Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College

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Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital
জালালাবাদ রাগীব-রাবেয়া মেডিকেল কলেজ
Type Private medical school
Established 1995 (1995)
Academic affiliation
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)
Chairman Ragib Ali
Principal A.T.M.A Jalil
Academic staff
290 (2015)
Students 700
Location Pathantula, Sylhet, Bangladesh
24°54′49″N 91°51′10″E / 24.9135°N 91.8527°E / 24.9135; 91.8527Coordinates: 24°54′49″N 91°51′10″E / 24.9135°N 91.8527°E / 24.9135; 91.8527
Campus Urban
Language English
Website jrrmc.edu.bd

Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College (JRRMC) (Bengali: জালালাবাদ রাগীব-রাবেয়া মেডিকেল কলেজ) is a private medical school in Bangladesh, established in 1995. It is located in the Pathantula area of Bimanbandar Thana, in Sylhet. It is affiliated with Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the School of Medical Sciences.

It offers a five-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. A one-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.

The college is associated with 925-bed Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College Hospital. Jalalabad Medical Journal is the official journal of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College.

History[edit]

Industrialist Ragib Ali and his wife, Rabeya Khatun Chowdhury, established Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College in 1995.The medical college is located at Tarapur Tea Estate,which Ragib Ali has acquired by forged papers. As of 11 August 2016,he has fled to India following an arrest warrant.

Campus[edit]

The college is located in the Pathantula area of Bimanbandar Thana, in Sylhet.[1] On the 8.22 acres (3.33 ha) campus are three main buildings: two six-story academic buildings and the associated six-story, 925-bed, Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College Hospital. There are plans to add four more floors to each of these buildings. The medical college is located at Tarapur Tea Estate,which he has acquired by forged papers, and now he has fled to India following an arrest warrant.

Organization and administration[edit]

The college is affiliated with Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the School of Medical Sciences.[1][2] The chairman of the college is Ragib Ali. The principal is Md. Nazmul Islam.[3]

Academics[edit]

The college offers a five-year course of study, approved by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC), leading to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from SUST. After passing the final professional examination, there is a compulsory one-year internship. The internship is a prerequisite for obtaining registration from the BMDC to practice medicine.[1][4] In October 2014, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare capped admission and tuition fees at private medical colleges at 1,990,000 Bangladeshi taka (US$25,750 as of 2014) total for their five-year courses.[5]

Admission for Bangladeshis to the MBBS programme at all medical colleges in Bangladesh (government and private) is conducted centrally by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). It administers a written multiple choice question exam simultaneously throughout the country. Candidates are admitted based primarily on their score on this test, although grades at Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) level also play a part. Seats are reserved, according to quotas set by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), for children of Freedom Fighters and for students from underprivileged backgrounds. Admission for foreign students is based on their SSC and HSC grades.[6] As of July 2014, the college is allowed to admit 160 students annually.[7]

The college also offers postgraduate study recognised by the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS).[8]

Jalalabad Medical Journal is the official journal of the college.[9] It is an open access journal, published semi-annually in January and July.[10] It accepts original research articles, review articles on topics of current interest, and interesting case reports. Submissions should not have been published previously, and should not be submitted to multiple publications concurrently.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College". World Directory of Medical Schools. 
  2. ^ "Schools". Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Life Sketch". Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "List of Recognized medical and dental colleges". Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council. 
  5. ^ "Govt to fix maximum fees". New Age. Dhaka. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Admission". Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Health Bulletin 2014" (PDF). Bureau of Health Education (2nd ed.). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. December 2014. p. 226. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "About JRRMC". Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "List of medical and dental journals". Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "College Journal". Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Application Form for Journal Submission" (PDF). Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 

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