Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi is being one of the oldest professional colleges with specialized medical sciences subject taught in Rawalpindi, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences has always produced quality graduates and postgraduates. Its passed out alumni is serving around the globe including Pakistan with the precious knowledge imparted to them after the productive years of study in MIHS. The faculty is as qualified as the alumni, one of the top notch medical professors are at service in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences for almost 20 years. The college is working under the chairman Dr. Abdul Qadir, and Dr. Pervaiz Sheikh & Dr. Samie Qadir as Director and executive director of the highly esteemed medical and dental college of Pakistan.
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So far, around 13 batches of BDS and DPT have been passed out from the university, there are state-of-the-art lecture halls, laboratories, and sports facilities along with the student communities and societies of performing arts and science. The university was established in 1997, it was a first dental college of its kind in Rawalpindi. Being one of the most prominent institutes in health sciences, the students, and faculty of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences made major contributions during the devastating calamity 2005 earthquake.
Like doctors army medical college Rawalpindi the doctors and students of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences were on the front helping and tending wounds of those in distress during a national disaster. The college has recently started its classes in Doctor of Pharmacy along with BDS and DPT. The pharmacy block is separated from other departments, and it will soon become operational. Margalla Institute of Health Sciences decided to add D.Pharm as an additional course because of its increasing popularity around the globe especially in the west and middle east after two major professional science fields of MBBS and BDS.
Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi Location and Facilities
Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi is located at Quaid-e-Azam Avenue, Gulrez Phase III, Rawalpindi. Just to the right of Quaid Avenue few meters away from Bahria Town and Korang River, the campus facilitates its students with the tranquil environment and safe atmosphere. The campus houses hostels for both male and female students, mess, and cafeterias with quality food, parking facility for teachers and students alike, and a library covering all the professional, informational and recreational books and journals for research and study are available for students and staff from 8 – to – 3. The campus library is filled with books relating dental, biomedical, pharmaceutical and miscellaneous clinical sciences. The library area is spread over 3000 square feet. Online access to thousands of books is available through HEC Digital Library program.
Student affairs block manages all the activities relating to students. It is recommended of students to visit the student affairs office for any mishap or complaint. It also conducts seminars, meetings, extra-curricular activities, and educational debates for students on monthly and yearly basis. The admissions cell is also located in Student affairs block.
Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Admissions
Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi Admissions for health Sciences open in September for BDS, DPT and D.Pharm Sciences. Students can apply either online by submitting their required information and previous educational documents (Scanned DMCs) of Matric and FSc. along with the copy of entrance test result. All the candidates from any province are required to submit their domicile form along with the valid entrance test result and Detailed Marks Sheet of their respective boards of intermediate and Secondary Education.
Following eligibility criteria are followed to get admission in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences:
At least 55% marks in previous FSc. Pre-medical examination.
For BDS and D.Pharm:
At least 60% marks in FSc. Pre-medical exams.
For foreign students applying for admission in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, a SAT-II standard examination is accepted with at least 550 marks obtained to be eligible for admission.
For American and Canadian students, the merit criteria set by IBCC is considered final for all the medical and dental colleges associated with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
For students of non-english medium foreign institutes, a TOEFL or IELTS test with at least 5.5 bands in IELTS and 550 marks in TOEFL are necessary to get admission.
Merit criteria and aggregate calculation lie on following basis set by UHS, HEC, and PMDC
- 50% in Provincial or federal Entry Test
- 40% weightage of FSc. marks
- 10% Matric examination marks
There is no age limit to apply for admission in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences. In addition, a final interview and university aptitude test is compulsory for local and foreign candidates to confirm their seat in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences. All the departments are reviewed on same conditions except a 5% relaxation in eligibility criteria for DPT students.
Fee Structure of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences
As per the directions of PMDC and UHS, Lahore the admission fee and yearly tuition fee for all the medical and dental colleges of Punjab are fixed.
For local students, one-time admission fee is 50,000 rupees for BDS, Rs. 578,000 annually are charged as annual tuition fee. The library fund, students funds, security, and administrative charges sum up to Rs. 785,000 for first year and around $11,000 for international students.
Miscellaneous university charges i.e. examination fee, PMDC fee, and documentation fee add up to Rs. 24000 to the total fee. Also, all the payments go through banking system that charges additional 5% income tax for every fee-payer.
Affiliated Hospitals of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences
As an affiliated institute with FCPS and MCPS, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences is eligible for training its postgraduate students in any listed Hospital through an agreement. However, two hospitals serve as teaching hospitals for undergrad students of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences.
Margalla General Hospital is a 100-bed general hospital in one of the busiest Pir Wadhai Road of Rawalpindi. The hospital has a huge influx of patient daily. It has male/ female wards, labor rooms, ICUs and minor OT and Sterilization rooms for patients with minor to intermediate health care facilities.
The Margalla Dental Hospital is one of the biggest dental hospital of Punjab. It is recognized by national and international dental associations. The hospital has 100 dental units with sophisticated machinery and FCPS trained graduate and specialist dentists in Orthodontics and Operative Dentistry. As of now, 8 departments are functional in the hospital:
The oral diagnosis department diagnoses and refer the cases to other departments
The operative dentistry departments operate light to intermediate dental treatment, that includes temporary fillings, amalgam, composite to root canal treatments.
Orthodontics department look after advanced dental cases.
Oral surgery department perform surgery and implant of gums and fracture treatments, the prosthetic block carry on dentures. The Periodontology department are given flat operations and specialized scaling and root planning.
The radiology department at Margalla Dental Hospital carry on radiography and machine analysis of infected areas.
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Scholarships at Margalla Institute of Health Sciences:
The students of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences are eligible for all the scholarships announced by the governments of Punjab, KPK, Baluchistan, and Sindh. Every student with a domicile of its region is eligible for that scholarship. The university itself provides annual scholarships in fee reimbursements and cash prices for outstanding students and position holders in UHS examinations.
All the students of BDS are eligible for Prime Minister Laptop Scheme and PM Fee reimbursement scheme for students belonging to deprived areas.