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Government Colleges in Bangladesh

  • Dhaka Medical College
  • Sir Salimullah Medical College
  • Mymensingh Medical College
  • Chittagong Medical College
  • Rajshahi Medical College
  • MAG Osmani Medical College
  • Sher-e-Bangla Medical College
  • Rangpur Medical College
  • Comilla Medical College
  • Shheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College
  • Dinajpur Medical College
  • Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College
  • Pabna Medical College
  • Noakhali Medical College
  • Cox's Bazar Medical College
  • Jessore Medical College
  • Shaheed Nazrul Islam Medical College
  • Kushtia Medical College


Dhaka Medical College aspires to produce elite citizens with a high standard of professionalism and profound commitment in an enabling environment to be able to give commendable leadership desired by all.

Introduction: Dhaka Medical College stands as an icon of our country. It started its journey in 1946 in a building, built in the light of colonial architecture in 1902m in the centre of the city between Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in the Ramna area. The majestic building now accommodates the famous Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Dhaka Medical College has played a pioneering role in the development of medical science, health care delivery and in nation building activities of the country. The college boasts of a highly reputed array of intellectuals and academics. Its students are extremely talented with an intense affinity for gathering knowledge to attain excellence and deep sense of commitment to serve the nation. The college began with an MBBS course admitted around 100 students each year. In 1982 post graduate courses were started with Diploma in Anesthesiology and Gynecology and Obstetrics. Later other post graduate diplomas in various disciplines were added. Masters degree courses in many disciplines were introduced from 2002. Presently 34 post-graduate courses are run by the college.


Sir Salimullah Medical College was established in 1875 as Dhaka Medical School in the old part of Dhaka city. Mitford hospital was a part of the school. Sixteen local kings and philanthropists helped in erecting the medical school building in 1889. The school was made a medical college in 1962. To acknowledge the contributions of the Nawabs, the college was named after Nawab Sir Salimullah (1871-1915). Until 1957 the License of Medical Faculty (LMF) degree was offered from this college. During 1963-1972 condensed courses for MBBS degree was offered. In 1972 it was upgraded as a full-fledged medical college and the first batch students for MBBS degree enrolled in 1973. The civil surgeon of Dhaka was in charge of both the college and the hospital until 1974, when a principal and a superintendent were appointed for the institutions. The superintendent was made the director of the hospital in 1984.

The college offers about 25 courses at the postgraduate level.It is located at 23.710556°N 90.401111°E , Mitford Road, Babubazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh The medical college consists of following departments: preclinical (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology), paraclinical (pathology, microbiology, forensic medicine, community medicine, pharmacology), clinical medicine (general medicine, psychiatry, neuromedicine, nephrology, cadiology, sexual-skin-and-venereal diseases), pediatrics, surgery (general surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery), gynaecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngorhinology, anesthesiology and diagnostic (clinical laboratory, radiology and imaging). The medical college possesses a 600-bed general hospital including OPD and IPD services in the above disciplines and an integrated emergency deptt. 175 students with pre-medical A-level education are admitted each year through open competitive examination for undergraduates. Students are awarded undergraduate MBBS degree after five years' study in college and hospital and three professional examinations (first after 1.5 years, second after 3.5 years and final after 5 years of admission) under the University of Dhaka. Then, they do one year full residency training in the hospital to get registration for practicing medicine. It is one of the most prestigious medical college in South Asia. The undergraduate program of this college is recognized by General Medical Council of UK. The medical college provides post graduate education in surgery, medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics. The degrees awarded are MD, MS and diplomas. Mitford Hospital, established in 1820, named after Sir Robert Mitford, collector of Dhaka and a long-serving judge of the Provincial Court of Appeal. During his time, there was an alarming cholera epidemic; at the height of it 150 to 200 persons died daily in Dhaka. Medical facilities were inadequate. Mitford was distressed to see the suffering of the people. Before his death in England in 1836, he bequeathed the bulk of his property (about Rs 800,000) to the government of Bengal for benevolent works in Dhaka including building of a hospital. The hospital, in addition to its wards, accommodated lecture halls, dissecting rooms, and an outpatient department. The hospital provides general as well as specialized services. It is a tertiary level hospital in the hierarchy of health in Bangladesh. It occupies an oblong area of about 12.8 acres (52,000 m2) of land on the river bank and the hospital complex comprises more than 14 blocks of no particular architectural significance but historically important and eventually of utilitarian character. Most of the blocks were originally single-storied and now have been raised four- to 10-stories. The hospital provides indoor and outdoor treatments as well as pathological and diagnostic services. It serves about 2,500 outdoor patients daily. Though as of 1999, the hospital had 600 beds (of which 240 are paying) but more than 1000 indoor patient remain in the hospital most of the time.


