It gives me immense pleasure to communicate with all as the Principal/Dean, Government Medical College and associated hospitals Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, and extend my sincere wishes on behalf of the entire faculty and staff. As a newly coming-up medical college, recently approved with the Letter of Permission from National Medical Commission (NMC) and Erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI), our long-term goal is to provide excellent comprehensive training to graduate and postgraduate, medical, nursing and other health professional students for the advancement of medical knowledge and do cutting-edge research providing world class facilities to make significant contribution to the health sector of the state. The GMC, Baramulla and the associated Hospital and Health Centre’s will be committed to the best healing by providing high quality health care and strive for continuous improvement in the quality of medical education. We will ensure patient safety by providing them with compassionate care of high professional standards and maintain quality by offering continuous modern training to the faculty, staff, residents, and students. Importantly, we will meet all regulatory and statutory requirements and conduct regular quality audits and strive to implement quality measures and encourage optimum usage of infrastructure and facilities. Notably, In order to achieve those goals, our commitment will be to establish a clinically stimulating, challenging and nurturing learning environment for medical education and the best clinical training aided with innovative teaching methods by highly qualified and experienced faculty to provide students a complete vibrant academic program. Our philosophy would be to produce competent doctors dedicated to serving communities with great compassion and care. In summary, we are grateful to the Administrative Department for their much needed efforts and proactive support for the successful establishment of GMC, Baramulla. We highly acknowledge and remain open to all innovative ideas, steps and initiatives from all departments to work as a team that must help us to play an important role to make GMC, Baramulla “ the center of excellence”. Profoundly, it will be our pride to guide and support medical and para-medical students in fulfilling their potential career goals and realizing their dreams. Feel free to count on us to do everything possible towards achieving your aspirations for a quality medical education. I look forward to-extending our assistance and support.