Kerala is the southernmost state in India. The state with the highest literacy state has a number of 10 government medical colleges and 20 private medical colleges. The education system of Kerala is so renowned and in fact, it is the first state to have implemented education reform, bills. The state is known as Nalanda of Southern India. Here in this blog, we would like to share the details of the top 10 Government/Public medical colleges in Kerala.

1. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru founded the Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram in 1951. Thiruvananthapuram Medical College was previously known as GMC Thiruvananthapuram. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has approved all of the institute’s programmes. The college is associated with Kerala University of Health Sciences, which is located in Thrissur, Kerala.

Courses OfferedDuration (in years)No. of Seats
MBBS5.5250
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology327
MS General Surgery324
MD Paediatrics321
MD General Medicine318
MS Orthopaedics314
PG Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology212
MD Psychiatry311
MD Anaesthesiology310
MD Pathology39
MS Ophthalmology39
DM Cardiology38
PG Diploma in Anesthesiology28
PG Diploma in Orthopaedics28
MD Radiodiagnosis37
DM Gastroenterology36
M.Ch Neurosurgery36
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery36
M.Ch Urology36
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy36
MD Pharmacology36
MD Pulmonary Medicine36
MD Radiotherapy36
MD Social Preventive and Community Medicine36
PG Diploma in Child Health26
DM Neurology35
MD Physiology35
MS ENT35
PG Diploma in Psychological Medicine25
M.Ch Thoracic Surgery34
MD Biochemistry34
MD Forensic Medicine and Toxicology34
MD Microbiology34
MS Anatomy34
DM Nephrology33
MD Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion33
MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation33
PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology23
PG Diploma in Ophthalmology23
PG Diploma in Public Health23
PG Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases23
DM Endocrinology32
DM Pediatric Neurology32
DM Reproductive Medicine32
M.Ch Plastic Surgery32
PG Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology22
PG Diploma in Radiodiagnosis22
PG Diploma in Radiotherapy22
M.Ch Surgical Gastroenterology31
PG Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation21

Website: https://tmc.kerala.gov.in/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

2. Government Medical College, Kozhikode

Government Medical College Kozhikode
Government Medical College Kozhikode

Dr B. Ramarkrishna Rao, the then Governor of Kerala, founded the Government Medical College Kozhikode in 1957. The college was previously affiliated with the University of Calicut, and now the college is affiliated with the Kerala University for Health Sciences (KUHS).

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5250
D.Pharma424
B.Sc Optometry420
Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance220
M.Pharma220
MD General Medicine320
MD Anaesthesiology319
MS General Surgery319
Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology and Anaesthesia Technology215
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology312
PG Diploma in Child Health212
PG Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology212
Diploma in Dialysis Technology210
MD Radiodiagnosis39
MS Ophthalmology39
MS Orthopaedics39
MD Paediatrics38
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology37
DM Cardiology36
MS Anatomy36
PG Diploma in Anaesthesiology26
PG Diploma in Clinical Pathology26
PG Diploma in Orthopaedics26
PG Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology26
MD Pathology35
MD Physiology35
BCVT44
Diploma in Endoscopy Technology24
Diploma in Neurotechnology24
DM Gastroenterology34
M.Ch Paediatric Surgery34
M.Ch Urology34
MD Community Medicine34
MD Psychiatry34
MD Pulmonary Medicine34
MD Radiotherapy34
PG Diploma in Physical Medicine Rehabilitation24
PG Diploma in Respiratory Technology24
MD Biochemistry33
MD Forensic Medicine33
MD Microbiology33
MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation33
MS ENT33
PG Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases23
B.Sc Perfusion Technology42
DM Nephrology32
DM Neurology32
M.Ch Neurosurgery32
M.Ch Plastic Surgery32
M.Ch Thoracic Surgery32
MD Emergency Medicine32
MD Family Medicine32
MD Pharmacology32
PG Diploma in Radiodiagnosis22
DM Pulmonary Medicine31
PG Diploma in Dermatology2
PG Diploma in Ophthalmology2

Website: https://www.govtmedicalcollegekozhikode.ac.in/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

3. SCTIMST Trivandrum – Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

SCTIMST Trivandrum - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
SCTIMST Trivandrum – Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

