Fatima Jinnah Medical University

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Fatima Jinnah Medical University
Fatima Jinnah Medical University
Fatima Jinnah Medical College Logo .png
Type Public
Established March 1948 (1948-03)
Founder Prof. Dr Shujaat Ali
Principal Dr. Sardar Fakhar Imam
Academic staff
Students 1500
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Colors Upsdell Red     
Affiliations Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Pakistan Medical & Dental Council
Website http://www.fjmc.edu.pk

Fatima Jinnah Medical University, named after Fatima Jinnah, is located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Fatima Jinnah Medical University with its associated teaching hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, is a medical institution to teach and train female doctors and post-graduate students and provide medical and healthcare facilities to the citizens of the country particularly in and around Lahore and more particularly to the women population. It is now a tertiary healthcare unit.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was established in 1921 in the walled city of Lahore by a philanthropist Sir Ganga Ram who also donated a piece of land. The hospital was shifted to its present location in 1943 to cope with the growing demand for medical and health care services.

On June 30, 2015 the Health Department of Pakistan changed the status of the Medical College to the Medical University and the current principle was made the Vice Chancellor of the University.[1]


In 1946 the family of Sir Ganga Ram started a medical college by the name Balak Ram Medical College named after a son of Sir Ganga Ram. Soon after independence in 1947, the college was closed and its premises abandoned. However, the medical professional Prof. Shujaat Ali with the help of his colleagues nurtured the idea of setting up a medical institution in the same premises for teaching female doctors. With this objective the team of Prof. Shujaat Ali asked the approval of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for the institution to be named after his sister Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. The Quaid approved the use of her name. Fatima Jinnah Medical College For Women, Lahore admitted its first batch of 39 students in October 1948 and was formally inaugurated in March 1949 by Khawaja Nazim-ud-Din, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.[2]


In the University library, 12500 medical journals are available on line with abstracts as well as full text with the help of HEC. Networking of the departments of the University and hospital is being planned with linkages to other national and international universities. There is free internet facility in the library.

The Audio Visual Department has been provided with new computers and eight multimedia systems for lectures.

The hostel for students consists of seven blocks. There are around one thousand students living in the hostel. There are facilities for outdoor and indoor games, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. The University operates seven buses for the day scholars. [2]

Ganga Ram Hospital[edit]

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, situated in the heart of city, close to the main artery of Lahore (Shahra-i-Quaid-iAzam) and Punjab Assembly, is the teaching hospital of FJMU. Surrounded by thickly populated area the hospital caters to the western and southern part of the city and provides services to adjacent districts of Lahore. The bed strength of the hospital is 700, but the average number of admissions usually touches 800. The complex covers 314 kanals (about 16 hectares). [2]


Fatima Jinnah Medical University admits 250 students every year. 50% of the seats are reserved for the Federal Government and in these seats students from Sindh, NWFP, Balochistan, FATA, PATA, AJK and Northern Areas are admitted. 23 seats are reserved as PTAP (Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme) for the friendly and Islamic countries.

Fatima Jinnah Medical University also conducts JCAT (Joint Centralized Admission Test).[3]

FJMU alumni have a strong presence in North America. The North America wing of FJMU's alumni[4] holds annual meetings and is engaged in projects to help FJMC students, researchers and faculty.


The degree is granted by the University of Punjab, one of the oldest medical degree awarding institute of Pakistan, and is recognised by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan [1]



Coordinates: 31°33′18″N 74°19′11″E / 31.5550°N 74.3197°E / 31.5550; 74.3197