Dr Asima Banu becomes first Muslim woman principal of Bangalore Medical College

Dr. Asima Banu assumed the role of principal at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) on Wednesday, July 5, marking her 23rd year of dedicated service to the institution.

Dr. Asima gained widespread recognition for her exceptional contributions as the nodal officer of the Covid ward at Trauma Care Centre, Victoria Hospital, during the challenging year of 2020.

Having completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at BMCRI in the 1990s, she embarked on her career as a faculty member in the microbiology department in 2000.

Throughout her tenure, Dr. Asima has held several key positions, including quality in-charge and infection control officer, head of the microbiology department at Bowring Hospital, convenor of the medical education unit, and nodal officer of the simulation and skills centre at BMCR. Her diverse roles have allowed her to make valuable contributions across various domains of healthcare.

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