Government Medical College, Patiala, is the second oldest medical college in the state of Punjab, in India. It was founded in October 1953 by Patiala and East Punjab States Union government. With its attached 900 bed Rajindra hospital + 161 bed TB hospital is one of the largest health institutions in the region and the best medical college in Punjab.
The college maintains a well stocked library, computer centre and well ventilated reading room for the use of students and staff members.
Rajindra Hospital, Patiala with 900 beds was attached to the college in early 1954. The hospital is equipped with all the latest apparatus and instruments to make it fit for imparting clinical teaching to the students. Two well designed, spacious and well lighted lecture theatres equipped with arrangements for epidiascopes projections and audio visual aids are provided on the hospital side in addition to four lecture theatres of similar design on college side for basic departments
An advanced trauma centre is under construction. with about 80,000 sq.feet of covered area, about a 100 bed facility with services of General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Burns/plastic surgery, ICU, Rehab. unit, Lab. facility ( CT scan/ MRI, Radiology imaging / ultrasound, clinical path. and biochemistry labs etc.), complete with all associated inhouse services.
There are four hostels, two for girls and two for boys. In addition to this there is one hostel in the Rajindra Hospital also for Doctors/Interns/House surgeons. The college has a very spacious auditorium, big play ground and an open air theatre.
GOMCO College connect is an initiative by Dr. D.K. Kalra to connect Alumni, Staff and Students of GOMCO.
"I started gomco.org as a free website on yahoo geocities and 8m.com in 2004 in the UK to have some alumni network so that everyone should be connected with friends and alumni. We had more than 450 members of alumni within six months and more than 500 photographs of alumni and students of nostalgic value."
- Dr. D.K. Kalra [1996 batch]
GOMCO College Connect fulfills aspirations of students and alumni to connect with each other in this era of social media as the college requires a platform to connect all the old and new students which this website can easily provide. People can talk to their old and new friends, can refresh their memories with nostalgic photographs and can discuss whatever they wish to with each other.
In 2014, With features like group discussions, albums, articles and much more, we have a started another new feature to motivate students and alumni, The Hall of fame to show big stalwarts from the college who have achieved new heights in their career and brought glory to the college.