B.S. Medical College (BSMC) owes its glorious past to the Swaraj Workers in the pre-independence era of India who took up the task of setting up a Swaraj ( By the Indians, of the Indians and for the Indians) Medical Institute. With this intent Bankura Medical School was set up mainly due to the philanthopic efforts of Swaraj Workers in Bengal.Bankura Medical School was visited in the late 1930s by stalwarts like Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

B.S. Medical College in its current form was established in 1956 by Bankura Sammilani Trust. The college was taken over by Government of West Bengal in 1961 with an initial student strength of 25. MCI recognition for Post graduate degree courses in General Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric Medicine and Gynecology & Obstetrics was given in March, 2009.
Post graduate degree courses in Pathology and Preventive and Social medicine has also been approved by the MCI since March, 2010

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