Tairunnessa Memorial Medical was established in 1995. It is an organization of the Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre. It was founded by M. Shamsul Hoque, named after his mother, the late Tairunnessa, a social reformer. There is a girls' school in her name in Balaganj as well.
Tairunnessa Memorial Medical offers a five-year course of study most important to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. A one-year internship after graduation is required for all graduates. The degree is recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.
Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Center started as a small case department at Konya, Gazipur District in 1995 which over the years has rotated into a hospital and research center; TMMC Hospital, a 500-bed hospital complex, a 9 storied college building and an administrative block, a ladies' hostel. It is now one of the famous Medical colleges in Dhaka with all departments.
Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College is recorded in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and now maintained as the Avicenna Directory for Medicine and also recorded in the International Medical Education Directory. A Nursing institute was formed in 2008, awarding a B.S.C nursing degree. This became a unit of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College in 2013.
The TMMC has around 600 students, including students from Nepal and India. The hospital has expanded to 500-beds, and provides a 24-hour emergency service, with additional trauma center, EPI etc. 255 MBBS doctors have passed till 2014 December.