Regards from Dr.V.Ramasubramanian MD DM,Reader in Nephrology,TVMCH. Due to the persistent efforts of Prof.Thangiah MS,Prof. of Surgery,TVMCH,the Alumni Association of this college is formally going to be inagurated by the DME,on 25.06.2006.
A decision to this effect was taken at the college council meeting on 9.6.2006. The office bearers are as follows.
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Government Tirunelveli Medical College, and the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital are located in Palayamkottai, the twin city of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu State of India. Palayamkottai is known as the Oxford of South India and is the place of many a colleges, few of those institutions have been imparting higher education from the pre Independence era. This college has been established and managed by the Government of Tamil Nadu
Other Names Tirunelveli is also called as Nellai This college is also called as TvMC The students refer themselves as "Nellaimedicos"
The Tirunelveli Government Medical College and its teaching hospital are located in an extensive area of about 350 acres of land at High Grounds, Palayamcottai (Palayamkottai) in Tirunelveli.
History In the Year 1965, the Government of Tamilnadu decided to start the Tirunelveli Medical College and the University of Madras agreed to the proposal and 75 students were admitted for the I MBBS course for the academic year 1965-66 and they had their Ist year of study in the local Arts and Science Colleges. In July 1966 the 1st batch II MBBS students started attending the classes in the newly constructed Anatomy Block. Other departments like Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Social and Preventive Medicine started functioning in the subsequent years and the District Head Quarters Hospital was converted to Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. This College was affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University consequent to its inception in the year 1967 till the newly formed, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University in 1988. The College has been recognised by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi in the year 1978. The numbers of seats for the MBBS course has been increased from 75 to 100 since 1980 and in the same year Government has accorded sanction for the starting of Post Graduate Courses. Hostel facilities are provided both for men and women students within the campus. The college had celebrated its Silver Jubliee in the year 1990.
Location The Tirunelveli Medical College and its teaching hospital are located in an extensive area of about 350 acres of land at High Ground in Palayamkottai, the twin city of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu State of India. The local people as well as those from nearby places refer this hospital as the Highground Hospital
Administration The college and hospital are funded and managed by Government of Tamil Nadu (http://www.tn.gov.in/)
Courses Offered MBBS MD MS
College The college is present over a sprawling campus and has lecture halls, library, reading rooms, auditorium and seperate hostels (2 each) for men and women. There is a Central animal house with common laboratory animals for conduction of research programmes in the various departments.. Perhaps The only thing lacking is a Compound Wall !!!
Hospital The hospital is the referral hospital (tertiary care centre) for other institution in southern Tamil Nadu. The Tirunelveli Medical College hospital has a bed strength of 1078 with almost all special departments with necessary facilities like the Colour Doppler, Ultra Sound Scan, CT Scan and Dialysis Unit and with recent inclusion of 800 MA & IIT (Image Intensifier TV).
The Staff Professors/S.C.S : 12 + 59 Asst. Professors/Tutors : 54 + 87 Nursing Personnel : 176 Para Medical Staff : 241 Administrative Staff : 58 Sanitary Workers : 72 Others : 194 Total : 807
Post Graduates M.D General Medicine : 2 M.D Pathology : 1 M.D Forensic Medicine : 1 M.D Microbiology : 1 M.S General Surgery : 3 DCH : 2
Under Graduates CRRIs : 90 M.B.B.S Students : 458
Para Medical Nursing Students : 100 Multipurpose Health Worker Female : 30
Primary Health Centres Three Primary Health Centres at Pathamadai, Thenthiruperai and Thisayanvillai are attached to this College under Rural Oriented Medical Education (ROME) Programme. Since 1980 for the exposure of the Medical Students and internees to the rural atmosphere in turns, Specialists from various departments accompany the students to train them and treat the patients in the rural areas. The Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine is incharge of the programme.
Mobile ophthalmic unit Mobile ophthalmic unit attached to the Department of ophthalmology renders free service to people in semiurban and rural areas by organising eye camps in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin District.
