Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, [BJGMC] Pune completely became a full-fledged medical college in 1946 but was originally established in 1871. The college is proud to treat Mahatma Gandhi for acute appendicitis in 1924. It is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Science, which is situated in Nashik. It provides also the facilities for its students and it intakes a limited number of students to keep the quality of education at its best.
Armed Forces Medical College is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services. The institute was set up on 01 May 1948 by the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 04 August 1962 to provide a sustainable and steady intake of medical officers for the Indian Armed Forces. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical courses.
AByramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune is a premier medical institution in India. AFMC has the distinction of being the first medical college set up by the Armed Forces of any country in Asia. The college is a unique institution which combines medical education with training specific to the health care needs of the Armed Forces. AFMC has been consistently rated among the top three medical colleges in India by surveys published by reputed newsmagazines for the past decade. It has received accreditation from NAAC with ‘A’ Grading and during re-accreditation carried out recently has been awarded cumulative grade point average of 3.51 out of a maximum 4, which was the highest ever awarded to any institution in India, till that time. Armed Forces Medical College was established on 01 May 1948. The institution conducts training of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, nursing undergraduates and post-graduates, dental postgraduates and paramedical staff. Patient care forms an integral part of the training curriculum and the affiliated hospitals utilise the expertise available at AFMC. The institution is responsible for providing the entire pool of specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in-service training. Thus AFMC forms the backbone of high quality professional medical care being provided to the Armed Forces.
Students in the clinical terms receive training at the affiliated teaching hospitals. These include Command Hospital (Southern Command), Military Hospital (Cardiothoracic Centre), Military Hospital Kirkee, Artificial Limb Centre and Cantonment General Hospital, Pune. AFMC has produced more than 6500 doctors since 1966, when the first batch passed out. The 46 batches, which have stepped out of the portals of this institution, are rendering yeoman service to the Nation. The College of Nursing was established in November 1964. With an annual intake of 40 students who are selected through an all India competitive examination, it has produced more than 1000 nursing officers for the Military Nursing Services. Graduates of AFMC have distinguished themselves through dedicated service in India as well as abroad in UN Peace keeping missions. At present, the college is conducting 89 training courses. At any given time almost 280 post graduate trainees are engaged in research and academic activities of the highest standard under the stewardship of 285 highly qualified and accomplished members of the faculty at AFMC and affiliated teaching hospitals. Paramedical personnel from all three services receive professional training at AFMC. At any given time 80 JCOs and almost 700 NCOs are undertaking courses in various Departments. The finest clinicians, surgeons and stalwarts in medical science utilize their vast collective experience as teachers and researchers to pass on the baton of knowledge with unsurpassed devotion and care.
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