Bangladesh Medical College
Bangladesh Medical College (BMC) Is The First Private Medical College In Bangladesh. It Was Established In 1986 By A Group Of Dedicated People Called The Founder Members Who Were Imbued With The Ideals Of Providing Quality Medical Education, Research, And Services To People Of This Country At A Reasonable Cost. The College And The Hospital are Run By Bangladesh Medical Studies And Research Institute (BMSRI) Which Is A Non-Political And Non Profitable Organization. The Members Of The Institute Are Not Entitled To Any Remuneration Or Dividends. Geneva Declaration (12 October 1949)
About Bangladesh Medical College
Recognition of the College
The College has been recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) since 1986. BMC has been enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools effective 1995 published by the 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 the United Kingdom. They are also eligible to take the United States Medical License Examinations (USMLE).
The College and the attached Hospital in Dhanmondi Campus are accommodated in two 6 storied buildings with arrangements for 500 inpatients. The new building of the Hospital called the Community Welfare and Health Care Centre (CWHCC), is built to international standards. It has an excellent Outpatient Department in addition to Inpatient facilities. The College also has a modern Accident and Emergency Department. The College has recently acquired a large and modern mobile hospital with a fully air-conditioned operation theatre, patient examination, and treatment arrangements.
There are 5 large fully air-conditioned classrooms with closed-circuit televisions for lectures. In addition, there are departmental tutorial rooms attached with the respective departments. The Anatomy Dissection Hall is fully air-conditioned. The laboratories of various departments like Pathology, Biochemistry, etc are well equipped with instruments.
Each class is provided with an overhead projector, slide projector, and microphone system. In addition, multimedia projectors and computers are also available for teaching.
The College has a modern fully air-conditioned library located on the first floor. The library has a collection of over 6674 books including expensive latest monographs. It subscribes to 16 international medical journals on an annual basis. The library has accommodation for seating 100 students and 15 teachers at any given time. The Medical Education Unit (MEU) is attached to the library. MEU has 5 computers for use by students and faculty members. Fax, Internet, and E-mail facilities are freely available and are widely used. MEDLINE database (1966 to current) is available on CD Roms and online through the Internet. Teaching materials are also available on CD Rom and videocassettes.
History Of College
Bangladesh Medical College (BMC) Is The First Private Medical College In Bangladesh. It Was Established In 1986 By A Group Of Dedicated People Called The Founder Members Who Were Imbued With The Ideas Of Providing Quality Medical Education, Research, And Services To People Of This Country At a Reasonable Cost. The College And The Hospital Are Run By Bangladesh Medical Studies And Research Institute (BMSRI) Which Is A Non-Political And Non-Profitable Organization. The Members Of The Institute Are Not Entitled To Any Remuneration Or Dividends
About Marine City Medical College
Marine City Medical College is a non-government Medical College situated in Chattogram, Bangladesh. It was established in 2013 by a group of dedicated people who were involved with ideals at providing quality Medical Education, research, and services to people of this country at a reasonable cost. It is situated at 1101/2127, Chandra Nagar, East Nasirabad, Bayazid Bostami in Chattogram. Government alone cannot provide a higher health care facility with a Medical College in this Country. So the private sectors should come forward to collaborate with Government and proceed to increase the number and quality of health service facilities and health manpower as a joint venture. Our endeavor is to reach to attain the level of health care close to the regional and international standards. We strongly believe that within a short time Marine City Medical College Hospital will become an attractive study point in Medical Profession not only for natives but also for foreign students.
Recognitions of Marine City Medical College
Marine City Medical College is affiliated with Chittagong Medical University & Chittagong University. This Medical College is recognized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BM&DC). Marine City has its own academic infrastructure that is utilized for the teaching-learning activities of Medical students as well as providing curative, preventive, primitive, and rehabilitative health care services to the people. The standard of the MBBS program and quality of health care is ensured by research studies and evaluation.
The regular activities of the college are executed by weekly seminars, monthly faculty development workshops and conduction of resource activities for academic development is a matter of pride of this institution.
