"In our country, a child starts its educational life by entering a primary school classroom. And then step by step, a student has to cross the ladder of secondary and higher secondary medium to get admitted into a university for his higher education. In universities, our future generation make themselves as craftsmen to build the country with their intelligence & energy. That’s why university campus leaves a remarkable impact in every students’ life.
Let’s have a glance at the campus intro of our beloved SZMC.
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (SZMC) was established in 1992 at Bogura. Initially, it had a temporary campus at Mohammad Ali Hospital in Bogura. The journey of the permanent campus of this renowned institution started on 31st August, 2006 at Silimpur.
The college is named after former President of Bangladesh Shaheed Ziaur Rahman. Initially the college had 50 seats for students but since 2005 it has increased to 150. Later it has been upgraded to 160. Naz Garden, the first and famous four-star hotel in North Bengal is located beside the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, opposite to the emergency outdoor of SZMCH.
On this 35-acre campus, there are currently 900 MBBS students studying. At the same time there are 200 education officers. Our current principal, Prof. Dr. Md. Rezaul Alam Jewel is performing all of his duties excellently since he is on this post. At present, there are more than 100 teachers in 11 departments for 4 professional examinations. There are Professors, Associate and Assistant Professors, who are enlightening us with their tremendous medical knowledge.
Although the Medical College Hospital currently has 600 beds, work is underway to upgrade it to 1,200 beds. For the past four years, this medical college hospital has been in the top 3 in healthcare among all the govt. hospitals in Bangladesh. Last year, this medical hospital took the first place in healthcare service surpassing all other hospitals.
In addition to study, this medical college has many platforms for co-curricular activities. There are SZMC Debating Society, SZMC Photographic Society for practicing free thinking & establishing sound mental health of the students. The students of this campus are not far behind in sports. Every year different tournaments are organized according to the season by the students & teachers. The campus has a tough cricket and football team that has snatched victories for the campus in tournaments organized by various medical colleges every year as well.
In this campus, a sound practice of politics is also present. Several national or political activities are often held by 'Bangladesh Chatro League, SZMC unit' which is moderated by the intellectual students of this campus following the ideology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
SZMC is like an open stage for the festival. Coming out of the walls of communalism, every festival is organized in appreciable way in presence of everyone.
From the beginning of every year, the students of this medical college organize 'Laxmi Puja', 'Boshontoboron festival', 'Pahela Baishakh' and 'Diwali’ festivals very pleasantly.
This campus is crowded with local students as well as various foreign students from neighbouring countries, where the diversity of culture is easily introduced.
In this green campus, the art of producing qualified doctors for the country is being carried out in a very skilful manner through the talent of the students and the passion of the respected teachers. The Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Campus is bound to love for every student of this campus."
Hossain Mohammad Arif
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College,