Government Medical College, jammu
 
 
Message from  Principal & Dean

           

                                                                        

 

                                                                            

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                               Dr.Ganshyam Dev Gupta

                                                                                                

Govt. Medical College Jammu made a humble start in the year 1971 with a grand vision to provide good quality medical education to undergraduates. The aim was to produce knowledgeable, skilful and competent primary care physicians in tune with the regulations of Medical Council of India. The foundation of the Institute has been laid brick by brick by the untiring efforts of technocrats of that time with the support of successive governments.

The institute which was started with the mandate to produce fifty medical graduates made brisk progress and was soon allowed to train hundred undergraduates annually and is now ready to increase its uptake by another fifty students. In the second decade of its inception, the institute started postgraduate training and currently runs sixteen MD/MS and six diploma courses. The institute is poised to start six full time courses in six super-specialities as well.

Realizing that the provision of excellent medical care is crucial for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, the medical college expanded its capacity and infrastructure. Govt. Medical College Jammu and Associated Hospitals in the last two decades has doubled its bed strength and boasts of state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic machinery as well as skilled and well trained faculty. Many of its graduates and postgraduates are serving with premier national and international organizations and have proven their mettle. The institute is also doing well on research front   with many of its members contributing in the advancement of medical research at national and international level.

An organization with nearly 350 faculty members and 1000 supporting staff is ready for newer initiatives and is poised to break new grounds both in the provision of medical education, research and patient care.  

 In August 1972, Dr.N.S.Pathania took over as its Principal “founder Principal” at this stage the SMGS Hospital was taken over by the Government Medical College it became center of the GMC activities to give solid and long lasting shape to Government Medical College. By May 1973, temporary college building and part of the student’s hostels were completed.

The first batch of students (hosted by the GMC Srinagar) shifted over GMC Jammu. Around this time the third batch of first year, got admitted straight at GMC Jammu.

 In December 1973, a high level board headed by Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, made a large-scale selection of the teaching staff for the various departments. The following year Mental and Fever Hospital (now Government Hospital for Psychiatric Diseases and the Government Children Hospital respectively) and Chest diseases Hospital were taken over by the GMC Jammu. Gandhi Nagar Hospital was also added to the list.

 In April 1976 the pioneer batch took the final M.B.B.S. examination. A four-member team of medical council of India inspected this as well as the college and associated hospitals.

About this time the Academic, Sports and Cultural Association (JASCA), having elected representatives of the students, was born.

On July 1, 1976, the first batch from GMC Jammu started internship (special feature of this internship programme was an accelerated account on the community health achieved by six months rural posting – three months each at R.S.Pora and Kishtwar.

 “For touching the limits we have to maintain that we have built up so for more and more ….let all us associated with it put up the best

GOD blesses our profession.

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Principal & Dean,
Government Medical College &
Associated Hospital

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