Government Medical College, Kollam


Government Medical College, Kollam
Government of Kerala
Entrance of Parippally ESIC Medical College.jpg
Entrance of Government Medical College, Kollam
LocationParippally, Kollam, Kerala, India
Coordinates8°48′40″N 76°44′56″E / 8.811°N 76.749°E / 8.811; 76.749Coordinates: 8°48′40″N 76°44′56″E / 8.811°N 76.749°E / 8.811; 76.749
FundingGovernment of Kerala
(in 2016, state government acquired the hospital from ESIC)
TypeMedical College
Affiliated universityKerala University of Health Sciences
PatronDr.Abdul Rasheed M.H
Medical College Principal
Emergency departmentYes
Former name(s)ESIC Medical College Hospital, Parippally
Opened21 December 2013
WebsiteGMC Kollam

Government Medical College, Kollam, formerly ESIC Medical College, Parippally, is the first Government medical college in Kollam district, Kerala, India. It is situated 21km south of Kollam city and 9.6km east of Paravur town.[1] The College was initially established by the Employees State Insurance Corporation, a Government of India establishment, and later acquired by the Government of Kerala.

Building in GMC Kollam


Initially it was named ESIC medical College and was constructed by the ESI Corporation of India.[2][3] It was the second medical college project from ESI Corporation of India in the country and the first of its kind in Kerala state.[4] Rs. 480 crores worth ESIC Medical College was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Parippally on 21 December 2013, and was the largest Medical College in Kerala the terms of buildings (33 blocks).[5] With the inauguration of the ESI Medical College in Parippally, the demand of the people of Kollam district to have a medical college of their own in the government sector has been fulfilled.[6] Parippally ESIC Medical College is a 500 bedded medical college with a total built-up area of 12,029 sqmtr.[7][8][9]

The medical college was initially a project of ESI Corporation. Kodikunnil Suresh, the then Central Deputy Minister of Labour and Employment, announced the ESIC medical college project at Parippally in Kollam during 2012–2013.[10] The works for hospital has been completed and commissioned in December 2013. But in 2014, the NDA lead central ministry decided not to go ahead with ESIC Medical college projects based on a report of the sub-committee that, the projects would probably exhaust the ESI corporation fund.[11] Later in 2016, the UDF lead Kerala Government had decided to take over the institution. But the government failed to appoint needed faculties and other employees for the institution.[12]

Later, in the months of July–August, the LDF lead new government in Kerala had taken the necessary actions for staff appointments to get the first batch of MBBS at ESIC Medical College in 2016-17-year itself. They have created 108 additional posts at the medical college.[13]

On 14 August 2016, Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated Kollam Government Medical College.[14] A modern mortuary complex, capable to conduct two autopsies at a time, would start functioning in the medical college from 1 August 2019. A forensic medicine department led by a team including a police surgeon, a deputy police surgeon and two assistant police surgeons will also start functioning in the medical college hospital.[15]


The Medical College Hospital is located at Parippally, one of the southern border towns of Kollam District. It is very near to Paravur town. Paravur railway station is the nearest railway station to this hospital. Paravur town and Paravur railway station are 9.7 km away from ESIC Medical College.[16]


ESIC Medical College's official stoppage notification on the wall of Paravur railway station. The station is about 8 km away from the hospital
  • Total plot area - 33 acre
  • Total area of hospital buildings - 14,31,600 sqft(1,33,000 sqmt)
  • Total number of buildings - 28[18]


First batch of students

The classes for the first batch of medical students at Kollam Government medical college was started on 23 August 2017. Health Minister of Kerala, K. K. Shailaja inaugurated the function in the presence of Chathannoor MLA, G. S. Jayalal, and MP of Kollam Lok Sabha Constituency, N.K. Premachandran.[20]

See also


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  3. ^ "Result of AYUSH Scheme in ESI Medical College, Parippally" (PDF). ESI Corporation. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
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  18. ^ "ESI Medical College is getting ready at Kollam". Malayala Manorama- Malayalam Daily. 27 February 2015.
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  20. ^ "Total trauma care coverage for State soon". The Hindu. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.