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Otorhinolayngology is one of the major department in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute.It has been around since the inception of the institute (2001) and over the period has grown into a large force boasting of academically renowed professors, competent faculty, well equipped operating theatre and an audimotery room. It now   caters to a large population base in and around Pondicherry , cuddalore , South arcot , Chidambaram , Panrutti , Villupuram  , Salem ….
         For almost a decade now, the department has been imparting   knowledge to undergraduates (MBBS) and since 2007 has been training the postgraduates.
           We provide comprehensive health care to all the patients who are in need. Apart from routine surgical work all major surgical as well as
minimally invasive procedures are performed at our institute.


         The undergraduates are taught by extensive use of audio-visual aids to reinforce tier understanding of the subject. The curriculum followed is as prescribed by the Medical Council of India. Clinical demonstrations and case presentations are always done in small groups to reach out to every last student. In addition seminars, symposia and integrated teaching are conducted weekly. The students are exposed to operative procedures performed in the theatre by the use of modern Audio-Visual telecast system from the operating table. This faculty allows a two-way interaction between the operating team and the students to put the matter into perspective. These are complemented with periodic tests in both theory  and clinics as well as a  model


Examination in preparation for the University examinations.


The institute has been accepting students as a part of the      post-graduation programme since 2007. One students is undergoing training in each of the three batches . Teaching programme for the month is planned in advance and are conducted in the  afternoons. It includes lectures, seminars, journal club and clinicals.

            All the postgraducates have to present the aford  mentioned and their performance assessed, through a    prescribed assessment format by the faculty.To first batch of postgraduate students had appeared for the university examinations in march 2010 and get passed in first class...

    Curriculum Update

The curriculum for undergraduates and postgraduates was modified in the year2009, in view of the emerging treads, recent advances as well as common surgical problems in this geographic locate. It was redesigned by faculty of ENT department under the auspices of board of studies


Departmental library and museum
The library us well equipped with over 150 books in ENT surgery and allied specialties . It remains up-to date with all recently published books. It is readily accessible by the faculty and students alike as it is situated in the heart of the department.  

Post graduate training

State—of—the  art  air— conditioned seminar room with an LCD projection system aids of the  students fathom the nuances of the subject. The department is also computerized for official as well as academic work.


Departmental library

The library is well equipped with over 150 books in ENT surgery and allied specialties. It remains up-to date with all recently published books. It is readily accessible by the faculty and students alike as it is situated in the heart of the department.

OPD Endoscopy suite

The endoscopy suite is replete with a video endoscopes with recording/playback facility. We routinely perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures endoscopically. Large number of patients benefit from this minimally invasive procedure.

Audiology Room

Our audiology room is well set up with all available equipment for performing Pure Tone Audiometry, Impedance Audiometry, Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry and Otoacoustic emissions. Our audiologists are also well-trained speech pathologists and perform speech therapy, aiding children and adults with speech and swallowing abnormalities.

Temporal bone lab and Museum

The temporal bone lab is equipped with operating microscope, temporal bone holder, operating drill and burrs and suction apparatus. Postgraduates regularly hone their temporal bone dissection skills here and faculty frequently demonstrate the finer aspects of the art of temporal bone dissection. The museum has an extensive collection of specimens which help give the students a deeper understanding of the anatomy and pathology of ENT diseases.


The operation theatre boasts the latest in high-end equipment including HD camera and monitor, along with zero and forty five and ninety degree rigid nasal endoscopes for endoscopic sinus surgery and its extended applications. We also have an operating endolaryngoscope with Kleinsausser suspension system for advanced laryngeal surgeries, Zeiss operating microscope for advanced ontological surgeries and Xomed microdebrider with nasal and laryngeal blades.


