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Humans always try to live their life for as long as they can. Doctors play an important part in this. In order to make such doctors available, we need good institutes that provide excellent education to aspiring doctors. One such group of institutes is the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of autonomous government public medical colleges of higher education. The government has declared these institutes as institutes of national importance. AIIMS Delhi was the first All India Institute of Medical Science set up. Lets us learn more about it –

Location: Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110029

Established: 1956

Motto: Sharīramādyam khalu dharmasādhanam (“The body is indeed the primary instrument of dharma.”)

Type: Public Medical School

President: Harsh Vardhan

Campus: Urban



AIIMS Delhi was established through an Act of Parliament and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It is governed by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 1956. It was established in New Delhi after then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s initial proposal to set up the institute in Calcutta was turned down.


The college has various objectives. They include –

  • To develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India.
  • Bringing together in one place, educational facilities of the highest order for the training of the personnel in all important branches of the health activity.
  • To attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate in medical education.


Being one of the best colleges for medicine in India, AIIMS Delhi offers a variety of courses to its students. They include –  

1. Undergraduate –

  • MBBS
  • B.Sc. Nursing (Hons.)
  • B.Sc. Nursing Post Basic
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Medical Technology in Radiography
  • Bachelor of Optometry

2. Postgraduate –

  • MD/MS
  • MCH
  • DM
  • MD Hospital Administration
  • MDS
  • M.Sc. Nursing
  • M.Sc. Courses
  • M. Biotech

Super-specialty –

  • DM
  • MCH

Doctoral –

  • Fellowship
  • Ph.D.

Departments and Centres

AIIMS Delhi has many departments and centres that it uses to provide students with practical exposure. They include –

1. Departments –

  • Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care
  • Anatomy
  • Academic Section
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiology
  • Centre for Community Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • Dermatology & Venereology
  • Dietetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Finance Division
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Hospital Administration
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nephrology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nursing Department
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders
  • Radio Diagnosis
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Research Section
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgical Disciplines
  • Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics
  • Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)
  • Urology

2. Specialty Centers –

  • Cardio-Thoracic Sciences Centre
  • Centre for Dental Education and Research
  • Neurosciences Centre
  • Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences
  • Dr. B.R.A Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital
  • National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre
  • Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center
  • Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research (CIMR)
  • National Cancer Institute (Jhajjar Campus)

Central Facilities

The institute also has many facilities that it provides. They include –

  • B.B. Dikshit Library
  • AIIMS Cadaveric Surgical Skills training
  • Central Animal Facility
  • Computer Facility
  • Central Workshop
  • EHS
  • Electron Microscope Facility
  • K.L. Wig CMET
  • Medical Social & Welfare Services
  • National Poisons Information Centre
  • Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation
  • Telemedicine Facility
  • Transport Facility
  • Medical Social Welfare Unit
  • Engineering Services
  • Stem Cell Facility
  • Bio-medical Waste Management
  • Central Sterile Services
  • Media Cell & Protocol Division
  • AIIMS Infection Control
  • Centralized Core Research Facility (CCRF)


The college hosts various workshops and events for students to take part in. this helps students to get a break from the constant academic pressure they face. Events like annual days, blood donation drives as well as lectures on diseases and conditions like cancer, tuberculosis and autism are held. Video conferences are also held here so that distance does not become a hurdle to students wanting to learn more.


International –

  • QS WUR ranked AIIMS Delhi 231st in the category of Life Sciences and Medicine and 151-200 in the category of Medicine for the year 2020. It also ranked AIIMS Delhi 1st in South Asia.
  • Newsweek ranked it 52nd among the world’s best hospitals in 2020.

 National –

  • NIRF and The Week ranked it 1st among medical colleges in India in 2019
  • India Today and Outlook India ranked it 1st among medical colleges in India in 2018


  • AIIMS Delhi is the first Indian center to perform a successful cardiac transplant. P Venugopal, the ex-director of AIIMS performed it in 1994.
  • It is an advanced center of stem cell therapy in India, especially cardiac and neurological. It holds a reputation of being a pioneer in Stem Cell Injection.
  • AIIMS Delhi has India’s first and only minimally invasive surgery training center, under collaboration with Germany.
  • The first in-vitro fertilization facility in the public sector set up at the AIIMS Delhi in February 2008.


  • B. K. Misra – Neurosurgeon, recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy Award, the highest medical honour in India
  • Rakesh Aggarwal – Gastroenterologist, recipient of National Bioscience Award for Career Development recipient
  • Sathyanarayana Srikanta – Medical Director at Samatvam Endocrinology Diabetes Center
  • Raj Kumar – founding director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh

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Tanish D'mello

Tanish D'mello

I am a student of Saint Xavier’s College, Mumbai. I like playing and watching sports. I also like to read crime novels and mythological stories.

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