The Academic year will commence from 1st of October and end on
September 30, each year and will be tentatively divided as follows:-
A- PERIOD OF STUDIES
Autumn Term October 01 to December 24.
Winter Term January 02 to March 31.
Summer Term April 09 to June 15.
Summer Vacation.. As per schedule decided by the College Academic
Winter Recess.. December 25 to January 1
Spring Holidays.. April 01 to April 08
Hospital teaching continues during summer vacation for the students
of Third, Fourth and Final year M.B., B.S. Classes. Students performing
hospital duty will be divided in batches. Time tables for various
batches will be prepared by the time table committee. If needed,
classes may also be continued during the summer vacation.
C- TIME TABLE
Programme for lectures, practical classes and hospital training
will be notified by the Principal before the commencement of the
academic session and during the session when a change is necessitated.
D- CLASSES FOR M.B.B.S. DEGREE
Teaching, training, syllabus, courses, send up examination, etc.
are carried out according to the rules and regulations of the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan
The details of the syllabus, courses, outline of tests and statutes
relating to M.B.,B.S., Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examinations will be notified
to the students of various classes each year by the Principal.
FIRST AND SECOND YEARS.
a). (i) Lectures- Anatomy with Embryology, Histology, with due
emphasis on functional aspect.
(ii) Practical Classes-Dissection, Histology.
b). (i) Lectures-Physiology,
(ii) Practical Classes-Experimental Physiology.
c). (i) Lectures-Biochemistry.
(ii) Practical classes-Biochemistry.
d). Islamiyat /or Ethics and Pakistan Studies.
Lectures and practical classes - Basic Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lectures and practical classes - Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,
Demonstrations of medico-legal cases and Medico-legal Postmortems.
Lectures in Dentistry.
Lectures in Psychology.
Lectures and practical classes - General Pathology, Bacteriology
Lectures-Principles of Surgery.
Lectures-Principles of Medicine.
Bedside there will be indoor hospital teaching in the following
ix. A course for training in clinical Methods in Medicine and Surgery.
Lectures and Laboratory work in Special Pathology.
Lectures and Practical/field studies in Community Medicine.
Lectures in applied subjects (Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology)
Lectures in Medicine and allied specialities.
Lectures in Surgery and allied specialities
Lectures Midwifery and Gynaecology.
Lectures and Demonstrations in Ophthalmology (EYE)
Lectures and Demonstrations in Oto-Rhinolaryngolgy (ENT)
Lectures in Radiology,
Lectures in Tuberculosis and Chest diseases.
Bedside there will be teaching in the In and Out Patient Departments
in the following subjects in the attached teaching hospitals.
Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics. Also Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiotherapy,
Urology, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Radiology, Dermatology,
Tuberculosis and Chest diseases, Cardiology, Neurology, Paediatric
Surgery, where such units exist.
l. A short practical course in immunization.
Lectures in Medicine and allied specialities.
Lectures in Surgery and allied specialities.
Lectures in Midwifery and Gynaecology.
Lectures in Ophthalmology.
Lectures in Oto-Rhinolaryngology.
Lectures in Paediatrics.
Lectures in Anaesthesia, Radiotherapy and Radiology.
Weekly Clinico-Pathological Conference in every subject.
Operative Surgery Practical.
Bedside teaching in all the In and out patients departments of attached
Examinations are of two kinds:-
I). Class examinations
II). Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan examinations
I). Class Examinations.
(a). First year M.B.B.S. There will be one class promotion test
with a pass percentage of 50%. Students who fail in any of the three
subjects will be given another chance. Those who fail in the second
attempt also, will not be promoted to second year M.B.B.S. Class.
The students with less than 66 percent attendance separately in
lectures and practicals in each subject will not be permitted to
sit in the promotion examination.
(b) Second year M.B.B.S. There will be a send up examination. Failed
students will not be allowed to sit in the university examination
if they fail in any of the subject in the send up examination.
(c), Third year M.B.B.S. There will be one send up examination.
The subjects will be:-
1. Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
2. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
3. Clinical Methods in Surgery.
4. Clinical Methods in Medicine.
All subjects will be compulsory for the purpose of examination
but only those students will be detained from appearing in the university
examination who fail in either of the first two subjects.
