10-03-2014, 02:50 PM
Trivandrum Medical College is located in Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, India. It was founded in 1951 and was inaugurated Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. It is the oldest and most prestigious medical college in Kerala. In official records, he was named a College of Medicine (Trivandrum) as it was the only medical school in the state at the time of its creation. It is upgraded to the status of all India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Medical College campus houses several hospitals and institutions, in addition to the Medical College Hospital (MCH), including the College of Nursing, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum Dental College, Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Priyadarshini Institute of Medical Sciences and Sri Avittom Thirunal hospital for Women and Children (SAT hospital). Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (Rio) is also a part of the College of Medicine and is updated to the status of national-level independent institution. Optometry school is also on the campus of Rio.