West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) has been set up by an Act of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in the year 2003 for better management of the health and medical education related courses which were so far taught separately by the University of Calcutta, and the Universities of Burdwan and North Bengal.
The affiliating, teaching and ensuring proper and systematic instruction, training and research in Modern System of Medicine, Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Ayurvedic System of Medicine, Unani System of Medicine, Nursing Education, Pharmacy Education, Dental Education, Education on Laboratory Technology, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Education on other paramedical courses THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES ACT - 2002 was passed by the West Bengal Legislature and The West Bengal University of Health Sciences came into existence on 1st January, 2003 at DD-36, Sector-1, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 064.
From 2003 the University took up the responsibility of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Post-doctoral courses including the Ph. D programme in Modern System of Medicine, Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Ayurvedic System of Medicine, Unani System of Medicine, Nursing Education, Pharmacy Education, Dental Education, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Education on other paramedical courses like Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics-Orthotics in the state of West Bengal.
Since 2003 the University affiliated a number of new colleges throughout the State and as a result, the number of seats in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BPT, B.Sc (H) in Nursing, M.Sc. (Nursing) and B. Pharma courses increased considerably. Some MD/ MS seats in different subjects of Modern Medicine and Homoeopathy have also been added. New courses like Post-doctoral Certificate Course in Neuro-anaesthesia, MPT and Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology have been introduced. Some more are also in the pipeline.
The University hopes to foster and developed an intellectual climate conducive to the pursuit of scholarship and excellence, either independently or jointly with other centers of excellence of higher learning.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from West Bengal University of Health Sciences that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.