King George's Medical University

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King George's Medical University
Established 1911
Type Medical university
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ravi Kant (April 2014 - present)
Location Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
26°52′04″N 80°55′00″E / 26.867716°N 80.916626°E / 26.867716; 80.916626Coordinates: 26°52′04″N 80°55′00″E / 26.867716°N 80.916626°E / 26.867716; 80.916626
Campus Lucknow
Affiliations UGC
Website www.kgmu.org
Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University logo.gif

King George's Medical University, for a while known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, is ranked[1] 4th out of 345 Medical universities in India, located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It came into being after the upgrade of King George's Medical College into a university by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 2002. King George's Medical College was established in 1911.

History[edit]

Principals[edit]

  • Col. W Selby (1911)
  • Lt. Col. CA Sprawson (1921–23 and 1926–29)
  • Dr SS Khan, (1923–25)
  • Lt. Col. H Stott (1925–26, 1929–31, 1932–37)
  • Dr BGS Acharya (1931–32)
  • Dr MAH Siddiqui (1937–38)
  • Dr W Burridge (1938–46)
  • Dr CP Misra (1946)
  • Dr BB Bhatia (1946–49)
  • Dr SN Mathur (1949–52)
  • Dr VS Manglik (1953–59)
  • Dr ML Gujral (1960–62)
  • Dr RV Singh (1962–77)
  • Dr BN Lal (1977–78)
  • Dr KP Bhargava (1978–84)
  • Dr BB Sethi (1985–86)
  • Dr BK Khanna (1986–92)
  • Dr PK Misra (1992–98)
  • Dr Ramesh Chandra (1998–2000)
  • Dr KN Sinha (2000)
  • Dr AM Kar (2000)
  • Dr KM Singh (2001–2003)
  • Principal & VC Padmashri Prof Mahendra Bhandari (2003–2006)
  • Prof Hari Gautam (2006–07)
  • Prof SK Agarwal (2007–08)
  • Dr Saroj Chooramani Gopal (March 2008 to March 2011)
  • Prof DK Gupta (April 2011–April 2014)
  • Prof Ravi Kant (April 2014 – Present)

Naming controversy[edit]

The name of the University has become a political issue between Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party, with both of them changing the name when they are voted to power. When the Samajwadi Party won the Uttar Pradesh state elections in 2012, the name of King George's Medical University was restored.[2]

Departments[edit]

Anaesthesiology Pathology
Anatomy Pediatrics
Biochemistry Pediatric Surgery
Cardiology Pharmacology
Clinical Hematology Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Community Medicine Physiology
Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy Plastic Surgery
Forensic Medicine Psychiatry
Geriatric Mental Health Pulmonary Medicine
Hospital Administration Radiodiagnosis
Internal Medicine Radiotherapy
Microbiology Rheumatology
Neurology Surgery
Neuro Surgery Surgical Gastroenterology
Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgical Oncology
Ophthalmology Thoracic & Cardio-vascular Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Transfusion Medicine
Otorhinolaryngology Urology

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outlook India 2011
  2. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Lucknow: Information and Public Relations Department. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 

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