B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad
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B.J. Medical College (BJMC) is a medical college situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India. Affiliated to Gujarat University, BJMC is one of the largest medical institute in the country. Dr. Pranay Shah is the current dean of B.J. Medical College.
The college was founded as Ahmedabad Medical School in 1871, which was renamed B.J. Medical School after businessman and philanthropist Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy in 1879 who provided significant amount of monetary help to the institution. Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy had played significant role in founding several institutions including B. J. Medical College, Pune. BJMC, Ahmedabad was affiliated with Gujarat University in 1951 for its undergraduate programs, and in 1956 for postgraduate studies.
The college is also a center for the National Board of Medical Examinations and the school has made major contributions in studies with the Indian Council of Medical Research. The college has been recognized by the World Health Organization for its innovation in integrated teaching along with training programs on child health services and universal immunization.
In 2016 ranking, B.J. Medical College Ahmedabad has been ranked #15 by Careers360. It is Ranked #1 among medical colleges in Gujarat.
The college provides admission to 250 students each year in MBBS with 50% seats for Reserved category and 50% for General quota.It also admits students over 15 branches of medicine (M.D.), five branches of surgery (M.S.), super specialty courses of D.M. in three branches, M.Ch in four branches, postgraduate diploma courses in 10 branches, and many other health care degrees for non-medical students.
There are plans to refurbish the infrastructure. The college will be among six such institutions in the country that will be upgraded on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. State Health and Family Welfare authorities say that the college will be renovated and retrofitted. The project is scheduled to run approximately four years costing over US$200 million. The upgrade will include a new super-specialty hospital.-->
- Tejas Patel Padmashri Awardee and also awarded Dr. B. C. Roy Award
- Dinesh Patel Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Center, Ahmedabad