GOVT KILPAUK MEDICAL COLLEGE, CHENNAI-10 is of the premier medical teaching institute in South India that trains Medical students every year.
In the year 1924, this institution was started as a Government Indian Medical School.
In 1948, the medical school was converted into a College of Indian Medicine and the Degree of G.C.I.M(Graduate of the College of Indigenous Medicine) was confirmed on its Graduates. Later the word Indigenous, was replaced by Integrated to indicate that the candidates were trained both Indigenous as well as modern system of medicine in the G.C.I.M course.
In 1960, this college of Integrated medicine became Govt Kilpauk Medical College, with an annual intake of 75 girl students. A few years after it became a co-education institution with an annual intake of 100 students. As early as 1970, many Diploma, PG Degree courses and Super specialty courses were started.
The College is affiliated to the TAMILNADU DR.MGR MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
HOSPITAL ATTACHED TO GOVERNMENT KILPAUK MEDICAL COLLEGE
1. Govt. Royapettah Hospital, Chennai-14
2. Govt. Thiruvoteeswarar Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Otteri
3. Govt. Peripheral Hospital, K.K.Nagar, Chennai-78
4. Govt Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai 101
The College has a well maintained library with up to date collection of books and journals. Total no of books – 17,500/- Journals – 52. In addition each department has a departmental library.. Library is open from 8.00 am to 8.00pm.
The College has one Auditorium with seating capacity of 750 where regular college functions are conducted. An A/c hall known as PANAGAL HALL with seating capacity of 75 is used for CME programmes and for other academic purposes.
One common Lecturer hall of Gallery type with seating capacity for 300 students is available in the campus. In addition, a Lecturer hall with a capacity of 100 students is available for each department.