Sir Salimullah Medical College

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Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital
Established 1875
Type Public
Administrative staff
Students 1,000
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban, 2.8 acres (11,000 m2)

Sir Salimullah Medical College (SSMC) is a government medical college in Bangladesh. It is located in the old part of the capital, Dhaka. It is affiliated with the University of Dhaka. Before 1854 it was a Dutch "kuthi" which was used for business purpose.[1]


It is located at 23°42′38″N 90°24′04″E / 23.710556°N 90.401111°E / 23.710556; 90.401111, Mitford Road, Babubazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh


The medical college consists of following departments: preclinical (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology), paraclinical (pathology, microbiology, forensic medicine, community medicine, pharmacology), clinical medicine (general medicine, psychiatry, neuromedicine, nephrology, cadiology, sexual-skin-and-venereal diseases), pediatrics, surgery (general surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, Urology, cardiothoracic surgery), gynaecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngorhinology, anesthesiology and diagnostic (clinical laboratory, radiology and imaging). In the year 2012 college also started the undergraduate course in dentistry (BDS) and 67 students has been admitted in this year. The medical college possesses a 600-bed general hospital including OPD and IPD services in the above disciplines and an integrated emergency department.

190 students with pre-medical A-level education are admitted each year through open competitive examination for undergraduates. Students are awarded undergraduate MBBS degree after five years' study in college and hospital and four professional examinations (first after 1year 4 months years, second after 2.5 years, third after 3.5 years and final after 5 years of admission) under the University of Dhaka. Then, they do one year full residency training in the hospital to get registration for practicing medicine. It is one of the most prestigious medical college in South Asia. The undergraduate program of this college is recognized by General Medical Council of UK.

The medical college provides post graduate education in surgery, medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics. The degrees awarded are MD, MS and diplomas.

Student body[edit]

SSMC draws in students from Bangladesh and from all over the world with students hailing from the USA, Canada, Nigeria, Syria, Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Malaysia, Bhutan, etc. Students graduated from SSMC have been playing vital role for the development of medical science at home and abroad.



  • M.B.B.S.
  • B.D.S.


  • MD (Internal Medicine)
  • MD (Neuro Medicine)
  • MD (Pediatrics)
  • MD (Nephrology)
  • MD (Cardiology)
  • MD (Radiology and Imaging)
  • MD (Pathology)
  • MD (Biochemistry)
  • MS (General Surgery)
  • MS (Ophthalmology)
  • MS (Otolaryngology)
  • MS (Urology)
  • MS (Obs. and Gynae)
  • M-Phil (Anatomy)
  • M-Phil (Phigilogy)
  • M-Phil (Pharmacology)
  • M-Phil (Microbiology)
  • MPH- Community Medicine
  • Diploma Cardilogy
  • Diploma in Obs & Gynae
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diploma In Child Health
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology
  • Diploma In Ophtalmology.
  • DDV
  • Diploma in Forensic Medicine.


College Library:The library is on the ground floor of new academic building with a large collection of medical books.

Sandhani Library:It is situated at 101,6 no. building, mitford hospital. It contains a vast collection of novels, thrillers, poems, journals with a view to spread light of literature among medical students.


There are seven hostels in this medical college. The main hostel and its extension (male), Alauddin Hostel (male), two ladies hostels, Internee hostel (male) and Internee Hostel (female).

Student organizations[edit]

SSMC pioneered some nationwide appreciated volunteer organizations. There are six active volunteer organizations present

  • Leo club of SSMC
  • Sandhani
  • Debate & Quiz Society of SSMC
  • Rotaract Club
  • Cultural Association of SSMC
  • Students Welfare Organization (SWO)
  • Medicine Club

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