Rajiv Gandhi Medical College
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For its age, it has gained a lot of repute, currently ranking 5TH in Maharashtra,1st in THANE AND MUMBAI suburb. It shares the status of the most recent medical college in India with GMC, Kota; only second to Talegaon medical college. It is attached to the Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, both of which are run by the Thane Municipal Corporation.
Courses and departments
It offers the MBBS course, which has a 4½ + 1 year duration. The institute has 60 seats for MBBS which is the lowest in the state amongst government medical colleges and offers more personal attention to each aspiring doctor. The CSMH hospital is equipped with over 500 beds, and a host of speciality departments which include Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Chest medicine & TB, Physiotherapy, Dermatology & Veneroleprology, HIV. The others being Surgery, Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Dental Surgery & Preventive and Social Medicine. The college does offer pg courses but only cps diploma courses as of now in field of Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Chest medicine & TB, Dermatology & Veneroleprology. The current dean is Dr. C. MAITRA who is the head of department of physiology,shes also the member of Advisory board of physiology-ELSEVIER.The hospital has a huge patient population mainly from the poor areas of Thane, Kalwa, Diva, Mumbra, Mulund, Nahur, Kanjurmarg, Vikroli and Bhandup.
Its main cultural festival is known as "Abhiyaan" which is slowly but surely improving its standard since it was started some twelve years ago. Even though it is a rather small college especially compared to colleges like KEM, JJ or LTMMMC, the students' enthusiasm is bringing it at par with other popular college fests. For example, RGMC conducts Medi-Exhibit which is the medical symposium, Ethnic,RGMC-MARATHON,and Chitrankan-A Photography exhibition which shows the artistic side of doctors with them competing with the professionals have been a front-runner in these trends at least as far as medical colleges of Mumbai are concerned.