Chittagong Medical College

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Chittagong Medical College
চট্টগ্রাম মেডিকেল কলেজ
Chittagong medical logo.gif
Chittagong Medical College Hospital Logo
Other name
CMC, চমেক
TypePublic medical college
Established1957 (1957)
Academic affiliation
University of Chittagong
PrincipalProfessor Dr. Selim Mohammed Jahangir
DirectorBrigadier General Md Jalal Uddin
LocationChittagong, Bangladesh
22°21′33.34″N 91°49′50.89″E / 22.3592611°N 91.8308028°E / 22.3592611; 91.8308028Coordinates: 22°21′33.34″N 91°49′50.89″E / 22.3592611°N 91.8308028°E / 22.3592611; 91.8308028

Chittagong Medical College (also known as CMC) is situated in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh and is the oldest medical college in the south-eastern part of the country. It is affiliated with a tertiary level hospital where clinical students are trained in Medicine, Surgery, Obs & Gynae and other sub-specialties.[1] Currently, students from Bhutan, India, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Palestine, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are studying in various phases of MBBS course alongside the native students.[2]


Chittagong Medical College Hospital was established at the present site in 1960 with only 120 beds and the outpatient services. At that time the young hospital housed only the Departments of Surgery and Gynecology and Obstetrics. Chittagong Hospital Housed the department of Medicine and allied specialties still 1969 and thereafter it remained affiliated with Chittagong Medical College Hospital as one of its teaching hospitals.

Construction of the present purpose-built six-storied CMCH was completed in 1969, which now accommodates all the clinical Departments including all their subspecialties. The hospital, which had a capacity of 500 beds initially, gradually increased its strength to 750 and finally to 1000. It runs big outpatient departments in the specialties like Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, skin and venereal diseases, Clinical Pathology, General surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatric Surgery, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Radiotherapy, Radiology and Dentistry with an average turnover in excess of 2000 a day. The independent turnover in 1999 was about 50,000. Over 18,000 surgical operations were performed that year.

As years passed, new treatment facilities kept being added and at present a Nuclear medicine Centre for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, a Coronary care unit, an endoscopy Unit, a kidney dialyzing unit, a Model Family Planning Centre, a Centre for Extended Program for Immunisation (EPI) are among the many facilities available to the in- and outpatients.[3]


Official opening of Chittagong Medical College, 20 September 1957

Maiden Principal Professor Altaf Uddin Ahmed, Minister of Health and Social Welfare (East Pakistan) Dhirendranath Datta, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, District Magistrate MA Rashid, Police Super, Central Health Minister Zahirudddin (left to right) was present during the inauguration ceremony of Chittagong Medical College, 20 September 1957[4]


Hospital Main Entrance

Medical College[edit]

1901 – Chittagong General Hospital at Anderkilla on the top of a hill.

1927 – Chittagong Medical School in CGH premises and had Four years long L.M.F Licentiate Course there.

1957 – Chittagong Medical College (CMC) in its present location and MBBS was the undergraduate degree given here.

1969 – Chittagong Medical College Hospital was transferred to 7 storied building.

1990 – Dental Unit establishment and starting of BDS course.

1992 -Diploma in 3 subjects Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and anaesthesiology.

2002- Post Graduation in 29 subjects became available, Notably M.D, M.S, MPhil, MPH, Diploma.

Outdoor, Chittagong Medical College

2010- Post Graduation Courses are conducted under supervision of BSMMU.

2015- Declaration of Chittagong Medical University.


Dental Unit, Chittagong Medical College

Up to 1960 – Chittagong General Hospital was used as affiliated hospital for Chittagong Medical College.

1960- Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department was established in present-day location of Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

1969- Present building was established.


2016 – At present it comprises 44 units of different specialities and sub-specialities and sophisticated Imaging and Diagnostic facilities and facilitates complex surgical procedures including Open heart Surgery, Bypass surgery, Laparoscopic procedures etc. on a daily basis.

