Study MBBS in Bangladesh

Dhaka Medical College aspires to produce elite citizens with a high standard of professionalism and profound commitment in an enabling environment to be able to give commendable leadership desired by all.

Introduction: Dhaka Medical College stands as an icon of our country. It started its journey in 1946 in a building, built in the light of colonial architecture in 1902m in the centre of the city between Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in the Ramna area. The majestic building now accommodates the famous Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Dhaka Medical College has played a pioneering role in the development of medical science, health care delivery and in nation building activities of the country. The college boasts of a highly reputed array of intellectuals and academics. Its students are extremely talented with an intense affinity for gathering knowledge to attain excellence and deep sense of commitment to serve the nation.

The college began with an MBBS course admitted around 100 students each year. In 1982 post graduate courses were started with Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Later other post graduate diplomas in various disciplines were added. Masters degree courses in many disciplines were introduced from 2002. Presently 34 post-graduate courses are run by the college.

Sir Salimullah Medical College & Midford Hospital

Sir Salimullah Medical College was established in 1875 as Dhaka Medical School in the old part of Dhaka city. Mitford hospital was a part of the school. Sixteen local kings and philanthropists helped in erecting the medical school building in 1889.

The school was made a medical college in 1962. To acknowledge the contributions of the Nawabs, the college was named after Nawab Sir Salimullah (1871-1915). Until 1957 the License of Medical Faculty (LMF) degree was offered from this college. During 1963-1972 condensed courses for MBBS degree was offered. In 1972 it was upgraded as a full fledged medical college and the first batch students for MBBS degree enrolled in 1973. The civil surgeon of Dhaka was in charge of both the college and the hospital until 1974, when a principal and a superintendent were appointed for the institutions. The superintendent was made the director of the hospital in 1984.

The college offers about 25 courses at the postgraduate level. It is located at Mitford Road, Babubazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The medical college consists of following departments: preclinical (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology), paraclinical (pathology, microbiology, forensic medicine, community medicine, pharmacology), clinical medicine (general medicine, psychiatry, neuromedicine, nephrology, cadiology, sexual-skin-and-venereal diseases), pediatrics, surgery (general surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery), gynaecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngorhinology, anesthesiology and diagnostic (clinical laboratory, radiology and imaging).

The medical college possesses a 600-bed general hospital including OPD and IPD services in the above disciplines and an integrated emergency deptt. 175 students with pre-medical A-level education are admitted each year through open competitive examination for undergraduates. Students are awarded undergraduate MBBS degree after five years’ study in college and hospital and three professional examinations (first after 1.5 years, second after 3.5 years and final after 5 years of admission) under the University of Dhaka.

Then, they do one year full residency training in the hospital to get registration for practicing medicine. It is one of the most prestigious medical college in South Asia. The undergraduate program of this college is recognized by General Medical Council of UK.

The medical college provides post graduate education in surgery, medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics. The degrees awarded are MD, MS and diplomas.

Mitford Hospital, established in 1820, named after Sir Robert Mitford, collector of Dhaka and a long-serving judge of the Provincial Court of Appeal. During his time, there was an alarming cholera epidemic; at the height of it 150 to 200 persons died daily in Dhaka. Medical facilities were inadequate. Mitford was distressed to see the suffering of the people. Before his death in England in 1836, he bequeathed the bulk of his property (about Rs 800,000) to the government of Bengal for benevolent works in Dhaka including building of a hospital.

The hospital, in addition to its wards, accommodated lecture halls, dissecting rooms, and an outpatient department. The hospital provides general as well as specialized services. It is a tertiary level hospital in the hierarchy of health in Bangladesh. It occupies an oblong area of about 12.8 acres (52,000 m2) of land on the river bank and the hospital complex comprises more than 14 blocks of no particular architectural significance but historically important and eventually of utilitarian character. Most of the blocks were originally single-storied and now have been raised four- to 10-stories. The hospital provides indoor and outdoor treatments as well as pathological and diagnostic services. It serves about 2,500 outdoor patients daily. Though as of 1999, the hospital had 600 beds (of which 240 are paying) but more than 1000 indoor patient remain in the hospital most of the time.

Mymen Singh Medical College & Hospital

During the later part of British India, it was felt that the people of the north eastern region needed the services of qualified medical personnel. The then Campbell Medical School of Calcutta and Mitford Medical School of Dhaka were unable to cater the needs of the growing population. With this background the third medical school for the region, was established in 1924 in Mymensingh, by the Earl of Lytton, the then governor of Bengal. The Lytton Medical School was to run a four-year course of Licentiate of Medical Faculty (LMF). This course of LMF continued till 1962, when it was upgraded to a five-year undergraduate medical course under Dhaka University and the school was renamed as Mymensingh Medical College.

