Foundation stone of MAMC was laid on Saturday, 24th October 1959 by Union Home Minister Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant. The event was reported was reported by all major newspapers. Here is the excerpt from Hindustan Times dated October 25th 1959. Laying the foundation stone of the new building of the Maulana Azad Medical College on a 30 acre land Pandit Pant paid a great tribute to Maulana Azad.
The Home Minister said Maulana Azad was one of the greatest patriots of the counter who combined statesmanship with profound scholarship. His memories would inspire his countryman for his long devotions to the service of humanity.
Referring to the fact that college building was erected on the site previously occupied. By the central jail, Pandit Pant said this shows that new India is emerging and the place which was a symbol of peoples sufferings was to become a place would now help to relieve it.
In a sharp contrast to welcome song presented by the students of the campus, Pandit Pant considered (it) lacked in poetry. The Home Minister used his style of poetic language when he said the "dismal walls of jain complex had been demolished to be replaced with corridors illuminated by the soft of light, science and knowledge".
Pandit Pant recalled his many years in various jails and said, “I did not loose much by going there again and again”. He was replying to the grievances of the students that they have been lodged in the former jail. The new building of the college was expected to be ready in three stages nearly Rs. One Crore.
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.
The 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.