Chittagong Medical College (1970)
College entrance

Organization and administration[edit]


Serial Name Period
1. Professor Altaf Uddin Ahmed 11 June 1957 – 30 September 1966
2. A. Ahad (Incharge) 30 October 1966 – 11 June 1967
3. Syed AKM Hafizur Rahman 11 June 1967 – 20 May 1969
4. S.M. Hasan (Incharge) 20 May 1969 – 21 May 1969
5. Professor Md. Shamsuzzoha 21 May 1969 – 6 August 1971
6. Professor S.M. Hassan 6 August 1971 – 10 December 1971
7. Professor R. K. Khondokar 11.12.1971– 24 February 1972
8. Professor M.R.B. Chowdhury 24.02.1972– 29 February 1972
9 Professor Md. Hamidur Rahman 27 September 1975 – 30 September 1976
10 Professor D.P. Barua 30 September 1976 -02.12.1977
11 Professor Mazharul Imam 2 December 1977 -20.09.1978
12 Professor Mirza Mazharul Imam 20 September 1978 – 12 February 1979
13 Professor Md. Abul Hossain 12 February 1979 -03.07.1982
14 Professor Siddiqullah 3 July 1982 -27.06.1984
15 Professor Kamrul Huda 27 June 1984 -10.04.1985
16 Professor K.M. Farid Uddin 10 April 1985 -28.05.1990
17 Professor Md. Nurunnobi 26 May 1990 -09.06.1993
18 Professor Syeda Nurjahan Bhuyian 9 June 1993 -19.12.1996, 27 January 1997 -26.01.1999
19 Professor Md. Kamaluddin Ahmed 19 December 1996 – 27 January 1997, 27 January 1999 -26.09.1999
20 Professor Shuvagoto Chowdhury 26 September 1999 – 20 January 2002
21 Professor Abdul Mannan Sikder 20 January 2002 -02.01.2003
22 Professor Chowdhury B. Mahmud 2 January 2003 -29.12.2005
23 Professor Imran Bin Younus 29 December 2005 -08.03.2007
24 Professor A A Wahab Chowdhury 8 March 2007 -04.11.2008
25 Professor Mohammad Gofranul Hoque 4 November 2008 -05.01.2010
26 Professor Selim Mohammad Jahangir 17 February 2010 – Present


Each year eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh. Nevertheless, the basic requirement for admission in a Medical college in Bangladesh is that a candidate must have appeared Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination or their equivalent examination although the minimum grades required vary from year to year. It is also required that a candidate must have Biology, Chemistry and Physics among the subjects taken in HSC.[5]

Chittagong Medical College central field

Post graduate courses[edit]

There are 31 Post Graduate Courses in different disciplines running in CMC. It has MD courses in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Neuromedicine, Nephrology and Dermatology. It also runs MS courses in General Surgery, Urology, Pediatric surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, ENT, Ophthalmology and Obstetrics and gynaecology.

Martyrs of CMC in Liberation War of 1971[edit]

  • Shaheed Abu Mohammad Jasim Uddin Chowdhury ( Batch −09, 1965)
  • Shaheed Md. Zakir Hossain (Batch-12,1968)
  • Shaheed Kazi Sadik Hossen (Batch-14,1970)

Life Time Achievement Awardees[edit]

  • Freedom Fighter - Dr. Shah Alam Biruttam (Posthumous)
  • Medical Profession- Professor Lutful Anwar Quadery
  • Medical Education – Professor Pran gopal Dutta
  • Medical Administration- Professor Md. Abul Faiz
  • National Politics and Administration – Dr. Afsarul Amin
  • National Politics- Dr. Bodiuzzaman Bhuiyan
  • National Politics Alhaz Dr. Mozammel Hoque

Affiliated hospitals[edit]

  • Infectious Diseases Hospital(Cholera Hospital), Fauzdarhat
  • T.B. Hospital, Fauzdarhat
  • Chittagong General Hospital,[6] Anderkilla
  • Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases,[7] Fauzdarhat
  • Nursing College, Fauzdarhat
  • Institute of Health Technology, Fauzdarhat
  • Chittagong Port Authority Hospital, Bandar, Chittagong
  • Mirsharai Thana Health Complex, Mirsharai, Chittagong[8]
  • Raozan Thana Health Complex, Raozan, Chittagong[9]
  • Cox’s Bazar Malaria Centre, Cox’s Bazar

International collaboration[edit]


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