The Institute’s origins may be traced back to 1973 when the Royal Family of Travancore donated a multistoried building to the people and government of Kerala. Sri. P. N. Haksar, then Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, inaugurated the Sree Chitra Tirunal Medical Center in 1976, when patient services, including inpatient treatment, began.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MPH228
Diploma in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Nursing311
Diploma in Neuro Nursing311
Diploma in Public Health110
DM Cardiology26
DM Neurology36
DM Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia34
M.Ch Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery34
DM Neuro Anesthesia33
M.Ch Neurosurgery33
Diploma in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology22
DM Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Interventional Radiology32
DM Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology32
PG Diploma in Cardiac Laboratory Technology12
PG Diploma in Neurotechnology12
Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology21
M.Ch Vascular Surgery31
MD Transfusion Medicine31
PG Diploma in Blood Banking Technology21
PG Diploma in Clinical Perfusion21
PG Diploma in Medical Records Science21
M.Sc and PhD Clinical Research Integrated5
M.Sc Biostatistics2
M.Sc Biostatistics2
MPH2
MPH Epidemiology and Health Systems2
PGD Public Health Management1
PhD Epidemiology6

Website: https://www.sctimst.ac.in

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

4. Government Medical College, Kottayam

Government Medical College, Kottayam
Government Medical College, Kottayam

The Government Medical College Kottayam was founded in 1962. The institute is run by the Kerala government and is affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University. Since January 1963, the district hospital in Kottayam has been united with GMC Kottayam. On August 1, 1961, the college opened its doors to its first batch of 50 students enrolled in the MBBS programme.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5175
Diploma in Medical Lab Technology215
Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance215
Diploma in Radiological Technology215
MD General Medicine314
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology311
Diploma in Dialysis Technology210
Diploma in Operation Theater and Anesthesiology Technology210
MD Paediatrics310
MS General Surgery310
MS Orthopaedics39
MD Pathology38
MD Anaesthesiology37
MS ENT36
MS Ophthalmology36
PG Diploma in Anaesthesiology26
PG Diploma in Orthopaedics26
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy35
PG Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology25
Bachelor of Cardiovascular Technology44
DM Cardiology34
M.Ch Cardio Thoracic Surgery34
PG Diploma in Ophthalmology24
M.Ch Urology33
PG Diploma in Child Health23
Diploma in Neuro Technology22
M.Ch Neurosurgery32
MD Biochemistry32
MD Forensic Medicine32
MD Microbiology32
MD Pharmacology32
MD Physiology32
MD Preventive and Social Medicine32
MD Psychiatry32
MD Radiotherapy32
MD Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases32
MS Anatomy32
PG Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology22
DM Gastroenterology31
DM Nephrology31
DM Neuro Medicine31
M.Ch Pediatric Surgery31
M.Ch Plastic Surgery31
MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation31
MD Radiodiagnosis31

Website: https://www.kottayammedicalcollege.org/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

5. Government Medical College, Thrissur

Government Medical College, Thrissur
Government Medical College, Thrissur

Established in 1982, it is one of the leading medical centres in Kerala. It is spread over more than 250 acres and is set in the tranquil surroundings of Mulagunnathukavu (M.G Kavu), 14 kilometres from Thrissur. In 2009, the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) commenced its operations.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5175
MD Anaesthesiology322
MS General Surgery317
MD General Medicine314
MD Pathology310
MS Orthopaedics310
MD Paediatrics39
MS Obstetrtics and Gynaecology39
MS Ophthalmology37
MD Microbiology36
MD Radiology35
MD Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy34
MD Pharmacology34
MD Physiology34
MD Psychiatry34
MD Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases34
MD Community Medicine33
MD Forensic Medicine33
MD Biochemistry32
MD Radiotherapy32
MS Anatomy32
MS ENT32
M.Ch Neuro Surgery31

Website: https://gmctsr.org/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

