About Government Medical College (GMC),Thrissur , Kerala
Government Medical College (GMC),
Thrissur was established in 1982.The college was formally
inaugurated on April 1, 1982 by the Honourable Governor of Kerala,
Smt.Jyothi Vencatachellum, who had also laid the foundation stone
for the proposed college building at Mulagunnathukavu on 30 April
1982. Govt.Medical College, Thrissur had its humble beginning at
Mannuthy. By March 1983, the institution had moved to its permanent
site at Mulagunnathukavu, where the old buildings of the T.B
sanatorium were suitably modified to accommodate the pre clinical
and the para clinical departments as well as the administrative
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-bed 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.M.D.
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.