Medical education in Varanasi, the oldest living city of the world, dates from the days of Sushruta 500 BC. Infact this is also the history of Medical education in India. The great treatise - 'Sushruta Samhita' is a living testimony of contributions to Medical education that originated in Varanasi, Sushruta was the first to perform cadaver dissections and described a number of operating instruments and surgical operations. Perhaps it is a continuation of this historical perspective that Medical education in Banaras Hindu University took roots in 1920 with the establishment of Department of Ayurveda under Faculty of Oriental Learning and Theology (1922-1927). Under the influence of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviyaji, Seth Mathuradas Vissanji Khimji of Bombay donated a large some of Rs.1.5 Lacs for the Ayurvedic College. This was further augmented by donations from Shri Daya Shankar Dev Shankar Dave of Kathiawar and Bombay.
In the year 1924-25, Ayurvedic Aushadhalaya was established to 1. prepare medicines, 2. teach Ayurvedic students the formulations, and 3. make the Ayurvedic formulations available to general public at affordable price. To help in this arrangement a large Botanical Garden was created for raw materials that still continue to discharge its purpose.
In the next series of developments, Maharaja Sir Prabhu Narayan Singhji of Banaras laid the foundation stone of the Ayurvedic Hospital on 19th January 1924.
Years later, in 1960 the Ayurvedic College was converted to the College of Medical Sciences with Professor K.N. Uduppa as its founder principal. The College of Medical Sciences then had 10 Departments - 9 in Modern Medicine and 1 in Indian Medicine. In 1963, MBBS training was recognized both by General Medical Council, U.K. and Medical Council of India. The Post Graduate Institute of Indian Medicine (since 1963) was merged with Institute of Medical Sciences established in 1971.
The postgraduate medical education, started as in-service program in 1963 (3 years after establishment of Medical College), took the form of a formal training program in 1971 after due permission from the Visitor of the Banaras Hindu University i.e., the President of India. This upgraded College of Medical Sciences to Institute of Medical Sciences in 1971.
Further growth of postgraduate education continued with approval of DM and MCh courses in 10 Superspecialties in 1976. In 1978, the existing Faculty was bifurcated into the Faculty of Ayurveda and Faculty of Medicine to facilitate their independent growth.
• The institute provides students with outstanding infrastructure. It offers a blend of infrastructural facilities which gives a complete comfort in studies as well as extracurricular activities.
• The institute conducts its sports in the month of February every year organizes games like Open Badminton, Open Lawn Tennis, Open Table tennis, Open Caroms & Open Chess along with inters class Cricket, Football, Volleyball & Basketball regularly.
• The institute also has a single library which works for 24 hours and it covers three departments namely Modern, Ayurveda, and dental sciences along with a school of nursing.
• It also has separate reading rooms. It has electronic databases and online journals for different departments such as Modern 93946, Ayurveda 79509 and journals foreign 110+ WHO Global package Indian 16.
Institute of Medical Sciences -BHU Admissions
For MBBS PROGRAMME:-
Qualification : Passed Intermediate Science/Pre-Medical Course/12 year of 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination may also apply.
Age : Completed 17 years but not crossed 25 years as on 31st December of the year of admission.
Note : Foreign nationals are not required to appear in the entrance examination for MBBS Course. They may seek admission through respective Ministries of Govt. of India, New Delhi, as per the rules laid down for the purpose.
Qualification and age shall be same as for MBBS.
For detailed information please see the admission notice as and when released by the Institute which is normally in the month of December every year.
Candidates who have passed MBBS course recognized by the Medical Council of India and completed one year internship training are eligible to appear in the entrance examination. Those candidates who have already done or doing MD/MS course are not eligible.
Candidates who have passed BDS course recognized by the Dental Council of India and completed one year Internship training are eligible to appear in the entrance examination.
MD (Ayurveda)/ MS (Ayurveda) PROGRAMME:-
Candidates who have passed BAMS coursed recognized by CCIM and completed six months House Job (in the case of 5 years BAMS Course) or one year House Job (in the case of 4 ½ years BAMS Course) are eligible to appear in the entrance examination. Candidates who have passed MBBS course recognized by Medical Council of India and have completed one year internship training are also eligible to appear in the entrance examination for admission under supernumerary category. For detailed information please see the admission notice as and when released by the Institute.
Admission to DM/MCh courses are made through an all India competitive entrance examination conducted by the University. Candidates who have passed the MD/MS examination are eligible to appear in the entrance examination.
Institute of Medical Sciences -BHU Faculty
Designation : Professor in Anaesthesiology
Qualification : MBBS,MD (Anaesthesiology)
Area of Specialization : Anaesthesiology & Critical Care.
Dr. P. K. Gupta
Designation : Professor in Anaesthesiology
Qualification : MBBS, M.D.(Anaesthesiology)
Area of Specialization : Anaesthesiology
Designation : Professor, Head, Division of Neuroanaesthesia
Qualification : MBBS, MD(Anaesth), PhD(Anaesth).
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