Mysore Medical College & Research Institute

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Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
Government Medical College, Mysore.jpg
Established 1924
Type Government Medical College and Hospital
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 150 (100 recognized + 50 permitted)
Postgraduates 127
Location Mysore, Karnataka,  India
12°18′57.1″N 76°38′58.5″E / 12.315861°N 76.649583°E / 12.315861; 76.649583Coordinates: 12°18′57.1″N 76°38′58.5″E / 12.315861°N 76.649583°E / 12.315861; 76.649583
Campus Irwin Road, near to railway station
Affiliations Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Website (official website) (website maintained by students)
Logo of Mysore Medical College

Mysore Medical College & Research Institute (previously called Mysore Medical College), also known as Government Medical College, Mysore is one of the oldest medical colleges in India. It is located in the heart of Mysore city adjacent to the railway station. Founded in 1924 by Sri Krishnarajendra Wodeyar, it is the first medical college to be established in the Karnataka region and the seventh in India. The college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar, Bangalore.


Sri Krishnadevaraja Wodeyar founded Mysore Medical College. Since there were no medical institutions in the erstwhile state of Mysore, a scheme for giving medical education was started in 1881 under which carefully selected students were given scholarship and sent to places like Madras and Bombay to undergo training and to return and work as "Hospital Assistants".

After the Madras Presidency expressed its inability to admit Mysore State students, the Government of Mysore sanctioned another scheme in April 1917 including a "Mysore Medical School", which was started at Bangalore to train the then called "Sub Assistant Surgeons". Trainees had to undergo a course for 4 years to qualify as a Licensed Medical Practitioner (LMP). In 1924 the "Mysore Medical School" was upgraded and was now called the "Mysore Medical College". The college was affiliated to the University of Mysore and the trainees were now granted medical degrees. Mysore Medical College was the first medical college in the state of Mysore and only the seventh in India at this time. At the request and insistence of Sri Krishnadevaraja Wodiyar the College was shifted from Bangalore to Mysore in 1930.

The foundation stone was laid in 1930 by Sri Krishnadevaraja Wodiyar and the main building was constructed by Boraiah Basavaiah & Sons, a famous contractor of Mysore. It was further expanded in 1940.

The Krishnarajendra Hospital (K R Hospital) was constructed at a cost of Rs. 3,65,000/- and started as a 100 bedded hospital with X-ray apparatus. It is attached to the Mysore Medical College.

The Mysore Medical School continued functioning in Bangalore for a few years and was eventually shut down two years after Bangalore Medical College came into existence in 1954.

Cheluvamba hospital, earlier known as Vanivilas Hospital, was built in 1880 with 24 beds, and was upgraded to a 200-bed hospital in 1939. It was further expanded in 1954 and the new OPD Block of OBG was built in 1997. New facilities have been continuously added onto the existing infrastructure, but the most impressive of all is the new multistoried OPD building with its ultra-modern air-conditioned ICCU which along with the medical wards on upper floors was added onto the K R Hospital complex in 1998. Other relatively new structures include a blood bank and a burns ward. It is attached to the Mysore Medical College.

Although the college started in 1924 it was only in 1948 that an alumni association was formed. However there was very little activity until the early nineties which saw the birth of MAA (Mysore Medical College Alumni Association) in Mysore and MMC-GANA (MMC Graduates Association of North Americas) in North America. Thanks to very generous contributions from MMC-GANA and also from MAA, the college was presented with an auditorium on its platinum jubilee. Besides housing an 800 seats auditorium, the complex also has two green rooms, two fully furnished guest rooms, a Millennium Lecture Hall for smaller gatherings and two large halls on the first floor. Both associations remain very active currently and have envisaged building a sports complex on the J K Grounds and also setting up a Corpus Fund to support the research and thesis work of undergraduates and postgraduates.

Its staff have a yearly festival called saMMsCRIthi.


Under Graduate[edit]

The total intake is 150 for MBBS course. Of this 85% is filled through the CET conducted by the Government of Karnataka and only residents of Karnataka are eligible. The rest 15% is All India Quota, open to any citizen of India, and is filled through the National Eligibility and Entrance Test from 2013.[1]

Post Graduate[edit]

It has intake of 127 seats for PG courses in which 50% is by All India Quota.[1]

Courses offered[edit]

UG Course[edit]

M.B.B.S. - extending for at least 4 1/2 years followed by 1 year of compulsory rotational internship.

PG Courses[edit]


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anatomy
  • Dermatology
  • General Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Radiology


  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology

P. G. Diploma Courses

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • ENT
  • OBG
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology

Outpatient services offered[edit]

The hospital offers 24X7 Emergency Care and Day Time OPD services from 9 AM to 4 PM with a one hour lunch off at 1 PM. The Hospital caters to the people from the districts of Mysore, Madikeri, Chamarajanagara and Mandya. People belonging to Below Poverty Line(BPL) can avail free OPD services and Investigations at a nominal charges upon producing valid original documentations. Generic Medicines are available at designated counters. The Hospital provides tertiary level services in following disciplines :

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Cardiology by Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research
  • Speech & Audio Pathology by All India Institute Of Speech & Hearing

Facilities available[edit]

  • Blood Bank
  • C. T. Scan
  • USG
  • Echocardiography
  • Basic Laboratory Facilities
  • X-Ray
  • Cobalt Radiotherapy Unit

Attached hospitals[edit]

  • K.R. Hospital
  • Cheluvamba Hospital
  • P.K.T.B and Chest Diseases Hospital
  • Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research
  • E. D. Hospital
  • P. H. C. Hoskote


The college has a vast network of alumni within and outside India. The alumni association, called MAA, actively promotes student activities and lends support to the college. MAA built the Platinum Jubilee Auditorium, situated in JK Grounds, which is now used by the college for holding various activities.

List of Deans & Principals[edit]

Mysore Medical College has sailed through the SAGA of 75 years, during this journey, the various expansion programs and academic achievements which culminated in the development of this illustrious institution nurtured and guided by series of eminent teachers and 23 administrators - Deans and principals like

  • Dr. S. Subba Rao
  • Dr. H.B. Myalvagnam
  • Dr. B.K. Narayana Rao
  • Dr. J.F. Robinson
  • Dr. C. Krishnaswamy Rao
  • Dr. B.T. Krishnan
  • Dr. Y. Appaji
  • Dr. G.S. Raghunatha Rao
  • Dr. B.N. Lingaraju
  • Dr. J.J. Dharmaraj
  • Dr. T. Manickam
  • Dr. Lalitha Lingaiah
  • Dr. B.V. Puttaraj Urs
  • Dr. V. Ramachandra
  • Dr. Indira Amla
  • Dr. R.H.N. Shen
  • Dr. N.K. Channappa
  • Dr. D. Chamaraj
  • Dr. D. Shankar Raj
  • Dr. D.C. Parthasarathy
  • Dr. A.M. Krishne Urs
  • Dr. B. Lakshmi Bai
  • Dr. R. Seethalakshmi


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