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Government Medical College, Ernakulam is one of the premier medical colleges in the state of Kerala which is located in Kalamassery in Kochi and its formerly known as Cochin Medical College. It was a state institution founded by the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education under the Department of Cooperation, Govt. Kerala, founded in 1999. The medical college was taken over by the Kerala government as a pure government institution in 2013 with an intake of 110 students to the MBBS course every year. In addition, the campus consists of nursing college, nursing school, biomedical engineering courses, and OT courses are functioning.

From 2011, Cochin Medical College is registered under Kerala University of Health Sciences. This college is previously started at General Hospital Ernakulam and Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital. Now the institute is shining with excellent records in the academic and extracurricular fields that supported by excellent faculty and full-scale organizations

Table of Contents

1. Quick Summary
2. MBBS Course
3. Admission Procedure & Eligibility
4. All India Quota(AIQ) Seats & Rank
5. Kerala State Quota Seats & Cutoff
6. PG Courses
7. Infrastructure
8. Facilities
9. Affiliated Hospitals
10.How to Reach

Quick Summary

Established: 2000
Total MBBS Seats: 110 (Permitted for increase of seats from 100 to 110 under EWS quota for 2019-20)
Tuition Fees: Rs 25,000
Hostel Fees: Rs 3000
AIQ Rellocation Fees: Rs 27400
Institution Type: Government
Affiliated To: Kerala University of Health Sciences,Thrissur
All India Ranking: 56
Kerala State Ranking: 07
Recognition and Listing: Medical Council of India(MCI), World Health Organisation(WHO)
Affiliated Hospital: Cochin Medical College Hospital
Average Daily Out-Patients: 850
Total Beds Available : 500
Post Graduate Courses : 05
Super Specialty Courses : Nil
Other Names: Government Medical College Ernakulam, GMC Ernakulam, Government Medical College hospital Ernakulam, Cochin Medical College, CMC Cochin.
Address: HMT Colony, North Kalamassery, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 683503
Website: http://cmccochin.org/
Contact: +91 484-2754443
Mobile: 9447270028

MBBS Course

The MBBS course is a four and a half year period followed by a one year compulsory rotating residential internship. The lasting 12-month internship includes short courses in community health, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, child health, orthopedics, emergency medicine and various specialties. All these are according to the guidelines of the Medical Council of India. Admission to the MBBS program is based on the candidate marks obtained in the NEET-UG rank held by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Cochin Medical College offers MBBS -Under Graduate Course with a total intake of 110 seats annually and these are divided as 15% All India quota and 85% Kerala State Quota.

Admission Procedure and Eligibility

Eligibility: 17 years of age or above as on 31-Dec of the admission year. The maximum age limit to Study MBBS course is 25 years. All Higher Secondary School Students with 10+2 in science stream including biology or biotechnology along with Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible(In case of SC/ST, 40% in board exams; 45% for OBC Category)

Admission Procedure: It is compulsory for medical enthusiasts to appear for the National Eligibility and Entrance Examination (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) after 12th grade who wish to get MBBS admission. All the Government, Private, Central and Deemed Universities will be based on NEET scores and the seats for all colleges / institutions / universities will be offered through counselling based on the eligibility Score/Rank, Preferences of colleges and seats available.

Admission to Ernakulam Medical College is done through 85% for State Quota and reamining 15% for All India Quota.

All India Quota(AIQ) Seats & Rank

Government Medical College, Ernakulam has totally 15% Seats are allotted through All India Quota(AIQ) and the seats are reserved under following categories with seat matrix(2018): GN–11, GNPH-01, SC –02, ST –01.

NEET 2018 All India Quota Rank for GMC Ernakulam as follows:

Category Rank
GN 5134
GNPH 119648
SC 59237
ST 70195

Kerala State Quota Seats & Cutoff

GMC Ernakulam reamining seats of 85% MBBS seats allotted under Kerala State Quota Counseling which are reserved under the folllowing categories with Seat Matrix(2018): SM-02, EZ-33, MU-16, BH-08, LA-02, DV-02, VK-08, KN-01, BX-02, KU-01, SC-06, ST-02 and also special reservation is there such as DK-01, PS-01, DA-01 and SP-01.

NEET 2018 Kerala State Quota Cutoff for GMC Ernakulam as shown below:

Category Cutoff
SM 568
EZ 534
BH 535
BX 490
DV 496
KN 433
KU 405
LA 524
MU 538
VK 541
SC 421
ST 285

Abbreviation of the above terms are here. SM-State Merit, Ez-Ezhava, BH-Other Backward Hindu, BX-Other Backward Christian, DV-Dheevara, KN-Kushavan, LA-Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian, Mu-Muslims, SC-Scheduled Caste and ST-Scheduled Tribes.

NEET 2019 Cutoff Details – AIQ and State Quota MBBS Admission NEET Cut off
This year (NEET 2019) last All India Rank and NEET score cutoff can be found in MBBSCouncil Android App. This mobile App is updated regularly with current year MBBS Admission NEET cut off for Government Medical College Ernakulam and other all medical colleges in India. By downloading this app, you can know the last(Cut off) for All India Rank, State Rank, Category Rank and NEET score of the candidate who got MBBS seat in Ernakulam Medical college.

