R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital

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R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
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Established 1886: Calcutta School of Medicine
1887: Calcutta Medical School
1895: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal
1904: The Calcutta Medical School and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal
1916: Belgachhia Medical College
1919: Carmichael Medical College
1948: R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
Principal Dr. Parthajit Banerjee
Dean Dr. Anup Kumar Das
Location 1, Khudiram Bose Sarani
Kolkata - 700004
West Bengal, IndiaFlag of India.svg

22°36′15″N 88°22′42″E / 22.604167°N 88.378333°E / 22.604167; 88.378333
Affiliations 1)University of Calcutta (1916-2003)[1]
2) The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (2003-Present) [2]
Website www.rgkarmedicalcollege.org

R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital is medical school and hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.[1] It is the first and oldest non-governmental medical colleges in Asia and one of the premiere medical colleges in India.[2]

History[edit]

Established in 1886 as The Calcutta School of Medicine, the school had no connected hospital and practiced out of the small Mayo Hospital.[2] In 1902, it moved to its own complex, including a school building and hospital. In 1904, it merged with the national College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal and, after a period of further growth, became the Belgachia Medical College in 1916.[2][3] From 1918 to 1948, the college was known as Carmichael Medical College in honor of Thomas Gibson-Carmichael, who was Governor General of Bengal when the college was inaugurated in 1916; the institution was given its current name on 12 May 1948 to honor Dr. Rath Govinda Kar who first conceived of it.[2][4] [5] In May 1958, the college came under the control of the government of West Bengal.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Health Organization (1 January 2000). World Directory of Medical Schools. World Health Organization. p. 144. ISBN 978-92-4-150010-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Chakrabarti, Dilip Kumar; Ramanuj Mukherjee, Samik Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Sasanka Nath, and Saibal Kumar Mukherjee (October 2011). "R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata—A Premiere Institute of India". Indian Journal of Surgery (73(5)): 390–393. doi:10.1007/s12262-011-0327-1. 
  3. ^ "History". R.G. Kar Medical College. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Official website of R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital Batch 1982-1987, History of R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
  5. ^ Directory of Medical Colleges in India. Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 1976. p. 282.