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Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital

Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital

Established : 1946
Type : Co-Education
Director : --
Principal : Dr. Rabindra Kumar Sinha
Former Name : --
Location : Darbhanga
Affiliation(s) : --
Category : Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Diploma
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (MCI)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S., M.D. & M.S.


  • Bachelor of Medicine of Bachelor of surgery (M.B.B.S.)

    Intake : 100


Sl.No Subject of the Post Graduate Course Sanctioned Annual intake Capacity
1 M.S (Anatomy) 10
2 M.D(Physiology) 07
3 M.D.(Pathology) 08
4 M.D.(F.M.T) 02
5 M.D.(Pharmacology) 06
6 M.D(Gen-Medicine) 13
7 M.S(Gen-Surgery) 16
8 M.S(E.N.T) 04
9 M.S(Eye) 07
10 M.D(Obst & Gynae) 08
11 M.D (Anestheology) 05
12 M.D ( Pediatric ) 05
13 M.D (P.S.M) 04
14 M.S (Orthopedics) 04
15 M.D (Bio-Chemistry) 03
16 M.D (MicroBiology) 05
17 M.D (Radio-diagnosis) 03
18 M.D (Psychiatry)  


Sl.No Subject of the Diploma Course Sanctioned Annual intake Capacity
01 D.C.H 10
02 D.G.O 12
03 DTM&H 12
04 D.A 08
05 D.O.M.S 12
06 D.L.O 08
07 D.C.P 12
08 D'Ortho 02

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Darbhanga Medical school in India were formed mainly to train public service officers (Hospital Assistants) who were doctors of a lower standard than Assistant Surgeons who were educated at medical colleges. The schools offered a shorter course of three and a half years called a Licentiate in Medical practice (lmp) The Darbhanga Medical School became a medical college in 1946. However, as the facilities were inadequate at first, after two years medical students were transferred to the Prince of Wales Medical College, Patna to complete their mbbs. Thus, it was only in 1948 that the dmc took in the first batch of medical students who would graduate in 1953.

A brilliant clinician known for his diagnostic skills, he encouraged his students to remember that as they were working in a poor area, they needed to be able to make diagnoses without facilities, One of the few people in the country to use an ecg machine in those days, Dr Sinha had a special interest in heart diseases and developed his own version of the machine at dmc. A photo of this machine is said to be at the Rustom Jal Vakil Museum of Medical Artifacts in Mumbai. Sadly, he became seriously ill with myocardial infarction and died just snort of his fiftieth birthday in 1959. The famous cardiologist Dr Paul Dudley-White wrote in a letter of condolence to his family: "Here was felled a man who alone knew his disease best."

Several doctors at dmc spoke of those who had helped establish the college in the early years. Many who became heads of departments or principals had returned to Darbhanga with degrees from the uk and were well known in their field Dr gb Sahay was the first principal (1948-51), When dmc became a fully functional medical college. He is also known as Bihar's father of Forensic medicine. He was a brilliant teacher of medical jurisprudence who held long classes, and his word on medicolegal cases was final. He would tell his students, "Come and fix a class with me when you are free, because I will take a class of three hours," and then keep them spellbound with a plethora of stories and anecdotes while discoursing on age determination, kidnapping and murder ! Teaching standards in those days were very high. Regular tutorial classes were conducted by all teachers including H.O.D.'s. In 4th year students were sent to Kanke Mental Hospital; Namkum Immunization Centre; Itki Sanitorium in Ranchi. In those days, there was no P.S.M., instead there was hygeine. 1st Proff. H.O.D. of health was Dr. Govind Prasad (Guruji/Mammu as he was known lovingly) In 1960-61 P.S.M. was born and Dr Laxmikant its father.

Since the very first inspection of dmch in 1953 the college was recognized by the Medical Council of India Dr. C.S. Patel was the inspector. It has expanded over the years into a multidisciplinary institution, offering postgraduate degrees since 1958, but super specialities are yet to be made available. Among its better known alumni are Dr Mohan Roy, an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon who died last year, and Dr. K.K. Sinha, a neurophysician based in Ranchi. It is in Darbhanga that the very first postgraduate degree in anaesthesia was granted in all of Asia.

The college posts interns at three primary health centres in the district in rotation. There are plans to start departments for specializations like neurosurgery, plastic surgery and urology and to expand lodging facilities for students and interns, Free medicine is available under schemes of the Bihar government and the dmch has plans of expanding and upgrading existing facilities. The dialysis unit, N.I.C.U. & I.C.U. are running and funds for developing the trauma centre and cancer hospital have been sanctioned. C.T. Scan & M.R.I. have been stalled recently.

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