(Last Updated on : 25-08-2016)
The state of Kerala is considered to be one of the highly educated and developed states in India. The state has a large number of educational institutions among which, the medical colleges are an integral part. The medical colleges in Kerala are counted among the top class medical institutions in India. They can be classified in various ways like Government colleges, self-financing colleges. They can also be classified as the Allopathic colleges, Homoeopathic colleges, Ayurvedic colleges, Dental colleges etc. Medical education in Kerala dates back to the year of 1951, when the Trivandrum Medical College was established in Thiruvananthapuram.
The medical colleges in Kerala are working relentlessly with a view to achieve certain aims and objectives. Their main objective is to provide quality medical education to the students of Kerala and they are also aimed at providing modern treatment facilities to the people of the state. Most of the medical colleges in Kerala are well equipped with the necessary modern medical equipments and technologies and hence, they have got considerable success in providing treatment to the people of Kerala. The medical colleges in Kerala offer a variety of courses to the students of Kerala at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They offer degree courses, diploma courses and also certificate courses. The main courses offered by the medical colleges in Kerala include MBBS, BDS, B.Sc Nursing, B.Pharm, D.Pharm, M.Pharm, MD, MS, MDS, DMLT, DOA, DRT, Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery etc.
A number of Medical colleges in Kerala have earned recognition and reputation in all over India. The medical colleges have also established them as the premier and most sought after medical institutions in the country. The major medical colleges in Kerala include the Government Medical Colleges in Alappuzha, Kozhikode, Kottayam, Thrissur, and Thiruvananthapuram. Apart from them, the other major medical colleges in Kerala include the Co-operative Medical College, Kochi; the Academy of Medical Sciences, Kannur; the Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur; the MES Academy of Medical Sciences, Malappuram; Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram; Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Centre, Thrissur; Karuna Medical College, Palakkad; Kannur Medical College, Kannur; Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Ernakulam; Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Pathanamthitta; Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram; SUT Academy of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram; KMCT Dental College, Kozhikode; Pariyaram Dental College, Kannur; PMS College of Dental Sciences & Research, Thiruvananthapuram; Royal Dental College, Palakkad; St. Gregorios Dental College, Ernakulam; TD Medical College, Alappuzha; the Trivandrum Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram etc.