Lieutenant   Colonel   Sir  George  Frederick  Stanley.

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Lieutenant Colonel Sir George Frederick Stanley GCSI GCIE CMG (14 October 1872 – 1 July 1938) was a British soldier and Conservative Party politician served as the Governor of Madras from 1929 to 1934 and as Acting Viceroy of India in 1934. The Government Stanley Medical College in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India is named in memory of Stanley. The Diploma in Medicine and Surgery program was inaugurated here in 1933 by Stanley when he was the Governor of Madras. The college formerly known as Royapuram Medical School was renamed Stanley Medical School on 27 March 1934 in his honour. It  was renamed posthumously  to Stanley Medical College on July  2nd  1938.


(14 th  October  1872— 1 st  July  1938)                                                                                  Knight MP Governor of Madras

Sir George Frederick Stanley Served as the Knight MP Governor of Madras Presidency from 1929 – 1934, under the rule of the British East India Company. He was a British Soldier, formally addressed as Lieutenant – Colonel Sir George Frederick Stanley GCSI GCIE CMG. He was also one of the well known British Colonial Administrators. He belonged to British Conservative Political Party and served as Member of United Kingdom Parliament from 1910 – 1922 and for the Willesden East from 1924 – 1929 in England. He  assumed the post of Governor of Madras Province in 1929 and was appointed as the acting Viceroy of Colonial India.

EARLY LIFE OF SIR GEORGE FREDERICK STANLEY : George Frederick Stanley was born on 14 – 10 – 1871 as the sixth son of Frederick Stanley, the 16th Earl of Derby. He completed his education in Wellington and later studied at Woolwich.

CAREER OF GEORGE FREDERICK STANLEY : At the age of 26, he joined the Royal Horse Artillery, UK in the year 1893. In 1900 he was promoted to the rank of captain. He served in the II Boer War during 1899 – 1900. From 1900 – 1904 he served as an Adjunct with Honorable Artillery Company.

MATRIAL LIFE : George Frederick Stanley was married to Lady Beatrix Taylor, CBECI in 1903. She was the youngest daughter of the 3rd Marquess of  Headfort. He also served in the First World war. He was mentioned in the dispatches for his efficient and loyal services in the British army. In 1816 he was honored with the Companion of the most distinguished order of Saint Michael and saint George ( CMG ).  George Frederick Stanley acted as Conservative Member of UK parliament for Peterson 1910 – 1922 and later for Willesden East 1924 – 1929. He was appointed as Comptroller of the Household in 1919 – 1921. He also served in several other important positions – as Financial Secretary to the War Office in 1921 – 1922; as Parliament Under-Secretary of state for the Home Department in 1922 – 1923; as Parliament Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions in 1924 – 1929. He was also assigned as a Privy Counselor in 1927.

GEORGE FREDERICK STANLEY IN INDIA : Lieutenant Colonol Sir George Frederick Stanley GCSI GCIE CMG was appointed as Governor of Madras on 26th October 1929 at an annual pay of One Lakh Twenty Thousands Rupees. He arrived to Madras and took official charges on 11th November 1929 from Sir Norman Edward Majoribanks KCEI CSI. The Madras Presidency also known as Presidency of Fort St. George and Madras Province, was an subdivision of British Colonial India. The territory included the most of the southern India – Entire Tamil Nadu, Coastal Andhra, Royalseema regions of Andhra Predesh, the Malabar regions of Kerela, Lakshdeep Islands, Korapet, Malkangari, Nabarangapur, and the Gajapati districts of Southern Orissa and Bellary, Ganjam, Dakshina Kannada, Rayagada and Udipi districts of Karnataka.
George Frederick Stanley assumed the Governorate at a critical juncture. The Great Depression had just broken out and the nation’s economy was deteriorating. The Premier Shri. Subbarayan resigned after the debacle in 1930 elections when his party was voted out. The Swaraj Party boycotted the elections as part of Civil disobedience movement and the Justice Party was voted to Power in both 1930 and 1934 elections. Mr. B. Munusamy Naidu served as Premier from 1930 – 1932 but he had to resign in 1932 because during Naidu’s tenure, Madras was engulfed in a financial crisis arising out of the Great Depression. His tenure is also remembered for his clash with zamindars and his rivalry with the Raja of Bobbili.

