Government Medical College Thrissur, established in 1982 is presently one of the leading centers in medical training in Kerala. Spread over an area of more than 250 acres, it is located in in the serene surroundings of Mulagunnathukavu(M.G Kavu) 14 k.m. away from from Thrissur.
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 bedded 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. MD 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.
|Dr. K. Madhavan Kutty||14-01-1982 to 14-02-1983|
|Dr. C.V. Korah||18-02-1983 to 31-05-1983|
|Dr. N. Sarada Devi||01-06-1983 to 01-09-1984|
|Dr. Aysha Guharaj||01-09-1984 to 04-07-1985|
|Dr. V. Kanthaswamy||04-07-1985 to 07-10-1987|
|Dr. Nirmala Devi (Vice Principal-in-charge)||08-10-1987 to 04-11-1987|
|Dr. Saramma Joseph||05-11-1987 to 03-04-1990|
|Dr. N. Nirmala Devi||11-04-1990 to 15-07-1992|
|Dr. D. M. Vasudevan (Vice Principal-in-charge)||16-07-1992 to 15-05-1993|
|Dr. James T. Antony||16-05-1993 to 30-06-1994|
|Dr. D. M. Vasudevan (Vice Principal-in-charge)||24-09-1995 to 19-11-1995|
|Dr. T. Chandrasekaran Nair||20-11-1995 to 30-04-1998|
|Dr. V.K. Ramankutty (Vice Principal-in-charge)||01-05-1998 to 23-09-1998|
|Dr. K. Madan Mohan||24-09-1998 to 25-10-1999|
|Dr. V.K. Ramankutty (Vice Principal-in-charge)||26-10-1999 onwards|
|Dr. M.K. Chandran||4-5-2001 onwards|
|Dr. Madhavi Ramachandren||27-3-2002 to 31-5-2002|
|Dr. Lilly||18-7-2002 onwards|
|Dr. Bhagavathy Ammai||1-9-2004 to 31-5-2005|
|Dr. Aliama Fenn||30-7-2005 to 30-4-2006|
|Dr. M. J. Cyriac||26-4-2006 to 30-4-2007|
|Dr. A Remla Beevi||01-5-2007 onwards|
The academic year extends from June to April/May. The college remains closed on Sundays, gazetted holidays and such other holidays as may be notified by the government.
As on January,2007
|Name of course||No of seats|
|1. Post Graduate :M.D. (Radio Diagnosis)||2|
|3. Diploma course in Medical Lab. Technology (MLT)||35|
|4. Certified Radiol. Assistant's (CRA) Course||35|
|5. Ophthalmic Assistant's Course||25|
|6. Senior house surgeoncy in various specialities|
|7. Post Graduate MD General Medicine||4|
|8. DNB in General Medicine||2|
|9. BSc. Nursing||60|
Recently permission was given by IMC in June to start post-graduate course on psychiatry. Two post-graduate seats were alloted.
A. Medical College Establishments
B. Attached institutions outside the campus
In addition there is an Auditorium located deep inside the campus which hosts the Annual inter-batch youth festivals. There is a small temple in the campus. The three canteens in the campus are run by the prestigious Indian Coffee House. The non clinical departments are situated as separate buildings inside the campus.
Won the award for the Best Magazine in "All Kerala Basheer Memorial Award Competition".
Previous year's magazines
Thrissur Medical College Alumni Association(TMCAA) is an organization of the past and present students of Govt.Medical College, Thrissur and the teachers who served as faculty in this institution. As per the byelaw, this organization is committed to the academic and infrastructural development of the alma mater. TMCAA conducts the famous CME programme for orientation for junior doctors for career advancement, helping doctors all over Kerala to get through the post-graduate MD/MS entrance examinations.
TMCAA have also provided teaching materials, audio visual equipments, furnitures, computers, academic bulletin board, surgical instruments, instruments for pre-clinical medical training, high quality Histology teaching slides, medical journals and books, TVs, chairs, scanners and printers & LCD projectors to various departments.
TMCCA have also contributed in computerization of MCCH out patient dept, beautification of the campus (by sponsoring planting of trees in MCCH), co sponsoring academic meetings and art festivals, co-sponsoring the 31st Inter-medical youth festival, felicitating our retiring teachers, hosting a web Site useful for the institution, supporting various academic activities of the students, reprographic services for PGs, departments administration, supporting water supply scheme of the college campus, supporting back ground work in IMC inspections, silver jubilee celebrations, working as a catalyst in various situations where administrative bottle necks affects the development of the alma mater & providing financial support for students.