UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences
About UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences
UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences is located in Delhi, India and was founded in 1971 by the Health Minister of Delhi. The university was ranked 5th best among the medical colleges of India by India Today. UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences is affiliated with the University of Delhi and is associated with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital which is the institutes teaching hospital.
The institute also fulfills the healthcare needs of the East Delhi communities as well as its border areas. It is one of the trauma centers in Delhi and also serves as a center for the National Brain Research. Click here to know more about their official website.
Mission and Objectives
UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences aims to achieve the following goals by training the future physicians of the world through the best guidance and practices:
- Convey first-rate training to medical students, enough for them to become competent in the management of health of the individuals of society, comparable with their place as a member of society.
- Flourish their personality and characteristics according to their professional life like sense of responsibility, reliability, integrity, and care for other individuals.
- Impart leadership in them to make them able to work better in teams and take charge of matters when required, learn to gear up resources for natural calamities or any emergency, if it ever comes to it.
- Facilitate them to acquire proficiency in communication skills, enable them to learn to appreciate social, psychological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors affecting health.
- Prepare them towards an attitude for continued self-learning and seek further experience or to pursue medical career or research in any field of medicine
Guru Tech Bahadur Hospital
GTB Hospital is a teaching hospital for University College of Medical Sciences as well as the first Delhi Government tertiary care hospital in East Delhi area, catering to the East Delhi population as well as patients from adjacent states. It was established in 1979 with 350-bed capacity which has now been expanded to 1500-bed capacity.
Since University College of Medical Sciences offers various programs, the eligibility for each is different and as follows:
Candidate applying must have passed class 12th from a recognized board with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate
Is dependent on the marks secured in NEET
BSc Medical Technology (Radiography)
Candidates must have passed/appearing/appeared for 12th class examination or its equivalent with Science stream with 60% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate
Admission is given on the basis of the test conducted by Delhi University as well as the past academic performances of the candidate
MSc, MD and MS
MD Internal Medicine
MD Community Medicine
MD Radio Diagnosis
MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Candidates must have a valid MBBS degree from a University recognized by the Medical Council of India. A minimum of 55% marks in aggregate is required (50% for reserved categories). Internship must have been completed with the undergraduate degree.
Selection is done on the basis of NEET-PG entrance examination. The merit list will be prepared for all categories based on candidates scores in NEET PG.
MS/ MDS General Surgery
MS/MDS Dental Surgery
Candidates must have a valid MBBS/BDS degree from a University recognized by the Medical Council of India. A minimum of 55% marks in aggregate is required (50% for reserved categories). Internship must have been completed with the undergraduate degree.
Selection is done on the basis of NEET-PG entrance examination conducted by the DGHS. The merit list will be prepared for all categories based on candidates scores in NEET PG. Candidates who clear the cut-off score set by the BVMC Pune will be called for the admission process
MSc Medical Imaging Technology Radiography
Candidates must have a valid BSc degree from a recognized University in the relevant stream. A minimum of 55% marks in aggregate is required (50% for reserved categories).
Admission is based on the Entrance test conducted by DU and Past academic performance
PhD Non-Clinical Specializations
PhD Medical Sciences
Candidates must have a valid Masters/MPhil degree (a minimum of 55%) in a relevant discipline, and must have obtained a score of at least 50% in the All India PhD Common Entrance Test conducted by the University
Admission is based on the Entrance test conducted by DU and Past academic performance
Students applying for NCMS should register themselves in NEET counseling which takes place online and in two rounds.
The counseling will be conducted as follows:
- Candidate must register to the official website of NEET
- Choice Filling and Locking (Round 1): Candidate will have to choose the courses and colleges of preference and finally lock-in the preferences in the online portal
- Seat Allotment Result (Round 1): Seat allotment will be published online on the basis of available vacancies and candidate’s choices
- Reporting to college: Those who will be allotted a seat in the first round, will be required to either reject the allotted seat or report to the allotted college and complete the admission formalities
- New Registration (Round 2): For candidates who couldn’t register in the first round of counseling
- Fresh Choice Filling and Locking (Round 2): Similar to round 1 as mentioned above.
- Seat Allotment Result (Round 2): Similar to round 1 as mentioned above.
- Reporting to college (Round 2): Candidates who will be allotted a seat in the s round of counseling (15% AQI Quota) will not be permitted to vacate their seats as per the orders made by the Supreme court of India.
- Admission Process for Specific Courses
- 10th class certificate
- 12th class marks sheet
- Six passport size picture (self-attested)
- Admit card issued by NEET
The admission test for University College of Medical Sciences is conducted through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) which is three hours long and all questions are objective. The paper consists of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and is conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.
The question distribution is as follows:
NO. OF QUESTIONS
Each question is worth four marks and so the paper is of 720 marks. There is negative marking as well, for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted. Negative marking will also be done with one question will have multiple answers.
