MKCG Medical College and Hospital

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Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital
ମହାରାଜା କୃଷ୍ଣ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଗଜପତି ଭେଷଜ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ ଓ ଚିକିତ୍ସାଳୟ
MKCG Medical college logo 1.svg
Official Seal of MKCG Medical College
Motto सर्वे संतु निरामया ॥ (Freedom from Sickness to all people)
Established 1962
Type Government College
Dean Prof. Arun Kumar Dandapat
Undergraduates 150 per year
Location Brahmapur, Odisha, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations Medical Council of India
Website http://www.mkcgmch.org/

The Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital, Brahmapur, Ganjam, Odisha, also popularly known as MKCG Medical College and Hospital, is a Government Medical College and Hospital which started functioning in 1962 as a medical college and 1966 as a hospital. Subsequently, both the Medical College and the attached Hospital were renamed after the Late Maharaja of Parlakhemundi, Ganjam, Krushna Chandra Gajapati, as the Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital.

Functioning[edit]

It operates with 23 Clinical Departments, 8 Non-Clinical and Para-Clinical Departments and with 800 beds. A tele-medicine unit, provided by the ISRO, is also operational. It imparts medical education to 150 undergraduate students, 95 post-graduate medical students, 20 diploma students in Medical Laboratory Technology and 10 diploma students in Medical Radiation Technology. Surprisingly it faces very severe shortages of manpower and teaching staff.

This Medical College and Hospital, being the only major medical institution in Southern Odisha, also serves as a referral hospital. A blood bank is located in a separate building within the medical compound. Recently[when?] the building for Regional Diagnostic Centre was completed and it is ready to start functioning with facilities for a variety of sophisticated diagnosis and investigation. The hospital has also started working on two new separate buildings, dedicated to Trauma Centre and a new, improved, Neurology Department. Within the compound there is a Forensic and Toxicology Department, and a new, upgraded, mortuary and a new forensic and toxicology building, in addition to this there is a new orthopaedics building, a new paediatrics building and a new medicine building has been built. Recently there has been much infrastructure development like The Central Library,New Casualty Department, Microbiology Department and Oncology Department are in making.The Central Library is sanctioned with a budget of 9 crore.The Building is designed according to AIIMS style.The Building will have five floors.The Ground Floors will have Garage and Canteen Facility, 2nd Floor will be reservoir of books, 3rd Floor will be for reading, 4th Floor will have computer facility with all the e-library will be linked through central server and 5th Floor will be a hub for Research Papers and Journals.

Residential quarters are provided inside the campus for the teaching and non-teaching staff of both the College and the Hospital.

This medical college has the largest campus of all three government medical colleges in Odisha.

Undergraduate courses[edit]

The college offers the four and half year MBBS course with one year compulsory rotating internship in affiliated hospitals to a maximum of 150 students per year. Admission to this college in MBBS course is extremely competitive and strictly on the basis of merit. Out of 150, 23 seats are filled through All India Pre-medical Test (AIPMT) conducted by the CBSE and the remaining 127 seats are filled through the Odisha JEE held every year. Only 0.2% of applicants for the MBBS course are accepted.

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