The Mahatma Gandhi Mission (MGM) Trust was established in 1982 with a futuristic vision to provide qualitative education by applying innovative and dynamic pedagogical techniques. Since inception, the Trust has focused on providing health care services, school education and higher education with dedication and commitment. The Trust was established in Nanded, Maharashtra and in the course of time it extended is services to Aurangabad, Navi Mumbai and Parbhani in Maharashtra and NOIDA adjacent to Delhi comes in Uttar Pradesh. A chain of schools in the area of engineering, architecture, health science, health management, nursing, management, computer science & information technology, bioinformatics and biotechnology, fine arts and journalism stand testimony to the endeavours of the Trust. After a gap of four years (1986), MGM Medical College at Kamothe, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra came into being for imparting healthy medical education & research as well as for providing state of art treatment to the needy people of the state on charity.
It has been conferred the Deemed University status by the University Grant Commission, Government of India in 2006. The two medical colleges at Aurangabad and Navi Mumbai were accorded the status of Deemed to be University. Since then, MGM Institute of Health Sciences (MGMIHS) has been functioning as a Deemed University. MGMIHS is among the preeminent universities of the country and strives to provide and sustain its high quality in teaching, research and patient care. The University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence in every sphere of its working. Instituted on the Gandhian philosophy, the University will transform lives and serve the society by educating, creating knowledge and putting knowledge to work. The education system including the curriculum and the practical training is so designed that the tomorrow’s doctors and medical scientists posses well-developed clinical skills and attitudes necessary to provide the best evidence-based patient care to each and every individual and particularly to those of lower socio-economic status following ethical practices. Today the University offers professional MBBS, MS, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree courses, which are recognized by the Medical Council of India. Clinical training is offered in the University’s own hospitals including rural hospitals. It has over 1800 medical and nonmedical faculty and consultants who are involved in teaching as well as in various research programmes of national relevance. Approximately 300 students graduate from the University each year.
The library of MGM’s Medical College came into existence 24 years back when Medical College was established. Its main objective was to meet the information needs of faculty, students and research workers who were involved in studies and research in various branches of health and allied sciences. It grew parallel to the development of the MGM’s Medical College. It was accommodated, originally, in a small room located on 1st floor of Preventive and Social Medicine Block.
It has shifted to a separate specified area in 2003 in same floor with a carpet area of 1000 square metres. It has moved again from 1st floor to 2nd floor in November 2008 to a larger plinth area (1870 sq. m.) with a view to accommodate its ever growing collection as well as to provide health literature, library and information services to their patrons using modern information technology. It has now five Reading Rooms where more than 500 users can sit at time and consult their reading materials. In addition, it has seating arrangements in Reference and New Arrivals sections separately for more than hundred users who come from high echelons, such as; faculty, teaching staff, health administrators and planners etc.