Thoothukudi Medical College

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Thoothukudi Medical College
தூத்துக்குடி அரசு மருத்துவக் கல்லூரி
TypeGovernment Medical College and Hospital
Established2001(18 years ago) (2001)
Dean Dr.Bala Subramanian
ManagementDepartment of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
Location, ,
8°47′03″N78°07′13″E / 8.78421°N 78.12020°E / 8.78421; 78.12020 Coordinates: 8°47′03″N78°07′13″E / 8.78421°N 78.12020°E / 8.78421; 78.12020
CampusUrban, 25 acres (0.10 km2)
Affiliations The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Website www.tmctkd.ac.in

Thoothukudi Medical College, also known as TKMC, or Government Medical College Thoothukudi, is one among the premier medical institutions in South India, located in the city of Thoothukudi, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The college is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and is recognised by the Medical Council of India and World Health Organization.

South India Group of Southern Indian states

South India is the area including the five southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, as well as the three union territories of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Lakshadweep and Puducherry, occupying 19% of India's area. Covering the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau, South India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south. The geography of the region is diverse with two mountain ranges–the Western and Eastern Ghats, bordering the plateau heartland. Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Tungabhadra, Periyar, Vaigai, Palar River, Ponnaiyar, Thamiraparani rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada-Guntur, Rajamahendravaram-Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Mysuru, Mangalore and Kozhikode are the largest urban areas.

Thoothukudi City Corporation in Tamil Nadu, India

Thoothukudi is a port city and a municipal corporation and an industrial city in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city lies in the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal. Thoothukudi is the headquarters of Thoothukudi district. It is located about 590 kilometres south of Chennai and 190 kilometres northeast of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). According to Confederation of Indian Industry, Thoothukudi has the second highest Human Development Index in Tamil Nadu next to Chennai. Thoothukudi City serves as the headquarters of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited. Major educational establishments in the city include Thoothukudi Medical College, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Maritime Academy, V.O.C. Arts & Science College, Government Polytechnic College,, Anna University Thoothukudi Campus. and Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Tiruchendur. V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust is one of the fastest growing Major Ports in India. Thoothukudi is an "Emerging Energy and Industrial hub of South India".

Tamil Nadu State in Southern India

Tamil Nadu, is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.

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History

The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Thoothukudi Medical College on 16.08.2000. [1] It was initially located inside the campus of Fisheries College and Research Institute Department, Beach Road, then shifted to the 3rd Mile, Thoothukudi during the year 2001.

The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) is situated in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India.

In July 2001, the first batch of 100 MBBS students started attending the classes in newly constructed building at 3rd Mile. Other departments like Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Social & Preventive Medicine started functioning in the subsequent years, and the District Headquarters Hospital was converted to Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital. The college was affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) is a government medical university centered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. M.G.Ramachandran (M.G.R.) and is the second-largest health sciences university in India.

The College and Location

The Medical College

The Thoothukudi Medical College, along with its primary teaching hospital, is located at 3rd Mile in the city of Thoothukudi, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. College Motto is Born to Serve. The college is present over a campus of around 25 acres close to Thoothukudi [2] Government Polytechnic campus and has well-equipped lecture halls, libraries, reading rooms, auditoria and separate hostels for men and women.

India Country in South Asia

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

The college, the hospital and the hostels are all located within a radius of 1 kilometre. The college is located within about 5.1 kilometres from the Railway Station and 3.2 kilometer from the Bus Stand. The college on Google Maps

Courses offered

Undergraduate Medical Course

Diplomo Courses

A Diploma in Nursing or Nursing Diploma is an entry-level tertiary education nursing credential.

Technician Courses

Other Courses

Admission

The college admits 100 students from 2000-2012 batch. Recently the college admits 150 [3] students (Batch of 2013) to the MBBS course once every year based on neet mark . There are 15% seat reserved for all India quota and 85% reserved for state quota .

Departments

Cultural Events

Thoothukudi medical college hosts intra-college sports and cultural extravaganza events in the name of "RADIANCE" every year.

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