Hospitals The Government FRIEDA MONNIER HOSPITAL (FMH) in Kalakad Panchayat Union, which was established and managed by the representatives of a Belgian Organisation, is attached to Tirunelveli Medical College which is suitable to be utilised as a Rural Social Service Centre for the Studies of this College.
Batches of TvMC Each batch of Undergraduate (MBBS) students have a name • 84 - 90 Dynamics • 79 - 85 Unity Batch • 90 - 96 Jubiliants • 91 - 97 Celestials • 92 - 98 Gargantuans • 94 - 00 Dazzling Dragons • 95 - 01 Centurions • 96 - 02 Masters of Millennium • 97 - 03 Immaculates • 98 - 04 Zenforians • 99 - 05 Insignius
This Page is to list all the Books Published by the Professors and Students of Tirunelveli Medical College
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy - Vol I - Upper and Lower Limbs - PARAS Publishing - 2003 - Dr.A.S.Moni (Professor of Anatomy, TvMC)
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy - Vol II - Abdomen and Chest - PARAS Publishing - 2003- Dr.A.S.Moni
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy - Vol III - Head and Neck and Brain - PARAS Publishing - 2003 - Dr.A.S.Moni
ISBN 81-89477-04-8FirsTest Series - Biochemistry - A book in First Test Series published by Kalam Books - 2006 - Dr.Brinda Vignesh (1998 to 2004 Batch), Dr.M.Amali Bruno (1999 to 2005 Batch) and Dr.P.Jeyarani (1995 to 2001 Batch)
Modern Virology -May 1988- Dr.S.Ganapathy Sundaram and Dr.S.Gomathy - (Professor of Microbiology)
Modern Practical Microbiology -June 1988- Dr.S.Ganapathy Sundaram and Dr.S.Gomathy
Modern Clinical Bacteriology -July 1988- Dr.S.Ganapathy Sundaram and Dr.S.Gomathy
Modern Immunology -August 1988- Dr.S.Ganapathy Sundaram and Dr.S.Gomathy
ISBN 81-8061-811-0TargetPG Zulfi-Raj's PrePG Medicine Handbook 3rd Edition - published by Jaypee - 2006 - Dr.J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas (1996 to 2002 Batch)
Scott's PaediaTRICKS - A book for Practical Exams in Paediatrics - available in Tirunelveli cooperatvie stores and Higginbothams and also Eagle book stall - Dr.Julius Scott MD DCh (1988 to 1994 Batch)
ISBN 81-89477-13-7FirsTest Series - Paediatrics - A book in First Test Series published by Kalam Books - 2006 - Dr.Raja.S.Vignesh (1995 to 2001 Batch)
ISBN 81-89477-12-9FirsTest Series - Orthopaedics - A book in First Test Series published by Kalam Books - 2006 - Dr.J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas (1996 to 2002 Batch)
ISBN 81-89477-00-5 - TargetPG TNPSC 1995 to 2003 - Kalam Books - 2005 - Dr.J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas (1996 to 2002 Batch)
They called me "KULAM" then, year was 1965. Mr.Bakthavachalam of Congress Party was our Chief Minister, soon taken over by Mr.C.N. Annadurai of DMK.
I am Abdulkader Kulam, I belong to the first bactch of TVMC medical students, started our Ist MBBS in St.Xaviers College, Palayamkottai. It was Madras State then, we graduated under the University of Madras.
I am close to 60 years now, practicing in USA as an Anesthesiologist since I moved here to Chicago in 1976, just 4 years after my house surgency and stayed here ever since.
I passed my ECFMG in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in in 1975
In my treasure is a group photo of our very First MBBS 1965-1966 of Tirunelveli Medical College. I would love to publish it in your web pages of TVMC Alumni. Right now the picture is in pristine condition but I am afraid eventually nature will deteriorate it if I don't do something. I will try my best to upload the picture from here once if I can digitalize it.
If it fails I would like one of our Nellai Medico friends to come forward to takeover the charge. I will send it to you as long as you promise me to return it to me.
I can be reached at