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
AffiliationUniversity of Delhi
PrincipalDr.A.K.Jain [1]
Dilshad Garden, New Delhi, India
WebsiteOfficial website

University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) is a medical college in Delhi, India, affiliated with 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 efforts of the Health Minister of Delhi.[2] The Health Ministry proposed to provide medical education to every student who qualified. Even with the presence of two medical colleges in Delhi, MAMC and LHMC, many students were denied the opportunity to study medicine. In 1971, classes for the new college started in the makeshift Department of Chemistry on the North Campus of University of Delhi. The students had their clinical postings for practicals at the Safdarjung Hospital for 125 students. Additional 50 students were sent to Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. Shortly afterwards, UCMS moved to Safdarjung Hospital in South Delhi. In 1986, UCMS moved to its present location at Dilshad Garden and became associated with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.[3]

On 5 April 2006, the Human Resources Development Minister of India, Arjun Singh, announced that the government intended to introduce reservations for Other Backward Class at 27% in central institutions, including IITs, IIMs, NITs, AIIMS, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, UCMS, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. Students at UCMS, and the other three Delhi medical schools, who were concerned about the reservation system and considered it a political gimmick, started a protest forum called Youth For Equality.[4]


The college offers medical & paramedical courses, and 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 and serves as the nodal centre for AIDS and Safdarjung Hospitals. It is one of the three public trauma centres in Delhi, in addition to Susruta Trauma Centre and Jai Prakash Narayana Trauma Centre at AIIMS, and is fully equipped with a burns ward.[citation needed]

UCMS was the first Indian medical college to start a Medical Humanities Group,[6][7] and it organised the first 'Theatre of the Oppressed' workshop for medical students in India in 2011.[8]


University and college rankings
Medical – India
NIRF (2020)[9]19
India Today (2020)[10]10

UCMS was ranked 10th among medical colleges in India in 2020 by India Today.[10] The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 19 among medical colleges in 2020.[9]


College's Campus

UCMS has a huge campus, which includes the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB). GTB hospital acts as training hospital and has 1000 beds.[11] It provides facilities like a central workshop, animal house, hospital laboratory services unit, hostel, medical illustration and photography, medical education unit, skill lab and canteen.[12] The college also has technological facilities which include audio-video, telemedicine, electronic assessment.[13]


The UCMS houses a central library and 17 departmental libraries with a large volume of teaching and learning resources, which support teaching, research and extension programs of the college. There are over 16,000 books and WHO publications, 18,000 volumes of journals, and 400 theses.[13]


There are two hostels, one each for boys and girls. There are also some other residential buildings on the campus for staff and other members.[14]


There are twenty-one departments at the college: Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Community Medicine, Dentistry, Dermatology, Forensic Medicine, Medicine, Microbiology and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery.[15][16]

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  1. ^ "University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital". Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. ^ "University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi - Medpgmasters".
  3. ^ "University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital Delhi".
  4. ^ "Youth For Equality".
  5. ^ "University College of Medical Science DNB in General Surgery - YoungBuzz".
  6. ^ Richa Gupta; Satendra Singh; Mrinalini Kotru (2011). "Reaching people through medical humanities: An initiative". Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions. 8: 5. doi:10.3352/jeehp.2011.8.5. PMC 3110875. PMID 21716596.
  7. ^ Richa Gupta; Satendra Singh (2011). "Confluence: understanding medical humanities through street theatre". Medical Humanities. 37 (2): 127–128. doi:10.1136/jmh.2010.006973. PMID 21778289.
  8. ^ Satendra Singh (2012). "Broadening horizons: looking beyond disability". Medical Education. 46 (5): 522. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2012.04246.x. PMID 22515781.
  9. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Medical)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Best MEDICAL Colleges 2020: List of Top MEDICAL Colleges 2020 in India". Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital".
  12. ^ "University College of Medical Sciences Delhi Admission Fee Structure Placements". Campus Option.
  13. ^ a b "University College of Medical Sciences - UCMS".
  14. ^ "University College of Medical Sciences - [UCMS], New Delhi". Collegedunia.
  15. ^ "University College of Medical Science and GTB College".
  16. ^ "University College of Medical Sciences - Departments".
  17. ^ "| Department of Medicine". Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  18. ^ "विधान सभा चुनाव में सराहनीय योगदान के लिए राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार". Dainik Jagran.
  19. ^ "Disability rights activist awarded in US". The Times of India. 7 December 2017.

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