  • Tympanoplasty (type 1-5)
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Mastoid surgery (Cortical, Modified Radical Mastoidectomy, Facial nerve decompression)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Exploratory tympanotomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Grommet insertion
  • Lobuloplasty
  • Preauricular sinus excision
  • Examination under microscope
  • Septoplasty and Submucosal resection
  • Turbinectomies ( Partial, Total )
  • Submucosal diathermy
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries
  • Excision of JNA, Rhinosporidiosis, Inverted Papilloma (Endoscopic & External)
  • Surgeries for Nasal bone fracture
  • Turbinoplasty
  • Orbital decompression
  • Endoscopic DCR
  • Marsupialization of Cysts
  • Biopsy ( for growth)
  • Tongue tie release
  • Submandibular gland duct stone removal & marsupialization
  • Adeno-Tonsillectomy
  • Soft palate surgery
  • Tumor removal ( Pleomorphic adenoma)
  • Peritonsillar abscess drainage
  • Suture pharyngoplasty for OSAS
  • Microlaryngeal surgery
  • Submandibular gland excision
  • Thyroid surgeries
  • Tracheostomy
  • Neck node biopsy
  • Surgeries for branchial cyst & fistula
  • Neck space abscess drainage
  • Maxillectomy
  • Wax removal
  • Diagnostic nasal endoscopy
  • Examination under microscope
  • Aural toileting
  • I & D
  • Anterior & Posterior nasal packing
  • Intralesional injection for keloid & Submucosal fibrosis
  • Caloric test
  • Pure tone audiometry
  • Speech audiometry
  • Impedance audiometry ( includes Acoustic reflex test, Reflex decay & Eustachian tube tests )
  • Otoacoustic emission (DPOAE, TROAE)
  • ASSR
  • BERA
  • Speech therapy


No. Name of event Year and Date
1 South zone ENT conference 2005
2 Live surgical workshop on OSA 2015
3 Seminar on “Current trend on Head & Neck Surgery” – Dr. Rayappa 17/06/2011
4 Seminar on “Obstructive Sleep Apnoea; basics and management”- Lt. Col. Dr. Ravikumar 17/2/2012
5 Seminar on “Understanding Vertigo”- Dr. Renuka Bradoo 22/06/2012
6 External Oration – “Coping up with tomorrow’s technology today’ - Padmashree Dr. Mohan Kameshwaran 22/03/2013
7 Seminar on “A roaring snore, not just a partner’s sore – An overview of OSAS” -  Dr. R. Vidyasagar 8/8/2013


Sl.No Investigators Project title
1 Dr. P. Karthikeyan, Dr. Davis Thomas.   Causes of hearing impairment in low achieving school children – an observational cross-sectional study
2       Dr. P. Karthikeyan, Dr. Davis Thomas.   The impact of different nasal packings on postoperative complications
3 Dr. Vijayasundaram   Intratympanic Triamcinolone injections for intractable tinnitus-a randomized study
4 Dr. Vijayasundaram, Dr. Madhu Priya. Intraturbinal injection of sclerosing agent as salvage treatment for inferior turbinate hypertrophy
5     Dr. Satvinder Singh Bakshi.   Effect of steroids on ocular symptoms in Allergic Rhinitis
6 Dr. Ramiya Ramachandran Kaipuzha, Dr.V.Nirmal Coumare,  Dr. P. Karthikeyan Comparison of microdebrider assisted endoscopic sinus surgery and conventional endoscopic sinus surgery for nasal polyps
7 Dr.Muhammed Nabeel Latheef, Dr.P.Karthikeyan, Dr.V.Nirmal Coumare Effect of mastoid drilling on the hearing of normal contra lateral ear
8 Dr. M. P. Kavin Kumar, Dr.P.Karthikeyan, Dr.V.Nirmal Coumare Comparison of Endoscopic Turbinoplasty Versus Conventional Partial Turbinectomy in Chronic Hypertrophic Rhinitis
9 Dr. Sruthi Narayanam, Dr.V.Nirmal Coumare,  Dr. P. Karthikeyan Various Modalities in Treatment of Tinnitus – A Comparative Study
10 Dr. Vinod Amaran, Dr.P.Karthikeyan, Dr. S. Vijayasundaram A comparative study of microscopic myringoplasty and endoscopic myringoplasty in patients with mucosal type of chronic otitis media
11 Dr. Vishnu Narayanan, Dr.V.Nirmal Coumare, Dr. S.S. Bakshi Early detection of hearing loss in newborns
12 Dr. Naveen, Dr. Smritha Swami, Prof. Dr. P. Karthikeyan Study of the anatomical variations in CT nose and paranasal sinuses which predispose to sinonasal disease
Sl.No Name of the Student Name of the Guide Year Title of the Project
John Christian Dr P.Karthikeyan 2012 Hearing evaluation in mobile phone users
Manivenkata krishnan Dr P.Karthikeyan 2013 Saline nasal douches versus conventional decongestant nasal drops- A comparison of relative efficacy in postoperative septal surgery