Origin & Evolution:

Child Development Centre (CDC), Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram was started on 1st of August 1987, initially as a project and later elevated to an autonomous centre by the Government of Kerala. During the year 1995 CDC was registered as a society (under Travancore-Cochin-Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act-XII of 1955, Reg. No.363/95) by the Government of Kerala with the intention of bringing up the centre as an autonomous centre of excellence in Early Child Care & Education, Adolescent Care & Education, Pre-marital Counselling, Women’s Welfare and other related fields.

The control, administration and management of the affairs of the centre is vested with the Governing Body under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister of Kerala and Vice-Chairmanship under the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala. To execute the decisions of the Governing Body, an Executive Committee is also functioning under the Chairmanship of the Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department, with Director, Child Development Centre as Member Secretary.


Governing Body:

The Chief Minister of Kerala Chairman
The Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Kerala Vice Chairman
The Secretary to Govt., H & FWD, Kerala Member
The Secretary to Govt., Finance Dept., Kerala Member
The Secretary to Govt., Planning Dept., Kerala Member
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala Member
The Director, Social Welfare Department, Kerala Member
The Director, Health Services Department, Kerala Member
The Director of Medical Education, Government of Kerala Member
The Principal, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram Member
The Dy. Secretary, Nominee of the Ministry of H& FWD, GOI Member
One Eminent Scientist (Nominee of Governing Body) Member
The Director, Child Development Centre, Thiruvananthapuram Member Secretary

Executive Committee:

The Secretary to Govt., H & FWD, Kerala Chairman
The Secretary to Govt., Finance Dept., Kerala Member
The Secretary to Govt., Planning Dept., Kerala Member
The Director of Medical Education, Govt. of Kerala Member
The Principal, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram Member
The Director, CDC, Thiruvananthapuram Member Secretary

Our Director:

Dr.M.K.C.Nair, Professor of Pediatrics

Service Offered:

Monday Pre-school Clinic(School entry readiness clinic)
Tuesday At-risk Baby Clinic (LBW follow-up at 2 months of age)
Wednesday Developmental Evaluation Clinic(Developmental delay – referred cases)
Thursday High-risk Baby Clinic(LBW Babies needing specialized therapy)
Friday Developmental Screening Clinic(LBW Babies at 4, 8 & 12 months)
Saturday Adolescent Care Clinic(Age group 10 to 19 years)