Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College & Hospital, AMU Aligarh

The idea of having a medical college and hospital in Aligarh Muslim University was first conceived by Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of the University in the early forties. On 2nd. October 1962, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College was declared open by Prof. Hadi Hasan. At the time of its inauguration there was no building of medical college hence the provision for training was made at the old Physics department. District hospital, University Health Services, Gandhi Eye Hospital and Tibbiya College hospital. During the initial days of its existence. Only the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Preventive and Social Medicine were established under the leadership of Dr. SMH Naqvi, who was the first Principal of the college. However in 1964 most of the Para clinical and the clinical departments were established. The.Obstetrics and the Gynecology training were imparted at Lady Dufferin Hospital, while Ophthalmology was taught in Institute of Ophthalmology and Gandhi Eye Hospital. The outpatient clinics were started in University Hospital.

The College and the Hospital building foundation stone was laid in 1965 by Dr. Yusuf Hussain Khan, the then Pro-Vice. Chancellor of the University. The medical college was recognized by the MCI in the year 1969. In the same year under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Govt, of India it was agreed that fund would be provided by the UGC.

JN Medical College has come a long way from its modest beginning in 1962 and has reached the stage of Superspecialization. Initially the student intake in MBBS was 50 which was doubled in 1985. The number was further increased to 150 in 1999. To build up an academic environment and help students update with the recent developments in the field of medicine the College has a Library, which is well equipped with books and journals. It also runs a Book Bank. The internet facilities have been provided from April 2000.

The Post Graduate education was started in 1971. Presently post graduate degree is awarded in 20 departments. The Department of Plastic Surgery is conducting superspecialization course of M.Ch.

The college and the hospital share an important responsibility in community by imparting health care facilities to the downtrodden in and around the district of Aligarh. With the bed strength of 1050, the hospital had a total admission of 3, 28,000 from 1st. April 2007 to 31st. March 2008. The success of the Medical College had been highlighted by the fact that it was ranked 7th among the medical colleges in India.

The major achievements over the last 5 years are the establishment of a 6 bedded ICU with a mortality.rate at par with the International standard. The hospital administration has been instrumental in building up a new 12 bedded ICU so as to cope up the patient load. The annual patient rotation is more than 800 with a mortality rate ranging between 36% to 40 %. The establishment of Pain Clinic is one of its kind in this part of India.

The future vision both short term and long term are:
- A networking of the hospital between OPD, wards, casualty and different labs of the hospital is the foremost priority so that the patients misery in running about here & there is minimized.

- The immediate need is to strengthen the present facilities and modernize the laundry and kitchen
- The future thrust is in the area of modernizing the hospital with establishing a state of the art CCU & PICU in next one year.

To expand the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.
To start the state of art Trauma Center.
The hospital administration is looking forward to the the alumni of this institution to achieve our short term goals. We are trying our best to get some money from the Prime Minister of India through his Pradhan Mantri Swasth Suraksha Yojna” which would help the hospital administration achieve the laid plans and improve the standard of health care and academics.