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1838 :  Proposal for establishment of Grant  Medical  College was discussed  at the Town Hall.  

Jan. 3rd  1843    :  Laying of the foundation stone of JJ hospital.

May 28th  1845 :  First patients admitted to JJ hospital

Nov. 1st  1845   :  First batch of 12 students admitted.

Mar. 25th 1851  :  Examination for the first batch.

Apr. 15th 1851  :  Diplomas presented to the first 8 graduates of GMC. Degree was called GGMC- Graduate of Grant medical college.

April 16th, 1853 : India's first train made it's maiden journey from Bombay to Thane - 400 passengers, 14 carriages, 33.81 km in 57 minutes.

1857  :  University of Bombay established.

1862: GMC began it's affiliation with Bombay University. The relationship continued until the controversial establishment of the MUHS in 1998.
1862  :  First Licentiates of medicine (L.M.)

1866  :  Cowasji Jehangir Ophthalmic hospital opened.
1874  :  Goculdas Tejpal (G.T.) hospital opened.
1877  :  First Licentiates of medicine & surgery (L.M.&S.)
  First Doctorate of medicine (MD)
1886   :  Pestanji Hormusji Cama Hospital for women and children opened.  It was staffed entirely by women - a pioneer among hospitals.
1887: Victoria Terminus constructed.
1884  :  First female student admitted.
1888: First female graduate: Annie Walke

1891: Bomanji Edalji Allbless Obstetric hospital opened adjacent to Cama hospital.

1892   :  European General Hospital also known as St. George's hospital opened.
                   Bai Motlibai obstetric hospital opened.
                    Petit hospital for women and children opened.

1892: Second female graduate: Freny Cama
       1896 : Plague epidemic began in Bombay.
          Plague research laboratory set up at GMC under WM Haffkine.
1900 :  Grant medical college was given land to build it's gymkhana    along  the Kennedy Sea Face (as it was then known - now known as Marine Drive) near Chowpatty.  
1912  :  First Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degrees awarded. 
1912  :  First Master of Surgery (MS)
1912: Bombay Medical Council established

Feb. 3rd 1925: Electric traction (local train) introduced from Bombay VT to Kurla.
1928   :  Byramjee Jeejeebhoy hospital for children was built.
May 1st 1961  :  New main building of JJ hospital opened.

1965: Maharashtra Medical Council established.
1988 : For the first time,15% of students admitted to the MBBS course through the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
1995  :  Sesquicentennial (150 years) of GMC celebrated.
1999 : CET or Common Entrance Test introduced for admission to the MBBS course.
2013 : National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET introduced