Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

The Government of Travancore in 1948 appointed a committee to formulate proposals for starting a Medical College at Trivandrum. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram has 139 acres of picturesque land with a number of hillocks surrounded by evergreen coconut groves and paddy fields, facing the sea which lies at a distance of three kilometers, and is located on the North – West border of the Trivandrum city. The College, is linked with the different sections of the city by bus routes, is very near the national highway NH 47 and the nearest railway station is just few kilometers from the college.

The first batch of the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram has ad mitted sixty students was in August 1951. The College was formally inaugurated by Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru on 27th Nov. 1951. In January 1952, the Sri. Avittom Thirunal Hospital ( SATH ) was inaugurated by Smt. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. In 1952, men’s hostel and 1year later women’s hostel was also inaugurated. The Medical College Hospital was inaugurated by Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru on 1954

The School of Nursing was inaugurated by Her Highness Sethu Lakshmi Bai in 1954 and upgraded to College of Nursing in 1963. The Cancer block was inaugurated in 1958 and later after two decades the Regional Cancer Centre, one of the premier cancer care centers in South India was established.

In 1959 the BDS course and the first PG course commenced. The sixties saw the establishment of library. The artificial limb center, Mental hospital and ophthalmic hospital were brought under Medical College administration. Later in nineties the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology came into existence.

Over the years, the campus saw establishment of Sree Chitra Thirunal Centre, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Priya Darsini Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Silver Jubilee Auditorium and the various hostels. The institution has thus grown to glorious proportions.

Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram has been financed and administrated by Health and Family welfare Dept, Govt. of Kerala. The Medical College is also affiliated to the University of Kerala

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