King George's Medical University

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King George's Medical University
Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University logo.gif
Established 1911
Type University of Medical Science
Chancellor Ram Naik(Governor of Uttar Pradesh)
Vice-Chancellor Dr. 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 located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It came into being after the upgrade of King George's Medical College into a university by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 2002. King George's Medical College was established in 1911.


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]


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

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

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Important Cabinet Decisions". Lucknow: Information and Public Relations Department. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 

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