Dhaka medical college & hospital (DMCH)
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Name: Dhaka medical college & hospital (DMCH)
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Though the college did not have a building of its own at the beginning, the present hospital building was there from long ago, even before the Partition of Bengal of 1905. It was established in 1904 as the secretariat of the newly formed province East Bengal and Assam. During that period not doctors, but bureaucrats used to roam in its busy corridors.
In 1921, when University of Dhaka began its journey, the building was handed over to the University administration. At that time, a part of this huge building was used as the University’s Medical Center, another part as students’ dormitory and the rest as the administrative wing of the Arts faculty. During the World War II it changed its color again, when it became American Base Hospital. At the end of the war Americans left, but the hospital remained. Through the course of time, the 100-bed hospital of that time is Bangladesh’s largest hospital today.Now DMCH is a 2300 bed hospital after adding 500 beds more on the 3rd octobor 2013 with the previous 1700 beds.(This new 500 beds were added in a new building known as DMCH-2.Medinine dept is gradually being shifted to the new building (DMCH-2).DMCH-2 will emerge with bone marrow transplantation facility very soon.)
In 1939, Dhaka University Council requested to the British Government to establish a medical college in Dhaka, but the proposal was postponed due to second world war. After the war, Dhaka Medical College was established and in 1946, the college began admitting students in all years. The 1st year was named K-5, 2nd year K-4, 3rd year K-3, 4th year K-2, and 5th year K-1. All the students except K-5 had migrated from Calcutta Medical College. The main reason behind it was the partition of 1947. Presently about half of the students are females but at the beginning there were none. Academic class started on 10 July which is celebrated as “DMC DAY“.
Major W J Virgin, the head of the committee formed before establishing Dhaka Medical College, was the first principal. At the beginning it has only four departments – Medical, Surgery, Gynaecology and ENT. Since the college did not have Anatomy and Physiology departments at first, the students had their classes in Mitford Medical School. After a month, Prof. Pashupati Basu of Anatomy and Prof Hiralal Saha of Physiology joined the staff and the classes began in ward no. 22 of the hospital. There was no lecture gallery or dissection hall at that time. These needs were met after the foundation of the college building in 1955. The institute did not have any hostel for students. Male students were allowed to reside in Dhaka University’s student halls, but girls had to attend classes from their homes. The college and hospital premises were expanded in new temporary sheds, some of which were built for outdoor services of the hospital and some others for students’ hostels. New buildings for hostel, college and hospital were constructed in phases: a hostel for girls in 1952, a hostel for male students in 1954–55, a new complex of academic buildings in 1955, and a hostel for internee doctors in 1974–75. A new academic and hospital building, Dhaka Medical College Hospital-2 (DMCH-2), was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina on October 3, 2013.
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Must have passed qualifying examinations (HSC/ ‘A’ level) or equivalent examination.
SSC/ ‘O’ level or equivalent examination passed not before 2011
HSC/ ‘A’ level or equivalent examination passed not before 2013
Minimum aggregate GPA in SSC / ‘O’ level or equivalent and HSC / ‘A’ level or equivalent examination :
If Local: GPA 8.0
If Foreign: GPA 7.0
Minimum GPA either in SSC / ‘O’ level or in HSC / ‘A’ level or equivalent examination :
If Local: GPA 3.5
If Foreign: GPA 3.0
Minimum GP in Biology:
For calculation of GPA against the marks obtained in SSC/ ‘O’ level or equivalent exam, only top 5 subjects are considered for calculation of GPA. Therefore, GPA in ‘O’ level = (total marks obtained in top five subjects)/5.
For calculation of GPA against the marks obtained in HSC/ ‘A’ level or equivalent exam, only 3 subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) are considered for calculation of GPA. Qualifying Grade in each subject individually is “C”. Therefore, GPA in ‘A’ level = (total marks obtained in three subjects)/3.
In case of examinations other than S.S.C & H.S.C candidates should submit equivalence certificate issued by the Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of Bangladesh.
Admission shall be on merit basis and shall follow the same criteria as prescribed by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare and Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council.
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Shahid Minar Road, Bakshi Bazar, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh
Phone: (02) 8626812-19, 8626823, 9669340, 8626812-16
Alif Ambulance Service
76/A, West Panthapath
(Beside of Shomrita Hospital)
Phone : 02-9131688, 02-8117576
Mobile : 01819-253777, 01552-637705, 01713-205555
Al-Arafat Ambulance Service
20/5, Shahid Cornel Rashid Square
West Pantha Path
Phone : –
Mobile : 01712-554043, 01977-557171, 01199-425203
Sandhani (Dhaka Medical college)
Dhaka Medical College Dhaka
Quantum Blood Bank
1/1 Pioneer Road (Ground Floor); Segunbagicha; Kakrail; Dhaka – 1000; Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contact No: +88 02 9351969, +88 01714010869