During the later part of British India, it was felt that the people of the northeastern region needed the services of qualified medical personnel. The then Campbell Medical School of Calcutta and Mitford Medical School of Dhaka were unable to cater the needs of the growing population. With this background the third medical school for the region, was established in 1924 in Mymensingh, by the Earl of Lytton, the then governor of Bengal. The Lytton Medical School was to run a four-year course of Licentiate of Medical Faculty (LMF). This course of LMF continued till 1962, when it was upgraded to a five-year undergraduate medical course under Dhaka University and the school was renamed as Mymensingh Medical College. Time line Milestones of Mymensingh Medical College Year Milestones 1924 Establishment of Lytton Medical School 1962 Upgrading of Lytton Medical School to Mymensingh Medical College1970Indoor service of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital started 1972 Shifting of college to the present campus 1979 Inception of department of Orthopaedics 1981 Inception of Family Planning Model Clinic in the hospital 1988 Inception of department of Cardiology1992Establishment of Centre for Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound. Microbiology and Biochemistry began their activities as separate departments2000Diploma in Child Health (DCH) was started as the first postgraduate course. Inception of departments of Neuromedicine, Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Endocrine Medicine and Paediatric Surgery200227 postgraduate courses (MD, MS, MPH, M Phil, Diploma) began to run under the auspices of the present government. Mymensingh Medical Journal was indexed in Index Medicus, MEDLINE and Pub Med and began to be available online throughout the world2003Internet was introduced and whole college came under a local computer network Admission.


Dhaka Dental College (DDC) is the most prestigious dental college of Bangladesh. It has a 250 bed hospital named Dhaka Dental College & Hospital. It is the only one government dental college in Bangladesh. Mission:- The Commitment and determination is to transform Dhaka to an international level as an educational hub and thereby to transform our country into an international level as comparable with the best.

Vision:- To provide the best education in each field to enable student to create a niche for themselves in their chosen profession. To ensure that students acquire adequate competence via self critical approach to integrated learned skills. To provide learned and competent Civil to the society to reform the society.

Location:- Dhaka Dental College and Hospital is located in the capital of People’s Republic of Bangladesh i.e Dhaka.

Hospital: - It has a 250 bed Hospital. The institute is proud to have a fully Operational Dental O.P.D equipped with latest and sophisticated Equipment of modern dentistry, which includes electronically operated Hi-tech dental chairs, R.V.G machine, O.P.G machine etc. Over the years, The number of patients visiting the institutes Dental O.P.D for various dental treatments has steadily grown, due to its location advantage and nominal rate of treatment, the institute has sufficient has sufficient number of clinical material, essential required for aspiring dentists.

Canteen and Hostel:- The institute boasts of separate buildings for Canteen which provides good quality, hygienic, well balanced and serving warm food four meals a day. The canteen has a clean and well lit dining hall with modern designer seats. The institute has two separate, spacious and well ventilated hostel buildings for girls and boys.


Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College was inaugurated on 6th May, 2006. It is the 14th Government Medical College in Bangladesh. This medical college is situated in the ‘Zone of Medical Institution’ at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka and is surrounded by NICVD, NIO, NIKDU, NITOR, NIMH and ICH. The first batch of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College has been started on the session of 2005-2006 with 100 students who were migrated from different medical colleges. This institution is now one of the top medical college in Bangladesh in respect of the result of Professional Examination held under Dhaka University. A 375 bed Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital is attached with this medical college as teaching hospital which will be converted into 500 bed hospital very soon. Two hostel buildings have been built behind the hospital building. A new eight storied medical college building is under construction for the increased demand of the lectures, tutorial and practical rooms as well as teachers accomodations. The decorated red colored building construction work will be finished very soon and the whole medical college campus will be shifted from the old building to new one.


Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC), is one of the most reputed government medical college in Bangladesh.[1] SBMC was established in 1969 and isrun under the administration of the University of Dhaka. It wasnamed after A. K. Fazlul Huq, known by his nickname of "Sher-e-Bangla" which means "Tiger of Bengal", a leading Bengali statesman and former prime minister of Pakistan in the first half of the 20th century, who's endless efforts helped to establish this unique institution. The college started functioning in 1968 as Barisal Medical College, though the foundation stone was laid in 1964. It was renamed as Sher-e-Bangla Medical College after the name of late Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq hailing from Barisal. The college is governed by the medical deanery of the University of Dhaka; recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council. The General Medical Council (GMC) of UK recognises the MBBS degree obtained by the students of this college. Admission About 180 students are admitted by a nation wide competitive entry exam every year. The admission examination is conducted by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Bangladesh. 38 foreign students from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan and Somalia are studying in the college under SAARC student exchange programme..Campus Sher-e-Bangla Medical College located in the southeastern part of Barisal town on the bank of river Kirtonkhola. The college has an area of about 33 ha. Student dormitories, nursing institute, nurses' training institute, dormitory for staff nurses, and residences of teachers are situated on the campus. There are three hostels for male students and two for the female students. Male and female intern doctors have each one hostel. Hospital, with 500 beds, and indoor and outdoor facilities. The head of the hospital is a director. The hospital entertains about 30,000 patients annually. There are 296 nurses, 25 medical technologists and 17 pharmacists in the hospital. One deputy director, one store officer, one administrative officer and 470 auxiliary staff assist the director in the management of the hospital.


Chittagong Medical College is a government medical college in Bangladesh, established in 1957. The college was founded by the formar Prime Minister Hossain Shahid Sohrawardy. Now CMC is a center of excellence for the medical studies in undergraduate and postgraduate level and also in rendering specialized hospital services to the common people.

Private Medical Colleges in and Outside Dhaka


  • Tairunessa Memorial Medical College, Dhaka City
  • Bangladesh Medical College Dhan Mondi, Dhaka
  • Dhaka National Medical College (located at the heart of Dhaka City), Jhonson Road, Dhaka
  • Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College (Semi Govt.), Eskaton Garden Road, Dhaka
  • Medical College for Women and Hospital (Near Airport)
  • Ibrahim Medical Colleg, Berdem , Shahbagh, Dhaka
  • Ad Din Womens Medical College, Main Dhaka
  • Jahurul Islam Medical College, Bajitpur, Kishoreganj (135 km from Dhaka City)
  • Ibn Sina Medical College, Heart of Dhaka

Other Private Medical Colleges Under Dhaka University

  • Community Based Medical College Near Mymen Singh, Dhaka.
  • Kumadani Medical College for Women, Mirzapur
  •  Enam Medical College, Dhaka
  • International Medical College, Dhaka
  • Prime Medical College, Rangpur
  • Khwaja Younis Medical College, Siraj Gong.


This is an A-Grade College, located in the prime location of Dhan Mondhi Dhaka, the center of city. The College is recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council since 1986. BMC has been enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools effective 1995 published by World Health Organization which entitles the graduates of BMC recognition all over the world. Graduates of BMC are eligible for limited registration with the General Medical Council of United Kingdom. They are also eligible to take the United States Medical License Examinations (USMLE).



The Dhaka National Medical College inherits her glorious predecessor the Dhaka National Medical Institute, which was established in 1925 as a part of Non-Cooperation Movement of the Indian Sub-continent against the British Colonial Rule organized jointly by the Indian National Congress and the Indian Muslim League under the Leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Mawlana Muhammad Ali and Mawlana Sawkat Ali. Along with other programmes the Non-Cooperation Movement urged upon the People of the sub-continent to boycott educational institutions established and administered by British Govt. and to establish National Schools, Colleges and Institutes for modern scientific education by the local people themselves. Accordingly two Medical Schools were established in the then Bengal Province for producing National Doctors of modern medicine. One such Medical School was at Calcutta, named Calcutta National Medical Institute and the other at Dhaka, named Dhaka National Medical Institute.


The Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College (HFRCMC) is established in the year 2000 with an objective to meet up the lack of medical graduates in the field of medical science. This medical college is a project of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and run under its authority and control. It starts its journey with 50 students during the school year 1999-2000. Presently this medical College has 528 students and 3rd batch has already qualified as doctors and undergoing internship training at Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College.

The Holy Family Red Crescent Medical college (HFRCMC) performed excellent result in the 3rd professional MBBS examination in the year 2002 and also on the subsequent years among all the Medical Colleges under Dhaka University due to its skilled management system, latest educational instruments, and well trained teaching staff. The Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College has a separate Governing Board and a College Academic Council with respective powers and functions as enumerated in the constitution of the college. The said Governing Board and College Academic Council however function within the limits of their powers and administrative, financial and other jurisdiction set by the managing Board of the BDRCS. It follows the courses and curriculum of MBBS course as lay down by Dhaka University and Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC). Government of Bangladesh regulates the rules regarding admission of students and criteria of qualifications. The professional examinations are conducted by Dhaka University and certificates of MBBS degree are awarded by Dhaka University.



Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College is an institution of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre Limited. Since its inception, Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre has been playing an important role in developing human resources for health in Bangladesh. With the initiative of its Founder Chairman M. Shamsul Hoque, it started its journey with a small outpatient department, at Konia, Gazipur which over the years has turned into an impressive prestigious hospital and research complex - TMMC Hospital, with 375 bedded multidisciplinary hospital complex - has been recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for heart diseases and research. To maintain the reputation of TMMC Medical Centre in the field of higher education and research and to remain in the forefront of health care services.



Established in 2005 and accreditated by regulatory authorities and affiliated to University to Dhaka.

 Total number of students is 450.
 It has 104 faculty members in 13 departments.
 Upto 2012 about 100 students complete M.B.B.S degree from this college.
Ibn Sina Medical College Hospital
 It is a general hospital with 250 beds, 5Ots.
 Patient gets service in this hospital by minimum cost compare to other hospital of the city.
 Every year 10,000 outdoor patients receive service from this hospital.
 About 1000 patients get free treatment every year.



Ad-din Foundation was established in 1980 with the aim of assisting the underprivileged majority majority in Bangladesh. Its first project was building an orphanage in Jessore. During its three decades of development, Ad- din has existence its diverse projects in several parts of the country. Ad- din’s current projects include hospitals in Dhaka, Keranigonj, Jessore, Kushtia & Khulna; Medical Colleges in Dhaka, Keranigonj, Jessore & Khulna; Nursing Institutes in Dhaka, Jessore and Kushtia and a Women’s Institute of Medical Technology in Jessore. There are also Mobile Eye Clinics, Projects on prevention of the disease AIDS and HIV, the virus that causes it. Other projects include Safe Water and sanitation, Health Insurance, Maternal- Child Health- Family Planning, Integrated Health and Microfinance. Ad din Hospitals were established with the aim of providing affordable quality care. Ad-din chains of Hospitals are now recognized as centers of excellence acclaimed for their quality, affordability and patient friendliness.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh accorded approval to Ad din Women’s College (AWMC) in 2008, Ad din Sakina Medical College (ASMC) in 2010, Bashundhara Ad din Medical College (BAMC) and Ad din Akij Medical College (AAMC) in 2013. The three Medical Colleges of A din are located in the heart of the cities of Dhaka, Khulna and Jessore. The BAMC was established in collaboration with the Bashundhara Group. It is located in the Riverview Project Area of Bashundhara at South Keranigonj, Dhaka. Ad-din is trying to secure excellent teaching facilities and a dedicated team of faculty members some of whom are authorities in their own disciplines. Given the resources at its disposal, Ad-din continues to develop outstanding medical graduates who are both excellent in their clinical practice and equally conscious about their social obligations.

ADMISSION PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY:- Admissions to all colleges whether Govt. or Non Govt. is processed by the high commission of Bangladesh in various countries in the month of August every year for eligible students on the 10th and 10+2 qualification basis.

ELIGIBILITY:- The students having net qualification of 10th and 10+2 or equivalent exam having minimum GPA equal to 8.0 pts. SSC and HSC (10 & 10+2) exams with minimum 60% marks in biology in 10+2 class. Only fresh candidates who have appeared in CET only once whether in Govt. or Private Medical Colleges are eligible.

