Dhaka National Medical College was founded in 1994. It was acquired from its forerunner- The Dhaka National Medical Institute, which had marked its presence in 1925 as a part of Non-cooperation movement of the Indian Sub-continent against the Britishers initiated by the INC & IML (Indian National Congress and Indian Muslim League).
At that point of time, the movement urged upon the people to boycott the institutes/colleges that were established by the Britishers and to open up their own Indian institutions. Indians decided to open two medical schools - one at Calcutta and other at Dhaka with a name of Dhaka National Medical Institute.
As the consequence of 1972 independence of Bangladesh, the educational system of Dhaka National Medical Institute became doomed, although the concorded hospital remained active.
Taking the comparison into consideration, the first batch of the college, enrolled 63 medical students in the academic session of 1994-1995, wherein the session of 2018-2019, 130 students were admitted in the 25th batch.
Almost total 1502 graduate doctors have passed out from the college and they are working with fame in home and abroad. Graduates of Dhaka National Medical College are also eligible for limited registration with the General Media Council of the United Kingdom. They are also eligible to take United States Medical License Examinations (USMLE).
The college offers a five-year course of study, approved by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM & DC), leading to Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Dhaka University. Mandatory internship is required upon the clearance of the final professional examination.
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.
College is a non-political and non-profitable organization. At present, the college has a brand-new eleven storied educational building with the sufficing facilities.
The College is now considered among the Top Medical College in Bangladesh.
University offers accommodation to all its enrolled students. The college and the attached hospital campus are accommodated in one 11 storied building.
Separate floor are sanctioned for the accommodation of International female students. There is also provision for In-patients ward within the university premises to enable the students learn better.
DNMC’s library is among the avant-garde libraries in Bangladesh as it has very comprehensive collections, variety of services, equipped with latest technology, professionally skilled manpower, user education, service marketing, etc. It has a rich collection of more than 6000 text and reference books with latest edition, 25 local Journals and 3 International Journals of academic interest.
This entire collection plays a role of backbone for the all the research and development activities of the college. It can accommodate over 100 students at a time in the library.
It has a 650 bedded multidisciplinary hospital complex adjacent to the academic building for clinical teaching and training purposes The college administration also shows equal level of interests towards the cultural activities for the recreation of students.