Biographies of the first batch of Bangalore Medical College

President's Message

During the last six decades Bangalore Medical College has emerged as a premier college imparting quality Medical Education to thousands of its students and extending health care to countless patients.

Its attempts in promoting research in Medical Science are laudable. It is a matter of pride that the alumni of this institution are providing valuable service to people not only in Karnataka but all over India and Abroad.

It is a as well-known fact that the BMC Alumni Association and BMC Development Trust is acting a bridge between the Students, Teachers, Administrators in BMCRI and Alumni in terms of infrastructure development, skill development and programmes of research activities. This is reflected in the form of establishing Digital Library, Seminar Hall Complex, Infosys state-of-the-art Laboratory, Clinical Skills Development Laboratory and the on-going project of Bone Marrow Registry. The untiring efforts of the dedicated team led by Dr. K. M. Srinivasa Gowda are commendable.

I first saw the Bangalore Medical College building through the windows of a BTS bus when I was in school. At that moment I never thought that I will be spending most of my academic and professional career in BMC. I graduated from BMC in 1975-76, took my PG degree MD in Internal Medicine in 1984 and worked in various posts from CMO to Professor and to HOD of the Department of Neurology at Victoria Hospital. I was destined to serve the Institution as the First Dean and Director when it became Autonomous.

My association with BMC was for nearly 45 years, perhaps the longest among any BMCites. It was a very fruitful and enjoyable journey. The memorable achievement was establishing the PMSSY Super-specialty Hospital and my contribution as its first Special Officer.

I got the most satisfying reward in the form of the most Distinguished BMC Aluminous Award in 2016 from BMC Alumni Association.

Now as the icing on the cake, I have been elected as the president of the BMC Alumni Association for 2018-2020 and nominated as Permanent Trustee for BMC Development Trust. I consider this as a great honour and wonderful opportunity to serve in developmental activities. I am delighted to acknowledge the trust my senior colleagues and friends repose in me.

Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the thousands of BMC alumni have joined hands with the Alumni Association. I sincerely appeal to fellow BMCites to participate in the activities of our Alumni Association and encourage the new team and help us to grow further.

Dr. G. T. Subhas
President, BMC Alumni Association.