A Brief History of NBMCH
The first batch of students for the premedical course was admitted as per the merit list of Higher Secondary examination. Class for 1st batch consisting of 46 boys and 6 girls was started on 6.11.67 on makeshift arrangement at Jackson medical school. Students at that time were accommodated at Polytechnic School.
Due to some queer, unexplainable, inconsistent, anomalous reasons as many as 35 students could not pass premedical testing the 1st attempt. They lost one year in the beginning but did not lose their heart. It was an unfortunate incident. Many have been very successful later on in their respective fields.
2nd to 6th batch of students undertook their premedical course at University College. Again they were accommodated in hotels and rented houses in different years on a temporary basis and they did not have their own premises. Those students had to pass their time under torrid conditions and inimical environment. 7th batch onward started their premedical course at NBMC campus, Sushrutnagar, their own place.
Classes for the 1st-year MBBS course (semester system was introduced much later) for 1st batch started on 18.11.68 in the NBU campus again on a makeshift basis. The first 4 batches started their academic journey in the academic building of NBU and not at NBMC. Life was difficult and turbulent due to the simple fact that they had to live a kind of parasitic life in a land, not of their own.
In 2004, the institute achieved the milestone to be reckoned as the Post-graduate institute with the introduction of MD/MS courses in five disciplines like Anatomy, Physiology, Community Medicine, Pathology, and Anesthesiology after a worth full endeavor Principal, Prof. Ronald Gareth, ex-HOD and Vice Principal, Prof. Frederick Miller, Professor of Radiodiagnosis. Courses, later on, get recognized in 2007 and since then more Post Graduate courses are now permitted Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, General Medicine, Surgery, Gynae & Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT Diseases. Later on, under the leadership of Professor David E. Roy, present Principal, postgraduate seats have been increased with new openings in subjects of Radiodiagnosis (already sanctioned), Psychiatry, Microbiology, Biochemistry ( in the process) in near future.
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