History of SBMC

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College
শের-ই-বাংলা মেডিকেল কলেজ
Sher e Bangla Medical College Logo.jpg

Logo of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College
Former name
Barisal Medical College
Type Public medical school
Established 1968
Academic affiliation
University of Dhaka
Principal Bhaskar Saha
Director Md. Kamrul Hassan
Students 1080 (MBBS) & 50 (BDS)
Location Barisal, Bangladesh
22.688°N 90.361°ECoordinates: 22.688°N 90.361°E
Campus Urban
Language English
Website sbmc.edu.bd

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC), is a government medical college in Bangladesh, established in 1968. It is located in Barisal. It is affiliated with University of Dhaka as a constituent college.

SBMC awards MBBS degree and offers professional training and medical research facility at its hospital with 1000 beds. As per the declaration of overseas registration of the General Medical Council, the awarded MBBS degree during or after October 1984 is eligible to apply for limited registration in United Kingdom. The college has an area of about 33 ha. Student dormitories, nursing institute, nurses’ training institute, dormitory for staff nurses, and residences of teachers are situated on the campus.


Construction began on the college on 6 November 1964, at which time it was known as Barisal Medical College. It opened to students in 1968 and was soon renamed to its current title, bestowed in honor of former prime minister A. K. Fazlul Huq, a resident of Barisal, was often called by the phrase “Sher-e-Bangla”, which translates from Urdu to “Tiger of Bengal”.


Sher-e-Bangla Medical college

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital

There are three hostels for male students and two for the female students. Both male and female intern doctors have each one hostel for them.

Night view of the Central Mosque of SBMC on the bank of the pond

Organization and administration

The Principal is the head of the institution. The other staff members include one vice principal, 21 professors, 28 associate professors, 29 assistant professors, 2 curators, 44 lecturers, 6 medical officers, 1 secretary, and 188 paramedics and auxiliary staff.

Yearly programs by various organization

Every year the students and different organizations of the SBMC arranges many cultural and religious programs. Every batch of this college celebrate their 5th year ending program. Every year, the students of this college celebrate 16th December – the victory day of Bangladesh, 21st February – International Mother Language Day, 26th March – the Independence day of Bangladesh, 15th August – the national mourning day and other historical and significant days of the country. Beside this, they also celebrate Eid ul Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Eid E Miladunnabi and other Islamic fesivals. The Hindu students of the college also celebrate Saraswati puja every year. Devi Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. For celebration and arrangement of the Saraswati puja, the Hindu students of the institution form a governing body titled ‘Puja Udjapon Porishod’ under the supervision of the teachers and senior students of the previous committee. On the day of the Saraswati puja, the college is decorated in traditional way and the statue of the goddess Saraswati is established temporarily to offer prayers. After the puja, the Puja Udjapan Porishod arranges a grand cultural night, which is one of the greatest traditions of this college. The students of the SBMC perform at that program, as well as famous singers, bands are invited to cheer the spectators. [6] They also celebrate ‘Dipaboli or Diwali’-the festival of lights. On that night the campus is decorated with candles and oil lamps. Many people visit to see the beauty of that night from different parts of Barisal.

Student organizations

  • Sandhani
  • Medicine Club
  • Red Crescent Youth