Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences
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|Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College|
|شیری کشمیر انسٹیٹیوٹ آف میڈیکل سائنسز|
|Location||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
|Affiliations||Medical Council of India (MCI)|
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Medical College (Urdu: شیری کشمیر انسٹیٹیوٹ آف میڈیکل سائنسز ), also abbreviated SKIMS, is a very rapidly growing medical college of Jammu and Kashmir in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
It is one of the three government-run medical colleges of state besides GMC Jammu and GMC Srinagar. It is run in supervision of Dr Showket Zargar Director and Ex officio Government of Jammu & Kashmir & is located in the outskirts of Srinagar on the Srinagar- Baramulla Highway. Initially the college was privately managed by Muslim medical trust. In those days it was named as Jehlum Valley College of Medical Sciences. The state government took over the college in 1998. The college then became an under-graduate medical college of the SKIMS (deemed university) Soura and was named as SKIMS MC. The college used to admit 50 students every year but from the year 2013 MCI has granted an approval for admitting 100 students a year. The admission in college is made through JK Common Entrance Test held by BOPEE every year. The college has about 50 Acres of land. The college campus has a number of buildings and the main one is the star-building. The boys hostel is within college campus. Girls hostels are two in number; one is within college campus while other is at Miskeen Bagh Srinagar. The college has a number of well-furnished buses which take day-scholars and employees to their respective destinations. The clinical posting of students is held at associated hospital of the college as well as at SKIMS Soura. The total admissions in this College including the erstwhile JVC are 1146 students out of which 640 students successfully qualified. However, as SKIMS Medical College 615 students have been admitted since its takeover by the Government. 309 students have passed out and at present 306 students are studying in this college including the 50 students admitted this year through J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations.
Some of the graduates of this medical college are now working as licensed physicians in countries like the US, Australia, UK, etc. and have brought laurels to this institution. A lot of graduates of this medical college are delivering their services in many Middle Eastern countries. A number of graduates of this medical college have completed their post-graduate studies in Kashmir and other states of India and are now working as specialists. Dr Shah Faesal aluminous of this college became the first Kashmiri to top the prestigeous IAS examination in 2009.
A project report for up-gradation of the SKIMS Medical College was submitted to the SKIMS Governing Body in its XXXII meeting held on 25 May 2009. The Governing Body was kind enough to approve the project report in toto for expansion of the teaching & patient care facilities as per norms and guidelines prescribed by the Medical Council of India along with a (50) bedded Trauma Centre to be established at SKIMS Medical College-Hospital, Bemina.
It was stated that during the last financial year 2,74,936 patients were treated in OPD, 10,306 patients were treated in IPD of SKIMS Medical College Hospital and during the same time period 2,558 major and 6,982 minor surgeries were performed in the Hospital. During the current financial year till end of August, 1,46,304 patients in OPD and 6426 patients in IPD were treated, whereas during the said period 1,442 major and 3,078 minor surgeries were conducted in the Hospital. SKIMS Medical College and Hospital has started MS courses in Department of Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics from the year 2013.
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