Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, and now it is gradually growing as the financial capital of the state also. With great development in all sectors of work and education, Thrissur is becoming a hub for higher education. Medical colleges in Thrissur are some of the best in all of Kerala. They offer quality studies and practice facilities to make students the experts of their respective fields. Most of these colleges were established many decades ago as hospitals and provide excellent healthcare as well as education facilities in various fields of medicine and nursing.
Some of the renowned medical colleges in Thrissur are:
Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute
Jubilee Mission Hospital was established originally in 1951 in the old St. Mary's Thope Minor Seminary building and has offered great service to the people over the years. The hospital, run by the Jubilee Mission Trust provides free healthcare services to nearby villages and the orphanages and old age homes of Thrissur. It was recognised as a teaching hospital by the MCI in 2003. Now, JMMCRI has five institutes-
- Jubilee Mission Medical College Hospital (JMMCH)
- Jubilee Mission Medical College (JMMC)
- Jubilee Mission College of Nursing (JMCON)
- Jubilee Mission School of Nursing (JMSON)
- Jubilee Mission College of Allied Health Sciences (JMCAHS)
JMMCRI has excellent teachers and modernised labs equipped with all medical instruments and machines to provide the best of medical education to the students.
Amala Institute of Medical Sciences
AIMS was started as a cancer hospital in 1978. Today, it is a recognised teaching hospital by the MCI and houses hospital and colleges that offer education and healthcare services in various fields including general medicine, cancer research, Ayurveda, homeopathy and many more. The campus includes the hospital, colleges and hostels and is situated amidst greenery. The compound offers sports grounds, auditorium, gyms etc for co-curricular development of the students.