Tirunelveli Medical College

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Tirunelveli Medical College
திருநெல்வேலி மருத்துவக்கல்லூரி
Tirunelveli Medical College
Motto Duty, Dignity, Discipline (கடமை, கண்ணியம், கட்டுப்பாடு)
Established 1965
Type Government Medical College and Hospital
Dean Dr.S.SoundaraRajan M.S.
Management Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
Academic staff 350 (approx.)
Admin. staff 600 (approx.)
Location Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
8°42′55″N 77°45′20″E / 8.7154°N 77.7555°E / 8.7154; 77.7555Coordinates: 8°42′55″N 77°45′20″E / 8.7154°N 77.7555°E / 8.7154; 77.7555
Campus Urban, 350 acres (1.4 km2)
Nickname TvMC
Affiliations Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Website tvmc.ac.in
Logo of Tirunelveli Medical College

Tirunelveli Medical College (Tamil: திருநெல்வேலி மருத்துவக்கல்லூரி), also known as TvMC, TMC Tirunelveli, or Government Medical College Tirunelveli, is one among the premier medical institutions in South India, located in the city of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The college is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University and is recognised by the Medical Council of India and World Health Organisation.

History[edit]

The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Tirunelveli Medical College in 1965, with the agreement of the University of Madras. A total of 75 students were admitted for the MBBS course for the academic year 1965-66 and they had their first year of study at the St Xaviers College for Men and Sarah Tucker College for Women.

College Auditorium

In July 1966, the first batch of second year MBBS students started attending the classes in the then newly constructed Anatomy Block. Other departments like Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Social & Preventive Medicine started functioning in the subsequent years, and the District Headquarters Hospital was converted to Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital.

The college was affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University consequent to its inception in 1967 till the newly formed The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in 1988.

The college increased the number of admissions to 100 per year during 1973-74 and was subsequently recognised by the Medical Council of India since the year 1977.

Emblem[edit]

The Official Emblem of the college has the Caduceus, Paddy (which has been included to denote Tiru'nel'veli ('nel' - நெல் - paddy)) and the words 'Duty, Dignity, Discipline'.

The College and Location[edit]

The Medical College[edit]

The college is present over a sprawling campus of around 350 acres (1.4 km²), and has well-equipped lecture halls, libraries, reading rooms, auditoria and 2 separate hostels for men (The House of the Princes, The House the Lords) and 2 for women (The House of the Angels). There is a Central Animal House with a wide range of common laboratory animals, for conduction of research programmes. The hospital is 500 meters to the west of the main college campus, and the men's hostel is 500 meters southeast of the campus.

Location[edit]

The Tirunelveli Medical College, along with its primary teaching hospital, is located at High Ground in Palayamkottai in the city of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Palayamkottai is known as the Oxford of South India due to its large number of reputed institutions which have been imparting higher education since the Pre-Independence era.

The college, the hospital and the hostels are all located within a radius of 1 kilometre. The college is located within about 7 kilometres from the Railway Station and 5 kilometres from the Bus Stand. The college on Google Maps

Administration[edit]

Administrative Block

The college is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University. The college and the hospital are funded and managed by The Government of Tamil Nadu.

Courses offered[edit]

Undergraduate Medical Course[edit]

  • MBBS (5 and a half years in duration)

Postgraduate Medical Courses[edit]

  • Degree courses (3 years in duration)
  1. MD General Medicine
  2. MD Paediatrics
  3. MD Anaesthesiology
  4. MD Psychiatric Medicine
  5. MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy (DVL)
  6. MD Pharmacology
  7. MD Pathology
  8. MD Microbiology
  9. MD Forensic Medicine
  10. MD Physiology
  11. MS General Surgery
  12. MS Orthopaedics
  13. MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBG)
  14. MS Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  15. MS Ophthalmology

Superspeciality Medical Courses[edit]

  • DM Neurology

Admission[edit]

Department of Anatomy

The college admits 150 students to the MBBS course once every year based on the performance in the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Examinations. 15% of these seats are reserved for the national common medical entrance test conducted by CBSE - All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Admissions are extremely competitive.

The Students[edit]

Undergraduates[edit]

  • MBBS Students  : 150 (per year)

Postgraduates[edit]

  • MD General Medicine  : 9 (per year)
  • MD Paediatrics  : 3 (per year)
  • MD Anaesthesiology  : 4 (per year)
  • MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology  : 3 (per year)
  • MD Psychiatry  : 1 (per year)
  • MD Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy  : 1 (per year)
  • MD Pharmacology  : 2 (per year)
  • MD Pathology  : 7 (per year)
  • MD Forensic Medicine  : 1 (per year)
  • MD Microbiology  : 5 (per year)
  • MD Physiology  : 2 (per year)
  • MS General Surgery  : 10 (per year)
  • MS Orthopaedic Surgery  : 3 (per year)
  • MS Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)  : 1 (per year)
  • MS Ophthalmology  : 1 (per year)

Batches[edit]

Each batch of Undergraduate (MBBS) students have a name for themselves. Few of those names are

  • 1968 - 1975 Buds
  • 1979 - 1985 Unity Batch
  • 1984 - 1990 Dynamics
  • 1986 - 1992 Silver Jubilians
  • 1990 - 1996 Jubiliant
  • 1991 - 1997 Celestials
  • 1992 - 1998 Excelsiors
  • 1992 - 1999 Gargantuans
  • 1994 - 2000 Dazzling Dragons
  • 1995 - 2001 Centurions
  • 1996 - 2002 Masters of Millennium
  • 1997 - 2003 Immaculates
  • 1998 - 2004 Zenforians
  • 1999 - 2005 Insignius
  • 2000 - 2006 Truculents
  • 2001 - 2007 Verasians
  • 2002 - 2008 Rampants
  • 2003 - 2009 Philistines
  • 2004 - 2010 Xorticanz
  • 2005 - 2011 Ygdrasilerz
  • 2006 - 2012 Zentaurianz
  • 2007 - 2013 Thersanderz
  • 2008 - 2014 Ssilastans
  • 2009 - 2015 Rovanzerz
  • 2010 - 2016 Xastradianz
  • 2011 - 2017 Zernestenz
  • 2012 - 2018 Ryzentronz
  • 2013 - 2019 Dravergonz

Tirunelveli medical College - Artistic Painting

Alumni[edit]

The Tirunelveli Medical College boasts of a glittering alumni spread across the world. The alumni are referred to by the name Nellaimedicos. Tirunelveli Medical College Alumni website

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]