Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Courses Information


Sarojini Naidu Medical College (SNMC), is one of the three oldest medical schools of India. It is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh state. It is named after the first lady Governess of Uttar Pradesh, poet and freedom fighter, Bharat Kokila Smt. Sarojini Naidu. The college has the hospital attached to it named Sarojini Naidu Hospital.


Medical Courses

For MBBS degree, each year total of 123 students are enrolled in the Medical College, in fixed atio from Uttar Pradesh and All India Entrance Examinations. The graduate course is spread over four and half cademic years divided into three phrases.

Post Resume Free
Pre-Clinical Phase
Duration is one year (I & II Semesters). During this period students are taught subjects ofAnatomy,Physiology and Biochemistry. Students are also introduced to Community medicine. Examination is held in Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. On clearing all the three subjects the students enter the Para-clinical phase
Para-Clinic Phase
Duration is one and half years (Semester III to V). This period entails the subjects of Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmaclogy, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine. After clearing all these subjects in the University Examination (II Prof.) students can appear in next University examination i.e. final Prof-Part I.
Clinic Phase
Duration is two academic year after II professional examin-ation. During this period the subjects like Orthopaedics, Opthalom-ology, E.N.T., Community Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics are being taught. The concurrent phase is important in the basic understanding of Clinical subjects. The university examination are conducted in two phases i.e. part I & part II , The teaching and training requirement includes all aspects of patient care and Health. Final Prof- part I examination includes first three subjects and next four subjects are considered in Final Prof-part II exams.
On successful completion of graduate course, all students have to undertake one year’s rotatary internship. The students are awarded the M.B.B.S degree only after satisfactory completion of internship. The internship programme is aimed at providing practical training in patient-care and health care of community. Students are required to maintain internship diary, which is required to be signed by Medical Officer in charge and Head of the Department. Duly signed internship diary is to be submitted before the internship certificate is issued.

Post Graduate Courses Provided In S N Medical College

S.No. Departments Courses
Sanctioned seats
Total Seats
1. Non clinical departments
1.1. Human Anatomy MS (3 years) 0 2 2
1.2. Biochemistry
1.3. Forensic Medicine MS (3 years) 0 1 1
1.4. Pharmacology MS (3 years) 0 2 2
1.5. Pharmacy Diploma
1.6. Human Physiology MS (3 years) 1 1 2

2. Para clinical departments

2.1. Microbiology MD (3 years)
2.2. Pathology MD (3 years) 1 6 7
2.3 SPM MD (3 years) 1 2 3

3. Clinical departments

3.1 Anesthesiology MD (3 years), DA (2 years) 1, – 6, – 7, –
3.2 Cardiology DM (proposed)
3.3 Dental surgery
3.4 Skin & VD MD (3 years)*, DVD (2 years)* 1, 0 1, 1 2, 1
3.5 Medicine MD (3 years) 3 11 14
3.6 Nuclear Medicine
3.7 Obstetrics Gynecology MS (3 years), DGO (2 years) 2, 2 5, 4 7, 6
3.8 Ophthalmology MS (3 years), DOMS (2 years) 2, – 3, – 5, –
3.9 ENT MS (3 years), DLO (2 years)* -, 1 -, 1 -, 2
3.10 Pediatrics MD (3 years), DCH (2 years) 2, 1 4, 5 6, 6
3.11 Psychiatry MD (3 yrs), Dip. Clin. Psychiatry (2 yrs) 0, – 2, – 2, –
3.12 Radio diagnosis MD (3 years), DMRE (2 years) 1, – 1, – 2, –
3.13 Radio therapy MD (3 years), DMRE (2 years) 0, – 2, – 2, –
3.14 Surgery MS (3 years) 3 8 11
3.15 TB & chest diseases MD (3 years)*, DTCD (2 years)* 1, 1 1, 0 2, 1
Total 25 75 10

Unrecognized by Medical Council of India ( TRAINING FACILITIES )

