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Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi

Today we will discuss one of the famous girl medical in Delhi-Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.

Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi

The Lady Hardinge Medical College for women was established in year 1914. This medical colleges was started in the memory of  Queen Mary’s visit in year  1911-12.

She was wife of  then Viceroy who have taken initiative for starting a medical college for women.

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There was no special medical hospital for women at that time.

The construction of building was started on 17th March, 1914 by Lady Hardinge .But she died after couple of months and later on  the college and the hospital was named after her .

The college and hospital was formally opened on 17th February 1916.

The founder Principal of the college was Dr. Kate Platt . Initially Course duration was  7 years including 2 years of pre-medical intermediate science course.


In year  1935, the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery course in the college  was reduced from 7 years to 5 years.

In 1960 rotating internship was introduced for 6 months.

The MBBS course was reduced from 5 years to 4 1/2 years in 1969 compulsory internship of one year was introduced.

In initial years numbers of admissions were were less and was  increased slowly from 16 per year in 1916 to 60 in 1956.

In 1961 the total strength was 100 and  further increased  to 130 in  year 1970. similarly strength of MBBS admission was increased from 130 to  150 in 2008 .

Currently number of seats in UG course (MBBS)are 200 .

PG Course

In addition to MBBS college also offers Post-graduate courses were started in  year 1954.Initially it was affiliated to Punjab university but currently affiliated to University of Delhi.

Initially PG course  was started only for female candidates but later on from 1970 both males and female students are eligible  for various postgraduate courses after NEET .

At present Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi  is admitting 142 PG candidates, out of which 4 seats are of MCH Pediatric Surgery and 4 seats of DM Neonatology.


Initially there were only y 80 beds for the departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,but now Lady Hardinge Medical College have bed strength of  more than 875  beds in Smt. S.K. Hospital and 3775 beds in Kalawati Saran Children Hospital.

A separate OPD  was also started in 1958 to cater to the needs large population of Delhi -NCR.

Kalawati Saran Children Hospital was established on 17th March 1956 .

Center of excellence

It was started as a center of excellence in pediatric care and research. At the outset it had only 50 beds, gradually by 1994 the bed strength was increased to 350 and presently there are 377 beds in Kalawati Saran Children Hospital. It has the largest Neonatal wing in Delhi with 84 beds.

The opening of Indo-Japan new block has augmented various medical facilities for the patients.

Training school for nurses started modestly in 1916 with 11 probationers admitted to the school every year. The school was further expanded to admit 50 students. The School was upgraded to Nursing College of Nursing 2007.

Total SEATS in M.B.B.S 200
Delhi University/State Quota Seats filled by Delhi University  on the basis of  Merit of AIPMT, conducted by CBSE  :
Unreserved Seats
Reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC (15% ,7.5% &27%*  respectively) 23 SC, 12 ST, 42 OBC
Reserved seat/s for Physically Handicapped( PH) category




Candidates belonging to Children/widows and wives of Armed and Para Military Personnel(CWWAPP) category

3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis( Only for loco motory disabilities of lower limbs between 50 to 70 percent


5 percent seats are reserved on horizontal basis for this category

Government Nominees 15
All India Quota Seats (15%) filled through online Counselling by MCC on the basis of  Merit of NEET, conducted by NTA 30
Held in May
Notified by NTA  in October of the previous year
19UR, 04 SC, 02 ST, 05 OBC


Sl.No Name of Course Eligibility Duration of the course Month of Entrance Exam Admission Notice
1 M.B.B.S 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English individually with a minimum of 50% marks (40% marks in case of SC/ST & 45% marks OBC Category) taken together in Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
Age: 17 years as on 31st December of the year of admission & above
4 ½ years + One Year Internship May October of previous year
2 M.D/M.S MBBS Degree from a Medical College affiliated to University of Delhi and Date of completion of internship (12 months) on or before 31st March 3 years December September
3 PG Diploma -do- 2 years -do- -do-
4 M.Ch. (Paediatric Surgery) M.S. Degree 3 years July March-April


* 27% reservation will be provided for OBC candidates, when the final phase of Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Admission) Act 2006 is implemented.

MBBS course outline :

First Professional MBBS : 12 months w.e.f. August to next July Subjects taught are Anatomy, Physiology Biochemistry & Community Medicine
Second Professional MBBS : 17 months w.e.f. August to next December Subjects taught are Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Obstt. &Gynae, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry and Community Medicine.
Third Professional MBBS Part-I : 12 months From January to December Subjects taught are Medicine, Surgery, Obstt. &Gynae, ENT, Ophtha, Community Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry
Third Professional MBBS Part-II : 12 months From January to December Subjects taught are Medicine, Surgery, Obstt. &Gynae, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Psychiatry & Radiology.

Duration of Internship is 12 one year after completing above Professional examination. During this period, they also spend 2 months in the rural health centers for field work.  The Stipend during the period of Internship would be as per Govt. of India guidelines from time to time.

Guidelines for admission to Postgraduate (M.D/M.S)

No separate all India Entrance Exam is held for admission to super speciality MCH (Paediatric Surgery) DM (Neonatology) Courses, Admission is conducted by Delhi University through their Entrance Examination    50% All India quota seats & proportionately SC/ST/OBC seats are filled by Director General of Health Services on the basis of merit in the All India Postgraduate Medical Entrance Examination conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the month of January notified in September of the previous year.


50% Delhi University quota seats and proportionately SC/ST/OBC quota seats are filled by Delhi University through Delhi University’s Post-graduate Medical Entrance Examination. Postgraduate Degree / super specialty Courses.

Total admission capacity for

M.D./M.S. Courses

MDS (Oral maxillofacial Surgery)

Super-specialty Courses

MCh (Peds. Surgery)

DM (Neonatology)






As per statutory reservation for ST/SC/OBC

Postgraduate Degree/super-specialty Courses

  • Anesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Dental Surgery

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This post was last modified on January 25, 2022 4:43 pm