1.0 Introduction

1.1 AIIMS, New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences was established by an Act of Parliament of 1956 as an autonomous institution of national importance and its objectives and functions were defined. By virtue of this Act, the Institute awards its own medical degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions. The degrees and diplomas awarded by the Institute under the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act are recognized medical qualifications for the purpose of the Indian Medical Council Act and notwithstanding anything contained in the Medical Council Act, are deemed to be included in the first schedule of that Act, entitling the holders to the same privileges as those attached to the equivalent awards from other universities of India.

The Institute (AIIMS, New Delhi) is a residential University in which the faculty members, staff and the students live on campus. There are 8 hostels for undergraduate students (6 for boys and 2 for girls) with a capacity to accommodate 562 students.

1.2 Eight other AIIMS

Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana eight (Six plus Two) new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences have been established similar to AIIMS, New Delhi. The six AIIMS viz. Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh have been continuing with intake of 100 students. However, the Government of India has also decided that the Academic Session for the current year two New AIIMS at Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh) & Nagpur (Maharashtra) batch of 50 students for each will also be started in August 2018 . As per the directives of the Ministry selection for admission will be done through the same Entrance Examination by which candidates are selected for AIIMS, New Delhi. The admission will be done on the basis of merit-cum-choice of the candidates.