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The Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) is a government medical college in New Delhi, India affiliated to University of Delhi. It is named after Indian freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. It is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. The hospitals have a combined bed strength of 2800 beds and cater to a population of more than 10 million people in Delhi alone and many more from the surrounding states in north India. The Maulana Azad Medical College is a tertiary care referral center and has teaching programs for graduation/medical school, post graduation/residency and subspecialities/fellowships (referred to as superspecialities in India).

History Maulana Azad Medical College

The history of Maulana Azad Medical College could be traced to 1936, when India was under British rule. During that time, Indian Medical Service was being heavily manned by the British. In 1940, Martin Melvin Curickshank of the Indian Medical Service (IMS) [a British national], was appointed Medical Superintendent Irwin Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of New Delhi. He was appointed specifically to establish a medical college complex near Ramlila Ground.

But before his plans could come to fruition, the Second World War started in 1939, and the plan of a new medical college had to be dropped. During the Second World War, some barracks were rapidly constructed near Safdarjung’s tomb to establish a medical center for American troops fighting in this region. This hospital was well equipped, with x-ray machine, a laboratory, and other facilities for various emergency procedures. After the Second World War was over, America handed over the college to Government of India. Now, the college is home to Safdarjung Hospital. It was to be taken over as an extension of Irwin Hospital, but later CGHS took ownership for it to directly be run by the Central Health Ministry. Today, the grave of the Mughal era poet, Momin, lies near the parking area near the college.

Courses offered

Maulana Azad Medical College offers the degrees of MBBS (medical school degree, equivalent to Doctor of Medicine or MD in some countries), post graduate/residency degrees of MS, MD and superspeciality/subspecialty fellowship degrees of MCh and DM. It has attached schools offering degrees in nursing and pharmacy. The Maulana Azad Medical College campus houses Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Hospital, Guru Nanak Eye Centre and also has the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences.


University and college rankings
Medical – India
India Today (2017) 4
Outlook India (2017) 11
The Week (2017) 11

MAMC was ranked fourth among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today and The Week, and 11 by Outlook India.

Admissions For MBBS program

Candidates seeking admission to MAMC must qualify National Eligibility Cum Entrance (NEET 2018) conducted by CBSE. Apart from AIIMS and JIPMER, NEET is the only medical entrance examination conducted in India for UG admissions. It is necessary for a candidate to score a minimum of 50% aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST and OBC candidates) in NEET 2018 to become eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS programs.

 Eligibility criteria MAMC

Eligibility to apply for MAMC MBBS exam 2018

  • Candidates who wish to apply for the said exam must be an Indian National.
  • The candidates must have completed 17 years of age as or on December 31, 2018. The upper age limit is 25 years however, there’s a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC.
  • Candidates must have passed/appeared in 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry Biology/Bio-technology and English as compulsory subjects in class 11th and 12th from recognized schools conducting regular classes situated with Delhi-NCR only.
  • The candidates must have passed the above mentioned examination in all subjects.
  • Candidates who have passed class 12th examination from school of open learning are not eligible to apply to MAMC.

Admission procedure Maulana Azad Medical College

Admission at Maulana Azad Medical College is strictly based on the merit list of candidates belonging to different categories is released by Faculty of Medicine and Sciences, Delhi University. Only when the seats are left vacant after preparing the merit list of Delhi NCR candidates, desirable candidates belonging from outside Delhi are taken into consideration.

Counseling is conducted for medical aspirants on the basis of their score obtained in NEET. Candidates will be informed about the various courses available to a candidate. None of the candidates already pursuing MBBS/BDS from any institute of the country shall be allotted a seat in the counseling.

Upon successful allotment of seats, the candidates are expected to produce their certificates at the time of counseling, desired documents and admit card and score card of NEET exam to complete the admission procedure.


Supreme Court of India had ordered to scrap all state CET exams for the MBBS entrance last year. The states are supposed to hold only Single Exam – NEET from now on.
NEET will be conducted in an offline mode (pen and paper based) at various centres across the country. The question paper will be available in different languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu.

Examination pattern

The exam pattern will comprises of type of question, number of question, marking scheme, etc. The detailed NEET exam pattern is mentioned below:

  • Exam Date: The exam will be organized on 6th May 2018.
  • Exam Mode: The examination will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based). Candidates have to mark their answers in OMR answer sheet.
  • Number of Question: It will contain only one question paper which comprises of 180 questions.
  • Type of Question: Questions will be objective type. Each question will contain four optional answers; students are required to mark the correct answer only.
  • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be three hours (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
  • Subjects: The question papers will be composed of four sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.
  • Question Paper Language: The language of the question will be English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu.

The question paper will comprise of 180 questions. Questions will be of MCQ type with each question having four options to choose from. The duration of exam will be three hours.
The question papers will be composed of four sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

Section Number of questions
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Botany 45
Zoology 45
Total 180

NEET 2018 Marking Scheme

Marking scheme of NEET 2018 examination is mentioned below:

  • Total Marks: The question paper will bear total 720 maximum marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will contain four marks. Total four marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in this examination; one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
  • Candidates are required to use only blue/black ball point pen to mark their answers.
  • Candidates note down multiple answers for one question will lead to the negative marking.

NEET 2018 qualifying percentile (category- wise)

Category Percentage of seats reserved
General 50
PH 45

NEET Syllabus

The questions to be asked in NEET 2018 exam will be based upon the topics and chapters from Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany taught in 10+2 level at school. The NEET syllabus is prepared after reviewing various state syllabi as well as those prepared by the CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.

Maulana Azad Medical College reservation policy

The distribution of seats is as per Delhi University Norms.

