Allama Iqbal Medical College
|Allama Iqbal Medical College|
|Motto||Dignity in Service|
|Established||May 2, 1975|
|President||Prof Dr Mahmood Shaukat|
|Location||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Campus||105 acres (42 ha)|
|Colours||Navy and white|
|Affiliations||CPSP, PMDC, PNC, UHS|
Allama Iqbal Medical College (Urdu:علامہ اقبال میڈیکل کالج لاہور), established in 1975, is a public school of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Jinnah hospital is attached to the college as a teaching hospital.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Facilities
- 4 Research
- 5 Recognition and affiliations
- 6 Student life
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The Government’s initiative in the mid seventies to establish new seats of learning to spur medical education and research in Pakistan led to the establishment of this institution on May 2, 1975 as Lahore Medical College.
Prof. Dr. Akhtar Hussain Awan was the first principal. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Sheikh was the first professor of anatomy while Prof. Dr. Mahmood Ali Malik and Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghaffar laid the framework of the physiology department. Dr. Sanaullah was the first administrative officer leading an able team.
On August 12, 1975, a batch of three hundred and thirteen students began their first academic day. Two years later, the college was renamed Allama Iqbal Medical College to commemorate the centenary celebrations of the great philosopher.
Although the odds were unfavorable in the beginning, by the efforts made by students and staff, the college progressed and has proven its worth. It was housed temporarily in a borrowed inadequate building with meager audiovisual teaching aids at the Post-Graduate Medical Institute. The space was so limited that two shifts of teaching and practical classes were held to accommodate all the students. Soon the renovation and expansion was taken in hand, a closed circuit TV system and several electric aids were added to improve the teaching system but these efforts remained inadequate because of large number of students studying in this college.
Meanwhile, in 1980, the final plan for Allama Iqbal Medical College Complex was agreed upon and its foundation stone was laid in March 1980. 1985 marks the era of evolution in the history of Allama Iqbal Medical College when Prof. S.A.R. Gardezi took over as principal of the college. He took on the challenge of gigantic task of constructing the Allama Iqbal Medical Complex in a befitting manner in the shortest possible time. With a budget of Rupees 670 millions, of which Rupees 370 millions were for the building and Rupees 300 millions were for the equipment, the work on the construction of the campus started. The college complex was inaugurated by the then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan on 18 May 1989. The work on 1100-bedded Jinnah Hospital started in 1988.
Initially the Services Hospital was affiliated with AIMC, but later as the college moved to its present campus in 1990, Jinnah Hospital was built as a dedicated teaching hospital. The hospital started functioning in 1994, when the OPD was opened. Soon the departments of Radiology, Radiotherapy and Pathology started working. The emergency and casualty department was opened to public on March 23, 1995 and the Diabetes Clinic was started on May 28, 1995.
Jinnah Hospital was officially inaugurated on Feb. 2, 1996 by the then Prime Minister, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto reflecting the importance which the Government attaches to the provision of health opportunities to the community.
Today Allama Iqbal Medical College Complex has a campus of 105 acres (42 ha) on the canal comprising the basic departments, administrative block, library and fountain pavilion, well-equipped modern lecture theatre complex and cafeteria. It provides residential facility for 1000 medical students, 200 internees, 500 nurses and a colony comprising 200 houses for the employees.
For the purpose of extra- and co-curricular activities, a sports complex including separate gymnasiums for boys and girls, swimming pool, tennis courts, hockey and cricket grounds, and an elegant auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000 have also been built.
This illustrious complex meets with all the requirements of the students of Allama Iqbal Medical College at under- and post-graduate levels and a large number of patients are benefiting from it as it provides treatment in all major fields of medicine.
The library complex possesses an air-conditioned well-furnished hall and provides various learning resources for the faculty and the teachers. There are two main sections of library: the main hall and the internet facility next to the office of the chief librarian. The main hall houses a collection of 25,500 books and various journals. Most of the books and journals are related to medicine and allied fields and written by authors of international repute. In order to keep pace with the continuously developing medical field, latest editions of various books are added regularly. The library offers good service for research activities. The library subscribes to 14 international medical journals of high repute and 20 national medical journals. Apart from the medical books, the library has a collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, Islamic encyclopedias, English and Urdu novels and poetry. The Internet facility is the newest addition to the library complex to keep the members abreast of the latest advances in the field of medicine.
