Study MBBS at Dhaka National Medical College

About Dhaka National Medical College

The Dhaka National Medical College inherits her glorious predecessor the Dhaka National Medical Institute, which was established in 1925 as a part of Non-cooperation movement of the Indian Sub-continent against the British colonial rule, organized jointly by the Indian National Congress and the Indian Muslim League under the Leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Mawlana Muhammad Ali and Mawlana Sawkat Ali.

Along with other programs the Non-cooperation movement urged upon the People of the sub-continent to boycott educational institutions established and administered by British Govt. and to establish National Schools, Colleges and Institutes for modern scientific education by the local people themselves. Accordingly two Medical Schools were established in the Bengal Province for producing National Doctors of modern medicine. One such Medical School was at Calcutta, named Calcutta National Medical Institute and the other at Dhaka, named Dhaka National Medical Institute.

The Dhaka National Medical Institute was established at Dhaka near Bahadur Shah Park on a land donated by Zamider Raghunath Das. Many Nationalist donated money for its construction & establishment. The First Governing Body of the Institute was formed under the chairmanship of a renowned scientist Sir Prafulla Chandra Roy KBE.  The governing body included Nationalist leaders like Sir Khwaza Nazim Uddin KBE, former Chief Minister of the Begnal, Dr. J.C. Ghosh founder of Ayuraveda Institute, Shadhana Ausadhalya, Roy Bahadur Kashab Chandra Banarjee, Zamider Jogesh Chandra Das and prominent persons.

The Institute started its journey of a four year medical course (LMF) on modern scientific medicine after matriculation.

A general Hospital for clinical teaching for the medical students and medical services to the local people was also established.

In 1958, the 4 years medical course (LMF) was closed by the then Provincial government of East Pakistan to be replaced by 5 year medical degree course in future (MBBS). The Dhaka National Medical Institute could not open the 5 year MBBS course due to non-cooperation of Pakistan Govt. From the 1965 the Dhaka National Medical Institute became limited to a general hospital for the local people.

In 1971, during Liberation war of Bangladesh the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital was a safe shelter for the Freedom Fighters of the Liberation War. Just after the liberation of Bangladesh in 1972 the hospitals condition was on the verge of collapse due to financial crisis and absence of any Administrative Body as the previous Governing Body and the Trustee Board of the Institute were almost absent.

Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took initiative by himself to rescue the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital and granted a Taka of thirty five lacs immediately for running the hospital and an Adhoc Governing Body was formed for the Institute hospital under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Sirajul Islam MLA for the smooth administration and development of the hospital. Mr. M. Sirajul Islam took active initiative to allocate a donation of taka twenty five lacs from Bangladesh Assistance Society of India.

A rule was made by the Govt. of Bangladesh for the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital (DNMIH) that a Management Board will be formed henceforth for every four years of its proper administration and a yearly financial grant will be allotted for the hospital according to the need assessed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh. The initial financial grant for the Hospital was Taka two crore yearly. Now it is Tk. Five Crore. In return, the hospital shall treat 40% of its patients free.

From the very beginning the Management Board of the Dhaka National Medical Institute Hospital proposed and moved for establishing one Medical Collage with the DNMIH. At last in 1994 under dynamic leadership of the chairman of the Management Board of the Dhaka National Medical Institute & Hospital Mr. Sadeque Hossan Khoka MP, the long expected Dhaka National Medical College came into existence. The College was formerly inaugurated and the foundation stone was laid by the former Prime Minister on the 15th October, 1995. New Academic Building of the College inaugurated by former Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation and former Chairman of the College Mr. Sadek Hossain Khoka MP, on the 25th November, 2006. DNMC is running as per rules and regulations laid down by the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Dhaka National Medical College is  a non-political and non-profitable organization. Now the college has a new 11 storied academic building with adequate parking facilities.

Graduates of Dhaka National Medical College are eligible for limited registration with the General Medical Council of United Kingdom. They are also eligible to take the United States Medical License Examinations (USMLE).

Governing body of the college is formed by the University of Dhaka for overall management of the College. Advocate Kazi Firoz Rashid, MP is the Chairman of the present governing body of the college. Under his direct leadership the master plan of the vision to build up the digital Bangladesh of Prime Minister SK Hasina is in progress. 

The National Medical family is proud for the gradual & steady development during the period of Sheikh Hasina’s Government under the Chairmanship of Advocate Kazi Firoz Rashid, MP.

Recent developments of College & Hospital :

* Valuable land expansion to build up a new student Hostel (SHEIKH RUSSEL INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL).

*  Establishment of  nursing institute is under process.

* Vertical extension of the academic building according to the recognized plan is completed for the Dental Unit of the college.

* Extension of clinical activities by opening the new building.

