Government Medical College, Latur

Near Rajasthan Marwadi School, Govt. Medical College Campus, Latur, Maharashtra, Latur, Pincode : 413512

Brief History of the College?

This Govt. Medical College Latur was started in 26.4. 2002.  It is situated in south central part of Maharashtra. Karnataka and Andhra state border stars at 70 km from this place. The college is affiliated to MUHS, Nashik. First batch of 100 MBBS students was admitted in July 2003.Admission are made through CET / NEET (85% from state CET and 15% from All India PMT).

The college was started in the premises of District Hospital (200 beds). Kasturba Gandhi Women hospital (60 beds) and Eye hospital (60beds) run by public health department of Maharshtra too were merged. These hospitals were transferred to medical education department with movable and immovable property including manpower on 1st Oct 2007. Extra land of 13 acres was made available by acquiring the land of old and discontinued narrow gauze railway. We have 53 acre of land. New hospital and college buildings were constructed with latest OT design, old building were expanded to accommodate pre and para clinical departments.

The First admitted batch appeared for the final year MBBS examination in the Nov / Dec 2007 and successfully completed the internship in Feb 2009. The final approval from MCI was obtained in Feb 2009.The bed strength was increased to 510 beds. ICCU and NICU were started. The graph of indoor as well outdoor patient is steadily increasing. Presently patient turnover has gone up three folds and transfer to higher centers has practically stopped

Post BSC Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (PGDMLT) was started in 2005 with intake capacity of 10.  The post graduate courses in medical sciences were started in May 2010 (11 subjects, 24 MD/MS, 6 Diploma) and in May 2011 (6 subjects, 13 MD/MS, 9 diploma). BPMT (Bachelor of paramedical Technology) were started (67 intake capacity) in July 2011. Nursing Diploma course (GNM). 20 admissions) was taken over from District Hospital in 2011.

The birth of this college enjoys an interesting story. There was regional imbalance of medical colleges and seats in 6 zones of Maharashtra. Mumbai, Pune zone had double or triple no. of seats when compared to Vidharbha(Nagpur), Marathwada (Aurangabad) and  South Maharashtra.  The newly started Maharashtra University Health Sciences (MUHS) based at Nashik had prepared the vision document in 2001 and highlighted this imbalance.  MUHS had presented to the Honorable Governor His Excellency Hon P. C. Alexander and then Chief Minister Hon Vilasrao Deshmukh. Three new state govt. run medical colleges were started at Kolhapur, Akola and Latur. The essentiality certificate was obtained in Oct 2002 and MCI permission was obtained in Jan 2003.

About Latur

Later in the 19th century it became part of the independent princely state of Hyderabad. In 1905 it was merged with surrounding areas and renamed Latur tehsil, and became part of Osmanabad district. Before 1948, Latur was a part of Hyderabad state under Nizam. The chief of Nizam’s Razakar army Qasim Rizwi was from Latur. After independence and the merger of Hyderabad with the Indian Union, Osmanabad became part of Bombay Province. In 1960, with the creation of Maharashtra, it became one of its districts. On August 15, 1982, a separate Latur district was carved out of Osmanabad district.

Latur is situated on south central border of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The King Amoghavarsha of Avinash developed the Latur city, originally the native place of the Rashtrakutas. The Rashtrakutas who succeeded the Chalukyas of Badami in 753 A.D called themselves the residents of Lattalut.

It is now an important education center and is known form its Latur Patter. District has population of 5 lacs. The City got the status of mahanagarpalika in 2012. Hon. Vilasrao Deshlmukh was the leader for development of the city who was the chief minister of Maharashtra for two times and Minister Central Cabinet twice.  The has three medical college (One Ayurdyic, One Dental college, one Engineering & two polytechnic besides many colleges providing Arts, Sciences & commerce education.  Its fast developing industrial city having three sugarcane industries.  The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments including the Kharosa Caves, as well as Sri Satya Sai Baba Temple.


Average rainfall in the district is 600 to 800 mm during the monsoon, moderate temperatures.  Summers (March to July) are dry and hot. The temperature ranges from 24 °C to 39.6 °C, (max. 41°C). The winter temperatures hover around 13.9 °C to 21.8 °C.


Ratnagiri-Kolhapur-Solapur-Latur-Nanded-Yavatmal-Wardha-Nagpur (NH 204)

Nagpur—Bori—Adhampur State Highway (SH )

Daund—Barsi—Osmanabad—Bantal—Ausa State Highway (SH 77)

Miraj—Pandharpur—Barshi—Latur State Highway (SH 02)

Manjarsumba—Kaij—Lokhandi Savargaon State Highway.

Railway Lines.  Latur is well connected by Central Railway broad gauge to Pune-Mumbai & Hyderabad.  Daily trains runs from Mumbai to Latur, thrice a week from Pune-Hyderabad and Nagpur-Kolhapur.


Small airport developed by state government was running and commercial flights.  These were stopped due to non profit zone.  It is now available for VIP visits only.

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