A few things that need change are perhaps an equal opportunity for boys and girls during entrance(not limited by the 4:1 ratio).Besides this, the college is as near perfect as one can have. As I said in the title, its a college for the fortunate few and i am glad i am one of them.
AFMC is a great college to study in. The discipline rules for student is bit strict and student have to go for PT in the morning. And transport means is Cycle which was initiated as Environment friendly campaign
The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a leading medical college of India, and is most renowned for Centre of excellence in research & education. It was founded in 1948 & presently governed by the Indian Armed Forces. It was ranked 3rd by the India today in 2013. More than 6000 graduates have been passed out from this college till now. The AFMC is fully funded by the Armed Forces of India.
Academic Overview: AFMC is the best college for starting up professional career in medical studies. It is well known for the center of excellence in education & research. It offers various Nursing programs, MBBS & various post graduate programs. Some notable departments are-
Extracurricular: AFMC always endeavors to provide non- academic exposure to the students along with academics. Its faculty encourages all the students to participate in extra activities like dancing, music, sports and lot more. For indulging students in all these activities, college has started up numerous hobbies club, Adventure club, Debating club & Musimatics.
Facilities: AFMC being a premier college in the league of medical institutions provides best facilities to the cadets. Some of its facilities are described below-
Infrastructure: The college campus is surrounded by the gardens, trees & beautiful flowers which are maintained by the maintenance staff. The canteen facilities are also provided in the campus. The college is well equipped with latest technology features. It has large auditorium named Dhanvantri, where all high standard medical conferences are held. Apart from all this AFMC has the facility for Animal house along with hatcheries for disease producing insects.
Hostel: Separate hostel accommodation facilities are provided to the boys & girls & staying in hostel is mandatory for the students during the course. Free mess service is provided to all medical cadets. The college has provided separate hostel to the officers doing post-graduation. Recently college has started up new boy’s hostel & common mess for the students to dine together.
Boy’s hostel: The boy’s hostel was built up in 1965 & presently consists of 6 blocks & 3 floors each. There are-
Girl’s Hostel: The girl’s hostel was built up in 1984 & presently admits 130 cadets in the hostel. There are-
Hospital: Initially there were three hospitals which were amalgamated in one hospital and named Military Hospital and then it was re-designated as Command Hospital (Southern Command) in 1967. It is spread over 105 acres of land and is the largest hospital of the Indian Army. Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Urology, Department of Plastic Surgery are some of its prominent departments that make it best hospital for the Armed Forces.