Government Kilpauk Medical College (GKMC) is one of the premier government medical institutions in India.[verification needed] Founded in 1960, the college has been instrumental in producing many world-renowned doctors.[verification needed] There are four hospitals attached to GKMC – Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital. They are Government Royapettah Hospital, Government Thiruvotteeswarar Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Government Peripheral Hospital, K.K.Nagar and Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar. The college is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai. It offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The college provides excellent training and state of art infrastructure facility towards medical education and patient car.
The college is affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University.Admissions to the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and the post-graduate (MD, MS, other diplomas and other higher specialties) are through the Tamil Nadu state quota (for e.g.: 85% of seats in the MBBS program) and through the National/Central quota (for e.g.: 15% of seats in the MBBS program). Admissions are open only to Indian citizens and are highly competitive.