Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College (SMC, Dr SM CSI MCH, SMCSI) established in 2002, attached to the Dr. Somervell Memorial Mission Hospital is at Karakonam, a village, in the southern border of the Thiruvananthapuram District of the State of Kerala. The Hospital, the Medical College and all other institutions attached are run by the South Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (SIUC) and managed by the South Kerala Medical Mission. The South Kerala Medical Mission is a Charitable Society registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII of 1955. The office of the South Kerala Medical Mission is in the LMS Compound, the Head Office of the CSI South Kerala Diocese. The Medical College is a self financing, minority institution affiliated to the University of Kerala.
Karakonam is 30 kilometers South (by Kanyakumari Road) from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, abutting the Vellarada Road from Trivandrum as well as Parassala State Transport buses and private vehicles frequently ply on the road. Dhanuvachapuram Railway station on the railway line between Trivandrum Central and Nagercoil is only 3 km from the college.