Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College
Insignia of GMC Sukkur
|Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University|
|Affiliations||PMDC, CPSP, HEC|
Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC) (Urdu غلام محمد مهر میڈیکل کالج) is a constituent College of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, located in the center of Sukkur city. It is the sixth public sector Medical college under the Health Department Government of Sindh where 100 meritorious students of tagged districts, including Sukkur, Khairpur and Ghotki are getting education every year. GMMMC is home to 500 students in the MBBS programs, with clinical rotations occurring at GMMMC Teaching Hospital, Government Anwar Piracha Teaching Hospital. The school has a large and experienced faculty to support its mission of education, research, and clinical care. Faculty members hold appointments at basic sciences and clinical departments. There are 114 full-time faculty members consisting of Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors at GMMMC.
Sukkur is among the oldest cities of Indus Valley Civilization in Sindh province of Pakistan. Situated between Lansdowne Bridge and Lloyd Barrage along the right bank of Indus River. In 711 A.D, a young Arab General Muhammad bin Qasim Al-Thaqafi conquered Sindh including Multan by defeating ruler of Sindh Raja Dahir at Aror near Sukkur, and established Arab rule which continued for over 500 years. Due to this historic picture, the Sindh is called Babul Islam (Arabic; باب الاسلام ) meaning, "Door of Islam" in region which is now called Pakistan. Sukkur has a unique geographical position, it is linking two Provinces of Pakistan, Punjab and Baluchistan with rest of the Sindh. Presently Sukkur is the medium-sized city with a population of over half a million, sending its children to about twenty five high schools and at least one dozen colleges. With such a history, Geographical Importance and a large number of growing youth, city rightly deserved a Medical college to take care of the Medical Education and tertiary health care facilities for the people of the area. The demand of the People (particularly the youth) of Sukkur to have a Medical College was not new. In year 2002 the idea and the place of Sukkur as the central point for establishment of a medical college had been gaining grounds in the heart and minds of decision makers and people at large. Finally on 2 September 2003 that dream came true and the sixth Public sector Medical College with the name of Sardar Ghulam Muhammad Khan Mahar Medical College Sukkur was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Sindh Ali Mohammad Mahar in the building of Health Technician School Sukkur. The classes were started for first batch of 40 students on 15 October 2003. Sardar Ghulam Muhammad Khan Mahar Medical College Sukkur was named after Philanthropist of the area, veteran Politician and Chief (Sardar Urdu: سردار) of Mahar (Sindhi tribe), Late Sardar Ghulam Muhammad Khan Mahar. Later on, the College was renamed on 27 December 2005 by shortening its original name to Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College (GMMMC).
Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur is established in three beautiful buildings; including i) former Directorate of Health Sukkur, ii) Health Technician School, and iii) Masoom Shah Hostel of Health Technician School. The medical school building has three spacious lecture halls with Latest audiovisual teaching aids, well-equipped laboratories, museums and library including the learning resource center (LRC) with access to the Digital Library of the Higher Education Commission through Computers.
Keeping in view the hot climate of the northern Sindh, all the buildings of GMMMC, like the Lecture halls, Dissection hall, Demonstration Rooms, Seminar Rooms, Laboratories, libraries and offices of faculty members are air-conditioned.
Library Building was constructed as separate block in front of Academic Block No. 3. It is two story building, the ground floor consists of final year lecture hall (lecture Hall No. 4), 1st floor reference library, and 2nd floor have lending library for students and staff.
There are three academic Blocks in GMMMC.
- Eastern Academic Block No.1 comprises Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry Departments and a lecture hall (Lecture hall No.1)
- Academic Block No. 2 comprises Departments of Pathology and Community Medicine.
- Academic Block No. 3 comprises Department of Pharmacology, Department of Forensic Medicine, Lecture Hall No. 2 and Lecture Hall No. 3, Girls common room; besides that, Administration Block (having the Principal/ Dean of the College Office along with supporting staff offices, Learning Resource Center (LRC), Academic Council Hall) is also located in this block.
The 53.8 Acres of land was acquired for GMMMC Complex at the Sukkur Bypass, connecting main national highway N-5 National Highway (Karachi - Lahore - Islamabad - Peshawar) with N-65 National Highway (Sukkur - Quetta) bypassing the congested urban roads in the city of Sukkur. The new Complex will house (In sha Allah) Buildings for, Medical College, Student Hostels, Residential Quarters for faculty and supporting staff, and 1200 bedded Teaching hospital. The foundation stone of the Complex was laid by the then Chief Minister of Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim on 30th day of May 2005. The private consultancy firm has designed the Master Plan (the detailed drawing) of the Project, and is currently supervising the execution work for the new complex which is in full swing.
Pakistan Medical & Dental Council Islamabad inspected Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur on 25 April 2008 and thoroughly re-inspected it on 22 November 2008. At the best of satisfaction the team recommended GMMMMC for registration. Federal Ministry of Health Government of Pakistan Islamabad has notified it as recognized Medical College. Now GMMMC is fully recognized by the PMDC, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan , and the World Health Organization (WHO). The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan has recognized many of its departments for post-graduate training.
A student is eligible to apply after a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)/ A Level/Equivalent examination. Candidates are selected by a rigorous admission process that includes a competitive centralized Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) conducted by NTS annually. Merit is determined by the marks obtained on the MCAT, HSSC/ A Level/ Equivalent examination and SSC/ O Level/ Equivalent examination.
- Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS)
- Member of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (MCPS)
- GMMMC Teaching Hospital formerly Civil Hospital, Sukkur
- Government Anwar Piracha Teaching Hospital, Sukkur
- SIUT Chablani Medical Center Sukkur
- Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur The Official website
- Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University The University to which the college is affiliated