Kilpauk Medical College
|Government Kilpauk Medical College|
|Affiliations||The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University|
Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) is one of the premier government medical institutions in India.[verification needed] Founded in 1960, the college has been instrumental in producing many world renowned doctors.[verification needed] There are 2 hospitals affiliated with the KMC - Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital and Government Royapettah Hospital.
Government Kilpauk Medical College and History of its existence
1925 - In response to the feeling of Nationalism and keeping alive the ancient systems of indigenous medicine the school of Indian medicine was started. The degree conferred at this institution was L.I.M.
1947 In accordance to the recommendations of the Usman Committee, Chopra Committee and the Pundit Committee of Government of Madras and Government of India, the character of the institute was changed, upgraded and named as College of Indian Medicine. The College gave the degree as G.C.I.M.
1948 The College was again renamed as College of Indigenous Medicine and one of the three systems of Indigenous Medicine, Ayurvedha-Siddha-Unani, should be chosen by each candidate who joins GCIM and Allopathic Medicine was common to all.
1953 The College was renamed as the College of Integrated Medicine. The course was shortened to 4.5 years and one year of compulsory house- surgeoncy on par with MBBS course. Government ensured that the GCIM graduates could practice both the systems of Medicine. In 1959 the first batch of GCIM students were admitted and in 1960 the College of Indigenous Medicine was closed.
1960 The Integrated Medicine Course (MBBS DEGREE) was started. The first and second year GCIM students were given the option of joining the MBBS course, while the senior students were offered the D.M&S on completion of the course and bringing them into the Allopathic fold.
1965 The College was recognised as Women Medical College and named as Government Kilpauk Medical College, admitting only women candidates for MBBS degree. Meanwhile, those who have completed GCIM, D.M&S were given the option to undertake condensed MBBS course at the Chengalpattu Medical College to obtain the MBBS degree and come into the fold of Modern Medicine.
1967 The women students agitated to have a co- educational institution and the erstwhile Government of Madras granted permission and both men and women were admitted to MBBS degree from 1967.
1972 Development of the Medical College is set into pace with the Surgical Block coming into being. Later all the different super-specialities came into being between 1972 and 2001 and stands in its glory to-day.
1981 Intensive Care Unit was sanctioned with 10 beds and was commissioned in June 1981 by Hon. Dr. H.V.Hande, the Minister for Health, Government of Tamil Nadu. 50 beded comprehensive Burn unit was sanctioned on the I floor of the out-Patient Block and was commissioned in March 1985 by Hon. Dr. H.V.Hande, then Minister for Health under the Presidency of Dr.Mrs.Lalitha Kameswaran, then Director of Medical Education.
1984 Department of Cardiology was sanctioned with Prof. S.Thanikachalam as its Chief.
1987 Department of Nephrology was sanctioned and commissioned in July 1987 with Prof. C.M.Thiagarajan as its Chief.
1988 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology was sanctioned with Prof. Srikumari Damaodharan as its Chief.
The college is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR medical university 
Admissions to the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and the Post-graduate (MD, MS, other diplomas and other higher specialties) are through the Tamil Nadu state quota (for e.g.: 85% of seats in the MBBS program) and through the National/ Central quota (for e.g.: 15% of seats in the MBBS program). Reservations of seats and reduced tuition fees are available to the underserved communities in both the quotas. Admissions are open only to Indian citizens and are highly competitive.
Approximately, the MBBS program has 150 seats of student intake per year.
It consists of 85% of total number of seats; filled by the Directorate of Medical Education under the state Government of Tamil Nadu.
It consists of 15% of total number of seats of student intake per year.
The National level entrance exam is the All India PreMedical PreDental Examination (AI PM/ PD test) which is conducted by CBSE. The seats under the Central quota are filled on the basis of the scores and ranking by the AI PM/ PD test alone and do not take into consideration the High school final exam scores.
Post Graduate Programs
The seats in the different Post-graduate programs (Diploma and Degree programs) are filled by:
- State level PG Entrance Exam
- National level PG Entrance Exam
Several seats (about 50% of the state quota seats) are also reserved for the Physicians in the Tamil Nadu Government service.
DETAILS OF DIPLOMA, POSTGRADUATE DEGREE AND HIGHER SPECIALITY COURSES
P.G. DIPLOMA COURSE
1 Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
2 Diploma in Child Health
3 Diploma in Oto-RhinoLaryngology
4 Diploma in Anaesthesia
5 Diploma in Orthopaedics
6 Diploma in Clinical Pathology
P.G. DEGREE COURSE
1 M.D.General Medicine
4 M.D.Obstetrics & Gynaecology
5 M.D. Physiology
8 M.S.General Surgery
9 M.S. E.N.T.
10 M.S.Ortho 12 M.D.Community medicine
P.G. HIGHER SPECIALITY DEGREE COURSE
1 D.M. Gastroenterology
2 D.M. Nephrology
3 M.Ch. Urology
4 M.Ch. Plastic Surgery
5 M.Ch. Surgical Oncology
Classes (with year of entry)
Every class of MBBS students has assigned to itself an (unofficial) name denoting the year of their entry into the medical school.
The recent batches
- Idhayam 1978-85
Ruptures 1992 (naming started from this batch )
- Zenith 1994
- Kosmic 1995
- Elanza 1996
- Zodiac 1997
- Narumigil 1998
- Elixir 1999
- Dynamics '00
- Sigaram '01
- Swasam '02
- Vasantham '03
- Agni '04
- Nakshatraz '05
- Thendral '06
- Rhythmz '07
- Valiantz '08
- Ruthraz '09
- Sarithraaz '10
- Xorticanz '11
- Varshaas '12
- Mithraaz '13
The annual inter-collegiate cultural event hosted by Kilpauk Medical College is called Pradharshini. The word 'Pradharshini' means 'exhibition' in Sanskrit. The event has been held every year for over 30 years now. It draws huge crowds and is deemed one of the best cultural festivals in Tamil Nadu. It was described as 'A Saarang+' by The Hindu.
- Official website
- The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - Official Website
- Health and Family Welfare Department
- KMC Student Alumni Network
- Pradharshini 2009 Official Website
- Pradharshini 2011 Official Website