Time line Milestones of Mymensingh Medical College Year Milestones 1924 Establishment of Lytton Medical School 1962 Upgrading of Lytton Medical School to Mymensingh Medical College1970Indoor service of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital started 1972 Shifting of college to the present campus 1979 Inception of department of Orthopaedics 1981 Inception of Family Planning Model Clinic in the hospital 1988 Inception of department of Cardiology1992Establishment of Centre for Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound. Microbiology and Biochemistry began their activities as separate departments In 2000 Diploma in Child Health (DCH) was started as the first postgraduate course. Inception of departments of Neuromedicine, Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Endocrine Medicine and Paediatric Surgery 200227 postgraduate courses (MD, MS, MPH, M Phil, Diploma) began to run under the auspices of the present government. Mymensingh Medical Journal was indexed in Index Medicus, MEDLINE and Pub Med and began to be available online throughout the world2003Internet was introduced and whole college came under a local computer network Admission.

Dhaka Dental College & Hospital

Dhaka Dental College (DDC) is the most prestigious dental college of Bangladesh. It has a 250 bed hospital named Dhaka Dental College & Hospital. It is the only one government dental college in Bangladesh.

Mission:- The Commitment and determination is to transform Dhaka to an international level as an educational hub and thereby to transform our country into an international level as comparable with the best.

Vision:- To provide the best education in each field to enable student to create a niche for themselves in their chosen profession. To ensure that students acquire adequate competence via self critical approach to integrated learned skills. To provide learned and competent Civil to the society to reform the society.

Location:- Dhaka Dental College and Hospital is located in the capital of People’s Republic of Bangladesh i.e Dhaka.

Hospital: – It has a 250 bed Hospital. The institute is proud to have a fully Operational Dental O.P.D equipped with latest and sophisticated Equipment of modern dentistry, which includes electronically operated Hi-tech dental chairs, R.V.G machine, O.P.G machine etc. Over the years, The number of patients visiting the institutes Dental O.P.D for various dental treatments has steadily grown, due to its location advantage and nominal rate of treatment, the institute has sufficient has sufficient number of clinical material, essential required for aspiring dentists.

Canteen and Hostel:- The institute boasts of separate buildings for Canteen which provides good quality, hygienic, well balanced and serving warm food four meals a day. The canteen has a clean and well lit dining hall with modern designer seats. The institute has two separate, spacious and well ventilated hostel buildings for girls and boys.

Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital

Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College was inaugurated on 6th May, 2006. It is the 14th Government Medical College in Bangladesh. This medical college is situated in the ‘Zone of Medical Institution’ at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka and is surrounded by NICVD, NIO, NIKDU, NITOR, NIMH and ICH.

The first batch of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College has been started on the session of 2005-2006 with 100 students who were migrated from different medical colleges. This institution is now one of the top medical college in Bangladesh in respect of the result of Professional Examination held under Dhaka University. A 375 bed Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital is attached with this medical college as teaching hospital which will be converted into 500 bed hospital very soon.

Two hostel buildings have been built behind the hospital building. A new eight storied medical college building is under construction for the increased demand of the lectures, tutorial and practical rooms as well as teachers’ accommodations. The decorated red colored building construction work will be finished very soon and the whole medical college campus will be shifted from the old building to new one.

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College & Hospital

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC), is one of the most reputed government medical college in Bangladesh. SBMC was established in 1969 and is run under the administration of the University of Dhaka. It was named after A. K. Fazlul Huq, known by his nickname of “Sher-e-Bangla” which means Tiger of Bengal”, a leading Bengali statesman and former prime minister of Pakistan in the first half of the 20th century, who’s endless efforts helped to establish this unique institution.

The college started functioning in 1968 as Barisal Medical College, though the foundation stone was laid in 1964. It was renamed as Sher-e-Bangla Medical College after the name of late Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq hailing from Barisal.

The college is governed by the medical deanery of the University of Dhaka; recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council. The General Medical Council (GMC) of UK recognises the MBBS degree obtained by the students of this college. About 180 students are admitted by a nation wide competitive entry exam every year. The admission examination is conducted by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Bangladesh. 38 foreign students from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan and Somalia are studying in the college under SAARC student exchange programme. Campus Sher-e-Bangla Medical College located in the south eastern part of Barisal town on the bank of river Kirton khola. The college has an area of about 33 ha. Student dormitories, nursing institute, nurses’ training institute, dormitory for staff nurses, and residences of teachers are situated on the campus.

