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Shri Manoj Sinha

(Hon'ble Lt Governor,UT of J&K)

Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar

(Advisor to Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor)

Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah (IAS)

(Administrative Secretary Health & Medical Education Department)

Dr Yashpal Sharma

Director (Coordination), New Govt. Medical Colleges,Nursing and Paramedical Colleges

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Welcome to Government Medical College Handwara

In 2019 ,the Central government gave its approval for a new Government Medical College to be attached with District hospital Handwara in North Kashmir’s Kupwara District.This Medical College in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district will be set up at a cost of Rs 325 crores under a centrally -sponsored scheme. Handwara is a sub-district and a town in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district at a distance of around 71 kms from Srinagar.District Kupwara is located in the extreme North of Kashmir and is bound by 170 Km line of actual control (L.O.C.) in the North while the southern portion is bound by District Baramulla. There are three border pocket areas namely, Machil, Keran and Karnah located near L.O.C. which remain cut off from the Kashmir Valley for over 4 months owing to intense snowfall on the high altitude Border Passes connecting these areas. This frontier District of Kashmir Valley is full of scenic beauty. Dense forests and rich wild life make it significant from a tourism and wildlife point of view. District Kupwara is blessed with the beautiful Bangus and Lolab Valley.


  • Improve healthcare delivery system
  • Commitment to provide high quality comprehensive patient care to every citizen
  • Maintain high standards in teaching by incorporation of latest advancements in technology and research in the medical field for our MBBS students


  • Imparting medical education of the highest standards
  • Delivery of highly professional patient care
  • Excellence in Research
  • Setting a benchmark for expansion into postgraduate,postdoctoral,nursing and paramedical courses.

From The Principal's Desk

Dr(Prof.) Iffat Hassan

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It is a matter of proud privilege for me to take over as founder Principal of Govt.Medical College Handwara. It will be my earnest endeavour to put in all my concerted efforts in overcoming all the challenges that are always there once any new medical institution is conceptualized.Teaching ,patientcare and research which are the pillars of any medical school will be my targeted focus..We have a dedicated faculty team who have joined this institution and I am confident that with their support and with the support of the consultants and the staff which was already in place in Associated District Hospital Handwara, a state of art institution will come up in this area in the shortest possible time......

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Dr Nissar Ahmad Wani
Associated District Hospital Handwara

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