Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram was inaugurated in 1951 by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. GMC Thiruvananthapuram was earlier known as Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. It is governed by the Government of Kerala. The college is affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala. It has been recognized for medical courses of MBBS, MD, MS, Diploma, DM, and MCh under the National Medical Commission (NMC).