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IMS BHU – All You Need to Know

In the Holy City of Varanasi, famous for its temples and culture, stands the glorious Institute of Medical Sciences- Banaras Hindu University more popularly known as the IMS BHU. Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world and Medical Education dates from the days of Sushruta, 500 BC. This city takes pride in holding the history of medicine in the country. Department of Ayurveda was successfully established in the Banaras Hindu University in the year 1960. The other departments were established later in the same century. It is a co-educational medical institute producing some of the finest physicians, doctors and surgeons in the country.

Read on to know more about the IMS BHU.

BHU MBBS seats and reservation 2017

Take a look at the allocation of 71 BHU MBBS seats in various categories:

General – 36 OBC – 19 SC – 11 ST – 05 Total – 71 MBBS Seats

Allocation of 42 BHU BDS Seats in different categories is as follows:

General – 12 OBC – 21 SC – 06 ST – 03 Total – 42 BDS Seats

BHU MBBS Eligibility Criteria 2017

Students who are eligible for NEET 2017 can directly apply for BHU MBBS BDS 2017 irrespective of their state of domicile. As per the eligibility criteria, Indian nationals/Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)/Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Foreign Nationals can apply for BHU MBBS BDS 2017. Candidate should also have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or complete it as on December 31, 2017.The upper age limit for all the applicants is 25 years as on the date of examination; however, students belonging to SC/ST/OBC category have a relaxation of 5 years.

BHU MBBS Application Form 2017

The admissions for BHU MBBS BDS 2017 started in the online mode and candidates were allowed to register on the official MCC page from July 5 onwards Students with a valid NEET (UG) 2017 score were eligible to apply for BHU MBBS BDS 2017. The process of application filling of BHU MBBS BDS 2017 was as follows – Registration/Account Generation and Login, Filling of Qualification Details, Filling of Personal Details, uploading of photograph, signature & thumb impression and payment of requisite examination fee. Students needed to submit their application forms on or before July 11.

BHU MBBS Merit List 2017

The merit of BHU MBBS BDS 2017 was announced by the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University on July 15, once the counselling and seat allotment procedures were done. The merit list of BHU MBBS BDS 2017 was decided as per the marks obtained by candidates in NEET (UG) 2017 entrance examination and was available in a common format for all Central and Deemed Institutions. The merit list consisted of candidates’ details like NEET 2017 roll number, Allotted Quota, All NEET 2017 India Rank (AIR), Allotted Institute, Allotted Category, Course and Candidate Category.

BHU MBBS Selection Procedure 2017

The DGHS will be shortlisting candidates for admissions who gave the NEET 2017 for MBBS exam and BDS programmes on the basis of their NEET 2017 scores. After that, they will need to appear for the BHU exam between July 16 and July 22. Only the students who get the requisite percentile in NEET 2017 and get a place in the merit list are eligible for BHU MBBS BDS 2017 admission. Candidates who are from general categories need to score a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET 2017. The ones belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) have to secure at least 40 percentile in NEET 2017.

BHU MBBS Counselling 2017

The DGHS conducted the counselling procedure of BHU MBBS on behalf of the MCC in an online mode between July 7 and July 12. Students had to submit their final choice by July 12 and then the seat allotment process was carried out on July 13 and July 14 by the DGHS. The first seat allotment list was released for all seats across all Central Universities by the MCC on July 15. Candidates have to report to the Institute of their choice between July 16 and July 22 to wrap up the admission formalities. Please note that you need to carry all important documents in original and attested copies of the same.


There are three faculties at the Institute of Medical Sciences- Banaras Hindu University, popularly known as, IMS-BHU.

  1. Faculty of Medicine.

This includes Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc- Nursing), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Science (M.Sc.- Health Statistics), Doctorate of Medicine (DM), Master of Surgery(M.Ch), Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a few post graduate Diploma courses.

The following are the departments under this faculty.