S. No. Department Training facilities
1. Non clinical departments
1.1. Human Anatomy Undergraduate teaching: 
Classes and demonstrations are organized for first year MBBS students
1.2. Biochemistry Undergraduate teaching:
Classes are demonstrations/practical classes are organized for first year MBBS students
Provision of summer training of P.G. students
1.3. Forensic Medicine Undergraduate teaching:
Classes are demonstrations are organized for MBBS students
Medicolegal work for PMS officers (proposed)
Medicolegal work and training for interns
1.4. Pharmacology Undergraduate teaching:
Classes are demonstrations/practical classes are organized for MBBS students
Post graduate training
1.5. Human Physiology Undergraduate teaching:
Classes are demonstrations/practical classes are organized for first year MBBS students
Post graduate training

2. Para clinical departments

2.1. Microbiology Undergraduate training
Postgraduate training
2.2. Pathology Undergraduate training
Postgraduate training
Laboratory Technician training
2.3. SPM Undergraduate training:
posting at urban health center and rural health training center
Field visits for undergraduate students
Postgraduate training: Post graduate diploma in community health;
Internship posting at urban health center, immunization clinic and rural health training center

3. Clinical Departments

3.1. Anesthesiology Undergraduates
Ten lectures- classes; 15 days posting and ten short clinics in O.T.; 15 day posting for interns
Post Graduates (M.D., D.A.) 
Seminars (2/week), Case presentation (2/week); journal club; Rotation Posting in Orthopedic Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, ENT Anesthesia, Gen. Surgery, Urosurgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy and Emergency Surgery.
3.2. Cardiology For PMS officers and staff nurses in CCU.
3.3. Dental surgery Training for undergraduate students in out patient department.
3.4. Skin & VD Under graduate teaching classes conducted. Post-graduate teaching seminars, Case discussions
3.5. Medicine Undergraduate training in clinical skills Clinical lectures – Demonstration Daily OPD
Postgraduate training
3.6. Obstetrics Gynecology Training Post graduates
Lapsrocopic sterilization
Gynecological Ultrasound
Midwives Training
Reproductive and Child Health
3.7. Ophthalmology I.O.L. Training to P.M.S. Doctors
3.8. Orthopedics Undergraduate training in clinical skills
Clinical lectures – Demonstration
Daily OPD
Postgraduate training
3.9. ENT Undergraduate training
Post graduate training
Clinical lectures – Demonstration
Daily OPD
Journal Club, Seminars, Case presentation
Surgeries in collaboration with Ophthalmics/ Plastic surgery deptt.
Tumour clinic along with Surgery/ Radiotherapy/ Neurosurgery /Ophthalmology Deptt.
3.10. Pediatrics NALS
Neonatal care training
3.11. Psychiatry Undergraduate training in clinical skills
Clinical lectures – Demonstration
Daily OPD
Postgraduate training
3.12. Radio diagnosis X-Ray Technician (Radiology)
3.13. Radio therapy Radiation safety training of Hospital Radiation
3.14. TB & chest diseases Two research projects every year for MD
Pleural aspiration
Intercostal Tube Insertion
Internship Training
Microscopy centre for DOT (RNTCP)

Sarojini Naidu Medical College & Hospital, a specialized Tertiary Level Health Care Institution is situated in Agra. Agra, an historical city is famous for its monuments of archeological importance, the major among which are Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The antiquity of Agra goes back to the prehistoric days and is said to have been associated with relics of Krishna, Kansa and Mahabharata. The name ‘Agra’ was coined after name of great saint Aangirus, but it was developed mainly during the reign of Emperor Akbar during the Mughal reign.

S. N. Medical College itself is honored with the prestige of being one of the first three Medical Schools of the country, being established in year 1854, during the reign of British Empire. The history of this institute in face runs parallel with the evolution and development of Medical Education in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Lt. Governor Sir James Thomson was the founder of this school, who laid the foundation stone in year 1854. It was then named after him as Thomson School, and the main objective of its establishment was to produce Medical Assistants and training the Doctors for working in Indian Army, and to look after the health of Military personnel. The East India Company first made the plans of the school and the maintenance cost was also borne by it. The hospital attached to the Agra Medical School since 1854 was known as the Thompson Hospital.
The first batch of Indian doctors passed out from the Medical School in 1857, when India was vigorously engaged in its struggle of freedom.

