Tamil Nadu, is the eleventh largest state of India located at the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula, has a number of medical colleges, which provide quality edification to the aspiring doctors, as well as the other medical students belonging to the different streams of this subject. In the following lines Collegedekho.com brings you the Top Ten Medical Colleges located in Tamil Nadu:
Christian Medical College, Vellore
The Christian Medical College looks forward to become a witness to the healing ministry of Christ by providing excellence in service, edification, and research. This tertiary care hospital is one of the prominent and well-known medical destinations not only in India but internationally as well. It was founded by an American missionary, Dr. Ida S. Scudder, in 1900; and the institute has made noteworthy achievements in the medical field.
Madras Medical College
The ‘Madras Medical College’ located in Chennai was established on February 2, 1835. Apart from being the second oldest medical college in India, along with the Medical College Kolkata, this is also one of the foremost centers of post graduate medical edification in this country. At any given time, there are an excess of 2500 paramedical and medical students getting educated here.
Kovai Medical Center
The Kovai Medical Center was established in 1990 and now, the governing body has numerous institutions like KMCH College of Physiotherapy, Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College NAAC Accredited, KMCH College of Occupational Therapy and many more named under it. Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical
University, and recognized by their respective professional councils, the paramedical colleges of this medical center are renowned all across for the quality of edification that they provide to the aspirants.
Meenakshi Medical College Hospital & Research Institute
The Meenakshi Medical College Hospital & Research Institute was established in 2000 under the Meenakshi Ammal Trust, which is a public charitable and educational trust. The college is fully equipped with the necessary and basic facilities such as transportation, hostel, etc. It is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University.
Government Vellore Medical College
The Government Vellore Medical College was established in 2005 and it offers MBBS courses in the region to churn out well qualified medical professionals. The college is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), and along with the state of the art facilities available here, it promises to offer an atmosphere of conducive learning.
Kanyakumari Government Medical College
The Kanyakumari Government Medical College stands among the medical colleges carrying a reputation in Tamil Nadu. The college was established in 2001, and it is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. The medical courses offered here are approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The college offers a 5 and a half year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, a diploma in Nursing (GNM), and a diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT).
Stanley Medical College (SMC)
The Stanley Medical College is a government medical college in Tamil Nadu. Even as the original hospital has a more than 200-year-old history, the college was formally established on July 2, 1938. This college was ranked at 22nd in the India Today 2014 survey.
Kilpauk Medical College
The Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) is one of the premier government medical institutions in India. It was founded in 1960, and since then it has produced many world-renowned medical doctors. There are 3 hospitals affiliated with this college, namely - Government Thiruvotteeswarar Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Government Royapettah Hospital, and Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital.
Website: http://www.gkmc.in, http://www.kilpaukmedicalcollege.com
Madurai Medical College
The Madurai Medical College was first affiliated to the University of Madras and permanent recognition was materialized in 1954. Subsequently, it was recognized by the Medical Council of India in 1961. The courses that are offered here include Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm), Nursing, and other para-medical courses.
Tirunelveli Medical College
The Government Medical College Tirunelveli is one among the best medical colleges in South India, and it is located in the city of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. The college is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, and it is recognized by the Medical Council of India and World Health Organization.
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