is one of the pioneering states in India in the field of Medical
Education. The state has made consistent progress in this field.
Establishment of new medical colleges in peripheral areas, modernization of existing institutions, efforts in the improvement
of professional skills is the major achievements so far. The state
has potentialities to provide the advanced medical services
through these institutions for the people.
Education and Drugs Department came into existance on 1st
september 1982, from former Urban Development and Public Health
Medical Education & Drugs Department is responsible for
Medical Education, Health care & research in the field of
Medicine, control of Drugs & prevention of Food Adulteration.
These aims are achieved by the department through following
The Minister (Medical Education) & the
Minister of state ( Medical Education)
the Minister ( Drugs ) & the Minister of state ( Drugs) give
the vision and guidance to the Department in setting the goals.
The Secretary, Medical Education and Drugs Department works to
achieve these goals.
Dr.Vijaykumar Krushnarao Gavit
Minister - Medical Education, Horticulture and Tourism
Shri. D. P. Sawant
Medical Education, Higher and Technical Education,
Special Assistance, and Non-Conventional Energy.
Shri. Manohar Rajusingh
Minister - Food & Drugs
Shri. Ramesh Anandrao Bagwe
State Minister - Home (Urban), Food and Drugs Administration and addition charge of Home (Rural), Jails and State Excise
Shri. I.S. Chahal
- I.A.S. Secretary - Medical Education Department
The secretary is helped by following officers :-
In addition 117 ministerial staff works in this department.