The first Principal of this School was Surgeon John Murray’ (1854-58), and at that time rest of the staff of school consisted of two European Assistant Surgeons and two Indian Sub-assistant Surgeons.

From 1872 onwards, civilian students were also started being admitted to the L.M.P. Course, which was later changed into L.S.M.F. by the U.P. State Medical Faculty.

In 1883, a separate section for the training of the female students was established at the Lady Lyall Duuerin Hospital and the first batch consisting of four female students was admitted. This was abolished in 1942 and amalgamated with the Medical College. The newly added wards were named after the Principals of those times. Hilson ward was added to the Thomson Hospital in the year 1886. It was named after the name of Lt. Col. A. J. Hilson, who remained as Principal of the Medical School from 1876 to 1887. Massive expansion of the school took place in 1892 when a new Operation Theatre, Outpatients Department and Willcocks ward were added to the hospital buildings.

There used to be a single storied centrally situated building with carved curved arches and minarets. This building initially acted as the examination hall and a hall for holding the annual school functions. Subsequently it was utilized as the Medical School Library. This building even today houses the Central Library of the Medical College, of course, after having undergone some changes. Today this Central Library building stands sand-witched between the newer multistoried building complexes of the Medical College.

During the years 1904 to 1906 further expansion of the school buildings was done. The old Lecture Theatre I (does not exist today), Lukas ward, old Pathology Department Building and old Dissection Hall were added. Total number of students at that time in Agra Medical School was 300, with 80 lady students in the lady Lyoll Hospital. The minimum qualification for admission was School Leaving Certificate.

Year 1939 was an important time for Agra Medical School, when it was upgraded to full fledged Medical College for meeting the growing demands for qualified Doctors in the then United Provinces. The College then started awarding degree of M.B.B.S. of Agra University (now Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Univeristy) at the initiative of Smt. Vijay Laxmi Pandit, the then State Minister of Health. Lt. Col. J.C. Bharucha, IMS, was the Principal at the time of change over, and first batch of M.B.B.S. doctors passed out in the year 1944.

In 1947, the Medical College was renamed as Sarojini Naidu Medical College after the name of first Lady Governess of Uttar Pradesh, poetess and freedom fighter, Bharat Kokila Smt. Dr. Sarojini Naidu. The name of the Thomson Hospital was also changed to Sarojini Naidu Hospital after attainment of independence. This college, soon after its inception, was recognized by the Medical Council of India in 1948 and the General Medical Council of Great Britain. The first batch of postgraduate M.D./M.S. students passed out in 1948.

About  Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu, the eldest daughter of scientist-philosopher, Aghornath Chattopadhyaya, and Barada Sundari Devi, a poetess was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad. her father was also a linguist, a crusader, who established the Nizam’s College in Hyderabad in 1878, pioneering English and women’s education. she studied at the King’s College, London and Girton College, Cambridge. Her ability to sing charmingly fetched her title ‘Nightingale of India’.

She began her political career in 1906. After 1917 she stepped into active politics. During 1903-17 sarojini came into contact with Gokhale, Tagore, Jinnah, Annie Besant, C.P.Rama Swami Iyea, Gandhi and Nehru. From 1915 to 1918 she lectured all over India on welfare of youth, dignity of labour, women’s emancipation and nationalism. After meeting Jawaharlal Nehru in 1916, she took up the cause of the indigo worker of Champaran. In 1925 she was elected as the President of the congress.

Sarojini Naidu actively campaigned for the Montagu-Chelmsford Refroms, the Khilafat isue, the Rowlatt Act, the sabarmati Pact, the Satyagraha Pledge and the Civi Disobedience ovement. She was the first woman Governor of U.P. Her Presedentship of the asian Relations conference in 1947 was remarkable.

Sarojini Naidu also led an active literary life and attracted Indian intellectuals to her salon in Mumbai. Her first volume of poetry. “The Golden Threshold”(1905) was followed by the “Bird of time”(1912) and in 1914 she was elected a fellow of the royal Society of Literature. Her collected poems, all of which she wrote in English have been published under the title “The Secptraed Flute” (1928) and the “Feather of the Dawn”(1961). At the age of seventy on 02 March 1949 she died in office at Lucknow.

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