Marine City has excellent, experienced, and dedicated faculty members who are all trained in advanced level teaching technologies. The College has state of art, tertiary care, multispecialty teaching hospital with all the modern diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. The College has spacious, well-equipped laboratories, lecture halls with modern audio-visual aids, multimedia projectors, etc. It provides excellent library facilities with reference books, national and international journals, CDs, DVDs, etc to help the students with a balanced learning environment.
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The Objectives Of The Institute Are
1. To Promote And Provide Studies In Medical Science Leading To Recognized Graduate And Postgraduate Degrees.
2. To Conduct Research Work On The Diseases Prevalent In The Country
3. To Conduct Research On Medical Education With The Aim Of Raising The Standard Of Medical Education In The Country
4. To Provide Skilled Manpower In The Medical, Nursing, And Paramedical Fields
5. To Provide Quality Medical Care And Health Services To People At Reasonable Cost
The Establishment Of A Medical College Imparting Medical Education Leading To Recognized Medical Degree Was Taken As The First And Foremost Aim Of The Institute. Through The Tireless Efforts Of The Founder Members, The Dream Was Realized Against Much Opposition When Permission Was Accorded By The Government Of Bangladesh For The Creation Of The College On 13 April 1986.
Bangladesh Medical College Started Functioning From 24 April 1986. The Dhaka University Granted Affiliation To The College On 10 May 1988. Bangladesh Medical And Dental Council Has Recognized The College. The First Batch Of Students From The College Appeared In The 1st Professional MBBS Examination Of The Dhaka University Held In March 1990 After Completing Two Years Of Prescribed Course Of Studies. The College Has Been Enlisted In The World Directory Of Medical Schools Effective 1986 Published By The 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 the United Kingdom. They Are Also Eligible To Take The United States Medical License Examination (USMLE). Now The College Has A New 6 Storied Academic Building With Adequate Parking Facilities. It Has Now Been Possible To Accommodate Most Of The Departments In More Spacious Place.
The Attached Hospital Is A Tertiary Care Referral Medical Facility And Provides Excellent Training To Students And Junior Doctors. The Hospital Has Arrangements For 500 Inpatients. It Is Well Equipped And Provides Quality Health Care To The Public At a Reasonable Cost. The Entire Hospital Staff Is Dedicated To Excellence And Service.
Admission process Foreign Students
The Government of Bangladesh sets the rules and procedures for the admission of foreign students to all public and private medical colleges within its territory. Following are the steps that you need to take if you want to get admitted into Bangladesh Medical College (BMC).
1. If you have the passport of a country having diplomatic relations with Bangladesh you can apply for admission in the MBBS course (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery) in one of the public or private Medical Colleges in Bangladesh.
2. You Must have 12 years of schooling, and your grades must have to be matched (Equivalency) with the Bangladeshi counterpart- SSC (Secondary School Certificate) & HSC (Higher Secondary School Certificate).
3. Your eligibility criteria for admission to the MBBS course:
a. O-level (Equivalent to SSC) certificate: Minimum 5 subjects
b. A-level (Equivalent to HSC) Certificate: Must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
c. the USA 12 grade completion certificate: Must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
d. Minimum GPA (After equivalency with SSC & HSC)= 7 (seven)
e. Minimum GPA in Biology= 3.5
4. You have to undertake the following steps if you decided to get admitted into BMC.
a. Get the photocopies of the following documents attested from the foreign ministry of your country.
i. School/College graduation certificates
ii. Mark/grade sheet
iii. School leaving certificate (Testimonial)
iv. Copy of Passport
v. Two passport size photographs of the applicant
b. Download ‘MBBS admission form’ from the website of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry(www. mofa.gov.bd) and fill it up. You must mention your medical college of choice.
c. Pay $60 (Subject to change) in any bank of your country in favor of DGHS and get the receipt. (For more info. visit www.dghs.gov.org)
d. Deposit your attested documents, bank receipt and filled admission form to Bangladesh Embassy of your country for processing of Grade Equivalency and permission from Government of Bangladesh. You can do this job by yourself or by an agent.
e. Send copies of your certificates, mark sheets, passport and a letter of intent to the Bangladesh Medical College office (Email or post) for advance booking of your seat.
