Osmania Medical College

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Osmania Medical College
Motto Sincerity Service Sacrifice
Type Government
Established 1846 (as Hyderabad Medical College)
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Website http://osmaniamedicalcollege.org

Osmania Medical College is a medical school in Hyderabad, India. It was founded in 1846 as the Hyderabad Medical School and was previously affiliated to the Osmania University of Hyderabad, but is now under the gamut of NTR University of Health Sciences. It is the one of the oldest medical colleges in India.

The Osmania Medical College, Koti

Admissions to the undergraduate MBBS program by NEET. It has nine teaching hospitals affiliated to it where students rotate at different time-intervals during the program. Treatment at all the hospitals affiliated to Osmania is free of cost and it caters to patients that present from far across the state.


Landmarks in the development or Hyderabad Medical School into Osmania Medical College

1846: Opening of the Nizam's Medical School by William Maclean for the teaching European Medicine in Urdu language, native youths of Deccan. The school was located in a rented building at Gunfoundry and later clinical instruction was given in the Residency Dispensary (now called Sultan Bazar Hospital).

1852: Examination of pupils trained and award of Diplomas to successful candidates.

1854: George Smith taken charge as Superintendent of the School. New batches of students admitted.

1861: Fleming succeeds Smith. Fresh batches get Diplomas. More pupils were admitted.

1866: Construction and opening of the Afzalgunj Hospital for clinical teaching to the medical students.

1867: Pemberton as Residency Surgeon and Superintendent of School and Mohd. Vazir as Resident Surgeon of Afzalgunj Hospital. Pamberton succeeded by Wyndowe as Resident Surgeon and Superintendent of School.

1881- 82: Wyndowe was succeeded by T. Beamount

1884: Edward Lawrie assumes charge as Residency Surgeon. English was adopted as medium of instruction in place of Urdu.

1888: 1st Chloroform Commission was appointed by H. E. H. The Nizam's Government in 1888, at the request of Surgeon-Major E. Lawrie

1889: Second Chloroform Commission was appointed.

1891: The final report of the Chloroform Commission was printed.

1894: The staff and students of Hyderabad medical school were deputed to England to demonstrate the Hyderabad method of Chloroform administration.

1897: Lawrie challenges Ronald Ross, to come to Chaderghat Hospital and demonstrate students of the school his discovery of Malaria parasites in the mosquito.

1901: Lawrie retired and was succeeded by Gimlette.

1908: The Great flood in Moosi destroys part of the Afzalgunj building. Hospital was rebuilt.

1912: Suggestions to build a new hospital on the best models of the West.

1918–20: Planning and construction of the new hospital.

1920: Medical school converted into medical college.

1922: The classes and other teaching departments shifted from Sultan Bazar to a private building near Khairatabad.

1925–26: The new Osmania General Hospital was completed and the hospital shifted from Afzalgunj buildings into the new premises.

1926 – 27: The medical college was taken over by University and was put under a new Principal unconnected with the Government Department. The medium of instruction was again changed from English to Urdu. The University created a translation Bureau and medical text were selected for translation into Urdu. Lectures given in Urdu and exams also conducted in Urdu.

1941: Recognition by Royal college of Surgeons, England for primary FRCS. Recognition by Indian Army Medical Department for admission to the commissioned ranks.

1941-42: Proposals were under consideration for construction of medical college and hospital in the Osmania University campus.

1946: Mushirabad site considered for medical college.

1948-49 The medium of instruction and examination for the MBBS course was changed from Urdu into English. Accordingly, admissions to IMBBS course in English medium were made in academic year

1948-49:.First Inspection by the Medical Council of India.

1950-51 Transfer of the Departments of Anatomy and Physiology to the University campus at Adikmet, giving more accommodation for the Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology, Hygiene and Medical Jurisprudence in Afzalgunj buildings.

1951: Recognition by Medical Council of India

1952: Government of Hyderabad takes over the administrative control of the medical college from the University. A Government medical officer was appointed as head of the college and the hospital.

1955: Inauguration of the Postgraduate courses in Medicine.

