Surgeon John Murray was the first principal of Sarojini Naidu Medical College, from 1854 to1858. In 1857 the first batch of Indian doctors graduated from this medical college in Uttar Pradesh. From the year 1872, the college administration started to admit the civilian students to the LMP course that was later changed into LSMF by the Uttar Pradesh State Medical Faculty. The college administration established a separate hospital, named Lady Lyall Duuerin Hospital in 1883, with a view to provide medical training to the female students. The first batch of female doctors who graduated from Sarojini Naidu Medical College was in 1886.
The Agra Medical School was upgraded as a full fledged Medical College in 1939 for meeting the growing demand for doctors in United Provinces. In 1944 the first batch of MBBS graduated from this school and the degree was awarded by the Agra University. The medical school was rechristened to Sarojini Naidu Medical College in the year of 1947. The college was named after the first Lady Governess of Uttar Pradesh, the poetess and freedom fighter, Bharat Kokila. The Thomson Hospital was also renamed as Sarojini Naidu Hospital, at the same time. The S N Medical College got recognition from the Medical Council of India and the General Medical Council of Great Britain, in 1948.
The Sarojini Naidu Medical College (SNMC) has successfully completed 154 years of its useful existence and the college is entirely dedicated to the cause of medical education and research. The college is also dedicated to the service of suffering humanity, as it is evident from the college motto that is 'LIVE TO SERVE'. All the faculty members, employees and students of the college have always been striving hard for improving the facilities for patients and students.
There are several departments in the Sarojini Naidu Medical College (SNMC). These include the department of Anatomy, the department of Orthopaedics, the department of Anaesthesia, the department of Paediatrics, the department of Biochemistry, the department of Pathology, the department of Cardiology, the department of Physiology, the department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, the department of Psychiatry, the department of Community Medicine, the department of Pharmacology, the department of Dentistry, the department of Pharmacy, the department of ENT, the department of Radio-Diagnosis, the department of Forensic Medicine, the department of Radio-Therapy, the department of Microbiology, the department of Skin and V. Diseases, the department of Medicine, the department of Surgery, the department of OBST and Gynaecology, and the department of TBC. Apart from the departments, the college also provide the under graduate course of MBBS. The Post Graduate Courses that are provided in this college include the likes of M.S. (Human Anatomy, Obstetrics Gynecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Surgery), M.D. (Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology, SPM, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dental surgery, Skin & VD, Medicine, Pediatrics, Radio diagnosis, Psychiatry, Radio therapy, TB & chest diseases). Apart from them, a number of PG Diploma courses are also available in the college and the subjects include Pharmacy, Obstetrics Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Radio diagnosis, Psychiatry, Radio therapy and TB & chest diseases.
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