All India Institute of Medical Sciences

All India Institute of Medical Sciences



Creating a country imbued with a scientific culture was Jawaharlal Nehru's dream, and immediately after independence he prepared a grand design to achieve it. Among the temples of modern India which he designed, was a centre of excellence in the medical sciences. Nehru's dream was that such a centre would set the pace for medical education and research in Southeast Asia , and in this he had the wholehearted support of his Health Minister, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.

The health survey and development committee ,chaired by Sir Joseph Bhore, an Indian Civil Servant ,had in 1946 already recommended the establishment of a national medical centre which would concentrate on meeting the need for highly qualified manpower to look after the nation's expanding health care activities . The dreams of Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with the government of New Zealand. A generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952.The AIIMS was finally created in 1956,as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament ,to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care.

All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.

The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing post-certificate) degrees.

Twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centers manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre- and Para-clinical departments. However, burn cases, dog-bite cases and patients suffering from infectious diseases are not entertained in the AIIMS Hospital. AIIMS also manages a 60-beded hospital in the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabgarh in Haryana and provides health cover to about 2.5 lakh population through the Centre for Community Medicine.

Objectives of AIIMS

  • To develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India.
  • To bring 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.

Functions of AIIMS

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical and related physical biological sciences.
  • Nursing and dental education
  • Innovations in education.
  • Producing medical teachers for the country.
  • Research in medical and related sciences.
  • Health care : preventive, promotive and curative; primary, secondary & tertiary.
  • Community based teaching and research

Course cum fee details

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Our Admission Process

Eligibility for Admission

1. Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary period of 12 years of study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with English.

A candidate for admission to the medical course “must have 60% *marks at +2 level in each of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany and Zoology taken together) and have an aggregate of 140/200 in these subjects, both at qualifying and competitive examinations and should have passed in English”.

This is as per State and University guidelines. (* 60% in each and 130/ 200 aggregate for BC, 55% in each and 120/200 aggregate for MBC, and 40% in each and 80 /200 aggregate for SC/ST candidates). (BC, MBC, SC / ST are as defined by the TN Government; all rules are subject to change as per State & University guidelines. Please refer to the latest regulations on the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University website The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University

Example: if a candidate has 72 % in Biology, 66% in Chemistry and 70% in Physics, then the aggregate works out to {72+(66+70)/2} on 200 => {72+68} on 200, i.e. 140/200 and is eligible. However, a candidate with 68% in Biology, 72% in Chemistry and 70 % in Physics will have only {68+(72+70)/2} on 200 => {68+71} on 200, i.e. 139/200 and is not eligible. Candidates should have passed in all subjects of the qualifying examination of the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (Academic) conducted by the Tamil Nadu State Board or any other equivalent examination in one and the same attempt in the subjects.

2. Candidates should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or should complete the said age on or before 31st December of the said year. Please check the relevant admission bulletin on the CMC website for updated information

Basis of Admission

1. Only NEET (UG) qualified candidates are considered for the selection process, which consists of two steps. A Computer based test (Step-1) consisting of multiple choice questions for Aptitude assessment is conducted in English, on an All India basis .

This is followed by Step-2 for short-listed candidates, which consists of special tests to assess the candidate’s character and aptitude. Interviews also will form part of the assessment at this stage.

During Step-2, the aptitude of the candidate for the healing ministry, willingness to serve in remote mission hospitals and a sense of compassion for the suffering will be assessed.

For Christian students applying under the sponsored category, a written test in Bible Knowledge will be a part of the tests at Vellore. Admission to the programme for the year is subject to being certified medically fit by the Medical board of Christian Medical College, Vellore.

2. The number of candidates for the MBBS course shall be 100 per year, of which not less than 42 shall be women.

3. The final distribution of seats will be as follows: a. All India Open - 16 seats.

(i) One candidate will be selected by the Government of India (separate requests for obtaining prescribed applications are to be addressed to the authorities.

