University: The West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Address: DD-36, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Phone: 033 2321 3461
Chancellor: Keshari Nath Tripathi
Courses: (MBBS), (BDS), (BAMS), (BPT), (B.Sc. (Hons.) in Nursing,( M.Sc. (Nursing) and (B. Pharm)
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 1 January 2003
Vice-chancellor: Dr Amit Banerjee
- Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta
- R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta
- Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta
- Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta
- Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura
- IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Calcutta
- North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri
- Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) has been set up by an Act of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in the year 2003 for better management of the health and medical education related courses which were so far taught separately by the University of Calcutta, and the Universities of Burdwan and North Bengal. All the courses have been brought under one umbrella for helping in upgrading the level of teaching in the state.
West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) set up by an act of the state government is a university dedicated for better management of health and medical education. Prior to the establishment of this university health and medical education related courses were taught by the University of Calcutta and Universities of Burdwan and North Bengal. All the courses have been brought under one umbrella for helping in upgrading the level of teaching in the state.At present this university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral courses including the Ph. D. programme in Modern System of Medicine, Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Ayurvedic System of Medicine, System of Medicine, Nursing Education, Pharmacy Education, Dental Education, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Education on other paramedical courses like Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics-Orthotics in the state of West Bengal.
The university affiliates a number of new colleges throughout the state and as a result, the number of seats in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BPT, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Nursing, M.Sc. (Nursing) and B. Pharm courses have increased considerably. Some MD/ MS seats in different subjects of Modern Medicine and Homoeopathy have also been added. This university through its efforts has emerged as an center of excellence.
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