In 1864 Sealdah Market Building (at present Central OT complex) was converted to Sealdah Municipal Hospital. Based on this Hospital, Sealdah Medical School was established on 1st December, 1873. In 1884 it was named as Campbell Medical School. In July 1948, Campbell Medical School was upgraded to Campbell Medical College. On 19th Aug. 1950 the College was renamed as Nilratan Sircar Medical College, after the name of great freedom fighter and alumnus of this institution. During its long journey, College has grown both physically and intellectually and presently it offers Under Graduate (250 intake annually), Post Graduate (in 20 disciplines) as well as Post Doctoral courses (in 10 disciplines). College also offers M.Sc, B.Sc and Diploma courses in Nursing and as many as ten Para Medical diploma courses
Dr Nilratan Sircar (1st October, 1861 - 18th May, 1943) was an eminent Indian doctor, educationist, philanthropist and swadeshi entrepreneur.
Dr Sircar soon developed a large practice and for many years, was a leading consulting physician, travelling far and wide to treat some of his patients, who included the ruling heads of neighbouring countries.
On 26th June, 1918 Dr Sircar received Knighthood for his contribution in the field of Medical Science.
Apart from Knighthood he was awarded honorary DCL and LLD degres by Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh. In 1940, the University of Calcutta conferred on him the D.Sc degree.
Sir Nilratan Sircar became the president of Medical Education Society of Bengal in 1922 and remained in the position until 1941.
Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital is affiliated to The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS).
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