METTUR DAM : Sir George Frederick Stanley during his tenure as the Governor of Madras Province officially commenced the Dam around the Cauvery River in Mettur, Madras State on 21st August 1934. The reservoir created by the Dam was named in his honour. He also laid the foundation of Gaudiya Math in Madras on 17th January 1930 and also constructed a Temple in Royapettah, Madras. The Railway service of the Madras Sub urban line of South India Railway Company was commissioned and was flagged off on April 2nd 1931 at Royapuram by Sir George Frederick Stanley.

HONORS OF SIR GEORGE FREDERICK STANLEY : George Frederick Stanley was honored with the Knight Grand Commander of the most eminent order of the Indian Empire ( GCIE ) in 1929. He was also awarded the Knight Grand Commander of the most order of the Star of India ( GCSI ) in 1934 and also Knighted with Companion of the most distinguished order of Saint Michael and Saint George ( CMG ).
Sir George Frederick Stanley served as Governor of Madras Province twice – first from November 11th 1929 until 6th May 1934 and again second from 16th August 1934 to 15th Nov 1934. He was succeeded by Sir Khan Sahib Bahadur Mohammed Usman KCSI KCIE KI and later by John Francis Ashley Erkshire GCIE GCSI.

In the year 1933, Sir George Frederick Stanley introduced the 5 years Diploma course of Medicine and Surgery at the Royapuram Medical School, Madras. This was named in his honor as Stanley Medical School on 27th March 1934. He died on 1st July 1938 at the age of 65 in UK. On 2nd July 1938, a 5 years M.B.B.S. course was introduced and the Stanley Medical School was upgraded as Stanley Medical College.

SOURCES : 1) Archives of Madras Province
2) Archives of British Rule in India
3) Historion Mr.S. Muthaiah’s Book (2004)
4) Madras Rediscovered East West Books ( Madras ) Pvt. Ltd


Stanley  Hospital  is one of the oldest  Medical  centres  in India for medical treatment and education, the seeds for it having been sown as early as 1797 by the East India Company. Stanley Medical College is rated one among the top medical colleges in the country.

In 1781, Madras experienced one of the worst famines in its history, affecting one-third of the population. Black Town, the most densely populated and poorest quarter of the Northern  End  of  the city, was  most  badly  hit. In 1782, the Government of Madras Presidency and St. Mary’s Church in the Fort jointly launched what was perhaps the first-ever organised charity in India in a small building rented by the Famine Relief Committee just outside the walls of Black Town. As part of relief operations, kanji (rice gruel) was served to people in a thotti (vessel) – and so the name ‘kanji thotti‘ choultry or rest house. This rented house later became the Monegar Choultry, believed to be named after a village headman, a manugakkaran (‘monegar’), who ran a gruel centre there for the destitute. Many years later, when Stanley Hospital came into being in the same campus, locals called it the ‘kanji thotti hospital’!

An early record notes that in 1797, an  Hospital and dispensary in the premises of the Monegar Choultry called the ‘ Native Infirmary ‘ was established  by  Asst. Surgeon John Holen Underwood . When he offered to construct the buildings himself on government-provided land and “pay rental not exceeding 100 pagodas a month”, the Government agreed and  the operational cost was met by donations. The sick were treated in three different establishments, a dispensary for out-patients, half a dozen sheds for in-patients and special wards for chronic cases. Within a month of formal establishment, the Infirmary had nearly 90 inpatients.

By the end of 1807, the Committee of the Native Infirmary represented to Government on the fact that voluntary contributions had diminished and that funds for the Infirmary needed to be increased. It requested the grant of a village for its permanent support. The MonegarChoultry and Native Infirmary and the two were consolidated on November 1, 1809.

The new institution was designated ‘The Madras Infirmary and Native Poor Asylum. At that point, there was also “an Idiots Asylum, a Lazaretto or Leper Hospital, and a Foundling ward for the accommodation of pauper children”.

Various additions were made to the Native Infirmary from 1868. Four new wards with 40 beds for female patients were constructed. The Northcote Wards, two model wards, for males and females were furnished. Napier Ward was similarly met from a donation from Governor Napier

In 1882, the Raja of Vizianagaram defrayed the expenses for bringing water from Red Hills to the hospitals. In the 1880s, the Rajah Sir Ramaswamy Mudaliar Lying-in Hospital was added, named after its donor.

The Auxiliary Royapuram Medical School (1877)  trained compounders and sub-assistant surgeons. The predecessor of Stanley Medical College was the Royapuram Medical School that was started in June 1903 as a small school housed in the Old Bullet Factory of the East India Company. In 1913, there were 250 or so pupils in the school, which had minimal facilities (only two low power microscopes for teaching and one with an oil immersion lens kept under lock and key for the use of District Surgeons!).

