Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
Introduction of Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) was inspired by Mata Amritanandamayi and was inaugurated ion 17th May, 1998 by then Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has 670 strong faculty members which are chosen from the best institutes across the world. Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) takes in 2500 students each year. It also has one of the leading high-tech hospitals all over the world with a capacity of 1400 beds.Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) to be a non-profit organisation dedicated to establishing excellence in health care through research, preventive care and medical education. Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) also lives up to the World Health Organizations ‘universalism’.For more information visit their website
Eligibility Criteria of Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
Students applying for Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) should fulfill all the eligibility criteria’s below:
- Candidates must have completed 17 years of education and should be Indian National.
- The upper age limit for all candidates is 25 except for candidates that belong to SC/ ST/ OBC.
- Candidates should have appeared and passed in examination of Chemistry, English, Physics and Bio technology/ Biology in 11th and 12th year of their education.
- Candidates who appeared for their 12th class examination through open learning are not eligible.
Admission Procedure in Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
When a candidate has fulfilled all the eligibility criteria conditions they move on to the admission process. Admission is conducted via the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). In NEET the candidate has to score a minimum of 50%, however, students of ST/ SC/ OBC have to score a minimum of 45%.
The entrance test has 180 MCQs with 4 options to choose from. The exam is conducted in 3 hours and the number of questions per subject is as follows:
- The maximum number of marks a candidate can achieve is 720.
- For every correct answer the candidate gets 4 marks and for every wrong answer the candidate loses one mark.
- The exam has to be performed with a black or blue pen.
- The questions from the above subjects are related to the information the candidate studied in 10+2 levels at school.
After the NEET examination takes place, a merit list is prepared and students are chosen according to their merit number. However, if two or more students have equal scores in NEET, preference will be given to
- Candidate having higher marks in Biology, NEET.
- Candidate having higher marks in Chemistry, NEET.
- Candidate older in age.
Students who are selected after the NEET examination scores then are given a schedule of NEET counseling in which they are guided about the subjects being offered in Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) and how to complete the admission process. However, for this, NEET counseling, some documents are required:
- 10th class examination mark sheet and certificate.
- HSC examination mark sheet and certificate.
- NEET admit card and score sheet.
- Course and Conduct certificate.
- Caste certificate for candidates seeking SC/ ST/ OBC quota.
Fee Structure of Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery
YEAR 1: ₹1,561,500
YEAR 2: ₹1,561,500
YEAR 3: ₹1,561,500
YEAR 4: ₹1,561,500
YEAR 5: ₹780,750
Master of Chirurgiae (M.CH)
YEAR 1: ₹2,093,000
YEAR 2: ₹2,083,000
YEAR 3: ₹2,083,000
Master of Surgery (M.S)
YEAR 1: ₹300,000
YEAR 2: ₹300,000
YEAR 3: ₹300,000
Master of Science (M.SC) (Ortorhinolaryngology):
YEAR 1: ₹600,000
YEAR 2: ₹600,000
YEAR 3: ₹600,000
Doctorate of Medicine (M.D)
YEAR 1: ₹600,000
YEAR 2: ₹600,000
YEAR 3: ₹600,000
YEAR 1: ₹2,093,000
YEAR 2: ₹2,083,000
YEAR 3: ₹2,083,000
- Bachelor of Medical Radiologic Technology
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Nursing Post Basic Course
- Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy
- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( BAMS)
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
- Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science (BOPTM)
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
- Diploma in Anesthesia.
- Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
- Diploma in Clinical Pathology (DCP)
- Diploma in Orthopedics (D. Ortho)
- Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
- DM Nephrology
- M.Sc. Cardio Vascular Technology
- M.Sc. Clinical Psychology
- M.Sc. Diabetics and Diabetes Foot Surgery
- M.Sc. Diabetes Sciences
- M.Sc. Dialysis Therapy
- M.Sc. Medical Anatomy
- M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry
- M.Sc. Medical Microbiology
- M.Sc. Medical Pharmacology
- M.Sc. Medical Physiology
- M.Sc. Medical Statistics
- M.Sc. Neuro Electro Physiology
- M.Sc. Nursing
- M.Sc. Respiratory Therapy
- Master of Dental surgery (MDS)
- Master of Hospital administration/ management
- Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm)
- MCh Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
- MCh Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- MD Anesthesiology
- MD General Medicine
- MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- MD Pathology
- MD Pediatrics
- MS ENT
- MS Orthopaedics
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Major Speciality Departments
- Center for Heart Diseases
- Center for Cancer Diseases
- Center for Digestive Diseases
- Center for Neurosciences
- Center for Orthopedics’
- Center for Plastic/ Reconstructive and Micro vascular Surgery
- Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Center for Behavioral Sciences
- Center for Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney, Liver)
- Center for Laboratory Medicine
- Center for Medical Informatics, Multimedia- Education, Telemedicine and Digital Health
Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) campus is spread over 125 acres of land which boasts a vibrant mix of medicine, science and technology. The School of Medicine campus, with its most modern infrastructure, faculty and administrative setup, has an excellent landscape abundant with trees and gardens. The serenity of the nature in contrast to the hustle of the city gives it an exquisiteness of its own. The institute has had phenomenal growth since the past 20 years (1998-2018) and today excellence has become their specialty in delivery, education and research.
It has 25 modern operating theatres, 210 intensive care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital Radiology department, a 24/7 telemedicine service and a NABL accredited clinical laboratory. 50 clinical departments, a full range of specialty care services which assures outstanding learning of taking care of patients. Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) also has a student and faculty exchange program in over thirty countries that further develop skills.
The library has over 13,000 books related to all current medical curriculum as well as reference books. There are 187 current subscriptions to journals, over 6300 E-journals with 1922 back volumes. The library also has a 100 computer data bases with more than 700 CD ROMs, 70 video cassettes and about 500 annual corporate reports. The library is one of the best places for students to study as it is air-conditioned as well as quiet. There is also Wi-Fi available for students.
Students whose home is more than 30 Km away are required to stay in Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) hostel. The hostels are under the control of Dean and there are Wardens to assist with the smooth running of the hostel. The hostel also provides facilities for yoga, bhajan and satsang sessions. Laundry facility is also available in the hostel and the students themselves are responsible for the cleanliness of their rooms.
The food distribution is self-service and one can take as much food as they require, however, non-vegetarian food except egg is not provided in the hostel.
Following are the timings for serving food:
7AM – 8AM
7:30 AM- 8:30 AM
12:30PM – 1:30PM
4PM – 5PM
Rules and Regulations Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
- Students should not remain in their hostel rooms during class hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or during central events happening in the campus except on permitted medical reasons
- If he/she decides to leave the hostel later on, to either the School or elsewhere, they should inform the warden of the same
- Students who return to the hostel before the usual timings shall produce the permission letter signed by the counselor to the warden. This has to be returned to the counselor countersigned by the warden
- During regular working days, students have to report back to the hostel by 6:00 PM
- Students who have proper authorization from concerned authorities, are the only ones who are allowed to stay beyond 6:30 PM
- Wardens of the various hostels will take attendance at 6:30 PM to ensure that the students have reached in hostel
- Proxy attendance is not allowed. All students have to report for attendance
- After prayer and dinner, all the wardens will take a second round of attendance to ensure that the students are back in their respective hostels. The attendance is taken at 9.30 PM when Amma is there in the ashram and at 9:00 PM when Amma is not there in the ashram (during tours)
- On Student Darshan days, when there is no scope of taking attendance after Darshan finishes, the wardens should cross check the absentees list from the previous nights attendance, when attendance is taken the next morning
- Students going home should obtain permission and approval from their respective wardens
- The wardens of the girls hostel should call the parents of the student to inform them that the students have left the hostel
