Government Medical College Thrissur, established in 1982 is one of the leading centers in medical education in Kerala, India. Kerala University of Health Sciences began functioning in the campus in 2009. Spread over an area of more than 250 acres (1.0 km2), it is located in the serene surroundings of Mulagunnathukavu (M.G Kavu) 14 km away from Thrissur.
The college was inaugurated on April 1, 1982 by the Governor of Kerala, Jyothi Vencatachellum, who had also laid the foundation stone for the proposed college building at Mulagunnathukavu on 30 April 1982. Govt.Medical College, Thrissur had its humble beginning at Mannuthy. By March 1983, the institution had moved to its permanent site at Mulamgunnathukavu, where the old buildings of the T.B sanatorium were modified to accommodate the pre-clinical and the para-clinical departments as well as the administrative block.
The clinical departments started functioning on 22 October 1983 in the erstwhile District Hospital & Maternity Hospital buildings in Thrissur City. On April 1, 1985, the entire District Hospital was taken over. Construction of the 300 bedded Medical College Chest Hospital at Mulamgunnathukavu was completed in 1987. The primary health centre of Tholur was taken over by the college in 1986, for regular training of medical students in community and preventive care. Ollur and Erumappetty primary health centres were also made available for training purposes. Construction of the 400-bed new medical college hospital was started on 1995.
The first class of 74 students was admitted to the college in April 1982 who completed their course in the May 1987. The college was granted permanent recognition by IMC in 1991 and by WHO in 1993. In January 1995 construction of a new hospital complex was started in M.G Kavu. M.D. Radiodiagnosis courses were started in 1997 & MD general medicine courses were started in 2004.
In 2005 December the clinical departments were shifted from District Hospital to the New Medical College Hospital Complex in Mulagunnathukavu.The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 2007.To know more about Government Medical College, Thrissur, please visit their website at http://www.mctcr.edu.in, where you can check news update, application form, exam dates, admit cards, placement drive dates, and more other important details. Government Medical College, Thrissur is well known college/university among students these days.