Department of Gastroenterology
Year of establishment: 1998
The department of medical gastroenterology was established
in 1969 headed by Prof. J.P. Gupta, after the approval of UGC committee
under the chairmanship of Prof. P.N. Chuttani. It is a fast growing speciality
resulting magnificent strides made in last two decades, which has completely
changed the gastroenterology practice, teaching and investigative approach.
Presently the department of Gastroenterology has three full time faculty
members running DM course which is recognized by Medical Council of India.
Approximately 45 DM trainees have passed out and holding various important
positions all over the country. It has got fairly good endoscopy unit
carrying out about 8000-9000 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies per
year. Its annual OPD attendance has already crossed 35000 per year. In
addition we have a laboratory, carrying out specific investigations related
to gastroenterology and Hepatology. It is also being utilized for research
1969 : Speciality
of Gastroenterology was started as a division in the
Department of Medicine.
1975 : Allocation
and shifting of OPD to New OPD Block
1976 : Starting
of Post Doctoral DM Course in Gastroenterology
1978 : First
D.M. Candidate qualified, first time in the university set-up in the country.
1979 : Indoor
ward with 21 beds facility started on 6th floor, wing of New Hospital
1981 : Therapeutic
Upper GI Endoscopy started.
Diagnostic Therapeutic ERCP started.
1987 : DM
Admissions raised to two per year (Regular - One, sponsored -one)
Faculty position raised to three (Professor - one, Reader- one and
Lecturer - one) as per MCI norms
Revolving Fund started for self financing of maintenance of equipments.
National Conference organized by the Department
1995 : JICA
Aid received with Video Imaging facility endoscopes
Ultrasound facility established in the department
1998 : Division
of Gastroenterology was up-graded to the department
2000 : National
Conference on Liver Diseases was organized
2000 : Shot
term training in Endoscopy started.
2004 : DM
Course recognition from MCI
Radioimaging facility installed in the department
UPISGCON- organized by the department
Capsule Endoscopy started
Argon Plasma Coagulation set started