Moti Lal Nehru Medical College (MLN Medical College or MLNMC) is a medical school in Allahabad, India that was founded in memory of Pt. Motilal Nehru.
On 7 November 1854, Leslie Hudson, a member of British Parliament raised a question about British Government's plan to open medical colleges in India which was under the rule of British East India Company then. Replying to that, Sir Charles Wood, the minister concerned announced that by 1861 medical colleges would be opened in five cities of India, namely Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Lahore and Allahabad. Pt.Moti Lal Nehru was the chief spokesperson of the deputation that called on Lord Curzon ,the then Viceroy of India ,on 17-11-1904 at Allahabad in leadership of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya. During this meet Pt. Moti Lal Nehru reminded the Viceroy of the promise made by the British Government 50 years back and told him that it was a matter of deep regret that there was no medical college in Allahabad which at that time was the capital of United Province (re-named as Uttar Pradesh after independence).
It was to honour Pt. Nehru’s great efforts and will that MotiLal Nehru Medical College was formally inaugurated on 5 May 1961 by Honorable President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, just one day prior to Nehru's 100th birthday, and a century after the proposed time by the British Govt. Initially the premises of the British District Jail at South Malaka were acquired for the college. Pt. Moti Lal Nehru was kept imprisoned there in 1930 during British rule for his leading role in the freedom movement and released only after severe illness, which resulted into his death on 6 February 1931.
This jail is also well known for Shaheed Roshan Singh who was sentenced to death here in the famous Kakori train robbery. Later, in 1963, the Government House, which used to be residence of the Governor of United Province in British era, was acquired for the college while the jail premises were transformed into Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital of today(named after Pt.Moti Lal Nehru’s wife).
The Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, popularly known as MLN Medical College or MLNMC, is the centre for the prevention, treatment, education and research in all the areas of Medical Sciences and is recognised as one of the leading education centres in this part of the world.
The Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, an associated hospital of MLN Medical College, known for its doctors all over India.