Government Medical College, jammu
Scientific Research & Publication at  the GMC, Jammu





It is science Alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, of a rich country inhabited by starving people.

                                                                                                            Jawaharlal Nehru

A research form is an integral part of the education programme of the Institute. Scientific inquiry includes basic research, and clinic research. Questions about a disease and its diagnosis and therapy are raised in a clinical setting, and answer obtained by using scientific methods in the laboratory is then translated into clinical practice. Writing a thesis/dissertation inculcates in the candidate the basic elements of planning and executing a scientific experiment with a well-defined objective. These are the basis of an advance in scientific experiment with a well-defined objective. These are the basis of an advance in scientific thought or problem management. The candidates also undergo a short training course in general research methodology and bio-statistical methods in medical research.

 GMC has always made an endeavor to direct its various research activities to the relative needs of the society. The research work is carried out in accordance with nationally and internationally approved guidelines. It has to be cleared by a committee of experts from the viewpoint of its necessity and safety of the subjects to be studied along with its ethics. The student pursuing the post graduation courses are required to write a thesis/dissertation on a particular subject. During training the residents thus gain a first hand experience of conducting research in the laboratories along with community and patient care management. All the departments undertake research in the area of national importance. A unique feature of research at this Institute is the establishment of the Department of Experimental Medicine which helps various clinical departments to have an in-depth research at the level of molecular biology and basic sciences to correlate with the various clinical problems e.g. hypertension, coronary artery disease, rheumatic heart diseases, mal-absorption, etc.

 The research output has been incredible and has found recognition at the various national and international forums. A number of faculty members have been honored at the national level by the awards. Every year more than 300 research articles are published in National and International journals.

 HIV Diagnostic test

GMC has a highly sensitive and specific ELISA system for detecting HIV antibodies and has detected many early cases.


The Drugs Bulletin is quarterly published in house journal e.g. Postgraduate Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Postgraduate Department of Medicine. It provides balanced and up-to-date information about effectiveness, safety and adverse effects of different drugs available in the country.

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