Who We Are

The Founder and brief history of College

The founder of the college was Allama Hakim Ahmad Husain Usmani [1859-1933]. Hakim Ahmad Husain Usmani‚Äôs fore fathers had suffered extensively at the hand of Britishers during 1857 freedom movement. All their properties were confiscated by the British Authorities during 1857 war of freedom. He studied basic education including mantiq o falsafa under the guidance of Haji Hafiz Hakim Sufi Mohammad Husain of Allahabad.  To study the science of Tib he moved to Lucknow and learned Unani medicine under Tabib Dar Ul Shifa Shahi Hakim Haider Husain.

Hakim Ahmad Husain left his family and moved to Calcutta without informing his parents where he practiced Unani medicine near Nakhuda ki Masjid for many years. Then he returned back to Allahabad, met his parents and tried to consolidate all his confiscated properties. He made a firm determination to do something for humanity and started Tibbi Madersa in 1904 at his residence in Sabzimandi Allahabad. This Madersa grew up and took shape of Unani Medical College and was shifted to present site. This institution was taken over by the state of U.P. in 1982 after passing a bill in the U.P. Assembly to provincialize it.

Hakim Ahmad Husain was a great Unani physician of his era. He had saved hundreds of lives through Unani medicine during plague epidemic. He was a close associate of Hakim Masih Ul Mulk Ajmal Khan and was even in the management committee of Ayurvedic and Unani TIbbi College Karol Bagh Delhi. Beside founding and establishing Unani Medical College, he translated the work of famous historian Ibne Khuldoom from Arbic to Urdu into 14 volumes, for which he earned more name and fame. A road is also named after the founder for his contributions in Allahabad.  Allama Hakim Ahmad Husain died on 30th Jan 1933 and his grave is in the College premises.

What We Do

State Unani Medical College (SUMC) is a government medical college in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. In the institution all students selected through UP CPMT (now CPAT) get admission into BUMS course, and intake capacity of the students is 40 students (now 60 from 2017) per year