All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), South Ex.
AIIMS is located on the well-connected Ring Road in the Safdarjang area. The nearest metro station is AIIMS metro on the yellow line, which is right across the campus. So, accessibility is excellent no matter what’s your mode of travel. However travelling should not be an issue, as all the students prefer to stay in the hostels to save on travelling time.
The AIIMS has a huge campus which includes the hospital, the academic blocks, staff quarters and hostels. The campus is so much vast that initially you might get lost. The academic block is a typical red brick structure you often come across in Delhi and there’s a pretty looking garden in front of this building. The interiors are well furnished and the lecture halls are air-conditioned. The labs are well equipped with most modern facilities like electron microscopes. Seniors go to the hospital for practical sessions called as clinical postings. Each student is posted in a different department for 15 days after which he/she is posted in some other department. The college has a separate building for library. It has a rich collection of books from renowned local and international authors. Also they boast of having all the research papers related to medical field published in the country. The library has 2 reading rooms: the smaller one is air-conditioned and it can accommodate about 60 students at a time, while the larger one is not air-conditioned. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. Of course it doesn’t matter whether these tiny little things are there or not, when you are getting the country’s best college. Many students and practicing doctors, visit AIIMS to use its library, so you can imagine its standard.
The college provides hostel facilities and all the students prefer to make use of it. One reason is to save on the travelling time; the other may be that the hostel charges are already included in the fees. In the fresher’s year you have to share the rooms, while seniors get single rooms. For other needs, there is Room Service available for PG students.
Rs. 5,000 per year including hostel charges.
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*For Indian Nationals 3% reservation for orthopaedic physically handicapped shall be provided on horizontal basis, in the seats available.
**If seats in the various reservation categories remain vacant they are ultimately offered to the general category candidates.
Well it’s the best institute of the country, and the teaching is a major factor which sets the standards so high. So obviously you can expect some of the best doctors and academicians of the country to be your mentors. All the teachers are highly experienced and specialized in their own different fields. Many of them are really strict and make sure that you work really hard and pass out to live up to the expectations. Of course students don’t complain about this, as they know that it’s for their own good. Although the teachers are excellent, one comes to know that the main learning takes place through the interaction with the seniors and PG students. And the seniors are very helpful and share their knowledge with the juniors.
The norm set by the college is 75% but the students say that the college and the faculty are lenient and cool about your attendance falling as low as 40%. But students hardly want to miss a lecture as they would lose out on a lot of learning. So basically you don’t need to worry about falling short of attendance, as you’ll attend the lectures irrespective of the attendance norms.
Considering AIIMS to be the best medical institute of India, you can expect to find some of the most intelligent human beings interested in learning medical sciences over here. The crowd here hails from all the parts of the country, but initially you might not be able to adjust well with the students from various backgrounds. However that phase would normally pass away, in a few months’ time. And you might even want to be careful of your seniors who would want to rag you, as ragging is a bit more prominent over here, as compared to other medical colleges. Having said that, ragging isn’t all that scary because it would ensure that you make new friends with your seniors, who would be the most helpful people when the exams are around. The ratio of girls to boys is 1 : 3.
Students don’t frequently hangout in the city because they do not have time to do so. But when they need a break, they generally plan a 2-3 day trip to places around Delhi.
There are 4 college canteens, and 4 other private canteens, where you can have proper meals and quick snacks, all of which is invariably tasty. Apart from these there are many coffee shacks, and fast food joints, spread over the campus. So where you are, you always be able to spot a place to grab a quick bite. One of the canteens is the Hostel mess where you can pay on a daily basis or they can keep an account on your name and you must settle the bill at the end of every month. So you might expect spending around Rs.1500 a month on food.
The college celebrates 2 major festivals; one is called ‘Pulse’ which is a National Level Festival, where students from medical, paramedical, engineering, and other backgrounds from all over the country participate. It is held from 16th -22nd September around the foundation day of the college. The festival is very popular among the students, and they enjoy being a part of it every year. The second festival is called ‘Infest’ and it’s an intra-college festival and is held in April. Seminars and Conferences are the major attraction of the festival, where you get to meet some of the famous medics of the country.
AIIMS is the only affiliated hospital but as a college norm, students are supposed to work for at least one month in the nearby rural areas, which generally see a lack of medical facilities. So looking at it the other way, the students gets good exposure working there, and the patients there get good medical treatment. The students however are not exactly excited about their rural internship as the environment there is quite different from home and AIIMS. After completing the rural internship, the students get placed at AIIMS for the rest of their internship duration. Being at AIIMS is a great learning experience, as they get exposed to a variety of patients with different medical cases.
AIIMS also offers Masters Courses in Dental Science with an intake of 3 students, every six months.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
New Delhi, Delhi - 110029
Phone: 011 2658 8500
If studying medical sciences is what you wish to do and pursue a career in, AIIMS has to be the Heaven on Earth for you. Although you need to strive hard to get here, being here would be a fantastic experience. AIIMS is undoubtedly the best Medical Institute in India. After passing out from AIIMS, you are assured to get highly paying jobs at hospitals in India, and abroad, but that’s not the trend observed among the students, as most prefer to pursue their masters, and specialize in a field of their interest.