Patna Medical College, Patna was established as Temple Medical School in 1874 with the admission of 30 student with fees of Rs. 2/- only per students for whole course.
This trend continued till 1925. After than Temple Medical School was shifted to Darbhanga and it was replaced by Medical College known as Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna. Formal inauguration of this medical college was done on 25th February 1925. Various building were constructed by the donations from Princely states of Bihar...
Dr. Vidya Pati Choudhary
Principal, Patna Medical College, Patna
The Patna Medical College was founded in 1925 & enjoys the unique reputation of being one of the oldest Medical College in Asia. It this is the sixth oldest Medical College of British India which comprised of present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afganistan etc. It has a memorable history and has the credit of producing and treating many national dignitaries. To name a few, the Grand Daughter of The Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was operated upon in Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna. Mr. Chandrashekhar, ex-Prime Minister of India was also operated upon in this medical college. Dr. Dukhan Ram, our ex-Principal and an eminent ophthalmologist was the honorary surgeon to Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the First President of India. Initially, there used to be 35 admissions per year which was increased to 170 but at present 200 students are admitted in each batch on the basis of competitive tests. Postgraduate course was started in the year 1932 and at present the college is conducting postgraduate and diploma course in almost all the specialities and super spececilities.