History

Govt SKIMS Medical College was founded in 1989 by the erstwhile Kashmir Medical Trust as private Medical college called as JVC (Jhelum Valley Medical College) and was taken over by Government in 1998 and  named it as SKIMS Medical College. Situated on NH1A in Bemina area of Srinagar J&K( India),it is about 4-5 Km from the city centre and easily approachable from any part of the valley as well as the interiors of the city of Srinagar.

 

The campus encompasses an approximate area of 400 Kanals of land. The trust started the hospital in 1993 but it did not pick up. The college had been running for seven years with three batches already passed out. The graduates of this college were not able to get any job or go for post graduation pending the MCI recognition. To safeguard the interest of students the newly elected government of Dr Farooq Abdullah in a historic decision took over and attached this institute with the SKIMS Soura in 1998. The then Director SKIMS Soura, Dr Mehraj ud Din appointed Dr Yaqoob Khairadi as vice principal which paved the way for recruitment of faculty, nursing staff and other paramedical staff in various departments. Prof M Afzal Wani the next principal laid the foundation of new hostels as well as made policy decisions for the college .

Following the takeover by the government the already dysfunctional departments were streamlined and the plan was made to develop the whole campus on the requirement of a full fledged Medical College based on MCI requirements. A well known hospital architect was engaged and a blue print was laid down. The boys and girls hostel was built as per this plan given by the architect on priority . Dr Gulam Jeelani Qadri (Principal 2006-2009) was instrumental in formulating  the service rules of the non gazetted staff of this college. He further strengthened  the faculty and paramedical staff.  This was further taken ahead by Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Shah (principal 2009-2012). All principals and Directors did make it a priority to further develop the hospital and the college infrastructure. The current Principal Prof Showkat Ali Zargar has been doing lot of work to meet all the expectations of the students , faculty, employees as well as of patients.