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B N Mandal University


The Kosi region in the north of the state of Bihar is spread over two divisions of Purnea and Saharsa and suffers from the lack of development of road, power, education and medical facilities. Extreme economic backwardness has led to ill health and lack of education for the people of this region. Meritorious students of the region in general and Muslim youths in particular can ill afford to go elsewhere for medical, technical and other professional education. Moreover the common man, the ailing people of the area could not afford to go to distant places for specialized treatment.



In view of the aforesaid, there has always been a crying need for a medical college and a hospital in this part of Bihar which has a Muslim population of about 40%, most of whom exist below the poverty line. To meet this requirement, the Al-Karim Educational Trust, Patna established the Katihar Medical College at Katihar in 1987 under the provisions of Article 30 (i) of the Constitution of


The parent body of Katihar Medical College is a registered trust of the members of the Muslim religious minority community devoted to the promotion of education, research and information dissemination among Muslim minority community as well as general students. The Trust has also been established for the benefit of the poor and weaker section of the community specially to ameliorate their educational and economic backwardness and poor health care. It shall further undertake and pursue advancement of other aspects of the community and aims and objectives of public utility in which the Muslim population may be interested, to serve the nation in a better way.

The basic objective of the establishment of Katihar Medical College by the Trust is to provide specialized medical facilities to the suffering humanity of this region through the hospital of the College

The campus is situated in a land of fifty acres approximately with a built up area of 6,00,000 sq.ft. and with extension projects nearing completion it shall be 7,00,000 sq.ft by May 2011.

The college consists of various buildings housing different facilities such as administrative block, lecture theater, separate hostels for boys, girls and interns, Emergency and Casualty services, O P D, 550 Bed Hospital with Modern Operation theatres, Radiology with CT Scan, Microbiology, Pathology, and Biochemistry Labs, Auditorium, Animal house, Postmortem Block with gallery and full fledged blood bank, Bungalow for the Principal and residential apartments for Staff ?(102 quarters for teachers) and a modern guest house are situated behind a panoramic

The college library is located in the main building covering an area of 5000 Sq.ft. It has well-furnished reading rooms besides large number of latest text and reference books on all aspects of medical sciences and it subscribes to more than hundred National and International Journals. Further each department has its own departmental library, equipped with Audio visual Aids and for up-to-date reference on any subject the library is connected with broadband Internet facility.  

Post Graduate course in the subjects of Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, General Medicine, Paediatrics,  Obstetric & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesiology, community Medicine, Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy and General Surgery