There are three hostels for male students and two for the female students. Male and female intern doctors have one hostel each.

It has a Hospital with 500 beds having indoor and outdoor facilities. The head of the hospital is a director. The hospital entertains about 30,000 patients annually. There are 296 nurses, 25 medical technologists and 17 pharmacists in the hospital. One deputy director, one store officer, one administrative officer and 470 auxiliary staff assist the director in the management of the hospital.

Chittagong Medical College & Hospital

Chittagong Medical College is a government medical college in Bangladesh, established in 1957. The college was founded by the former Prime Minister Hossain Shahid Sohrawardy. Now CMC is a center of excellence for the medical studies in undergraduate and postgraduate level and also in rendering specialized hospital services to the common people.

Private Medical Colleges in Bangladesh

Medical College for Women and Hospital (MCW&H) is one of the top and first private medical college of Bangladesh exclusively for women. It has currently two academic campuses, one in Sector – 1, Uttara, Dhaka and another in Uttarkhan, Uttara, Dhaka. The College is affiliated with the Dhaka University as a constituent college. The concept of a Medical College exclusively for women is not a new one, particularly in our socio-cultural background. There are examples of such medical colleges in neighbouring countries.

The society for the enhancement of technical education in the female population the Bangladesh Government has already taken positive steps in the field of teachers training in education sector. At sen present the female quota of admission in medical colleges is far too low and as such many a talented girls could not be admitted in this noble profession.

Moreover there are conservative families who want to educate their children in an atmosphere like this.

Fee Structure: – (Foreign Students)
  • Admission fee and donation amount of US$ 15,500/- (Fifteen thousand Five Hundred US Dollar) at the time of admission.
  • Tuition fee for the 1st year and development fee amount of US$ 9,500/- (Nine Thousand Five hundred only) will have to pay with in 03 (three) months after admission by March.
  • Tuition fee for the subsequent years @US$ 5,500/- (Five thousand Five Hundred US $ only) per year.
  • Hostel accommodation fee approximately @ US$ 144/- (One hundred and forty four US$ only) per year. (Hostel Charges as per local students if other special facilities are not provided).
  • Admission processing and handling Charges @ US$ 100/- (Hundred US$ only), RFST (Residential field station training fees) US$ 250/- (Two hundred and fifty US $ only).
  • If she fails in the final MBBS exam. will have to pay US$ 800 (Eight hundred US$ only) for each attempt in all subject and US$ 267 (Two hundred and sixty seven US $ only) for each subject.
Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital

This is an A-Grade College, located in the prime location of Dhan Mondhi Dhaka, the center of city. The College is recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council since 1986. BMC has been enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools effective 1995 published by World Health Organization which entitles the graduates of BMC recognition all over the world. Graduates of BMC are eligible for limited registration with the General Medical Council of United Kingdom. They are also eligible to take the United States Medical License Examinations (USMLE).

Fee Structure
  • Total US1 40,000/- (Forty thousand US dollar only) for academic duration. Tuition fee is US1 1500/- (one thousand five hundred) only of six months schedule.
  • During Admission: a) College development fee
    b) Admission fee
    c) Revenue expenditure
    d) Session charge
    e) equipment maintenance fee
    f) Internship fee
    g) Miscellaneous
    h) Caution money (Tk.10,000/- (refundable)
    Total US1 20,000/- (Twenty thousand US dollar only).
  • Rest of US1 20,000/- (Twenty thousand US dollar) to be paid in four equal instalments at the end of each year.
  • Hostel fees: US1 150/-(One hundred fifty dollar only) per month.
Dhaka National Medical College & Hospital

The Dhaka National Medical College inherits her glorious predecessor the Dhaka National Medical Institute, which was established in 1925 as a part of Non-Cooperation Movement of the Indian Sub-continent against the British Colonial Rule organized jointly by the Indian National Congress and the Indian Muslim League under the Leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Mawlana Muhammad Ali and Mawlana Sawkat Ali.

Along with other programmes the Non-Cooperation Movement urged upon the People of the sub-continent to boycott educational institutions established and administered by British Govt. and to establish National Schools, Colleges and Institutes for modern scientific education by the local people themselves.

Accordingly two Medical Schools were established in the then Bengal Province for producing National Doctors of modern medicine. One such Medical School was at Calcutta, named Calcutta National Medical Institute and the other at Dhaka, named Dhaka National Medical Institute.

