01 December 2016
KGMC/CSMMU, Lucknow, Academic Centenary Year 23.12.2011
The Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (formerly King George’s Medical College), one among the premier institutions of medical education in the country, completes a century of academic activities in 2011.
n the early years of the 20th century, the gross inadequacy of medical and healthcare facilities available to the citizens of the United Provinces was strongly felt by the local community and its leaders.
The aspirations of the local people and their spirited pursuit of the same was finally fructified on 26th December 1905, when the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the proposed medical college during his visit to India. The medical college was named after King George V. The first batch of 31 students was admitted on 1stOctober 1911, even before the formal opening, which finally took place on 25th January, 1912.