Andhra Medical College (AMC) is the oldest medical college in Andhra Pradesh and one of the oldest medical colleges in India. It came into being on 19th July 1923 and rapidly acquired national attention as a centre of higher learning in medical education. The first principal was Captain F. J. Anderson and 32 students were admitted in that year. The ‘medical school’ was initially affiliated to Madras University. The medical college has been attached to King George Hospital (KGH) and a number of other regional hospitals as Government Chest Hospital, Government ENT, Regional Eye Hospital and Government Hospital for Mental Care, Visakhapatnam. AMC students have been well known nationally and internationally, not only for their excellence in academics but also in the areas of sports and cultural activities. The students have shown a strong patriotic spirit since the very early days and participated in many struggles to achieve the freedom that we continue to firmly believe in. In the spirit of the Hippocratic oath, the medical faculty of AMC and KGH constantly dedicate themselves to the healthcare issues of the poor and the needy at all times.
History of Andhra Medical College (AMC)
The recorded onset of medical education in Visakhapatnam can be traced to 1902, when the Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medical School was set up in the Old Post Office area supported byMaharajah Sir Goday Narayana Gajapathi Rao and Maharani Lady Goday Chittijanakiammah.
Some years later, the Medical School was presumably shifted to the site of the present Anatomy Block. There were 50 students in the first batch who were trained for the Licentiate Certificate Standard A.The school building was then commissioned as Medical College, Vizagapatnam and started operations on 1 July 1923, with 32 students. The college was opened informally on 7 July 1923, by Captain Frederick Jasper Anderson, IMS, officiating as a principal who was also the professor of anatomy and surgery. The Medical College was formally opened on 19 July 1923, by the Honorable Diwan Bahadur Rajah Panuganti Ramarayaningar, MA, Minister for Local Self Government Department, the then Chief Minister of Madras, TN state and minister for health.
Andhra Medical College is having resident accommodation for interns, senior, junior residents and faculty.There are good playgrounds and a gymnasium for the staff and students. There is a full time qualified Physical Education instructor looking after the sports activity and maintenance. The college has won many championship shields in the different competition held statewide and national wide.This medical college is a unitary campus of more than 25 acres
You can take admission in Andhra Medical College (AMC) from NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST – NEET examination. The exams are national level exams.The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities. for more information visit the following link http://www.andhramedicalcollegevizag.com/. The official website of NEET is www.cbseneet.nic.in/. Stay in touch with us for more info and you may see other college details here.
The medical college admits 200 under-graduates, Recognized for 150 seats. Permitted for increase of seats from 150 to 200 u/s10(A) for 2012-13, under the NTR Health University.
Andhra Medical College
Maharanipeta , Visakhapatnam – 530002