King George's Medical University
|King George's Medical College(1911 to 2002) & Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University(2007 to 2013)|
|Chancellor||Governor of Uttar Pradesh|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Ravi Kant (April 2014 - present)|
|Location||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
|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.
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.
|Clinical Hematology||Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|
|Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy||Plastic Surgery|
|Geriatric Mental Health||Pulmonary Medicine|
|Neuro Surgery||Surgical Gastroenterology|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||Surgical Oncology|
|Ophthalmology||Thoracic & Cardio-vascular Surgery|
|Orthopedic Surgery||Transfusion Medicine|
- 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)
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|Business – India|
- Naresh Trehan
- Autar Singh Paintal
- B. K. Anand
- Krishan Chandra Singhal
- Ravindra Nanda
- Sunil Pradhan
- Mahesh Prasad Mehray
- Prem Nath Wahi
- Badri Nath Tandon
- Anil Kohli
- Ravi Kant
- Walter Burley Griffin who designed Canberra the capital of Australia died at this hospital and was buried in Christian Cemetery in Lucknow.
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