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College History (Institution History)
 
The Govt. Thoothukudi Medical College was started and functioning from 16.08.2000. Initially located inside the campus of Fisheries Department, Beach Road, then shifted to the present Medical College block in 3rd Mile, Thoothukudi during the year 2001. The first batch of MBBS students were admitted during the academic year 2000-2001. In this college, Non-Clinical and Clinical departments are functioning. Sanction has been given for admission of 100 students for M.B.B.S. course every Academic year from the year 2000-2001. The seats have been increased to 150 seats from the year 2013-2014. 
55 students are admitted and trained in the course of Diploma in Nursing from the Academic Year 2003-2004. DMLT Courses of two years duration and One Year Paramedical Certificate Course (Emergency Care Technician, Respiratory Therapy, Anaesthesia Technician, Theatre Technician and Orthopaedic Technician) were started from 2005-2006 with the total intake of 100 students and 150 students respectively. CRA (Certified Radiological Assistant) Course was started from the academic year 2007-2008. Moreover in Nursing Assistant Course for both gents and ladies, 50 students are trained every year from the academic year 2009-2010. During this academic year, 105 trainees are undergoing (CRRI) internship training.
 
                                  In Thoothukudi Government Medical College Hospital, departments such as General Surgery, General Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Venereology & Dermatology, Thoracic Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Phsyical Medicine, Dentistry, Neurology, Gaestro Enterology and Anti Retro Viral Treatment Centre are functioning.

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