5. Having received the permission letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the grade equivalency of your certificates, BMC office would inform you and proceed with your admission.
6. Admission fee structure for the last year(2021) was as follows(change might occur this year). Total US $ 49,000 (US dollars Forty Nine thousand only)
a. US $ 25,000 (US dollars twenty-five thousand) at the time of admission
b. US $ 24,000 (US dollars twenty-Four thousand) to be paid in four equal installments at the end of each year.
The University conducts three professional examinations for the MBBS course. There will be two Professional examinations each year:
» Pathology includes General Pathology, Systemic Pathology, hematology and Chemical Pathology.
» Microbiology includes Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology and Clinical Pathology.
» Medicine includes Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Venereal Diseases, and Physical Medicine.
» Surgery includes General and Regional Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anaesthesiology, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Blood Transfusion, and Dentistry.
» Obstetrics and Gynaecology includes also Neonatology and Family Planning.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE STUDENTS (COLLEGE RULES)
- Students have to carry their “IDENTITY CARDS” when in college.
- Students are expected to attend classes in clean well-pressed clothes and white aprons.
- Fashionable dress, cosmetics, untidy hair, slippers are discouraged in the college campus.
- Rings, bangles are impediment in the practical classes.
- Smoking is forbidden on the college campus.
- Environment should be kept clean. Students will throw litter into waste bins.
- Pasting of posters on the walls of the college and the hospital premises are prohibited. These are considered as acts of indiscipline and the offenders involved are liable to punishment.
- Closing of college, hospital, and department gates or doors and creating obstacles in the normal functioning are act of gross indiscipline and students involved in such acts are liable to be expelled from college.
- All types of demonstrations, processions, shouting in the college and hospital premises are prohibited and students involved in them are liable to be expelled from college.
- Abstentions from classes individually or in a mass without prior information and without valid reasons are punishable by imposition of daily fine of Tk.100/- individually. Guardians will be informed of such acts of their wards.
- Students will state their problems/ grievances/ inconveniences to their Guide Teacher (list of the teachers who will act as students guide are notified separately). The guide will solve the problems of the students himself/ herself or refer them to the Principal or a special committee formed specially for the purpose. Statement of the grievances/ problems/ inconveniences by the students must be in an orderly and disciplined manner. Any act or indiscipline on the part of any student including usage of abusive words or objectionable words and sentences will make the student liable to be punished by expulsion from the college.
- Students must not misbehave with the staff or employees of the college. Misbehaviour is an act of indiscipline and liable for punishment.
- The students are expected to maintain the highest standard in their academic and private lives. Loss of moral and spiritual values or addiction to alcohol and narcotic drugs are punishable.
- At the time of admission into the college, students and parents / guardians will have to sign a bond that their children / wards will abide by the rules and regulations of the college.
- Every student shall provide for himself/ herself all the prescribed text books, dissecting instruments, and medical equipment. The college will not supply these to the students.
- Leave: in case of illness or other unavoidable reasons of non-attendance a written statement from the parent / guardian should be presented to the concerned guide teacher, who in turn will submit it to the Principal for approval.
- Cost of loss/damage to college / hospital property is liable to be realized from the student who is found responsible for the loss/damage of the college / hospital property.
- Political activities are not permitted in the college.
Students are allowed to use the Library from 8am to 8pm on all working days of the week. The Library is closed on Fridays and national holidays. Students are allowed to read in the library. Students are also permitted to borrow books from the library.
To help and guide the students in academic matters like studies, examination, attendance, and conduct, a batch of 10 students are placed under a teacher. Students are advised to meet their guide teacher frequently or whenever asked by the guide teacher. Private tuition by faculty members is not allowed. College Discipline
Students must observe strict discipline in the college. On disciplinary grounds the following penalties may be imposed on a student, depending on the nature of offence:
- Expulsion from the College, temporarily or permanent.
