History of Nalanda Medical College
An informal meeting was held at the residence of Sri Krishna Kant Singh
on 15th Jan. 70 and it was attended by the following: —
i) Dr. Madhusudan Das
ii) Dr. Vijay Narain Singh
iii) S. M. Nawab
iv) Sri Nand Kishore Singh
v) Sri Krishna Kant Singh
It was decided to open Medical College at Patna. Many names were suggested but ultimately
Nalanda Medical College was choosen. An office was open in the Premises of Rashtravani
Press building, Budh Marg on 27th Jan. 70. On 1st Feb. 70 the office was shifted
to the premises of Patliputra Cold Storage on Kankarbagh Road, Patna.
Admission forms - for 69-70 batch was printed in Yogi Press, Budh Marg, Patna. Nalanda
Medical College Society was formed to run this college and the founder member of
society were Dr. V. N. Singh, Sri Krishna Kant Singh & Madusudan Das
co-opted member of society were Dr. S. K. Sinha, Dr. Y. K. Sinha, Dr. Masubul
Haque, Dr. S. S. Mahmood Sahu, Dr. Satya Narayan Sinha, Dr. damoder Pc, Sri Sardar
Harihar Pd. Singh Ex-C.M. Bihar; Dr. D. K. Bose, Dr. A. K. N. Sinha, Mrs. Meera
Singh Elder member of society were Dr. S. K. G. Dastidar, Dr,. Raghunath Sharan,
Dr. A. K. Guha , Dr. M. A. Hai, Dr. U. P. Sinha, Dr. Madan Prasad.
The 1st batch of 69-70 classes started from 2nd April 70 in the premises of Patliputra
Cold Storage, Kankarbagh. Patna, Dr. V. N. Singh was the founder
Principal of this college but he died on 7th April 70. After his death
Dr. S. K. Sinha became principal of this college.
The 1st meeting of Governing Council was held on 5th August 70 in which Dr.
M. Das was elected as a chairman and Sri Krishna Kant
Singh as a secretary. The N. M. C. society
was registed under society registration act and its no. was 28 of 1971. An ordinary
G.B. Meeting was held on 24.4.71 to change the name of the society from N.M.C.
society to N.M.C. Association. On 4.6.71 Govt. allowed
to use Patna City Hospital. Temporary affiliation for two years was granted by Magadh
University in Nov. 70. Subject to the approval by Bihar State University Commission.The
commission inspected the college on 15.6.71 and imposed restriction that the 1st
M.B.B.S. examination of 6.9.70 batch should not be held beforeApril 72 and 2nd batch
before Dec. 72.
The 1st batch classes started on 2nd April 70 and 1st M.B.B.S. examination was held
on July 72. Dr. S. K. Sinha Principal of College on request he
was relieved from the post of Principal and Dr. N. K. Choudhary Prof. Pharmacology
joined as Principal on 25.11.72. On Feb, 75. O.P.D. was inaugrated
in college premises by Dr. V. N. Sinha, President M.C.I., and hospital pharmacy
was inaugurated by Hon'ble Health minister Mr. Bindeshwari Dubey, M.C.I. Inspected
the college on 28.7.75. Inspectore were Dr. H. I. Jhala, M.D. RFCP, DTM from Bombay
and Dr. S. P. Srivastava, M.S. FRCS from Agra. The Inspectors were fully satisfied
in regards to equipment & staff of the college. A New Governing Council was
constituted on 31.1.76 with following members.
1. Dr. M. Das
2. Sri K. K. Singh
3. Dr. S. K. Sinha
4. Dr. D. P. Sinha
5. Dr. A. K. N. Sinha
6. Dr. G. P. Sharma
7. Dr. N. K. Choudhary
8. Dr. Sardar Harihar Pd. Singh, Ex-C.M.
9. Dr. A. K. Guha
10. Sri Bhola Paswan Shastri, Ex-C.M.
11. Dr. S. N. Choudhary
12. Dr. M. Prasad.
On 9.2.76 Governing Council of N.M.C. was disolved by the order of Registrar
Magadh University, Gaya vide memo no., 479-98 dated 9.2.76 and adhoc
committee consisting of the following persons was constituted to manage the affairs
1. Commissioner, Patna Division
2. D. M., Patna.
3. Principal, N.M.C.
Board of control was notified on 31.5.76 as a chairman Sri S. Prasad
and its 1st meeting was held on 15.6.76 and it was attended by
Sri S. Prasad Chairman Dr. Y. K. Sinha, State Director Health & Dr. N. K. Choudhary
Principal N.M.C., After Sri S. Prasad following were Chairman of Board of Control
1. V. N.Singh-2.4.70 to 7.4.70
2. Dr. S. K. Sinha - 9.4.70 to 24.11.72
3. Dr. N. K. Choudhary-25.11.72 to 3.2.77
4. Dr. S. M. Ghodh - 4.2.77 to 31.12.77
5. Dr. D. N. Sharma - 1.4.78 to 31.8.78
6. Dr. D. P. Sinha - 1.9.78 to 31.1.82
7. Dr. D. P. Dutta - 1.2.82 to 21.9.82 & 1.8.86 to 31.10.86