Government Medical College, Ongole is formerly known as RIMS Ongole is in the city of Ongole, Prakasam district,  Andhra Pradesh. It was established in the year 2011. GMC Ongole is one of the best medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

Government Medical College, Ongole is a medical institution of excellence that offers quality medical and para-medical education with an infrastructure that is one of the best in the country. Within a short span of its inception, it has made its mark in the field of medical education as a quality institution growing at considerable pace, grooming future health care professionals. Eminent faculty and fully staffed departments with good facilities, sets an excellent educational environment. The academic achievements of the institution are several, which include University ranks, admission to higher studies etc. It has maintained best results in all university examinations consistently. All the courses offered are approved by competent authority. The institution aims to offer many courses in various areas of medical science and is also running PG degree courses in selected specialities.


To be a Globally acclaimed institution recognized for excellence in Medical education, Scientific Research and Patient care. To provide excellent comprehensive training to graduate and postgraduate students for advancement of medical knowledge and research to make a significant contribution to the health standards.


To train Health care professionals of the highest level of competence committed to excellence guided by professional ethics, morals, knowledge, and technical skills by dedicated faculty.

To provide the best evidence based medical care to patients, applying state-of-the-art technology in an ethical and compassionate environment emphasizing the positive health.


To develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and to demonstrate a high standard of medical education.

To facilitate medical education and research committed to continued quality improvement. To be a teaching hospital of distinction, setting the highest standards in patient care, medical education, training and research.


The foundation stone for the medical college was laid by Late. Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 01-07-2007. The Institute was named as Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ongole and established as semiautonomous institute under act 31 of 2007 spread over 37.23 acres. RIMS has been converted to “Government Medical College” with effect from 28/12/2018 vide G.O, M.S No. 232 HM & FW (A) dept. 

  • First batch of M.B.B.S course was started with 100 students during the academic year 2011-2012.
  • During 2019-2020, Twenty additional seats were added under EWS Quota. 
  • Post Graduate courses were initiated in the year 2018, in 3 departments viz; Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology with 4 seats each. 
  • In the year 2021, Two seats were added in the department of Psychiatry. 
  • Letter of intent for Post Graduate course seats was received from NMC for one seat in Respiratory Medicine and two seats in forensic medicine. 
  • Application was submitted for NMC for new 79 post graduate seats. 



The emblem of Government Medical college depicts the significance of medicine and its relationship with nature powered by patriotism.

  • The Government Medical College, Ongole along with the three characteristics of modern day medical practice of “science, art and research” embraced in the circles depicting the tricolor – Outer saffron, Middle White and Inner Green represent the nationalism. The circles indicate the wholesome of life.
  • The Caduceus primarily derived from Greek Mythology is an extension of Asclepius’ (Greek God of Medicine) serpent winding round the staff. The serpent is often considered as a sign of wisdom as per Indian mythology. The two serpents intertwined indicates balance and harmony, which are the essential qualities of life.
  • The opened up wings attached to the staff is an indication of freedom and quality of flying high with sky as the limit.
  • The cloud in the blue color represents serenity, stability, inspiration and health.
  • The cloud in the Green color represents our closeness to the nature.
  • The rising sun symbolizes empowerment, knowledge and goodness.