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Dinajpur Medical College

About Dinajpur Medical College

M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) is a government medical college in Bangladesh, established in 1992 as Dinajpur Medical College. It is located in the Dinajpur district of the Rangpur division and associated with Rajshahi University.

It offers a five year medical education course leading to MBBS. One-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council. Graduates of this medical college are eligible for USMLE, PLAB examination and the degree is recognized by WHO. M Abdur Rahim Medical College is listed in IMED.

M Abdur Rahim medical college Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the Northern part of Bangladesh. It is a 500-bed teaching hospital. There are 17 operation theatres in the hospital, of which, 12 are general, two emergency, one labour and two daily. The hospital has introduced some new departments, including cancer, urology and radiotherapy.The hospital building has an underground car parking facility. It has the ability to accommodate above 1000 patients. The present government has decided to open 20 bed burn unit in this medical college hospital. PGT trainings are also given in the hospital. This Medical college is affiliated by Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeon for undertaking any post graduate training and Postgraduate courses. Many facilities like academics, research and residency are available here.

M Abdur Rahim Medical College admits 142 students into the MBBS degree programme yearly under the government medical admission test. M Abdur Rahim Medical College is under DGHS and curriculum by BMDC (Bangladesh medical and dental council).

In the year 1978-79 Bangladesh government planned to establish medical colleges at Bogra, Comilla, Dinajpur, Faridpur, Kushtia, Khulna, Noakhali and Pabna with a view to improve the healthcare services in the country. Keeping this view in mind in the year 1980-81 medical colleges were started functioning at Comilla, Khulna, Pabna and IPGMR (Dhaka). Subsequently the programme was abandoned and the students were shifted to the established existing eight medical colleges.

In the year 1991-92 the government felt the need of establishment more medical colleges for medical education facilities in the country and thereby release the burden imposed on the existing medical colleges. Accordingly the government made commitment to establish 5 new medical colleges at Dinajpur, Bogra, Khulna, Faridpur and Comilla. Thus 5 medical colleges had been established in 1990-91 year with annual intake of 50 students each medical college.

On 16 August 1992 Dinajpur Medical Colleges started functioning at Dinajpur main town occupying a hostel of general government college and a rented private building named ‘Hamana Bhaban’. It was shifted to new building proper at Ananda Sagor area near Dinajpur main town on 1 July 2000. Dinajpur Sadar hospital was used as temporary medical college hospital. Medical college was started functioning in building proper in college campus on 7 March 2010. In 2017 Bangladesh government changed the name this medical college to M Abdur Rahim Medical College.

Foreign (India) Student Admission

Provision for admission of foreign students is available in this medical college. M Abdur Rahim Medical College has an attractive setting to offer MBBS degree for students from abroad. This institute is situated in a naturally blessed area at the north region of Bangladesh. Dinajpur town and this medical college campus are reciprocally harmonized to create an atmosphere for blend of multicultural, multilingual existences. Interested foreign candidates are suggested to contact Bangladesh embassy/High commission located in their country for relevant information and instructions.

Like some other government medical colleges in Bangladesh this medical college is run under certain government rules and regulation. So the students who meet the required criterion are advised not to send application directly to the college. They should apply through proper channel mentioning their choice about this medical college. Few seats are reserved for the candidates from the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) countries. At present a good number of students from India, Nepal , Bhuatan , Malayasia and Palestine are studying in the college.