The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.              [Aristotle]
AIIMS runs a varity of undergraduate courses in medicine, nursing and related areas , and postgraduate courses in virtually all the basic and clinical medical specialities and superspecialities. Admissions to these courses are based on entrance examinations conducted all over the country.                            

Various Courses Offered By AIIMS
The various courses of study offered by AIIMS

The AIIMS offers various courses at different levels. All in all 42 disciplines are taught at AIIMS. The different categories include :


Undergraduate Courses


50 students are admitted each year to the MBBS course of AIIMS. Our MBBS students are
a carefully selected group of remarkably able and intelligent students committed to a high
sustained hard work is the norm. What they need is only  a little guidance along the path
to knowledge. All efforts are made to keep their  initiative and curiosity alive by making them
active participants in the teaching-learing  process. They also have an opportunity to stretch
their minds with research during their vacations. The faculty is willing and eager to provide
vent to the wealth of ideas and energy available with this endless stream of extremely
curious and committed young people. However, since they skills for the being are trained for
practising medicine, we ensure that they do acquire the purpose.Further, the science and
craft of medicine should be  accompained by a  humane approach to illness.To inculcate
the necessary empathy in our students,our curriculum extends beyond medicine, and
encroaches on science and  phychology.In short, undergraduate medical education is a
blend of several streams of competing, and sometimes conflicting, endeavours. We try and
make the blend as  harmonious as We wish to produce competent and caring doctors
while at the same time stimulating the creative abilities of our students It is not surprising
that  AIIMS was judged the best medical in India in the INDIA TODAY-ORG-MARG poll
conducted in 1997.

Student Receiving Her Degree
A student receiving her degree from the Minister & president of AIIMS, Mr. Saleem Iqbal Shervani.

B.Sc.(Hons.)Human Biology:

AIIMS is the only institution in the country running a B Sc (Hons)
course in Human Biology. This course is aimed at producing a group
highly proficient young scientists well-versed in basic medical and
modern biological techniques. Some of these graduates may eventually
fill teaching positions in medical schools in the basic medical sciences.
In addition, they are also expected to be tomorrow's leaders in research,
specially in emerging  fields like biotechnology and molecular biology.

Practical Examination
Students going  through  the  Objective Structure  Practical  Examination   (O S P E)  in Physiology.

B.Sc. courses in Nursing, Audiometry, Ophthalmic, Techniques and Radiography:

These undergraduate courses are designed to produce well qualied
personnel without whom no health care team can be complete.

Clinical Examination
Objective structure Clinical Examination (O S C E) in neonatology in progress.

Postgraduate Courses


All postgraduate students in AIIMS are potential teachers and research workers. Hence during their stay at the Institute, they
not only acquire competence in a branch of medicine or surgery,but they also savour the romance of teching and research. The  
small pieces of research which postgaduate students complete are treated as  guided  introduction  to  the   painfully slow and 
tedious process of discovery. AIIMS is also one of the pioneers in initiating an in-service  training  programme  for postgraduate
students. Residents, while providing patient care, also get formal training and education towards their degrees. At present the
Institute awards postgraduate degrees in 55 different specialities.

DM & MCh:

AIIMS also offers superspeciality courses in a large number of medical and surgical disciplines (DM and MCh respectively such as):


cadiology gastroenterology
cardiothoracic  surgery endocrinology
neurology nephrology
neurosurgery medical oncology
pediatric surgery  


Master's degree in science (M Sc):

It is a two year course.The students selected for M Sc degree specialize
in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology or drugs
Assay. Besides learing the subject, the student also accomplish a piece of
research which they write up in the form of a thesis.                         

Postgraduate Students Learning
Postgraduate students are learning the crucial art with the help of a ten-hended microscope.

Master's degree in Biotechnology (M Biotech):

This two year course was started in 1986. This new venture in an emerging discipline has been designed to produce a cadre of
scientists required for highily specialized areas such as vaccine production.

Doctor of Philosophy:

Ph D students conduct an extensive piece of research of high quality on which they may take upto 5 years.  While in MD/MS
and M Sc/M Biotech courses the emphasis is on breadth, in Ph D the emphasis is on depth.The students delve deep into a
narrow area to which they may stick for a lifetime.


AIIMS at Glance
Patient Care
First Director of AIIMS
Ex-Directors of AIIMS