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B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC)


 
B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC)
 

About B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC)

B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) was an upgrade of B.J Medical School. Its foundation was laid by Shri B. G. Kher, the head of the Government of Bombay. This was done to fulfil the vision of Byramjee Jeejeebhoy, a Parsi Philanthropist, who dreamed of providing institutes in Puna that came on par with those in Bombay with respect to quality medical education. He, being very generous, donated his land for B.J. Medical School which was later upgraded to B.J college thus the donation being the factor due to which this institute came into being.

BJMC possesses a unique architectural design, with its face having two white pillars bearing elephant heads at the top. The main Building was inaugurated by Dr. Radha Krishnan in 1952.

BJMC started off with 5 students, and now for many years, annually 200 students are being admitted for MBBS, and 143 for postgraduation. At any given time 1700 students are on the campus with more than 2000 staff members including 268 faculty members.

People who have been a student or a staff at BJMC, claim to have had life changing experiences there. Along the journey of learning the art and science, commerce of medicine, strong values were inculcated, attitudes shaped, friendships forged, minds were molded, and personalities groomed to give rise to renowned people who carved a niche for themselves in the world. Many have reached dizzying heights of success and excellence in their chosen profession winning international acclaim.

The sincerity, devotion, single minded love for teaching of BJMC’s teachers has rubbed off on successive batches of students. Some of whom have entered academics, the second-generation teachers are passing on the legacy to the current generation of students while others are providing the great service of relieving suffering of patients to society. B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) has blessed various social activists to the society. Those who have reached the pinnacles of glory in their professional organizations have brought laurels and given name and fame to their institution.


Vision

B.J. College possesses the following vision:

  • To be a prime institute that sets a benchmark in the field of medical education and research to produce world class teachers and medical practitioners for the society.
  • To be a hospital that provides quality, ethical, and affordable healthcare service to the society.

Mission

B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) claims to be committed to translate its vision to action by the following missions:

  • Rendering excellent education to its students in the field of medicine aided by advance technologies.
  • Encouraging innovation, creativity, intuition, learning and adaptation to changes and challenges in healthcare.
  • Striving to provide the most advance and modern diagnostic and treatment for medical and surgical purposes.

UG Admissions

    MBBS Course

    Every year, 200 students are admitted to MBBS course. These admissions are done on the basis of the merit of All India NEET with constitutional reservations. There are about 1000 medical students studying in B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC).

    Nursing Course

    Every Year, 50 candidates are admitted to the B.Sc. Nursing course, the duration of which is 3 and a half years.


PG Admissions

    MD/MS Courses

    B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) has postgraduate facilities in all major branches. Around 144 students are admitted for PG courses every year. The seats are distributed as: 25% by All India entrance Exam, 25% on service Medical Officer’s quota and the remaining by State Level entrance exam.

    DM/M.Ch. Super Specialty

    This course is available in the field of Cardiophoric Surgery. The annual admission rate for it is 1. The admission is given on the basis of All India Competitive Exam.

    DMLT Course

    B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) conducts a DMLT course for Training technicians. There are 10+6 seats. The course duration is one and a half years.

    Indira Gandhi National Open University Courses, PGDMCH-PG Diploma in Maternal and Child Health, BPMT, and PGDGM-PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine are other courses conducted by BJMC.


Departments

B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) contains the following departments, accompanied with state-of-the-art technologies:

    Pre-Clinical Departments

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry

    Para-Clinical Department

  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Medicine
  • Pathology

    Clinical Departments

    Medical Specialties

  • General Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
  • Skin and VD
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesiology

    Medical Super Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology

    Surgical Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Surgical Super Specialties

  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Neuro-Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urosurgery

    Allied Services

  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Blood Bank
  • Eye Bank
  • Biomedical Waste Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Nursing
  • Body/Kidney/Organ Donation
  • Institute of Nursing education

    HIV/AIDS

  • ICTC
  • ART

Facilities

B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC) offers the following facilities for its students to provide them with the best environment for quality education:

    Hostel Facilities

    The institute offers separate boys’ and girls’ hostels for UG students.

    Girls Hostel

  • Accommodation: 220 rooms
  • 1 senior UG and 2 junior UG per room
  • Student capacity: 302
  • Distance from hospital: 0.5 km
  • Mess: Co-op, 1 mess
  • Recreational facilities: TV cum table tennis hall, Reading room, Recreational Hall
  • Sports and others: Volleyball ground, basketball ground, cricket ground, football ground, badminton hall, gym hall, single and double bar exercise.
  • Wardens for supervision.

    Boys Hostel

  • Accommodation: 208 rooms
  • 2 senior UG and 3 junior UG per room
  • Student capacity: 524
  • Distance from hospital: 0.5 km
  • Mess: Co-op, 1 mess
  • Recreational facilities: TV cum table tennis hall, Reading room, Recreational Hall
  • Sports and others: Volleyball ground, basketball ground, cricket ground, football ground, badminton hall, gym hall, single and double bar exercise.
  • Wardens for supervision.

