In a positive development that is set to bring a lot of cheers to the medical fraternity of the state, Gauhati Medical College’s Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Purujit Choudhury was honoured with the D.Sc. (Doctorate of Science) degree making him the first in the nation, second (after Dr. ST Fan of China) in Asia and fifth in the world to hold the prestigious degree. D.Sc. (Doctorate of Science) is an academic research degree awarded in recognition of substantial contribution to scientific knowledge beyond that required of a Ph.D.
Dr. Choudhury was conferred the degree on 27th April 2016 for his pathbreaking research on “A Prospective Clinical Analysis of Carcinoma of Pancreaticobiliary System (extra hepatic) and its management”. He had been strenuously working for the same since 2008. The Gauhati University had nominated famous Gastroenterologist Dr. Nobuyasu Kano from Japan and Dr. Patta Radhakrishna from SIMS hospital Chennai as external examiners for his screening.
Dr Purujit Choudhury did his early schooling from Arya Vidyapeeth , his HS from Cotton College, and his MBBS and PG(surgery) from Gauhati Medical College. He completed his Ph.D. in 2005 and has been the Ph.D supervisor himself under Gauhati University since 2006 training several students under him since. Dr. Choudhury is a reciepient of many national and international fellowships and specializes in Gastrointestinal Surgery.