Meenakshi Academy

Meenakshi Academy

Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, also referred to as MAHER, is one of India’s top educational institutions. It is a deemed to be university, run by a public charitable education trust and is currently spearheaded by Thiru. A.N. Radhakrishnan, an academician and visionary leader.

The excellent quality of courses is what sets MAHER apart from other institutions. The institute currently offers medical, dental, nursing, and allied health sciences programmes. It is featured on the list of top hundred universities in India, according to the NIRF ranking in 2019.


MAHER ensures a faculty to student ratio of 1:8, which enables the teachers to provide a high level of attention to the students. Due to this practice of providing personalized attention to each student and their learning, the institute continues to attract some of the best students from the country and around the globe. The reputation of the institute is such that the best academicians also choose to join as members of the faculty.

Students are able to utilise the stateof-the-art labs at MAHER and gain practical experience at the in-house hospital, which has 1,100 beds and 14 fully functioning operation theatres. The hospital is equipped to take care of complex cases that require surgery and emergency care. Students who have graduated from the institution have so far comfortably transitioned into promising careers and evolved into responsible citizens.


Research and innovation are given a lot of importance at MAHER. Its students and faculty are jointly involved in these ventures. It is considered one of the best institutes in the health sciences discipline due to its focus on these two pillars of learning. The institute has registered over 130 patents in only a few years’ time. MAHER has established three central research laboratories and several research projects are currently being undertaken by the students and faculty here. These projects are funded by DST, DBT, and ICMR. The institution has registered over a thousand publications, 30 normal patents, 20 designed patents, 50 copyrights, and more than 40 textbooks with ISBN.

The research conducted here has been acknowledged by national institutions such as NAAC, NIRF, and UGC. MAHER also provides other allied health support services to patients. The hospital has received NABH accreditation and in addition to routine medicine, offers telemedicine, yoga medicine, music therapy, and travel medicine. There is also a separate section of the hospital dedicated solely to transgender patients.

A well-stocked library, with over 50,000 books along with the latest editions of national and international scientific e-journals, caters to the varied requirements of the students.

The institute successfully offers twenty-one smoothly run courses and houses a very large student community including both undergraduate and postgraduate students.