of Assam Medical College
Medical College & Hospital is the pioneer Health Institution of the
Northeast Region of India. This Institute has been serving the population of
this region since November 1947. The nucleus of this Institution was
“Berry White Medical School” established in 1900. Sr. John Berry White,
a retired brigadier of British Army and later the Civil Surgeon of the
erstwhile Lakhimpur District in 1870 single-handedly ushered in the era of
modern medical care and education to this part of the country. A
contribution of lifetime earning of Rupees Fifty Thousand (present day
valuation is more than 50 million of rupees) and a comprehensive plan to
organize medical care and medical education were the contribution of the
British philanthropist Sr. John Berry White. After the formation of Indian
Medical Council in 1933 it was unwilling to recognize the licentiate course
offered by the Medical Schools. As a result the Assam Branch of Licentiate
Medical Practitioner in its annual meeting in 1938 under the chairmanship of
Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi constituted a committee with Dr. B.C. Roy as
chairman for selecting a site to establish a Medical
College in the region. After some initial wrangling the committee
decided upon Dibrugarh over Guwahati and sylhet (which was a
part of Assam at that time). The famous clause in the deed and
documents of the Berry white Medical school where in it was clearly
mentioned that “Berry White Medical school would be upgraded but it can
not be shifted paved the way for establishment of the Assam Medical College
at Dibrugarh. In Dibrugarh there were two medical institution at that time
Berry White Medical School and 56 command Military Hospital. The 56 command
Military Hospital was established in 1943 in the racecourse of Upper Assam
Tea Company with an area of 109
acres. This Command hospital later became the site of the Assam Medical
College where it stands now. After second world War in 1946 the Govt. of
Assam took over the land hospital and equipment of 56 Command Military
Hospital for a value of Rs. 4,04,000.00. subsequently a philanthropist of
Dibrugarh Late Sri Murlidhar Jalan donated some more land of Borbari and
Ethelwood Tea estate for establishing the Medical College. Now the total
land are of Assam medical College is 479 bighas 0 katha and II lessa. The
admission of the first batch of students was completed in September 1947.
There were 65 seats but only 56 boys and 1 girl were admitted. Pre-clinical
classes commenced from October 1947. On 3rd November 1947 Late
Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi, the then premier of Assam, at a solemn and
glittering function held in the abandoned hospital of the 2nd
World War formally inaugurated Assam Medical College. Dr. Hem Chandra
Baruah was the first principal of Assam Medical College. In February 1948
Assam Medical College Hospital was formally inaugurated by the then governor
Sri Prakash. The out Patient department and many para clinical and clinical
department continued to function in the erstwhile Berry White Medical school
till 1950. Only after the great earthquake of Assam on that year all the
departments were shifted to the present Assam Medical college &
Hospital. Twelve students of the first
batch graduated from Assam Medical College under the Gauhati
University in 1952. The Indian Medical Council inspected the College and the
degree was recognized and entered in the first schedule on the very first
inspection in 1952. In the initial stage there were no qualified and
experienced persons from the state to hold the senior faculty posts. A
galaxy of brilliant teachers were recruited from other parts of the country
who with their sincere and dedicated service laid the strong foundation for
the future discipline, academic achievements and progress of Assam Medical
College. Prof. G. D. Kapoor (surgery), Prof. P. N. Taneja, Prof. N. Gupta,
Prof. B. H. P. Pai (Medicine), Prof. K. S. Grewal (Pharmacology), Prof. P.C.
Nambiar (Surgery), Prof. R. G. Krishnan (O&G), Porf. A. E. Sundersan and
Prof. N. C. Dey (Pathology), Prof. R. Bhattacharyya were some of those
giants walked through the corridors of the newly established Assam Medical
College & Hospital. Prof. S. N. Sharma was the first person from Assam
to become Professor of Surgery and later became the principal of the
College. Post graduate Courses were introduced in 1960 and the first batch
of post graduates in General surgery and Medicine qualified in 1963. The
departments of General Medicine and general Surgery were upgraded in 1965
and 1967 respectively.