(d) Fourth year M.B.B.S. There will be a send up examination in
the following subjects:-
2. Community Medicine.
5. Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
6. Eye and E.N.T.
The students will be allowed to sit in the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examination
only if they clear at least the first two subjects.
(e) Final year M.B.B.S. The send up examination will be conducted
in the following subjects:-
1. Medicine etc.
2. Surgery etc.
3. Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
The students will be allowed to appear in the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examination
only if they pass in all the five subjects.
Pass percentage would be 33% in send up examinations.
Note:- (a) During the clinical years, the progress of the students
will be judged from the remarks of the respective professor on the
Clinical Record Cards which are issued during third, fourth and
final year. Those students, whose cards show unsatisfactory work
during any of their clinical assignments, will be detained from
appearing in the final professional examination of the university.
(b). A duplicate record of Clinical Card of each student will be
kept in the Office of the concerned professor.
(c). These examinations shall be compulsory for students of all
classes. Students who fail to appear in or pass the examination
will be regarded as students whose courses of instructions are incomplete
and unsatisfactory and will not be allowed to appear in the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan
Professional M.B.B.S. Examination for promotion to the next higher
class and may also loose the scholarship, if any, granted to them.
(d) Remanded students will not be detained from the university
examination if they fulfil the required percentage of attendance
and have satisfactory report from the respective professor for their
work during the terms, in question. Any remanded students falling
short of these two conditions will be liable to detention.
(e) Certificate of Honour is awarded to the student who obtains
75 percent or more marks in a subject of class examination of the
year, provided he does not get less than 33 percent marks in other
subjects of the same examination.
II). Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examinations
1. The following are the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examinations according to the
rules and regulations, etc. of the universities of Punjab:-
The First Professional M.B.B.S. Examination held at the end of second
The second Professional M.B.B.S. Examination held at the end of
Third Professional M.B.B.S. Examination held at the end of fourth
Final Professional M.B.B.S. Examination held at the end of fifth
2. Pass marks for professional examinations are 50% separately in
theory and practical of each subject. In the clinical subjects of
Final Professional 50% of marks for clinical part separately are
essential to pass in practical.
3. (a i) In case a student fails to pass the Professional MBBS Examination
in the supplementary examination his provisional promotion to the
next higher class shall stand automatically cancelled and he/she
shall revert to the previous class and the lectures and practicals
etc. attended during his/her provisional promotion shall also stand
(a ii) If a student appear in the supplementary examination for
the first time as he/she did not appear in the annual examination
and failed in any subject in the supplementary examination, he/she
will be detained in the same class and will not be promoted to the
b). Those students who fail to clear the First Professional M.B.B.S
examination in four consecutive available chances whether actually
availed or not shall be expelled from the college.
4. The Principal reserves the right to detain any student from
appearing in the Professional M.B.B.S. Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examination at
any stage, if in his opinion, the student is found to be short of
attendance in theory or practical of any subject or his work is
reported to be unsatisfactory by any professor, lecturer or if in
the opinion of the Principal, the character and conduct of students
5. According to Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan regulations, candidates having less
than 75% attendance in lectures and practicals of each subject of
a professional examination will not be admitted to that examination.
6. Before appearing in the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan Examination the students
will be required to produce No Dues Chit from the contractor of
college and hostel tuck shop, the college cashier, the college librarian
and hostel warden. Those students who are unable to produce the
same will be liable to be detained by the Principal from appearing
in the university professional examination.
Note-- Syllabi and courses, outlines of tests and status relating
to M.B.,B.S. Examinations of the respective Universities will be
notified to the students of various classes each year.
THE TUTORIAL SYSTEM
The college students are divided into groups, every group being
made up of a proportion of students from each year.
The group tutors will comprise the professors and associate professors
of the college.
A student once placed in a group will remain in that, until he leaves
the college, under no circumstances transfer of a student from one
group to another will be permitted.
The tutor in charge of the group will meet the respective group
of students according to the schedule drawn by the Principal.
The objective of the tutorial group meetings to keep the staff and
students in touch with one another and to promote mutual good feeling
and understanding. Each tutor is to look personally into all difficulties
of students in the tutorial group (individually or collectively),
which may be referred to him for opinion and advice.
Any grievance which the college students may have with regard to
the college life should be brought to the notice of their tutors
in the first instance who will enquire into the matter and bring
these to the notice of the Principal, if necessary.