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    Kochi, Kerala, India

    Default Trivandrum Medical College


    Trivandrum Medical College is located in Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of Kerala state, India. It was founded in 1951, and was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. This is the oldest and most prestigious medical college in Kerala. It is being upgraded to the status of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The medical college campus also houses several other hospitals and institutions including the College of Nursing, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum Dental College, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Priyadarshini Institute of Paramedical Sciences and Sree Avittam Thirunal Hospital for women and children.


    Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram is located in the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram; 6 kilometers away from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and KSRTC Central Bus Station. The college campus and the hospital lies to the west of Kumarapuram-Ulloor Road which has been renamed Dr. C.O. Karunakaran Avenue. Across the hospital is the Chalakuzhi road which meets the National Highway NH 47 near Pattom.

    The college is headed by Principal Prof. Dr.Ramdas Pisharady and the Vice Principal Prof. Dr.K.R Vinayakumar. The hospital is administered by the Medical Superintedent Dr.A.Nizarudeen, Deputy Superintendent: Dr Binoy S and RMO Dr.R.C.Sreekumar.

    Major Institutions and units under Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram are as follows:-

    Medical College
    In addition to MBBS course, PG degree and diploma courses in 22 specialities, super specialty courses in 10 specialties etc. are conducted in this institution. The institute is under the University of Kerala and presently being shifted under the wings of KUHAS Kerala University of Health and Allied Sciences.

    Medical College Hospital
    The premiere institution for the provision of comprehensive tertiary health care irrespective of economic or social status and disabilities. It is the largest multi-specialty hospital in South Kerala serving the major portion of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam districts and adjacent districts of Tamil Nadu. It is administered by a Superintendent. The hospital consists of the main hospital block, Trauma care, Casualty, Out Patient Department Block, Super specialty block, KHRWS Pay wards and Administrative block. This 3000 bedded hospital admits 80,000 patients a year and provides over 75,00,000 OP consultation.

    Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital
    Inaugurated in 1952, the hospital services are confined to women, mothers and children under 12 years of age. It was built by the Royal family in memory of Prince Sree Avittom Thirunal who passed away at a tender age. The hospital houses the Departments of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Pediatrics. Super specialty care in Pediatrics including Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Surgery and Psychiatry are under the wings of SAT Hospital. It has one of the highest rates of deliveries in Kerala. The recent deaths of infants following neonatal infections has led to major improvements in the facilities and care in the institution.

    Regional Institute Of Ophthalmology
    Located around 4 km away from the main campus, RIO is housed near the General Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. The Director of this autonomous institution is Dr. P.S. Girija Devi. In addition to Post Graduate Courses in Ophthalmology, a 4 years Bachelors Degree course in Optometry is also offered here. Specialized services including a Retina Clinic, Glaucoma Clinic and a Cataract clinic are among the provisions here.

    Medical College Health Unit,Pangappara
    The primary health care unit is under the Department of Community Medicine of Trivandrum Medical College and is located at Pangappara a few kilometers away from the main campus.

    Child Development Center
    Child Development Centre (CDC), Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram is an autonomous centre established by the Government of Kerala with the intention of bringing up the centre as an autonomous centre of excellence in Early Child Care & Education, Adolescent Care & Education, Pre-marital Counselling, Women’s Welfare and other related fields. It has given significant contributions in reducing childhood disabilities and has devised the Trivandrum Development Chart which is widely used to assess child development in community settings.

    Mental Health Center
    The Mental Health Center is located in Oolampara, Peroorkada and is under the administration of the college. With more than 150 inmates it is the second largest mental health center in India. In addition to treatment facilities, a rehabilitation center has also been established by the aid of Hindustan Latex Limited.

    Government TB Sanatorium
    It has currently been taken over by the Department of Respiratory Medicine. Located in Pulayanarkota it was initially constructed for isolation of tuberculosis patients. Currently, the Respiratory Medicine department functions here except for the Out Patient Department which is in the OPD block itself.

    Dental College
    Currently an Autonomous Institution and is the premiere institution for provision of dental care, maxillo-facial surgeries etc. in the state. (Principal - Dr. N O Varghese MDS)

    College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Established in 1967, it is the first Pharmaceutical college in Kerala and offers Bachelor, Masters Degree and Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Departments of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Microbiology works under the college. Medical College toxicology lab, Animal lab and Medicinal garden are the other facilities.

    Priyadarsini Institute of Para Medical Sciences
    Priyadarsini Institute of Para Medical Sciences is also located in the Medical College campus offering para medical courses.