SYSTEM OF SELECTION IN GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGES:- The selection of students to Govt. medical colleges is done by competent empowered committee on the recommendation of foreign ministry of Bangladesh on the basis of merit and protocol. This empowered committee can increase or decrease or decrease, the number of seats to any country to Which Bangladesh has reciprocal student exchange programme under the bilateral agreement with that country.

COLLEGE PLACEMENT:- Allotment of colleges is done at the discretion of the health ministry to respective Govt. Medical colleges. Indian students are mostly placed in MCI recognized Medical College while as student of Nepal, Maldives, Srilanka and Pakistan etc. cannot claim admission to all MCI recognized Medical Colleges. Selection done in the month of December and regular class work starts from January every year. Medium of education is English but for his/her Own convince every student is supposed to learn Bengali Language which is Sanskrit based, very easy to be picked up Kashmiri students. MBBS course is of 5 years duration as is vogue in India and one year internship either in any medical College of Bangladesh or domicile of students.

AWARD OF DEGREE:- MBBS degree is awarded after successful completion of three professional exams (i.e after prof exam is of 1 ½, 2nd prof is of 2 years and final again of 1 ½ year total duration of course is 5 years).

SEMI GOVT. AND PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES:- Besides three Semi Govt. Medical colleges located in Dhaka City, there are about 43 private medical colleges in Bangladesh located in all corners of that country, mostly owned by multi millioner business tycoons apart from some trusts and welfare Societies. Worth to mention of these medical colleges mostly located in Dhaka City, come under Dhaka University which have good faculty, clinical side as well as sufficient input of Patients and available facilities for the students.
Hostel to most of the Medical Colleges are available within or around the college campus.

DONATION & CAPITATION FEE TO PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES:- This varies from colleges to college in case of Foreign & SAARC Students. However donation and Tuition fee or SAARC students is much lower than Foreign students and every college has authority to admit the limited number of SAARC/ Foreign students. Initial development fee is deposited in a single installment and annual fee after the interval of each academic year. The money is paid through pay order / bank draft pledged to respective college management at the time of admission by the candidate personally and in no case through a third person.

VISA FACILITIES AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:- Visa is issued students to the selected students at different Bangladesh missions for a limited period of time. Students visa for multipurpose of time. Students visa for multipurpose, multi entry is issued after producing the below mentioned documents.
 Genuine selection letter issued by competent authority.
 Equivalent cum eligibility letter is issued by the Director Medical Education and HMPD Bangladesh.
 Income certificate of Parents guarantying the sponsorship and behavior of their ward.
 Valid passport of domicile.

HOW TO APPLY:- In case of Govt.Colleges equivalence and eligibility certificate by D.G health is not required at all.

These forms are available for 2 weeks only in the mid of September at H/C of Bangladesh New Delhi and after properly filling up of the forms, these are to be returned along with a bank draft of USD in 50 only payable at Dhaka in favour of the director medical education & HMPD, D.G.H.S Mohakhali Dhaka along with a Xerox copy of all the relevant documents.

STANDARD OF EDUCATION AND SYLLABUS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION:- All Govt. Medical Colleges are par excellent in Medical Education Visa VIZ Hostel, Hospital and other facilities. The syllabus and the course is same in all the three MCI recognized universities as laid by Private and Govt. Medical Colleges.

CLIMATE IN BANGLADESH:- Since Bangladesh is located in the eastern side of Bengal on the top of Bay of Bengal surrounded on three sides by Indian & on Southern side by Ocean. The climate is monsoon type where rainfall is mostly in the month of June up to July. It is very hot but not as hot as that of Kolkata. Winters are moderate, springs & autumns are pleasant. Students are adequately & cheaply available. Load shudding is seldom experienced.

FOOD STUFF:- In entire Bangladesh, rice is a staple food along with seasonal vegetable and sea products. Fish is frequently served to students in hostels. Bengali’s mostly like beef round the year as meat & chicken too is provided to students as well.

BANKING FACILITIES:- In all the medical Colleges, banking facilities are available to the students whose global access card of J&K Bank & SBI is always operational currency of Bangladesh is Taka which is almost like Indian currency with lesser market value varying from time to time. For any other information the parents as well as students may contact us personally at any time during office hours.