An elegant air-conditioned auditorium is present next to the administration department, with the façade on the library side. With tiered of seating, the auditorium holds an audience of 1000. Upgraded with a new multimedia facility, the auditorium aims to provide a vivid lecturing experience for the viewers and the presenter. Weekly Clinico-Pathological Conference, most of the scientific meetings, seminars & symposia and important lectures and addresses take place in this building. During the sports week it is the site for all the literary events and Annual Interclass Skit Competitions.
College campus provides extra ordinary sports facilities to the students, doctors & faculty members for participation in games and sports which are listed as under;
(1) Separate Gymnasia for Boys & Girls.
(2) Swimming Pool.
(3) Squash Court.
(4) Tennis Court.
(5) Basketball Court.
(6) Badminton Court.
Arranged in the form of a red rose with four petals, four male hostels and three female hostels are present at the canal end of the college encircling a green square. There are three male students' and one male doctors' hostel. The student hostels are named after the legendary Muslim scholars Ibn Nafees, Al Beruni and Bu Ali Sina. Each student hostel has two wings, three floors, a mess, a TV lounge for students of different classes. The doctors' hostel also has two wings, two floors and houses some of the important faculty members.
Just a few minutes walk from the male hostel area behind the oval college ground are two girls' hostels and one nursing hostel. On an average, there are 112 rooms in each hostel with rooms ranging from cubical, twin and four-bed. The hostel accommodation accommodates 1000 students, 400 nurses and 100 internees.
Each hostel is looked after by an assistant warden. Many aspects of the life in the hostels are managed by the students themselves such as the boarding arrangements. The hostels are provided with common rooms, canteens, prayer rooms and other common utilities. The students are required to abide by the rules and regulations governing residence in the university halls and are encouraged to develop community life conducive to healthy growth of the social aspects of their personalities.
Students of Allama Iqbal Medical College work within three recognized departments of college, named biochemistry, pathology and medicine in research fields. College has just announced its tri-monthly journal of research called AIJE. Prof Dr. Zamir Ahmad of Biochemistry Department AIMC 
Recognition and affiliations
The college is recognized by the following organizations.
- Higher Education Commission
- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
- College of Physiotherapists, Mayo Hospital Lahore
- Superior University, Lahore
- Riphah College of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rehabilitation Sciences
- University of Lahore, Lahore
- University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Current and Former Students
The Current and Former students of Allama Iqbal Medical College are referred to as Iqbalians.
Student Clubs & Societies
The nature of student clubs includes academics, co-curricular, extra-curricular and sports clubs. There are 14 sports clubs & societies of AIMC students.
- Editorial Board of College Magazine
- Dramatics Club
- Rowing Club
- Swimming Club
- Literary Club
- Badminton Club
- Tennis Club
- Qirat Society
- Gymnastic Club
- Football Club
- Cricket Club
- Hockey Club
- Table Tennis Club
- Squash Club
Currently no student union is allowed in the college but societies and clubs are allowed. However the very first students union elections were held in 1979 during martial law times.
- Allama Iqbal Medical College has its annual college magazine, Shaheen, maintained by students. Current President for Shaheen Magazine is Prof. Dr. Arif Tajammul, Vice President is Prof. Dr. Mehmood Nasir Malik and Editor in Chief for 2011 is Muhammad Faizan Ali.
- Allama Iqbal Medical College Alumni Association of North America
- Iqbalians Alumni
- Society of Iqbalians in UK and Ireland(SIUKA)
- Journal of Allama Iqbal Medical College AIJE 2009
- Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
- PMDC Recognition Status
- Affiliation of Medical School and Its sub-branches
- Affiliation of Medical School and Its sub-branches
- Affiliation of Allama Iqbal Medical College and Jinnah Hsopital Lahore
- Affiliation of Allama Iqbal Medical College
- University of Health Sciences * General Medical Council of UK (GMC-UK) * General Medical Council of Ireland (GMC-Ireland) * World Health Organization (WHO) directory of recognized medical institutes. Affiliation
- Collaboration with INCTR
- Affiliation of Allied Sciences
- SEPLAA Foundation Affiliation
- "Shaheen Magazine". Allama Iqbal Medical College. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
- AIMCAANA Alumni (http://www.aimcaana.org/)
- IQBALIANS Official Alumni (http://www.aimcalumni.org/)