King George’s Medical University Lucknow courses, ranking and placement



Established in 1911, King George’s Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Lucknow (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Uttar Pradesh. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, King George’s Medical University (KGMU) is a coeducational higher education institution. King George’s Medical University (KGMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. KGMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

King George’s Medical University, for a while known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, is a medical school located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It came into being after the upgrade of King George’s Medical College (established in 1911) into a university by an act passed by government of Uttar Pradesh on 16 September 2002.

The University has capacity for 1250 undergraduates students (including 280 dental students) and 450 postgraduate students.

The MBBS course takes four and a half years to complete and has an intake of 250 students each year.

In 1870 the Maharaja of Vijanagaram first floated the idea of starting a Medical College in Lucknow. But the idea was watered down due to paucity of funds. In 1905 the visit of King-Emperor, George V, then Prince of Wales, inspired the idea of establishing a college to commemorate the occasion. The originator of this fine ideal to commemorate the occasion was late Raja Sir Tassadnq Rasul Khan of Jehangirabad to whom Sir Harcourt Butler wrote on 1st December 1905. “It must ever be a source of pride to you to think that the first suggestion of such a movement came from you absolutely spontaneously.”
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On 22nd March 1906, the Secretary to Govt. U.P. wrote to the Registrar, Allahabad University “It is the desire of subscribers to the Foundation of King George’s Medical College that this College should be the best in the East and it will be aim of Government that the College shall give to its students the best education possible.”

The project was warmly taken up by all and the Taluqdars and Zamindars of Agra and Oudh gave princely donations. Sir Harcourt Butler himself was largely responsible for rapid maturation of the scheme by the energy in collecting subscriptions and by his talents in organisation.

King George’s Medical University is situated in the heart of the historic city of Lucknow which is the capital of India ‘s most populous state Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow lies about 500 km east of Delhi . The city was the seat of the Nawabs of Awadh in the 19 th century and a centre for the arts – music, painting, dance, ‘shatranj’ or chess, kite flying and ‘tehzeeb’ or culture. The university campus adjoins the crowded ‘Chowk’ area and is off Shahmina Road , very close to the bank of River Gomti
The university campus is spread over an area of roughly 100,000 sq metres. It is situated about 5 km from Charbagh Railway Station and is well connected to all parts of the city by public transport systems such as bus, tempo and taxi. Originally, the main administrative building, called the Administrative Block and the Anatomy and Physiolgy buildings were built in the early 20 th century. As the institution grew, more and more departments were created in new buildings. Therefore the campus really consists of a conglomeration of buildings housing the various departments, which came up over a period of 100 years as and when the need was felt. There are separate buildings for Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Geriatric Mental Health, Surgical Oncology, Chest Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Anaesthesiology, Opthalmology, Urology and Community Medicine. Cardiothoracic Surgery is presently in the Chest Medicine building, Microbiology along with Pathology and Biochemistry along with Physiology.
The original Administrative Block now houses the Convocation Hall, Seminar Hall (White Hall), Examination Hall, Vice Chancellor’s Office and KGMCICE or Clinical Epidemiology Unit besides other related offices. Beside the main building a new Administrative Building has come up recently and houses the Registrar’s Office, Finance Office, Examination Cell, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Cells, computer centre etc.
Just down the road from the Administrative Block, the old State Health Institute Building has been taken over as the Pariksha Bhawan. On the right side of the main Administrative Block lies the Central Library and adjoining Ranvaxy Centre The original hospital attached to the college was known as King George Hospital and was commissioned in 1914. This building presently houses the Public Relations Office, the Superintendent’s Office, Head Cashier’s Office, Matron’s Office, stores, Emergency Pathology Labs and the Departments of Otorhinolarygology, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy, besides general and private wards of surgical specialities. The Gandhi Ward is a 3 storied building housing the medical wards. Next to the Ophthalmic Block, a New Ophthalmic Block has come up.
On the other side, a new CT Scan Centre and MRI Centre have been built and started functioning. Just across the road, next to main hospital building a new Cobalt Therapy Unit has been built, as part of Radiotherapy Department. The old Casualty building on Shahmina Road now houses the new OPD Building with modern facilities. A new Surgical Emergency & Trauma Centre was built on Shahmina Road and started functioning in January 2004. The centre serves as the primary reception for all surgical and medical emergencies and provides all diagnostic and treatment facilities under one roof. Other departments across the Shahmina Road are Queen Mary’s Hospital (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology), Psychiatry Department, Department of Geriatric Mental Health, Cardiology Department (Lari Cardiology Centre) and the Dental Hospital . The Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Department on main MG Road opposite Daliganj Bridge is now the composite complex for Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Physical rehabilitation. There are several hostels interspersed with the department buildings. Trans Gomti hostel for boys with mulitstoreyed faculty residence Warden’s residence in Khadra, across the Gomti. University Guest House and Vice Chancellors Residence is located in the main campus. The Centenary Hospital Complex is located on Shahmina road and shall be housing multi super speciality center.
The huge playground of Sardar Patel Hostel at the intersection of Shahmina Road and MG Road has been divided to accommodate the ambitious Scientific Convention Centre. The center was inaugurated on 19 th December 2004 has been taken over by the university. Phase II of the center now houses a 1000 capacity state of art hall.

