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
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
1874 : Goculdas Tejpal (G.T.) hospital
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.
Motlibai obstetric hospital opened.
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
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
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