Rai Bahadur Jodhamal Kuthiala, a great philanthropist was instrumental in starting a TB Sanatorium at Tanda which was inaugurated on 21st May 1958 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India. It was self contained complex having all the facilities for patients and the serving doctors and was spread over in 47 acres of land.
The Govt. of Himachal Pradesh decided to open a second Medical College in northern part of the Pradesh and Tanda being the most suitable place in thickly populated district of the State with available land adequate for future expansion was selected. The foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister Sh. Virbhadra Singh on 23rd Oct. 1996. After the initial teething problems, the MCI approval was obtained and the first batch of 50 students was admitted in 1999. Since then 10 batches have been admitted and already 5 batches have graduated from this Institution,
The Institution has grown very fast. A number of state of the art buildings have come up viz.a 500 hundred bedded modern hospital and a fantastic, well equipped with gadgets 700 hundred seating capacity auditorium both of which were dedicated to the public by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Prof. P. K. Dhumal on 3rd Oct. 2008. In addition there are four independent hostel buildings a fully air conditioned central library, a spacious para-clinical block, a lecture theaters complex and more than 200 hundred residential units. Another block for housing Anatomy Department, additional lecture theaters and more than 50 residential quarters are in various stages of completion. Latest sophisticated equipments like 1.5 Tesla MRI, 16 slice CT Scan, Chemiluminiscence micro assay instrument, fully automatic blood chemistry analysers are available and functional apart from several routine use investigative instruments.
Post Graduate course in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Obstetric and Gynecology has started this year and process to start PG courses in other specialties is on. A process to completely computerize the Institution has been started with the collaboration of NIT Hamirpur. The process is already on to build a stadium and a swimming pool.
As a tribute to the unfortunate demise of one of our beloved student Mr. Aman Satya Kachroo, the College has taken a pledge to make this institution a “Zero Ragging Campus” and a role model of Rest of India. The rules and regulation in this regard have been drafted and implemented and can be seen in the link provided.
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