On December 19, 1913, Governor Pentland laid the foundation stone for the Royapuram Hospital and Medical School

When the five-year LMP course was inaugurated on March 27, 1934 by the then Governor of Madras Presidency, Sir George Fredrick Stanley,  till then known as Royapuram Medical School, was renamed Stanley Medical School in his honour.

On  July  2 nd 1938,  the  Stanley Medical  School  was  upgraded  as  Stanley Medical  College, posthumously  in  memory  of Sir George Fredrick Stanley.

Between 1937 and 1939, the new clinics opened included those for venereal, leprosy, dental, ear, nose & throat, and ophthalmic, and separate clinics were organised for Departments of Medicine, Surgery, TB, Dermatology, Electrocardiography and  Orthopaedics. Bed strength also rose from 462 to 724.

In 1941, three medical and surgical units were created. Permission to start MD and MS courses was given in 1948.  By 1950, the College became independent of Madras Medical College,  when the new Anatomy and Physiology Departments were inaugurated in the new college building for training students in all subjects of the medical curriculum. The number of students admitted increased from 72 to 100.

“As far as known from published records the first successful heart operation in India was done in Stanley Hospital on November 10, 1948, on a girl of 11 years with persistent patent ductus arteriosus. The girl is known to be doing well and is now married and has children.”

By 1952, the Department of Anatomy was upgraded with courses for M.Sc and Ph. D in Anatomy. The institution of a Dean to administer both the College and Hospital was created the same year. The first Dean was Dr. Ananthanarayana  Iyer who established the Institute of Anatomy at Stanley in 1955, attracting students from all over the country. He also established the Anatomy Society of India in 1955 as a platform for research and dissemination of information on developments in anatomy at the annual conferences.

The  opening  of  the  Rural Medical Relief Centre at Alamadhi was a pioneering effort that cast a probing light on the problems of providing medical relief in the villages. Rural Medical and  Social  Service  ( RM&SS ) work  was  started in  1952  by  an  Alumnus  Dr.  Nemiraja MD DGO, in  Alamadhi Village  near  Red – Hills in  the  land  donated  by  Mrs. Kamalammal  an  Philanthropist  from  Alamadhi  Village  and  inaugurated  by  Dr. Ida  Scudder, a Medical  and  Social Philanthropist.  Subsequently  with  the  help  of  Our College  Faculties  and  Alumnus Prof. Dr. S. Kalyanaraman M.S. M Ch. – Neurosurgeon,  Alumnus Prof. Dr. Raghuram  M.S. and  other eminent  faculties,  regular medical services  on  Sundays  were  provided;  in 1955  these  services  were  extended  to near  by  hamlet Grand – Line  and  Chithranjan  near  Poonamallee,  headed  by  Prof. Dr. M.K. Mani  M.D. (  Chief Nephrologist  Apollo  Hospitals). Holding of a World  Medical  Students’ Conference  and the organising  Medical exhibitions ( 1977   in  commemoration  of  silver  Jubilee  of  Old  Students’  Association  of  Stanley  Medical  College ) to finance the rural medical relief activities are some achievements worth mentioning. These extraordinary achievements of the infant college, which evoked the envy of the sister college, were solely due to the oneness of mind and spirit that prevailed between staff and students. This identity of purpose –this sublime intimacy – came to be referred as the Stanley Spirit

By January 1963, the  Silver  Jubilee  year  of  Stanley  Medical  College, annual admission rose to 150. There were by then seven medical and surgical units. Bed strength increased to 840 sanctioned beds besides accommodating 100 more extra patients.

The foundation stone for construction of  the  Silver  Jubilee  Auditorium  for the College was laid by the then President of India , Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on October 30, 1964, as a part of its Silver Jubilee celebrations,  the  Stanley  Alumni  contributing  Rs.  One  lakh,  then..

On the indomitable  ‘Stanley Spirit’, talk to any  Stanlean  and everyone will wax eloquent on the SMC Hostel, the College magazine, NCC and other activities that added considerably to the growth and development of “that unique personality – the Stanley Medico. Students imbibed not only scientific knowledge and technical skill but also the Stanley Spirit of cooperative endeavour, where staff and students moved and worked together as members of a family with affection and mutual respect,” says an early note by  Prof.Dr. M. Viswanathan –  the  founder  of  Old  Students’  Association  of  Stanley  Medical  College,  in  1952.

