Dr M.G.R Engineering College, Chennai was founded in the year 1988. In recognition of the good work done in the realms of research and development by Dr. MGR Engineering College, Chennai and Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Deemed University status has been granted to the two colleges by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and University Grants Commission.
Bachelor’s Degree courses (4 year program full time) are offered in Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Production Engineering. 2 year programs (fulltime) are offered at the postgraduate level in Bio-Informatics, Embedded Systems, and Software Systems & Multimedia.
The college possesses some of the most modern laboratories in Information technology and microprocessor systems, CAD/CAM, Chemical Technology and other departments. The staff members in Computer Science, Electronics and ICE departments are well qualified and have industrial experience. A centre for excellence in Electronics and Information Technology has been established to carry out research on various aspects. The staff carries out all research activities on topics of relevance like damage processing, CNC machines, low cost housing etc.
The library contains recent books and journals in the field of engineering. It has about 50,000 volumes of books and 1000 journals, CDs and Videos on various disciplines like Engineering, Technology, and Science. The Center for Industries - Institution Interface facilitates interaction of the institution with industries for curriculum design, training, placement, research, development and project work. The Institute has cooperation agreements with IITs and other educational institutions also.