Vardhman Mahavir Medical College

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Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
Type Government
Established 2001
Founder Dr. Jagdish Prasad
Principal Dr. N N Mathur
Academic staff
295+
Location India New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Colors         
Affiliations Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Website vmmc-sjh.nic.in
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College logo.jpg

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) is a medical college in New Delhi. It is attached with the famous Safdarjang Hospital for clinical teaching.[1] The college runs under the umbrella of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College was established at Safdarjung Hospital (one of the largest hospitals in India, started during the Second World War) in November 2001. Padma Shree Dr. Jagdish Prasad is its founder principal.[2]

History[edit]

The first batch of MBBS students joined the college in February 2002. More than ten batches have joined since. The college has recognition by the Medical Council of India. It is included in the World Directory of Medical Schools and the Avicenna Directory of Medicine.

Affiliation[edit]

The college is affiliated to Guru Govind Singh I P University, Delhi. From 2008 onwards the postgraduate courses have been affiliated to GGSIPU which were with Delhi University.[3]

Rankings[edit]

University and college rankings
Medical - India
India Today[4] 17
Careers360[5] 16

The college was ranked 17th among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today.[4] It was ranked 16 in India by Careers360 in 2017, 11 among government institutes.[5]

Infrastructure[edit]

Although the college began on a very modest note on infrastructure carved out of the portions of the Safdarjang Hospital. The college has a separate library building with an excellent collection of medical books and journals, and Internet facility. The college has a faculty in the pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical disciplines.[6]

College festival[edit]

Nirvana is the official annual literary, socio-cultural and sports festival of Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi.[7] It first started in 2004. Celebrities like the band Indian Ocean and Toshi have performed for a crowd that consisted of medical students from across the country as well as non-medical students and invitees from colleges affiliated to the Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and others, i.e., over 300 institutes.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 28°34′08″N 77°12′11″E / 28.568974°N 77.203071°E / 28.568974; 77.203071