Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
BSMMU Logo 2.jpg
Type Public
Established 1965 (1965) (as IPGMR)
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Kamrul Hasan Khan
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°44′20″N 90°23′41″E / 23.7389°N 90.3948°E / 23.7389; 90.3948Coordinates: 23°44′20″N 90°23′41″E / 23.7389°N 90.3948°E / 23.7389; 90.3948
Campus Shahbag, Dhaka city

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (Bengali: বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিব মেডিকেল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is the first and only medical university in Bangladesh and one of the zenith medical varsity in the South Asia. It is a public university, established in 1998. The university offers MD, PhD, MS, MPhil, MDS, Diploma and FCPS Courses. A great contributor of all times for this university is no other than ex vice chancellor Pran Gopal Datt. The current vice chancellor of BSMMU is Kamrul Hasan Khan.

  • It is located beside the Shahbag.


Portal of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Establishment of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University was an upgrade of the Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research (IPGMR). IPGMR was established in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)by the then Government of Pakistan in December 1965, as a Government-controlled postgraduate institute for medical research and studies. It was housed in the now defunct Hotel Shahbag, once the biggest hotel in Dhaka. The neighbourhood got its name Shahbag from the name of the hotel.

From 2010, many of the medical and public health colleges/institutes have become affiliated to BSMMU. For example, BIRDEM, BIHS, DMC, NICVD, NITOR and others.

Many foreigners, notably from Nepal and Bhutan, study at the university.

It was renamed as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University by the Act 1, 1998 of Jatiyo Sangshad after the first President of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[1]


The university is an autonomous body governed by a 24-member syndicate. BSMMU comprises 36 departments under 4 faculties. The university campus is located at Shahbag and has a 1500-bed hospital.[2]

BSMMU has an academic library known as BSMMU Central Library, and a digital library. The University publishes a peer-reviewed medical journal Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal. It publishes 4 issue per year.

List of Vice-Chancellors[edit]


BSMMU campus and hospital at the Shahbag intersection

BSMMU campus has five multistoried buildings called Blocks A, B, C, D, E, OPD-1, OPD-2 and Cabin Block.[1]

  • Block A (7 story) accommodates the library, lecture theatre, auditorium, students hostel, dental faculty and blood transfusion services.
  • Block B (eastern-6 story, western-9 story) - houses the administrative offices min and nursing quarters. It is the original building of Hotel Shahbag,
  • Block C (10 story) - is the hospital,
  • Block D, (18 story) - houses laboratories and emergency units,
  • Block-E, (5 story)
  • The Cabin Block is the casualty department and out-patient departments.

Course offered[edit]

MS Faculty of Dentistry

1) Conservative dentistry and endodontics

2) Prosthodontics

3) Orthodontics

4) Child and Preventive dentistry

5) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Phase-A 2 years and Phase-B 3 years

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Haematology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Transfusion Medicine


Phase-A 2 years Phase-B 3 Years

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • NeuroSurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Radiology and Imaging
  • General Surgery
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Basic Science and Para Clinical Science
  • Anatomy (MS) 3 years
  • Biochemistry (MD) 3 years
  • Microbiology and Immunology (MD) 3 years
  • Pathology (MD) 4 years
  • Pharmacology (MD) 3 years
  • Physiology (MD) 3 years
  • Virology (MD)3 years
  • Laboratory Medicine (MD) 3 years

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Welcome to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Website". Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University". Portal. Bangla2000. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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