Lady Hardinge Medical College

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Lady Hardinge Medical College
Motto Vidyaya Vindatey Amritam
Established 1914
Location New Delhi, India
Website [1]
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Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) is a Medical College for women located near Connaught Place in New Delhi, India. Established in 1916, it became part of the Delhi University, Faculty of Medical Sciences in 1950. For the teaching and training of medical students, it has two hospitals, Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, and Kalawati Saran Child Hospital with bed strength of 877 and 350 respectively.[1][2]


When the capital of India was shifted to Delhi, Lady Hardinge (1868-1914), the wife of the then viceroy of Viceroy Charles Hardinge, was the first to take initiative for starting a medical college for women, as the lack of separate medical college for women made it impossible for Indian women to study medicine. The foundation stone was laid by Lady Hardinge, on 17 March 1914, and to commemorate the visit of Queen Mary in 1911-12, it was named 'Queen Mary College & Hospital'.Lady Hardinge was actively involved in collecting funds from the institution of princely states and public, unfortunately she died on July 11, 1914.[3]

The college was eventually inaugurated on 7 February 1916 by Viceroy Charles Hardinge. On the suggestion of Queen Mary, the college and the hospital was named after Lady Hardinge to perpetuate the memory of its founder. The college started under the able leadership of Dr. Kate Platt, who was the first Principal of the college. In its first year, 16 students were enrolled for the seven-year course. In 1960, the course duration was reduced to five years, and today it 150 graduate admissions. The college became affiliated to the University of Delhi in 1950 and post-graduate courses were started in 1954.[3]

Dr Ruth Young CBE, who as Ruth Wilson was the first Professor of Surgery at the College, served as Principal from 1936 until 1940.[4]

Departmental facilities[edit]

  • Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART)for HIV & AIDS treatment started in January 2007
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
  • Community Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatrics Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radio Diagnosis
  • Radio Therapy
  • Surgery


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