Sawai Man Singh Medical College
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Sawai Man Singh Medical College, also known as SMS Medical College, is a government medical college in Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It was established in 1947 and was the 15th centre for medical education in India.
|Affiliations||Rajasthan University of Health Sciences|
SMS Medical College marks its start with the establishment of a maternity hospital, a dispensary and a medical school in Jaipur in 1855, officially inaugurated in 1861. However, this medical school was closed in 1864. It was only in 1945 that Mirza Ismail, the Diwan (Prime Minister) of the Jaipur State, started working on the project of establishing a medical college in the state, which was to be the 15th centre for medical education in India. The foundation stone was laid down by Lord Wavell, the Governor-General and Viceroy of India, on 13 March 1946 and Sawai Man Singh Medical College was officially opened in 1947.
The first principal of the college was Dr. G.N. Sen who was replaced shortly afterwards by Dr. S.C. Mehta. In 1951, Dr. S.K. Menon took over as principal. In 1952 the college was recognized by the Medical Council of India and postgraduate courses started in 1952.
- Sawai Man Singh Hospital
- Mahila Chikitsalaya
- Respiratory Institute
- Psychiatric Center
- Gangori Hospital
- JK Lon (SPMCHI - Sir Padampad Mother and Child Health Center)
- Zenana Hospital
- Isolation Hospital (for infectious diseases)
- HB Kanwatia Hospital