King George's Medical University

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King George's Medical University
Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University logo.gif
Former names
King George's Medical College(1911 to 2002) & Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University(2007 to 2013)
Motto Sincerity-Service-Sacrifice
Type Medical University
Established 1911
Chancellor Governor of Uttar Pradesh
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ravi Kant (April 2014 - present)
Location Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
26°52′04″N 80°55′00″E / 26.867716°N 80.916626°E / 26.867716; 80.916626Coordinates: 26°52′04″N 80°55′00″E / 26.867716°N 80.916626°E / 26.867716; 80.916626
Campus Lucknow
Affiliations UGC, MCI and DCI

King George's Medical University, for a while known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, is a medical school located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It came into being after the upgrade of King George's Medical College (established in 1911) into a university by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 2002.


In 1870 the Maharaja of Vijanagaram first floated the idea of starting a Medical College in Lucknow. But the idea was watered down due to paucity of funds. In 1905 the visit of King-Emperor, George V, then Prince of Wales, inspired the idea of establishing a college to commemorate the occasion. The originator of this fine ideal to commemorate the occasion was late Raja Sir Tassadnq Rasul Khan of Jehangirabad to whom Sir Harcourt Butler wrote on 1 December 1905. "It must ever be a source of pride to you to think that the first suggestion of such a movement came from you absolutely spontaneously." On 22 March 1906, the Secretary to Govt. U.P. wrote to the Registrar, Allahabad University "It is the desire of subscribers to the Foundation of King George's Medical College that this College should be the best in the East and it will be aim of Government that the College shall give to its students the best education possible." The project was warmly taken up by all and the Taluqdars and Zamindars of Agra and Oudh gave princely donations. Sir Harcourt Butler himself was largely responsible for rapid maturation of the scheme by the energy in collecting subscriptions and by his talents in organisation.[citation needed]

Naming controversy[edit]

The name of the University has become a political issue between Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party, with both of them changing the name when they are voted to power. When the Samajwadi Party won the Uttar Pradesh state elections in 2012, the name of King George's Medical University was restored.[1]


Anaesthesiology Pathology
Anatomy Pediatrics
Biochemistry Pediatric Surgery
Cardiology Pharmacology
Clinical Hematology Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Community Medicine Physiology
Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy Plastic Surgery
Forensic Medicine Psychiatry
Geriatric Mental Health Pulmonary Medicine
Hospital Administration Radiodiagnosis
Medicine Radiotherapy
Microbiology Rheumatology
Neurology Surgery
Neuro Surgery Surgical Gastroenterology
Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgical Oncology
Ophthalmology Thoracic & Cardio-vascular Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Transfusion Medicine
Otorhinolaryngology Urology

Principals/Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • W Selby (1911)
  • CA Sprawson (1921–23 and 1926–29)
  • SS Khan, (1923–25)
  • H Stott (1925–26, 1929–31, 1932–37)
  • BGS Acharya (1931–32)
  • MAH Siddiqui (1937–38)
  • W Burridge (1938–46)
  • CP Misra (1946)
  • BB Bhatia (1946–49)
  • SN Mathur (1949–52)
  • VS Manglik (1953–59)
  • ML Gujral (1960–62)
  • RV Singh (1962–77)
  • BN Lall (1977–78)
  • KP Bhargava (1978–84)
  • BB Sethi (1985–86)
  • BK Khanna (1986–92)
  • PK Misra (1992–98)
  • Ramesh Chandra (1998–2000)
  • KN Sinha (2000)
  • AM Kar (2000)
  • KM Singh (2001–2003)
  • Principal & VC Mahendra Bhandari (2003–2006)
  • Hari Gautam (2006–07)
  • SK Agarwal (2007–08)
  • Saroj Chooramani Gopal (March 2008 to March 2011)
  • DK Gupta (April 2011–April 2014)
  • Ravi Kant (April 2014 – Present)


University and college rankings
Medical - India
India Today[2] 9
Outlook India[3] 5
Careers360[4] 5
Business – India

King George Medical University has been ranked among the top 5 medical colleges in India 2016 by Outlook India. [5] It has been ranked #5 by Careers360's Top Medical Colleges in India 2016.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]



  1. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Lucknow: Information and Public Relations Department. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top Medical Colleges". India Today. 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Top Medical Colleges". Outlook India. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Top Medical Colleges in India 2016". Careers360. 
  5. ^ "ot". College website. Retrieved Mar 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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