The Institute consisted of:
1. A four year medical course on modern scientific medicine (LMF) after Matriculation.
2. A general Hospital for medical services to the local people.

In 1958, the 4 years medical course (LMF) was closed by the then Provincial government of East Bengal to be replaced by 5 year medical degree course (MBBS) after I.Sc.

The Dhaka National Medical Institute could not open the 5 year medical degree course (MBBS) due to non-cooperation by the then Pakistan Govt. Body was formed for the Institute Hospital under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Sirajul Islam MPA for the smooth administration and development of the hospital. Mr. M. Sirajul Islam took active initiative to take the donation of twenty five lac takka from Bangladesh Assistance Society of India.

A rule was made by the Govt. of Bangladesh for the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital (DNMIH) that a Management Board will be formed henceforth for every four year of its proper administration and a yearly financial grant will be allotted for the hospital according to the need assess by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh.

From the very beginning the Governing Bodies and the Management Boards of the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital proposed and moved for re-establishing one Medical College with the DNMIH. At last in 1994 under dynamic leadership of the then chairman of the Management Board of the DNMIH Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka MP, the long expected Dhaka National Medical College came into existence.

Fee Structure
  • Admission fees (one time) US1 27,170/- (Twenty seven thousand one hundred seventy only.)
  • Monthly tuition fees for 18th months – US1 200 (Two hundred only).
  • From 19th month on wards US1 250 (per month)
Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College

The Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College (HFRCMC) is established in the year 2000 with an objective to meet up the lack of medical graduates in the field of medical science. This medical college is a project of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and run under its authority and control. It starts its journey with 50 students during the school year 1999-2000. Presently this medical College has 528 students and 3rd batch has already qualified as doctors and undergoing internship training at Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College.

The Holy Family Red Crescent Medical college (HFRCMC) performed excellent result in the 3rd professional MBBS examination in the year 2002 and also on the subsequent years among all the Medical Colleges under Dhaka University due to its skilled management system, latest educational instruments, and well trained teaching staff. The Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College has a separate Governing Board and a College Academic Council with respective powers and functions as enumerated in the constitution of the college. The said Governing Board and College Academic Council however function within the limits of their powers and administrative, financial and other jurisdiction set by the managing Board of the BDRCS. It follows the courses and curriculum of MBBS course as lay down by Dhaka University and Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC). Government of Bangladesh regulates the rules regarding admission of students and criteria of qualifications. The professional examinations are conducted by Dhaka University and certificates of MBBS degree are awarded by Dhaka University.

Fee Structure
  • Admission Fee (at the time of admission): US1 25,000
  • Tuition Fee Per month (up to 1st Professional examination): US1 400
  • Tuition Fee monthly till passing the final Professional MBBS Exam: US1 500

You Have to pay at the time of admission US1 25,400 by TT/DD/ Pay order in the favour of Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, 1, Eskaton Garden Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tairunnesa Memorial Medical College

Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College is an institution of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre Limited. Since its inception, Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre has been playing an important role in developing human resources for health in Bangladesh. With the initiative of its Founder Chairman M. Shamsul Hoque, it started its journey with a small out patient department, at Konia, Gazipur which over the years has turned into an impressive prestigious hospital and research complex – TMMC Hospital, with 375 bedded multidisciplinary hospital complex – has been recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for heart diseases and research. To maintain the reputation of TMMC Medical Centre in the field of higher education and research and to remain in the forefront of health care services.

Fee Structure:

At the time of admission: US 1 14,000

2nd Instalment: US $ 5,000

3rd Instalment: US $ 3,000

4th Instalment: US $ 3,000

5th Instalment: US $ 3,000

6th Instalment: US $ 3,000

7th Instalment: US $ 3,000

8th Instalment: US $ 2,000

Total: US $ 36,000

Jahrul Islam Medical College & Hospital

Jahurul Islam Medical College, the Hospital and the Nurse Training Institute have been established under the Aftab–Rahima Welfare Trust as a conglomerate offering medical education & research, hospital care as well as training in nursing services. The complex is situated in Bhagalpur village of Bajitpur thana of Kishoregonj district. The great philanthropist of this area Late Mr. Jahurul Islam is the founder of these organizations in his native land.

Bhagalpur – Bajitpur is about 110 km north – east of Dhaka city. It is connected by Egaro Shindur Express train and has excellent road connection with the Capital. In either way, Bhagalpur can be reached within three hours only. In the first phase in 1989, a 250 bed hospital was put into service. It is equipped with most modern instruments and facilities, offering round the clock services including emergencies, for indoor as well as outdoor patients.

