The R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
[আর.জি.কর মেডিক্যাল কলেজ & হাসপাতাল] is one of the oldest medical college and hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal in India named after the famous physician Dr. Radha Gobinda Kar
, the founder of the institute who after returning from United Kingdom on 1886 decided to establish a medical school separate from the official institutions under the British rulers. 'Calcutta School of Medicine' was established from this decision at Baithak Khana Bazar Road. On 1895, another non-official medical school named 'College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal' was formed at Upper Circular Road, Calcutta. On 1898, a plot of land was purchased at present site of College and Hospital at the cost of Rs 25,000 between Shyambazar and Belgachhia where a one storeyed hospital building had been constructed. On 20th December, 1916 Calcutta School of Medicine and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal were merged into a single entity and renamed Belgachia Medical College which was inaugurated by the then Governor of Bengal, Lord Carmichael. On 12th May, 1948, the College was named after Dr. Radha Gobinda Kar
, as R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital. On 1958 the hospital was taken over by the then Government of West Bengal and from then, it is serving as one of the apex level tertiary care public hospital as well as a teaching institute for medical education in the state.