The Government Medical College, Kottayam (GMCK) was established in 1962. The institution is approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. It was originally affiliated to Kerala University. The college offers many courses under the UG and PG levels in various fields like Anatomy, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and many more. The admission to any of the courses is through qualifying the entrance exam like NEET or AIPMT. The college has a highly esteemed faculty and various facilities to make its students comfortable and help them focus on their studies.
|Establishment | Institute type||1962 | Government|
|Affiliated to||Mahatma Gandhi University|
|Approved by||Medical Council of India (MCI)|
|Entrance Accepted||NEET, AIPMT|
|Courses Offered||MBBS, MD/MS, Diploma, B.Sc., & Super-specialty|
The institute offers various courses under its undergraduate and postgraduate level programs. They are:
|Bachelor of Cardiovascular Technology||-||10+2 examination with biology as the main subject.||3 years|
|Diploma||Ophthalmic assistance||10+2 examination with biology as the main subject.||2years|
|Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technology|
|MBBS||-||Students must have qualified the NEET-UG or AIPMT exam along with 50% aggregate marks in the 10+2 or equivalent examination.||5.5 years|
|MS||Ear, Nose, and Throat||Graduation in relevant field and the student must have qualified the NEET PG exam||3 years|
|OBST. & GYNAE|
|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|
|TB & Respiratory Diseases|
|DM||Cardiology||Graduation in a relevant discipline with valid score in NEET PG exam||3 years|
|MCH||Cardiothoracic Surgery||3 years|
The admission to any course is based on marks obtained in the NEET or AIPMT entrance exams. 15% of the seats are all-India quota seats and 85% are reserved for State-Quota. The procedure is as follows:
The college offers a 1-year internship to all its students for which the stipend is currently INR 25000. The college does not provide placements, but job opportunities in the health sector are vast and students can get great jobs based on their skill-set in various departments.
The institute offers scholarships for students belonging to SC/ST categories. They also have an APJ Abdul Kalam scholarship for academically excellent students. Other than these, students can also avail Central/State Government scholarships provided their annual income is below INR 1 Lakh.
The college offers a number of facilities to cater to the needs of the students as well as faculty members. Following is a brief about the same:
The institute has a well-trained faculty team that takes up the responsibility of educating and training its students to become skilled professionals. Most of the teaching facilities are doctors and/or Ph.D. holders. A lot of the teachers also have experience working in hospitals. The faculty also attends seminars, conferences, and workshops to improve their skill set and have also contributed to their fields of interest.
Ques. What are the documents required for admission to the MBBS course?
Ans. The documents required are:
Ques. What are the documents required for admission to MD/MS courses?
Ans. The documents required are:
Ques. Does the college have the facility of Hostel Accommodation?
Ans. Yes, the college has hostel facilities for men and women separately.
Ques. What is the intake capacity of the hostel?
Ans. The boy’s hostel houses 100 students whereas the girl’s hostel can house 50 students.
Ques. What is the most popular course at GMCK?
Ans. Out of the variety of courses available, the most sought-after course is the MBBS Degree course.