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The Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, founded in 1951, and is the oldest medical college in Kerala. The Medical college was known in the earliest records as Medical College of Thiruvananthapuram, as it was the only medical institute in the state at the beginning.

In addition to the Medical College Hospital (MCH) on its campus there are many hospitals and institutions, including the College of Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Regional Cancer Center, Trivandrum Dental College etc..

The college follows the Kerala model and the state maintains health indices in parallel with developed countries, well above the national average. It has been studied by several agencies for use in other states of India and in developing countries. GMC Thiruvananthapuram has been upgraded as one of the All India Medical Sciences Institutes as it provides tertiary care to South India.

Table of Contents

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

Quick Summary

Established: 1951
Total MBBS Seats: 250 (Permitted for increase of seats from 200 to 250 under EWS quotafor 2019-20)
Tuition Fees: Rs 23,000
Hostel Fees: Rs 3000
AIQ Rellocation Fees: Rs 100
Institution Type: Government
Affiliated To: Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur
All India Ranking: 16
Kerala State Ranking: 02
Recognition and Listing: Medical Council of India(MCI), World Health Organisation(WHO)
Affiliated Hospital: 1. Government Medical College Hospital, 2. Shri Avittom Thirunal Hospital.
Average Daily Out-Patients: 2000
Total Beds Available : 1623
Post Graduate Medical Courses : 23
SuperSpecialty Medical Courses : 14
Other Names: GMC Thiruvananthapuram, GMCT, Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, TMC
Address: GMC, Ulloor – Akkulam Road Near SAT hospital Medical College Junction, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695011
Website: http://tmc.kerala.gov.in
Contact: +91 471-2551842
Mobile: 9447144230

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).

Thiruvananthapuram Medical College offers 250 MBBS -Under Graduate Course with total intake of seats annually and these are divided as 15% All India quota and 85% for 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, Thiruvananthapuram 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) MBBS Seats

Thiruvananthapuram Medical College has total 30 Seats(2018) for All India Quota and the seats are reserved under the following categories: GN–23, GNPH-01, SC –04, ST –02.

NEET 2018 All India Quota (AIR) for GMC Thiruvananthapuram

Category Rank
GN 1744
SC 39697
ST 61602

Kerala State Quota MBBS Seats

GMC Thiruvananthapuram remaining 85% of MBBS seats under Kerala state quota which are reserved under the folllowing categories are SM-125, EZ-19, MU-17, BH-06, LA-06, DV-04, VK-04, KN-02, BX- 02, KU-02, SC-17, ST-05 and also special reservation is there.These are XS-01, DK-01, DA-01, DH-01, NQ-01,SP-01 and Nominee-05.

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

Category Cutoff
SM 589
EZ 571
BH 572
BX 569
DV 542
KN 446
KU 444
LA 552
MU 586
VK 573
SC 450
ST 300

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 GMC Thiruvananthapuram 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 Thiruvananthapuram Medical college.

PG Courses

Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram has totally 249 PG seats, out of  139 MD courses, 43 MS courses, 40 MD/MS course and 27 PG seats under Super Speciality M.Ch courses.

Type PG Course Seats
MD Microbiology 04
MD Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine 06
MD General Medicine 24
MD Paediatrics 21
MD Pathology 09
MD  Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 04
MD Physiology 05
MD Pharmacology 06
MD Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 06
MD Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine 06
MD Psychiatry 11
MD Bio-Chemistry 04
MD Anaesthesiology 10
MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 03
MD Radio Diagnosis/Radiology 07
MD Radiotherapy/ Radiation Oncology 06
MD Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion 03
MS Orthopaedics 14
MS General Surgery 24
MD/MS Ophthalmology 09
MD/MS Obstetrtics & Gynaecology 27
MD/MS Anatomy 04
M.Ch Plastic Surgery 02
M.Ch Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery 06
M.Ch Neuro Surgery 06
M.Ch Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery 01
M.Ch Thoracic Surgery 04
M.Ch Reproductive Medicine and Surgery 02
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery 06


Thiruvananthapuram Medical College campus includes many hospitals and institutions such as the College of Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences,, Thiruvananthapuram Dental College, Regional Cancer Center, Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology and Government of India, Priyadarshini Institute. Shri Avittom Thirunal Hospital for Auxiliary Medical Sciences and Women and Children. The Regional Ophthalmology Institute, a part of the college, is being upgraded to a nationally recognized independent institution. The School of Optometry is also on campus.


