Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, one of the oldest medical colleges in North India and first one in the Jammu & Kashmir (J & K) State is currently in its 54th year of birth.
It has a leading role in contributing major portion of healthcare manpower to the J & K State. It has been contributing towards producing many renowned and leading clinicians not just in Sub-Continent, but all over the world since its inception.GMC was established in year 1959 with few room dispensary at banks of Jhelum near current LD hospital .GMC has emerged as premier medical college of the country. Apart from nurturing Medical professional over after few decades.GMC is providing a healing touch to majority of population of state. It was in 1959 that Col. G V S Murthy took charge as the first Principal of GMC. Anatomy and physiology were the first departments started in the dispensary located near current LD hospital. Two years later, college was shifted to the present day location at Karan Nagar. On 25th of august 1961 GMC was formally inaugurated by then Prime Ministry of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad.Soon after inauguration a batch of 50 undergraduated students where admitted in the college In 1966 PG Courses in Pre-Clinical subjects where started it was in 1968 Post graduation course in clinical subjects got under way in GMC. With time govt. Medical college started training of Para-Medical staff like Radio-graphers, Lab-Technicians Lab-Attendants , Pharmacist , Nurses and sanitary Inspectors.In 1970`s and 1980`s are considered to be the golden period in the history of Govt. medical college. At this time GMC Srinagar had students not only from various stages of India but from foreign countries as well.
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