1956: Laying of the foundation stone for the new building in Residency compound by B. Ramakrishna Rao Chief Minister of Hyderabad State. Formation of Andhra Pradesh and reorganisation of medical services and teaching staff of the medical college. K. N. Rao became the Director of, Medical Services. Bankat Chandra continues as Principal. Formation of Council on Medical Education.

1962: Opening of the present campus at Koti, Hyderabad.

In addition the college also offers other undergraduate courses and many graduate courses. It also offers many superspeciality courses.

Undergraduate courses[edit]

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BS) - 200 students per year (250 from 2013): The qualification for undergraduate courses is 10+2 or equivalent education with Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects. Depending on the rank obtained in the natural science portion of the common entrance test (EAMCET), the University of Health Sciences fills the seats in all the medical, dental, ayurvedic and homeopathy colleges in the state of Telangana.

Bachelors in Physical Therapy (BPT): The current qualification for undergraduate course is 10+2 or equivalent education with Botany, Zoology, Physics and chemistry. Depending on Grade point average or percentage of total marks in intermediate students gets acceptance into Physical Therapy.

Postgraduate courses[edit]

Clinical courses[edit]

MD - Doctor of Medicine - A 3-year course in following specialties: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Pulmonology/Chest Medicine, & Psychiatry,Clinical Microbiology

MS - (Master of Surgery) A 3-year course in following specialities: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, & Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

PG Diploma (2 year) courses in Anaesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, & Radiology

Non-clinical courses[edit]

MD - A 3-year course in following specialties Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Pathology,

Forensic Medicine& Anatomy

The qualification for all PG and PG-Diploma courses is an MBBS degree from any MCI (Medical Council of India) recognized medical college in India or an equivalent foreign degree which is recognized by the MCI.

The seats in PG courses are filled through a common entrance test by the NTR University of Health Sciences.

Superspeciality courses[edit]

Medical - DM (Doctor of Medicine) in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, & Neurology

Surgical - MCh (Master of Chirurgy) in Cardiothoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, & Urology surgical gastroenterology


The college campus is situated in Koti, which is at the heart of the city of Hyderabad. The new building at current location was built in 1964. Before the 1960s the hostels were located at the present osmania university. The current structure was built in the shape of an apron. In addition it has an auditorium, about the size of a cinema hall. It also has boarding facilities in the form of 4 large hostel buildings (separate hostels for men and women). The hostel buildings are named after pioneers of medicine in India - susrutha and charaka. (and also a small building for the alumni association)

The campus also has sports facilities in the form of a football/cricket (multipurpose) ground, an outdoor basketball court with lighting facility, a tennis court, volleyball court and a Table Tennis room. There are outdoor badminton courts in the hostels. Apart from this the college has an Electrophysiology Lab. This facility is unique and Osmania Medical College is the only medical college in the state of Telangana with such a facility.

Teaching hospitals[edit]

Osmania Medical college has long been a government institution in Telangana. The concept of Osmania Medical College dates back to 1595 AD, then called as Dar-Ul-Shifa in Hyderabad, making it the oldest medical school in India.[1]

The causative agent of malaria was elucidated by Ronald Ross who has been immortalised by the Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases (popular by the name Fever Hospital) affiliated to Osmania.

The medium of instruction was initially Urdu (the degree was Hakeem) and later changed to English. In 1846, Hyderabad Medical School was established.

Osmania is the only medical college in India where each medical specialty has a separate training hospital. It is also the only medical college in south India to offer a postgraduate course in endocrinology.

The following hospitals fulfill the role of teaching hospitals for Osmania Medical College.

