The Government of Assam has, by notification, constituted 'Society for Medical Education, Barpeta,' Assam for establishment and overall management of affairs of a new Medical College at Barpeta and to dedicate the same to the people of Assam. Smti. Syeda Anwara Taimur, former Chief Minister of Assam. Smti. Syeda Anwara Taimur, former Chief Minister of Assam, is the Chairperson of the Society. The Public Works Deparment (Building), Assam has been enrusted to take up the task of setting up the infrastructure of the Project. The Government of Assam and the Society for Medical Education, Barpeta decided to undertake the establishment of the new Medical College at Barpeta in accordanc e with the designs prepared and finalized through consultancy.
To build an intergrated campus capable of housing the necessary infrastructure the Governemnt of Assam decided to aquire land from private owners for the college. According, land acquisition started vide Govt. Notification No.HLB.238/2005/4, dated 20.09.2005 and 125 bighas of land was acquired. Meanwhile Vice Principal Gauhati Medical College, was allowed to hold the responsibility of Principal-cum-Chief Superintendent, Barpeta Medical College on 8th August, 2005. In his tenure the process of land acquisition was completed.
The 'Bhumi Puja' was performed and on the auspicious day of 11th February, 2006 the foundation stone of the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College & Hospital was laid down by Hon'ble Chairperson of UPA Smti. Sonia Gandhi. Though National Competative Bidding, Architect Consultants were appointed on hehalf of the Society for Medical Education, Barpeta by the state Public Works Department. The architects M/s Technicaliya Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Chennai were entrusted with the preparation of the concept plan and master plan of the college. After approval of the plans and drwings PWD has entrusted construction works to M/s Engineering Projects (India) Ltd. which has also collaborated M/s Shree Gautam Construction Pvt. Ltd. Paltan Bazar, Guwahati in the construction works of the college. Prof. (Dr) D. Hazarika joined as the next Principal of the college on 25th June, 2007 and it is in his tenure the construction works started on the sacred day of 19th December, 2008. The construction work was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta Shri Phanidhar Kalita.
The construction works took a momentum by the constant supervision, guidance and advice of the Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Dr. Parthajyoti Gogoi, Regional Director, Health & F.W. Govt. of India has been supervising the progress of the works from time to time.
Prof. (Dr.) K.C. Saikia joined as the third Principal-cum-Cheif Superintendent of the college and hospital on 3rd November, 2010 and his constant supervision and hard work has accelerated the pace of construction of the college to the present shape. Prof. (Dr) R K Kalita of Physiology Depatment has taken the charge as the first Superintendent of the hospital on 10th December, 2010.
The Hospital of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College was inaugurated on 11-th February by Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Tarun Gogoi in presence of Honourable Mnister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.