To establish, nurture and sustain an environment conducive to learning, seeking and imparting knowledge, conducting research and cultivating curiosity of mind in students and faculty members to prepare young medical students for a glorious, prestigious and noble career with special knowledge of armed forces requirements, and inculcate in them the spirit to serve the nation and to balance it in equal measure by skills of hand and heart
Established by Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) on April 2008 as a welfare measure with the aim of providing quality medical education leading to award of MBBS degree to the wards of eligible serving Army personnel, Ex-Army personnel, War Widows/Widows of army personnel, Army College of Medical Sciences is a premier medical college in India. It provides qualitative education to under-graduate medical students, i.e., M.B. B.S. The college is affiliated with Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi and is also recognized by the Medical Council of India.
ACMS is spread over an area of 25.559 acres and is located next to the ring road in Delhi Cantonment area. Being located in the prime region of Delhi and only 100 meters from the recently inaugurated Delhi Cantt Metro Station, the college is easy to access for the employees, students and visitors. The campus is developed on the concepts of Green environment and houses 23 classrooms, seven seminar rooms, 18 labs along with one audiovisual library and one library. It also offers computer center (MEDLARS room) with sufficient computers with active internet connection for students, and two student canteens and eight playgrounds for students’ recreational activities.
Extraordinary Initiatives to Promote Students’ Interest in Medical Studies
Army College of Medical Science regularly takes numerous initiatives and offers state-of-the-art Medical Education Technologies to stimulate students’ interest in medical studies. The institute host day-to-day seminars and extempore deliberations on medical topics and encourage students to undertake projects under the ICMR as junior scientist. The students of this college have participated in national conferences and presented posters. ACMS motivates students to take part in inter-college quiz competitions held in and around Delhi.
Prominent Faculty Inspiring Students to be Doctors of the Generation-Next
Prominent faculty employed in the college belongs to both civil and army background. Many senior and eminent doctors form the Army Medical Corps including the Director Generals Medical Services in the past and present have held the post of Dean as well as been a prominent part of the faculty of the college. The faculty of the college is committed to excellence. They aim to build an ethos of compassionate and empathetic care and concern among students for patients and their relatives and to build an enduring edifice of character and empathy among students.
Institution’s Major Achievements
For any institution, no achievement can be bigger than its students’ success and since inception; the students of Army College of Medical Sciences have been securing top positions in University Examinations, averaging ten Distinctions in every University Examination. Most interestingly, around 60 students who have passed out from the institution have voluntarily joined the Armed Forces to serve the nation.
About the Dean
Major General Ravindra Chaturvedi, Dean of ACMS, is a renowned Anesthesiologist who after having served in the Armed Forces for more than three decades and trained generations of doctors in the army has taken over the responsibilities to teach the young minds at the college. Maj. Gen. Chaturvedi is an eminent scholar who has 18 publications to his credit. He has had the distinction of being Dean, Command Hospital Air Force Bengaluru and Professor Organ Transplant Anesthesia at Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, New Delhi besides heading the Dept. of Anesthesia at eminent institutes like Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, in the past. He is an MCI recognized examiner for M.D. and DNB Anesthesia courses for the last 17 years. He has taken up multiple projects since taking charge to enhance and develop the college faculty and create an environment for all round growth of the students.
The Scholarships which ACMS Students can avail
There are various scholarship options available in the nation which the meritorious and needy students can avail. The college recommends some of the renowned scholarships which its students can avail are Army Group Insurance Fund Scholarship, DLF Raghvendra Scholarship Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Scholarship Scheme, Post Metric Scholarship for SC Students – Delhi Govt., SC/ST Scholarship – Delhi Govt., and Economically Weaker Section Scholarship Scheme – Delhi Govt.
Once after completing graduation successful from this college, students can take the opportunity to complete Post Graduate seats under Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University. The records suggest that once after post-graduation, some of the students from this institute have gone on to serve as successful doctors in other hospitals of the country and outside. Though the institute is very young and has completed only four batches since its inception, all its alumni students are making a mark in the medical fraternity.
“Words of Trust”
“Furnished with the best infrastructure, plush gardens, and courts for different sports, our hostel with rustic red bricks is a home away from home. And, with innumerable pathology slides, parasites and the never ending list of drugs in pharmacology, the going was definitely getting harder, but our seniors and faculty stood as the supporting system.”
- Rajshree Verma, Final year student, Batch of 2014.
“ACMS has state-of-the-art laboratories, digital boards to make classrooms more interesting and an incredibly low student to teacher ratio that makes it possible for students to approach their faculty to assess their development in a very easy manner.”
- Shreya Gautam, Intern at BHDC, Batch of 2013.