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The Tirunelveli Medical college started in the year 1965 with 75 admissions, it increased the graduate admissions to 100 in the year 1973. The Tirunelveli government medical college is recognised by MCI(Medical Council of India) during 1977. Later during 2001, undergraduate medical seats were again increased to 150.

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

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Government Medical College, Tirunelveli is affiliated to tamil nadu Dr MGR Medical University. It teaches 1800 students in graduate, post graduate and diploma courses. Except ‘All India quota’, all other seats are filled only by candidates who are native of Tamilnadu. There is no provision for foreign nationals to study at this medical college.

Tirunelveli Government Medical College runs undergraduate medical course, postgraduate medical courses, super speciality course, paramedical and nursing courses.

Quick Summary

Established: 1965
Total MBBS Seats: 250
Tuition Fees: Rs 13610
Hostel Fees: Rs 5000
AIQ Rellocation Fees: Rs 1360
Institution Type: Government
Affiliated To: The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
All India Ranking: 64
Tamilnadu State Ranking: 11
Recognition and Listing: Medical Council of India(MCI), World Health Organisation(WHO)
Affiliated Hospital: Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital
Average Daily Out-Patients: 5000
Total Beds Available : 1200
Post Graduate Medical Courses : 18
Super Specialty Medical Courses : 8
Other Names: TVL Medical College, TMC, Government Medical College-Tirunelveli, GMC-Tirunelveli
Address: Tirunelveli Medical College, High Ground, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627011
Website: http://tvmc.ac.in/
Contact: 0462 2572733
Mobile: 9443153544

MBBS Course

MBBS Course has a total of 250 seats which are divided as 15% All India quota and 85% Tamilnadu state quota. The course duration is 4 and half years.

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 bio-technology 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 to GMC, Tirunelveli is based on the score obtained in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) conducted by National Testing Agency(NTA). Students can take admission in this medical institution either through All India Medical Counselling for All India Quota(15% of MBBS seats) or through Tamilnadu State medical counselling(85% quota) conducted by state medical authorities.

All India Quota(AIQ) MBBS Seats :

TMC has total of 22 Seats for AIQ which are reserved under UR, SC and ST categories as follows. UR – 22, SC – 5, ST – 2, UR-PH – 2, SC-PH – , ST-PH – 1.

Tirunelveli Medical College NEET 2018,2017 All India Cutoff:

Category NEET 2017 Cutoff NEET 2018 Cutoff
UR 2633 5623
SC 31483 62606
ST 29520 75529

State Quota MBBS Seats:

TMC has total of 208 MBBS seats available under TamilNadu state quota which are reserved under the categories OC – 66, BC – 52, BCM – 8, MBC – 42, SC – 32, SCA – 6, ST – 2. Three MBBS seats are reserved for Physically Challenged Candidates and one seat each is reserved for Sports Person and Children of Ex-service Men.

NEET 2018 Tamilnadu State Quota Cutoff:

The last All India Rank who got MBBS seat under various state quota reservation categories are given below:

Category NEET 2018 Cutoff
OC 49614
BC 79693
BCM 91913
MBC 129451
SC 185759
SCA 293607
ST 305561

Where OC->Open Category, BC->Backward Class, BCM-> Backward Class Muslim, MBC-> Most Backward Class, SC->Schedule Caste, SCA->Schedule Caste Arunthathiyars, ST->Scheduled Tribes

NEET 2019 Cutoff Details – AIQ and State QuotaMBBS 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 Tirunelveli Government Medical college 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 Government Tirunelveli Medical College.

PG Courses

TVL Medical College has 37 seats under MD courses and 18 PG seats under MS courses and 1 neurology super specialty DM course. PG Students get stipend of around Rs 17000 per month.

Type PG Course Total Seats

For all students, Hostel Admission Fees – Rs 4000 and Security Deposit amount of Rs 5000 is collected during the first year which is refundable.


Tirunelveli Govt Medical College is spread over campus area of 228 acres which contains college buildings, hospitals and hostel buildings. The college has 24/7 Central Medical Library with floor space of 3000 square metres which is located very close to the hostel buildings. The total seating capacity of library stands at 300 seats. The library contains 24000 books with 70 Indian journals and 35 foreign journals.

TGMC has big auditorium of more than 2000 square metres accommodating more than 750 seats and lecture halls of size 15000 square metes. This medical college has a strong tradition in cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, badminton, throwball, kho-kho, shuttle, table tennis,etc and track 7 field events.


Tirunelveli Government Medical College and Hospital has 3 Ladies Hostel buildings having 8000 square metres and 4 Gentlemen block buildings having more than 5000 square metres each. The total hostel has close to 200 rooms with accommodation capacity for 650 students

In hostel buildings, more than 100 students can dine at the same time. Most of the rooms accommodate 3 students per room. The hostel block has TV hall and a well equipped gymnasium for both boys and girls. It is equipped with CCTV and it is under the camera surveillance.

The hostel has a student’s cafeteria run by the students, with a well maintained dining hall which can accommodate 100 students at a time. The cafeteria is open for breakfast from 7am to 10am in the morning for lunch it opens between 12 noon and 2 pm, for dinner between 7pm and 9pm.

The college includes two Parking Sheds for bikes, laundry, purified drinking water facility, recreation hall and prayer hall along with a separate Visitors hall. It has General Stores for Stationery, Snacks and cosmetics.

Affiliated Hospitals

Government Medical College & Hospital, Tirunelveli is a 1200 bed multi-speciality medical centre spread over 128 acre area which employs over 1000 staffs to provide medical services and administration. The Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital has 27 buildings of 65000 square metres built-up area.

The main hospital block is well more than 20000 square metres. This hospital has special focus on Maternity and Paediatrics with floor space of more than 6000 square metres dedicated for these departments. It also has eye block, psychiatry block, Speciality block, Orthopaedics, etc.

This medical hospital department examines well over 100,000 patients every year.  The hospital has 12 major operation theatres and 2 minor operation theatres. It performs about 10,000 major surgical operations and 12000 minor operations per year.

Tirunelveli Government hospital has fully equipped Emergency Operation Theatres, Cardiac Monitors, Defibrillators, Central Oxygen supply, Neutralisers,Ventilators,etc.

The causality department has 24-hour Blood Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology, X-Ray, ECG, Blood Gas Analysis, USG, C.T. Scan and MRI scan are available.

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

  • Rural Health Training Centre(RHTC) – Pathamadai which is located at 22 kilometres from the college
  • Primary Health Centre(PHC)-I – Mukkudal located 20 kilometres from the college
  • PHC-II – Alangulam which is at 21 kilometres from this college
  • Urban Health Training Centre(UHTC) – Kandiaperi situated 8 kilometres away from this medical college

How to Reach

Tirunelveli City is one of the corporations in Tamilnadu state. The college is located around 600 kilometres away from the state capital, Chennai. Tirunelveli has railway station and well connected by roads. The college is accessible by airport which is located at 30 kilometres from the City.  This Medical College is located at 7 kilometres from the city Railway station. It is located at just 4 kilometres from the centralised bus stand.

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