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After the successful Golden Jubilee celebrations of BMC the Alumni discussed among themselves the future course of action, and decided to establish the BMC Development Trust with a one point programme – to improve the infrastructure of BMC and help in its overall development.

 

The Trust is composed of Life Trustees, Rotating Trustees (All from India) advisors from aboard and invitees (Dean Director BMCRI, President BMCAA, Secretary BMCAA, General Secretary BMCSA) We have signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Karnataka on the joint functioning of the Trust and BMCRI. We scrupulously follow the rules laid down in the Co-operative societies Act.

 

We can proudly list the following as our work and achievements during the course of our existence.

 

  • Built a 70 node Digital Library which is one of the biggest and the best in any Govt. Medical College in India.

  • Built a state of the art Seminar Hall which is widely used by academic associations. It is free for any Academic activities of BMC students.

  • Responsible for INFOSYS FOUNDATION donating a 24 hour Central Laboratory for Victoria Hospital.

  • Got a modern Casualty & Emergency block sanctioned to Victoria Hospital from Govt. of Karnataka, which is now under construction.

  • Donated books, CD’s, DVD’s and other study material for the BMC Library.

  • We have financed poor, meritorious students to join Medical Colleges.

  • Financed students to go to various foreign countries to present their papers which they have been selected in an International Competition.

  • Donated A\V equipment, LCD projector etc to a number of departments of BMCRI.

  • We have refurbished the Anatomy, Pathology and OBG lecture halls.

  • We have donated Laptops to various departments of BMCRI.

  • We have built a dining area for the students to have their lunch in neat surroundings.

  • We have Wi-Fi enabled the entire BMC campus.

  • We have established a Clinical Skills Centre. (With help from BMC) which is the first its kind in any Govt. Medical College in the state and will be greatly useful to interns and post graduate students.

  • We have relocated the Founders’ Park which had been dismantled to accommodate the Bangalore Metro Line.

  • We have upgraded the facilities at the Digital Library by adding 20 new high end computers with the most advanced configurations.

  • We have donated a Slit lamp to the Minto Ophthalmic Hospital to be used by the faculty for both teaching and examination purposes.

  • We have sanctioned a neonatal pulse oximeter with motion tolerant technology costing about Rs 50, 000/- to the Dept of Paediatrics to enable BMC Student and ICMR scholar Sri Ashwin Bharadwaj for the research project "Pulse oximetry screening for early diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease in newborn".

  • We upgraded the facilities at the Clinical Skills Centre to enable the RGUHS to conduct training courses in EMERGENCY MEDICAL SKILLS, a project undertaken by RGUHS in collaboration with UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, USA. Two such programmes have been held so far.

  • We are also operating the BMC DT KK FUND named and established in memory of Dr. K Krishna Murthy who was the Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery, BMC, a doyen among teachers and a much loved one.
    This fund is established to help poor and needy patients who need surgery.


Future Projects:

  • Establishing BONE MARROW REGISTRY to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of BMC in December 2015.

  • Wi-Fi enabling Minto Ophthalmic Hospital/Regional Institute of Ophthalmology.

 

An Important Point to Note:

For all the above activities we have solely depended on contributions from the alumni and have not taken any financial assistance from the Government, except the construction and commissioning of the casualty and emergency block which is a Govt. project taken up as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Bangalore Medical College at the behest of the BMC Alumni Association.