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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gauhati Medical College

Gauhati Medical College

Established in 1960, Gauhati Medical College was the second college offering medical studies in the state of Assam. Located in Guwahati, the Gauhati Medical College was started with the growth of the demands and needs for the health education as well as health care. There was a requirement as well as need for more medical colleges that could offer better teaching facilities to the aspiring doctors and other students in the field of medical sciences thus the Gauhati Medical College was established.  

Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh was given the responsibility by the State Government of Assam for making the necessary arrangements to begin with the preliminary arrangements to begin the classes at Gauhati Medical College. Formally, the college was inaugurated on 20th September 1960. The college has its present campus at the Narakachal Hills where the operations began in September 1968.

The Gauhati Medical College has its affiliation with the Guwahati University and also has its recognition with the Medical Council of India. The college holds various departments that specialize in numerous fields. Some of the departments included in the Gauhati Medical College are Medicine, Ophthalmology, Radiology, E.N.T, Surgery, Pharmacology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pathology, Forensic medicine as well as Preventive and Social Medicine.

Other than this, there are various other courses in Pharmacy, Medical as well as Medical Research. The courses that are made available for the students are offered at both the undergraduate as well as post graduate levels. Besides Degree courses the college also offers several Diploma courses for the students.

The General Medical Council of United Kingdom gave the Recognition to Gauhati Medical College for the Bachelors Degree in the year 1969. The Gauhati Medical College has been given the status of being one of the premier medical colleges in the country for the academic quest as well as patient care. Other than this, Gauhati Medical College is also the referral centre for the specialty and also the super specialty treatment.                   

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