Dr. A. Ananthanarayanan  Iyer, former Dean and Director of the Central Institute of Anatomy, SMC, and Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, former Dean, endorse these words.

From early note “We never bought textbooks, they were all donated by our seniors who guided us in important exams too. All the top university rankers were from Stanley, which was known for its sports prowess and cultural activities too. Students came mostly from middle class backgrounds or were first gen learners, and so were more close-knit. Our homely hostel canteen was known for its ‘Oil Chicken’ and attracted students from other colleges too!” The College had a well-equipped gym.

The plastic surgery unit, at Stanley Hospital  officially began in 1971 by the efforts of Alumnus Prof. Dr. R. Venkataswami.  In 1973, the Hand Injury Service Centre, the first in the country, was started.  In 1980, the Centre introduced microsurgery for hand injuries, the first in the country. In 1987, the Department was upgraded as the Institute for Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH & DPS), one of the best centres in South and Southeast Asia.  Today the Institute has performed more than 330,000 hand injury surgeries and more than 70,000 plastic surgeries, and is even slated to perform the first hand transplant., the only medical college that could boast of one at the time.

Prof. N. Sivarajan M.D., FACC ( Cardiol)  was  instrumental  to  start  the  department  of  Cardiology  on  6th  May, 1979.  He  attached  ICCU  in  1980 and  started  a  Cardiac  Cathterisation  Laboratory  in 1985.  He  was  instrumental  to  get  2 D.M.  ( Cardiology )  post  graduate  seats  with MCI  approval  in  1991.  Now  currently  under  the  able  guidance  by  Prof.Dr. K. Kannan M.D., D.M. ( Cardiol )  Primary  Cardiac  Intervension,  PTCA  and  Pace  maker  implantation are  being  done  daily.  The  number  of  D.M. Cardiology  Postgraduate  seats increased  to  4  per  year, at  present.

In  early  80’s  Alumnus  Prof.  Dr. P.  Chandra developed  the  department  of  Paediatrics  into  an  Institution  attaching  Social  Paediatrics  as  a  main medical  service, to  cater  the  real  downtrodden  North  Chennai  Public.  She  was  instrumental  for  a  separate Seven  Storied  Paediatric  Block  inaugurated  in  1982.

A  Eight  Storied  New  Surgical  Block  was  constructed  in  1984 , under  the  Dynamic  Supervision of  Prof. T.  Srinivasan M.D. ( Anaes)  HOD  of  Anaesthesia  who,  housed  all  the  Surgical  Units  and  allied  Surgical  Specialities  with 20 operation rooms, under  one  roof.

The Hospital’s Department of Surgical Gastroenterology was the first public sector hospital in India to perform a successful liver transplant in  1995, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. R.P. Shanmugam M.S. M. Ch ( Surgical Gastro) .  Several successful  cadaveric liver transplants were performed  since  2000 by  an  Alumnus  Prof. R. Surendran M.S. M.Ch ( Surgical Gastro )  the  then  HOD  of  Surgical  Gastro Enterology  who  also  was  instrumental  for  ISO 9001 certification (acquired in 2000) of  the  Department  of  Surgical  Gastroenterology) , the First  public sector institute  to  obtain  an  ISO 9001 Certification  and  also  a  creation  of  Stem  Cell  research  Center  in  our  institution.  This  ICMR Stem Cell and Diagnostic Laboratory  Under  Prof. Dr. Rosy Vennila  M.D. ( Micro ) , Ph.D. ensures, a zero infection rate that is critical for a transplant programme, and is involved in ongoing research on liver progression cells as a therapeutic option in end-stage liver disease. Currently, the Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology and the Centre for Liver and Pancreatic  Diseases  at  Stanley  perform the maximum  number of  surgeries related to cancer of the pancreas and form to successfully perform liver transplants.  Since then, this institute  has performed over 35 successful liver transplants. Recently  world  renowned  Liver  transplant  Surgeon,  also  an  Alumnus  of  Stanley  Prof. Dr. Mohammed  Rela  M.S. from  King’s  Hospital  London,  U.K., has  joined  the  Liver  transplant  team  as  Head  and  with a Sophisticated medical infrastructure facilities,  Stanley Surgical  Gastro-enterology  Department,  remains as good as a top  corporate  Hospitals.

The  Students’  Community  with  the  help  of Stanley  Alumni  Sponsorship  and  Isha  Foundation a  religious  organisation, started  a  Green  Hands  Project  in  the  year  1997,  and  so  far  planted  around  1,25,000  saplings in  and  around  the  Chennai  city.

