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Calcutta Medical College (CMC), Kolkata

Updated on: Feb 11, 2013

The Calcutta Medical College (CMC), popularly known as Medical College also, was established in the year 1835. This historically prestigious institution was the pioneer college for European medicine not only on India but also throughout Asia. With the mission of training local youths with the diverse ways, principles and practices of modern medicine, this institution has created a special niche of its own throughout the nation.

History of Calcutta Medical College

The Calcutta Medical College is the first institution of its kind which began imparting thorough knowledge and education about western medicine. Germination of the seeds of this college commenced with the foundation of Indian Medical Service (IMS) by the British East India Company. Main purpose of its establishment was to look after the Europeans in the contemporary colonial India.
Official establishment of Calcutta medical college happened by an order from the British Government in 1935. With its establishment a new era, in the culture and practices of modern medicine, began throughout the nation. Students from various casts and creeds of the nation showed great enthusiasm in getting themselves admitted in the pioneer medical institution. Some of the most notable students in the first batch are Madhusudan Gupta, Nabin Chandra Mitra, Umacharan Set, Dwarakanath Gupta and Rajkrishna De.

Campus of Calcutta Medical College

The Calcutta Medical College and hospital both are in the same compound but the exclusive college part can be easily identified by the red brick construction. Most notable feature of the administrative block is the clock tower. Infrastructure of the main academic block is quite advanced. Academic part comprises three big gallery system lecture halls, museum with anatomy dissection hall and several laboratories. Throughout the whole compound the two most important and notable things are the General Lecture Theatre and Oval.

Affiliation and Administration of Calcutta Medical College

Till the year 2001, the Calcutta Medical College was affiliated by the University of Calcutta but in the post establishment period of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences

Overall administration of Calcutta Medical College is in the hands of the Government of West Bengal but when it comes to administration of academics and various other inter college activities, then the college administration can be segregated into two parts:

  • Hospital and
  • College

Principal is the main authority of both the parts but Medical Superintendent cum Vice Principal is in charge of the hospital. In his working process Medical Superintendent cum Vice Principal (MSVP) is accordingly assisted by the Deputy Medical Superintendent.

Main Blocks of CMC

Here follows names of some of the main blocks, where from administrative functions of the whole institution are controlled:

  • Medical College and Hospital Building
  • School of Tropical Medicine
  • Ezra Hospital
  • Casualty Block or Sir John Anderson Casualty Block
  • David Hare Block
  • Green Building
  • Eden Hospital
  • Regional Institute of Ophthalmology

CMC Services

Calcutta medical College (CMC) is famous for its excellent quality services and wide range of amenities to the patients. Services of this hospital include:

  • Outdoor Services
  • Indoor Services
  • Diagnostic and Investigation and
  • Counseling

Departments in Calcutta Medical College

Calcutta Medical College consists of several departments. All these departments are always ready to offer students best quality education that they can obtain in their respective fields of study. Here follows the list of the departments in the Calcutta Medical College:

  • Anatomy
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • General medicine
  • Surgery

Surgery department of CMC is also divided into four parts, such as:

  • General surgery
  • Thoracic & cardiovascular surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

Other departments are as follows:

  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Forensic & state medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Haematology
  • Chest medicine
  • Community medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Venereology
  • Paediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • ENT
  • Orthopaedics
  • Forensic medicine
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Opthalmology
  • Radio diagnosis
  • Radio therapy and nuclear medicine
  • Microbiology

All these departments contain high profile faculties to ensure that the kind of guidance students will get in their respective discipline of study is that of international standard.

Courses offered by CMC

Calcutta Medical College is offering a wide range of courses to the students. Offered courses are so diverse in nature that they cover almost all the disciplines of medical as well as paramedical and technician course. Here follows the list of courses offered by CMC:

  • MBBS at the undergraduate level

Post Graduate Level Courses

  • MD in Medicine and Medicine related disciplines (3 yrs)
  • MS in Surgery and Surgery related disciplines (3 yrs)
  • MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology (3 yrs)
  • DGO- Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2 yrs)

CMC also offers diploma and B. Sc degree in nursing. Paramedical and Technician courses offered by this institution include:

  • DRD ... Diploma in Radio Diagnosis
  • DMLT ... Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
  • DALS ... Diploma in ENT
  • DRT ... Diploma in Radio Therapy
  • DCCT ... Diploma in Cardio Thoracic
  • DPFT ... Diploma in Cardio Thoracic
  • DPT ... Diploma in Physical Medicine
  • ECG ... Diploma in Eco Cardiogram
  • ECG ... Bridge Course for Eco Cardiogram

Campus life in CMC

Apart from rigorous chains of study, students get ample opportunity to relax and participate in various types of extra curricular activities, such as:

  • Annual Sports event
  • Inter College Election
  • Rhapsody – the annual inter college fest
  • Rabindra Jayanti – birthday celebration of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore
  • Freshers’ Welcome
  • Various academic seminars and workshops

For more information on Calcutta Medical College (CMC), you can log on to the official website.

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