The history of medical education in Lucknow dates back to 1911 when the first ever medical college in the city, the King George Medical College was established. Today, the city is home to a number of renowned medical colleges, doing well in all areas of medical research. The city of Nawabs, Lucknow, unlocks the doors of opportunities for the aspirants willing to make a mark in the field of medicine covering a wide gamut of under graduate, post graduate and super speciality domains. Here’s a brief list of top medical colleges of Lucknow.
The King George Medical University (KGMU) which was earlier known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) when it was granted the status of a medical university in September 2002. It is located in the famous Chowk area in old Lucknow. KGMU is well-known throughout the world for the outstanding medical treatments and the courses it offers. It is continuously upgrading its infrastructure and adding new feathers to its capabilities with the setting up of new super-speciality departments such as Clinical Haematology, Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy and Transfusion Medicine. Admissions to this coveted university can be secured only after passing the medical entrance examinations such as the Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) conducted by the State Government.
KGMU runs UG courses, PG courses as well as super-speciality courses in various branches of medicine. KGMU’s cardiology wing, known as Lari Cardiology Centre, is equipped with the cardiac non-invasive facilities, cardiac catheterization lab and interventional cardiology unit. It has earned a reputationof providing ne of the best cardiology care in Lucknow.
The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) situated on Lucknow-Rae Bareilly road was established in the year 1983, with the purpose of undertaking research activities in different super-specialization offshoots of medical science. SGPGIMS, the institute that ranked amongst the top medical institutes of the country, also offers courses under its super-specialization wing such as DM, MCh, MD, PhD, Post-Doctoral fellowships, Post-Doctoral certificate Courses and Senior residency in diverse disciplines. The admission to these courses at SGPGIMS is possible through an all India entrance examination conducted twice a year.
Another medical institution in Lucknow thhat offers world class super-speciality treatments is Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) located in Gomti Nagar area of the city. Established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2006, RMLIMS is an autonomous institute offering super-specialization courses which include DM, MCh, MD, MS and PhD. It holds the distinction of being recognized as the state referral center for lab investigations, owing to the latest and modern hi-tech diagnostic machines in the Pathology Department.
The Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (IIMSR) is a leading medical institute located at Kursi Road in Lucknow. The private institute runs under-graduate and post-graduate courses in different disciplines of medicine such as microbiology, medical biochemistry, physiology and anatomy. Apart from these, it also offers PhD programs.
The Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences has emerged as a leading institute running courses in the sphere of dental sciences, training and research. Situated on Rae Bareilly Road, this institute offers courses in different disciplines pertaining to dental study which include prosthodontics, orthodontics, and periodontics.
In a bid to impart higher education in the medical and dental spheres,Career Institute of Medical and Dental Sciences has evolved as a prestigious institute offering under-graduate and post-graduate courses in the various branches of medicine and dental sciences. Located on Sitapur-Hardoi bypass road, it was established in the year 2001 with the objective of opening up avenues of higher learning in the city of Nawabs.
The Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital located on Hardoi road, has been imparting higher education in medicine since its establishment in the year 2006. The institute is now credited with running post-graduate courses in 19 disciplines. It also has a well-managed research wing which undertakes research activities in in different areas of medicine.
From hardly being able to raise enough funds for the first medical college of the city to the numerous state-of-the-art modern medical colleges today, Lucknow has seen a considerable growth in medical education. The presence and growing numbers of so many modern colleges of medicine has ensured that there is no dearth of avenues for the city folks when it comes to medical studies. At the same time, it is raising the level of availability of healthcare facilities in Lucknow.