King Edward Medical University Lahore

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+92 42 99211145-54 KEMU, Nelagumbad, Anarkali, Lahore, Pakistan. 54000 HEC Recognized 261421


King Edward medical university is a renowned Medical university of Pakistan. Initiated in 1860, the institution has a long and glorious historical background of 140 years and since its advent, this institute remains committed to provide high academic standards in health and relevant sciences. The institute has a very high standard for admission as more than 90% marks are required in order to get admission in MBBS program at KEMU.

This leading national institution was originated as Lahore medical school in1860. Dr. J. B. Scriven was the first principal of this school. It was the second medical school after the Calcutta medical school, was the first medical institute in subcontinent. The KEMU is named after King Edward VII.

Pakistan’s best surgeons, physician and medical scientist are graduated from KEMU. The university is rendering courses in almost every genre of health sciences as well as degree programs are also offered in basic and allied sciences. The University offers BSc (Hons.) courses in 15 disciplines of Allied Health Sciences. The university also trains FCPS students, and successfully running its PhD, M. Phil, MD, MS and MDS programs. The institution is also conducting comprehensive courses in dental and oral health via their BDS and MDS programs .The institute has also designed a state-of-the- art Doctor of Physiotherapy program for students who want to pursue their career as a physiotherapist.

Many masters and doctorial level programs are also conducted at KEMU as postgraduate diploma and degree courses in various disciplines. The students and graduates of the institution are known as KEMCOLIANS.


The school was primarily set up in artillery barracks at the present site of Government College University Lahore, with an attached dispensary. The dispensary was located in a stable, mile away from the institute. In 1870 the college was affiliated with the newly built Mayo, Hospital. The first building of the school was completed in 1883 and it was renamed as Lahore Medical College in 1886. The first MBBS degree was awarded in 1891. The college was officially affiliated with the Punjab University in 1906.

Lahore Medical College was rechristened as King Edward Medical College in December 1911. The college received donations from many princely states for expansion different block of the college were therefore named after these states such as, Bahawalpur Block, Farid Kot Block and Kapurthala Block and Patiala Block. Lt. Col. Ilahe Bukhsh became the first Pakistani Principal of the College. The college was upgraded to a degree-awarding Medical University in January 2006. Mayo Hospital, Lahore, is the major teaching hospital affiliated the University.


The infrastructure and facilities are most up to date .Different blocks have spacious classrooms and laboratories .Curricular as well as extra- curricular activities are conducted regularly at the institute. Students are registered in various societies which include:King Edward Literary Society Urdu "KELS URDU", Kemcolians Arts & Photography Society (KAPS),International Federation of Medical Students' Associations - Pakistan KEMU LC (IFMSA-Pakistan KEMU LC) and Kemcolians Sports Club etc.The members of these societies and have won numerous national and international competitions. King Edward Medical University publishes a Magazine, KEMCOL, which is completely maintained by the students. The Library is situated at Main Patiala Block of King Edward Medical University. The Main library hall is a historic Hall of the city it contains students Reading Room Above college canteen which have two separate section for Boys & Girls. More than 50279 books are present in the library. The institute also give access to a digital library.


The King Edward Medical University has the following mission

  • To seek education in advance health care studies to treat illness, maintain health and promote a healthy and socially stable environment.
  • To cater most modern research programs and curricula.
  • To conduct the work and teaching to the highest international standards that will help to respond the upcoming health care and social future challenges.
  • To implement principles of justice, equality of all human beings, internationalism to prepare a academically and ethically well-groomed passed out.


Programs Offered in Following Categories

Bachelors Programs/Courses at King Edward Medical University Lahore


  • BSc Allied Health Sciences
  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • BSc (Hons) Anesthesia Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Audiology
  • BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orhotics
  • BSc (Hons) Radiation Therapist
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Dental Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Renal Dialysis Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Surgical Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Pathology
  • BSc (Hons) Cardiac Perfusion
  • BSc (Hons) Neuro Electrophysiology
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Imaging Technology

Masters Programs/Courses at King Edward Medical University Lahore


  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • FCPS Anatomy
  • MSc Master of Science
  • MD Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Surgery (MS)
  • Master of Dental Surgery (MDS).
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD pediatric Medicine
  • MD Radiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Otorhinolaryngology
  • MS Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • MDS Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • MDS Operative Dentistry
  • MDS Orthodontics
  • MDS Prosthodontics
  • MDS Periodontology
  • MD Cardiology
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Neurology
  • MD Pulmonology
  • MD Nephrology
  • MD Endocrinology
  • MD Oncology
  • MD Radiotherapy
  • MD Developmental Paediatrics
  • MD Gastroenterlogy

M. Phil Programs/Courses at King Edward Medical University Lahore


  • MPhil Anatomy
  • MPhil Physiology
  • MPhil Biochemistry
  • MPhil Pharmacology
  • MPhil Forensic Medicine
  • MPhil Micorbiology
  • MPhil Histopathology
  • MPhil Chemical Pathology
  • MPhil Hematology
  • MPhil Optometry
  • MPhil Orthoptics
  • MPhil Investigative Ophthalmology
  • MPhil Physiotherapy
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Anesthesiology
  • MS Cardiac Surgery
  • MS Neuro Surgery
  • MS Orthopedic Surgery
  • MS Pediatrics Surgery
  • MS Plastic Surgery
  • MS Thoracic Surgery
  • MS Orology

Ph. D Programs/Courses at King Edward Medical University Lahore


  • PhD Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences
  • PhD Anatomy
  • Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Others Programs/Courses at King Edward Medical University Lahore


  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Medical Imaging Technology
  • Operation Theater Technology
  • Certificate in Medical Technician

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    Beenish 10 / Oct / 2019

    i got 922 marks can i apply in cardiac perfusion

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      Anum Ahsan 17 / Sep / 2019

      Sir I want to take admission in optometry in King Edward I g0t 977 marks in fsc plz tell me thexactly criteria and last year merit of optometry

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        Nazish 01 / Aug / 2019

        sir i want to take admission in molecular biology (MS) .plz tell me about admission procedure

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        • Ilmkidunya Support 01 / Aug / 2019

          For admission details please visit

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        Muhammad Shafiq 23 / Oct / 2018

        sir i want to take admission in cardiac perfusion.plz tell me the about the fee st and the admission procedure

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          Muhammad Irtaza Mehmood 24 / Sep / 2018

          Sir, I want to take admission in dpt .please tell me about my admission

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            Hukam Khan 20 / Sep / 2018

            I wish 2 take admision in bs anesthesia plz give me detail and fee structure

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              Faheem Hamza 19 / Sep / 2018

              sir m dpt 3td semester me gc uni fsl abad layyah sy migration krana chahta hu kaya migration ho jae gi

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                Sawaira Sana 16 / Sep / 2018

                I want to get admission in BS MLT give me inFo about this and tell me fee structure and admission criteria??

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                  MUHAMMAD NADEEM 27 / Aug / 2020

                  Bs MLT

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                  Bukhtawar Malik 06 / Mar / 2019

                  kea ap ne MLT me admission le liya he

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                Fatima Mustafa 16 / Sep / 2018

                i want to take admission in DPT

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                  Rehman Khan 12 / Sep / 2020

                  i am also interested plz guide me

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                  Mujtahid Hussain 10 / Oct / 2019

                  i want to take addmission dpt

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                Mohammad Saleem Parray 21 / Mar / 2018

                I want to take admission

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