Today  with nearly 1300 beds for in-patient treatment, the hospital now has an out-patient attendance of around 5000 patients a day, a unique 8-storey surgical complex equipped to perform up to 40 surgeries simultaneously, a separate Paediatrics block  and  an  upcoming  New  Multistory Building  with all specialities under one roof, and the RSRM Hospital attached for obstetrics and gynaecology care.

The  Department of Nephrology  performed  Renal  Transplants  in  1991, under  the  able  guidance  by  Prof. Dr. M.S. Amaresan  M.D. D.M. ( Nephro )  and now  currently up to fifty kidney transplants an year,  are  being  performed, under  the  untiring  efforts  of  Prof. Dr.  Edwin  Fernando – Nephrologist.  He  was  instrumental  for  the  MCI  approval  of  2  D.M. Nephrology  post  graduate  seats  every  Year.

Today, most of the old buildings have been replaced by newer structures in order to cater to the needs of larger patient population. A rare surviving bit of heritage in a forgotten corner is an obelisk with the Aesculapius insignia raised in Maj. E.W.C. Bradfield’s time to remember 12 doctors who sacrificed their lives in the Great War. What continues unchanged at Stanley are the old traditions of committed service in an institution that today, as in the past, provides affordable healthcare to the underprivileged!

We  are  proud  to  say, that  Stanley  Medical  College,  is  the  first  Govt.  Medical  Institution  in  Tamil  Nadu  to  get  a  MCI – Sanction  for 250  undergraduate  Medical  Students.

In memory of those from Stanley who fell in the Great War.

The  very  first student  journal  of  the institution,  issued  in March 1933, was called The Royapuram Medico!


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Though  the  Stanley  Medical  College was  inaugurated on  July 2nd 1938,  the  Building  of  the  Current  College  Structure was  built in  1940  on  the  Second  World  War  Bunker,  that  exists  even  today,  under  the  ground  floor  of  the old  College  building,  as  basement.

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Right  underneath  the central  hall where  the  stair  case  starts  and  a  bust  of   Sir  George Frederick  Stanley ( 1872 – 1938 ),  erected  by  1996  Naviyam  Batch  exists.  There  are  two  wooden  stair  cases,  lead  us  down  to  the  basement  War  Bunker,  one   just  in  front  of  the  Old  College  Library entrance  and  the second    near  the  south  side  of  the  Sargent  room. Their  entrance,  down  to  the  basement  is  covered  by  wooden  slabs.

Founders of Stanley Alumni Association – 1952


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Prof. M. Viswanathan

Prof.M. Viswanathan  M.D.  ( 1943 Batch ) along  with Prof. K. Natarajan              ( 1944 Batch )  Batch  and  Dr. M. Krishnamoorthy ( 1944 Batch )were  the  founders  of  Stanley  Alumni  Association  who  initially  registered  our  Alumni  as  “  OLD  STUDENT”S  ASSOCIATION – STANLEY  MEDICAL  COLLEGE “ in  1952.



From  the  Excerpts  of  Prof. K. Natarajan’s  Autobiography :  The  Old  Student’s  Association  of  Stanley  Medical  College  though  was  started in  1952,   it  was  decided  in  1972  to  conduct  the  Old  Students’  Day  every  year  during  last  Sunday  of  January.  A  resolution  was  passed  in  the  Old Students’  office  bearers  meet.  The  Old  Students’  office  was then located  in  the  room  below  the  stair  case   leading  to  the  first floor  of  main  college  building .  From  then  on, this  function  was  celebrated  regularly  on  the  last  Sunday  of  January  every  year.                                                                                The  Silver   Jubilee  of  the  Old  Students’  Association  was  celebrated  in  the  year  1977  in  the  Silver  Jubilee  Auditorium.  In  commemoration  of  this  Silver  Jubilee  Function  the  Old  Students’  Association  with  the  College  Dean – Prof. Dr. Aswatha Reddy, Radiologist concurrence –  a  Medical  Exhibition  was  conducted  which  lasted  for  about  a  month in May 1977,  where  all  the  City  colleges  visited  the  Exhibition –   a  Novel  Model of  its  kind  and  the  fund  was  donated  to  Stanley  Medical  College.



