Welcome to the Official Website of Govt. T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha
T.D. Medical College is the 1st Medical college in the state which was started under Private Management . This Medical college is situated in the suburban area of Vandanam, 9 km south of the Alappuzha (previously Alleppey) town, facing the NH 47, in Alappuzha district of Kerala State, South India. The initials T.D. stand for Thirumala Devaswom, which in Sanskrit means belonging to the Lord of Thirumala, since this Medical College was started in 1963 under the patronage of the T.D. Temple at Anantha Narayana Puram of Alappuzha.
The first batch of MBBS classes were started in August 1963 for 50 students. The Kerala government had agreed to upgrade the district headquarters hospital at Alappuzha and handed it over to the Medical College management, to be used as teaching hospital for the medical students and Government Order No.G.O.(MS).263/73/HD dt. 23rd October 1973 was issued accordingly. Thus this became the 4th Government Medical College in the state.. T.D. Medical College is a rapidly growing Medical College in the state as a centre of excellence in every field of modern medicine. This is the lone Medical College in the state which would have the Medical College and College Hospital on the side of National Highway.
To provide best Health Care facilities to the people of Kerala by developing this Institute as a Centre of Excellence in every aspects of Modern Medicine.
To have a state of the art Medical College fully equipped in all respect. To produce excellent Medical professionals with strong academic base and sound technical competence who can effectively serve the community. To make it a Pioneer Medical Institution at par with the best Medical College of the Country.
Message from the Principal
One of the celebrated achievements our state has made is in the field of health and we have gained accolade for its high quality health standards maintained by us. The advancement in medical science has increased our longevity and reduced mortality rate. However rapid industrialization and proliferation of technology in all walks of life has adversely affected our environment in many ways leading to new types of diseases and ailments, which pose a great challenge to the medical fraternity. The demand for medical professionals for therapeutic treatment as well as research work is ever increasing both within the country and abroad.
T.D. Medical College Alappuzha was conceived with an objective to meet the ever-growing need of medical professionals who are equipped with the best of knowledge and techniques. It is the earnest endeavor of the government to galvanise the entire Health services sector of this region through this pioneer Institution. This Medical College is having state of the art infrastructural facilities and it is being equipped with latest Medical Equipments, teaching aids and most modern R & D facilities.
I have pleasure in presenting this official Website of our college. Feedback from its viewers will always be a source of strength to us. I will be grateful for your suggestions so that we can take this Website to greater excellence. My sincere thanks to all contributors and our well-wishers, and best wishes to our viewers.
SUMA TK (Suma Krishnasastry)