Various facilities available :
= 170 Seats
= 98 Seats
ii.15% all India Quota
= 20 Seats
= 11 Seats
= 14 Seats
= 07 Seats
= 20 Seats
Selection criteria = 10+2 minimum 50% marks for general, 40% marks
Mode of Selection:-
By All Assam Medical Entrance Test.
(Total Seats: Degree= 73, Diploma= 30)
Degree:- Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Eye,
ENT, Radio Diagnosis, Anesthesia,Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Community
Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology,
Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy.
Diploma:- D.C.P., DCH,
DMRD, D.O., D.L.O.and D.G.O.
Selection Criteria: P.G.
iii.Diploma in Pharmacy
iv. Other courses Lab.Technician, Radiographer,
Physiotherapy, ECG teaching.
In service training:
i.LHV – 40 per batch- Two batches per year
ii.Health Assistant training of the Tea garden.
i. Out door
services: Every day except Sunday and selected
Govt. Holidays (13 in
in a year)
services: surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology , Orthopedics,
Psychiatry, Chest Disease & TB.
services: Plastic Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery, neurology,
Cardiology, Nephrology, Urology and pediatric
General OPD, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chest & TB,
Psychiatry, OPD-Timing: 8-1 PM.
from 2 PM onwards on weekdays working day till 8 AM on Sundays &
Urban health center.
Partnership with NGO for providing community health care services in
Dibrugarh Urban area:
Rural Health Training Center Chabua
30 km. Away from the Assam Medical
College under Panitola PHC.
Rome program under Khowang PHC & Tengakhat PHC.
X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT Scan
ECG all biochemical & Pathological test, including Blood Gas
Analysis, Histopathology etc.
Operation Theatre = 10 ( General = 04, Pediatrics surgery =
01, Obst. & Gynae =
02, Eye 01, ENT = 01, Paeditric surgery = 01 ),
Two new Ots to be
Dialisis unit, Intensive Coronary care unit, Telecobalt Therapy,
Neonatal care unit,
Blood bank 24 hrs. service, Central sterilization unit, Modern
In patient facility : Total
Beds – 1362, General = 1321,
Paying cabin General &
other) = 41, Paying cottage =
Modern equipment: CT
Scan, Ultrasound, Laparoscope in
Scalpel, Theratron cobalt unit, Service
automatic auto analyzer, Blood Gas
microscope, Fundus camera, Laser surgery for Eye.
Quality assurance unit in the dept. of Community Medicine for ICMR
Complete 9 Research project under ICMR, WHO.
On going research projects.
District Nutrition Project Phase II under ICMR.
Surveillance of CVD under WHO – GOI. AIIMS project.
Hospital Tumor Registry.
Implementation of Family Welfare program in a urban area of
Family welfare program (Post-partum program).
HIV Control Program.
Drug De-addiction program.
Steps taken up for up-gradation:
Improving the infrastructure:
(Under NEC): Construction
of new Medical Complex , Construction of Regional
Institute of TB & Chest Diseases,
Construction of Regional Institute of
diseases, Constuction of 30 nos. of paying cabin, Construction of
a new OT, and repair & renovation of OT-1.
2.Under local area
of new emergency OT
renovation of Female Surgical unit III & IV
repair of Toilets, Bathrooms of hospital ward.
Repair & Renovation:
of Physiology, Histology, Microbiology and Pathology practical hall.
of lecture theatre.
A.V. and other aids.
repairs of toilets and wards.
1.Establishing a Neuro-Science Unit-(with financial aid of M/S Stewart
2.Strengthening specialty and super specialty including infrastructure
for RupeesThree hundred million under NEC.
3. Strengthening basic science teaching program by constructing building
and equipment for rupees Two hundred million under NEC.
Urgent repair and renovation of the existing building including
Residential quarter Rs. 50.50 million.
have a Web-site of Assam Medical College, which was inaugurated on 1999.
Superintendent: Prof. F. U. Ahmed, MD,MNANS
Prof. P. K. Dutta, DCP, M.D.
telephone No. 5
office: 300080(O), 302374(O), 301567(R)
& G: 300022
Medicine (SPM): 302994