Other general facilities on the campus are:


Allahabad Bank – KGMU (in basement of Central Library) and KGDU branches with ATM service
Post Office
Cafetaria (next to Central Library)
Public Call Office (in main hospital building)
Three night stay dormitories (rain baseras) for poor patients and attendants..
Sulabh Shauchalaya complexes – one opposite new Pharmacology Building and the other opposite Gandhi Ward.
24 hour running drug shops
State Government Employees Welfare Canteen
Public Distribution Shop which provides rations, kerosene etc.
Police Outpost and Security personnel
Underground Car Parks
Juice shops, Parag Dairy, Nescafe Booth etc
PABX telephone system linking all points on the campus.
Free shuttle service to move around patients and attendants from one department to other.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Course:

Admission in KGMU is only through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) there are 250 seats in through NEET UP.

The course structure and content is set according to the guidelines laid down by the Medical Council of India.


It consists of University Examination called “Professional examination”. Examinations include written, clinical and oral parts.

First professional: are devoted to the pre-clinical subjects – Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry and after this period of 12 months the 1st Professional examination is held. The maximum marks are 200 for each subject.
Second Professional: is examined in Pathology (150 marks), Microbiology (150 marks), Pharmacology (150 marks) and Forensic Medicine (100 marks). During this period student is also introduced to the clinical subjects through lectures and clinical postings by rotation.
Final professional examination is held in two parts. Internal Medicine including Cardiology and Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Community Medicine through lectures, demonstrations and clinical postings.

Part-1 is held at the end of the 7th semester and includes the subjects of Community Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Orthopedics.
Part-2 of the final professional examination is held in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
According to the Medical Council of India, a candidate must have atleast 75% attendance in clinical postings and lectures and also have secured atleast 35% marks in the internal assessment to be eligible to be appear in the professional examination.


Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) Course
Admission in KGMU is only through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) there are 70 seats in through NEET UP.
MDS Courses offered at the University
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Periodontics
Prosthodontics Orthodontics
Conservative Dentistry Pedodontics

3. MD/MS

 Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) Courses:
MD Courses are offered in:

MD-Doctor of Medicine Tentative No. of Seats




Community Medicine


Forensic Medicine


General Medicine




Obstetrtics & Gynaecology








Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation






Radio Diagnosis


Radio- Therapy


Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases


MS Courses are offered in

Orthopaedic Surgery 06
Ear Nose Throat 05
General Surgery 15
Ophthalmology 08

Candidates are eligible for entrance to these courses after completing Internship. The number of seats in each course is decided from time to time. Admissions are made through UP State Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (UP PGMEE) for 85% of the seats and the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination conducted by DGHS, New Delhi for 15% seats. Reservation of seats for scheduled castes/ tribes and Other Backward Classes is made according to UP Government rules.
These are 3 year courses during which the doctor is attached to the respective department where he/she works as a resident. Course content and structure are as directed by Medical Council of India. Resident doctors receive hands on training in emergencies pertaining to that speciality, outpatient and inpatient management (including diagnosis and treatment), ward procedures, teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates and community services. Surgical residents are trained in the principles of surgery and actually operate under supervision. During the 3 year period, the student also does research and writes a thesis. Application for registration of the thesis topic can be made 12 months after admission to the course. A student is eligible to appear at the MD or MS examination provided he/she has obtained the MBBS degree, has completed 12 months Internship and subsequently put in 3 years continuous work as junior resident in the department concerned. The MD / MS degree shall be conferred on the candidate after acceptance of his/her thesis and after passing the prescribed MD / MS examination. The examination consists of written, clinical (or practical) and oral parts.

Affiliated Colleges

Medical College
1 Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad Allahabad Dr. S. P. Singh,
2 Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow Command Hospital, Central Command, LucknowCantt., Lucknow Brig. Vinod Raghav,
Dean, Academics
8765234421 0522-2483859, 2296586
3 Government Medical College, Kannauj Tirwa Road, Kannauj Dr. Martuliya,
8765186942 05694-262114
4 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow – 226010 Prof. Deepak Malviya,
8176007063, 7275052900 0522-4918507, 4918504
5 Regional Insitute of Ophthalmology Sitapur Eye Hospital, Sitapur – 261001 Prof. Madhu Bhadauria,
9628627326 05862-242884
6 Government Medical College, Jalaun Kalpi Road, Jalaun- 285001 Dr. Suresh Chandra,
9450937555 05162-250026
7 Government Medical College, Azamgarh Chakrapanpur, Azamgarh – 276128 Dr. Ganesh Kumar,
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