Sunday 20 Apr 2014

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Patna Medical College (PMCH)


Patna Medical College (PMCH)  is one of the oldest medical college of Eastern India and a pioneer in many initiatives during last few decades. Its history goes back to 1874 AD when it initially started functioning under the name of Temple Medical School with 30 student. In 1925, this school was shifted to Darbhanga and was replaced by medical college, known as Prince of Wales Medical College. 35 student were transferred from Calcutta Medical College to form the first batch of the college, which was formally inaugurated on 25th February, 1925. Various departments were constructed by the donations from the Princely states of Bihar. It was a proud moment for the College when courses in Post Graduation- Medicine, Surgery, Physiology, Obst. and Gynecology, were started for the first time in the Country in 1932. Patna Medical College is an institute of high reputation which it has garnered during its more than 8 decades of service.

The MBBS courses at the College is recognized by Medical Council of India. its intake capacity is 100 student. It also offers degree in MS, MD, MCh, Diploma and PhD courses. The departments of PMCH are :

  • Dentistry
  • Microbiology
  • Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Skin and VD
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Microbiology
  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • FMT
  • Eye
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Radiotherapy

The undergraduate aspirants are admitted on the basis of their scores in the Combined Medical Education Entrance Test which is conducted by the Medical Council of India. The duration of the course is four and half year, divided into 9 semester. In postgraduate courses, 247 doctors are admitted annually. The library of the college is well equipped with books and computers and is connected to the National Medical Library through internet.

There are 5 hostel for undergraduate courses ( 4 boys hostel and 1 girls hostel), and 4 hostel for postgraduate courses ( 3 boys hostel and 1 girls hostel). All hostels are situated in the campus except Charak Chatrawas which is situated 300 m away. The Hospital of the college, PMCH, is one of the premier hospital of the State. It has 177 beds for patient under various departments.

Patna Medical College is a well known medical college in Eastern India. It has provided valuable service to the society since its establishment.

How to reach :

Patna Medical college is situated in Ashok Rajpath. It can be reached from East Gandhi Maidan by autos easily. The hospital, PMCH is a famous landmark.

Distance :

Patna Junction : 5 km
Airport : 10-11 km
Mithapur Bus Stand : 9-10 km