All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
Established in 1956, AIIMS, New Delhi is the No. 1 Medical Research and Treatment Centre in India, governed by The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 1956
Operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government college.
AIIMS- New Delhi, consistently ranked the premier Medical Institute in India has held the top slot for the last six years in a row and has been ranked first for 11 out of the 12 times in annual surveys conducted by India Today. AIIMS' excellence has to do with several factors - small class size, excellent clinically oriented teaching, research exposure, its ability to set its own curriculum and very good library facilities. AIIMS is one of the few institutions where the faculty-student ratio is much better than the norm.
It offers a variety of highly coveted undergraduate courses in medicine, nursing & related areas and postgraduate courses in virtually all the basic and clinical medical specialities and super specialities.
AIIMS, established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament aims at nurturing excellence in all aspects of health care and training personnel in all branches of health activity, thereby producing competent doctors and medical teachers alongwith providing preventive, promotive and curative health care.
The Institute has under one roof the best team of medical and surgical experts, state-of-the-art equipment and huge infrastructural facilities for teaching, research and patient care. It conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees and academic distinctions, thus demonstrating a high standard of medical education in India.
Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. AIIMS is also one of the pioneers in initiating an in-service training programme for post graduate students. AIIMS awards postgraduate degrees in 55 different specialities. In the field of medical research, AIIMS is at the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year.
There is a wide variety of research done via sophisticated investigations, clinical and epidemiological studies and advanced techniques. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing degrees. The Institute houses a library which is a treasure house of books, journals and reports.
Undergraduate courses: 77 students are admitted each year to the MBBS course at AIIMS. Its curriculum extends beyond medicine and encroaches on science and psychology as well.
AIIMS is the only institution in India which runs a B.Sc (Hons) course in Human Biology and aims at producing a group of highly proficient young scientists well versed in basic medical and biological techniques. Some of these graduates may eventually fill in teaching positions in medical schools in the basic medical sciences and some may be future leaders in research in biotechnology and molecular biology.
Postgraduate courses: AIIMS works towards producing potential teachers and research workers of their post graduate students. Presently, it awards postgraduate degrees in 55 different specialties.
The two courses of Masters in Biotechnology aims at producing scientists required in areas like vaccine production.