Fee Structure

 

MBBS and MD/MS (INR)

BPMT/DMLT (INR)

Tuition Fee

64400

29000

Development Fee

5000

Admission Fee

1500

1500

Gym Fee (annual)

500

500

Hostel Fee

4000

Library deposit (first year, refundable)

2000

2000

Library Fee (annual)

1000

 


After Getting Admitted to B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC)

Making it into a medical college is known as one of the toughest things to do, let alone getting admitted into a meritorious institute like B.J Medical College and Sassoon Hospital (BJMC). Being one of the top institutes at Puna, BJ Medical College offers the best education and practice to its students. If you get admitted there then you are definitely one of those intelligent and hardworking people who deserve their talents to be groomed by their great faculty members. So, congratulations on making it this far! But the hard work is not over yet. Life at a Medical College comes with many challenges, and to face these challenges a few tips have been given below:

    Managing Time

    The hardest thing to do at not just a medical college but at any university is managing time. If you don’t get to it in your first few days, you will have to face a lot of extra hardship later on. To avoid that, in the first few days at your college, take a note of how things work, what processes are followed and what goes where etc. Once you get the gist of it all, make a rough schedule. Compartmentalize your work. Assign time to each task and try to complete it in the assigned time. The more you keep on your schedule the easier things will get.

    Next, you should get used to making a daily to-do list. All the homework, assignment, or any other task that you get, should go into that to-do list with a due date. Use applications to set reminders to help you complete your work before the due date. What is even better is that you don’t leave the tasks to the last minute. Procrastination will have to wait. Getting to your tasks as soon as possible will help save you from a lot of future trouble. Keeping a list of all the tasks with their due dates and following a schedule regularly will make sure that you never miss a deadline.

    Self-Study

    Conditions will not always be favorable in life and hence not always at your college too. College life sometimes even gets to the best of students, who then find themselves frustrated and unable to continue. Some things are not under a person’s control so make sure that you give your all to the things that you can control. A lot of times, only attending lectures is not enough. Suppose, for one course, you end up with a lecturer whose methods of teaching do not resonate with your methods of learning. Even though you attend each and every class, you still have trouble understanding the lectures. In that case what you have to do is ask around for help while that knowledge is still fresh in your mind. Ask a fellow classmate or a friend to explain it to you. If not ask the CR or the TA to help but do not leave things on the last minute.

    What has been proven to help students the most is group studying. With your group of friends, set aside time for group study sessions at least once a week if not every other day. Don’t hesitate from asking for help and don’t hesitate from helping someone else out either. Teaching others can actually help you too in memorizing things. So instead of skipping over a topic because the lecture was hard to understand shouldn’t stop you from understanding it. If one desires, he can find out several ways to help himself.

    Dr. Najeeb Lectures

    In the off-chance that you find in a situation described above, and none of the above mentioned methods work, or even if you don’t feel like trying out all of them just yet, you can always go to Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures for help. These are video lectures which are a great source for self-studying. Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. These lectures cover almost all the topics in the current medical curriculum of most medical colleges. They contain visualization of what you study in your books. The hand-drawn illustrations in these lectures make it very easy to grasp the concepts. Furthermore, one can get a lifetime access to these lectures and even download the app to avail them anytime, anywhere.

    Reward Yourself

    From the tough competition, rigorous studying, constant exams, and all that hard work, it is necessary for you to take some time out for yourself. Self-care is very important if you wish to succeed at anything in life. So to relax and take some time off from all the hard work, it is required that you ease your mind. Find a hobby or anything that would qualify as extracurricular and take out some time from your busy schedule for this. You need to reward yourself for your continuous hardship. Apart from that it will help you have a fresh mind when you go back to your work so maybe you could learn better or come up with more creative things (whatever is required).

    Managing People

    When it comes to people management, it is required that you stay attentive from day one. Notice the people around you and pick your friends carefully. Avoid conflicts; if you do end up in one try resolving it as soon as possible because it would be advantageous in the long run. Try to be a little sharp minded and keep yourself from getting exploited. Help out others, this way you can make more allies than enemies and they could end up helping you in your time of need.

    Clinical Learning

    Just as no two human beings can ever be the same in their life experiences, no two students can have the same clinical experience. Your experience will be what you make of it. Keep in mind that whatever you learn is not to be forgotten. You are opting for a career that requires retention of this knowledge for a lifetime. To look at the short-term aspects, what you learn will be there again in your finals, and again during residency when you start treating actual patients. So, whatever you learn, make sure you understand it completely now, casual look-ups are fine to jock up your memory when required but if you don’t understand the concept you will have to do it later on.

    At the end we would like to assure you that there are always ups and downs in life. Don’t lose hope, keep our tips in mind and Good luck!

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