Penalty/penalties imposed on a student will be recorded in his/her Transcript/Testimonial.
A student’s name may be removed from College Register under the following circumstances:
Remaining absent from classes for more than three months without any information. Disciplinary ground, on the advice of the Academic Council.
Non-payment of College dues within three months of due date of payment.
If a student’s name is removed from the College Register due to non-payment of dues he / she may be re-admitted provided he/she pays full arrears dues and a fine of Tk.7,500/- within 3(three) months of removal of the name from Register. If a student remains absent for more than three months but less than twelve months he/she may be re-admitted on the recommendation of the Academic Council on full payment of arrears dues plus a fine of Tk.10,000/-. However if a student remains absent for more than twelve months he/she will not be admitted into the College except on special permission from the Academic Council.
Principal is the Executive Head. On academic matters, he is advised by the Academic Council.
The college is run on a self-financing and non-profit basis.
Staff Selection Procedure
Teachers and staff are selected through Staff Selection Committees. Teachers have to possess qualifications as per the requirements of the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.
Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities such as:
- Sports and games.
- Common room activities.
- Literary activities such as debates, seminars, publications of Annual Magazine.
- Cultural activities.
- Humanitarian services such as free blood donation and free medicine supply for poor patients, relief works during natural calamities such as cyclones, floods, epidemics etc.
Committees consisting of Teachers and Students (Teachers-Students Committees) look after these activities.
The committees are formed by the Academic Council at the beginning of each academic session. The number of committees are determined by the Academic Council. Each committee usually shall consist of one teacher and two/three students. Two students are selected from each year of class and then they are distributed in the committees. No student can be a member of more than one committee. The committees shall have an allocation of annual budgets.
Guardians Advice on the College affairs is welcome. There exists a Guardians Advisory Committee, which meets at least once in three months. The Members of the Committee are selected annually from the guardians of the students. All guardians are invited in a meeting with the College Authority at least once a year. Guardians Advisory Committee is formed in this meeting for one year.
Academic Council and Guardians Advisory Committee meet when necessary. They discuss all aspects of academic matters of the college and suggest measures for improving the academic environment and total improvement of teaching in the college.
Dhaka is the capital and the largest city of Bangladesh, as well as the largest city in the Bengal region. It is the eighth-largest and the fourth-most densely populous city in the world with, as of 2011, a population of 8.9 million residents within the city limits, and a population of over 21.7 million residents in the Greater Dhaka Area. Dhaka is the economic, political, and cultural center of Bangladesh, and is one of the major cities in South Asia, the largest city in Eastern South Asia and among the Bay of Bengal countries; and one of the largest cities among OIC countries. As part of the Bengal plain, the city is bounded by the Buriganga River, Turag River, Dhaleshwari River, and Shitalakshya River.
The area of Dhaka has been inhabited since the first millennium. The city rose to prominence in the 17th century as a provincial capital and commercial center of the Mughal Empire. Dhaka was the capital of the proto-industrialized Mughal Bengal for 75 years (1608–39 and 1660–1704). As the center of the muslin trade in Bengal, it was one of the most prosperous cities in the world. The medieval city was named Jahangirabad in honor of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. It hosted the seat of the Mughal Subahdar, Naib Nazims, Dhaka Nawabs, and Dewans. Medieval Dhaka’s glory peaked in the 17th and 18th centuries when it was home to merchants from across Eurasia. It was the center of a flourishing sea trade attracting European traders. The Mughals decorated the city with well-laid gardens, tombs, mosques, palaces, and forts. The city was once called the Venice of the East. Under British rule, the city saw the introduction of electricity, railways, cinemas, Western-style universities and colleges, and a modern water supply. It became an important administrative and educational center in British Raj, as the capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam province after 1905. In 1947, after the end of British rule, the city became the administrative capital of East Pakistan. It was declared as the legislative capital of Pakistan in 1962. In 1971, after the Liberation War, it became the capital of independent Bangladesh.
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