Government Medical College (GMC)
Year Founded: 1982
Affiliation: University of Calicut
Contact Name: Dr. K. Praveen Lal
Contact No: 0487 - 2203945, 2201355
Location: Mukankunnathukavu , Thrissur , Kerala, India - 680596
Government Medical College (GMC), Thrissur was established in 1982.The college was formally inaugurated on April 1, 1982 by the Honourable Governor of Kerala, Smt.Jyothi Vencatachellum, who had also laid the foundation stone for the proposed college building at Mulagunnathukavu on 30 April 1982. Govt.Medical College, Thrissur had its humble beginning at Mannuthy. By March 1983, the institution had moved to its permanent site at Mulagunnathukavu, where the old buildings of the T.B sanatorium were suitably modified to accommodate the pre clinical and the para clinical departments as well as the administrative block.
The clinical departments started functioning on 22 October 1983 in the erstwhile District Hospital & Maternity Hospital buildings in Thrissur town. In April 1, 1985, the entire District Hospital was taken over on 1 April 1985. Construction of the 300 bedded Medical College Chest Hospital at Mulagunnathukavu was completed in 1987. The primary health centre of Tholur was taken over by the college in 1986, for regular training of medical students in community and preventive care. Ollur & Erumappetty primary health centres were also made available for training purposes. Construction of the 400-bed New Medical College Hospital was started on 1995.
The first batch of 74 students was admitted to the college in April 1982 who completed their course in the May 1987. The college was granted permanent recognition by IMC in 1991 and by WHO in 1993. In January 1995 construction of a new hospital complex was started in M.G Kavu.M.D. Radiodiagnosis courses were started in 1997 & MD general medicine courses were started in 2004.In 2005 December the clinical departments were shifted from District Hospital to the New Medical College Hospital Complex in Mulagunnathukavu.The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 2007.
Courses offered by Government Medical College (GMC)