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Kilpauk Medical College

Kilpauk Medical College

Established : 1960
Type : Co-Education
Dean : Dr. Narayana Babu
Vice-Principal : Dr. C. Rama Chandra Bhat
Former Name : GKMC
Location : Chennai
Affiliation(s) : Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Category : Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (MCI)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S., D.M., M.Ch. & Paramedical


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




  • Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma in Oto-RhinoLaryngology
  • Diploma in Anaesthesia
  • Diploma in Orthopaedics
  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology


  • M.D. General Medicine
  • M.D. Pathology
  • M.D. Microbiology
  • M.D. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • M.D. Physiology
  • M.D. Paediatrics
  • M.D. Anaesthesiology
  • M.S. General Surgery
  • M.S. E.N.T.
  • M.S. Ortho


  • D.M. Gastroenterology
  • D.M. Nephrology
  • M.Ch. Urology
  • M.Ch. Plastic Surgery
  • M.Ch. Surgical Oncology



  • Cardiac Sonography Technician
  • ECG / Treadmill
  • Emergency Care Technician
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Anaesthesia Technician
  • Theatre Technician
  • Orthopaedic Technician
  • Certificate Radiological Assistant
  • Diploma in Medical Lab.Techonology


Admissions to the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and the Post-graduate (MD, MS, other diplomas and other higher specialties) are through the Tamil Nadu state quota (for e.g.: 85% of seats in the MBBS program) and through the National/ Central quota (for e.g.: 15% of seats in the MBBS program). Reservations of seats and reduced tuition fees are available to the underserved communities in both the quotas. Admissions are open only to Indian citizens and are highly competitive.

MBBS Program

Approximately, the MBBS program has 150 seats of student intake per year.

It consists of 85% of total number of seats; filled by the Directorate of Medical Education under the state Government of Tamil Nadu.

It consists of 15% of total number of seats of student intake per year.

The National level entrance exam is the All India PreMedical PreDental Examination (AI PM/ PD test) which is conducted by CBSE. The seats under the Central quota are filled on the basis of the scores and ranking by the AI PM/ PD test alone and do not take into consideration the High school final exam scores.

Post Graduate Programs

The seats in the different Post-graduate programs (Diploma and Degree programs) are filled by:

  • State level PG Entrance Exam (TNPG)
  • National level PG Entrance Exam (AIPGME)

Several seats (about 50% of the state quotaTNPG seats) are also reserved for the Physicians in the Tamil Nadu Government service.

  • »  Lecture Halls
  • »  Library
    • Computer Lab
    • Internet (Dial up)
    • Television
    • Video-cum-Recorder
    • Xerox available
  • »  Seperate Hostels for Men's & Women's
  • »  Co-Curricular Activities
  • »  Transportation Facilities
  • »  Outdoor & Indoor Sports Facilities

Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) is one of the premier government medical institutions in India. Founded in 1960, the college has been instrumental in producing many world - renowned doctors. There are 3 hospitals affiliated with the KMC - Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Government Royapettah Hospital & Government Thiruvotteeswarar Hospital of Thoracic Medicine.

Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital History of its existence

1925 In response to the feeling of Nationalism and keeping alive the ancient systems of indigenous medicine the school of Indian medicine was started. The degree conferred at this institution was L.I.M.
1947 In accordance to the recommendations of the Usman Committee, Chopra Committee and the Pundit Committee of Government of Madras and Government of India, the character of the institute was changed, upgraded and named as College of Indian Medicine. The College gave the degree as G.C.I.M.
1948 The College was again renamed as College of Indigenous Medicine and one of the three systems of Indigenous Medicine, Ayurvedha-Siddha-Unani, should be chosen by each candidate who joins GCIM and Allopathic Medicine was common to all.
1953 The College was renamed as the College of Integrated Medicine. The course was shortened to 4.5 years and one year of compulsory house - surgeoncy on par with MBBS course. Government ensured that the GCIM graduates could practice both the systems of Medicine. In 1959 the lst batch of GCIM students were admitted and in 1960 the College of Indigenous Medicine was closed.
1960 The Integrated Medicine Course (MBBS DEGREE) was started. The first and second year GCIM students were given the option of joining the MBBS course, while the senior students were offered the D.M&S on completion of the course and bringing them into the Allopathic fold.
1965 The College was recognised as Women Medical College and named as Government Kilpauk Medical College, admitting only women candidates for MBBS degree. Meanwhile, those who have completed GCIM, D.M&S were given the option to undertake condensed MBBS course at the Chengalpattu Medical College to obtain the MBBS degree and come into the fold of Modern Medicine.
1967 The women students agitated to have a co-educational institution and the erstwhile Government of Madras granted permission and both men and women were admitted to MBBS degree from 1967.
1972 Development of the Medical College is set into pace with the Surgical Block coming into being. Later all the different super-specialities came into being between 1972 and 2001 and stands in its glory to-day.
1981 Intensive Care Unit was sanctioned with 10 beds and was commissioned in June 1981 by Hon.Dr.H.V.Hande, the Minister for Health, Government of Tamilnadu. 50 beded comprehensive Burn unit was sanctioned on the I floor of the out-Patient Block and was commissioned in March 1985 by Hon.Dr.H.V.Hande, then Minister for Health under the Presidentship of Dr.Mrs.Lalitha Kameswaran, then Director of Medical Education.
1984 Department of Cardiology was sanctioned with Prof.S.Thanikachalam as its Chief.
1987 Department of Nephrology was sanctioned and commissioned in July 1987 with Prof.C.M.Thiagarajan as its Chief.
1988 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology was sanctioned with Prof.Srikumari Damaodharan as its Chief.

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