Every year,after passing HSC nearly 36000 (Thirty Six thousand) top applicants from all over the country sit for medical college entrance examination. Top 200 students out of 36000 get opportunity to study in Dhaka Medical College. Different batches of Dhaka Medical College are named with the prefix K, as for example batch K-69 which is the latest batch in DMC arena. The origin of the prefix K is not well known and there are different opinions such as K being the 11th letter of the English alphabet signifies the 11th medical college of the-then Indian subcontinent, K is for Kolkata as many of the students came from Calcutta Medical college and were admitted straight to 3rd, 4th or even 5th year.Another source indicates that K stands for Klinical batch (Latin). Whatever the meaning is, at this moment 'K' is the identity of almost 10,000 ex and present students of DMC There is another tradition to name batches such as Batch k-67 is known as Lubdhok ( লুব্ধক), k-66 Shongkhonil (শঙ্খনীল), k-65 Kolpok (কল্পক), k64 Jatrik (যাত্রিক), k63 Turup (তুরুপ), k-62 Baundule(বাউণ্ডুলে).
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