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Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, the prestigious institution of the Steel City, was started on 23rd April 1986 by upgrading the existing District Government Hospital which was started on 1917 in a span of 150 acres land. Inorder to serve the sick and needy people of Salem and the adjacent districts.

 The foundation for the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College was laid at Salem by the late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of I
ndia on 25th october 1988.

Admission of students for the first batch was carried out in July 1990. The Non-teaching Headquarters Hospital, Salem was converted as teaching Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital which now is well equipped with all modern equipments and qualified staff.

The College which was temporarily situated in the District Board Building was moved to this 150 acres premises on the Steel plant road. The majestic faculty block has enormous space for the various departments and their museums. The College has a separate lecture hall block, Administrative block and a spacious library block. A big modern auditorium and two larger lecture halls with latest audio visual equipments were inaugurated in April 2005. This College has been recognized for the award of M.B.B.S degree granted by the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University vide letter no. MCI 34(A1)/96/Med/8661 dated 8/7/96 of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi.

Upgradation :

Under the Pradhan Mandhri Surakshna Yojana scheme a  super specialty hospital was started at an estimate of 120 crores on 12.02.2005 in the existing hospital campus. The state Government contributed Rs 54 crores towards the same and started functioning from 30.08.2006. It is a 600 bedded and includes all the sophisticated and most modern equipments  at par with private hospitals. The salient features of it are Central air conditioned , solar power system , recycling of water and a separate 1500 KvB capacity electricity generator are available.

Hostels for both men and women students with separate quarters for the respective wardens, are situated within the premises which is cordoned off which a separate compound. Both men and women hostels are being expanded now with additional blocks. Two (2) buses are on road which helps students to commute between the College and Hospital.

PG courses:


The Government of Tamilnadu in G.O. 2D No. 58 H dated 31/7/2000 has accorded permission to start the P.G. Course in MD (Gen.Medicine), M.S.(Gen. Surgery) with 2 seats in each form the year 2002. The first batch of Postgraduates have completed these course in August 2005. At present the following PG courses are available


List of the PG Course
S.No.      Course    Degree/Diploma
   permitted  By MCI
recognized by MCI
  Not permitted /Not
   recognized  by MCI
1. MBBS                          100 seats  
2. MD(GM) 5 Seats 5 Seats -
3. MS(GS) 6 Seats 6 Seats -
4. MD(Paed) 5 Seats 3 Seats -
5. MS(Ortho) 7 Seats 3 Seats -
6. MD (Aneas) 3 Seats 4 Seats -
7. MD (O&G) 3 Seats 3 Seats -
8. MD (Patho) - 6 seats -
9. MD (Bio-chemistry) -  3 seats  -
10. MD (Psychiatry) 5 Seats - -
11. MS (Ophthalmology) 2 Seats - -
12 DM Neurology  2 seats     
13 MCh Pediatric surgery 2 seats    
14 DM Nephrology 2 seats    
15 MCh Neuro Surgery 2 seats    
16 DM cardiology  2 seats    
17 MCh Plastic Surgery 2 seats    
18 MCh Surgical gastroenterology 2 seats     
19 MD Forensic Medicine 3 seats    
20 MS ENT  2 seats    
21 Mch Urology 4 seats     

Qualification not yet recognized:        
MD (Patho)
MD (Bio.)      Started from 2016-2017
MD (Psy.) 
 MS (Ophthalmology) – Started from 2017-2018

  • Admission of MBBS students  in -  1990.
  • No. of MBBS Students  in 1990      - 75
  • Increased  MBBS students  from 75 to  100  in – 2013.
  • Post Graduates in Courses started for broad specialty (MD,MS) in 2002.
  • At present PG Admission  per year – 69
  • College of Nursing Started in   - 2011.
  • Admission per year BSc.  Nursing – 100.
  • Diploma Nursing  Started in      – 1980
  • Admissions per year                    - 130
  • Paramedical Courses  Started in -2005
  • Paramedical Courses  Admission per year- 200.
  • Bed Strength        - 1642
  • Average  daily OP       – 4201.
  • Average daily IP    - 1503.
  • Total No. of Doctors in College and  Hospital – 439
  • Total No. of  doctors in College – 315
  • Total No of doctors  in Hospital – 124
  • Total no of teaching staff in nursing college -22
  • Total no of teaching staff in school of nursing - 19
  • Total No. of Staff Nurses – 388
  • Total No. of Paramedical Staff- 45.
  • Total No. of Hospital Workers – 42
  • Total No. of  Sanitary Workers – 62
  • Total No. of Watchman – 7
  • Total No. of Departments- 33
  • Total No. of  Broad Specialty Departments – 21
  • Total No. of Super Specialty Departments -12


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