If we pass through the golden achievements made in last
few decades by this institute and think of its
past, One can not forget the contribution of Honorable
Sh. Mohanlal Sukhadia, the past Chief Minister of Rajasthan
, Sh. Barkat Ullaha Khan, the Health Minister
of that time and the Finance Minister Sh. B. K. Kaul
along with Dr. S.P. Wanchoo, whose combined efforts made
it possible and another (or 4 th) medical college of
Rajasthan was founded in Ajmer in the year 1965.
At that time , the college was started in the old
building of T.B. & Chest diseases hospital with an
admission facility of 50 students per year (which
has now been increased to one hundred per year). Dr. S.P.
Wanchoo, Superintendent Victoria Hospital , an eminent
surgeon was appointed as first Principal & Controller of
this institute , named after the first Prime Minister
of our country , Pandit JawaherLal Nehru .
Dr. B. B. Maitraiye and Dr. M.K. Patni were appointed as
first head of the department of Physiology & Anatomy
respectively. Basic facilities for teaching research
were made available and simultaneously , the other
department , viz. Pharmalogy Pathology , Forensic
Medicine and P & S.M. were developed.
, the construction of a new building for this medical
college was going on in the vicinity of Victoria
Hospital now Jawaher Lal Nehru Hospital of that time and all the
departments were shifted in the year 1967-68 to the
After retirement of Dr. S.P. Wanchoo from the
Govt. services , Dr. M.N. Katzoo , Professor & Head General Surgery ,Dr.
Professor & Head Anatomy deptt. ; Dr. S. N. Misra ,Professor & Head deptt. of medicine ; & Dr. V.B. Maitraiye , Professor & Head deptt of Physiolosy respectively
remained as principals ot this college . Meanwhile
in the year 1973 , this college was recognized by the
Medical Council of India , for medical graduation course.
the year 1982 , Dr. J.P.
Sethi Professor & Head deptt of General Medicine was
appointed as Principal and Controller of this institute
and in his duration commencement of a golden aera of
development of this college and hospital began. Various imported and automatic medical
instruments were made available to improve the
diagnostic and treatment facilities in the
hospital, recent medical text books & reference
books were purchased and many national and international
journals were subscribed for the central library
which added a lot to teaching and research works. His
motivation for public contribution in the development of
hospital services will always be remembered as Mr. Ramrichpal Shriya of
Ajmer provided a handsome financial
support to establish an I.C.U.(Intensive Care Unit) . Thereafter
, a separate deptt. of Ophthalmology was also
constructed and named after Late Prime minister , Smt. Indira Gandhi, with the passage of time, the
process of improvement in diagnostic & treatment facilities
as well as in teaching and research , occurred
continuously and the institute attained its present shape. Thereafter , Dr. S. K. Sharma Professor & Head deptt of Pharmacology and Dr. G. R. Agarwal
Professor & Head deptt of Radiodiology dept remained as
On Feb , 3rd 1993, Dr. S.D. Purhoit Professor& Head T.B. &
Chest medicine took the rains in his hand after appointment as
Principal and Controller. It was in his time that the
Gen Surgery ,
Pathology, Paediatrics & Radiology departments were
recognized by M.C.I for post graduation (M.S./M.D
degree) courses. With his efforts, an increase in the
financial sanction for the Cobolt Therapy Unit was made
possible . Besides this, to establish this unit , a
committee was made under the chairmanship of Smt.
Aditi Mehta , Additional District Collector of Ajmer,
who motivated Sh. Shivshankar Cheritable Trust to
construct a building by spending Rs. Sixteen lacs &
twenty two thousand for the aforesaid unit. Similarly ,
a contribution of Rs. Ten lacs by the Sobhag
Cheritable Trust for procurement of equipments in the I.C.U., and the construction of a Ran. Basera in the
hospital compus for poor attendants of the patients with
public contribution motivated by Sh. Rasa Singh Raswat ,
member of Parliament from Ajmer , were other important
events of that time.
RAN-BASERA IN THE HOSPITAL CAMPUS
A great achievement was made when, on March 9th
1995, Sh. Bhairon Singh Shekawat the hon’ble Chief
Minister of Rajasthan put the foundation stone of
a three hundred bedded Mother & Child Healthcare
Hospital (now Rajkiya Mahila Chikitsalaya ). For this, a
140 bigaha land had already been allotted and a budget of Rs.
Five hundred & fourty lacs was sanctioned by the Govt.
of Rajasthan. Along with this a twenty bedded
Deaddiction Centre was also built for which a financial
support of Rs. Eight lacs was provided by the Ministry
of Health & Family Welfare , Govt. of India ,New Dehli.An Orthopaedics O.P.D. was built
with the public contribution and financial support by
the Rajasthan Orthopaedic Association , motivated by Dr.
Mahesh Udawat , Professor & Head deptt of Orthopaedics
at that time.
Bharion Singh Shekawat during foundation stone ceremony
of Mother & Childcare Hospital building.
Another feather in the cap was added on Sept. 12th
,1995 when the Health Minister , Sh. Rajendra Singh
Rathod , did the formal inauguration of the Deptt. Of
Cardiology , newly constructed Blood Bank Unit , Mammography Unit and Cobalt
Therapy Unit and handed over
these services for the general public of Ajmer. Medical
graduates of year 1966 batch donated a medelor
instrument costing Rs. Two lacs and it contributed a lot
to faculty members and resident doctors in pursuing their research works. With the continuous efforts of
Dr. Purohit , an ‘Eye Bank’ was established and Lions
club Ajmer made its contribution in procuring the
equipments for eye bank.