Welcome to Assam Medical College
Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh is one of the premier and oldest medical institutes of the NE region of India. British Philanthropist Sir John Berry White, a retired brigadier of British army and later the civil surgeon of the erstwhile Lakhimpur district in 1870, contributed his lifetime earning of Rupees Fifty Thousand (present day valuation is more than 50 million of rupees) to establish his brain child “Berry White Medical School” in 1900 AD. This school heralded the beginning of Allopathic Medical Education by conferring LMP Diploma in old undivided Assam. In 1938, the Assam Branch of Licentiate Medical Practitioner in its annual meeting under the chairmanship of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi, the then premier of the Congress Govt. of Assam decided to upgrade the Berry White Medical School to a full fledged Medical College, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was established in 3rd November 1947, in the erstwhile US Military hospital of the second world war at Borbari, Dibrugarh through a process of up-gradation of Berry White Medical School immediately after independence, inaugurated formally by First chief Minister of Assam, Late Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi. The admission of the first batch of students was completed in September 1947 with 6 seats.
It has been my privilege to be associated with the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh in various capacities since long and presently I am honoured to take over as the Principal-cum-Chief Superintendent of this premier and prestigious centre of Medical Education, learning and healing of North East India
The AMC was established on 3rd November 1947 in the erstwhile military hospital of the 2nd World War. It is one of the very few medical colleges in the country which is residential in character accommodating almost entire faculty, students, employees and nurses in an unitary campus in a picturesque locality surrounded by lash green tea gardens all round.
Here at AMC, we have the most experienced, most competent, most student friendly and one of the best faculty that any medical college can boost for.
As a tree is judged by its fruits, similarly an institution is judged by its products i.e. by the students. The students of the AMC are its pride and its strength, they are carrier of glory of AMC to different corners of the world.
Let us hope that with greater dedication and commitment of all the faculty, staff and students will not only be able to bring back the past glory of AMC but will take AMC to newer heights in the field of medical education, research and patient care.
Towards this goal, I seek co-operation and support from all quarters.
Long live Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
Dr. Atindra Kumar Adhikari