Maulana Azad Medical College

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Maulana Azad Medical College
Maulana Azad Medical College Logo.jpg
Established 1956
Type Public
Dean Dr. Deepak K. Tempe
Undergraduates 250 per year
Location New Delhi, India
Nickname MAMC (pronounced as "ma'am-see")
Affiliations Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant Hospital, Guru Nanak Eye Center, Sushruta Trauma Centre

The Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) is a government medical college in Delhi affiliated to University of Delhi. It is named after Indian freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. It is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg.

The hospitals have a combined bed strength of more than 5000 beds (with further expansion underway) and cater to a population of more than 10 million people in Delhi alone and many more from the surrounding states in north India. The college is a tertiary care referral center and has teaching programs for graduation/medical school, post graduation/residency and subspecialities/fellowships (referred to as superspecialities in India). Synapse is the inter college literary, cultural and sports festival which is held every year under the aegis of AMA (Azad Medicos Association). Awaited by hundreds, it attracts Medical fraternity from all over India. Usually held in the latter half of the year, this week long festival is the epitome of camaraderie and bonhomie among medical students and provides them with the perfect platform to showcase their creative pursuits. On the final day, performances by eminent musicians conclude the festival perfectly leaving a sense of euphoria which ultimately blends with the anticipation of next year’s Synapse.

History of the college[edit]

MAMC at Night.

The history of Maulana Azad Medical College, could be traced to 1936, when India was being ruled by the British. Indian Medical Service at that time was heavily manned by the British. In 1940, Col. Martin Melvin Curickshank of the Indian Medical Service (IMS) [a British national], was appointed Medical Superintendent Irwin Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of New Delhi. He was appointed specifically to establish a medical college complex near Ramlila Ground.[1]

But before his plans could come to fruition, the Second world war started in 1939, and the plan of a new medical college had to be dropped. During Second World War some barracks were rapidly constructed near Safdarjung's tomb to establish a medical center for American Troops fighting in this region. This hospital was well equipped with x-ray machine, laboratory and other facilities for various emergency procedures. After the Second World War was over America handed over this place to Government of India. This place, where the present Safdarjung Hospital exists was to be taken over as an extension of Irwin Hospital. Later CGHS took over this place directly to be run by Central Health Ministry.

Today the grave of Mughal era poet, Momin lies near the parking area near the college.[2]

Courses offered[edit]

The medical school offers the degrees of MBBS (medical school degree, equivalent to Doctor of Medicine or MD in some countries), post graduate/residency degrees of MS, MD and superspeciality/subspecialty fellowship degrees of MCh and DM. It has attached schools offering degrees in nursing and pharmacy. The attached hospitals are renowned for the training programs across specialties and subspecialties.


. The medical college entrance examination for MAMC was through a common pre-medical test (Delhi University Medical Entrance Test, DUMET)till 2012, conducted by the University of Delhi for all its affiliated medical schools.From 2013 onwards,admission will be based on ranks secured by meritorius students in AIPMT and thus 250 students will be admitted from 2013, as compared to 180 till 2010. Reservation for the backward and underprivileged class exist (to the extent of 33%). In-state residents have a preference towards almost 75% of the seats. Students who have graduated from high school can appear for the admission test.

Notable faculty and Alumni[edit]



Notable alumni around the world include:

Notes and references[edit]

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  18. ^ "Surprise checks on accredited hospitals soon". The Hindu (Chennai, India). February 10, 2012.