AIIMS Bhubaneswar: All You Need to Know

AIIMS Bhubaneswar:

Established in 2012, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS Bhubaneswar is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Bhubaneswar (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Odisha. Officially accredited/recognised by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, it is a coeducational higher education institution. It also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students as well as administrative services.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar is one of the apex healthcare Institutes established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The foundation stone of this institute in Bhubaneswar was laid by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on July 15, 2003.

Admission

Admission to the institute is strictly on the basis of merit in the AIIMS entrance examAIIMS 2018 will be held on 27th May 2018. Here is a detailed calendar of AIIMS 2018.

AIIMS MBBS Events Dates
AIIMS MBBS Admit Card  May 2018
AIIMS MBBS 2018 Entrance Test 27th May 2018
AIIMS MBBS Results Declared 12th June 2018
AIIMS MBBS Counselling – First Round 3rd to 6th July 2018
Medical Examination of shortlisted candidates for AIIMS Delhi 7th and 8th July 2018
Second Counselling 2nd August 2018
Third Counselling 4th September 2018
Open Counselling (if needed) 27th September 2018

The course of studies leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar lasts for a minimum of 5½ academic years, including one year of compulsory internship.

The course of studies leading to the award of the degree of BSc (Hons) Nursing Course of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar lasts for a minimum of 4 academic years.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Application Process 2018

The application process for AIIMS, Bhubaneswar is online. Candidates seeking admission in MBBS and B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing must register themselves for the AIIMS Entrance Exams 2018 through the respective official website. They must visit the college website to fill the application form.

At the time of counseling and final admission, they need to carry the following self-attested documents listed below:

  • 10th and 10+2-mark sheet along with the passing certificate
  • Migration and Character Certificate
  • UG Degree Mark Sheet (if any)
  • Caste certificate (OBC/SC/ ST), if applicable
  • Entrance Exam 2018 Admit Card
  • Entrance Exam 2018 Fee Receipt
  • Entrance Exam 2018 Score Card
  • Proof of annual income of Parents from all sources (in the case of Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) quota candidates & SC candidates. (if applicable)
  • 5 coloured photographs
  • Medical Certificate
  • AIIMS Bhubaneswar MBBS and B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing Admission 2018

    AIIMS offers admission to MBBS and B.Sc. in Nursing courses at the UG level. The minimum eligibility criteria for admission in this course require the candidate to have a valid score in 10+2 with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subjects.

    Admission in MBBS is done through AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam score, while B.Sc admission is based on AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam score followed by a counselling process.

    Nursing

    Courses Specialization Minimum Eligibility Selection Criteria
    MBBS Medicine and Surgery  10+2 with minimum 60% marks (with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the subjects.) AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam 2018 score followed by counselling
    B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing h minimum 55% marks with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the subjects AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam 2018 score followed by counselling

    Key Points:

    • Foreign candidates nominated by Govt. of India are also eligible to apply for MBBS course without appearing for any entrance examination.
    • Overseas Citizens of India are eligible upon clearing the Entrance test.
    • B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing course is open only for female candidates.
    • The maximum age limit for candidates is 17 years as on December 31 of the year of admission in both courses.
    • For MBBS and B.Sc. (Hons.), there is a relaxation of 10% and 5% marks in aggregate for the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ ST category.

Courses Offered & Fees

MBBS

5 Years 6 Months

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
2,628 1,628 1,628 1,628 1,628 ₹ 9140

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate Should have passed the 12th class under the 10+2 Scheme/ Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) or Intermediate Science (I.Sc.) or an equivalent Examination of a recognized University/ Board of any Indian State with ENGLISH, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, and BIOLOGY as the subject.

Bachelor of Science [B.SC] {HONS.} (NURSING)

4YEARS

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 PROGRAM GRAND TOTAL
1,560 1,560 1,560 1,560 6,240

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should have cleared the 10+2 examination from a recognised board.

AIIMS MBBS Cutoff 2016

The below table describes last year’s Rank-Wise Cutoff 2016 for AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.

Category Last Rank
SC 16865
ST 13905
OBC 1034
General 1078

Student Life and Academics

The first academic year was 2010–11 and it began on 21 October. The first batch of MBBS with 50 students was started on 21 September 2012. The Second batch of students for Undergraduate courses for the academic year 2013-14 joined in August 2013. Also, the 1st Nursing batch of 60 students was admitted in September 2013.

The students are represented by the Students’ Union AIIMS Bhubaneswar and headed by an executive body that is elected every year from students of 6th semester (voted by all the students from 2nd semester). The first Students’ Union got elected on 27 February 2015 after the first batch attended the 6th semester and is headed by founder president Sambit Sagar and vice president Avnish Kumar Singh. The Students’ Union is credited with organising the first ever Inter AIIMS Inter Medics fest named CHIASMA 2K16 from February 4 to 7, acknowledging AIIMS Bhubaneswar as the first institution amongst its siblings to take such an initiative. The medical fest registered participation from medical students of different AIIMS along with medical students from state government and private medical colleges who showcased their talents from a plethora of different events.