At present there are 390 beds covering all the departments of a general tertiary level teaching hospital. In its final and ultimate phase of completion, the Hospital will have 500 beds to provide management and services of all aspects of medical, surgical or emergency requirements.

Ibnesina College and Hospital

Established in 2005 and accredited by regulatory authorities and affiliated to University to Dhaka.

  • Total number of students is 450.
  • It has 104 faculty members in 13 departments.
  • Upto 2012 about 100 students complete M.B.B.S degree from this college.

Fees Structure for Bangladesh Session 2016-2017(English Medium)

Prime Medical College-Rajshahi University
Particulars 1st Year IInd Year IIIrd Year IVth Year Vth Year Total Course REMARKS
15 US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ FromDhaka 300Kms
Tuition Fee in USD 6400 6400 6400 6400 6400 32000 Status URBAN
Tuition Fee in Rs 384000 384000 384000 384000 384000 1920000 establishment 7Year
Approx Hostel in Rs included Included Included Included Included Included Available in Campus
Approx Food in Rs 40000 40000 40000 40000 40000 200000
Total in Rs 424000 424000 424000 424000 424000 2120000 1000
Ibnesena Medical College-Dhaka University
Particulars 1st Year IInd Year IIIrd Year IVth Year Vth Year Total Course REMARKS
15 US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ From Dhaka

Steps for Admission

  • Invitation /admission letter from the university.
  • Confirmation of admission in the university.
  • Translation of all certificates and documents (whenever applicable)
  • Attestation of documents and certificates from H.R.D ministry, Govt. of India.
  • Attestation of documents & certificates from ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
  • Medical certificate confirming absence of HIV after the proper test.
  • Apply in M.C.I to seek the eligibility certificate (for medical students).
  • General medical health certificate after proper test.
  • Arranging foreign exchange at lowest possible rates.
  • Arranging air ticket at lowest rates.
  • Visa formalities.
  • Arrange for your arrival & all processing in the destination country and the institute.
  • Arrange for your admission in the hostel as well as the institution
  • Try to keep a watch and ward of your child in the destination country
  • Application form of the institution duly filled.
  • 15 passport photographs (4.5 X4cms- white back ground 75% face with out cap or specs)
  • Valid passport.
  • Board certificate of 10th class. (D.O.B certificate).
  • Marks certificate of 10th class
  • Marks certificate 11th class
  • Marks certificate 12th class.
  • PCC incase of admission to Philippines.
  • Date of Birth certificate issued by the government authorities.
  • Bank statement for last 6 months showing a balance of Rs 250000/= or above

Frequently Asked Questions( FAQ'S )

Are these universities ABROAD recognized by India?

Yes, however the best method is to get things verified before you proceed. Verify things like status of the recognition of degree & institution awarding the degree for safety of your future from concerned Govt. Offices, Embassy of the concerned Country / the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India & other Govt. sources (like for medical related courses from Medical Council of India (MCI) & for non medical courses status of the recognition of degree & institution from AICET, DGCA etc.)

Will it be necessary to learn local language, even if the student has joined the English medium course?

For the medical studies, the first three years consist of pre-clinical training and is more lectures oriented. The preclinical subjects are taught completely in the English language. However, there are language classes as a part of the curriculum from the first year itself. This is necessary since from the fourth year, the student would start his / her clinical subjects, which would require him / her to attend the clinics and hospital as part of training and would have to interact with the local patients and hence would require knowing the local language. Also the knowledge of the local language in an added asset for the student to interact with local population.

What is the title of the degree?

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) Different countries have different names for the same degree. Like Russia & all CIS countries call it M.D (Doctor of Medicine), China calls it MB (Bachelor of Medicine). But all these degrees are equivalent to MBBS in India.

What is screening test?

National Board of Examinations conducts "Screening test" that MCI has introduced has three papers 1. Non-clinical 2. Clinical 3. Para-clinical and is Multiple-Choice type questions. You will have to obtain 50% to pass. Once you pass this examination, you will be awarded a registration with the MCI. With this registration you will undergo one year Internship / practice at a Hospital in India. After this internship is completed, you will be get permanent registration by MCI or the State Medical Boards. Screening test is being conducted by National Board of Examination, Govt. of India twice every year.

What time will it take for admission?

Varies from country to country AND SEATS ARE ALLOTED ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

What are the chances of securing scholarship?

In the case of scholarship, the chances depend on merit as well as timing of the application. Certain countries/universities do NOT award scholarship in advance but may consider awarding scholarship, depending on the performance of the student.