Andhra Medical College

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Coordinates: 17°42′15″N 83°17′59″E / 17.70422°N 83.29976°E / 17.70422; 83.29976

Andhra Medical College
Andhra medical college logo.png
MottoNe Quid Nimis
(Let there be nothing in Excess)
TypeGovernment Institution
Established19 July 1923
Undergraduates250 per year (MBBS)
Postgraduates212 per year + Super Specialty seats 23 per year doctoral =

Andhra Medical College is in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, and affiliated to NTR University of Health Sciences. It is the oldest medical college in Andhra Pradesh, and the sixth oldest in India. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India.[1] Dr. P. Shyam Prasad is the present vice chancellor.


Andhra Medical College emblem was designed by Dr. F. J. Anderson, the first principal.


In the year 2020, Dr Sudhakar, principal, Andhra Medical College (AMC), had disclosed the modernisation plan for the hospital.[2] A plan is being designed to have vertical buildings which will accommodate all the departments of the college. A sum of ₹120 crores had been earmarked for this purpose.[2] It is proposed to demolish the Panagal building in the campus and a seven-storey building is planned to be constructed in its place. The building is proposed to accommodate all departments from anatomy to community medicine and even pre-clinical and para-clinical departments.


Name Specialization From To
Lt. Col. F.J. Anderson Professor of Surgery 1923
Lt. Col. F.C. Frazer Professor of Surgery 1927 1928
Dr. T. S. Tirumurti Professor of Pathology 1930 1930
Major J. W. Ebden Professor of Surgery 1933 1933
Major F.M. Collins Professor of Surgery 1937 1938
Major J.F. Shepherd Professor of Surgery 1939 1941
Major F.A.B. Shepherd Professor of Surgery 1941 1945
Dr. T. Bhaskara Menon Professor of Pathology 1945 1948
Dr. N. G. Pandalai Professor of Bacteriology 1948 1951
Dr. M. V. Ramana Murthy Professor of Surgery 1951 1951
Dr. T. K. Raman Professor of Medicine 1951 1953
Dr. M. D. Anantachari Professor of Medicine 1953 1954
Dr. D. Govinda Reddy Professor of Pathology 1954 1956
Dr. S. Venkateswarlu Professor of Radiology 1956 1956
Dr. G. V. Satyanarayana Murty Professor of Medicine 1956 1959
Dr. K. Ramesh Pai Professor of Surgery 1960 1960
Dr. P. Narasimha Rao Professor of ENT 1960 1964
Dr. V. S. Raghunathan Professor of Medicine 1964 1966
Dr. P. Brahmayya Sastry Professor of Physiology 1964 1966
Dr. M. Y. Ansari Professor of Pharmacology 1965 1966
Dr. D. Raghavendra Rao Professor of Thoracic Surgery 1969 1971
Dr. R. Satyabhama Reddy Professor of Gynecology 1969 1974
Dr. B. Shanmukheswara Rao Professor of Surgery 1971 1973
Dr. L. Suryanarayana Professor of Surgery 1974 1975
Dr. K. Kameswari Devi Professor of Gynecology 1975 1976
Dr. K. Sanjeeva Rao Professor of Anatomy 1976 1981
Dr. C. Sita Devi Professor of Biochemistry 1981 1984
Dr. E. N. B. Sharma Professor of Surgery 1985 1986
Dr. V. S. Dhanraj Professor of Anesthesia 1986 1987
Dr. K. Veerebadhiah Professor of Surgery 1986 1987
Dr. G. Nirmala Professor of Pharmacology 1986 1998
Dr. C. Syamala Professor of Paediatrics 1992 1995
Dr. V. Pranava Murty Professor of Medicine 1994 2001
Dr. P. A. Jayakar Professor of Bacteriology 1995 1996
Dr. R. Venkata Ramana Professor of Surgery 1996 1997
Dr. K. Surya Rao Professor of Medicine 1997 1997
Dr. R. Ahikrishna Professor of Ophthalmology 1998 1999
Dr. K. Akkalanaidu Professor of ENT 1999 1999
Dr. A. Prakasa Rao Professor of ENT 1999 2000
Dr. K. Venugopala Rao Professor of Pediatric Surgery 2000 2001
Dr. Sasiprabha Professor of Gynecology 2001 2002
Dr. K. Raghavaprasad Professor of SPM 2002 2003
Dr. Ch. Gnaneswar Professor of Medicine 2002 2003
Dr. Ronanki Narayana Rao Professor of Medicine 2003 2006
Dr. C. V. Rao Professor of Plastic Surgery 2006 2008
Dr. G. Bhagya Rao Professor of Psychiatry 2008 2011
Dr. Vishnu Prasad Professor of Neurosurgery 2011 2011
Dr. Santha Rao Professor of Surgery 2012 2012
Dr. Kalpana Subrahmanyam (MD) Professor of Biochemistry 2012 2013
Dr. S. V. Kumar Professor of Surgery 2013 2016
Dr T. Radha Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016 2017
Dr. P. V. Sudhakar Professor of Plastic Surgery 2017 2022
Dr. G. Sambasiva Rao Professor of Chest Diseases 2022 2022
Dr. G. Butchi Raju Professor of Neurology Since 1st July, 2022 Till date


