S.N. Medical College
Agra – 282002 (U.P) India
Sarojini Naidu Medical College & Hospital, a specialized Tertiary Level Health Care Institution is situated in Agra. Agra, an historical city is famous for its monuments of archeological importance, the major among which are Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The antiquity of Agra goes back to the prehistoric days and is said to have been associated with relics of Krishna, Kansa and Mahabharata. The name ‘Agra’ was coined after name of great saint Aangirus, but it was developed mainly during the reign of Emperor Akbar during the Mughal reign.
S. N. Medical College itself is honored with the prestige of being one of the first three Medical Schools of the country, being established in year 1854, during the reign of British Empire. The history of this institute in face runs parallel with the evolution and development of Medical Education in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Lt. Governor Sir James Thomson was the founder of this school, who laid the foundation stone in year 1854. It was then named after him as Thomson School, and the main objective of its establishment was to produce Medical Assistants and training the Doctors for working in Indian Army, and to look after the health of Military personnel. The East India Company first made the plans of the school and the maintenance cost was also borne by it. The hospital attached to the Agra Medical School since 1854 was known as the Thompson Hospital.
The first batch of Indian doctors passed out from the Medical School in 1857, when India was vigorously engaged in its struggle of freedom.
The first Principal of this School was Surgeon John Murray’ (1854-58), and at that time rest of the staff of school consisted of two European Assistant Surgeons and two Indian Sub-assistant Surgeons.
From 1872 onwards, civilian students were also started being admitted to the L.M.P. Course, which was later changed into L.S.M.F. by the U.P. State Medical Faculty.
In 1883, a separate section for the training of the female students was established at the Lady Lyall Duuerin Hospital and the first batch consisting of four female students was admitted. This was abolished in 1942 and amalgamated with the Medical College. The newly added wards were named after the Principals of those times. Hilson ward was added to the Thomson Hospital in the year 1886. It was named after the name of Lt. Col. A. J. Hilson, who remained as Principal of the Medical School from 1876 to 1887. Massive expansion of the school took place in 1892 when a new Operation Theatre, Outpatients Department and Willcocks ward were added to the hospital buildings.
Duration is one year (I & II Semesters). During this period students are taught subjects ofAnatomy,Physiology and Biochemistry. Students are also introduced to Community medicine. Examination is held in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. On clearing all the three subjects the students enter the Para-clinical phase
Duration is one and half years (Semester III to V). This period entails the subjects of Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmaclogy, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine. After clearing all these subjects in the University Examination (II Prof.) students can appear in next University examination i.e. final Prof-Part I.
Duration is two academic year after II professional examin-ation. During this period the subjects like Orthopaedics, Opthalom-ology, E.N.T., Community Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics are being taught. The concurrent phase is important in the basic understanding of Clinical subjects. The university examination are conducted in two phases i.e. part I & part II , The teaching and training requirement includes all aspects of patient care and Health. Final Prof- part I examination includes first three subjects and next four subjects are considered in Final Prof-part II exams.
On successful completion of graduate course, all students have to undertake one year’s rotatary internship. The students are awarded the M.B.B.S degree only after satisfactory completion of internship. The internship programme is aimed at providing practical training in patient-care and health care of community. Students are required to maintain internship diary, which is required to be signed by Medical Officer in charge and Head of the Department. Duly signed internship diary is to be submitted before the internship certificate is issued.
Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Obst. And Gynaecology
Skin and V.Diseases
S.N. Medical College & Hospital, Agra is situated in the center of city, in a well outlined campus, adjacent to main Mahatma Gandhi Road. From three sides, campus is surrounded by residential and market areas. College and Hospital have separate blocks and buildings for different departments. Schematic map of the college campus is given on the next page.
S. N. Medical College & Hospital, Agra provides tertiary level specialized health care services not only to people of urban and rural areas from Agra but also to the patients approaching from surrounding states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and adjacent districts of Mathura, Firozabad, Etawah, Jhansi and Bharatpur.
Available land Area:
S. N. Medical College & Hospital is situated in a total area of 24.49 acres with Emergency Department at the main road and other departments within the campus. The college campus is surrounded on one side by District Women Hospital (known as Lady Lyoll Hospital) with an area of 15 acres and adjacent to the main entrance of the college there is Tuberculosis Demonstration and Training Center.
Available infrastructure in the institute can be best described under the following major headings:
There are three hostels for undergraduate students
Govind Ballabh Pant Hostel for junior
Senior Boy’s hostel for senior M.B.B.S. students
Girl’s hostel for lady students.
And two hostels for post graduates
Post graduate Boy’s hostel
Post graduate Girl’s hostel
S.N. Medical College, Agra, named after the first lady Governess of Uttar Pradesh, poetess and freedom fighter, Bharat Kokila Smt. Sarojini Naidu, is situated in the heart of Agra, the famous old city of the Taj Mahal. It is one of the first three Medical Schools of the country.