Shri Ramachandra Bhanj Medical College
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|Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College|
|ଶ୍ରୀରାମ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭଞ୍ଜ ଭେଷଜ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ|
|Motto||Citius Altius Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)|
|Established||1 June 1944|
|Dean||Prof. (Dr.) P.C.Mohapatra|
|Undergraduates||250 per year|
|Postgraduates||150 per year|
|Location||Cuttack, Odisha, India
It is the premier medical institution in Odisha and one of the oldest centers of medical teaching and training in India. It is located near Mangalabagh area in the heart of the city Cuttack with a sprawling campus of 87.32 acres (353,400 m2). It has been recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) as an ideal undergraduate institution facilitating education and training in super specialty subjects under medical and surgical disciplines.
- 1 History
- 2 Academics
- 3 Student life
- 4 Medical facilities
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The evolution of this institution dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. It took its birth as a small dispensary as First Aid Centre in the premises of the present medical college during the days of Maharatta rule in the later half of the eighteenth century. The sole purpose of that dispensary was to render whatever little medical assistance was available and feasible to the sick pilgrims en route to and from Puri, especially during the "Car Festival" of Lord Jagannath.
This dispensary continued to function admirably till the British occupation of Orissa in 1803. The British rulers, in due course of time, realized the strategic importance of this dispensary at Cuttack and converted it into small hospital. For smooth management of the Hospital, they made provisions for pumping adequate money from the "Annachhatra Fund".
In 1875, the Orissa Medical School was born and saw the light of the day by the effort of a large hearted Briton, Dr Stewart, the then Civil Surgeon of Cuttack as its first Principal. he mooted out the idea of starting a medical school, utilizing this hospital as an infrastructural nucleus. In this endeavour, he received the kind support and sincere patronage of the then Lt. Governor, Sir Richard Temple and the Divisional Commissioner, Mr T.E Ravensahaw.
First the Orissa Medical School was established with a capacity of 20 L.M.P (Licentiate Medical Practitioners) students. It was affiliated to the Bihar and Orissa Medical Examination Board which grantee the LMP Diploma.
In 1944, the Orissa Medical School was renamed as Orissa Medical College and Major A.T Anderson, the then Civil Surgeon of Cuttack acted as its first Principal. he wanted to improve the Orissa Medical College as per the pattern existed in U.K which was highly appreciated by Lt.Col.A.N.Chopra, the then Director of Health and I.G, Prisons. They recommended to the Government to upgrade the existing medical school to the status of College. The Parla Ministry consisting of Maharaja of Paralakhemundi. Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Dev, Pandit Godabrish Misra and Mr Abdul Sovan Khan gave due attention to this issue and finally the Orissa Medical College was born on 1st June 1944 with a capacity of 22 students into MBBS Degree Course.
The College was affiliated to Utkal University and the first batch appeared in the Final MBBS Examination in 1948. The College received recognition for MBBS degree from Medical Council of Indian in the year 1952 with retrospective effect.
In 1951, the Orissa Medical College was subsequently renamed as SRIRAM CHANDRA BHANJ MEDICAL COLLEGE in recognition of the donation and efforts made by Mayurbhanj State Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo. The college received recognition for MBBS degree from Medical Council of India in 1952 with retrospective effect. Postgraduate courses in M.D./M.S. specialties were started in 1960. Since 1981, post-doctoral training leading to the award of D.M. and M.Ch. degrees have been instituted in the disciplines of Cardiology and Neurosurgery respectively.
SCB Medical College provides degree courses for MBBS, MD, MS, DM, MCh and diploma courses. Its intake for MBBS courses is 250 and for postgraduate courses it is approximately 150. A dental wing in the college campus imparts B.D.S. degrees under Utkal University. At present this college extends facility for postgraduate training in all the 21 broad specialties.
The college offers the four-and-a-half-year M.B.B.S. course with a one-year compulsory rotating internship in affiliated hospitals. There are 250 seats, of which 85% admissions are through the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) at the state level and 15% through AIPMT at the national level. Admission is extremely competitive.
Post graduate courses
The college offers more than 150 seats in post graduate courses. Admission is through the Odisha Post Graduate Medical Examination (50%) and at the national level through the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination.
- Non general Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pulmonary medicine
- Skin & V.D.
- Department of Radiodiagnosis
- Forensic Medicine
- Community Medicine
Other super specialty disciplines like Neurology, Nephrology, clinical Hematology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Radiotherapy, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Hepatology, Experimental Surgery, Urology, Geriatrics, clinical immunology, Gynecology Oncology, Head and Neck Oncology, medical oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Diabetic Foot Surgery, Onco-Pathalogy, spinal injury, Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology and Cardiothoracic surgery are also available. Open heart surgery and Vascular surgery have been performed in the department of cardiothoracic surgery by a team of specially trained doctors with great success, which heralds a bright future and new hope for the poorer regional patients.
Nnational programmes like family Welfare Training in Regional Family Welfare Training Centre, Post Partum Programme attached to Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, ICMR Programme, IGNOU study center, Regional Spinal injury center and treatment of Geriatric patients in Geriatric OPD are functioning in this institution.
Undergraduate and post graduate students hail from all over India. The campus has five hostels including Old Gents Hostel and New Gents Hostel for undergraduate men. It has one each hostel for undergraduate women, postgraduate women, postgraduate men, house staff students and nursing students.
Both undergraduate and post graduate students (Junior Doctor's Association) have their union. Representatives of the student body are elected annually in a campus-wide election.
The inter-collegiate cultural, literary and sports festival of SCB Medical College is called Synapse and is held in late December and early January every year. It is organized by the Students Union. In addition, the Students Union holds annual inter-class competitions where undergraduate students within SCB Medical College compete in cultural, literary and sporting events.
Each hostel has an air-conditioned TV room and one reading room. The campus has many canteens for students and staff. The campus also has a Gymnasium for men and women and grounds for cricket, tennis and basketball. It has a swimming pool for students which is non-functional.
Every year the students organise picnic which means a great moment of joy between the hectic academic sessions.
A student library is inside the campus with more than 500 seats having sections for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Central Library is one of the best referral medical libraries in the state of Odisha. The library has installed air conditioning for the whole library. It has been declared as resource library in the Eastern Region by Govt. of India in the year 1993.
Doctors and staff at SCB Medical College strive to provide comprehensive, high-quality tertiary care services including specialty and super-specialty services to all without consideration of caste, creed, religion, sex, economic status or disability. However, there may be some deficiencies due to extreme patient load and finite resources. Acquiring newer equipment for investigation, research and patient care is expedited as it is not constrained by funds.
Super specialty facilities
Super specialty services of the hospital include the following:
- Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre
- Shishu Bhaban for Pediatric Patients
- Regional Spinal Injury Center
- Regional Center for Ophthalmology
- Regional Center for Tuberculosis
- Intermediate Reference Laboratory
- Cardiology Center
- Antiretroviral Therapy Center
A multi-specialty trauma center is under construction for special care of trauma patients
In 2001, telemedicine Service has been established in, collaboration with ISRO and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow for providing distant Medical Education to our medical students, tele consultation for critically ill patients, follow-up treatment facility to the patient who are treated earlier and Tele medical video conference are also being provided.
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