Old  Students’  Association  of  Stanley  Medical  College  was  started

by  Dr.  M. Viswanathan  M.D.  in  the  year  1952.  Guiding the  Undergraduates in  academic  as  well   in  various  Extra-curricular  activities  was  the  main  purpose  of  this  association.
In  1952 Dr. Nemiraja M.D. DGO. –  an  alumnus (  1942  Batch ) started  a  Rural  Medical  and  Social  service  activity at  Alamadhi  Village –  a  suburb of  Madras  City and  clubbed it with  our  college and  Old Students’  Association.
Dr. Sam  G.P.  Moses  M.D., Dr. Arcot  Gajaraj  M.D. DMRD.,   Dr. S. Kalyanaraman  M.S. M.Ch. (  Neuro Surgery ),    Dr. Jeyanthi  Ramarao M.D., Dr. Kailasam  M.D.  Dr.C.S.Ramachandran M.S.,   Dr.  Pandurangan  M.S. DO., Dr. Venugopal  M.D..  Dr. James  Arul  Raj  M.D.,  were  actively involved  then  in  the  Association  work.  In  late 1980s  Dr. Adalarasu M.S. DLO., Dr.  GnanaSekaran.M.D. DMRT., Dr. R.M. Boopathy M.D. DM ( Neuro ) and  Dr. P.Darwin M.S.were  actively  conducting  the  Association.  From  Mid  1990s  Dr. Dinakar  Moses  MBBS DLO,  Dr. M.D.  Selvam  M.D.  and Dr. R.S. Muralidharan M.D. took  charges  of  Alumni  activities  and registered  our association  as  Stanley  Alumni  Association  in 2003, and  were  actively  leading  various  Alumni  Activities.  From  2007   onwards   Dr. Dinakar  Moses ,  Dr. P. Darwin  and Dr. R.S. Muralidharan  were  involved  in  organizing  various  Alumni  Activities.  Following  the  retirements  of  Dr.  M.D. Selvam ,  Dr.  Dinakar  Moses,    Dr. P. Darwin, ( all 1972  Batch ) and   Dr. R. S. Muralidharan ( 1975 Batch ),  the  Alumni  activities  are currently  executed  by  Dr. C. Anbarasu ( 1969 Batch )   as  Presdient, Dr. A. Ramalingam ( 1992  Batch )  as Secretary  and   Dr. G. Chandrasekar ( 1996 Batch ) as  Treasurer.

Every year  Last  Sunday of  January  month is  celebrated as  Alumni day  at their  Alma  mater  at  Chennai, Coimbatore  and  Dindugal.  Parallely  overseas Stanley  Alumni  in  U.S., U.K., Malaysia and  Australia  also  celebrate  the  Alumni  day.

              The current  Alumni  activities  worth  mentioning  are :  the  green  hand  project,  the  Rural  Medical  and  Social  service  league,  sponsoring  the  undergraduate  education  of  needy  students  of  this  college and  the  activities  of  Stanley  Alumni  Trust  which  is  to  offer  scholarship  to  our  Undergraduates  in  the RESEARCH, EDUCATION  and SERVICE –  the  Motto  of  Stanley  Medical  College.


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Dr.Dinakar  Moses             Dr.R.S. Muralidharan                        Dr.M.D. Selvam

Old  Students’  Association –  Stanley  Medical  College  was  renamed  as   “Stanley  Alumni” in  the  year  1996  with  Dr. Dinakar  Moses ( 1972 Batch) as  Secretary, Dr. M.D. Selvam  M.D. ( 1972 Batch )  as  joint  secretary  and Dr.R.S. Muralidharan M.D.  ( 1975 Batch )  as  Treasurer and  the  same  has  been  registered under Society  Act “Stanley  Alumni  Association” Regd. No. : 84/2003. Prof.Dr. Siddhan M.S.  Dean  Stanley  Medical  College, was  kind  enough  to  allot  the  old  Canteen,  College campus besides  the  Silver  Jubilee Auditorium and  was  functioning  in  the  same  location until 2010.  Now  shifted  to a  building inside the entrance  of  Old  Ladies  Hostel  campus.


                     We, to  our  best  of  truth  and  knowledge,  enlist  the  following  contributions  made  to  our  Alma  mater  either  as  materials,  Medical  knowledge  and  encouragement  that  made  us  to  follow  as  role models.