The GMC Library is located in the administrative section of the Thiruvananthapuram Library, and contains books and educational magazines related to medicine and related sciences. GMC Learning Resource Center was established by the college’s alumni association which has computers with internet connection for paid use and subscribes to online medical journals. Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Library has more than thousands of National and International journals with e-subscription.

Examination and Lecture halls 

There is 2 Lecture Theatre is available in Medical College which has the capacity for 250 students each. Lecture Hall can be accommodated 200 students at a time.This Library is fully air conditioned and fitted with LCD and other audio visual aids is attached. There is also examination hall is available in the college for various purposes.



GMCT hostel situated within the campus. GMC hostel having good water facilities and hygiene of hostel campus. This hostel is fully well furnished. It has fully air conditioned visitor room & study room with internet and computer, and toilet facility.

Thiruvananthapuram Medical College provides the separate hostels for boys and girls who want the Hostel accommodation facilities. The Hostel facilities for UG students, Interns , PG students and Nurses. This hostel is attached with mess facility for Male and Female Students. It provides Clean and Nutritious tasty food to the Students. This college hostel providing R.O purified drinking water facility,  News paper. The facilities of the hostel include Television, Air conditioned computer room, Reading room, Laundry Facilities, Recreation Hall and Visitors room.

Recreational Facilities

GMCT has Indoor and Outdoor games like Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Throw ball, Football and Cricket with Separate Courts, Table Tennis, Chess, Carom and Athletic. An attractive playgrounds for indoor and outdoor games are available in the college. This institution also has a gymnasium for students fitness. These all facilities for student’s extracurricular activities.

Affiliated Hospitals

1. GMC Medical College Hospital

GMC Medical College Hospital provides comprehensive health care to patients. It is the largest multi-specialty hospital in South Kerala and serves the districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam and adjacent districts of Tamil Nadu. This hospital includes a main hospital block, trauma care and outpatient department. The hospital, which has 747 beds, allows 3128 patients per day and provides 7,500,000 outpatient consultations per year.

The outpatient block houses includes outpatient wings of medical and surgical specialties a dispensary and resident and graduate homes. This hospital doing averages 55 major and 125 minor operations and 35 vaginal deliveries and 15 caesarean sections per day. 90 to 95 percent beds are occupied throughout the year.

2. Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital

The women’s and children’s hospital was established in 1952. It was built by the royal family of Travancore to commemorate the death of prince Sri Avitom Thirunal who died of rheumatism at the age of eight. The hospital is houses to Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics. The OB-GYN department manages postpartum, midwifery counseling, infertility, trophoblastic, adolescent and vesicular-mole clinics and joint research centers of WHO and the Indian Medical Research Council. The hospital provides child care in cardiology, neurology, nephrology, genetics, surgery and psychiatry, and has one of the highest delivery rates in Kerala.

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

  • RHTC – Vattiyoorkavu located 12 km from the college
  • UHTC – Chakka located 4 km from the college

How to Reach

The Medical college is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala state. It is formerly known as Trivandrum. Thiruvananthapuram city is a major tourist attraction in Kerala. It is best known for the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam beach and Varkala beaches, and Western Ghats of Ponmudi and Agasthyamala and the backwaters of Poovar and Anchuthengu.

Thiruvananthapuram has a well developed road transport infrastructure and Government Medical college, is located about 6 km or 3.7 miles from the Thiruvananthapuram central Railway Junction and the KSRTC central bus station. There is the Chalakuzhy road in front of the hospital, which meets NH544 near Pattom. The Medical college is about 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and can get 15min travel to reach the college.

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