The Trust of Mahatma Gandhi Mission, popularly known as MGM, was established on 20 December 1982 in Nanded, Maharashtra, with a vision to provide qualitative education by applying innovative and dynamic pedagogical techniques. Since its inception, the Trust has focused on providing health care services, school education, and higher education with dedication and commitment. In the course of time, the Trust extended its services to Aurangabad, Navi Mumbai, and Parbhani in Maharashtra and NOIDA in Uttar Pradesh. A chain of schools was established spreading across a number of fields, viz, engineering, architecture, health science, health management, nursing, management, computer science & information technology, bioinformatics and biotechnology, fine arts, and journalism.
The MGM Trust, which is the parent body of the MGM Institute of Health Sciences (MGMIHS), recognized the need for promoting medical education in the country so as to improve the quality of life for individuals and the community by promoting health, preventing and curing diseases, advancing biomedical and clinical research and educational programmes for budding physicians and scientists. To accomplish its vision, two medical colleges were established in Maharashtra, one in Navi Mumbai in August 1989 and the other in Aurangabad in January 1990. Instituted on the principles of Gandhian philosophy, these colleges were envisaged to transform the lives of people and serve society by educating, creating knowledge, and putting knowledge to work. The University Grants Commission of the Government of India in 2006 accorded the status of Deemed University to MGMIHS with two of its constituent medical colleges.
MGMIHS is among the preeminent universities of the country and strives to provide and sustain high quality in teaching, research, and patient care. The University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence in every sphere of its work. The education system including the curriculum and practical training is so designed that tomorrow’s doctors and medical scientists possess 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 socioeconomic status following ethical practices. Today, the University offers professional degree courses in MBBS, MD, DM, MS, MCh, M.Sc., Ph.D., and others which are recognized by respective councils & UGC guidelines. Clinical training is imparted 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 research programmes of national relevance. More than 500 students have graduate and postgraduate from the University every year.
Increasing allocation of funds for research, numbers of research publications in peer-reviewed journals, participation of faculty and students in national and international conferences, and organization of workshops to enhance skills of technical human resources are testimony to this. The staff is inspired to pursue cutting-edge, interdisciplinary clinical research targeted to prevent and relieve human suffering. The goals of the university are nurtured and supported by various authorities of the University. Thrust will be given to advancement in skills development, value-based education, and job-orientated new courses based on the needs of the local community. MGM Trust is committed to achieving progress in these areas and providing financial sustainability and security to its academic and research pursuits.