College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital

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College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital
College of Medicine & Sagar Dutta Hospital - Kamarhati - North 24 Parganas 2012-04-11 9464.JPG
Entrance gate of college as seen in April, 2012

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय

(From darkness, lead me to light)
Established 2010
Type Government
Principal Dr. Debasis Bhattacharyya
Dean Dr. Soma Gupta
Students 115 per year
100 MBBS
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
22°40′30″N 88°22′26″E / 22.675°N 88.374°E / 22.675; 88.374
Campus Urban
Affiliations West Bengal University of Health Sciences
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The College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital (also known as Sagar Dutta Medical College) is a medical college which has been set up by the Government of West Bengal in 2010 and started M.B.B.S. courses from 2011 to reduce the shortfall of doctors in the state. It is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences[1] and permitted by Medical Council of India(M.C.I.).[2]


Considering the dearth of Medical Professionals in West Bengal with the Doctor:Population ratio of 1:2600, Government of West Bengal decided to start a new Medical College of 100 MBBS student capacity, in a strategic location of Kamarhati, which is the gateway of North Kolkata. The main objective was to cater mainly to the rural population of West Bengal and particularly to reduce the overcrowding of the existing Medical Colleges of Kolkata. Moreover, this Medical College will become the main referral centre for the neighbouring Districts of North Kolkata in future and is planned to be the biggest state-run medical college of West Bengal.

In 2010,the Government of West Bengal issued a memo in which a sanction was accorded to set up a medical college, with an intake of 100 MBBS students, in the campus of the Sagore Dutt Hospital.[3] The hospital and its associated charitable dispensary was noted by Dr.Anderson,the then medical secretary, on his tour to India in 1937.[4] The institute was taken over by the Government of West Bengal when it passed the Sagore Dutt Hospital Act,1958.[5]

After the inspection by M.C.I. team in 2011, Letter of Permission was received by the Authority of College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital on 30/06/2011 . Classes for the First Year commenced on 01/08/2011. The college has received the Renewal of Permission for 2nd and 3rd Batches and also for the 4th batch of 100 MBBS Students by MCI for the Academic Year 2014-15.[6]


ESI Hospital, Kamarhati

Located near Kamarhati bus terminus on B.T. Road the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital is adjacent and functionally attached to the Kamarhati E.S.I. Hospital.

Kamarhati is a city and a municipality under Belghoria police station of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Kamarhati is located at 22.67°N 88.37°E, a part of the urban agglomeration of the metro of Kolkata. It is an assembly constituency of West Bengal Legislative Assembly. The sacred temple of Dakshineshwar is situated in Kamarhati Municipal area. Towns like Belghoria and Ariadaha are part of Kamarhati.[7]

As of 2001 India census, Kamarhati had a population of 314,334. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kamarhati has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 72%. In Kamarhati, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Courses Offered[edit]

  • Under Graduate:
    • MBBS (4.5 years course + 1 year Compulsory Rotatory Internship)
  • Diploma:
    • DMLT(Tech) (2 years course + 6 months compulsory Post-Examination Practical Training)
    • DRD(Tech) (2 years course + 6 months compulsory Post-Examination Practical Training)[8]


Admission to the MBBS course is undertaken by W.B.M.C.C. according to the rank list of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE)[9] and All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). Admission to Diploma courses is undertaken by S.M.F.W.B. according to marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


MRI Console room at CMSDH
  • The college is functionally attached to two hospitals: ESI Hospital(Kamarhati) and Sagar Dutta Hospital.
  • The total campus area is 27.9 acres (including 10.27 acres of ESI hospital).[10]
  • The present hospital building houses 131 beds along with 310 beds of ESI hospital.
  • The present hospital building also contains the first year departments along with two lecture theatres.
  • Most of the faculties of the college are from prominent medical colleges like Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, Calcutta National Medical College, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital and R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital.
  • The new academic and hospital buildings are nearing completion and expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
  • The hostel buildings have been completed and are fully functional.
  • The Central Library houses a large number of books and has high-speed internet facility.
  • The canteen serves both veg and non-veg foods of various types.
  • The new hospital boasts of a highly advanced 1.5 tesla M.R.I. machine, the first of its kind and the most advanced one amongst other medical colleges of West Bengal.


The following departments are present in the college(as shown in Pratyay, 2014 ed.):

  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Chest Medicine
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department of E.N.T.
  • Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Department of General Medicine
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Orthopedics
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pediatric Medicine
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physical Medicine
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Radiodiagnosis
  • Department of Radiotherapy

Student activities[edit]

All the student activities are coordinated by the College of Medicine & Sagore Dutta Hospital Students' T.M.C.P. Unit. Few of them are:

Anupam Roy performing at Asterica 2k14
  • Asterica - the annual college fest
  • Alfresco - Fresher's welcome
  • Pratyay - Annual Magazine
  • Ritam Mukherjee Smriti Cup - Intra-college Football League
  • Sagore Dutta Premier League - Intra-college Cricket League
  • Saraswati puja
  • Rabindra Jayanti
  • Teachers' Day


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  2. ^ "College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital". Medical Council of India. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital". Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Anderson (Feb 27, 1937). Supplement to the British Medical Journal (London). 
  5. ^ "Sagore Dutt Hospital Act,1958". Commonwealth Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "CMSDH". 
  7. ^ Kamarhati
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