AFMC Pune (or Armed Forces of Medical College) is one of the leading medical institutes of India. AFMC Pune has been recognized as a center of excellence in research and education. AFMC Pune provides training to post-graduate and undergraduate nursing and medical students assuring career prospects in defense services. AFMC Pune was established on 1st May 1948 by an act passed by the Indian Parliament on recommendations of BC Roy Committee. The college was actually an amalgamation of different defense medical organizations. It was on 4th August 1962 that the Graduate Wing of this college came into being. This wing provides a steady and sustainable flow of medical officers to serve in the Indian Armed Forces.

Departments of the College and Courses Offered in AFMC Pune

There are a total of twenty-nine departments in AFMC Pune. Microbiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Dental Surgery, Surgery are some major departments including the super specialty department of CT Surgery. A total of 89 training courses are being conducted by the AFMC Pune at present. AFMC Pune possesses 285 highly accomplished and qualified faculty members. The finest stalwarts, surgeons, and clinicians in the medical field use their collective experience in the form of researchers and teachers at the college. Demonstrations, practicals, and lectures are very well-planned and they are conducted throughout the year except for the two short vacations.

AFMC Pune Campus

The campus of AFMC, Pune is environment-friendly and it stretches over 119 acres. The college is located very close to Ramtekri in Pune. The college campus not only displays beautiful gardens that have been maintained well but it also serves as a home to an interesting blend of ultra modern facilities and heritage buildings. All the necessary amenities like laboratories, lecture halls, museums, demonstration rooms, and auditoriums are available for the students. The campus also features a cafeteria, swimming pool, general stores, canteen, shopping center, nursery school, gym and cinema theater.

AFMC Admission 2017

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to undergraduate and postgraduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services.

The college offers two UG courses – MBBS and B.Sc. nursing. As PG courses, the college offers various specializations with MD and MD/MS degrees, along with M.Sc. degree in Anatomy and Master’s degree in Hospital Administration. Other than the UG and PG courses, the college also offers PG Diploma courses as well as a number of Super specialty courses.

Application procedure for the UG courses starts in the month of April. For Super specialty and Postgraduate courses, applications are invited in the month of July and September respectively.

Key Points:

  • A candidate should be a citizen of India or be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan or any other foreign country with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • The candidate must be unmarried. Marrying during the course is not permitted
  • Should be medically fit as per prescribed standards by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence

AFMC Admission Schedule 2017

Following is the schedule for the Application process and Entrance test for various courses offered at AFMC Pune.

Event Start Date End Date
Availability & Submission of Application form for MBBS Apr 24, 2017 Aug 25, 2017
Entrance Test May 07, 2017
Availability & Submission of Application form for B.Sc Nursing Apr 16, 2017 May 15, 2017
Entrance Test June 16 ,2017
Availability & Submission of Application form for PG course Sep 16, 2017 Oct 22, 2017
Entrance Test Dec 05, 2017 Dec 13, 2017
Availability & Submission of Application form for Superspeciality course Jul 12, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

AFMC Courses and Fees

  1. M.B.B.S.: It is a 5-year course with 130 seats per course.
YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹61,730 ₹55,230 ₹55,230 ₹55,230 ₹55,230 ₹2,82,650

2. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.): It is a 2-year course with 20 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹45,510 ₹45,510 ₹91,020

3. Doctor of Medicine [M.D.]: It is a 2-year course with 8 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹64,400 ₹64,400 ₹1,28,800

4. MASTER OF SURGERY [M.S.]: It is a 2-year course with 8 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹64,400 ₹64,400 ₹128,800

5. MASTER OF CHIRURGIAE [M.CH]: It is a 3-year course with 3 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹69,400 ₹69,400 ₹69,400 ₹2,08,200

6. MASTER OF SCIENCE [M.SC]: It is a 2-year course with 10 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹82,400 ₹82,400 ₹164,800