Sarvepalli Dr. Radhakrishnan

Way  back  in  1963  Old  Students  Association  under  the  dynamic  guidance  of  Prof. M. Viswanathan  M.D., Prof. K. Natarajan  M.D.  and  Dr. M. Krishnamoorthy –  M.K. Hospital, Tondaiyarpet,  Chennai   had  collected  Rs.100,000 ( one  Lakh  )  to  construct  our  Silver  Jubilee Auditorium  and  the  Madras  State  Government  had  contributed  Rs.100,000 equally.  Foundation  was  laid  for  this  Building,   by  the  then  President  of  our  Nation  Sarvepalli  Dr. Radhakrishnan  in  the  year 1964.  This  Auditorium  was  the  biggest and  a  Monument  of its  kind  with  a  elliptical  sea  blue  roof, two  storied structure  with  a  Viewers  gallery  accommodating   300  audience  and  Silt  Hall  with  Red  Cushioned  seats  to  accommodate  another  300  audience  that  remained  in  its  original  Shape  until  1990.

After  renaming  as  Stanley  Alumni  Association  in 1997  the  following  contributions  were  received  by  our  Alma  mater.

Dr.K.S. Sampath M.S. ( 1939 Batch Stanlean ) used  his  influence  in the  year 1997,  to  install  a  Reverse  Osmosis  Water  Plant  unit installed  at  Stanley  Medical  College Library  by Venus  Geysers worth  of  Rs. 35000 – free of  cost.  Another   similar  Reverse  Osmosis  water  plant  to  Duty  Assistant Surgeons’  Quarters  was  donated  in  the  year  2004,  by  Dr.R.S. Muralidharan ( 1975 Batch ).

Stanley  Alumni  Association  donated  a  Micro  Bioptome  worth  of  Rs. 30000  to  the  pathology  department  when  Prof. A. Sundaram  was  the  Head  of  the  Department  of  Pathology in  the  year 1999. In the  same  year  our  association  donated  Anatomy  Dissection  Picture  table  worth  of  Rs. 10000  to  the  Anatomy  department  when  Dr. Sudha  seshaian was the  Head  of  the  department.

Dr. Dinakar  Moses in  his  personal  capacity  and  with  the  help  of  his  1972  batch  Alumni,  sponsored  the  bills  Undergraduate  students College  fees,  Hostel  mess  bill and  medical  books since 1998, for  many  years.  He  was   instrumental  for  the  formation  of  Stanley  Alumni  Trust  in 2014  with  the  aim  of  sponsoring  poor  but  intelligent  undergraduate  medical  students  mess  bill  from  second d  year  to  Final  Year  M.B.B.S.

In  2001  Dr.R.S. Muralidharan  ( 1975  Batch )donated  3  Wooden  lockers imported  from  Thailand,  to  Duty  Assistant  quarters  worth  of  Rs. 30000 ( 10000  each ).

On  27th  January 2002,  the  money ( Rs.  Eight  Lakhs ) collected  for  the  celebration  of  Golden  Jubilee  of  our  Alma  mater  by  the  Golden  Jubilee  Commemoration  Committee   headed  by  Dr. M. Krishnamoorthy M.D. ( Alumnus  and  the  owner  of  M.K. Nursing  Home – Tondaiyarpet, Chennai ),  from,  the  then    faculties  of  Stanley  Medical  College  and  our  Alumni  members,  was  spent  to  modernize   the  Examination  Hall  over  the  SPM  department  with  false  roofing  and  8  Air  Conditioners.  This  hall  has  been  named  as  Modernized  Seminar  hall  with  a  seating  capacity  of  600  members,  where  most  of  the  Academic  meetings  are  held,  even  today. In  the  same  year  the  grandson  of  Sir  George  Frederick  Stanley visited  our  Alma   mater  and  donated  a   Podium  in  memory  of  his  Grandfather – Sir  George  Frederick  Stanley,  to  this  Modernized  Seminar  Hall.

In  2003,  when  Prof.Dr. Siddhan  after  assuming  the  post  of Dean  Stanley  Medical  College on 12th  June 2003,   allotted  the  Ground  floor  of  UGs  building (  where  Days’ scholars stay ) by  the  side  of  our  Silver  Jubilee Auditorium,  to  our  Alumni  as  Official  Alumni  office.   Dr.M.D. Selvam ( 1972  Batch ) due  his  close association  with  Public  Work Department of  Stanley  Medical  College made  the  floor the  Floor,  a  tiled  one  and  the  walls  pasted  with wall  papers  and  personally   donated  25  Plastic  Chairs,  wire  Knitted   6  Steel  Chairs ,   2  steel  Beauros   and  3          ( 2  Wooden  and 1)  steel  tables  with  drawers  and  locks )

In  the  year  2004,  our  association  donated  a  fine  wooden  Board  with  replaceable  Slots ,depicting  the  teaching  faculties  list  as  per  MCI  Norms  to  the  Department  of  Medicine  displayed  near  the  Cardew  Ward  at  a  cost  of  Rs. 75000,  for  the  purpose  of  MCI  inspection in  2005.

