Maulana Azad Medical College

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Maulana Azad Medical College
Motto Sanskrit: "मृत्योमर्यमृतं गमय ।।"
Motto in English
"Immortality of Mortals by Cure"
Established 1956
Affiliation University of Delhi
Dean Deepak K. Tempe
Location Bahadur Shah Zafar Road, New Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Nickname MAMC

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 1800 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).


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, 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 the 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 MAMC campus houses Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Hospital and also has the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences.


University and college rankings
Medical - India
India Today[3] 4
Outlook India[4] 11
Careers360[5] 9

MAMC was ranked fourth among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today[3] and 11 by Outlook India.[4] It was ranked ninth in India by Careers360 in 2017, sixth among government institutes.[5]

Notable faculty and alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "In the lanes of Zauq and Ghalib". Indian Express. March 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2017: Medical". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Top Medical Colleges in India 2017". Careers360. 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Upendra Kaul Credihealth". Credihealth. 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015. [permanent dead link]