(Last Updated on : 25/05/2015)
Siddhartha Medical College is one of the famous medical institutions of Vijayawada
in Andhra Pradesh state of India
. The college is designed for spreading medical education
, since its inception in 1980. It provides both Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education in Andhra Pradesh. The College admits 100 students in its courses, every year and it is a statewide college.
History of Siddhartha Medical College
The college was established in November, 1980, by the Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education, Vijayawada. The then Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Late Sri. T. Anjaiah inaugurated the Siddhartha Medical College (SMC), on 13th March, 1981 and the regular session started from 16th March, 1981, in the college.
After the Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences (APUHS) was established by the Andhra Pradesh government
on 1st November, 1986, the Siddhartha Academy of General & Technical Education handed over the Siddhartha Medical College (SMC) to the APUHS. The college was handed over on 21st December, 1986. On 21st December, 2000, the college was de-linked from the NTR University of Health Sciences by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and after that, the SMC was brought under the administrative control of the Director of Medical Education.
Departments of Siddhartha Medical College
The building complex was completed in November 1985 with a floor space of 1, 48, 000Sq. ft. in an area of 57 acres. The college was later shifted into the new premises on November 7, 1985. The college has many departments in both non clinical, para clinical and clinical subjects. The Non Clinical departments are Anatomy, Physiology and Bio chemistry. The Para Clinical departments are Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology and Forensic Medicine. The clinical departments include General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology and Venereology, Trauma Care, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology and Cardiology. The college has extensive library and laboratories in each department.
Siddhartha Medical College is associated with three Government Teaching Hospitals in Vijayawad where the students rotate in the departments as per their education requirements. The names of the three hospitals are Government General Hospital (GGH), Mangalagiri General Hospital and Mangalagiri TB Sanitorium.