King George's Medical University is situated in the heart of the historic city of Lucknow which is the capital of India 's most populous state Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow lies about 500 km east of Delhi . The city was the seat of the Nawabs of Awadh in the 19 th century and a centre for the arts - music, painting, dance, 'shatranj' or chess, kite flying and 'tehzeeb' or culture. The university campus adjoins the crowded 'Chowk' area and is off Shahmina Road , very close to the bank of River Gomti
The university campus is spread over an area of roughly 100,000 sq metres. It is situated about 5 km from Charbagh Railway Station and is well connected to all parts of the city by public transport systems such as bus, tempo and taxi. Originally, the main administrative building, called the Administrative Block and the Anatomy and Physiolgy buildings were built in the early 20 th century. As the institution grew, more and more departments were created in new buildings. Therefore the campus really consists of a conglomeration of buildings housing the various departments, which came up over a period of 100 years as and when the need was felt. There are separate buildings for Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Geriatric Mental Health, Surgical Oncology, Chest Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Anaesthesiology, Opthalmology, Urology and Community Medicine. Cardiothoracic Surgery is presently in the Chest Medicine building, Microbiology along with Pathology and Biochemistry along with Physiology.
The original Administrative Block now houses the Convocation Hall, Seminar Hall (White Hall), Examination Hall, Vice Chancellor's Office and KGMCICE or Clinical Epidemiology Unit besides other related offices. Beside the main building a new Administrative Building has come up recently and houses the Registrar's Office, Finance Office, Examination Cell, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Cells, computer centre etc.
Just down the road from the Administrative Block, the old State Health Institute Building has been taken over as the Pariksha Bhawan. On the right side of the main Administrative Block lies the Central Library and adjoining Ranvaxy Centre The original hospital attached to the college was known as King George Hospital and was commissioned in 1914. This building presently houses the Public Relations Office, the Superintendent's Office, Head Cashier's Office, Matron's Office, stores, Emergency Pathology Labs and the Departments of Otorhinolarygology, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiodiagnosis and Radiotherapy, besides general and private wards of surgical specialities. The Gandhi Ward is a 3 storied building housing the medical wards. Next to the Ophthalmic Block, a New Ophthalmic Block has come up.
On the other side, a new CT Scan Centre and MRI Centre have been built and started functioning. Just across the road, next to main hospital building a new Cobalt Therapy Unit has been built, as part of Radiotherapy Department. The old Casualty building on Shahmina Road now houses the new OPD Building with modern facilities. A new Surgical Emergency & Trauma Centre was built on Shahmina Road and started functioning in January 2004. The centre serves as the primary reception for all surgical and medical emergencies and provides all diagnostic and treatment facilities under one roof. Other departments across the Shahmina Road are Queen Mary's Hospital (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology), Psychiatry Department, Department of Geriatric Mental Health, Cardiology Department (Lari Cardiology Centre) and the Dental Hospital . The Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Department on main MG Road opposite Daliganj Bridge is now the composite complex for Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Physical rehabilitation.
There are several hostels interspersed with the department buildings. Trans Gomti hostel for boys with mulitstoreyed faculty residence Warden's residence in Khadra, across the Gomti. University Guest House and Vice Chancellors Residence is located in the main campus. The Centenary Hospital Complex is located on Shahmina road and shall be housing multi super speciality center.
The huge playground of Sardar Patel Hostel at the intersection of Shahmina Road and MG Road has been divided to accommodate the ambitious Scientific Convention Centre. The center was inaugurated on 19 th December 2004 has been taken over by the university. Phase II of the center now houses a 1000 capacity state of art hall.
Other general facilities on the campus are:
Allahabad Bank – KGMU (in basement of Central Library) and KGDU branches with ATM service
Cafetaria (next to Central Library)
Public Call Office (in main hospital building)
Three night stay dormitories (rain baseras) for poor patients and attendants..
Sulabh Shauchalaya complexes – one opposite new Pharmacology Building and the other opposite Gandhi Ward.
24 hour running drug shops
State Government Employees Welfare Canteen
Public Distribution Shop which provides rations, kerosene etc.
Police Outpost and Security personnel
Underground Car Parks
Juice shops, Parag Dairy, Nescafe Booth etc
PABX telephone system linking all points on the campus.
Free shuttle service to move around patients and attendants from one department to other.