R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital

R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital Logo.svg
Jivata jyotirmohi Awadhi
TypeMedical school and hospital
Established1886 (1886)
Academic affiliations
PrincipalSandip Ghosh
DeanPrabir Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Location, ,

22°36′15″N 88°22′42″E / 22.60417°N 88.37833°E / 22.60417; 88.37833Coordinates: 22°36′15″N 88°22′42″E / 22.60417°N 88.37833°E / 22.60417; 88.37833
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R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital is a government owned medical college and hospital in Shyambazar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.[2] It was established in 1886 to ensure self-sufficiency (Swaraj) in medical education and services in the colonial era. It was under University of Calcutta from 1916 to 2003 and affiliated to West Bengal University of Health Sciences when it was established in 2003. R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital completed 100 years of its service in 2016.[3] This college is a co-educational institution that is recognized by the MCI and affiliated with the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.[4]

R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital


Established in 1886 as the Calcutta School of Medicine, it had no affiliated hospital and practiced out of Mayo Hospital.[3] Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya of the Manikya Dynasty the then king of Tripura State financially assisted for setting up the college. In 1902, it moved to its own complex including a school building and hospital. In 1904, it merged with the National College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bengal and, after a period of further growth, was renamed as the Belgachia Medical College in 1916.[3][5] From 1918 to 1948, the college was known as Carmichael Medical College in honor of Thomas Gibson-Carmichael, the Governor of Bengal at the college's inauguration in 1916. The institution was given its current name on 12 May 1948 to honor Dr. Radha Govinda Kar who first conceived of it.[3][6][7] In May 1958, control of the college was passed to West Bengal's government.[3]


This college is located 11 km (6.8 mi) from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from the Sealdah Railway Station in Kolkata and one km (0.62 mi) from the Shyambazar Metro Station which runs in the blue line. The closest bus stand to the institution in the R.G Kar Road Bus Stand.[8]


R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital provides an undergraduate course that is MBBS, as well as postgraduate degree & diploma courses and super speciality courses. These courses are offered by the institute under various departments such as Anatomy, General Medicine, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Cardiology and many more.[9][4]


  • Canteen
  • Computer Laboratories
  • Library
  • Medical Facilities [10]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "NMC Seats". National Medical Commission.
  2. ^ World Health Organization (1 January 2000). World Directory of Medical Schools. World Health Organization. p. 144. ISBN 978-92-4-150010-4.
  3. ^ a b c d e Chakrabarti, Dilip Kumar; Ramanuj Mukherjee; Samik Kumar Bandyopadhyay; Sasanka Nath; Saibal Kumar Mukherjee (October 2011). "R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata—A Premiere Institute of India". Indian Journal of Surgery. 73 (73(5)): 390–393. doi:10.1007/s12262-011-0327-1. PMC 3208697. PMID 23024555.
  4. ^ a b "R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata". www.collegeadmission.in. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  5. ^ "History". R.G. Kar Medical College. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  6. ^ Official website of R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital Batch 1982-1987 Archived 2014-07-13 at the Wayback Machine, History of R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital
  7. ^ Directory of Medical Colleges in India. Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 1976. p. 282.
  8. ^ https://www.careers360.com. "RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata". www.careers360.com. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  9. ^ "R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital - Admissions 2020, Cut Off, Fees, Eligibility". www.shiksha.com. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  10. ^ "R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital (RGKMCH), Kolkata - 2021 Admissions, Courses, Fees, Ranking". CollegeDekho. Retrieved 23 January 2021.

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