Janaki Medical College (JMC) situated in Janakpur, Dhanusha, Nepal has been an initiative of Ram Janaki Health Foundation Pvt. Ltd to provide health education and healthcare services through its competent professionals in medical academia. Founded in December 1999 in the northern rural part of the Janakpur City, known as Ramdaiya Bhawadi, by a group of social and academic entrepreneurs with an immense local support, JMC has established itself as one of the most prominent medical colleges affiliated to Tribhuvan University.
Having a motto to produce well qualified professionals in general medicine and nursing in order to help provide better healthcare services at competitively lower cost to the locals and surrounding communities, and to all around from the country, the College was able to fulfill the requirements for the intake of 100 students per year right from the following year of its establishment. Later years, an accreditation from Nepal Medical Council and also from Nepal Nursing Council has been provided to the College.
The College has already opened its two hospitals, one in Ramdaiya with 160 beds where academic activities are also carried out and another one with 365 beds in the city centre. The premise of more than 16 bigahas (a local unit to measure the area of land) in Ramdaiya consists of academic and hostel buildings, hospital facilities and administrative blocks. Teaching-learning activities take place in Ramdaiya premise whereas the city hospital of the College provides bedside learning facility and internships to the students.
Academic and healthcare facilities provided by the College have been regularly inspected by the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal Medical Council and Ministry of Education, and suggestions and recommendations provided by them during inspection have been incorporated by the JMC management to improve its facilities by overcoming challenges in order to enhance academic and hospital services.
Janaki Medical College is now committed to learn from its past experiences and ready to take the responsibilities which will help ensure the quality health/medical education and hospital services through cutting-edge technologies. As a responsible stakeholder of health education and services, JMC is willing to have the partnership with the government and the community as well.
his University aims at becoming center of excellence in patient care, teaching, and health sector research. It is following an integrated and holistic model in academics and services. The institute is committed to its social responsibility and accountability. The institute has provisions for admission to different underprivileged groups/sections of the society in different academic programs. The Institute has innovative approach of community-based training of students, and providing services to the local people through the concept of Teaching District Hospitals (learning by doing at community level). Accordingly, students of various programs visit and/or are posted to the health institutions under faculty/specialist supervision where on one hand they get opportunity to learn in the community set-up; and on the other hand, the local health institutions get regular qualified health workforce to provide the quality services by a BPKIHS team of faculty/specialist and interns. The institute has given special attention to uplifting rural women from the marginalized communities
In order to achieve the stated four goals, JMC has prepared this five-year Business Plan in two phases followed by the final phase after completing the two phases. The first phase starting from January 2017 for two years will be the important phase followed by the second phase of three years (2019-2021) to significantly upgrade academic activities and hospital services of the College. And the final phase will be of five years for developing areas for more specialization services, and research & development in medical sciences along with national and international affiliations and recognitions.
Hostels for the Students
JMC feels proud to provide accommodation facilities to its boy and girl students separately in its premise at Ramdaiya. The hostels for both, boys and girls, are facilitated with 24-hour solar back-up system. The total number of accommodation available at JMC is now for 472 students. Hostel facilities at the moment include food available at the canteen and within the hostel premises, toilets and bathrooms at a ratio of 1:6, visitors’ room, room for recreational activities, outdoor athletic field and indoor game facilities.
Twelve units of well-furnished faculty quarter in multistory building inside the JMC premise with 24-hours generator back up and water supply are made available for the MBBS faculties, and seven units of well-furnished faculty quarter are also made available for the Nursing faculties. Beside these quarters in its premise, JMC has also rented in well-managed houses in Janakpur city for non-local faculties and guests.