Jhargram Government Medical College

About The Hospital


The Journey of Jhargram government hospital started in the year of 1956 A.D, as Sub-Divisional Hospital.

In 2012, this hospital got the status of a "District Hospital" as the State Government declared Jhargram sub division as 'Jhargram Health District'.

On 11th February 2016, Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Mamata Banerjee inaugurated Jhargram Super Specialty hospital. Subsequently existing District Hospital was merged with the Super Specialty Hospital.

Jhargram government medical college was established by collaborative effort of state and central government under Phase-II of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for ‘Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing District/Referral Hospitals’ with capacity of 100 students in August 2021. The journey of this Medical college started with admission of first batch of MBBS students in 2022.

History and Heritage

Jhargram, as described in the Bengal District Gazetteers Midnapore, 1911, as a broken and picturesque of lower ranges of the Chota Nagpur hill line with the jungle having the character of a Sal forest. The indigenous people are the major inhabitants of this place from historical time being ruled by the Malla Rajas (the kings) following which Raja Man Singh (1574 A.D) of Amber conquered this area on behalf of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. Jhargram, along with its surrounding area is referred to as Jungal Mahals (O’ Malley in Bengal Gazzetteers in 1911). In 1798-99 A.D, Jungal Mahal was the heart of the great “Chuar Rebellion” against British Government. Jhargram has a significant heritage of temples. 500 years old Kanakdurga temple is one of the prominent heritage sites and its surrounding area was declared as biodiversity-rich heritage by the state government. Rameshwar temple of Lord Shiva is situated at Nayagram and is believed to have been built around 16th century. Tapovan of Nayagram has the temple of Lord Rama, Sita, Valmiki, Hanuman and Lav-Kush. According to local belief it was Rishi Valmiki’s ashram where Sita had taken refuge after being disowned by Lord Rama and gave birth to her twins Luv and Kush at this place. Rohini of Jhargram, situated at the confluence of Subarnarekha and Dulung river, was the birth place of Sri Rasikananda Murari, a great devotee of Lord Krishna and principal disciple of Shyamananda Pravu (1590 A.D). He later established Sri Govindadeva temple at Gopiballavpur. Jhargram is also a rich place of cultural heritage for its Folk songs and dances.

Jhargram district, an area spreading across almost 3025 sq Km and having a population of about 1.2 million, belongs to the western part of the West Bengal, with Jhargram city as its headquarters with a population of about 62 thousand. Previously, a part of the Paschim Midnapur district, it found its independent entity as the 22nd district of the state on 4th April, 2017. Jhargram is famous for its natural flora and fauna with its marvellous wooden beauty along with an attractive landscape culminating in the hill ranges of Belpahari, Kankrajhor at the north and Subarnarekha to the south. It is also rich in several ancient temples, folk tunes and rhythms that make it a favourite destination for people who love forests and is natural flora and fauna. The cultural and educational heritage of this area of the Western part of West Bengal has been enriched since a long time. The Jhargram palace, Chilkigarh Kanak Durga Temple, Sabitri Devi Mandir, Medicinal Plant Garden, Ketki falls and the tribal museum are few to mentioned among many others. On the other hand, several educational institutions like Raj college, Nursing training centre, polytechnic college, teachers training and BEd college bear the rich educational heritage of this area. Healthcare system of this area has advanced rapidly in last few years.


Jhargram Government Medical College and Hospital, Vidyasagar Pally, Jhargram, Dist. Jhargram, Pin 721507