  1. Anaesthesiology
  2. Anatomy
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biophysics
  5. Cardiology
  6. Cardiothoracic Surgery
  7. Community Medicine
  8. Dermatology & Venereology
  9. Endocrinology & Metabolism
  10. Forensic Medicine
  11. Gastroenterology
  12. Medicine
  13. Microbiology
  14. Molecular Biology
  15. Nephrology
  16. Neuro Surgery
  17. Neurology
  18. Obstetrics & Gynecology
  19. Ophthalmology
  20. Orthopedics
  21. Otorhinolaryngology
  22. Pediatrics
  23. Pediatrics Surgery
  24. Pathology
  25. Pharmacology
  26. Physiology
  27. Plastic Surgery
  28. Psychiatry
  29. Radio Diagnosis
  30. Radiotherapy & Radiation Medicine
  31. Surgical Oncology
  32. General Surgery
  33. TB & Respiratory Disease
  34. Urology

These 34 departments are headed by an Incharge each (The Head of the Department / HOD). The entire section is headed by another Incharge.

  1. Faculty of Dental Sciences.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses are included in this section. This has a single department.

  1. Faculty of Ayurveda.

This faculty conducts Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Science (BAMS), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma- Ayurveda), Doctor of Medicine (MD- Ayurveda), Master of Science (MS- Ayurveda), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a few post graduate Diploma courses.

The following departments are handled by this faculty.

  1. Dravyaduna
  2. Kaumar Bharitya
  3. Kayachikitsa
  4. Kriya Sharir
  5. Medicinal Chemistry
  6. Prasuti Tantra
  7. Rachna Sharir
  8. Samhita & Sanskrit
  9. Shalakya Tantra
  10. Shalya Tantra
  11. Sidhant Darshan
  12. Vikriti Vigyan
  13. Swastyavrita & Yoga
  14. Sangyaharan

Both the MBBS and BAMS courses are for five and a half years each.


The IMS BHU campus lies in the front part of the Banaras Hindu University in Banaras, India. It consists of the medical college, Sir Sundarlal hospital, hostels for students, a post office, staff quarters, a temple and sports ground. The residential areas are quiet and calm where as the hospital is pretty crowded and noisy. The entire university (main campus) is spread over 1300 acres. Sir Sunderlal Hospital on the campus is a teaching hospital for the Institute of Medical Sciences. The Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library is the main library on the campus. It houses more than 1.3 million volumes as of 2011. Shri Vishwanath Mandir is a prominent landmark situated in the centre of the campus. Bharat Kala Bhavan is an art and archaeological museum on the campus.

The IMS BHU campus has the gym, library, UGC Advanced Immunodiagnostic Training & Research Centre, School of Nursing, Photo Art Section, Central Animal House and the Centre for Experimental Medicine & Surgery.


The following are the rankings of IMS BHU by different sources in the year 2017.

  1. Career360 ranked the Institute 3.
  2. Outlook India ranked the Institute 9.
  3. India Today ranked the Institute 10.

The college has always been listed in the top medical institutes.

  • The Banaras Hindu University was ranked 801-1000 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018 internationally.
  • Careers360 ranked the university 15th among the public universities in India, 2017.
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked it 10th overall in India in 2017.


Admissions for MBBS and BDS courses

From this year onwards, the admissions will take place on the basis of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) rankings. Counselling procedure for this purpose was conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee on behalf of the Institute of Medical Sciences- Banaras Hindu University from the 7th of July to the 12th of July. The counselling procedure was done in online mode. The candidates who have been listed in the merit list need to report in the Institute between the 16th of July and the 22nd of July. All the 71 MBBS and 42 BDS seats in the Institute will be filled based on NEET. The MBBS course at the Institute includes one-year compulsory rotating internship training.

Admissions for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc- Nursing)

The interested candidates are required to apply through an online procedure in the months of March and April. This year, the application process was open from the 15th of March to the 15th of April. An entrance exam is conducted for all the candidates in June. In the year 2017, it was held on the 11th of June. The candidate must have qualified Intermediate (10+2) level exams with minimum 50% marks (General Category). SC, ST and OBC candidates need a minimum of 40%. The subjects must include English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology & Botany). Candidates above the age of 25  and below 17 years are not eligible to apply. There are 100 seats available with 50% of the seats reserved for OBC, SC and ST students. The candidates will be selected based on the performance in the entrance exam.