    College of Nursing
    Established in 1954 as a school of Nursing, it was later upgraded to the status of a College of Nursing offering 4 year B.Sc Nursing courses.

    Regional Artificial Limb Fitting Centre

    The functioning of center is mainly for the provision of rehabilitation services for amputees and was established in 1975.

    Central Library
    The Central Library is housed at the block containing various administrative offices including the Principal's office. It is equipped with books, journals and periodicals of academic nature relating to medicine and allied sciences. The library also subscribes to two English dailies, The Hindu and The New Indian Express, along with a Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi. The Learning Resource Center(LRC) is located within the library and contains internet-enabled computers that students and staff can use for a nominal fee. The LRC also subscribes to certain online medical journals. The Learning Resource Center was established by the Alumni Association of the college.
    Hospital Information Center

    With the contributions from the alumni of the college, an information center was established in the hospital which provides all information regarding the facilities available in the hospital as well as clears any doubts regarding prescriptions or drugs.
    Last edited by vineesh; 11-25-2010 at 08:24 AM.

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    Kochi, Kerala, India



    The courses offered by the institute are:

    * M.B.B.S. (Annual intake of 200 students)
    * M.D./M.S. (Annual intake of around 86 students in 23 disciplines)
    * D.M./M.Ch. (18 seats in 4 and 6 disciplines respectively)
    * Diploma Course (71 seats in 13 specialties)
    * B.Sc. (Hons.) in Optometry (Annual intake of 20 students)
    * B.Sc. (Hons.) in Pharmacy (Annual intake of 28 students)
    * B.Sc. (Hons.) in Nursing (Annual intake of 60 students in BSc Nursing)
    * B.Sc. (Hons.) in Medical Lab Technology (Annual intake of 28 students)
    * B.Sc. in Nursing (post-certificate)
    * M.Sc. in Nursing
    * Master of Science in Pharmacy (Annual intake of 10 students)
    * Master of Science in Medical Physics and Epidemiology (16 seats)


    * 1952 - Inauguration of S.A.T Hospital , Inauguration of Men's Hostel
    * 1954 - Inauguration of Medical College Hospital with 450 Beds
    * 1958 - Cancer Block
    * 1959 - B.D.S Course and Dental College, 1st Post Graduate Course, New Nurses Hostel
    * 1964 - Artificial Limb Centre started
    * 1967 - B. Pharm Course, Comprehensive Rehabiliatation Research & Training Project started
    * 1970 - Mental Hospital and Ophthalmic hospital becomes part of Medical College
    * 1972 - 4 Year B.Sc Nursing Course, Inauguration of S.C.T.M.C, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation commissioned
    * 1973 - New Block of College of Nursing
    * 1975 - Inauguration of College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Foundation Stone for Regional Limb Fitting Centre
    * 1976 - Teachers Training Programme started
    * 1978 - New Building for Regional Limb Fitting Centre
    * 1982 - PEID cell started
    * 1995 - Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center
    * 2002 - Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
    * 2010 - BSc Optometry Course

    Important Telephone Numbers: District code is : 0471 -

    Principal 2528383
    Superintendent 2442234
    RMO 2528246
    Casualty 2528300
    Blood Bank 2528230
    Cath Lab (ICCU) 2528499
    CT Scan 2528232
    Nursing Superintendent 2528231
    Mortuary 2528236
    Security officer 2528398
    Paying counter 2528461
    Anasthaesiaology 2528233
    Anatomy 2528371
    Applied Nutririon 2528391
    Biochemistry 2528399
    Cardiology 2528267
    Cardiothoracic surgery 2528293
    Community Medicine 2528379
    Dematology and Venerology 2528213
    Forensic Medicine 2528373
    Gasroentrology 2528241
    Gastro Entrology Surgical 2528295
    General Medicine 2528234
    General Surgery 2528325
    Infectious diseases 2528296
    Micro Biology 2528372
    Nephrology 2528268
    Neurology 2528260
    Neuro Surgery 2528224
    Gynaecology 2528365
    Orthopaedics 2528242
    ENT 2528277
    Paediatrics 2528331
    Paediatric surgery 2528312
    Pathology 2528376
    Peed Cell 2528369
    Pharmacology 2528379
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2528237
    Physiology 2528377
    Plastic and Reconstructive surgery 2528299
    Psychatry 2528222
    Radio diagnosis 2528211
    Radio therapy 2528232
    Respiratory medicine 2448484
    Urology 2528282

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