Gazipur Medical College has started its journey with 50 students on Wednesday, the first day of the New Year 2014.
M M Niaz Uddin, secretary of health and family welfare ministry formally inaugurated the academic activities for the session 2013-14 at Banga Taj auditorium in Gazipur City Corporation.
In the inaugural speech Niaz said an alternate road will be built to link between Dhaka-Mymensingh highway and Gazipur Medical College.
A modern intensive care unit (ICU) will be set up in the medical college in the current academic year, he added.
The medical college has been set up with an expenditure of Tk596 crores Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Khadaker Sifayet Ullah said.
The first year classes of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry of the college will be run by 20 teachers in the current academic session, Dr Subash Chandra Saha, principal of the newly built college, said.
Two modern lecture halls, six tutorial rooms, three laboratories and 40 rooms including principal and teachers were built in the campus, he said adding a separate hostel for female students will be built up soon.
Principal Dr Subash Chandra Saha presided over the inaugural ceremony where Additional Sectary of Health Ministry Md Ayubur Rahman Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Gazipur Nurul Islam, Civil Surgeon of Gazpur Dr Shah Alam Sharif, Superintendent of Police of Gazipur Abdul Baten, among others, were present on the occasion.