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The Maulana Azad Medical College made a very humble beginning in 1958 with the erstwhile Irwin hospital (now the Lok Nayak Hospital) attached to it. The college is named after a great patriot and educationist, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and stands today as an epitome of medical excellence. The mission of the college is to provide excellent knowledge as well as rigorous training that will prepare the students to meet the professional and scientific challenges that will dominate the 21st century. The highest caliber faculty, high class education, research and patient care all serve to attract the most deserving students to this institution.
The institution offers courses in medical specialties at the undergraduate, post graduate, and at the post doctoral levels. All these courses are recognised by the Medical Council of India and affiliated to the University of Delhi.
The institution offers MBBS course at the undergraduate level. It admits 250 students for the MBBS course annually. There are a number of hostels attached to Maulana Azad Medical College and its hospitals. Every effort is made to provide accommodation to students of Maulana Azad Medical College. However, till the new Hostel block comes up, students may have to share rooms. Rooms are allotted as per priority decided according to Hostel rules.
This institute currently ranked 3rd in the country by India today & Times of India is spread over a campus in 122 acres. Attached to the college are 4 other institutes – Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental sciences and Guru Nanak Eye Center. It is one of the best place for learning with 2800 beds, 7200 daily outpatient attendance and 47 operation theatres running daily. It caters to 290 undergradtuate students, 245 post graduate and post doctoral students per year being trained by 426 faculty members and 810 resident doctors.