Government Medical College Amritsar, Punjab, was established in 1943. Renowned as one of the oldest and a forefront medical college in India, it was founded in 1864 as a medical school in Lahore. In 1920, the college was established in Amritsar. It was later on given the status of a medical college in 1943. Government Medical College Amritsar is affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.Government Medical College Amritsar imparts various courses of in the field of medical sciences, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All the courses offered by the college are in accordance with the Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi. A hospital was also attached to the college in 1974, namely, the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. The college and the hospital are spread across 163 acres of land.