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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


  • MBBS
  • MD
  • MS (Surgery)
  • MCh

M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) (5 Years)

Available Courses
Course Name Intake Fees(Annual)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 156 Apply

10+2 (PCB) from any certified Board.

Exams Accepted


Registrations Date : 08 Feb, 2018, Exam Date: 06 May, 2018

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) (3 Years)

Available Courses
Course Name Intake Fees(Annual)
MD in Anesthesiology Apply
MD in Biochemistry Apply
MD in Community Medicine Apply
MD in Dermatology Apply
MD in Forensic Medicine Apply
MD in Medicine 10 Apply
MD in Microbiology 4 Apply
MD in Pathology Apply
MD in Pediatrics Apply
MD in Pharmacology Apply
MD in Physiology Apply
MD in Psychiatry Apply
MD in Radio Diagnosis Apply


M.S. (Master of Surgery) (3 Years)

Available Courses
Course Name Intake Fees(Annual)
MS in Anatomy Apply
MS in ENT Apply
MS in Obstetrics & Gyne. Apply
MS in Opthalmology Apply
MS in Orthopedics Apply
MS in Surgery Apply


M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae) (2 Years)

Available Courses
Course Name Intake Fees(Annual)
M.Ch in Plastic Surgery Apply
M.Ch in Paediatric Surgery Apply
M.Ch in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Apply
M.Ch in Urology Apply
M.Ch in Neurosurgery Apply


GMCH – NEET UG 2017 Cutoffs

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery General 1 3886
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Scheduled Castes 1 31197
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Scheduled Tribe 1 47584

GMCH – NEET UG 2016 Cutoffs

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery General 2 4812
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Scheduled Castes 2 28801
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Scheduled Tribe 2 24309


At Guahati Medical College & Hospital (GMCHthe students are endowed with all convenient amenities that make their life ‘go easy’ in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well-ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet/wifi connectivity, medical facilities etc.

Student activities

Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA-GMCH)

JDA-GMCH is the representative of the postgraduate students and the internees (PRCAs). President: Dr. Jubaraj Kalita, PGT (ENT) +91 94354 64633 Vice President: Dr. Rijumoni Das, PGT (Surgery) +91 90853 68524 General Secretary: Dr. Diganta Buragohain, PGT( Medicine) +91 86389 77959 Assistant General Secretary: Dr. Amalin Phukan, MBBS Internee +91 88761 99985

Students’ Union (GMCSU)

Gauhati Medical College Students Union (GMCSU) is the representative body of the students. It was formed in 1961. Currently, student politics is rather non-existent in the college. The current student bodies are formed by selection and no democratic elections are held, But for the tenure 2017-18 Portfolios like President, Assistant General Secretary, Magazines Editor, Cultural Secretary, Major games Secretary, Minor games Secretary and Debating and literary Secretary were elected and For the portfolio of General Secretary, Vice-president,Social service Secretary, Gymnasium Secretary were unanimously selected without involvement of any external parties.

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