(ii) Twenty percent (3 seats) of the open seats shall be reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Tribes (SC/ST). The candidates belonging to SC/ST should indicate this on the application form and a photocopy of the certificate of proof issued by the Deputy Tahsildar or the District Magistrate MUST be enclosed. The original of the Certificate is required.

b. Sponsored Candidates - 84 seats Up to 84 seats will be reserved for the sponsored candidates (See sponsorship guidelines Section 1.14 for further details)

4. The selection committee will shortlist eligible candidates to attend step-2, which will be conducted only at Vellore.



Our Placement Details

Research & Clinical ProgramsIt is science Alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resourses running to waste, of a rich country inhabited by starving people.

Jawaharlal Nehru

At AIIMS research is not just a routine activity but rather a mission with three objectives. As anywhere else, the primary purpose of research is to gratify curiosity by disciplined activity, thereby leading to creation of new knowledge. But at AIIMS, we are also conscious of the role research can play in improving the quality of teaching. A teacher engaged in research is up to date with recent information, and can also inculcate a sprit of enquiry and freedom of thought into his/her students. Finally, research at AIIMS is apart of our national endeavor to cultivate a scientific temper and to eliminate from our society the way of authority and superstition.

Image Analysis System

Image analysis system for quantitative a and stereological study of tissues.


Research at AIIMS is a part of our national endaeavour to cultivate a scientific temper and to eliminate from our society the sway of authority and superstition .

While AIIMS attracts sizeable grants from national and international agencies, the Institution itself also offers modest research grants. The grants are sanction after the projects submitted have been screened by a Committee and are primary meant to initiate the junior faculty into research. Thus, other things being equal, preference is given to younger application. After an investigator has made some progress, he or she can apply for bigger grants from other agencies.

There is a wide variety of research performed at AIIMS. On the one hand we do sophisticated investigations in the neurosciences, in genetics and on computer simulation of hormone-receptor interaction. On the other hand ,we undertake clinical and epidemiological studies on the prevention and treatment of national health problems. We are trying to apply advanced techniques such as DNA recombinant technology, immunology and electron microscopy to study the common diseases in our country such as leprosy, malaria , tuberculosis, diabetes, diarrhoea, hepatitis, fluorosis and iodine deficiency. We have large internationally funded programmes on goals-oriented research in reproduction aimed at widening the variety of acceptable contraceptives. The scientific publications emanating from the Institute have been quite steady at about 2 publications per faculty member per year. about half of these publications are in journals covered by the Science Citation Index. During the 8 year period from 1980-88, AIIMS topped the list of medical colleges in India with (mean ± SD) 237.5 ± 37.3 Science Citation index-listed publications per year (Reddy et al. Natl Med J India 1991; 4: 90-92).During the 7 year period from 1987-94, AIIMS topped the list of institutions engaged in medical research in India with 1630 Medline-listed publications (Arunachalam. Current Science 1997; 72:912-922).

The quality and range of research at AIIMS may be judged from the following highly selected assortment of some thrust areas.

Control of Diarrheal disease

In 1980s,40% of pediatric beds in hospitals were occupied by cases of diarrheal dehydration. In 1997 it is difficult to find such a case even for demonstration in many parts of India. Basic, applied and operational research done at AIIMS has played a pivotal role in achieving this transformation. Recently we have developed two types of super oral dehydration solutions based on amino concentration.

We are trying to apply advanced techniques such as DNA recombinant technology,immunology and electron microscopy to study the common diseases in our country.


WHO will formally introduce this new formulation in the Global Diarrheal Disease Control Programme this year. AIIMS has developed an algorithm for the treatment of persistent diarrhea, which the WHO introduced in the Global Diarrheal Disease Control Programme in 1994. The bacteriumresponsible for 50% of the cases of persistent diarrhea has been discovered at AIIMS and provisionally named Enteroaggregative E.coli.AIIMS research on the role of zinc deficiency in diarrheal disease was cited by the "Time Magazine" in 1996 as good news for child health.




