History of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) or King Edward Medical College KEMC, Lahore (Page 18)

Published on September 1, 2009 at 10:40 pm

History of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) or King Edward Medical College KEMC, Lahore (Page 18)

Overall atmosphere in the College Campus has been very cordial and all academic as well as extra curricular activities have been encouraged & taking place in a very peaceful atmosphere.
He has devoted a lot of importance to the Research & has activated the Postgraduate & Research Centre of the College after many years of dormancy & a number of Research Projects are going on in the Centre.

For the first time a Directory of all the research work done & being conducted has been prepared. The other most important document i.e., “Updated history of KEMC” is in your hands. Annals of King Edward Medical College- a quarterly Journal is regularly published and is recognized by PMDC.
All this was possible to achieve because he believes in involving his faculty members in decision making and has been enjoying their full support. In the pages that follow a brief account of the individual departments of King Edward Medical College is given outlining the progress and the present stage of development of each individual department

Dr. Mahmud Ali Malik took the charge as Principal of this college in December 1997 and he remained on this post for three month only, which was a very short time. As a doctor and administrator Dr. Mahmood Ali was dedicated personality. He had great enthusiasm for his job. He was retired March 1998.


Prof. Mehmood Ali Malik
Dec. 1997 – March 1998

Prof. Iftikhar Ali Raja was appointed as Principal King Edward Medical College on 12.5.1998. He was retired as Chief Executive of King Edward Medical College & Allied Hospitals, Lahore on 31.3.2000. Dr. Iftikhar Ali Raja previously work as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and than he joined Nishtar Medical College, Multan. He served their as a Professor and Head of the Neurosurgery department later he was appointed Principal, Nishtar Medical College, Multan. From Nishtar Medical College, Multan he joined King Edward Medical College as Professor of Neurosurgery and also hold the post of visiting Neurosurgeon of Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. Apart from his specified qualification in Neurosurgery he had a special diploma course in acupuncture from college of traditional Medicine Nankings People’s Republic of China during his tenure they political and administrative scenario of the country was changing more and more institutions were getting autonomy and ultimately King Edward Medical College was declared as autonomous institutions. Dr. Iftikhar Ali Raja was the first Chief Executive of King Edward Medical College & Allied Hospitsls.


Prof. Iftikhar Ali Raja
(Principal – May 1998 –1999)
(Principal Executive Officer –
(1999- March 2000)

Professor Dr. Mumtaz Hasan was the last Principal and is the first Vice Chancellor of this prestigious institute which is now a Medical University from King Edward Medical College (KEMC) after its long journey of 146 years. This University came into being by the untiring and sustained efforts of Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) who took over the charge of this Institution as a Principal in 1999.

Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (S.I)
(Principal Executive Officer
(1999- May 2005
Vice Chancellor
(January 2006 -2008 )

Prof. M. Zafar Ullah Khan
Vice Chancellor, KEMU

The historic event took place on 12th May 2005 when the Act of the Establishment of King Edward Medical University was passed. The Notification was issued on 7th January 2006 by the orders of the Governor of Punjab. Through another Notification issued by the Governor of Punjab on 31st January 2006 Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) was appointed as acting Vice Chancellor of this second oldest institute of the subcontinent. This was a great event leading this institution to a new destination and proving itself to be the best in medical learning and research.

Establishment of such a University was a pressing need of the time by which the level of Medical Education will have a steep rise. Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) has keen interest in Medical Education and by his dynamic vision the standard of Medical Education improved and the developmental projects were also started and accomplished. In recognition of his services Sitara-i-Imtiaz has been conferred on him. Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) has an outstanding academic record in school, pre-medical and medical education. As a Principal King Edward Medical College & Allied Hospitals he has a long list of achievements and his enlighted vision will lead this new born University into an era of learning and motivation.

This period saw a good many development schemes moved ahead, there was up-gradation of emergency and outpatients block. Now the construction of surgical tower has been started, which is nine storey building and will be a kind of its own.

The construction of Nursing School has also started. It will be an outstanding Institute for the undergraduate and postgraduate students. Lecture theatres are being renovated and have been upgraded, fully air-conditioned. The construction of cold storage is in progress in the Department of Forensic Medicine, which will ease the preservation of dead bodies. New furniture and latest equipment is also provided to the basic departments.

academic side the curricula both for undergraduate and postgraduate have been revised. A Community Medical Education and problem based learning program was devised. Different postgraduate courses have also started. Foreign faculties were also hired under the auspicious of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The HEC has registered this institution for using the resources on PERI system. Our institution has access to Blackwell publishing journals through the INASP/PERI programs. With the collaboration of King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA) a Computer Lab has been established in Biochemistry Department which enables us to keep pace with the moving word.

Being the Head of King Edward Medical College and now King Edward Medical University, Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) is also the Head of the Faculty of Medicine. The East Medical Ward where he is a Consultant Physician of Medicine is a Model Medical Unit.

As a person Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) is a good human being and he feels the pain and agony of the patients. His dealing with the patients is full of sympathy and love. He has made it possible to provide food without any cost to the Indoor patients of Mayo Hospital, who has an average strength of 1800 beds.

In the pages that will follow the history of King Edward Medical University, Prof. Mumtaz Hasan (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) will be further recognized as dedicated teacher, a capable administrator, and wise counsel.

Note: Information provided here are for general knowledge purpose only. There is no guarantee of accuracy. For up-to-date and accurate information please visit relevant official web site.

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