Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal, PIN - 712601
Prof.(Dr.) Ramaprasad Roy
Mr. Aditya Mistri
Mr. Debotosh Das
Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical
College & Hospital-
started its journey when Government of West Bengal decided to open this
Medical College under
Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), Phase II declared by Government
of India. The college is built in more than 20.128 acres of land in the heart of town of Arambagh, in district of
Hooghly, West Bengal.
From the Principal's desk
It is my proud privilege to be appointed as the Principal of the
upcoming Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical College
in Arambagh, in the District Hooghly West Bengal.
From the MSVP's desk
It is my pride & pleasure to be posted as Vice - Principal cum
Medical Superintendent of this newly founded Prafulla Chandra
Sen Government Medical College & Hospital, Arambagh, Hooghly.
It is my proud privilege to be appointed as the Principal of the upcoming Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical College in Arambagh, in the District Hooghly West Bengal. MSVP's Message It is my pride & pleasure to be posted as Vice - Principal cum Medical Superintendent of this newly founded Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical College & Hospital, Arambagh, Hooghly. About the Hospital The medical college campus houses a7 storied Academic Block, 10 storied each Boys’ & Girls’ hostel, OPD complex, Teaching & Non-teaching staff accommodation & a 7 storied Nurses’ accommodation. In addition, the college is a 594 bedded hospital (utilizing the sub-divisional hospital), catering the clinical material needs of the MBBS students &Post-graduate students. The hospital serves to a population of more than 30lakhs in the district of Hooghly & adjacent districts of Bankura & Paschim Midnapur, PurbaBardhaman, Howrah and deals with the referred cases from other subdivisional & block hospitals of the district.The hospital has all the important clinical departments like General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology, Dentistry etc. Average daily OPD attendance is about 600 with indoor occupancy of more than 90 %. History & Heritage Arambagh subdivision was formed in 1819. It was earlier known as Jahanabad. On 19 th April 1900 the name of Jahanabad was changed to Arambagh, which means "the garden of ease and comfort". There are 3 rivers named Damoder, Mundeshwary & Darokeshwar situated near Arambagh town. Chinchura is the District HQ of Hooghly district 80 kms away from Arambagh. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the eminent Bengali writer was in charge of the subdivision in its earlier days.The ruins of fort at Gar Mandaran provided the settings for his novel Durgeshnandini, published in 1865. Jayrambati & Kamarpukur, the birth places of Sri Ramkrishna Deb & Sri Sri Ma Sarodamoni, the great spiritual saint of 19 th century Bengal & his holy wife, are located very near to this place.Raja RammohanRoy, the” Father of Indian Renaissance “was born in Radhanagar village in Hooghly district adjacent to Mundeswari river near Arambagh. All these go a long way to prove the historical legacy of the place. Prafulla Chandra Sen,freedom fighter & follower of Mahatma Gandhi was the chief minister of West Bengal 1962-1967. He was born in the village Senhati in the Khulna District of present Bangladesh on 10 April 1897 in a Vaidya family. Most of his childhood was spent in Bihar & Passed the entrance exam to attend the R.Mitra Institute in Deoghar. He then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Scottish Church College in Calcutta.Influenced by Gandhiji’s speech at the Calcutta session of the Congress Party in 1920 Mr. Prafulla Chandra Sen abandoned his plans of studying abroad & joined non-cooperation movement against the British. In 1923,Sen shifted to the remote area of Arambagh in the Hooghly district, which became his laboratory for Gandhian experiments on Swadeshi and Satyagraha.The Taraknath temple, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva worshiped as Taraknath, is a major pilgrimage spot in the town of Tarakeswar 28 kms from Arambagh. Furfurasharif , the famous holy place for Muslims in Bengal is 44 kms away from Arambagh. There is a mazar of Abu Baqar Siddique a prominent pir of the town. Chandannagar, another sub-divisional town was French colony & it was transferred to India on 2 nd February 1951. Antpur Ramakrishna Mission is situated 36kms away from Arambagh & it is the birth place of Swami Premananda who was the direct disciple of Sri Ramkrishna.It is here at Antpur on Christmas Eve, Dec 24 th 1886. Swami Vivekananda along with eight brother disciples renounced the world. Hooghly Imambara, Bandel church of Hooghly district & Bishnupur of adjacent Bankura district are other tourist places near Arambagh.