Flowcytometry in progress in the Biotechnology Laboratory

for identification of DNA ploidy and surface markers in cancer cells.

Rotavirus was demonstrated at AIIMS to be the major cause of diarrheal disease. Now we have developed a rotavirus vaccine in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology, which is ready for phase-1 trials to be started this year.

Early and sure diagnosis of tuberculosis

AIIMS has developed a PCR test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The test, which is specially useful for extrapulmonary tuberculosis, gives the diagnosis within 24-48 hours of receiving the sample in contrast with conventional tests which take 6-8 weeks.LeprosyPhysiology Study In Progress


Contributions of AIIMS towards research on this dreaded disease include:

  • Development of an anti-leprosy vaccine which is undergoing trials in Kanpur district.
  • Trials of interferon in the treatment of leprosy.
  • Use of DNA technology to identify genes of diagnostic significance.
  • Development of tests that identify patients at risks of developing life-threatening reactions.

A behavioural physiology study in progress.


By using modern DNA technologies at AIIMS, it has now become possible for the first time in India to study the strains of the parasite responsible for an epidemic.

HIV Diagnostic test

AIIMS has developed indigenously a highly sensitive and specific ELISA system for detecting HIV antibodies. It costs less than half the imported test kits, and has detected many early cases which the imported kits could not.

AIIMS has developed indigenously a highly sensitive and specific ELISA system for detecting HIV antibodies.It costs less than half the imported test kits, and has detected many early cases which the imported kits could not. AIIMS has been one of the Reference Centres for HIV/AIDS since 1986, and the National HIV Reference Centre since 1992.

Research To Control Liver Disease

Epidemiological, clinical and basic research at AIIMS has assessed the magnitude of the problem, led to the development of an indigenous diagnostic test and a candidate vaccine, and a diagnostic assay system for screening blood donors for hepatitis C virus.

Diagnostic Test For Plague

AIIMS was the first place in the world to use PCR on formaline fixed autopsy material to detect and confirm plague during the1994 outbreak. We have cloned, sequenced and expressed the f1 and pla genes of Yersinia pestis which are immunoreactive. These are being used for developing a serological test for plague.Titration Method

Iodine Deficiency Disorders

AIIMS has defined the effect of iodine deficiency on growth and development, specially the role of thyroxine in brain development in human fetuses. Laboratory and field studies done at AIIMS paved the way for the 'Universal Salt Iodization Programme of the Government of India in 1986.Our Contributions to control of iodine deficiency extend to Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand and several countries of Africa and the middle east.



Titration method for estimation of iodine in salt.

This simple is very important for ensuring the success of the universal salt

Laboratory and field studies done at AIIMS paved the way for the 'Universal Salt Iodisation Programme of the Government of India.

Anti-Fertility VaccineMorphometric Analysis

Much of the research that has been carried out in the last 25 years towards the development of an anti-human chronic gonadotropin (hCG) vaccine began with research initially carried out at AIIMS.

Morphometric analysis of immuno cytochemically stained endometrium and photomicrography inprogres in the Primate Implantation Biology Laboratory.

Post-Coital and Post-Ovulatory Contraception

Basic Research on the endocrine and paracrine mechanisms in embryo implantation of pregnancy and the development of post-coital and post-ovulatory contraceptives.Our Primate Implantation Biology Laboratory has been recognized as a non-US Centre for Contraceptive Research and Development Programme of the Andrew Mellon Foundation and is also one of the 13 such Centres in the world supported on a long-term basis by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Exploration Of Antarctica

AIIMS has been participating in India's efforts at exploration of Antarctica since 1990.Besides providing health care to member

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences

  • Address : Ansari Nagar New Delhi 110029
  • State : DELHI
  • Country : India
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  • Management Type : Government
  • Qualifying Exams : NEET

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