Government Medical College, Ernakulam
Medical College campus main entrance
|Campus||Urban, 60 acres (24 ha)|
|Affiliations||Cochin University of Science and Technology|
Kerala University of Health Sciences
Government Medical College, Ernakulam (previously Cochin Medical College) is one of the medical colleges in the state of Kerala situated at Kalamassery, Kochi. It was a government-owned institution established by the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education under the Department of Co-operation, Govt. of Kerala, established in the year 1999. The college has an intake capacity of 100 students for the MBBS course each year. It was taken over by the government of Kerala as a pure government institution on 11 December 2013. Post graduate courses in three clinical and two non clinical departments are also there..College of nursing,school of nursing,biomedical engineering courses and OT courses are functioning in the college campus.
The college initially functioned at General Hospital, Ernakulam, and Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital, Kochi and classes were conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium complex, Kochi. Land was acquired at HMT Estate at Kalamassery and the foundation stone for the campus was laid by Shri E.K. Nayanar, the then Chief Minister of Kerala State. The college was shifted to the present campus at Kalamassery in 2004 and was inaugurated by Shri A.K. Antony, Chief Minister of Kerala. Dr P.G.R. Pillai was the founding Principal of the college.
The college spreads around 60 acres of at Kalamassery in the outskirts of the city. The complex includes 700-bedded Medical College hospital, College of Nursing and the Cochin Cancer Research Centre. The campus also counts with furnished colleges for students, Resident quarters and staff quarters.
Cochin Cancer Research Centre
Due to the alarming increase of cancer patient in the state, the Government of Kerala decided to setup cancer research centre in the central part of the state. The foundation stone for the centre was laid on August 18, 2014. The total cost for the project was estimated to be around ₹3.95 billion (US$57 million).
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pediatrics and Neonatology
- Radio diagnostics
- Respiratory medicine
Events and Activities
The respective Students' Union of Government Medical College Ernakulam organises an inter-medical college sports event revera every year. It was started from 2018 (organised by SU2k18) onwards,which was a grand success with a lot of appreciations for the heavy participation, organisation and the good conduct.
- "Work on Cochin Cancer Research Centre to begin on January 1". The Hindu. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
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