The 1958  Batch  under  the  leadership  of  Prof. Dr. B.R. Nammalwar, the  Peadiatric  Nephrologist  and  Dr. Rabindranath – owner  of  Dr. Rabindranath  Hospital,  Ambattur –   during  their  Golden Jubilee  meet  in  2008  has  donated  10  computers  to  Stanley  Medical  College  Library  for  the  Students  use.

The  1968  Batch  in  2008  during  their  40th  year  Reunion  donated  a  LCD  Projector  to  Physiology  Lecture  Hall  mounted  down  the  roof.

In  2009,  Dr. Dinakar  Moses ( 1972  Batch )  in  the  capacity  of  warden,  made  the TV  Room  of  the  Student’s   Hostel  as  the  Modern  Library –  air  conditioned  it,  collected   many  Medical  Books  and  to  read  comfortably  with  Costly  Chairs  and  tables  donated  by  many  different batches  of  Stanley  Alumni.

1987 Batch,  during  their  Silver  Jubilee  reunion,  in  2012, well  organized  by Dr. Lenin – Ortho  surgeon  from  Coimbatore  and  Dr. Venkatesan  Casualty  Medical  Officer  from  Stanley,   donated  a  Modernized  Stretcher  and  2 Wheel  Chairs to  Casualty , 2  LCD  Projectors  to  our  Alma  mater.

In  2012,  the  1976  Batch   headed  by  Prof. Dr. Balasubramaniam  M.D.,  the  Head  of  the  Department  of  Physiology,  had  modernized  the Physiology  Lecture  Hall  with a  Smart  Board,  a new  LCD  Projector , a  Lap  top Computer   and refurnished  the  seats  and  uplifted  the  face  appearance  of  the  Lecture  hall  of  the  Physiology  Department.

In  2015,  the  1981  Batch  headed  by  Dr.  Geetha – ARMO  of  Stanley  Hospital,  similarly,   had  modernized  the  SPM  lecture  hall  with  a  Smart  Board, refurnished  the  seats  and  uplifted  the  face  appearance  of  the  Lecture  hall  at  a  cost  of  Rs. 8 lakhs.

The  1985  batch  had  donated  Computers  and  wi-fi internet  connections  to  our New  Library  in  January  2016, on  our  Alumni  day.

In  July  2017,  Dr.R.S. Muralidharan ( 1975  Batch )  has  donated  RS 25,000  towards  the  First  Prize  of  the  Pathology  Intercollegiate  Quiz  Competition   held  by  the department  of  Pathology,  Stanley  Medical  College,  Chennai-1.


NB:  Details  of  contributions  made  earlier  from 1952  until 1996  were  not  available  with  the Alumni  now.  Please update  any  contributions  made  before  or  after  the  formation  of  Alumni.  Any  other  contributions  made  by  Alumni  and  not  listed  in  this  be,  please  mailed  to


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Dr.Dinakar  Moses  ( 1972 Batch ) who  was  the General  Warden of  Men’s Hostel for  nearly for  two decades, felt  the  need  of  financial  support  for  the Brilliant  but  economically poor  undergraduate students of  our  Alma mater  and  was  instrumental to  start the Stanley  Alumni  Trust with  the main  aim of  supporting financially  their  education. He  as  the  President,  Dr.R.S. Muralidharan ( 1975 Batch ) as  the  Secretary  and  Dr. L. Chittibabu (1975 Batch ) as  the  Treasurer  –  the  founder  members  registered  the  Stanley  Alumni  Trust   on  the  12  th  day  of  April  2013.



Makkal  Thilagam  M.G. Ramachandran,  attended  the Arts  Festival in  the year  1977, and  this was his  official  first  function,  after  assuming  Charges  as  the  Chief  Minister  of  Tamil  Nadu.  Dr. Ajmal Hussain  ( 1972 Batch )  was  the Arts  Secretary then  and  Prof. Dr. P. Narendran  M.S. M. Ch ( Neuro ) the  then Dean  of  our Alma mater was instrumental  to  bring  him  to  our  College.  MGR  donated  a Govt. Bus  for  Rural  Medical  and  Social  Service work  done  by  our  students  at  Alamadhi  Village,  Near  Red Hills,  Chennai. This  service  is  going  on  even  today.