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Government Medical College

Government Medical College

Established : 2005
Type : Co-Education
Director : --
Dean : --
Former Name : GVMC
Location : Vellore
Affiliation(s) : Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Category : Undergraduate
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (MCI)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)


  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Community Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Dental
  • ART
  • Dermatology
  • STD
  • Casualty
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetology
  • Thoracic Medicine


Every year, students are admitted through a counselling process conducted by The Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu. Total number of students admitted per year are 100, with 15% of seats reserved for admissions through all India quota. Separate hostels for boys and girls, and separate quarters for male and female interns doing their CRRI in the hospital are available within the campus.

Hitech Equipments

  • »  CT scan
  • »  MRI scan
  • »  Echo TMT

Special Facilities

  • »  CEMONC centre(comprehensive emergency maternal and obstetrics and neonatal care)
  • »  ICTC - integrated counselling testing centre
  • »  ART - Anti Retroviral Therapy
  • »  ET CO2 monitors
  • »  Laproscopy
  • »  Endoscopic surgical instruments

A place of historical importance, having seeded the roots for the Sepoy Mutiny in the struggle for Indian independence & bore the thrones of the proud Pallavas, Cholas & Nayakkars, the Fort city- Vellore shines in its own pride. The Government of Tamil Nadu passed the GO no.:257, on the health and family welfare date 26/07/2000, to start a Government Medical College in the city of Vellore.

As per the GO no.:344, on the health and family welfare date 26/09/2000, the buildings, machineries, materials and workers of the Vellore district Pentland hospital & the Adukkamparai TB Welfare Centre, which is 8 km away from the Pentland Hospital, were brought under the control of the Directorate of Medical Education(DME) from the Director General of Medicine & Rural Welfare.

The MCI rules that were in force stated that the Hospital and Medical College can be situated at a maximum distance of 8kms. On the basis of this rule, the Government decided the Vellore Pentland to function as the hospital at the Adukkamparai TB Welfare Centre to function as the temporary college for first year MBBS. The GO no.:23 was passed on health and family welfare date 29/01/2001 and Rs.99.8 lakhs was allocated for the reconstruction of the buildings.

To construct a permanent Medical College, Kazhinjur Lake, Munthirikaadu, Ariyur Cooperative Society, Murukkeri- in the outskirts of Vellore were surveyed. But at last according to the convention that both the Medical College and the Hospital need to be situated in the same place, THE ADUKKAMPARAI TB WELFARE CENTRE on the Cuddalore- Chithoor Highways Km 169/8, in an area of 37.53 acres was chosen.

Initially to build a Hospital with 300 beds, GO no.:220 was passed on the health and family welfare date 19/11/2002 and Rs.5 crores was allocated towards it. On 04/02/2003, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu aid the foundation stone. On 21/01/2004, the Out-Patient Department(OPD) was shifted from Government Pentland Hospital to the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital Campus, Adukkamparai, Vellore-11.

The Hospital construction was started in Nov., 2003 and finished in Nov., 2004.On 08/12/2004, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the opening ceremony and the Hospital started to function with all necessary facilities

The consent of Affiliation to the Dr.M.G.R. Medical University was issued on 24/08/2004.

For the construction of various buildings for the Medical College and Hospital and for drinking water supply, a sum of Rs.51.32 crores was allocated on the basis of TN GO no.:376 & 377, health and family welfare date 16/11/2004. For the purchase of wooden furniture, instruments, motor vehicles and books, GO no.:385 was passed on the same day and Rs.15.39 crores was allocated.

The Medical Council of India(MCI) inspected the Medical College on the dates- 16,17,18/12/2003 and 20,21/12/2004, and granted the letter of indent for the admission of 100 Medical students. (MCI-34(41)2004- Med 23524 Dt. 24/02/2005).

Again on 20,21/05/2005, the MCI inspected the College and granted the letter of permission for the admission of 100 students on 01/07/2005.

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