Medical College for Women and Hospital

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Medical College for Women and Hospital
Entrance view of the Medical College for Women and Hospital.jpg
Entrance to the Medical College for Women and Hospital
Type Private medical school
Established 1992 (1992)
Academic affiliation
University of Dhaka
Chairman A.Q.M. Badruddoza Choudhury
Principal Gulshan Ara
Academic staff
Location Uttara Model Town, Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°51′30″N 90°24′03″E / 23.8584°N 90.4007°E / 23.8584; 90.4007Coordinates: 23°51′30″N 90°24′03″E / 23.8584°N 90.4007°E / 23.8584; 90.4007
Campus Urban
Language English

Medical College for Women and Hospital (MCW&H) is a private medical college of Bangladesh exclusively for women. It has currently two academic campuses in Uttara, Dhaka, one in Sector - 1 and the other in Uttarkhan. The College is affiliated with the Dhaka University as a constituent college.[1]


Medical College for Women and Hospital was established in 1992 by a group of people known as the founder members. Their aim was to provide quality medical education, research and services to the people of Bangladesh at reasonable cost.[citation needed] The College and the Hospital are run by The Medical and Health Welfare Trust, a nonpolitical nonprofit organisation. The trustees serve without compensation.


The college has a total of 121 faculty members organized in 20 departments representing different fields of medical science. The faculty is led by the principal Professor, Dr Gulshan Ara. Different nationally and internationally successful figures took part in its teaching at different times in the past and present as regular teachers. [2]

Board of trustees[edit]

Murals of the four founding BOT members at the entrance showing (left to right) Prof. A Q M B Chowdhury, Late Prof. M R Khan, Late Prof. Surya Jabeen, and Prof. A M Mujibul Haq.

The board of trustees of the institution consists of the four founder members of the college, with the former President of Bangladesh Professor A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury as the Chairman,Late National Professor M R Khan as the Executive Chairman, Professor A M Mujibul Haq as the Member Secretary, and Late Professor Suraiya Jabeen as the Founder Treasurer.[3]


The College is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.[4] MCW&H is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools formerly maintained by the World Health Organisation and now maintained as the Avicenna Directory for Medicine.[5] This listing entitles the graduates of MCW&H to recognition all over the world.[citation needed] Graduates of MCW&H are eligible for limited registration with the General Medical Council of United Kingdom.[citation needed] They are also eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination.[citation needed] The degree is also recognized by the Medical Council of India.[citation needed]. The college is currently not recognized by California Medical Board and hence the students from this college are not eligible to apply for residency in California while all the other medical colleges from Bangladesh are currently recognized.


External links[edit]

Official website