Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj (কর্নেল মালেক মেডিকেল কলেজ, মানিকগঞ্জ) is a medical school in government sector in Bangladesh, established in 2014. It offers MBBS, a 5 years medical graduate course and admits 75 students every year. It is located in the northern part of Manikganj town at Dighi. The college is affiliated with the University of Dhaka under the faculty of Medicine. Academic activities began on 26 January 2015 with 51 students. Initially its official activity temporarily ran at the Manikganj Nursing College and the 250 bedded Sadar Hospital was used as the official hospital. Now it is running in the permanent campus.
Former/common name: Manikganj Medical College
Type: Public medical school
Campus: 28 acres
Academic affiliation: University of Dhaka
Principal: Dr. Zakir Hossain (2021-running)
Students: 334 (currently running 8th batch)
History: In the year of 2014–2015, Bangladesh government approved to establish 6 new medical colleges at Manikganj, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Patuakhali, Tangail and Rangamati with a view to improving the healthcare services throughout the country. The college started as Manikganj Medical College. In the year of 2017, it was renamed to its current title after Colonel M. A. Malek, a former renowned Bangladeshi politician, Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation and Minister of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Bangladesh.
Admission: The admission process of MBBS course is all the same for all government medical colleges in Bangladesh which is conducted centrally by the Director of Medical Education under DGHS under the Ministry of Health. The test comprises a written MCQ exam, which is held simultaneously in all government and non-government medical colleges on the same day throughout the country. Candidates are selected for admission based on national merit, district quotas, freedom fighter quotas, tribal quotas etc. For foreign students, admission process is through the embassy of Bangladesh in their respective countries. The academic calendar for different years is maintained by the respective departments. The admission test consists of a written MCQ exam.
Examination and affiliation: Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj is affiliated with the University of Dhaka. The students receive their MBBS degrees from the University of Dhaka after completing 5 year of study and passing the final professional MBBS examination. The course curriculum and their recognition is governed by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) – an affiliation of the Ministry of Health. The professional examinations are held under the University of Dhaka and results are given thereby. Internal examinations are also taken on regular intervals namely items, card completions, terms end and regular assessments.