Year of establishment: 1960
Department has been a dynamic department since its inception. Specialties of Tuberculosis and Chest diseases, Dermatology and Venereology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology were created, which have now separated out from Department of General Medicine as full-fledged departments. The research activities of the department are in the areas of visceral leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, clinical, immunological studies and drug trials on various rheumatologic disorders, mutational analysis in coagulation disorders and chronic haemolytic anemias. The attendance of outdoor patients is 50,000/year, indoor services 4000 and Bed occupancy 95%. There are dedicated clinics for treatment of Rheumatologic/Haematological/ Geriatric/ Oncology and HIV/AIDS. The Department has organized a large number of national and International conferences including APICON 2003. Faculty is on Advisory Committees of various National and International bodies including WHO.