Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University
, is a medical university located in Lucknow
, Uttar Pradesh
. It came into being after the upgrade of King George Medical College
into a university by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 2002. King George Medical College was established in 1911.
In 1870, the Maharaja of Vijaynagaram first wished to start a medical college in Lucknow and offered to donate Rs 3 lacs, but due to paucity of funds this was not passed by the Government and the dream of the Maharaja could not take shape. In 1905, to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales to India, the Raja of Jehangirabad and Sir Taussuduq Rasool requested the Raja of Ayodhya to persuade Sir James LaTouche, Lt Governor of United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) to recommend the establishment of the medical college to the Governor of India. This time the Government gave its sanction but with the condition that the people of United Provinces raise a sum of Rs 8 lacs.
The fund raising activities were successful and the foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales on 26 December 1905 on a plot of land donated by the UP Government on the bank of River Gomti. Sir Swinton Jacob, the famous architect, designed the building in Indo-Saracenic style, so as to blend naturally with the minarets and monuments of this 'nawabi' city.
The medical college was formally opened in October 1911, the year when His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary visited India, by... Read More