One of the primary concerns of incoming students is how prevalent is the ragging. It would come as a relief to all that the institute follows a strict no-ragging policy to fight the menace. There is an Anti-ragging committee dedicated to ensuring that no ragging is entertained on the campus. The committee is chaired by the Director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, with Dean as his Deputy.

Courses Offered in AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Two main courses, which are offered in AIIMS Bhubaneswar are MBBS and B.Sc (Nursing).

MBBS is a full-time course with a duration of 5 ½ years; whereas, B.Sc (Hons) is a full-time course with a duration of 4 years. Thus, in every year’s counselling session, AIIMS Bhubaneswar announces 100 intakes for UG courses.

Higher Education through AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Now, students from AIIMS Bhubaneswar are offered a golden opportunity for continuing their higher education in any of the premier institutes of America. For this, the institute has tied up with the Educational commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in Philadelphia to ease the process of higher education in foreign countries.

Every third-year MBBS student of the college can enrol his/her name in this EDFMG scheme, which will allow him/her to pursue higher education in any of the premier institutes of America. Also, it will greatly help the students to get job opportunities in the USA.

Satellite Campus

The satellite campus is soon to be launched in Balasore with an area of 25 acres land, which is adjacent to the national highways road. The estimated cost for setting up this centre costs around Rs.300 Crores. This centre will add importance to the AIIMS Bhubaneswar and will soon make it better than AIIMS New Delhi. It has also planned to launch health awareness programs to prevent non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, mental problems, diabetes and high blood pressure. The main aim of this program is to reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates.

Hospital

At present, the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar hospital is having nearly 70 beds, 10-bedded ICU and 15-bedded high dependency semi ICU unit and three operation theatres across disciplines of Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

AIIMS-Bhubaneswar authorities are trying to increase the number of beds to 300 soon. The hospital is being temporarily run from the trauma care block.

According to the hospital sources, a full-fledged OPD service has already been launched. Efforts are on to put a state-of-the-art diagnostic centre in place. AIIMS is also ready to launch its emergency and casualty wing and post-mortem facility.

AIIMS-Bhubaneswar had earlier announced to convert the hospital into a 1000-bedded hospital with 34 super speciality departments, 28 modular and optimal OTs and 110 ICU beds. The focus of AIIMS would be on referral cases to be received from State medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals.

AIIMS-Bhubaneswar is also trying to set up a 350-bedded hospital at Balasore for which the State government had decided to provide 25 to 30 acres of land. The proposed hospital at Balasore, which will be the extension campus of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, would be taken up in two phases. In the first phase, this campus would have a 200 bedded hospital. The second phase would see the hospital being converted into a 150-bedded super-speciality hospital.

Efforts are on to put a state-of-the-art diagnostic centre in place. AIIMS is also ready to launch its emergency and casualty wing and post-mortem facility.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Departments

There are overall 41 departments present at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Here’s the list of all departments functional at the Institute as of 2017.

  1. Anesthesia
  2. Anatomy
  3. Ayush
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Burn & Plastic Surgery
  6. Cardiology
  7. Community Medicine & Family Medicine
  8. CTVS
  9. Dentistry
  10. Dermatology STD & Leprosy
  11. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  12. ENT
  13. Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  14. Gastroenterology
  15. General Medicine
  16. General Surgery
  17. Hospital Administration
  18. Medical Oncology
  19. Microbiology
  20. Neonatology
  21. Neurology
  22. Neurosurgery
  23. Nuclear Medicine
  24. Nursing
  25. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  26. Ophthalmology
  27. Orthopedics
  28. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  29. Pediatrics
  30. Pediatrics Surgery
  31. Pharmacology
  32. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  33. Physiology
  34. Psychiatry
  35. Pulmonary Medicine
  36. Radiodiagnosis
  37. Radiotherapy
  38. Surgical Oncology
  39. Transfusion Medicine & Blood Bank
  40. Trauma and Emergency Medicine (TEM)
  41. Urology

Faculty at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Dr. Gitanjali Batmanabane – DIRECTOR

DR. SUCHITRA KUMARI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

DR. SUSHIL CHANDRA MAHAPATRA

PROFESSOR & HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

DR. VIKAS BHATIA

PROFESSOR & HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE & FAMILY MEDICINE

DR. A. K. PRAHARAJ

PROFESSOR & HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

DR. SUDIPTA RANJAN SINGH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE & TOXICOLOGY

