Osmania Medical College

Osmania Medical College, formerly known as The Hyderabad Medical School, is a medical college in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was founded in 1846 by the 5th Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar, Afzal ud Dowla, Asaf Jah 5. The college was originally affiliated to Osmania University system, It is now affiliated to the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, and the Osmania General Hospital.[1][2] After the establishment of the Osmania University in 1919, the school was renamed Osmania Medical College, after the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan.[3]

Osmania Medical College
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MottoSincerity Service Sacrifice
Established1846; 175 years ago (1846) (as Hyderabad Medical School)
AffiliationKaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences
PrincipalP. Sashikala Reddy
Students250 students per academic year
Location, ,

Affiliated Specialty Training HospitalsEdit


The college was established in 1846 and named the Hyderabad Medical School, during the reign of the 5th Nizam of Hyderabad - Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V.[4]When the Nizam became ill, probably from diabetes, the then British resident suggested he be treated with Western medicine by Surgeon, Dr William Campbell Maclean. The Nizam recovered fully. Impressed with allopathic medicine, he ordered the establishment of the Hyderabad Medical School (which later became Osmania Medical College) in 1847, headed by Dr. Maclean.[4]

Dr. Edward Lawrie, then principal of Hyderabad Medical School performed a series of experiments at the Afzal Gunj Hospital (now Osmania General Hospital) on anesthesia[5] (Hyderabad Chloroform Commission).[4] The world's first female anesthesiologist Dr. Rupa Bai Furdoonji graduated from here in 1889.[6]


University and college rankings
Medical – India
Outlook India (2019)[7]16
The Week (2019)[8]21
India Today (2020)[9]20

Osmania Medical College ranked 16th among the top medical colleges in India in 2019 by Outlook India,[7] 21st among the rankings for the medical colleges in India in 2019 by The Week[8] and ranked 20th by India Today in 2020.[9] Osmania Medical College is the Indian school with the greatest amount of licensed physicians in the United States per the 2108 FSMB Survey with 2,159 licensed physicians.[10]


OSMECON is the chief Medical Conference (UG) hosted by OMC and its associated hospitals. It is a 3-day event that sees participation of nearly 2,000 delegates across 17 states of the country as well as from 5 other countries, yet expanding its outreach.

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  1. ^ "List of Colleges Offering B.sc MLT Courses Under Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal, Telangana State For the Academic Year 2016-17" (PDF). Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad". bestindiaedu. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. ^ Ali, M.; Ramachari, A. (1996). "One hundred fifty years of Osmania Medical College (1846-1996)". Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine (Hyderabad). 26 (1–2): 119–141. ISSN 0304-9558. PMID 11619394.
  4. ^ a b c DR Mohammed Najeeb (5 July 2020). "Chloroform & how modern medicine came to Hyderabad". The Asian Age. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  5. ^ "By destroying Osmania General Hospital, Telangana will lose a great legacy". www.dailyo.in. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b Ala, Narayana; K, Bharathi; PKJP, Subhaktha; Gundeti, Manohar; A, Ramachari (2010). "Dr. (Miss) Rupa Bai Furdoonji: World's first qualified lady anaesthetist". Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 54 (3): 259–261. doi:10.4103/0019-5049.65371. ISSN 0019-5049. PMC 2933491. PMID 20885878.
  7. ^ a b "Outlook Ranking: India's Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2019 Outlook India Magazine". Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b Pushkarna, Vijaya (8 June 2019). "Best colleges: THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey 2019". The Week.
  9. ^ a b "Best MEDICAL Colleges 2020: List of Top MEDICAL Colleges 2020 in India". www.indiatoday.in. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. ^ "FSMB Census of Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2018" (PDF). FSMB. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Dr.Manjula Anagani Consultant Gynecologist\Laparoscopic Surgeon, Infertility Specialist in Hyderabad". drmanjula.in. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 17°22′55.73″N 78°29′4.37″E / 17.3821472°N 78.4845472°E / 17.3821472; 78.4845472