7. DM [CARDIOLOGY]: It is a 2-year course with 1 seat per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹64,400 ₹64,400 ₹128,800

8. MASTER IN HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION [MHA]: It is a 2-year course with 30 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹64,400 ₹64,400 ₹128,800

9. POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA: It is a 2-year course with 2 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹64,400 ₹64,400 ₹1,28,800

10. POST-BASIC DIPLOMA: It is a one year course with 4 seats per course.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
₹64,400 ₹64,400 ₹128,800

AFMC MBBS and B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2017

AFMC Pune offers Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing) degrees at the UG course level. MBBS course is offered for a duration of five years and the B.Sc. course is offered for a period of four years.

Admission to the MBBS course is offered through NEET-UG and the candidates eligible for the B.Sc. course need to sit for an entrance test conducted by the college. The shortlisted candidates are then called up for the Interview rounds.

Key Points:

  • Selected candidates in the B.Sc. Nursing course will be required to execute a bond of agreement to serve in the Military Nursing Service for a minimum period of 5 years
  • Male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme must submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6- 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery

List of MBBS and B.Sc. courses offered at AFMC Pune

Course level Course Name Seats Duration Eligibility
UG MBBS 130 students (105 boys & 25 girls) 5 years Candidates must have obtained minimum 60% in 10+2 examination in the first attempt as a regular candidate with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken simultaneously, 50% in these three science subjects taken together, 50% in English and 50% in each of the science subjects. Must have also passed an examination in Mathematics of the 10th standard.
B.Sc. Nursing 40 4 years 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing Midwifery with minimum two years experience in the profession. The candidate should have not less than 50% aggregate marks in all subjects. The candidate should have passed the examination in a single attempt.

Application Process

For MBBS course:

  1. Candidates need to register for NEET from the official website
  2. Application fee for the test:
    • General / OBC candidates – Rs. 1400
    • SC / ST / PH candidates – Rs. 750
  3. Application fee should also be paid online

For B.Sc. Nursing course:

  • Candidates need to fill in the online application form in order to sit for the AFMC entrance test.
  • The prescribed application fee can be paid online or through e-challan at Syndicate Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI or HDFC bank

AFMC PG Degree Admission 2017

AFMC also offers four different PG degrees for the graduates in Medical discipline. The MD degree is offered with 16 different specializations and the 5-year MS/MD degree is offered with 3 different specialization subjects.

The MD course is offered for a duration of 3 years while the M.Sc. and MHA degree is offered for a duration of two years. Admission to all these courses are through NEET-PG and the application process starts in the month of September.

Key Points:

  • 50% seats are reserved for candidates under All India Quota
  • Candidates who have studied/passed MBBS from the state of Jammu & Kashmir and Erstwhile Andhra Pradesh are not eligible for 50% All India Quota

List of PG courses offered at AFMC, Pune

Course Name Specialization Seats Duration Eligibility
M.Sc. Anatomy 10 2 years Graduate degree in relevant discipline
MHA Hospital Administration 2 years Bachelor’s degree in Arts/ Science/ Commerce/ Engineering/ Technology/ Medical/ Dental/ Pharmacy/ Agriculture or any other professional courses from recognised Indian universities
MD Anaesthesiology 15 3 years M.B.B.S. degree from a recognized medical college or a foreign medical degree included in the Schedules to the Indian Medical Council
Bio-Chemistry 2
Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 4
General Medicine 22
Hospital Administration 8
Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion 2
Microbiology 9
Paediatrics 8
Pathology 10
Pharmacology 2
Physiology 4
Psychiatry 5
Radio Diagnosis/Radiology 7
Sports Medicine 2
Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine 12
Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
MD/MS Anatomy 4 5 years
Obstetrtics & Gynaecology 8
Ophthalmology 8

Application Process

  1. Candidates need to register for NEET-PG
  2. Application fee for the test:
    • General / OBC candidates – Rs. 3,750
    • SC/ST/PWD/PH candidates – Rs. 2,750
  3. Payment is to be made using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking

AFMC PG Diploma Admission 2017

PG Diploma courses are also offered by AFMC, Pune under 12 different specializations. All the courses are offered for a duration of two years.

