, the department was started as Venereal disease clinic. Venereal disease, ENT and dental diseases were the only specialty that had clinics of their own at that time.
, the clinic was upgraded as a department with the assistance from World Health Organization(WHO), central and state government .
, PG Diploma course in Diploma in Venereology was started.
the department was upgraded as Institute of Venereology. World Health Organization has recognized this institute as teaching and training center for whole of India And South East Asia.
,Central Venereal diseases reference laboratory established for interlab evaluation of VDRL.
,PG course in MD(Venereology) was started.
, Outreach programme for the control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD ) was initiated with grant from Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR) and WHO.
,The PG course , MD(Venereology) and the PG Diploma course ,Diploma in Venereology were reconstituted as combined course of MD (DVL) and Diploma in Dermato Venereology and Leprosy(DDVL) respectively. A State level STD medical officer conference 4th and 5th November,2003 sponsored by TANSACS was conducted by the institute.
, 6th to 8th October 30th national conference of IASSTD was conducted at Chennai.