Motilal Nehru Medical College

Motilal Nehru Medical College

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Moti Lal Nehru Medical College (MLN Medical College or MLNMC) is a medical school in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India that was founded in memory of Pt. Motilal Nehru.

History and Formation

On 7 November 1854, Leslie Hudson, a member of British Parliament raised a question about British Government's plan to open medical colleges in India which was under the rule of British East India Company then. Replying to that, Sir Charles Wood, the minister concerned announced that by 1861 medical colleges would be opened in five cities of India, namely Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Lahore and Allahabad. Pt. Motilal Nehru was the chief spokesperson of the deputation that called on Lord Curzon ,the then Viceroy of India, on 17-11-1904 at Allahabad in leadership of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya. During this meet Pt. Motilal Nehru reminded the Viceroy of the promise made by the British Government 50 years back and told him that it was a matter of deep regret that there was no medical college in Allahabad which at that time was the capital of the United Province.

It was to honour Pt. Nehru’s great efforts and will that MotiLal Nehru Medical College was formally inaugurated on 5 May 1961 by Honorable President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, just one day prior to Nehru's 100th birthday, and a century after the proposed time by the British Govt. Initially the premises of the British District Jail at South Malaka were acquired for the college. Pt. Motilal Nehru was kept imprisoned there in 1930 during...
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