West Bengal University of Health Sciences, the only one of its kind in the state; was a dream come true to all the medical faculties and students alike. Formerly, the medical teaching in the state, both in undergraduate and post-graduate levels, were supervised by various state Universities. This caused an enormous disparity in terms of teaching and learning process, nature and standards of evaluation and most significantly; the recognition of the graduates from the different Universities. So all the stakeholders of medical education in the state; who were coherent in their thinking; felt the need for bringing parity in the medical education system and end this impasse
Under these compelling circumstances, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata was born under ‘West Bengal Act. XIII’ of 2002′ and The West Bengal University of Health Sciences – Act. 2002 was notified in ‘The Kolkata Gazette’, Extraordinary vide notification no. 1254-L dated 1st August 2002. Fulfilling all the formalities to the official establishment of the University, it finally came into being on 1st January 2003; which is considered as the date of birth for this embodiment of higher education in the fields of medical sciences in the state.
Since 2003, the University, still a young one, compared to the other renowned universities of the country and abroad; has grown at a pace unparallel to any other universities in the state. The quantum of students under its aegis, the number of courses that are affiliated and the aspiration to be in association with this University have all swelled in an unprecedented rate. The West Bengal University of Health Sciences has weathered turbulent times to administer even standards of medical education in the state with its very limited resources. Given the impending heightened responsibilities to impart medical education to even larger a population of intending students in future; this University would take a leaf out of the past to cater to the needs of the state and the country.