President's Message

Dear Fellow Alumni,

Wishing you a fulfilling year – 2015

The Bangalore Medical College Alumni Association (BMC AA) and its offshoot the Bangalore Medical College Development Trust have always worked to improve the infrastructure of BMC and dedicated them to the future generation of students. The Digital Library (with 70 nodes, the 1st in any Govt. Medical College),  State-of-the-Art Seminar Hall, construction of a 24 hour INFOSYS Lab Building at Victoria Hospital, refurbishing of many lecture halls during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of 2005.

The Association activities are progressing well with committed members. The Seminar hall and Digital library are being used optimally throughout the year.

In 2010, Clinical Skill Training Centre was established. It was recognized as a Centre of Excellence (another 1st) by the State Health University – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The demand for the use of the Clinical Skills Training Centre has improved grossly. There is a tie up of University of Utah – Salt Lake City – USA, with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences for training in "Comprehensive Emergency Care and Life Support Skills" for Medical Faculty from all over Karnataka to become the future "Master trainers". Wi-Fi enabling of the entire campus.

We have also financially helped students in need and those who excelled in Research. Poor patients are being helped with subsidies for their medical care through "K Krishnamurthy Poor Patients' fund" the corpus for which, is being steadily built up by the K K family.

BMC students are being encouraged by financial contributions by the BMCAA for extracurricular competitions like 'Plexus' which are very effective programmes. The Students’ College Magazine gets aid also. Students, who are selected abroad for "Poster Presentations" etc., are given financial support.

Now, in the Diamond Jubilee year of BMC, the celebrations have been planned for 25th, 26th & 27th December 2015. To commemorate the event the BMC Development Trust has embarked on an enormously ambitious project of establishing a completely NOT-FOR-PROFIT Bone Marrow Registry and a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit is going to established at Victoria Hospital for the poor needy patients.

To further mark this mega event BMC AA has planned a CME with invited speakers from and outside country for 2 ½ days (25-27 December 2015) on a variety of topics of relevance today.

Kindly let us know if you are receiving regular communications from the office of the BMCAA, if not, keep us informed by updating your contact details like mobile phone no., landline and email id.

We need your suggestions to improve our functioning to meet the goals of our Association.

Donate liberally, towards various upcoming projects like the ‘Bone Marrow Registry’ and the ‘Bone Marrow Transplant Unit’ – our dream project for 2015

I hope the DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS (DJC) will bring us together, a reunion of 60 batches from 1955 – 2015 with pride and nostalgia to witness and see the magnificent growth and progress of our great ALMATER!!!

DR. T. RAJESHWARI,
PRESIDENT,
BMC Alumni Association   
080 – 2670 3202
bmcalumni@gmail.com