Sir Salimullah Medical College

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Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
স্যার সলিমুল্লাহ মেডিকেল কলেজ,ঢাকা
Former name
  • Dhaka Medical School
  • Dhaka Medical College
  • Mitford Medical College
Type Public medical school
Established 1875 (1875)
Academic affiliation
University of Dhaka
Principal Md. Billal Alam
Administrative staff
Students 1,000
Location Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°42′38″N 90°24′04″E / 23.7106°N 90.4011°E / 23.7106; 90.4011Coordinates: 23°42′38″N 90°24′04″E / 23.7106°N 90.4011°E / 23.7106; 90.4011
Campus Urban
Language English

Sir Salimullah Medical College (SSMC) (Bengali: স্যার সলিমুল্লাহ মেডিকেল কলেজ) is a highly ranked Medical School of University of Dhaka. It is located in the Capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Founded and established as "Dhaka Medical School" in 1875, it beacame Sir Salimullah medical College in1962.It is one of the oldest medical school in the Bangladesh.[1] Its hospital wing Mitford Hospital is the oldest hospital of its kind in Bangladesh.[2]


Sir Salimullah Medical Colleg ranked as one of the most prestigious medical colleges of South Asia. It was established in 1875 as Dhaka Medical School in the old part of the Capital city, Dhaka. Mitford hospital was a part of the school. Sixteen local kings and philanthropists helped in erecting the medical school building in 1889. The school was made a medical college in 1962. To acknowledge the contributions of the Nawabs, the college was named after Nawab Sir Salimullah (1871–1915). Until 1957 License of Medical Faculty (LMF) degree was offered from this college. During 1963–1972 condensed courses for MBBS degree was offered. In 1972 it was upgraded as a full-fledged medical college and the first batch students for MBBS degree enrolled in 1973. The civil surgeon of Dhaka was in charge of both the college and the hospital until 1974, when a principal and a superintendent were appointed for the above institutions. The superintendent was later (1984) made the director of the hospital.


It is located at Mitford Road, Babubazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

There are eight hostels (dormitories) in this medical college. The main hostel and its extension (male), BDS hostel (male), Alauddin hostel (male), three ladies hostels, Internee hostel (male) and Internee Hostel (female).


The medical college known for it's academic excellence, consists of following departments: preclinical (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), paraclinical (pathology, microbiology, forensic medicine, community medicine, pharmacology), clinical medicine (general medicine, psychiatry, neuromedicine, nephrology, cardiology, skin-and-venereal diseases), paediatrics, surgery (general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, Urology, cardiothoracic surgery), ophthalmology, otolaryngorhinology, anesthesiology, gynaecology and obstetrics, and diagnostic (clinical laboratory, radiology and imaging). In the year 2012 college also started the undergraduate course in dentistry (BDS) and 67 students has been admitted in this year. The medical college possesses a 600-bed general hospital including OPD and IPD services in the above disciplines and an integrated emergency department.

190- 200 bright students with pre-medical A-level education are admitted each year through open competitive medical examination for undergraduates. Students are awarded undergraduate MBBS & BDS degree after five years' study in college and hospital and four professional examinations under the University of Dhaka. Then, they do one year full residency training in the hospital to get registration from BMDC for practising medicine in Bangladesh. It is one of the most reputed medical college in South Asia and is widely regarded as one of the country's top medical schools. The undergraduate program of this college is recognised by General Medical Council of UK.

The medical college provides post graduate education in surgery, medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics. The degrees awarded are MD, MS and diplomas.



  • M.B.B.S.
  • B.D.S.


  • MD (Internal Medicine)
  • MD (Neuro Medicine)
  • MD (Pediatrics)
  • MD (Nephrology)
  • MD (Cardiology)
  • MD (Radiology and Imaging)
  • MD (Pathology)
  • MD (Biochemistry)
  • MS (General Surgery)
  • MS (Ophthalmology)
  • MS (Otolaryngology)
  • MS (Urology)
  • MS (Gynae and Obs.)
  • M-Phil (Anatomy)
  • M-Phil (Physiology)
  • M-Phil (Pharmacology)
  • M-Phil (Microbiology)
  • MPH- Community Medicine
  • Diploma Cardiology
  • Diploma in Gynae and Obs.
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diploma In Child Health
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology
  • Diploma In Ophthalmology.
  • DDV
  • Diploma in Forensic Medicine.

Student organisations[edit]

SSMC pioneered some nationwide appreciated volunteer organisations. There are six active volunteer organisations present

  • Debate & Quiz Society of SSMC
  • Rotaract Club
  • Cultural Association of SSMC
  • Students Welfare Organization (SWO)
  • Medicine Club

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shahida Alam (2012), "Mitford Hospital", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ Sydul Hoque (2012), "Sir Salimullah Medical College", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 

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