Gauhati Medical College
Gauhati Medical College is situated in Guwahati in Assam state of India. Established in 1947, it is accredited from MCI and it is affiliated to Gauhati University. GMCH, Guwahati offers 25 courses across 4 streams namely Medical, Science, Paramedical, Pharmacy and across 4 degrees like MBBS, MD, MS (Surgery), MCh.Hostel facility is not available for its students. Additional campus facilities such as Auditorium, ATM, Canteen, Counselling, Medical Facilities, Cls. Room are also there. Gauhati Medical College accepts National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-(NEET-UG) for admission into Engineering courses and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-(NEET-UG) for admission into Engineering courses.
Dr. John Berry White, MRCS, a British surgeon of the East India Company, was the pioneer to start health education and health care in Assam. He established a medical school known as ‘Berry White Medical School’ at Dibrugarh, Assam in 1898-99. The school was upgraded and on 3 November 1947 the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, was established and it stands as the first medical college in Assam.
With increasing demands for health care and health education, the need for more medical colleges in Assam was felt. The state government in 1959 headed by Mr. B.P. Chaliha, the then Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed, the then Finance Minister, and Mr. Rupram Brahma as the then Medical Minister of Assam decided to have a second medical college in Assam. On 7 November 1959 the state government set up a committee to go into the matter and submit their report.
After several rounds of discussions, the committee visited sites at Ulubari, Jalukbari, Chandmari and other areas of the city of Guwahati and also parts of Silchar. The committee submitted its report on 26 April 1960 stating that it was feasible to start the Gauhati Medical College from August 1960 in the vacant Ayurvedic College buildings and the Physical Education Training buildings at Jalukbari, Guwahati but no such place was immediately available at Silchar to start the Silchar Medical College. The committee recommended Ulubari for Gauhati Medical College and Ghungoor for Silchar Medical College to be the permanent sites.
So the state government started the colleges with preclinical classes in the vacant buildings of the Ayurvedic College at Jalukbari, Guwahati with 60 students for Gauhati Medical College and 40 students for Silchar Medical College as a twin college. By a state government order no. MM-D/275/60/45 dated 26 June 1960, Dr. S.N. Sarma, the then Principal and Supdt. of the Assam and Supdt. of the Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh was entrusted with starting the preclinical classes at Jalukbari from August, 1960 and with starting medical colleges at Gauhati and Silchar in addition to his duties in the AMC, Dibrugarh.
Accordingly, the vacant Ayurvedic College buildings at Jalukbari were taken over and arrangements were started by August, 1960. On 20 September 1960, the functioning of the Gauhati Medical College was formally inaugurated. The first batch of the 100 students was interviewed and selected in the AMC, Dibrugarh in the last week of September, 1960. Preclinical classes were started from 10 October 1960.
There was no provision for staff and students at Jalukbari. At Chandmari, about 15 km. away from Jalukbari, 73 tenements of the Industrial Housing Colony, some vacated houses of the Civil Surgeon’s office, and also some vacated houses of the Engineering Institute were acquired where accommodations were provided to the staff and students who did not have their accommodations elsewhere at Guwahati. Students and staff were transported on government buses from Chandmari to Jalukbari and back. Lady students were accommodated in Ayurvedic College hostel building when available. Subsequently, two temporary barracks were also built in the Physical Education Training building at Jalukbari where second year students were accommodated while the first year students had to come as before.
The Gauhati Medical College (GMC) took its start under the stewardship of Professor I. Jahan from October, 1960 to June, 1961. Professor S.N. Sarma was transferred from AMC, Dibrugarh and he took over the charge of the Office of the Principal, Gauhati Medical College on 3 June 1961. Professor S.N. Sarma was the founder Principal of the Gauhati Medical College and he took great interest in the construction of the permanent college and hospital complexes. Paraclinical and clinical departments were started in the Civil Hospital Campus at Panbazar, Ulubari Maternity Home, Emigration Hospital (later on Infectious Diseases Hospital) and T.B. Hospital at Birubari, Guwahati as and when they became available. The members of the teaching staff were brought from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
25 Courses are offered by GMCH
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) (5 Years)
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10+2 (PCB) from any certified Board.
Registrations Date : 08 Feb, 2018, Exam Date: 06 May, 2018
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) (3 Years)
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|MD in Microbiology||4||Apply|
|MD in Pathology||Apply|
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M.S. (Master of Surgery) (3 Years)
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|MS in Opthalmology||Apply|
|MS in Orthopedics||Apply|
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M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae) (2 Years)
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|M.Ch in Urology||Apply|
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