Application procedure to these courses start in the month of September and the shortlisting of candidates are done based on their performance in NEET-PG.

List of PG Diploma courses offered at AFMC, Pune

Course Name Specialization Seats Duration Eligibility
PG Diploma Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy 2 2 years M.B.B.S. degree from a recognized medical college or a foreign medical degree included in the Schedules to the Indian Medical Council
Diploma in Anesthesia 2
Diploma in Child Health
Diploma in Clinical Pathology
Diploma in Hospital Administration 6
Diploma in Industrial Health
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 4
Diploma in Ophthalmology 2
Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 2
Diploma in Psychological Medicine 1
Diploma in Public Health 3
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis 1

Application Process:

  1. Candidates need to register for NEET-PG
  2. The application fee for the test:
    • General / OBC candidates – Rs. 3,750
    • SC/ST/PWD/PH candidates – Rs. 2,750
  3. Payment is to be made using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking

AFMC Super Speciality Admission 2017

The college also offers a number of Super Speciality and Para-medical courses in the field of medicine and surgery. M.Ch. is offered under four different specializations along with DM and Ph.D. degree as Superspeciality courses.

A number of para-medical training courses are also offered at AFMC, Pune that also includes BPMT and Technical Trade Training.

List of Super Speciality courses offered at AFMC, Pune

Course Name Specialization Seats Eligibility
DM Cardiology 1 M.D. / M.S. in Medicine from any recognized University
M.Ch. Cardio Thoracic Surgery 3
Neuro Surgery 3
Paediatric Surgery
Plastic Surgery 3
Ph.D. Pathology
BPMT Laboratory Technician 30 10+2 with Aggregate of 50% in (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
Radiographic Technician 15
Radiotherapy Technician 5
Cardio Technician 5
Neuro Technician 5
Blood Transfusion Technician 5
Optometry Technician 5
Perfusionist 5
Operation Theatre Technician 10
Endoscopy Technician 5
Community Medicine/Health Inspector/ Emergency Medical Services 5
PG Diploma Medical Laboratory Technician 30 B.Sc. degree in any discipline by a recognized University
Technical Trade Training Laboratory Assistant Selected & Detailed as per AMC Records
X-Ray Assistant
Pharmacology
Dental Technician
Dental Hygienist
Dental Operating Room Assistant
Health Assistant
Blood Transfusion Assistant
Specially Trained Nursing Technician Courses MRI
Electron Microscopy
Virology
Prosthodontics
Speech Therapy and Hearing Aid Course
Remustering Course

Student life at AFMC

AFMC provides broad-based non-academic exposure too. Students are encouraged to participate in sports and many have excelled in this arena. There are a large number of societies and clubs like the Student Scientific Society, Computer Club, Hobbies Club, Debating Club, Adventure Club, and Musimatics. where students can pursue extra-curricular interests. They are encouraged to participate in competitions and conferences all over the country for the development of all round personality and officer like qualities. They have also won many laurels in debates, quiz contests and youth festivals in Pune and outside. Over 6000 doctors have graduated from AFMC until now. Recently the entire hostel has been given WiFi connectivity. For more details, click here.

Awards and Achievements of AFMC

AFMC is recognized by MCI for the conduction of undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. It is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health. The college consistently ranks among the top three medical colleges of India. It recently received its accreditation from NAAC with “A” Grading. During the re-accreditation that has been carried out recently, the college was awarded an average grade point of 3.51 out of 4. This is the highest ever grade point awarded to any medical college in India till date. The first Commandant of AFMC was Col PP Chowdry. At present Major General M D Venkatesh is the Commandant of the College.

Here are few lists of medical colleges that you might be interested in:

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Best Dental colleges in India.

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