Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
|Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University|
|Established||December 1965 (as IPGMR)|
|Chancellor||President of Bangladesh|
|Campus||Urban, at Shahbag, Dhaka city|
Coordinates: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (Bengali: বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিব মেডিকেল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is the first and only medical university in Bangladesh. It is a public university, established in 1999. The university offers MD, PhD, MS, MPhil, MDS, Diploma and FCPS Courses. The vice chancellor is Prof. Pran Gopal Datta.
Establishment of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University was an upgrade of the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research (IPGMR). IPGMR was established in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)by the then Government of Pakistan in December 1965, as a Government-controlled postgraduate institute for medical research and studies. It was housed in the now defunct Hotel Shahbag, once the biggest hotel in Dhaka. The neighbourhood got its name Shahbag from the name of the hotel.
From 2010, many of the medical and public health colleges/institutes have become affiliated to BSMMU. For example BIRDEM, BIHS, DMC, NICVD, NITOR and others.
Many foreigners, notably from Nepal and Bhutan, study at the university.
BSMMU has an academic library known as BSMMU Central Library, and a digital library.
BSMMU campus has five multistoried buildings called Blocks A, B, C, D and Cabin Block.
- Block A (eight story) accommodates the library, lecture theatre, auditorium, students hostel, dental faculty and blood transfusion services.
- Block B (six story) - houses the administrative offices and nursing quarters. It is the original building of Hotel Shahbag,
- Block C (10 storey) - is the hospital,
- Block D, (17 story) - houses laboratories and emergency units,
- The Cabin Block is the casualty department and out-patient departments.
- "Welcome to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Website". Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University". Portal. Bangla2000. Retrieved 2008-10-29.