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The Academic Section develops policy and plans and executes academic activities at AIIMS, New Delhi. These activities encompass the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes for medical, nursing and paramedical courses. These activities are conducted by the undergraduate, postgraduate and paramedical cells.
The section handles post-admission formalities for new students, develops and revises curricula and administers teaching programmes including internal assessment of undergraduate students admitted to various courses. The courses include MBBS, BSc (Hons) Medical Technology in Radiography, Ophthalmic Techniques, Operation Theatre Technology, BSc Dental Hygiene, BSc Dental Operating Room Assistant (DORA), BSc Nursing (Post-certificate) and BSc (Hons) Nursing courses.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) :
The pattern of education in MBBS course was reviewed and re-structured in July 2004. The MBBS course is of 5½ years duration and comprises of 3 phases and internship. The details are as follows:
At present, 125 Indian students are admitted every year to the MBBS course (51 General category, 34 Other Backward Classes, 12 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category, 19 Scheduled Caste and 9 Scheduled Tribe). For persons with disabilities (PWD), 5% reservation was provided on a horizontal basis. Seven foreign national students are also admitted each year. Beginning 2020, these admissions are made based on merit through the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by the National Testing Agency.
As on 31 March 2021, 523 MBBS students including 73 interns were on rolls. Nine meritorious MBBS students were awarded scholarships for securing first, second and third positions in the first, second and final phase of professional examinations.
Paramedical and Nursing Education:
In 2020–2021, 98 students (38 General category, 10 EWS Category, 15 Scheduled Caste, 7 Scheduled Tribe and 26 Other Backward Classes, 2 Foreign Nationals) were admitted in BSc (Hons) Nursing course. For BSc Nursing (Post-certificate) course, 45 students (21 General category, 8 Scheduled Caste, 3 Scheduled Tribe, 9 Other Backward Classes, 3 EWS and 1 foreign national candidates) were admitted.
Students admitted to various BSc courses were:
The number of students on rolls in these courses as on 31st March 2021 were:
The Academic Section looks after all activities pertaining to admission and training of postgraduate students including junior and senior residents. It handles all activities related to Fellowship, PhD, DM, MCh, MD, MS, MDS, MCh/DM (Direct 6 years course), M Biotechnology (MBiotech) and MSc courses in different disciplines.
Admissions to all postgraduate courses for Indian nationals as well as sponsored candidates are made through an All-India Entrance Examination held twice a year for all postgraduate courses except MSc, MSc Nursing and MBiotechnology courses, for which the examination is held once a year. Foreign nationals are admitted under the sponsored category through the same entrance examination. In 2020–21, 748 students were admitted in various courses. The number of postgraduate and doctoral students on roll on 31 March 2021 was 1966.
Admissions in various courses
*Admissions are done once in a year.
Postgraduate students on rolls