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Silchar Medical College and Hospital

Silchar Medical College and Hospital

Established : 1968
Type : Co-Education
Superintendent : --
Principal : Dr. (Mrs) Shilpi Rani Barman
Former Name : SMCH
Location : Silchar
Affiliation(s) : Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, Assam University
Category : Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Diploma
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (MCI)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S., M.D. & M.S.

Graduate Education

Degree Awarded : M.B.B.S.
Duration of the Course : Five and a half years, which include one year internship.
Major subjects : Anatomy
Forensic & State Medicine
Community Medicine
Surgery (which includes Orthopedics)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Post Graduate Education

Duration of Post Graduate course: Degree 3 years; Diploma 2 years.

Subjects Degree Awarded Diploma Awarded No. of Seats
Degree Diploma
Medicine MD - 7 -
Obstetrics & Gynaec. MS DGO 3 2
Ophthalmology MS DO 3 1
Psychiatry MD DPM 2 2
Surgery MS - 8 -
Radio-diagnosis MD - 6 -
Anaesthesiology MD - 5 -
Pathology MD - 7 -
Orthopaedics MS - 4 -
Anatomy MS - 4 -
Physiology MD - 2 -
Bio-Chemistry MD - 3 -
Microbiology MD - 4 -
Pharmacology MD - 3 -
Forensic & SM MD - 3 -
Paediatrics MD - 3 -
Dermatology MD - 1 -

Graduate Education:

Method of Selection

Entrance test conducted by All India and State level selection bodies.


Total Number of under graduate admissions per annum : 100.

Post Graduate Education:

Method of Selection

Entrance tests conducted by All India and state level selection bodies.

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    • Radiological Tests
    • Haematological Tests
    • Immunological Tests
    • Cytological Tests
    • Microbiological Tests
    • Other Tests
    • Gastrointestinal Tests
    • Blood Bank
    • Paediatric (Neonatology)
    • Surgery
    • Child Delivery
    • Other Obs. & Gynaecological Operation
    • E.N.T. Tests
    • Endocrinological Tests
    • Cardiology
    • I.C.U.
    • Biochemistry Tests
    • Neurological Tests
    • Nephrological Tests
    • Ophthalmological Tests

Before Indian independence, people from Assam and other North Eastern states had to go to other states for medical education and advanced medical treatment. Dr. John Berry White, MRCS, a British Surgeon of the East India Company, was the pioneer to start Health Education and health care in Assam. He established a medical school known as 'Berry White Medical School' at Dibrugarh, Assam in 1898-99 with a donation of Rs. 50,000 - a magnificent amount at that time. In course of time this medical school was upgraded and on 3rd Nov.,1947 the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was established and it stands as the first medical college in Assam.

While the other states had several medical colleges, Assam remained with only one. The need for more medical colleges in Assam was keenly felt. The State Govt. in 1959 headed by the then Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. B. P. Chaliha, the then Finance Minister, Mr. Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed, and the then Health Minister of Assam Mr. Rupram Brahma decided to have a second medical college in Assam.

In the 1st MBBS examination held in 1962 under the Gauhati University in which the AMC, Dibrugarh was also included, as many as nine students from GMC secured the first nine positions in the merit list. The Medical Council of India inspected the college during the final MBBS examination held in 1965. The I.M.C. inspector highly praised the standard of examination.

Meanwhile, the construction of the buildings for the Silchar Medical College was started at its permanent site at Ghungoor, Silchar and the College was inaugurated in its permanent building on 15th August, 1968 and thereby the twin got separated. The admission to the MBBS course was 50 students annually. Prof. Rudra Goswami took over the charge on 1st August, 1968 to be the first principal of the Silchar Medical College.

The professional courses started in the Boys’ Hostel No-II in a makeshift manner and the Civil Hospital, Silchar was taken over as its hospital in the year 1971. Thereafter, in the year1977-78, the main hospital building complex was commissioned.

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