From its inception SJMC has been a truly National Medical College drawing faculty and students from all across the country. During the formative years the college benefited immensely from the efforts of early pioneers with illustrious professional careers who gave up jobs in established medical institutions to join a fledgling medical college. Their voices still echo in the corridors, laboratories and lecture halls of the college.
The institution is an apex body of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) which is the largest non-governmental contributor to health care in India (with > 3500 member institutions throughout India).
The corner stone of the Medical College was blessed by Pope Paul VI in Bombay during the Eucharist Congress in 1964 and was laid at the project site on 27 July 1965 by Shri V.V. Giri, the Governor of Karnataka and later the President of India. On the completion of the buildings, the College was dedicated to the cause of Medical Education, Research and Healthcare on 29 September 1968 at a ceremony presided over by the President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain. In June 1968, the College moved from its temporary premises of St. Mary's Industrial School and Orphanage to its 140-acre campus in Koramangala, Bengaluru.
Initially St. Martha’s Hospital served as the clinical facility of the Medical College. In the year 1975, the newly constructed St. John’s Medical College Hospital became operational on the College Campus. St. John's College of Nursing started as a School of Nursing on July 1, 1980. It was raised to the status of a College of Nursing on September 25, 1989, and conducts various nursing courses.
For the last ten years, St. John’s Medical College has consistently been ranked among the top 10 medical colleges in the country. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council, a Review Committee of the University Grants Commission, has recognized the excellence of St. John's Medical College and Hospital and accorded it with a 5 star grading.
Situated in the main campus, close to the Medical College and Hospital, SJCON started as a School of Nursing, on July 1st 1980.
It was raised to the status of College of Nursing on September 25, 1989. Nursing education and nursing services were integrated on July 1st 2013, headed by Chief of Nursing Services. Teaching faculty of CON, are involved in patient care, teaching hospital staff and administration of nursing service in the parent hospital and senior nursing staff of the hospital are included in student teaching and supervision.
Nursing Services and Nursing Education were integrated on 1st July 2013 headed by the Chief of Nursing Services.
Teaching faculty of College of Nursing are involved in patient care, teaching hospital staff and administration of nursing services in the parent hospital and Senior nursing staff of the hospital are included in student teaching and supervision.
Allied health professions have evolved rapidly over recent decades in response to the growing need for a health workforce with the capability to deliver specialized health services in a range of settings. They fulfill necessary roles in the health care system, including assisting, facilitating, and complementing the work of physicians and other health care specialists.Allied health professions have evolved rapidly over recent decades in response to the growing need for a health workforce with the capability to deliver specialized health services in a range of settings. They fulfill necessary roles in the health care system, including assisting, facilitating, and complementing the work of physicians and other health care specialists.
Allied Health Science Courses at St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, run as a wing of St. John's Medical College and makes use of the infrastructure and the teaching faculty of medical college. Over 20 different related departments encompassing the pre clinical, para-clinical and clinical subjects, carry out the teaching and foster in-depth learning.
The allied health science courses were started as one year Diploma course in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) in 1974 with 10 seats a year. The two-year Diploma course in Radiology started in 1985 with 4 seats a year. Degree courses affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) were started in 1999 (B.Sc. in Medical laboratory technology, Medical Imaging technology, Renal Dialysis Technology and Cardiac Perfusion Technology).
The St. John’s Medical College Hospital was envisioned by the catholic church in India with a mandate to provide health care to all without exception, especially those most in need in the spirit of Christ.
We are a tertiary-care, referral and teaching hospital that provides ethical and professional clinical care and treatment across all specialities ably supported by diagnostics services that includes laboratory-based, imaging and interventional facilities that remains affordable and accessible. Our facilities provide emergency, outpatient, inpatient, day-care, community outreach, pastoral and after-life care through a 1350 bedded facility and with over approximately 3000 dedicated, competent and service-oriented staff.
The St. John's Research Institute (SJRI) is a part of the St John's National Academy of Health Sciences, which is run by the CBCI Society for Medical Education. From its inception, St. John's has set before it an ideal of excellence in academic courses as well as service to society as a result of which it has truly become holistic both in its outlook and in its approach to the problems of community health.
In 2000, the Academy decided that its commitment to excellence in research required the setting up of an Institute that was dedicated to the pursuit of research and capacity development in St. John's. This vision encompassed improvement of health of the community and patients through research and development of a Centre for Excellence in medical research in India.
The Institute was formally inaugurated in September 2004 by His Eminence Cardinal Telespore Toppo.
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