Admissions for MS & MD

BHU admissions for the courses, Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Medicine (MD) are done based on the NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination Post Graduation). After the NEET PG results get declared, the candidate can apply for admission into IMS BHU by filling the application forms within the given dates. There is no direct communication with the foreign students. There are supposed to contact the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India through their Embassy in India. When the Embassy nominates a particular candidate, the application form is considered. There are 167 seats in total with 50% being reserved for the backward castes which are OBC, SC and ST. This course is for three years from the date of admission. The candidates who have completed Post Graduation in one subject are not eligible to do another Master/ Post Graduation course in another subject.

Admissions for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) course

The admissions for this course are done strictly based on the National Eligibility Test (NET) or the Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET) results.

Fee Structure

The fee structure for MBBS, BAMS, BDS and B.Pharma- Ayurveda per year.

Tuition fees  ₹4000 
Extra Activities fee  ₹ 1000
College Caution Money  ₹1500
Furniture Caution Money  ₹1500
Other charges  ₹ 2369
Total  ₹10, 369

The proposed fee structure sums to a total of  ₹ 13410/- in the first year and  ₹ 11610/- in the following years.

The fee structure for MD, MS and M.Pharma- Ayurveda in the first year. They don’t have to pay anything in the following years.

Tuition fees  ₹5000
Extra Activities fee  ₹1000
College Caution Money  ₹3000
Furniture Caution Money  ₹1500
Other charges  ₹3826
Total  ₹14326


The OPD has the maximum number of patients with approximately 50, 000 per year. The department runs OPD on all working days, six days a week. It provides a platform for specialised training in different fields. These divisions are;

  • Rheumatology
  • Haematology
  • Geriatrics
  • Medical Oncology and HIV/AIDS

There are around a hundred indoor beds with more than 4000 admissions per year. The Emergency Services department provides round the clock emergency services and also the admission of patients.

Trauma Centre

A trauma centre is a hospital equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries such as falls, motor vehicle collisions, or gunshot wounds. The 324 bedded centre is available at IMS BHU. The multi-specialty Trauma Centre was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi on June 28, 2015. BHU arranged the site for the construction of trauma centre near its main campus where foundation stone of the varsity was laid.

Student Life & Fests

Students of IMS BHU are popularly called Imsonians. They conduct an inter-collegiate cultural, sports and literary festival in the campus called Elixir. It is held in the month of February every year in which the inter-class competitions are held among the undergraduate students within the Institute. They compete among themselves in the literary, cultural and sporting events. The Annual Hostel Days are held at both, undergraduate men’s and women’s hostels. They have the freedom to pursue their passion and enjoy the hobbies in the university.


The university celebrates many festivals like Diwali, Saraswathi Puja, National Festivals etc. It organises activities on the Yoga Day, Earth Day and many others. Banaras Hindu University is also known for the number of workshops it conducts. A large number of seminars, workshops, and talks are organised in various fields which give a lot of exposure to the students studying in the University. There are many clubs in the Institute which promotes all round development of a student. They are encouraged to follow their passion and hobbies. They have numerous projects going on under the Government of India. Students can contact the guides and take part in them.

Notable Alumni and Faculty

The most famous administrator of BHU has undoubtedly been Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who later became the President of India. The other prominent administrators include Mr. Moti Lal Dhar (Eminent drug chemist), Sir Sunder Lal and many others. The hospital at BHU was built in the fond memory of Sir Sunder Lal.

Here are a few famous alumni.

  • N.R Rao ( Indian chemist)
  • K. Narain (Indian historian, numismatist, and archaeologist. Also, a noted faculty member)
  • Narla Tata Rao (A prominent person in the power sector of India)
  • Kothapalli Jayashankar ( An academic and Social Activist)
  • V. Ramakrishnan (Structural biologist)
  • Ashok Agarwal (Director of the Andrology Center, Cleveland, USA)
  • Ahmad Hasan Dani (Pakistani intellectual, archaeologist, historian, and linguist)
  • Robert M. Pirsig ( American writer and philosopher)

And many others.

As you see, the IMS BHU is one of the top Medical colleges in the country. It is a great place to start your career and higher education at.

Know more about IMS BHU here.

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