University College of Medical Sciences

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Coordinates: 28°36′28.0332″N 77°8′21.7320″E / 28.607787000°N 77.139370000°E / 28.607787000; 77.139370000

University College of Medical Sciences
University College of Medical Sciences Logo.jpg
Established 1971
Affiliation University of Delhi
Principal V. P. Gupta[1]
Location Dilshad Garden, New Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Nickname UCMS

University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) is a medical college in in Delhi, India, affiliated to the University of Delhi . It is associated with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, which serves as the teaching hospital.


The University College of Medical Sciences was founded in 1971 by the efforts of the then Health Minister of Delhi.[2] The Health Ministry proposed to provide medical education to every student who attained the eligibility criteria to study medicine. Even with the presence of two Medical Colleges in Delhi - MAMC and LHMC, many students were left out and denied the opportunity to study medicine. In 1971, classes for the new college initially started in the makeshift Department of Chemistry in North Campus of University of Delhi. The students back then had their clinical postings for practicals at the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College. Shortly afterwards, it was shifted to the Safdarjung Hospital in South Delhi. In 1986, UCMS shifted to its present location at Dilshad Garden and was associated with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.[3]

On 5 April 2006, Human Resources Development Minister of India, Arjun Singh, announced that the government was intending to introduce reservations for OBCs by 27% in central institutions, like IITs, IIMs, NITs, AIIMS, MAMC, UCMS, JIPMER etc. Youth for Equality was conceived by students at the Boys' Hostel of University College of Medical Sciences expressing discontent over the proposal.[4]

Present form[edit]

The college offers medical & paramedical courses.[5] It was the first Indian medical college to start a Medical Humanities Group.[6][7] UCMS also organised the first ever 'Theatre of the Oppressed' workshop for medical students in India in 2011.[8] It also caters to the health care needs for the East Delhi community and surrounding border areas.[5] The institute is a network centre for the National Brain Research Centre. The college serves as the nodal centre for AIDS and Safdarjung Hospitals. It is one of the three public trauma centre in Delhi in addition to Susruta Trauma Centre and Jai Prakash Narayana Trauma Centre at AIIMS and is fully equipped with burns ward.[9]


University and college rankings
Medical - India
India Today[10] 5
Outlook India[11] 13
Careers360[12] 7

AFMC was ranked fifth among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today[10] and 13 by Outlook India.[11] It was ranked seventh in India by Careers360 in 2017, fifth among government institutes.[12]


College's Campus

UCMS has a huge campus, which also includes the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. GTB hospital acts as training hospital and has bed strength of 1000.[13] It provides facilities like central workshop, animal house, hospital laboratory services unit, hostel, medical illustration & photography, medical education unit, skill lab and canteen.[14] The college also has technological facilities which includes audio-video, telemedicine, electronic assessment & other facilities.[15] The college is also provided with sports and gym facilities for the sports enthusiasts.[9]


The UCMS houses for a Central Library and 17 Departmental Libraries with a great volume of teaching and learning resources, which collectively support the teaching, research and extension programs of the college. Libraries are well equipped with resources in the form of books, journals, thesis etc. There are about 16000+ books & WHO publications, 18000+ back of journal volumes and 400+ thesis.[15]


There are two hostels, each for boys and girls. There are also some other residential buildings in the campus for the staff and other members.[9]


There are twenty-one departments functioning at the college: *.Anaesthesiology *.Anatomy *.Biochemistry *.Biostatistics & Medical Informatics *.Community Medicine *.Dentistry *.Dermatology *.Forensic Medicine *.Medicine *.Microbiology & Gynaecology *.Ophthalmology *.Orthopaedics *.Otorhinolaryngology *.Paediatrics *.Pathology *.Pharmacology *.Physiology *.Psychiatry *.Radiology *.Surgery [16][17]


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  6. ^ Richa Gupta; Satendra Singh; Mrinalini Kotru (2011). "Reaching people through medical humanities: An initiative". Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions. 8: 5. PMC 3110875Freely accessible. PMID 21716596. doi:10.3352/jeehp.2011.8.5. 
  7. ^ Richa Gupta; Satendra Singh (2011). "Confluence: understanding medical humanities through street theatre". Medical Humanities. 37 (2): 127–128. PMID 21778289. doi:10.1136/jmh.2010.006973. 
  8. ^ Satendra Singh (2012). "Broadening horizons: looking beyond disability". Medical Education. 46 (5): 522. PMID 22515781. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2012.04246.x. 
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  10. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2017: Medical". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Top Medical Colleges in India 2017". Careers360. 2017. 
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