It was like a dream come true for citizens of Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh state, that is Purvanchal, when the first seed of inception of this medical college was sown in November of 1969. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Late Shri Chandra Bhanu Gupta. It was named after a devoted freedom fighter Baba Raghav Das who was a prominent Sarvoday Leader of this area and close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Initially the teaching started in government polytechnic and later shifted to college and hospital buildings under the dynamic leadership of Prof P.L. Shukla as first principal of this college. First batch of MBBS students was admitted on 7th August 1972. Since then this college has grown and now runs post graduate courses in various specialties.
BRD medical college includes Administrative Block, Central Library, Examination Hall, Auditorium, Lecture Theatres and various departments of non clinical and para clinical subjects of medical education, etc. It forms the base for medical career of future doctors and provides research backup in basic medical sciences.