B.J. Medical College (BJMC) is a medical college situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India. Affiliated to Gujarat University, BJMC is one of the largest medical institutes in the country. Dr. Bharat J. Shah is the current dean at B.J. Medical College.HistoryThe college was founded as Ahmedabad Medical School in 1871, which was renamed B.J. Medical School after businessman and philanthropist Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy in 1879 who provided significant amount of monetary help to the institution. Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy had played significant role in founding several institutions including B. J. Medical College, Pune. BJMC, Ahmedabad was affiliated with Gujarat University in 1951 for its undergraduate programs, and in 1956 for postgraduate studies.RecognitionThe college is also a center for the National Board of Medical Examinations and the school has made major contributions in studies with the Indian Council of Medical Research. The college has been recognized by the World Health Organization for its innovation in integrated teaching along with training programs on child health services and universal immunization.RankingsIn 2016 ranking, B.J. Medical College Ahmedabad has been ranked #15 by Careers360.Admission and coursesThe college provides admission to 250 students each year in over 15 branches of medicine, five branches of surgery, super specialty courses of D.M. in three branches, M.Ch in four branches, postgraduate diploma courses in 10 branches, and many other health care degrees for non-medical students.