DR. PUSHPALATHA K

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF OPTHALMOLOGY

MR. NANDA KUMAR P

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

MRS. DHARITRI SWAIN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

AIIMS Bhubaneswar

AIIMS Bhubaneswar campus is a beautiful place to stay at. AIIMS Hospital & Trauma centre together occupy the centre of the campus. To the non-entrance side of the hospital, lies the AIIMS medical college adjoined by the admin building & nursing college on its opposite sides. Moving farther south from the admin building will bring us to the AIIMS Bhubaneswar auditorium. To the corner opposite from the Auditorium building, lies the residential complex. Let’s talk a bit about the Hostel accommodation provided to the students

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Hostel

    • For MBBS students, there are three boys’ hostel and 2 girls’ hostel.
    • Separate accommodation is provided to the students of nursing & PhD.
    • The rooms are spacious and are provided with a bed, a table, a chair & a wardrobe from before itself.
    • The rooms have to be shared during the first year, but single rooms are provided from the second year.
    • Hostel buildings are eight floored with working elevators.
    • Restrooms are looked after for hygiene by AIIMS Sulabh which dedicates itself for the very purpose.
    • Parking facility is provided right outside the hostels.
    • Security is strict at the campus since SIS security guards keep it safe. No intrusion of outside entities is possible with these guards inside the campus.
    • Food facility is sufficient for now with 2 mess & 2 canteens serving the MBBS students. Mess food rates are not very high.
    • A volleyball court, a football court, a cricket field, 2 badminton courts & 2 TT boards constitute the sports at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, which is picking up.

Facilities in AIIMS Bhubaneswar

It has various unique facilities such as:

      • Body donation:

Body donation is a service of donating the body after death for the medical research and education purposes. This is highly useful for the medical students to understand the complete human body and its organs clearly.

      • Embalming:

 This is the process of preserving the dead bodies with the necessary chemicals to forestall decomposition. The main reason behind this preservation is to educate students about the human body and also used for other research purposes.

      • Cold storage facilities:

This is a facility to refrigerate any donated organs before they are transferred to the recipients. Cost storage is primarily to inhibit bacterial growth on the subject. Cadavers are stored in cold storage too.

      • Organ donation

As the name suggests, organ donation means donating any human organs and preserving them in a systemized manner.

    • Central Library

      Central Library at AIIMS Bhubaneswar started since 2012. Earlier it was located on the ground floor of the Academic Block before getting moved to the 2nd floor of the Administrative Building. The Library caters to all the faculty members, PG student, MBBS as well as B. Sc. Nursing Student and paramedical courses like OT & AT, Radio Therapy and Medical laboratory.

      • Many super specialty centres have been opened in AIIMS Bhubaneswar such as Cancer Super specialty centre, Cardiology and cardiac surgery, Mental health and Neuroscience centre, Nephrology centre, etc.
      • Several new departments such as Occupational and Environmental Health, Geriatric Medicine have also been opened shortly.
      • High tech Library is soon to be launched within the campus to help the students to refer to any kinds of medical books related to their subjects. Also, they have access to all the national and international journals related to the medical science subjects.
      • Separate hostels facilities are provided for both girls and boys. Also, the management has planned to provide excellent meal facilities that are nutritious and at affordable cost.

Developments

      • On 29 November 2012, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, in partnership with the OTTET, Bhubaneswar and Technical Assistance from SGPGI, Lucknow, started a regional telemedicine centre on its campus. A Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine at AIIMS Bhubaneswar was inaugurated by RDC (Central Division) on 7 January 2013.
      • According to the Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad, the hospital facility at AIIMS Bhubaneswar is likely to start in Summer 2013, and the hospital will have 1,000 beds and 39 speciality branches. A 75-bed hospital and a 10-bed Intensive care unit (ICU) will start functioning in August 2013. There will be wards with 15 bed each of Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine, Ophthalmology and Surgery.
      • On 26 February 2014, the institute’s hospital was formally inaugurated.
      • On 26 February 2014, AIIMS Bhubaneswar launched e-transit pass, a smart card for patients.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Contact

The postal address of AIIMS Bhubaneswar is AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Sijua, Patrapada, Bhubaneswar-751019. It can be contacted via email at [email protected] It can be contacted over the phone at its OPD helpdesk number – 0674-2476789. The helpdesk number is functional between 8 AM to 1:30 PM & 2 PM – 4 PM on working days (Monday to Friday), and from 8 AM – 1:30 PM on working Saturdays.

Thus, AIIMS Bhubaneswar is striving hard to become the best institution of the nation (better than AIIMS New Delhi). It has adopted many smart ways and plans to execute its dream. Let us hope for its success soon!

You can also look up similar articles on AIIMS Raipur and AIIMS Rishikesh! Hope this article offered helpful insights into AIIMS Bhubaneswar. For more such articles keep reading Toppr Bytes.

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