  • Osmania General Hospital — a multi-speciality tertiary-care hospital with advanced training in every sub-speciality of Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Orthopedic surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology. This hospital has approximately 3800 beds, with patients overfilling the beds and wards. It has one of the busiest Out-Patient clinics in all specialities in India, particularly on Monday mornings.
  • Government Maternity Hospital, Sultan Bazaar Hospital — a tertiary care hospital for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Niloufer Hospital — a tertiary care hospital for Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine. It is one of the largest hospitals of its kind in Asia, with advanced training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics.
  • Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Tropical and Communicable Diseases — Ross elucidated the life cycle of malarial parasite near Begumpet Airport, where a building exists in his name. In his honour, the quarantine hospital was rechristened Sir Ronald Ross Institute. (He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this work.)
  • Modern Government Maternity Hospital, Petlaburz — a tertiary care obstetrics and gynecology hospital.
  • Mehdi Nawaz Jung Institute of Oncology — the first government cancer hospital of its sort in India. One of the pioneers in using Radio-Iodine ablation in Thyroid Cancers.
  • Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital — tertiary care ophthalmological institute with advanced training in ophthalmology.
  • Government E. N. T. Hospital — tertiary care hospital for ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders. It is the largest ENT hospital in Asia.
  • Institute of Mental Health, Erragadda. One of the oldest psychiatric institutes in the country.
  • Government Chest Hospital — a tertiary care hospital for all kinds of lung disorders, especially tuberculosis and Pott's Disease of the spine.
  • Rural Health Centre, Patancheru — Osmania is one of the only two medical colleges in India with a rural health centre attached to it. It is attached to the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine.
  • Outreach hospitals surrounding Hyderabad.


This is the list of successive principals of the college:

College events[edit]

The College day celebrations are held annually in August, September and October. It is the culmination of a week of cultural and sports activities with the sports day being held a day before the college day.

In November 2008 a medical exhibition, MEDEX-08, was conducted in the college, after a gap of 20 years (lastly being in 1987), which had an overwhelming response by over 2,00,000 visitors.

Later in the year saw the National Youth Day celebrations which had the then president, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam as the chief guest and Anna Hazare, social activist as the Guest of honour.

The college has also hosted the "Intermedics", the statewide inter medical college sports meet in December 2008.

2009 - Tattva (conducted by 2005 batch)

2010 - Beats (conducted by 2006 batch) Also saw the commencement of OSMECON - the first undergraduate research medical conference of the state on a national level)

2011 - Syncytium (conducted by 2007 batch)

In 2011 a run by name MEDITHON was organised by osmania medical college in collaboration with the other medical colleges of the state. It was a 3 km run conducted on the occasion of World Health Day at Necklace road which saw around 1500 participants from various medical colleges of the state.

2012 - Syncytium (conducted by 2008 batch)

In the year 2012 a flash mob was also organised by the students of Osmania Medical College at the City Centre Mall on the occasion of World Health Day on 7 April 2012. The theme was " Ageing and Health" . This was the first of its kind by Medical Students in the country.

In 2012 an international medical conference HAMSA (Hyderabad Annual Medical Students Assembly) was held at the Park Hotel and several students of Osmania Medical College were instrumental in organising it and making it big and first of its kind in the country.

In Early 2013, a 3 km run by name IMPULSE was organised by Osmania Medical College in collaboration with other medical colleges on the occasion of World Health day at Necklace road. It saw nearly 2500 medicos and other medical professionals attending the run. The theme was "Awakening on Sedentary Life Style"

In August 2013, OSMECON ( The undergraduate medical conference) was conducted grandly and had His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India as the Chief guest following which the annual College cultural Fest " GENESIS" was conducted which was a very big success. These two events were organised by the students of 2009 batch. The first ever musical concert night in the history of Osmania Medical College was also conducted by them making the events a grand success which took them to the history books.

2013 - GENESIS (conducted by 2009 batch)

In September 2014 the students of 2010 batch continued the legacy started by 2009 batch by conducting similar events. Their fest was named as BEATS. The music concert got bigger and better.

2014 - BEATS (conducted by 2010 batch)

The college has been conducting the National Youth day Celebrations every year under OMSD and have been successful so far.

2015 - SYNCYTIUM (conducted by 2011 batch)


University and college rankings
Medical - India
Outlook India[2] 16
Careers360[3] 56

Osmania Medical College was 16th among medical colleges in India in 2017 by Outlook India.[2] It was ranked 56th in India by Careers360 in 2017, 38th among government institutes.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°22′55.73″N 78°29′4.37″E / 17.3821472°N 78.4845472°E / 17.3821472; 78.4845472