* Opening of new Department like Dental Unit, Interventional Cardiology (Cathlab), Neuro-medicine, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology with well equipments and efficient man power.

* Improvement and expansion of Laboratory medicine, Radiology and Imaging.

* Uninterrupted power supply by modern automated generator system both in hospital and college for 24 hours

* Central AC service is ensured in college building as a construction plan. 

* New two lift in hospital building is added

* To ensure the better and efficient patients care, Fast-track consultant services both morning & evening has been introduced.

In the First Batch, 63 Medical Students got admitted in the College in 1994-95 session. In this session 2018-2019, 130 students has admitted in 25th batch. Already a total 1601 graduate Doctors have been passed from the college and they are working with fame in home and abroad. It is well equipped and provides quality health care to the public at reasonable cost. The entire hospital staff is dedicated to excellence and service. Now the college has emerged as one of the best Medical College in Bangladesh.

Courses at Dhaka National Medical College:

  1. MBBS

  2. BDS

MBBS at Dhaka National Medical College:



  • Name of the course: Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  • Basic qualification & prerequisite for entrance in MBBS Course:
  • HSC or equivalent with Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry).
  • Candidate has to secure required grade point in the SSC and HSC examinations.
  • Student’s selection procedure for MBBS course: According to decision by the proper competent authority as per merit.
  • Medium of Instruction: English.
  • Duration: MBBS course comprises of 5 years, followed by logbook based rotatory internship for one year.

 The MBBS course is divided into four phases 





1st Phase

1 ½ year




First Professional MBBS

2nd Phase

1 year

Community Medicine

Forensic Medicine

Second Professional MBBS

3rd Phase

1 year

Pharmacology & TherapeuticsPathology


Third Professional MBBS

4th Phase

1 ½ year

Medicine & Allied subjects

Surgery & Allied subjects

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Final Professional MBBS

N.B.: All academic activities including professional examination of each phase must be completed within the specified time of the phase.

Course Offered & Affiliation

The college offers 5 years MBBS course approved by BM&DC leading to MBBS degree of the University of Dhaka. The College has been accorded permission of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh & is affiliated with the University of Dhaka and recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council & also enlisted in WHO Directory of medical institutions.

Goals & Objectives

The goal of the college is to provide an excellent broad based education with a focus on professional development for the students to equip them with knowledge, skill and attitude necessary not only to address the priority health problems of the community but also to acquire a firm basis for future training and studies. The college is committed to ensure high academic standard by implementing a well designed curricula, utilizing modern and effective instructional methods and aids including information technology, providing the right environment for faculty development and by continuously monitoring and rigorously evaluation all the activates and systems.

Produce competent committed caring and accountable doctors who will be able to lead the health care sector as leaders to full fill the growing need of the community.


Fee Structure For MBBS Course:



(SESSION: 2019-2020) 


  • All mark sheets, certificates & testimonials must be attested by their educational board, education ministry and the foreign ministry of their respective country.
  • Students must be fill-up a prescribed form which is available in the embassy/high commission of Bangladesh in their own country.
  • Equivalence certificate issued by the Director, Medical Education and DG Health of Bangladesh.
  • You have to learn Bangla to communicate with the patient.
  • Price of Form is taka 1000 (One thousand).
  • Medical Check-up by the college authority
  • Accommodation is available for foreign students 


  • Admission fee US$ 30,000
  • Tuition fee:  First month to until passing the course US$ 300 (per month)

BDS at Dhaka National Medical College:


Basic Information of BDS Course

 1. Name of the course: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

2. Basic qualification and pre-requisites for entrance in BDS Course

    i. HSC or equivalent with Science (Histology, Physics, Chemistry)

   ii. Candidate has to secure required grade points in the SSC and HSC examination.

3. Students selection procedure for BDS course: According to decision by the proper competent authority as per merit.

 4. Medium of Instruction: English.

5. Duration: BDS course comprises of 5 years. Followed by logbook based rotatory internship for one year.

6. Course structure and duration:

The BDS course is divided into four phases:

Phase DurationSubjectsExaminations

 1st Phase 

1.5 year 

Sub-1: Anatomy & Dental ANatomy

Sub-2: Physiology, Biochemistry & Science of Dental               Materials.

 First Professional
2nd Phase 1 year 

 Sub-3: General & Dental Pharmacology

Sub-4: Pathology & Microbiology

Second Professional 
3rd Phase 1 year 

 Sub-5: Medicine

Sub-6: Surgery

Sub-7: Periodontology & Oral Pathology

Third Professional 
4th Phase 1.5 year 

Sub-8: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Sub-9: Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

Sub-10: Posthodontics

Sub-11: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Sub-12: Pedodontics & Dental Public Health 

Final Professional