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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
AIIMS Bhubaneswar logo.png
PresidentMinister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
DirectorGitanjali Batmanabane[1]
Undergraduates100 per year
Location, ,
20°16′N 85°50′E / 20.27°N 85.84°E / 20.27; 85.84

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar (AIIMS Bhubaneswar), formerly Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose All India Institute of Medical Sciences,[2] is a medical college and medical research public university located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The Institute operates autonomously under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


AIIMS Bhubaneswar is situated outside the city of Bhubaneswar. It was built on about 100 acres of land in the Sijua neighborhood of Bhubaneswar.[3] The AIIMS – Bhubaneswar is divided into three sections: a hospital, medical college, and student housing which is under construction. The hospital was built by AIIMS at a cost of 2.64 billion (US$37 million). Approximately 1 billion (US$14 million) was projected to be spent for the construction of the medical college and 500 million (US$7.0 million) for the construction of the student housing.[4] There will also be a 350-bed satellite location in Kalama village, Jaleswar block, Balasor district.[5] 978-bed AIIMS Bhubaneswar was inaugurated by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad on 26 February 2014.[6]

AIIMS Bhubaneswar


The AIIMS Campus extends over 150 acres, consisting of the hospital complex and residential area. The hospital complex consists of a 900-bed multi speciality hospital with 41 departments. The Academic Area present in the complex houses the Academic Block, College of Nursing and Central Library. The Academic Blocks consists of 4 Lecture Halls and Departmental Labs of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology , Microbiology , Pharmacology , Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine. All the 41 departments have departmental cabins, labs, library room as well as conference rooms. A stationary and snacks outlet is also housed in the Academic Building. The Academic Building also houses the offices of Director, Dean, Admin and other staff departments like Finance, Electric, Engineers and the central library. The residential complex consists of three Boys hostels and two girls Hostels for Undergraduate Students of MBBS, Nursing and Allied Sciences. The hostels have an 800 room capacity. Four Postgraduate Hostels along with four Staff and Faculty Blocks are also present. The Director's Bungalow and Guest House is located near Main Residential Gate.[citation needed]

Campus facilities[edit]

The residential campus has two dining halls, presently managed and catered by Yatri Pvt. Limited. Dining Halls 1 and 2 serve as the canteens for the students, staffs and faculties. Apart from routine foods, the dining halls provide snacks, fast food and beverages. A multipurpose hall consisting of stationary shop and laundry is present.. The campus is monitored by CCTV Cameras as well as over 200 security staff in both Hospital and Residential Area. A Mini Auditorium is present in College of Nursing. AIIMS Bhubaneswar also has a 750 seated auditorium that hosts seminars, conferences, national and state speeches, cultural nights and the Annual Day. A mortuary is present for Post Mortem studies, under the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology. The campus has a children's park for staff and faculty families.[citation needed]


The first academic year began on September 21, 2012 with a class of 50 MBBS students.[7] The Second class of 100 undergraduate students from across India began in August of 2013. The 1st Nursing class of 60 students were admitted in September 2013.[8][9][10] The students are represented by the Students' Union AIIMS Bhubaneswar, headed by an executive body that is elected every year of 6th semester students voted on by all the students from 2nd semester. The first Students' Union was elected on 27 February 2015 headed by president Dr. Sambit Sagar and vice president Dr. Avnish Kumar Singh. The Students' Union is credited with organising the first ever Inter AIIMS Inter Medics fest named CHIASMA 2K16. AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the first institution to take such an initiative. The medi fest registered participation of medical students from AIIMS along with medical students from state government and private medical colleges who showcased their talents.The next chiasma 2k19 was organised by the Students' Union of 2014 class of medical students from all over India.[11] Prof. Dr. Subrat Kumar Acharya was nominated as President of AIIMS Bhubaneswar in November, 2018. He was awarded Padma Shree in 2014 for his contribution in the field of medicine and has been associated with AIIMS for 40 years. [12][13]

The first convocation of AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar was held on 25th August. The Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, was the chief guest of the convocation. In his speech, he called for posting of young doctors in rural area for their first 3 years. [14][15]


  • On 29 November 2012, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, in partnership with the OTTET, Bhubaneswar and Technical Assistance from SGPGI, Lucknow, started a regional telemedicine centre on its campus.[16] A Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine at AIIMS Bhubaneswar was inaugurated by RDC (Central Division) on 7 January 2013.[17]
  • The hospital facility at AIIMS Bhubaneswar opened in Summer 2013 with 1,000 beds and 39 specialty branches.[18] A 75-bed hospital and a 10-bed Intensive care unit (ICU) began functioning in August 2013. There will be wards with 15 beds each of cancer, obstetrics and gynaecology, medicine, ophthalmology and surgery.[19]
  • On 26 February 2014, the institute's hospital was formally inaugurated.[20]
  • On 26 February 2014, AIIMS Bhubaneswar launched e-transit pass, a smart card for patients.[21]

All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012[edit]

The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 27 August 2012. This bill replaced an ordinance that allowed the six AIIMS—like institutes to become operational by September 2012.[22] Lok Sabha passed the AIIMS (Amendment) Bill, 2012 on 30 August 2012.[23] The proposed measure helped the Centre to change the status of the six new AIIMS registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act to be an Autonomous Corporate Body like the AIIMS in Delhi. AIIMS(Amendment) Bill, 2012 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on 3 September 2012[24][25] and passed on 4 September 2012.[26][27]

Satellite center[edit]

There is a plan to set up a satellite center of AIIMS Bhubneshwar at Balasore, on an area of about 25 acres (0.10 km2).[28]

The foundation stone for satellite centre at Balasore was laid on 25th August, 2018 by Union Minister of Health JP Nadda. The 24.91 acres center will have a 300 bedded multi-specialty hospital. [29][30]

See also[edit]


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  21. ^ "Bhubaneswar: Smart card for AIIMS patients — The Times of India". The Times Of India.
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