Our undergraduate school leaves an indelible impact on values we inculcate as citizens of our society. We owe our achievements to our alma mater, Baroda Medical College.
"A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep." W.H.Auden (1907 - 1973)
Envisaged by the late His Highness Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III as a seat of learning, Medical College Baroda and Shri Sayajirao General (SSG) Hospital was founded in the city of Baroda by the late Maharaja of Baroda, Major General Sir Pratapsingh Gaekwad January 1946. Its illustrious history reflects the continued quest for education and learning reflected in the state of Gujarat.
Due to the efforts of Dr. Jivraj Mehta, the then Advisor to Government of India and Bombay State on Baroda matters, the ground floor was completed in the year 1949. Baroda Medical College completed its sixty glorious years of learning in 2009.
The college was inaugurated on 16 June 1949. The first class was 40 students. For initial development, the institute was entrusted to late Dr. A. N. Deodars – the first Dean and Medical Superintendent of S. S. G. Hospital. The first final MBBS examination was held in April 1954. The Medical Council of India and General Medical Council of Britain recognized the degree awarded.
As Baroda changed its status from beautiful “Pensioners Paradise” to “Industrial City” with Gujarat Refinery and Gujarat State Fertilizer Company coming up, the Medical College and S. S. G. Hospital, also changed in terms of student intake, departments addition, increased facilities and the number of beds.
Now the medical college houses the Departments of Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensic medicine, Blood bank, Cytogenetic Laboratory and Ayurvedic Research Unit.
Encircling the main college buildings there are separate buildings which house postmortem room, the physiotherapy college, Departments of Surgery, Pediatrics, Orthopedic, Skin & V. D., Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Radiotherapy and Urology.