Landmarks for First 100 Years(1835-1935)
1838 - Hindustani class started for subordinate doctors. Female (lying in) hospital started functioning
with the benevolence of MuttyLal Seal.
1839 - 11 students completed the first batch of completing 3.5 year course. Uma Charan Sett stood
first and received gold watch from HE Lord Auckland.
1839 - Institution had a spacious theatre for 500 persons, apartments for practical anatomy, a
laboratory, museum, library and hospital.
1840 - A 100 bed female hospital was formed.
1845 - The Medical College was duly registered in England. First batch of 4 students under the
patronage of Prince DwarakaNath Tagore left for England to pursue their study.
1846 - Examination Council was shifted from government to Professors of the departments.
1850 - Professorship of medical jurisprudence was separated from that of MaterialMedica.
1852 - The oldest hospital of east was opened to accommodate 350 patients.
1856 - A Chair of Comparative Anatomy was established.
1857 - The college got affiliation of Calcutta University.
1860 - The classes were segregated as a. Class I Primary for LMS, MB and MD examinations,
b. Class II Apprentice, c. Class III Hindostanee and d. Class IV Bengalee.
1864 - A professorship of Hygiene was established.
1868 - Mildwifery class started.
1871 - Pathology was separated from Medicine.
1873 - 823 students were shifted to newly instituted Campbell Medical School.
1874 - Minimum qualification for admission to medical college was raised to First Arts Examination.
1876 - First lady student Kadambini Ganguly was admitted to the college.
1881 - Eden Hospital was opened.
1884 - With the aid of Maharani Swarnamoyee a hostel for Indian girls was constructed.
1885 - Antiseptic surgery was established.
1886 - Children ward was thrown open.
1887 - Ezra Hospital was opened.
1888 - A Steam Laundry was erected.
1889 - Bidhumukhi Bose and Virginia Mary Mitter became first lady graduates from the college.
1891 - Shama Churn Law Eye infirmary started functioning with 57 beds.
1894 - Isolation block for Eden Hospital was completed.
1897 - An earthquake on June 12 caused considerable damage to the hospital.
1898 - Chemistry Block was constructed. First Medical Outdoor services started in the hospital.
1902 - 2 modern operation theaters were commissioned.
1906 - LMS got abolished.
1907 - Physics was declared an independent subject in the course. A Chair of Professor in the
subject was sanctioned.
1910 - Prince of Wales Hospital with 88 beds was founded.
1911 - DewanBahadurHiralalbasu was the first Indian to chair the Anatomy department.
1914 - Half yearly M.B.examination were introduced.
1916 - Female certificate Class - a separate class for female student was abolished. The preliminary
qualification for admission was raised to I.A. or I.Sc.
1921 - A separate chair of Pharmacology was created and Lt.Col.RN Chopra was appointed for the
chair. Second professor of Midwifery was created.
1925 - Student's Club was formed. First College Magazine published.
1928 - Lt.Col.AD Stewart became a whole time Principal of College and Superintendent of the
hospital. Mr. SN Chakraborti was appointed as first whole time secretary.
1930 - 6 Indian probationer nurses were inducted in the hospital.
1933 - A medical Council was constituted to grant recognition of Medical Degrees. Sir Hussain
Suhawardy, an ex-student of the college was nominated as the President of the council.
De.Kedarnath Das became the Inspector of Examinations in the council
1934 - Dr. LM Banerjee was the first Indian to become Indian Professor in Surgery. Miss Ganga
Agarwal was appointed first Lady House Physician to Indoor Medical Wards.
1935 - The centenary was celebrated with grandeur.