Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi

Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi
City Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Established 1920
Affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Phone 2367568, 2307500
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Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi was established in the year 1920, Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

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    Medical education in Varanasi, the oldest living city of the world, dates from the days of Sushruta 500 BC. Infact this is also the history of Medical education in India. The great treatise - 'Sushruta Samhita' is a living testimony of contributions to Medical education that originated in Varanasi, Sushruta was the first to perform cadaver dissections and described a number of operating instruments and surgical operations. Perhaps it is a continuation of this historical perspective that Medical education in Banaras Hindu University took roots in 1920 with the establishment of Department of Ayurveda under Faculty of Oriental Learning and Theology (1922-1927). Under the influence of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviyaji, Seth Mathuradas Vissanji Khimji of Bombay donated a large some of Rs.1.5 Lacs for the Ayurvedic College. This was further augmented by donations from Shri Daya Shankar Dev Shankar Dave of Kathiawar and Bombay.

    In the year 1924-25, Ayurvedic Aushadhalaya was established to 1. prepare medicines, 2. teach Ayurvedic students the formulations, and 3. make the Ayurvedic formulations available to general public at affordable price. To help in this arrangement a large Botanical Garden was created for raw materials that still continue to discharge its purpose.

    In the next series of developments, Maharaja Sir Prabhu Narayan Singhji of Banaras laid the foundation stone of the Ayurvedic Hospital on 19th January 1924.

    Years later, in 1960 the Ayurvedic College was converted to the College of Medical Sciences with Professor K.N. Uduppa as its founder principal. The College of Medical Sciences then had 10 Departments - 9 in Modern Medicine and 1 in Indian Medicine. In 1963, MBBS training was recognized both by General Medical Council, U.K. and Medical Council of India. The Post Graduate Institute of Indian Medicine (since 1963) was merged with Institute of Medical Sciences established in 1971.

    The postgraduate medical education, started as in-service program in 1963 (3 years after establishment of Medical College), took the form of a formal training program in 1971 after due permission from the Visitor of the Banaras Hindu University i.e., the President of India. This upgraded College of Medical Sciences to Institute of Medical Sciences in 1971.

    Further growth of postgraduate education continued with approval of DM and MCh courses in 10 Superspecialties in 1976. In 1978, the existing Faculty was bifurcated into the Faculty of Ayurveda and Faculty of Medicine to facilitate their independent growth.

    The Institute of Medical Sciences at present has three faculties (Medicine, Ayurveda & Dental Sciences), School of Nursing, Molecular Biology Unit, Center for Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Auditorium, Photo & Art Section, Library, Central Workshop and Animal House under control of the Directorate, IMS .

    Institute of Medical Sciences
    Banaras Hindu University
    Varanasi - 221005

    Fax : 2367568

    Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

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    Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi offers 5.5 Year Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    Duration: 5.5 Year    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Bachelors Degree View Details
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    Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.

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