Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, the prestigious institution of the Steel City, was started on 23rd April 1986 by upgrading the existing District Government Hospital which was started on 1917 in a span of 150 acres land. Inorder to serve the sick and needy people of Salem and the adjacent districts. It is a government-managed medical college and is named after Indian politician Mohan Kumaramangalam. It is recognized by the Medical Council of India. The school enrols 100 MBBS and 80 postgraduate medical students. Mohan Kumaramangalam Nursing College is situated on the campus in a separate building.