Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research

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Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER)
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Official Seal of SMIMER, Surat
Established 2000
Type Municipal medical college
Dean Dr. Kalpana Desai
Undergraduates 150 per year
Postgraduates 51 per year
Location Surat, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU)

Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER) is a premier medical college and teaching hospital situated in Surat, Gujarat, India, which is the 4th fastest growing city in the world.[1] It was established in 2000 and has been affiliated to the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. The institute is spread over a floor area of 18,427 m2 for the medical college, and 75,217 m2 for the hospital section. It was developed with a total expenditure of Rs. 484.29 million by the Surat Municipal Corporation. [2]

The medical college admits 150 undergraduate students each year. The college campus has an area of 25 acres (100,000 m2). SMIMER is owned and run by the Surat Municipal Corporation and is approved by the Medical Council of India under MCI Act 10 A.

The college has its own hospital located next to the medical college complex with 500 beds, out of which 90% are free beds and 10% are paying beds in the special wards. Dr. Vandana Desai is the Administrative Medical Superintendent.[3] The Casualty department i.e. Emergency medicine or Trauma center is available 24 hours a day and an average of 100-125 patients are treated every day. The hospital is a non-profit organisation run by Surat Municipal Corporation.[4]


In 2013, Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER) was ranked as the 8th best emerging medical college all over India in the reputed annual survey - "India's Best Colleges" conducted by India Today and Nielsen Company. [5]

Aerial view of Hospital section of SMIMER

Departments of SMIMER Hospital and College[edit]

  • Department of General Medicine
  • Department of T.B & Chest
  • Department of Skin & V.D
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Orthopedics
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of E.N.T.
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Radio Diagnosis
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  • Department of Preventive & Social Medicine
  • Department of Emergency Medicine (Casualty)
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Dentistry


24 hours emergency services are maintained. Daily workload in the emergency department is 100-125 patients on average. Casualty OPDs, Wards and Operation Theatres are equipped for round-the-clock services. Bed strength in the casualty department is 20 and there are two operation theatres in the section. Emergency operations are performed in the section. Routine post-mortems as well as medicolegal post-mortems are done.


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Coordinates: 21°11′49″N 72°50′42″E / 21.197°N 72.845°E / 21.197; 72.845