The Kurnool Medical College is located in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. The college was opened on 21sh July, 1956 by Sri T.T. Krishnamachari, the then finance minister, Government of India. The first batch of M.B.B.S. students had a total strength of 50 students.
In addition to providing the undergraduate M.B.B.S. course, the college provides facilities for various postgraduate degree/diploma courses. Some of the important subjects in which these are offered are Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology, Anesthesia, and Orthopedics. Some super-specialty courses like Neurology, Gastroenterology, Neurosurgery, and Cardiology will be introduced shortly.
The college has provided a site adjoining the college compound to the students. This site is used as a playground, where students engage in several outdoor sports. An Assembly-cum-library hall is provided for the benefit of students. A clinical research block was completed and commissioned for use a few years after the college came into existence. In recent years, the college has undergone several changes. To cope with the increased number of seats, infrastructural capabilities are being expanded. Extra accommodation is also being provided to the students in the hostels both for men and women.
The college has produced some notable figures like Dr. Sekhar Tam Tam, who was awarded Member of the British Empire 2006 by Queen Elizabeth II for service as District Medical Officer in the British Caribbean island of Grenada. Dr. Nori Dattatreyudu, a world famous radiation oncologist, also belongs to this college.