King George's Medical University was established in 1911. The institution is committed to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge in biomedical sciences and establishing itself as a centre of excellence in tertiary level health care in the state. The college was affiliated to the Allahabad University. King George's Medical University is situated in the heart of the historic city of Lucknow which is the capital of India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh. In 19th century the city was known as the seat of Nawabs of Awadh and also for the centre of the arts - music, painting, dance, ‘shatranj' or chess, kite flying and ‘tehzeeb' or culture. The university campus adjoins the crowded ‘Chowk' area and is off Shahmina Road , very close to the bank of River Gomti.
The university campus is spread over an area of 100,000 sq metres. It is situated about 5 km from Charbagh Railway Station and is well connected to all parts of the city by public transport systems such as bus, tempo and taxi.