Medical College & Hospital Kolkata
Most of the people know this institute as Calcutta Medical College appeared in the year 1835 in the city Kolkata, West Bengal, India. This college was the first college of European medicine in Asia. The motive behind the establishment of Kolkata Medical College was to train local students irrespective of caste and religion according to the medical principle followed in Europe. Just after the establishment of Kolkata Medical College on 28 January 1835, Madras Medical College appears on 2 February 1835.
In the ancient times teaching and practice of medicine was done according to Ayurvedic system. The British rulers trained a small number of the Indians for diagnosis and treatment of diseases administering alopathic medicine. In due course of time, this medical college has become Kolkata medical college and hospital. Kolkata medical college was the first medical college set up in Asia and first lady physician passed out is from this college.
Kolkata Medical College offers MBBS degrees after completion of 5 years and ½ years of mandatory medical training. In addition, it offers specialization degrees like MD / MS and doctoral DM / MCh courses for students. Apart from basic medical courses, Kolkata Medical College also offers several paramedical and nursing programmes. The hospital associated with the college is one of the biggest hospitals of the country well equipped with modern medical machines.
Kolkata Medical College has seen tremendous growth in the number of students since 1891-92. In the year 1906-07, there was a fall in the number of students mainly due to the Swadeshi movement happening in Bengal, since then the increase continued. In the year 1911-12, number of students rose from 612 to 1030 in 1921-22. In the mid 1920s, there was a downfall, which again reversed in the early thirties. In the year 1906, Calcutta University decided to withdraw LMS examination.
Courses Offered are:
Undergraduate Medical course:
Post Graduate Medical course:
Degree courses (3 years in duration)
MD (in Medicine and Medicine-related disciplines like Dermatology)
MS (in Surgery and Surgery-related disciplines like E.N.T.)
MS (in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
MCh (in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery)
DM ( Cardiology, Hematology )
Diploma courses (2 years in duration)
DGO (Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Diploma in Nursing (GNM)
B.Sc. in Nursing (introduced recently)
For details visit: http://www.medicalcollegekolkata.org/