Medical College and Hospital Kolkata

Medical College and Hospital Kolkata

Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata was established in 1835.The college was the first European medicine college of Asia.This institution is also the first hospital of India. This college is one of the finest medical colleges in India and is also an excellent hospital providing relief to common people. The college has got a very rich heritage which is visible everywhere inside the enclosure of the institute.The college is funded and maintained by Government of West Bengal and has the affiliation of West Bengal University of Health Sciences.This institution is not just the first Medical College in Asia, it is also the First Hospital in India. Students can enroll in both undergraduate and postgraduate level, while this eminent medical college also offers state of the art health care services to the common people.

The first attempt for the introduction of a proper medical training was undertaken by Lord William Bentinck. As a fruit of his effort and long persuasion, government order was passed to set up a medical college in Calcutta which is known as Calcutta Medical College. As the resolution was passed on 28th January, 1835, this day is observed as the Foundation Day of the College. What we see at the premises of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, did not exist during the early period of its inception. An old house at the rear of the Hindu College was converted for use as the New Medical College.



This was used till the premises of the Petty Court Jail, the site of which included a part of the present building housing the Physiology and other departments and a part of the field to he north of Administrative Block, was ready for use. The first batch of the students numbered 50 and they received stipend from [rupee] 7 to 12 per month. The period of the study was for four years on completion of which, they were to appear at the final examination conducted under supervision of the committee of the Council of Education. The successful students after passing the final examination received certificates of qualification to practise Medicine and Surgery, and would receive pay as Native Doctors starting with [rupee] 30 per month, for being employed under government. With this, the books and apparatus of the abolished Native Institution was made over.

Medical College and Hospital Kolkata Campus :

The college is located in the north-west section of the campus and consists of different blocks which include the administrative block which is the clock tower; the library of the college; auditorium; common room; various departments like anatomy department, chemistry department etc and a group of lawns for sports purpose.

Facilities for Medical College and Hospital Kolkata :

  1. Laboratory
  2. Library
  3. Canteen
  4. Computer Center
  5. Internet
  6. Hostel

Courses offered by Medical College and Hospital ( MCH )

1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

  • Category : Medicince and Surgery
  • Degree : MBBS
  • Mode : Full Time
  • Medium : Campus
  • Duration : 5 Years 6 Months

Basic Eligibility for Medical College and Hospital Kolkata :

  • Pass in 10th, +2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology ( Botany and Zoology ) with at least 50% marks in aggregate ( Physics, Chemistry & Biology taken together ) for general category candidates and 40% marks in aggregate for SC / ST candidates.

Number of seats : 155.

2. Master of Surgery in Anatomy

  • Category : Anatomy
  • Degree : MS
  • Mode : Full Time
  • Medium : Campus
  • Duration : 3 Years

Basic Eligibility for Medical College and Hospital Kolkata : M.B.B.S.

3. Doctor of Medicine in Biochemistry

  • Category : Biochemistry
  • Degree : M.D.
  • Mode : Full Time
  • Medium : Campus
  • Duration : 3 Years

Basic Eligibility for Medical College and Hospital Kolkata : M.B.B.S.

4. Doctor of Medicine in Bio – Physics

  • Category : Other Doctor of Medicine
  • Degree : M.D.
  • Mode : Full Time
  • Medium : Campus
  • Duration : 3 Years

Basic Eligibility for Medical College and Hospital Kolkata : M.B.B.S.

4. Doctor of Medicine in Forensic Medicine

  • Category : Forensic Medicine
  • Degree : M.D.
  • Mode : Full Time
  • Medium : Campus
  • Duration : 3 Years

Basic Eligibility Medical College and Hospital Kolkata : M.B.B.S.

Number of seats : 2.

Contact Medical College and Hospital ( MCH )

Name : Medical College and Hospital ( MCH )
Location : Angarika Dharmapal Street, Bow Bazaar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India,
Contact No : 033 – 24512644
Email : principal@medicalcollegekolkata.org
Website : www.medicalcollegekolkata.org .