About International Medical College
International Medical College was established in 2000 with the aim of providing quality medical education that can produce skilled medical professionals. Since the establishment, it has already grown significantly and achieved widespread recognition for its academic excellence and dedicated services. Students from both home and abroad are studying in this college in a very congenial environment.
International Medical College is located about 22 km away from the city center of Dhaka, more specifically, on the outskirts of Tongi. It is within 30 minutes of distance from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, and the main Railway station and Bus terminals of Dhaka City.
The campus has wonderful surroundings away from the hassle of hectic city life. It is enriched with the touches of nature – green vegetation, spaced villages, and large water bodies and so on. This natural setting provides a perfect place for learning because everyone has a chance to reflect on the matters that need utmost focus and depth of understanding in solitude. So, it is a great advantage for the medical students for delving into the most sophisticated knowledge of the world – the knowledge of human body.
The college has its unique infrastructural facilities with the modern amenities that an educational institution can offer at international level. The present campus of the college has an area of about 9 acres of land. It is surrounded by a boundary wall so that the highest level security can be maintained.
The office and all Preclinical and Para clinical departments are located in the academic building. The lecture galleries, classrooms, dissection hall, laboratories, museums, library and other facilities are appropriately arranged in various floors of the academic building.
International Medical College Hospital
International Medical College Hospital, the teaching hospital of IMC, is a 650 bedded multidisciplinary hospital. Its proximity to the college building facilitates a strong linkage between the college and the hospital that provides students to connote the theoretical knowledge with the practical one. The hospital is well-equipped with modern laboratories, and other facilities such as demonstration rooms providing the best possible bedside learning environment. It has a welcoming reception, automation system, emergency room, wards, cabins, and waiting area that altogether provide the best services to the patients.
Allied Institutes/Units of IML
IML started only with IMC running MBBS course. But it did not stop there. As time passes by, the growth of IML enhances by opening its newer and newer wings. Presently, IML is operating the following allied institutes or units along with IMC:
i) Nursing Unit:
After starting with the B. Sc Nursing course in 2007, the unit introduced Post Basic B. Sc Nursing in 2014. It has grown as a full-fledged center for quality nursing education and training. Consequently, the government recognized it as ‘International Nursing College’. Hopefully, it will also be approved as a college from the University of Dhaka very soon. This unit has recently got approval for three more courses: M. Sc in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing Science, and Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.
ii) International Health Technology Unit:
This unit started in 2013. It runs a 4 year-long course of B. Sc in Laboratory Technology.
iii) Kryterion Testing Centre (KTC):
This centre is a part of Kryterion Testing Network (KTN) – an international assessment body. As a local branch of KTC, it conducts various online examinations for different professionals.
Facilities for students
IMC believes college premises need to be well-equipped for a quality campus life which can act as a catalyst for students’ academic success. Keeping that in mind, all state-of-the-art facilities are made available in the college for the students.
1. Hostel facilities
Accommodation is the facility that can play a key role in a medical college. This is more appropriate in the case of IMC as it has the influx of students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and distant places, even from abroad.
International Medical College has separate hostels for Boys and Girls. In both the hostels, there are separate blocks for foreign students. Hostels are multistoried, secured, beautifully designed, and adequately furnished. Well-trained cooks and other staff are available in both the hostels.
2. Library with Internet and Wi-Fi facilities
A well-equipped library is a must for an educational institute. IMC Library, located in the first floor of the college building, is much enriched with a wide ranging collection of books and Journals. The collection is continuously being updated for keeping students’ and teachers’ knowledge and skills in line with the most recent improvements of medical science. The reading room of the library can accommodate about 60 students. There is a separate reading room for the teachers within the library. College archive is also located within the library in a separate corner. Library remains open from 8am to 9 pm. Students can use internet facility which is free of cost. Staff members of the library are well-behaved, and they cooperate with the students for ensuring the best service of the library.
3. Laboratories and Museums:
Medical education blends skills and knowledge in a perfect combination that creates synergy for grooming future medical professionals. Keeping that in mind, IMC plans its academic activities accordingly. So it fosters a practice-oriented and demonstration-based teaching and learning environment. In doing so, the college equipped all departments with their individual laboratories and museums.
The laboratories are:
- Histology Laboratory
- Physiology Laboratory
- Biochemistry Laboratory
- Pathology Laboratory
- Microbiology Laboratory
- Pharmacology Laboratory
The Museums are:
- Anatomy Museum
- Community Medicine Museum
- Forensic Medicine Museum
- Pathology Museum
4. Online education:
Online education keeps the momentum of our students’ endeavor of learning uninterrupted even in the devastating effect of the Corona Pandemic. ‘Edutube’ – an online teaching and learning platform created by International Medicare Limited (IML), the mother concern of IMC, has played a pivotal role in facilitating education remotely
5. Transport facility
The campus is quite away from the city-centre. Considering the convenience of students, transport facility is provided to the sudents not residing in the hostel. The transport facility is provided in some pick-up and drop-off locations in the city. Moreover, resident students can get the facility twice a month for shopping or other necessary activities.
6. Canteen facility
International Medical College has its own canteen within the campus. It provides quality snacks, breakfasts, lunch and dinner. It remains open from 8 am to 10 pm. It has separate corners for teachers, doctors, students and guests.
7. Gymnasium facility
For keeping the students of IMC physically fit, a gymnasium has been introduced. It is located in the hospital building. Boys, girls, doctors can use this fitness center according to their allotted time schedule.
8. ATM Booth
For the convenience of banking and financial transactions of students and others, an ATM booth is located at the main academic building.
There is a mosque within the campus. Students can perform salah everyday in that mosque.
10. Games and Sports facilities
Apart from academic study and curricular requirements, medical students need to take part in some games and sports activities. It will keep them physically active and will refresh their mind.
Indoor games are arranged at the lobby of the college building like Table Tennis, Carom and others. Within the campus there is spacious playground for outdoor games like basketball, football, cricket etc. In college campus, there is a lake where students can enjoy and practice swimming.
11. IMC Archive
The college has an archive that preserves all important documents, photos, videos in soft and hard copies. These are available for all on any specific purposes.
12. Academic activities of the college Faculties
The main strength of the College is its Faculty members. A team of highly experienced and reputed faculty members conducts all the academic activities of the college in an extensive and rigorous manner. Academic Faculty of the college consists of about 93 members comprising of many distinguished academicians with proven track record of teaching and research excellence. Each department and discipline is headed by a professor/associate professor who leads his team to conduct the courses and prepare the students to become successful future doctors.