B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune
Year Founded: 1946
Affiliation: University of Pune
Contact No: 020 - 26128000
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Location: Near Pune Railway Station , Pune, Maharashtra, India - 411001
B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune was established in 1946 with Shri B. G. Kher the head of the Bombay Government, laying the foundation stone, the school churning out licentiates, made way for the college training and training out fully fledged medical graduate doctors. This was the fulfilment of the visioll of a far sighted Parsi philarthropist Byramjee Jeejeebhoy, to have an institution in Poona for training of doctors & providing medical facilities on par with those in Bombay.
His generosity and munificence made it possible for the B.J. Medical School to start functioning from 1871 on land donated by him, and when the school was upgraded to the college in 1946, quite filtergly, the name was retained. The first batch gave the IMBBS examination in Bombay, the medical course was affiliated to the University of Poona in 1949.
Poona had already been blessed by the generous contribution of the Sasoons a Jewish merchant family in the form of the David Sassoon Hospital (Old Sassoon Building) built at a c~st of Rs 2 lakhs 13,000 serving the poor and needy from 1867, and the Jacob Sassoon Hospital constructed by his nephew in 1905-06 to relieve the congestion on the David Sassoon Hospital.
Courses offered by B.J. Medical College and Sassoon Hospital, Pune