PG Courses

Government Medical College Ernakulam has offers totally 11 Post Graduates courses and herewith the details for the same with intake for each courses:

Type PG Course Seats
MD Pathology 02
MD General Medicine 03
MD Paediatrics 02
MD Psychiatry 02
MD Microbiology 02


Government Medical College, Ernakulam is spread over an area of 60 acres at Kalamassery in the suburbs of Ernakulam district of Kerala.


The central library has an area of ​​1600 square meters. The library is operating in two floors. The ground floor includes the stack room, the staff seating arrangement, the journal section, the binding section, the acquisition section and the computer section.

The first floor of the Library has a reading room for students and photocopying section.There are 8213 books more than 100 journals including National and International journals. The working hours of library from 10 am to 7 pm. There are fifty seats for teaching staff, 100 seats for students, 25 seats for Interns and 25 seats for PG students.The Library has 25 computers with Internet Nodes.

The library has an internet connection and is accessible to all teaching staff and students. Photocopy service is also available to staff and students. The books are organized in the library, subject wise and an American classification type is used for this purpose. The catalog of books is computerized with Alice for Windows, version 6.0 (standard module)

Examination and Lecture halls 

GMCE has five well-furnished and spacious lecture halls, each with a seating capacity of over 100.88. It has the extraordinary feature like latest audio-visual equipment such as OHPs, LCD projectors, computers, microphones. There are seminar halls for each department. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 400 people. A specially designed exam hall for 200 students. There are demonstration rooms and research rooms for each department. All departments have their own libraries and labs with the latest equipment.


There is also a substation and 24-hour standby generator on campus. There are two deep water wells. Purified water is available around the clock. Various facilities for waste disposal include environmentally friendly combustion, disposal of assorted waste, and a biogas plant using hospital waste. Ernakulam District Co-operative Bank and its ATMs on campus, there are many banks with ATM facilities within walking distance of the college.


Accommodation is available for all students within the campus. There are separate hostel facilities for boys and girls having spacious rooms with three, double and single bed. Basic furniture is provided in the rooms. They also have common rooms for entertainment, reading rooms and TV rooms. 24 hours security is provided for all hostels. Each hostel has a mess hall that can seat more than 150 people and the Mess is run by students under a common dividing system. Students will be under the control of the Assistant Wardens and the Warden.

The GMCE accommodation offers facilities such as good water, sanitary accommodation, air conditioned visitor room and study room. The Ernakulam Medical College hostel has 143 rooms with 343 boys, 25 rooms with 75 girls, 50 rooms with 100 Interns, 52 rooms with 104 Residents and 36 rooms with 96 Nurses. There are common rooms for girls bous and girls in the campus.

Recreational Facilities

The Institution specializes in sports activities that are monitored by an experienced and highly qualified Physical director. The campus has facilities for all outdoor sports such as cricket, football, volleyball, lawn tennis, throw ball, shuttle badminton and table tennis. Multi Gym facility is available to all students on campus. It has such facilities to develop individual skills and talents in arts and cultural activities.

Affiliated Hospitals

GMCE has laboratories that are well equipped with facilities of the biochemistry,Hematology Microbiology Cytology, Microbiology, Histopathology, Immunology, Virology and Parasitology. .The Department of Pathology conducts cytopathological and histopathological investigations


The Hospital Blood Bank has the modern facilities for safe bleeding and component separation. Ernakulam Medical College hospital has 24 hrs services such as Emergency and Trauma care, ICU/CCU/SICU/PICU/SNBU,The operation theatre service, Well-equipped modern laboratories, Pharmacy, X-ray, CT scans, Blood bank and Mortuary. Ernakulam Medical College have the blood bank services are according to international standards.


There is Twelve operation theatres includes 8 major and 4 minor Operation Theatres available in the hospital. The hospital has 5 critical care units such as Neonatal, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Surgical and Pediatric ICU. Innovative, sophisticated equipment for treating every disease, including multi slice spiral CT scans, is available at very low cost. There is Hospital management system is fully computerized.

Health Centers – Primary Health Centers and Rural/Urban Health Training Centers

  • PHC I -Ezhikkara; located 28 km from the college
  • PHC II -Vengola; located 20 km from the college
  • RHTC -Kakkanadu; located 10 km from the college
  • UHTC -Vattekunnam; located 4 km from the college

How to Reach

The Government Medical College is located in Ernakulam in the Indian state of Kerala and also refers to the central and continental part of Kochi (Cochin). The city has served as an incubator for many entrepreneurs and is a major financial and commercial center of the state of Kerala.

The Medical College is 15 km from the city and takes 30 minutes to travel by local transportation such as Govt / private bus, taxi and Metro rail. Ernakulam Rail Junction is a major Indian Railways station and is well connected with many of India’s cities, located from the college, at a distance of 16 km and a 30-minute drive. The nearest Metro station to the college is Muttom, 07 KM away, which gets a 20-minute frequency from the city and can be reached in 15 minutes. Ernakulam has an international airport called Cochin International Airport, which is good for both domestic and overseas connectivity, located from the college 21 km away and takes 45 minutes to travel.

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