Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital

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Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital (NRSMC&H)
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Former names
Sealdah Medical School, Campbell Medical School
Type Medical College and Hospital
Established 1 December 1873; 145 years ago (1873)
Principal Prof. (Dr.) Saibal Mukherjee
Address 138, AJC Bose Road, Sealdah, Raja Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700014, India
22.5652° N, 88.3691° E
Affiliations The West Bengal University of Health Sciences

The Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, popularly known as NRS Medical College, Kolkata or NRS Hospital, is a premier medical teaching institution and public hospital at Sealdah, in the heart of Kolkata, India. It was formerly known as the Campbell Medical School.


In 1864, the British government was compelled to open a hospital due to the social and political pressures that arose from epidemics, class struggle, and the Sepoy Mutiny. Considering this urgent need, the decision was made to convert the Sealdah Market Building at Central Hall into what was to be known as the Sealdah Municipal Hospital.

On December 1st of 1873, the Sealdah Medical School was established and underwent several name changes. In 1884, it was renamed the Campbell Medical School and in 1894 became the Campbell Medical College. After gaining independence from British rule in 1950, the college was renamed for the last time to Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College in honor of freedom fighter and one of the college's famous alumnus, physician Sir Nilratan Sircar.

The institution is recognized under the Medical Council of India, New Delhi and is run by the Government of West Bengal. It is affiliated with West Bengal University of Health Sciences and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various departments.

Central O.T Complex NRS Hospital


Throughout its history, many discoveries and treatments were fostered at Sealdah:

  1. In 1912, Dr. Kedarnath Das innovated the Bengal Forceps which maintains a similar size to the pelvic curve of Asian and Bengali women and the size of the head of a baby.
  2. In 1922, Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari discovered Urea Stibamine for the treatment of Kala-azar which was considered as a landmark in the field of antibiotics.
  3. Cholera Toxin was discovered by Dr. Sambhu Nath De in Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital which was a milestone in the application of science in medical treatment.
  4. Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay (physician) worked with the first "test-tube baby".
  5. Dr. Subir Chatterjee separated two sets of conjoined twins.
  6. The work on Natural Valve Replacement and Coronary Bypass by Dr. Saibal Gupta.[1]
  7. Elbow prosthesis by Dr. D.P. Bakshi.
Eagle View of Academic Building, NRS Medical College

Central Library

The N.R.S. Medical College Library is situated on the entire third floor of the Academic Building. It occupies almost a 4,000 square meter area. The reading rooms and the seating capacity of the library have been increased per the guideline of the MCI for 250 undergraduate admissions annually. The reading area for students is separated into indoor and outdoor reading rooms, each with a 250 seating capacity. The reading areas for the faculty, PG, and PDT students (each with a seating capacity of 50) have been shifted to the southern side of the library. The addition of the air conditioning unit in the library started, and almost 80% of work has been completed. The digital library has been revamped with the addition of new computers and other equipment. The N.R.S. Medical College Library is a part of the Institutional Member of British Council Library, Kolkata.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), of India, under its NMEICT mission, has entrusted IIT Kharagpur to host, coordinate, and set-up the National Digital Library (NDL) of India.

A workshop was organized on "Institutional Digital Repository and Medical Metadata Engineering" at AIIMS, New Delhi, on 20-21 October, 2016. Professor Prantar Chakraborty, HOD, Department of Hematology, Mr. Mani Mohan Ghosh, librarian, and Mr. Sayak Mukherjee, IT Support Personnel have attended the workshop and acquired the training to frame a repository to create the National Knowledge Asset – the key driving force for education, research, innovation, and knowledge in the medical field.

Front View NRS Hospital
Playground NRS Medical College
Boys Hostel NRS Medical College


A. Pre-clinical

1. Anatomy

2. Physiology

3. Biochemistry

Fraser Ward NRS Hospital

B. Para-clinical

1. Pathology

2. Pharmacology

3. Microbiology

4. Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

5. Community Medicine

6. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

C. Clinical

1. General Medicine

2. General Surgery

3. Obstetrics & Gynecology

4. Pediatric Medicine

5. Ophthalmology

6. E.N.T (Otorhinolaryngology)

7. Anesthesiology

8. Dermatology

9. Radiology

10. Psychiatry

11. Orthopedics & PMR

D. Subpecialty

1. Cardiology

2. Neurology

3. Nephrology

4. Endocrinology

5. Cardio Thorasic Vascular Surgery (CTVS)

6. Pediatric Surgery

7. Neurosurgery

8. Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank

9. Chest Medicine (Pulmonology)

10. Oncology and Radiotherapy

11. Plastic Surgery

12. Urology


  1. ^ "CAREER DATA OF DR. SAIBAL GUPTA". Research Gate.

External links

  • Official website
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