Medical College, Jammu, a premier institute of J&K was
started in the year, 1973 in a temporary building with the
object to provide quality education and deliver the health
care service to the people of this region. This institution
is located in the heart of Temple City Jammu. This institution
was started with the aim to train fifty medical students for
MBBS course per year and to serve as referral hospital for
Jammu Province. But now the seating capacity has been increased
upto 120 students per year, Besides MBBS course the college
also imparts Post-graduate training Course.
From the make shift sheds of years, with meager staff and
equipments, to the present day mammoth complete with chain
of adequately staff and fully equipped associated hospitals,
this college is now credited to the amongst a few top institution
in the Northern Indian.
The institution started with a total of nine hundred beds
and with the inauguration of Medical College Hospital building
in the year of 1993, it has now increased to 1700 beds including
associated hospitals including Sir. Col. R.N.Chopra Nursing
At present, Govt. Medical College, Jammu is catering to the
patients from whole of Jammu province, part of Kashmir valley
and adjoining areas of neighboring states of Punjab and Himachal
Pradesh. Five Teaching Hospitals namely, Medical College Hospital,
CD Hospital, SMGS Hospital, Psychiatry Hospital & Dental
Hospital are associated with Medical College. There are 800
doctors including faculty and residents, 1000 Paramedical
Staff including supervisory staff,1500 Class-III & IV
employees working in the college and its associated hospitals.
Three Blocks .i.e. R.s.Pura, Kot-Bhalwal and Dansal are also
affiliated to Medical College, Jammu for training of Undergraduates
& Post-graduate students of the college.
Government Medical College, Jammu is headed by the Principal
and Dean. The College Council comprises of all the Professors
and Associated Professors. The Principal of Govt. Medical
College is Chairman of the college council. Assistant Professors
acting as HOD are Co-opted Members of the Council. Senior
most Professors after the Principal is the Members Secretary.
This Council serves as an advisory body to the Principal in
all matters pertaining to the college. The council convenes
a minimum of six sessions per year.