Government Dental College Thiruvananthapuram

ജ്ഞാനോദീപഃ ഹാസോദയഃ
Lamp of Knowledge : Source of Smile

Medical College Road, Chalakkuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695011.

Since 1959

Welcome to
GDC Thiruvanathapuram!

Govt. Dental College Thiruvananthapuram, the first Government Dental College in the state, started in the year 1959. Over the decades, the college has earned the reputation of being the best dental college in the State and South India. The college is affiliated to the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), Thrissur from 2010 admission onwards. Until then, the institution was under the University of Kerala. The institute offers dental and oral health care education and patient service at multiple levels.

To create dental professionals who are leaders with humanitarian considerations, communication skills, and a thirst for knowledge who will impart international standards of patient care to the society.

  • To facilitate the students to acquire advanced knowledge & skills in basic behavioural and clinical sciences by transferring knowledge in a student friendly learning environment.
  • To convert a novice into a competent expert through appropriate and innovative training programs ensuring global standard practices in imparting education and dental services.
  • To facilitate imparting comprehensive primary and specialized oral health care to the society, especially marginalized groups and disseminate knowledge of disease prevention to the public through problem based learning.
  • To encourage lifelong learning by facilitating research collaborations and dissemination of knowledge through CDE programs.
  • To improve infrastructure and hospital facilities to provide state-of-the-art treatment facility to the public especially the underprivileged.

Integrity, Compassion to Society and Dedication to the Dental Profession with global standard practices are the core values which we focus on in a student.


2024 May


Dr Prasanth V, received fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons (England). He was awarded ‘Prostho Maestro 2024’ from Indian Prosthodontic Society.

2024 April

Central Library Links

Library, GDCT has created a link to access previous year's question papers. Question papers for Dental Mechanic, Dental Hygienist and DORA too are available. A link has been provided to the KUHS site for BDS and MDS question papers. 

Central Library Link


5th June 2024

World Environmental Day Program 

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28th May 2024

Introduction To Kobotoolbox

An online data collection /data entry platform.
CDE Faculty: by Dr Libu GK , Professor of Community Medicine, Government Medical College , Trivandrum.
Organised by: Academic Forum, GDC, Trivandrum.

16th May 2024

Anti ragging awareness program

Venue: R. Ahmed Auditorium, GDC Tvm

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