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Government Medical College, Kottayam began operating in December 1962 as the third faculty of medicine administered by the government in Kerala. The Medical college that initially operated at the District Hospital, Kottayam, from 1962 to 1970 was transferred to Arpookara in April 1970.

In 1975, all clinical departments moved to the newly built campus in Arpookara, now called Gandhinagar. The same year, the nearby ESI Hospital was taken to start the children’s hospital: Children’s Health Institute. In 1985 a new administrative B block was started. In 1996, block C that houses the departments of Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and the Central Library was added.

Table of Contents

1. Quick Summary
2. MBBS Course
3. Admission Procedure & Eligibility
4. All India Quota 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: 1962
Total MBBS Seats: 175 (Permitted for increase of seats from 150 to 175 under EWS quota for 2019-20)
Tuition Fees: Rs 23000
Hostel Fees: Rs 3000
AIQ Rellocation Fees: Rs 100
Institution Type: Government
Affiliated To: Kerala University of Health Sciences,Thrissur
All India Ranking: 26
Kerala State Ranking: 03
Recognition and Listing: Medical Council of India(MCI), World Health Organisation(WHO)
Affiliated Hospital: Government Medical College Hospital
Average Daily Out-Patients: 4800
Total Beds Available : 1165
Post Graduate Medical Courses : 23
SuperSpecialty Medical Courses : 10
Other Names: GMC Kottaym, Government Medical College Kottayam, GMCK, Kottayam Medical College
Address: Gandhi Nagar P.O,Kottayam,Kerala-686008.
Website: http://kottayammedicalcollege.org
Contact: +91 481-2591705
Mobile: 9496224504

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).

Kottayam Medical College offers MBBS -Under Graduate Course with total intake of 175 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 Govt Medical college,Kottayam is done through All India Medical Counselling as All India quota 15 % and remaining through Kerala State medical counseling as State quota 85% conducted by state medical authorities.

All India Quota(AIQ) Seats & Rank

Government Medical College,Kottaym has totally 15% of Seats for allotted under All India Quota(AIQ) and the seats are reserved under following categories with Sear Matrix(2018): GN–16, GNPH-01, SC –03, ST –02.

NEET 2018 All India Quota Rank for GMC Kottayam as shown below:

Category Rank
GN 2963
GNPH 170501
SC 49496
ST 68385

Kerala State Quota Seats & Cutoff

GMC Kottaym remaining 85% of 153 MBBS seats filled under Kerala State Quota which are reserved under the folllowing categories are SM-86, EZ-13, MU-11, BH-04, LA-04, DV-03, VK-03, KN-02, BX- 02, KU-01, SC-11, ST-03 and also special reservation is there.These are XS-01, DK-01, DA-01, DH-01, SP-01, CC-01, Nominee-04.

The last(2018) State Quota Cutoff who got MBBS seat under various Reservation categories are given below:

Category Cutoff
SM 579
EZ 568
BH 568
BX 561
DV 523
KN 437
KU 440
LA 542
MU 575
VK 567
SC 439
ST 296

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, 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 Kottaym 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 Kottayam Medical college.

PG Courses

Government Medical College Kottayam has totally 97 PG seats, out of 59 seats under MD courses, 17 PG seats under MS courses, 10 PG Seats under MD/MS course and 11 PG seats under Super Speciality M.Ch courses.

Type PG Course Seats
MD Microbiology 02
MD Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine 02
MD General Medicine 14
MD Paediatrics 07
MD Pathology 08
MD  Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 02
MD Physiology 02
MD Pharmacology 02
MD Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 05
MD Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine 02
MD Psychiatry 02
MD Bio-Chemistry 02
MD Anaesthesiology 05
MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 01
MD Radio Diagnosis/Radiology 01
MD Radiotherapy/ Radiation Oncology 02
MS Orthopaedics 03
MS General Surgery 10
MD/MS Ophthalmology 02
MD/MS Obstetrtics & Gynaecology 06
MD/MS Anatomy 02
M.Ch Plastic Surgery 01
M.Ch Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery 03
M.Ch Neuro Surgery 02
M.Ch Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery 04
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery 01



The total library area has occupied 2400 sq.m. This Library is fully air-conditioned and working hours of library starting from 8 am to 8 pm. Stack room and Reading rooms are available in this Library. This college has inside and outside reading room for students each of these having capacity for 300 students. Reading room for staff is also available in the Library.

GMC library has a good collection of 11000 books with 22 Indian journals and 274 foreign journals and 25 internet nodes. Central photography section are available in the College. Well trained staffs and well equipped instruments are available in this photography section.

Examination and Lecture halls 

Kottayam Medical College has an Examination hall an area covers 200 Sq.m with seating capacity for 250 students. There is 10 Lecture theaters available in the campus. Out of these, 6 halls for Medical college with student capacity of 180 and 4 for Hospital with scale of 150 capacity.  All the Lecture hall with adequate facilities of Audio Video aids. In Addition, the common room available with attached toilet for both boys and girls.



Government Medical College, Kottayam hostel situated within the campus. This hostel having good water facilities and hygienic hostel campus. GMC hostel is fully furnished with air conditioned visitor room,air conditioned study room with internet & computer, Mess with hygienic food and toilet facility.

Kottayam College hostel has 201 rooms for UG students each room shared with 3 students, 78 rooms for interns each has 2 persons. It also has the resident for PG students that occupy 100% capacity. Residential quarters are there for teaching and non teaching staffs. Teaching staff quarters has the capacity for 89 numbers. Non teaching staff quarters has the capacity for 46 numbers. GMC has 131 rooms for Nurses.

Recreational Facilities

Kottayam Medical College,  has a good recreational facilities with TV,Music,Outdoor and indoor games like Football, Basketball, Cricket and Hockey etc. It has the Gymnasium with Well trained staff and well equipped instruments. Gender Harassment committee is also available there.

Affiliated Hospitals

GMC hospital office section covered by the area of 186 sq.m. In that, Medical superintendent office spread the area of 36 sq.m. and Administrative office spread over 150 sq.m. According to assessment report, 4800 outpatients are come and out there. 100% beds are occupied by patients.

Kottayam Medical College Hospital totally has 1165 beds. 50 beds are available in Central Casualty Services. GMC Kottayam hospital has 14 Major operation theaters and 3 minor operation theaters. Its intensive care occupied 48 beds for Patients. GMC hospital doing 44 major surgical operations, 47 minor surgical operations.

Hospital Facilities

The hospital has 6 Laboratories such as Biochemistry, Microbiology,Serology, Hematology, Histopathology and Cytopathology. It also has Medical Record section that is fully computerized. Such radiological facilities are available like X-ray, Ultrasonography, Barium, IVP, and CT scan etc.


Government Medical college hospital has some clinical departments like General Medicine, General Surgery, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pediatrics, TB & Respiratory Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Central sterilization department, Blood bank, pharmacy. The hospital has some non clinical facilities like Intercom, Central Laundry, Kitchen, Canteen, Bio medical waste management, and Central research laboratory.

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

  • RHTC – Kudalloor located 25 km from the college
  • UHTC – Ettumanoor located 8 km from the college

How to Reach

Government Medical College is located in Chayalode, Koyttayam District in Kerala state. Kottayam is well connected by road and rail network with other regions and Main Central Road MC Road connects the medical college from Samkranthi which is 2 km away. Ettumanoor is nearest city and situated 7 km away from the college.

Kottayam, Kumaranalloor and Ettumanoor are the nearest railway stations. Kochi International Airport is nearest Airport from the college at a distance of 82 km away and travelling duration takes 02hours.

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