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Government Medical College, Amritsar

Government Medical College, formerly known as Glancy Medical College, was established in 1864 in Lahore, British India and located to Amritsar, India in 1920.

Government Medical College, Amritsar
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PrincipalDr. Sujata Sharma (MS)
Academic staff
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Ranking after Independence of IndiaEdit

In, 1947 India became a separate nation and was partitioned into India and Pakistan. Punjab was divided into East Punjab(India) and West Punjab (Pakistan). During this time GMCA was the only medical college present in Northern India. The college's original name Glancy Medical College was named after the former Governor General of Punjab and was renamed to its current name after independence.

The college is governed by Director Research and Medical Education, Punjab and is affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Location and campusEdit

The college is on the Circular Road and Majitha Road in the holy city of Amritsar and provides training to 150 medical students every year. Besides it also trains post-graduate students in many specialties. The college also provides the B.Sc nursing degree to students for overall welfare of the medical field along with doctorate degrees.

Affiliated hospitalsEdit

  • Guru Nanak Dev Hospital
  • Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
  • Bebe Nanaki Centre for Mother & Child Care
  • SGTB Trauma Center
  • Ram Lal Eye and ENT Hospital
  • TB & Chest Diseases Hospital
  • Swami Vivekananda Deaddiction Center

A 9 Storey Bebe Nanki Mother & Child Care Centre and the Guru Teg Bahadur Diagnostic & Superspeciality Complex have been built and attached to the college in the year 2012 with partial funding from Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Two separate complexes for the College of Nursing and the Swami Vivekananda Drug Deaddiction Centre have also been attached to the college.

The Ram Saran Das Prakash Wati Kakkar Children ward, Karam Singh Ward, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and Sant Ram Dhall Hospital are no longer parts of Medical College as the land housing these Hospitals has been relocated to other institutes or sold. The departments housed in these hospitals have been shifted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, the Bebe Nanki Mother & Child Centre and the Guru Teg Bahadur Diagnostic and Super-specialty Complex.

Notable AlumniEdit

  • Dr. Santokh Singh Anand: Founder of PGI, Chandigarh/ Physician to the President of India
  • Dr. Daljit Singh: Pioneer of Ophthalmology in India
  • Dr. Karam Singh: Pioneer of Orthopaedic Surgery in India
  • Dr. Hardas Singh: One of the most renowned Orthopedic Surgeons of India
  • Dr. Vinay Kumar:[1] Senior Editor of the 'Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic basis of disease': The best textbook of Pathology in the world
  • Dr. Tulsi Das, Director of PGI; Prof of ENT and Eye
  • Dr. JD WIG, Former Head of Surgery, PGI, Chandigarh
  • Dr. BS Tung, Haad of Surgery and DRME Punjab
  • Dr. BR Prabhakar, Doyen of Pathology in North India

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