B. J. Medical College

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Coordinates: 18°31′41.23″N 73°52′18.48″E / 18.5281194°N 73.8718000°E / 18.5281194; 73.8718000

B.J. Medical College
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B.J. Medical College, Pune
TypeEducation and research institution
EndowmentGovernment funded
LocationPune, Maharashtra, India
AffiliationsMaharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik

B.J. Medical College (BJMC) is a medical college located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. The college, administered by the Government of Maharashtra, comprises clinical and para/pre-clinical departments working alongside the Sassoon General Hospital. Founded by Byramjee Jeejeebhoy in 1878.


The B.J. Medical School was started in 1878 and was converted to full-fledged B.J. Medical College in 1946.

Mahatma Gandhi was operated for acute appendicitis in here in 1924.[1]

It has consistently ranked among the top 10 medical colleges in India for several years.


B.J. Medical College and the allied Sassoon General Hospitals are near Pune Railway Station, in a busy area of the city. B.J. Medical College is a five-minute walk from Pune central railway station.

Hospital facilities[edit]

The hospital serves the needs of patients from urban and rural Pune. It is also a major referral centre for many of the surrounding districts. The hospital has state-of-the-art facilities in medical specialities including a cardiac catheterization laboratory, CT imaging, upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy, etc. Weekly clinics are run for medical and surgical superspecialties.

Due to large patient load and limited resources, rush is the only problem. It stands as much better option for poor and deprived from society.

Courses and admissions[edit]


Every year, the college admits 200 students to the undergraduate (MBBS) course via NEET.15% AIQ quota is there for All India students and 85% is the state quota. Earlier the method of selection was a combination of entrance examinations held at the state and national levels.[2]

Post graduate[edit]

B.J. Medical College, Pune offers training in pre-clinical, para-clinical, and clinical disciplines. Previously granting degrees under the University of Pune, the institute is now affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nasik. The duration of training is three years for degree (MD or MS) courses and two years for diploma courses. For undergraduate courses, the method of selection is by competitive entrance examinations held at the state and national levels. In addition, some seats are reserved for medical officers who have completed a pre-specified number of years of service in the rural areas of the state of Maharashtra.


The only superspeciality training course offered is MCh in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (CVTS).


College rankings
Medical - India
The Week (2017)[3]19

B. J. Medical College was ranked 19th among medical colleges in India in 2017 by The Week.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:


  1. ^ http://www.bjmcpune.org/gandhiji.htm
  2. ^ "MBBS admissions: Medical Council of India recognized colleges in Maharashtra : News". IndiaToday. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Singh, Abhinav (18 June 2017). "The Week - Hansa Research Best Colleges Survey 2017: Top Medical Colleges - All India". The Week. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Hardikar Hospital Pune". Pune Site. 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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