Rajiv Gandhi Medical College

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Rajiv Gandhi Medical College
Thane Municipal Corporation
Geography
LocationThane, in Kalwa, Mumbai,, Mumbai-Thane Suburban Area, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates19°11′33″N 72°59′12″E / 19.192419°N 72.986746°E / 19.192419; 72.986746Coordinates: 19°11′33″N 72°59′12″E / 19.192419°N 72.986746°E / 19.192419; 72.986746
Organisation
FundingThane Municipality
TypeTeaching
Affiliated universityMaharashtra University of Health Sciences
Services
Beds500
SpecialityAll leading specialities available
History
Opened1992
Links
ListsHospitals in India
Rajiv Gandhi Medical College
TypeMedical School
Established1992
AffiliationMaharashtra University of Health Sciences
DeanDr. Pratibha Sawant (MD Anaesthesia)
Websitergmc.thanecity.gov.in
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hosp

Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital is a school of medicine, established in 1992 and based in Thane, in Kalwa, Mumbai, India.[1]

Ranking[edit]

The hospital is ranked sixth in Maharashtra, first in Thane and Mumbai suburban. It is attached to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, both of which are run by the Thane Municipal Corporation.

Courses and departments[edit]

The institute has 80 seats for MBBS undergraduate course, increased from 60, since 2019.[2] The number of seats is the lowest in the state among government medical colleges and offers more personal attention to each aspiring doctor. The CSM hospital is equipped with over 500 beds and speciality departments which include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Chest medicine & TB, Dental Surgery, Dermatology & Venereology, Forensic Medicine, HIV, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiotherapy, Preventive and Social Medicine, Psychiatry, and Surgery.

The college offers PG courses of College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai diploma courses in Chest medicine & TB, Dermatology & Venereology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Psychiatry.

In 2020 the college was affiliated with Diplomat of National Board and now offers DNB courses in departments like Pediatrics, Orthopaedics, Medicine and Surgery.

The dean is Dr Pratibha Sawant[3]. The hospital has a patient population mainly from the poor areas of Bhandup, Diva, Kalwa, Kanjurmarg, Mulund, Mumbra, Nahur, Thane, and Vikroli.

Extra curricular[edit]

Its main cultural festival is known as "ABHIYAAN", which is slowly but surely improving its standard since it was started. Even though it is a small college, the student's enthusiasm is bringing it at par with other popular college fests. For example, RGMC conducts Medi-Exhibit which is the medical symposium, Ethnic, RGMC-MARATHON, and Chitrankan-A Photography exhibition which shows the artistic side of doctors with them competing with the professionals have been a front-runner in these trends at least as far as medical colleges of Mumbai are concerned.

It also has its very own Medical Conference, Zenith - The Summit of Excellence since it started in 2015. The contribution of teachers and the enthusiasm of students is seen in the fact that after starting the event and continuing it to for mere 2 years the event became a National Level Medical Conference in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gupta, Ameeta; Kumar, Ashish (2006). Handbook Of Universities Includes Universities, Vol. Ii. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. ISBN 81-269-0608-1.
  2. ^ "MBBS admissions: Medical Council of India recognized colleges in Maharashtra : News". IndiaToday. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ May 11, ByDavid DelimaDavid Delima / Updated:; 2020; Ist, 08:36. "Two more doctors test positive in TMC-run Kalwa hospital". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 25 July 2020.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)