ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
|Dean||Dr. Rani Kumar|
|Director||Dr. Ramesh C. Deka|
|Undergraduates||77 per year|
|Location||Ansari Nagar in New Delhi,India|
NO. OF SEATS
Each year 77 (seventy seven) seats are available for admission to the graduate medical course,leading to the award of the degree of M.B.B.S. by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Out of these, 11 (eleven) seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes, 5 (five) seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes, 19 (nineteen) seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes and 5 (five) seats are reserved for the Foreign Nationals nominated by the Government of India and 37 (thirty seven) seats for General Category. For Indian Nationals, 3% reservation for orthopaedic physically handicapped shall be provided on horizontal basis, in the seats available. If requisite number of suitable candidates are not available to fill the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes, the same are filled out of the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes and vice versa. In case suitable candidates are not available from the above two reserved categories, Orthopaedically handicapped and OBCs, the vacant seats will be filled by the candidates from the general category.
Student life and academics
MBBS life in AIIMS has a distinctive laid-back character. Attendance was not made compulsory until a few years ago, with students being given full liberty to organize their own study patterns. The limitation of class size to just 50 per year ensures a close-knit student community of just over 250 people. The student body is predominantly male, with men forming approximately 80% of every batch. This is in contrast to the situation with most other medical colleges, where women are represented in larger numbers. Hostel life centers around the Quadrangle in the Gents’ hostel, where most students can be seen lounging or studying.
AIIMS has a cosmopolitan student body, owing to its location in the national capital, as well as its countrywide reputation. Students from Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Mauritius and other nations add some of their own flavour. Exchange students from several Indian and international medical schools also mix with the existing crowd. The students are represented by the AIIMS Students’ Union, headed by an executive committee that is elected every year from students of 4th year.
Students of AIIMS involve themselves in extra-academic movements, including Pulse, the annual, inter-college festival hosted by AIIMS. Pulse is easily India’s largest medical fest, with daily attendance ranging from 5000 to 15000. A large, well-equipped students’ gym, swimming pool and courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash and soccer provide ample recreational opportunities. Prayatna is a student organization that arranges blood donation camps for the fulfilment of perpetual shortage of blood at the AIIMS blood bank.