  1. Department of Anaesthesiology
  2. Department of Anatomy: established in 1923. The first Professor was Capt. F. J. Anderson. It has a Museum. There are two artificial human skeletons donated by Dr. R. Krishna Rao. Dr. S. Swaminathan Prize and Dr. Anderson Medal are awarded to meritorious students annually.
  3. Department of Biochemistry: started in 1925 as part of the Physiology department. Dr. V. K. Narayana Menon was the first professor. Rao Bahadur Dr. V. K. Narayana Menon Medal, Dr. Venkateswarulu Prize, Dr. M. V. V. Krishna Mohan Memorial Prize and Dr C. Sita Devi University Medal awarded annually to meritorious students.
  4. Department of Cardiology: started in 1971 as a 25-bedded ward with Intensive Care Unit. As a result of public contributions and Costal Andhra Heart Foundation, a separate building was constructed exclusively for the Department of Cardiology in 1981. The department was upgraded to 36-beds and 18-bedded Intensive Cardiac Care Unit. An Intermediate Coronary Care Unit was opened in the year 2001.
  5. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery: started in 1956 with Dr. B. Sundara Rama Murthy as the first professor. An open heart surgery Unit was recently inaugurated on the second floor of the Cardiology Block with financial assistance from the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and the Coastal Heart Foundation.
  6. Department of Dental Surgery
  7. Department of Dermatology
  8. Department of Endocrinology
  9. Department of Forensic Medicine
  10. Department of Gastroenterology
  11. Department of General Surgery
  12. Department of Medicine: set up at the King George Hospital and upgraded in 1923. The acute medical care unit runs 24 hours. Dr. W. C. Gray was the first professor and head. Jeypore Sri Vikram Deo Varma Medal, Vemuri Sivaji Rao Medal and Dr. P. Kutumbaiah prizes are awarded annually.
  13. Department of Microbiology
  14. Department of Nephrology: established by T. Ravi Raju, who has been instrumental in developing the Kidney transplantation facility in the hospital.[3]
  15. Department of Neurology
  16. Department of Neurosurgery: started in 1956. It is the first neurosurgical unit of the united Andhra Pradesh.[4] Dr. S. Balaparameswara Rao was its first professor and head of the department. An exclusive unit of 'Head Injury and Intensive Care' was started in 1991. Superspeciality course (M.Ch.) was started in 1986.
  17. Department of Nuclear Medicine
  18. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  19. Department of Ophthalmology
  20. Department of Orthopaedics: set up in 1964 with Dr. C. Vyaghreswarudu as the head of department. An artificial limb center was set up in 1983.
  21. Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  22. Department of Paediatric Surgery
  23. Department of Paediatrics
  24. Department of Pathology: started in 1923. Dr. T. S. Tirumurti was its first professor. Postgraduate courses were started in 1946. It was upgraded in 1953. The Cytology wing was started in 1996. Dr. T. Bhaskara Menon Memorial prize and Dr. Tatachari medal is annually awarded to meritorious students.
  25. Department of Pharmacology
  26. Department of Physiology
  27. Department of Plastic Surgery
  28. Department of Psychiatry
  29. Department of Radiology
  30. Department of Radiotherapy
  31. Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  32. Department of Community Medicine: The Department of Hygiene and Bacteriology was established in 1925. Dr. C. Rama Murty was its first professor. It was renamed as Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in 1955 and now called Department of Community Medicine. The department gives out Silver Jubilee Celebration Committee Prize and Endowment Medal, Dr. Sonti Dakshinamurthy Prize and Dr. Vallabha Sastry Prize every year.
  33. Department of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
  34. Department of Urology


