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King George's Medical University

King George's Medical University, formerly Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, is a medical school located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It came into being after the upgrade of King George's Medical College (established in 1911) into a university by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 2002.

King George's Medical University
Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University logo.gif
Former names
King George's Medical College, Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University
Motto Sincerity-Service-Sacrifice
Type Medical University
Established 1911
Chancellor Governor of Uttar Pradesh
Vice-Chancellor Madan Lal Brahma Bhatt
Location Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
26°52′04″N 80°55′00″E / 26.867716°N 80.916626°E / 26.867716; 80.916626Coordinates: 26°52′04″N 80°55′00″E / 26.867716°N 80.916626°E / 26.867716; 80.916626
Campus Lucknow
Affiliations UGC, MCI, DCI
Website kgmu.org

The University has capacity for 1250 undergraduates students (including 280 dental students) and 450 postgraduate students.[1]

The MBBS course takes four and a half years to complete and has an intake of 250 students each year.[2]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The foundation stone for King George's Medical College was laid in 1906 by King George V, then the Prince of Wales. The college opened its gates in 1911, though the official opening ceremony was delayed to January 1912. The college was directly under the Government of the United Provinces and degrees were awarded through Allahabad University. In 1921 the college was transferred to Lucknow University.[3]

In 2002 the Government of Uttar Pradesh, led by Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), upgraded the college to Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) through the Uttar Pradesh Chhatapati Shahuji Medical University Act, 2002.[4] In August 2003 Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party (SP) replaced Mayawati and became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Soon after, in October 2003, the university was renamed back to King George's Medical University (KGMU)[3] through the Uttar Pradesh Chhartrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (second Amendment) Act, 2003.[5] The name changing was to repeat. In 2007, after the BSP won the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election and Mayawati rose back to power, the institute was renamed to CSMMU. When power turned back to the SP in the 2012 election, the institute was reverted once more to its current name by the Akhilesh Yadav government.[6]

Similar changes occurred with the dental faculty. The faculty was established in 1949 as a section of the ENT department,[7] and then converted into a separate department in 1950 and moved to a new building in 1952.[3] In 2002 when the university was established, it became the Dental College, a constituent college of the university.[7] In 2004 it was upgraded to a state university[8] called "U.P. King George’s University of Dental Science" through the Uttar Pradesh King George's University of Dental Science Act, 2004.[9] In 2007, the Akhilesh Yadav government reverted this decision and the dental faculty became the Faculty of Dental Sciences under the KGMU.[7]

DepartmentsEdit

Anaesthesiology Pathology
Anatomy Pediatrics
Biochemistry Pediatric Surgery
Cardiology Pharmacology
Clinical Hematology Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Community Medicine Physiology
Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy Plastic Surgery
Forensic Medicine Psychiatry
Geriatric Mental Health Pulmonary Medicine
Hospital Administration Radiodiagnosis
Medicine Radiotherapy
Microbiology Rheumatology
Neurology Surgery
Neuro Surgery Surgical Gastroenterology
Obstetrics & Gynecology Surgical Oncology
Ophthalmology Thoracic & Cardio-vascular Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Transfusion Medicine
Otorhinolaryngology Urology

Principals/Vice ChancellorsEdit

  • W Selby (1911)
  • CA Sprawson (1921–23 and 1926–29)
  • SS Khan, (1923–25)
  • H Stott (1925–26, 1929–31, 1932–37)
  • BGS Acharya (1931–32)
  • MAH Siddiqui (1937–38)
  • W Burridge (1938–46)
  • CP Misra (1946)
  • BB Bhatia (1946–49)
  • SN Mathur (1949–52)
  • VS Manglik (1953–59)
  • ML Gujral (1960–62)
  • RV Singh (1962–77)
  • BN Lall (1977–78)
  • KP Bhargava (1978–84)
  • BB Sethi (1985–86)
  • BK Khanna (1986–92)
  • PK Misra (1992–98)
  • Ramesh Chandra (1998–2000)
  • KN Sinha (2000)
  • AM Kar (2000)
  • KM Singh (2001–2003)
  • Principal & VC Mahendra Bhandari (2003–2006)
  • Hari Gautam (2006–07)
  • SK Agarwal (2007–08)
  • Saroj Chooramani Gopal (March 2008 to March 2011)
  • DK Gupta (April 2011 – April 2014)
  • Ravi Kant (April 2014 –April 2017
  • Madan Lal Brahma Bhatt (April 2017- Present)

RankingEdit

University and college rankings
Medical - India
Outlook India (2017)[10] 5
The Week (2017)[11] 13

King George Medical University was ranked fifth among medical colleges in India in 2017 by Outlook India[10] and 13th by The Week.[11]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Student activities". King George's Medical University. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Courses admission". King George's Medical University. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "History". King George's Medical University. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Chhatapati Shahuji Medical University Act, 2002" (PDF). Uttar Pradesh Gazette. Government of Uttar Pradesh. September 6, 2002. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Chhartrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (second Amendment) Act, 2003" (PDF). Uttar Pradesh Gazette. Government of Uttar Pradesh. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University renamed as King George Medical University". India Medical Times. AalaTimes Media. July 26, 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "Faculty of Dental Sciences Education Overview". King George's Medical University. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "List of State Universities as on 29.06.2017" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.  Mistakenly still listed as of 2017.
  9. ^ "The Uttar Pradesh King George's University of Dental Science (Amendment) Act, 2006" (PDF). Uttar Pradesh Gazette. Government of Uttar Pradesh. 14 March 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Singh, Abhinav (18 June 2017). "The Week - Hansa Research Best Colleges Survey 2017: Top Medical Colleges - All India". The Week. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 

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