- The students returning from their homes after weekend visits should be back no later than 6:30 PM (for girls) and 9.30 PM (for boys) if they are returning in the evening unless they are accompanied by their parents / guardians
- Students shall inform the warden of their arrival as soon as they reach the hostel after leave
- The students should report to the School Admin office or to their respective warden upon coming back
- Students should also bring a letter signed by their parents that indicates the date and duration of their stay at home (applicable only to girls)
- Students who do not bring a signed letter from their parents, will be charged a fine of Rupee 100
- Students shall take prior permission from the warden to go to places other than the campus (resident flats, medical shop, tailoring shop, stores etc)
- On Holidays / Sundays, students need an out pass signed by their warden stating the purpose, time of departure and expected arrival time irrespective of whether they are going to School or Vallickavu or any nearby places of worship
- Students are responsible for the activities that occur in their hostel rooms and the shared living spaces in the flats where applicable. Therefore, students are expected to properly secure their living area(s) at all times. All assigned occupants of a room may be subject to the same sanctions under this Code as the actual violators
- Students can cancel leave availed and return to the hostel. However they should inform the warden about their arrival immediately on arrival in hostel
- Students shall inform the administrative office and the warden over the telephone or in writing for any extension of leave
- Residents are not permitted to own any motor vehicles on campus. They may use bicycles. The safety and storage of the bicycle is the owner’s responsibility
- No circular or subscription list shall be taken around except with the permission of the Warden
- Students should refrain from any activity that is likely to infringe on the privacy of others or interfere with their studies
- Students shall treat the hostel and mess staff politely. They should not demand any special service from them
- Wardens may inspect/enter any room to satisfy themselves that the students maintain high standards of self-discipline and to counsel them as and when needed
- Day scholars are not allowed to enter the hostel without the prior permission of the respective Warden
- Hostel is an integral part of the institution. Any action of indiscipline in the hotel may also attract punishment from the institution
Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) greatly encourages students to take part in sports and also have a sports instructor. There are many physical activities going on, like football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, table tennis, badminton and many more.
As far as food facilities in Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) are concerned pure vegetarian food is served except for eggs. The menu is very large ranging from Continental to Indian as well as Chinese.
At Amrita each student is given a mentor whom they can go to when facing problems or stressed as university life can be very stressful at times.
There are many clubs and societies in Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS) such as the arts club, music and drama societies which conduct intra- faculty competitions. There is a movie club as well which shows an English or Hindi movie every Sunday. People who are close to nature can join the society named ‘Green Friends’ and there is a lot of volunteer work going on as well.
Student Life at Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
After the nerve raking admission process and months and months of hard work is paid off, the student feels relieved. Yes, you have achieved great but getting into a medical university is like a marathon, if you are in the lead that does not mean you stop running, you have to keep up the hard work and the stamina to stay in the lead.
To help you to cope up with university life here are some heads up and a few guide lines.
The moment your studies start you should make a schedule according to the importance of different subjects. Managing time especially in university is an art all should master as you have to study daily. Failing to manage time can lead to missed deadlines or marks which can have an adverse impact on your health. Make a schedule or a to-do list for everyday tasks and never leave a task for the next day. Keep track of all your classes, tests and assignments and perform and prepare them as soon as possible.
Self Study and Group Study
A few days into university you’ll realize that it is nothing like school or college life. You’re on your own regarding studies and it will be your absolute good luck if you get a cooperative teacher or there will be times when a teacher teaches a certain topic but you don’t get any of the knowledge he imparted. In times like these students seem to panic, but panic won’t get you anywhere, you will have to be an adult and sort out your problems yourself. Self-study is something you will have to do very often, go to the library and issue books having the best explanations for the topics you don’t understand. In university one of the best ways to learn something is through group study, as every student has a strong hold on different topics, learning and teaching each other can help you understand something even better.
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Best of luck!