  • 15% of total seats are filled in through the entrance examination conducted by the C.B.S.E. on All India basis.
  • 85% of total seats are filled in through the Delhi University Norms.
  • 6 seats are reserved for Government of India nominees.
  • OBC – 27%, SC – 17%, SC – 7.5%

Number of MBBS seats at UCMS: 150

Maulana Azad Medical College Complete Fees Information

The institution offers MBBS course at the undergraduate level. It admits 250 students for the MBBS course annually.

M.B.B.S. COURSE – 250 students are admitted annually. The distribution of seats is as per Delhi University Norms.
    1. 15% of total seats are filled in through the entrance examination conducted by the C.B.S.E. on All India basis.
    2. 85% of total seats are filled in through the Delhi University Norms.
    3. 6 seats are reserved for Government of India nominees.
Duration: 5½ years (including one year of internship)

The course of study for MBBS degree and all related examinations will be according to rules and regulations of Delhi University.

Students after passing the Final MBBS examination must register themselves provisionally with the Delhi Medical Council before they can be permitted to join the compulsory internship programme, as required under Medical Council Act.


All students are required to pass an examination in Hindi at the end of the first or second year of MBBS Course if he/she has not passed Hindi at the VlII standard (Minimum), unless he/she has been exempted by the Delhi University. Adequate arrangements for preparing the students for this examination are available at the Institution.

GENERAL INFORMATION (Undergraduate Courses) :

Students admitted to Ist MBBS must join their classes on Ist August or any other date fixed by the University.

  • If a candidate fails to join or leaves the College after admission, the fees so paid shall not normally be refunded except where the candidate proves to the satisfaction of the Dean that failure to join or leave the course was due to the reasons beyond his/her control.
  • All newly admitted students will have to deposit the tuition fee alongwith other charges within the dates prescribed in the letter of the admission issued by the University of Delhi
  • All the other students of the College should deposit the fees by 31st July of the year failing which they shall deposit their fees with fine of Rs. 25/- per day w.e.f. Ist August of that year till the end of June next year. After that the name of the student shall be struck-off from the College rolls on Ist July. Such students may, however, be allowed to re-join with the permission of the Dean on payment of Rs. 1000/- per month as re-admission fees from the date his/her name struck-off from the College rolls. In addition to the total amount of penality for late fees @ Rs. 25/- per day for the period from 1st August of that year till the end of June next year.
  • All applications for leave must be made in writing to the Dean. However, there is no provision for any kind of leave (including Medical Leave) and every student is required to complete the percentage of attendance as prescribed by University of Delhi.
  • Every student admitted to the College must maintain discipline and follow the rules and regulations in the College, Hospital, Hostels as well as in and around the campus failing which the Dean reserves the right to expel him/her from the Institute or to make him/her to vacate the hostel, if he/she is a hosteler, without assigning any reason.
  • The classes will commence from 8.00 A.M. Students posted on emergency duties will, however, continue to work even after regular classes, if required.
  • Interns are entitled to avail 12 days leave during the period of internship. No other type of leave (including leave on medical grounds) is permissible. The interns should, therefore, preserve leave for any contingency that may arise during subsequent part of their training.
  • Not more than 6 days leave will normally be permissible to interns in a department where posting is for two months and not more than 4 days leave in a department where the posting is for one month and not more than 2 days leave in 15 days posting will be granted.
  • Most of the decision/notices/advertisements are displayed on Notice Boards and announced through Class Incharges. Students should watch the Notice Boards regularly. Failure to do so will not be an excuse.
  • The student should always keep the Identity card with him/her and show the same to the faculty/ staff members as and when demanded. Noncompliance will lead to disciplinary action.
  • Ragging in any form inside/outside the Campus is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule will make the student liable to disciplinary action and even expulsion from the College/Hostel or both. Victims of ragging should immediately approach any faculty/staff member and seek his/her intervention.

Fees and other charges: The fees payable are :-

in Rs.
  Annual Tuition Fee
  Annual Library Fee
  Annual Laboratory Fee
  University fees, stipulated by the Delhi University i.e. enrolment Fee
(Those who are not already enrolled with university of Delhi)
  Annual Special University fee from student of Delhi University only
  Security deposit for breakage etc (Refundable on completion
of the course)
  Medical Examination Fee

Other Annual Charges :-

in Rs.
Students’ Union and Cine Club Fund
Games and Sports Fund
College Journal (Magazine Fee)
University Athletic Fee
University Cultural Council Fee
Students’ Aid Fund
Students’ Stationery Fund
Information Bulletin Fee
Identity Card Fee
World University Service Fee
University Development Fee
Sexual Harrassment Policy Fund

Notable People

  • Anil Aggrawal, forensic pathologist, editor of Anil Aggrawal’s Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
  • Amit Banerjee, cardiothoracic-vascular surgeon, Dr. B. C. Roy Award, formerly head of CTVS, GBPH; first alumnus to serve as MS. Lok Nayak Hospital, former VC, West Bengal University of Health Sciences; current VC, SOA University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Prem Chandra Dhanda, former principal and Padma Bhushan awardee
  • Ravinder Goswami, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate
  • Vandana Jain, ophthalmologist and cornea specialist; academic dean and head of cornea, cataract and refractive services at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
  • Upendra Kaul, interventional cardiologist and the winner of a Dr. B. C. Roy Award and Padma Shri
  • Kamal Kumar Sethi, former professor and Padma Shri recipient

Notable alumni

  • Saumitra Rawat, head of surgical gastroenterology and liver transplants at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Padma Shri awardee

Notable faculty

  • S. I. Padmavati, former Director MAMC, Padma Vibhushan.


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