Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

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Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences
TypeInstitute under State Legislature Act
Location, ,
AffiliationsUGC, MCI, AIU

Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), formerly Nizam’s Orthopaedic Hospital, is a public hospital located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is an Institute under State Legislature Act under the Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. It has a big sprawling campus in Punjagutta.[1]


It is named after its founder – the Nizam of Hyderabad – and was inaugurated by Princess Durreshehvar.[2]


NIMS is recognized by Medical Council of India. It is administered under the supervision of the Governing Council, Executive Board, Director and other statutory bodies.

The institute is located in Punjagutta area at the prime center of the twin cities and spread over an area of about 23 acres (93,000 m2). It has the constructed area of more than six lakh sq.ft. The Institute serves through 27 Departments. Out of them, 14 are Super Specialties and others are Supporting Departments. The Institute has a bed strength of 946, out of which 603 are in General Wards, 166 in private rooms and 177 in emergency and postoperative care.

It publishes the monthly journal "The Clinical Proceedings of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences" for the last 20 years.[3]


Foundation stone laid by Morarji Desai, 1961
  • Kakarla Subba Rao, 1985–1990
  • I. Dinakar (in-charge), 1990
  • D. Raja Reddy, 1990–1993
  • B.V. Rama Rao (in-charge), 1993
  • I. Dinakar, 1993–1996
  • K. Eswara Prasad (in-charge), 1996–1997
  • V.S. Bhaskar, 1997
  • Kakarla Subba Rao, 1997–2004
  • P. Rajagopal, 2004
  • Prasada Rao, 2004–2010
  • P.V. Ramesh, 2010
  • Prasantha Mahapatra, 2010–2011
  • Dharma Rakshak, 2011–2013
  • Ajay Sawhney (in-charge), 2013
  • Lavu Narendranath, 2013–2015
  • K. Manohar, 2015–[5]

The Nizam's Charitable Trust in 1961 thought of starting a specialty Hospital for orthopaedic patients with an initial donation of Rs. 55 Lakhs. The foundation stone was laid on 16 July 1961 by Sri Morarji Desai, Minister for Finance, Government of India.

The Nizam's Orthopaedic Hospital was inaugurated by Sri S. K. Patil, Union Minister for Railways and was declared open by Her Highness, the Princess of Berar Dürrüşehvar Sultan on 22 December 1964. The first Superintendent of the hospital was M. Ranga Reddy, a well known Orthopedic Surgeon, who convinced the Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan to build a specialty hospital for Orthopedics and played an important role in its construction. The Hospital was under the H.E.H. the Nizam's Charitable Trust until it was handed over to AP Government. Dr. Ranga Reddy was the administrator of the hospital also till then.[6]

The Trust handed over the hospital to the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 13 February 1976 under a 99-year lease agreement for which the trust receives rs 1 each year. The hospital was renamed as Nizam's Institute of Orthopaedics and Specialities (NIOS). It was inaugurated by Sri Jalagam Vengala Rao, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 31 March 1976.N

The Government established the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) on 11 March 1980 as an autonomous body registered under A.P. Public Societies Registration Act. This was inaugurated by Marri Chenna Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 17 March 1980.

With the objective of developing into a full-fledged super specialty hospital for patient care, research and training, the Government, transferred NIOS to IMS on 25 March 1986 under the name of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, during the tenure of Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, with Kakarla Subba Rao as the first Director.

With the objective of further developing the educational and research facilities, the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature passed a bill making NIMS a university. The Act came into effect from 18 June 1989.[7]


The Institute conducts MD, MS, M. Ch, D.M, Ph.D courses in about 40 disciplines that are recognized by Medical Council of India and issues certificates. Apart from this, there are various paramedical post graduate diploma courses being conducted by the institute.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "NIZAM'S INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES". Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
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  4. ^ "Ex-Directors". Nizam's Institute Of Medical Sciences. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Dr K Manohar Appointed NIMS Director - Telangana State Info". Telangana State Information. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Heritage enthusiasts pay rich tributes to seventh Nizam". The Hindu. 6 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences Act, 1989" (PDF). Andhra Pradesh Gazette. 29 April 1989. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  8. ^ Raju, Sree Bhushan. "Academics Profile". Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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