contained wi-fi enabled campus houses Hospital, academic and administrative blocks, separate hostel for girls, boys and apartments and villas for staff and faculty. Campus security is ensured through turnstile, CCTV camera and access control at strategic locations. In addition to the above, Bank, ATMs, food courts, stationary shop, gymnasium and beauty parlour make life at CARE enjoyable. CARE with the unique advantage of interdisciplinary faculty, well established infrastructure, state of the art research facilities and innovative teaching, training and research programs is in the constant pursuit of its journey of achieving excellence in “Teaching and Research in Interdisciplinary and Emerging Areas in Medicine, Health Care, Law & Architecture”.