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 the Principal-cum-Chief Superintendent of Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh the premier and prestigious centre of Medical Education, learning and healing of North East India.
Dr. John Berry White Medical School, the only Medical School established in Dibrugarh 1901 which enlightened this North East region and rendering services to this population. As per will of Dr. John Berry White which he initiated with his own money of Rs. 50,000/- (At present value is more than 300.00 Billion rupees) and started in the later part of 19th century. He mentioned Dr. John Berry White Medical School can be uplifted but cannot be shifted.
As a result the Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh establish in 3rd November, 1947, in a Military Hospital established in the 2nd World war.
It is one of the very few medical colleges in the country which is residential in character accommodating almost entire faculties, students, employees and nurses in an unitary campus in a picturesque locality surrounded by lash green tea gardens all round.
We have the most experienced, most competent, most student friendly teachers and best faculties that any medical college can boost for.
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.
We should involve in this Institution with greater dedication and commitment from the faculties, staff, students and Nurses which can only be able to bring back the past glory of AMC and also will take AMC to newer heights in the field of medical education, research and patient care.
I want a whole hearted co-operation and support from all quarters.
Long live Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
Dr. Ratan Kumar Kotokey