Andhra Medical College Central library was established in 1930. By 1987, the library had a collection of 32,000 books and 107 journals.

Recently an independent library building complex was constructed in front of the Panagal building (main building/office) and near the house surgeons and postgraduates men's hostel.

Teaching hospitals[edit]

These Teaching Hospitals are attached with the Andhra Medical College:

Main building of KGH.


The Andhra Medical College provides separate hostels for men, women, house-surgeons and postgraduates.

  • AMC Women's Hostel was built in 1942. The hostel has a capacity of accommodating 175 students and has a play ground, reading rooms, recreational centre and library.
  • AMC Men's Hostel is in an area of 18 acres (73,000 m2). It was built during the year 1952 with a total of 262 rooms. The hostel has a dining hall, reading room, TV room and recreational centre for indoor games.
  • Hostel for House-surgeons and Postgraduates was built in 1965.

The wings of AMC[edit]

  • The Institutional Ethics Committee
  • The AMC Research Forum
  • The Medical Education Cell
  • Rasamayi
  • Prakriti
  • AURA (AMC Undergraduate Research Association) is a recently established research forum for encouraging the undergraduate students to do research in the field of their choice.

Dr R Rednam Surya Prasada Rao professor of ophthalmology who trained many ophthalmologist is considered teacher per excellence As an honor Government Regional Eye Hospital was named after him.

Dr M Suryanarayana Murthy professor of Ophthalmology was considered as one of the greatest teachers which Andhra Medical College ever produced. His encyclopedic knowledge use to enthrall the students. He was called the "Walking Duke Elder" ho wrote 16 volumes on eye called the system of Ophthalmology.


Andhra Medical College Old Student's Association (AMCOSA) was formed by the efforts of Prof. P. Brahmayya Sastry and Dr. C. Vyaghreswarudu. The first AMCOSA day was celebrated on 28 January 1967, which was inaugurated by Lt.Col. Dr. M. V. Ramana Murthy, who was the last Surgeon General of the combined Madras Province.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Vew College details". Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Rs 500 crore vertical buildings proposed to house KGH, AMC". The New Indian Express. 15 December 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  3. ^ Tatapudi, Ravi Raju, ed. (2010). End Stage Renal Disease, ECAB Clinical Update. New Delhi: Elsevier. p. 1. ISBN 978-8131232019.
  4. ^ "AMC Neurosurgery Dept. pride of AP, TS'". The Hindu. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Eminent Vizagites of the Past". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  6. ^ Rao, G. Raghurama (31 October 2005). "Prof. Dr. B. V. Satyanarayana (30-1-1927 – 15-8-2005) Rao G R – Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol". Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. 71: 454. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Ortho who tamed polio". The Hindu. 17 March 2003. Archived from the original on 2 July 2003. Retrieved 18 February 2014.

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