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Prospectus for Admission to MBBS / BDS in Government Medical & Dental Institutions of Punjab Session 2011-12 - University of Health Sciences UHS Lahore Pakistan

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Prospectus for Admission to MBBS / BDS in Government Medical & Dental Institutions of Punjab Session 2011-12 - University of Health Sciences UHS Lahore Pakistan

Part 08 of 53 (Prospectus 2011-12): King Edward Medical University KEMU Lahore (formerly King Edward Medical College KEMC Lahore)

This institution had its inception in 1860 as Lahore Medical School. In August,
1860, Dr.J.B. Scriven was invited to become the first principal of this school. The institution is the second oldest seat of medical learning in the sub-continent, the first being in Calcutta.

The school started functioning in Artillery Barracks with a dispensary attached which was located almost a mile away from the school. The first academic building of the school was completed in 1883 and it was upgraded as Lahore Medical College in 1886. The Licentiate Diploma initially offered by the school was re-designated as Bachelor degree programme and first MBBS degree was awarded in 1891. In 1870 the college was attached to the newly constructed Mayo Hospital. It was officially affiliated with the Punjab University in 1906. In December 1911, Lahore Medical College was rechristened as King Edward Medical College. It has several blocks named after various former princely states of the Punjab including Patiala Block, Bahawalpur Block, Farid Kot Block and Kapurthala Block.

After independence in 1947, Lt. Col. Ilahi Bukhsh became the first Pakistani principal of the college. In January 2006, the college was upgraded to a degree-awarding medical university. Prof. Asad Aslam Khan, the Pro- Vice Chancellor, is currently looking after the duties of Vice Chancellor, King Edward Medical University.

Mayo Hospital with a capacity of 2399 beds is the major teaching hospital affiliated with this institute. Other affiliated hospitals are Lady Willingdon and Lady Aitcheson hospitals. Besides MBBS, the University is offering BSc (Hons.) courses in 15 disciplines of Allied Health Sciences. Besides the training of FCPS students the University is also running PhD, MPhil, MD, MS and MDS courses.
There are many societies for the students to take part in extracurricular activities such as Literary Society, Debating Society, Sports Club, Kemcolians Arts and Photography Society, Students’ Patient Welfare Society, and Kemcolians Dramatic Society.
The previous and current students of the institution are referred to as KEMCOLIANS. The University has its own magazine, KEMCOL, maintained by the students. “Annals of KEMU” is a scientific journal officially published on quarterly basis by the University.

Address: Nila Gumgbad, Anarkali, Lahore-54000

Tel: (92)-042 99211145-54

Fax: (92)-042-37233796




University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore is an innovative, vibrant, internationally recognized student centered research university with 80 colleges and institutes affiliated and about 35,000 undergraduate and 4000 postgraduate students registered.

UHS is focused on delivering high-quality instruction in basic medical sciences, revitalizing the neglected fields of nursing and other allied health sciences, pioneering courses in biomedical engineering, genetics and behavioural sciences, and fostering significant on-campus and off-campus research activities.

The core values of UHS include: Quality Assurance; Justice, Fair play, Merit and Transparency; adherence to Standard Operating Procedures with zero tolerance to deviation; Resistance to all Pressures; building innovative culture; and, commitment to implementation, output and devotion to public service.

The mission of the university is "Qualitative and Quantitative Revolution in Medical Education and Research through Evolution".


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