Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
(DMCH), established in 1946 during the British colonial
rule, is the top medical college in Bangladesh
. Situated at the heart of the city in the academic zone along with University of Dhaka
and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
, Dhaka Medical College is an educational institution with a rich heritage.
Established in 1946,first class started on 10th July, so 10th July celebrated as |"DMC DAY|". It took about 10 years for the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital to start operations because of bureaucratic entanglements. The Dhaka Medical College and its affiliate, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, were accommodated in a building constructed in 1904 as the Secretariat Building for the province of East Bengal
. The building was transferred to the University of Dhaka
in 1921. One part of it was converted into the university's medical centre, one part into a student dormitory, while the residual part was allotted for use as the academic wing of the Faculty of Arts.
The whole building was used as "American Base Hospital" during World War II
. When the Americans left, a one hundred bed hospital was established in it. This created the base of the DMCH, which at the beginning had only four departments - Medical, Surgery, Gynaecology and ENT. The institute did not have any hostel for students. Male students were allowed to reside in Dhaka University's student halls, but girls had to attend classes... Read More