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Multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MDRSA) has become a global problem and it makes the patient management very difficult. Hence, the knowledge of current trend of MDRSA in hospital environment as well as in the community is necessary. The objective of this retrospective study was to isolate Staphylococcus aureus and to determine the prevalence rate of MDRSA in a tertiary care hospital in Navi Mumbai, India. The samples were collected from various departments. Standard microbiological procedures were carried out for isolation and culture. The overall prevalence rate of 18.6% MDRSA was observed among varied samples. The highest numbers of MDRSA were isolated from pus and wound swabs. We also analyzed antimicrobial susceptibility to various antibiotics in the isolated strains. We observed a lower rate of MDRSA prevalence in our study as compared to various other studies. The knowledge of prevalence and antimicrobial resistance will be helpful to select the appropriate antibiotic therapy, to detect the changing trends of antibiotic susceptibility pattern and for developing hospital antibiotic policy.