The Clinical Skills Centre at Bangalore Medical College and Research Centre (BMCRI) is the
contribution of the BMC Alumni Association and BMC Development Trust to BMCRI. The centre was
set up as a part of the Alumni activity under the agenda of improving the infrastructure of the
college. The Skills centre is the third major contribution of the Alumni to the college – the first two
being the Seminar Hall and Digital library in 2005 and Wi-Fi enabling the whole campus in 2010.
Our centre is unique in several ways:
- It is a Public-Private partnership; it was set up in the Government Medical College with the
space being provided by the College. The centre was set up at a cost of 95 lakhs INR with
donations from the alumni, Infosys foundation and GMR Varalakshmi foundation.
- The teaching curriculum has been approved by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
- The mentors at the centre include teaching faculty from BMCRI, other medical colleges and
private practicing surgeons.
- The centre is open to all students and surgeons of the country to come and learn the
techniques being taught.
- The centre offers training in Microsurgery techniques applicable in various super specialties
like neurosurgery, Plastic surgery, ENT surgery and Ophthalmology.