6. Government Medical College, Kannur

Government Medical College, Kannur
Government Medical College, Kannur

The Government Medical College, Kannur, also known as the Paraiyaram Medical College, was founded in March 1993 at Pariyaram, Kannur district, Kerala state, South India. It was India’s first medical college to be created under the cooperative sector.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5100
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology230
Diploma in Radiology Techniques230
B.Sc Medical Laboratory Technology425
Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technology215
Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology215
Diploma in Dialysis Technology26
MD General Medicine34
MD Anaesthesiology32
MD Biochemistry32
MD Community Medicine32
MD Dermatology32
MD Emergency Medicine32
MD Pathology32
MD Physiology32
MD Psychiatry32
MD TB and Chest Diseases32
MS ENT32
MS General Surgery32
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology32
MS Ophthalmology32
DM Cardiology31
MD Microbiology31
MD Paediatrics31
MD Radiodiagnosis31
MS Orthopaedics31
Post Graduate Diploma in Child Health21
Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology21
Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedics21
Post Graduate Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology21

Website: http://www.mcpariyaram.com/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

8. T D Medical College, Alappuzha

T D Medical College, Alappuzha
T D Medical College, Alappuzha

Government T D Medical College, Alappuzha is a government medical college located in the Vandanam suburbs, 9 kilometres south of Alappuzha. Sri. N.V.Prabhu aka Narayana Venkat eshwara Prabhu, a renowned personality from Alappuzha, founded T.D.Medical College. The first batch of MBBS classes for 50 students began in August 1963.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5175
B.Pharma460
B.Sc Nursing460
MD General Medicine316
MD Paediatrics39
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology38
MD Anaesthesiology34
MD Radiodiagnosis34
DM Cardiology33
MD Dermatology and Venereology33
MD Radiotherapy33
MS General Surgery33
MS Ophthalmology33
MS Orthopedics33
Diploma in Anesthesia22
Diploma in Child Health22
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology22
Diploma in Ophthalmology22
Diploma in Orthopaedics22
DM Nephrology32
DM Neurology32
M.Ch Neuro Surgery32
M.Ch Urology32
MD Anatomy32
MD Biochemistry32
MD Community Medicine32
MD Microbiology32
MD Pathology32
MD Pharmacology32
MD Physiology32
MD Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases32
MS ENT32
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology21
MD Forensic Medicine31
MD Psychiatry31
MD Transfusion Medicine31

Website: http://www.tdmcalappuzha.org/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

9. Government Medical College, Ernakulam

Government Medical College, Ernakulam
Government Medical College, Ernakulam

It is one of the medical colleges in Kerala, located in Kalamassery, Kochi. It was a government-owned institution founded in 1999 by the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education under the Department of Co-operation, Government of Kerala.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5110
B.Sc Nursing460
GNM3.520
MD General Medicine33
MD Microbiology32
MD Paediatrics32
MD Pathology32
MD Psychiatry32

Website: http://cmccochin.org/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG and NEET-PG examinations.

10. GMC Kollam – Government Medical College

Government Medical College Paripally - [GMC], Kollam | MEDICAL COLLEGES
GMC Kollam – Government Medical College

Government Medical Institution, Kollam, formerly known as ESIC Medical College, Parippally, is the first Government medical college in Kerala’s Kollam district. It is located 21 kilometres south of Kollam and 9.6 kilometres east of Paravur.

Courses Offered Duration
(in years)
No. of Seats
MBBS5.5110

Website: http://www.gmckollam.edu.in/

Admission: Based on the scores of NEET-UG examinations.

Other Government Medical Colleges in Kerala

  1. KUHS Thrissur – Kerala University of Health Sciences
  2. Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Government Dental College, Kottayam
  4. Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Calicut
  5. Government Dental College, Trivandrum
  6. Government Medical College, Palakkad
  7. Government Dental College, Kozhikode
  8. Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod
  9. Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram
  10. National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Thiruvananthapuram
  11. Government Medical College, Manjeri
  12. Calicut Medical College, Calicut
  13. Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
  14. Government Ayurveda College, Ernakulam
  15. Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College, Kattakada
  16. Government Dental College, Thrissur
  17. Government Ayurveda College, Kannur
  18. Government Dental College Kozhikode – Government Dental College, Medical College Campus
  19. Mannam Ayurveda Co-Operative Medical College, Pandalam
  20. Government Medical College, Idukki
  21. Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  22. College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy
  23. Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neurosciences, Shoranur
  24. KVASU Wayanad – Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  25. Government Dental College, Alappuzha
  26. Government Dental College, Medical Campus, Trivandram

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