Estimated fee for first year MBBS and BSc students is as follows:
AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION
Information Handbook, Forms, etc
College lab maintenance
Identity Card Fee
Terminal Examination Fee
University Athletic Fee
University Cultural Council Fee
University Development Fee
Sports and Games
Student Union Fund
Cultural and Creative Activities
Students Aid Fund
College Day Celebration
- Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
- Community Medicine
- Forensic Medicine
- Microbiology and Gynaecology
University College of Medical Sciences is located in the heart of Delhi. It provides all sorts of facilities to its students, teaching staff as well as doctors. It has an auditorium, about the size of a cinema hall. It also has boarding facilities in the form of 5 large hostel buildings (separate hostels for men and women).
Apart from this the institute also provides many more facilities listed below.
UCMS provides top notch studying environment to its students. The halls are air-conditioned and have audio-visual facilities. There are a total of three halls, with two halls having a seating capacity of 180 people and one having a capacity of 90 people.
These halls are used for lectures, clinical meetings, debates and quiz contests, conferences, seminar, workshops, and cultural activities including film shows.
The campus has a Central Library as well as 17 Departmental Libraries. The Central Library is equipped with modern facilities and is loaded with updates books, journals, WHO publications and CD ROMs. There is an online database as well where the students and staff of the institution can access online journals and E-books.
Library timing is:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 08:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- The reading room is kept open for 24 hours on all days.
There are two floors of the library.
The first floor consists of Librarian’s Office, Technical Section, Property Counter, Check Post, Circulation Counter (Issue & Return), Computer Room for Students & Faculty Members, Current Periodical Section, Reference Book Section, Book Section, Thesis, WHO Publication, Reading Hall.
The second floor consists of back volumes of journals, Reading Hall for consulting back volumes of journals, Reading Room, Old Text Book section, Book Bank section and Medical Education Unit.
CENTRAL ANIMAL HOUSE
The Central Animal House is registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India and has an established Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) that advises the institution and teachers/researchers on facilities, policies and practices at CAH concerning the care and use of animals. The IAEC and CAH staff ensures that the three R’s, replacement, reduction and refinement, are invoked for every project involving animals and that these principles are upheld to minimize the number of animals used for teaching/research at UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences. The IAEC ensures that each project meets or exceeds the standards expressed in the CPCSEA Guide on the Use of Laboratory Animal for Experiments.
Firstly, if you make it this far, then congratulations! Because getting into a medical college is no less than a challenge, not only in India but all over the world too. And if you get selected in UCMS – University College of Medical Sciences then you are definitely one of the hard workers who deserve that their talent is groomed by one of the best professionals of medical industry. By intention of preparing you for the future we would like to point out that life at a medical college is not easy, may it be any medical college. Even the most intelligent and hardworking people sometimes find themselves frustrated and tangled in all the work along with extra-curricular activities. So to give you a heads up and a few guidelines on how to deal with basic issues that students may face in a medical college are listed below:
The hardest thing to do at not just a medical college but at any university is managing time. If you don’t get to it in your first few days, you will have to face a lot of extra hardships later on. To avoid that, in the first few days at your college, take a note of how things work, what processes are followed and what goes where etc. Once you get the gist of it all, make a rough schedule. Compartmentalize your work. Assign time to each task and try to complete it in the assigned time. The more you keep on your schedule the easier things will get.
Next, you should get used to making a daily to-do list. All the homework, assignment, or any other task that you get, should go into that to-do list with a due date. Use applications to set reminders to help you complete your work before the due date. What is even better is that you don’t leave the tasks to the last minute. Procrastination will have to wait. Getting to your tasks as soon as possible will help save you from a lot of future trouble. Keeping a list of all the tasks with their due dates and following a schedule regularly will make sure that you never miss a deadline.
As stated above, University or College life differs a lot from school life. Here, only attending lectures may not be enough. It will be required of a person to follow a proper schedule and set aside time for regular catching-up on studies. Sometimes a person finds themselves in a condition where lectures are just not helping them learn, what they can do is turn to either a friend or a TA for guidance. They should never consider this useless, or something that they may over come on their own, asking for help will actually get you help in these situations. Ask an intelligent class fellow to sit with you and help you study or conduct group study sessions, they have shown to work wonders. But never think that you have to go through this alone. Learn from others, ask them to teach you, and teach them yourself too, which can help with retaining your knowledge.
Dr. Najeeb Lectures
In the off-chance that you find yourself in a situation described above, and none of the above mentioned methods work, or even if you don’t feel like trying out all of them just yet, you can always go to Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures for help. These are video lectures which are a great source for self-studying. Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. These lectures cover almost all the topics in the current medical curriculum of most medical colleges. They contain visualization of what you study in your books. The hand-drawn illustrations in these lectures make it very easy to grasp the concepts. Furthermore, one can get a lifetime access to these lectures and even download the app to avail them anytime, anywhere.
From the tough competition, rigorous studying, constant exams, and all that hard work, it is necessary for you to take some time out for yourself. Self-care is very important if you wish to succeed at anything in life. So to relax and take some time off from all the hard work, it is required that you ease your mind. Find a hobby or anything that would qualify as extracurricular and take out some time from your busy schedule for this. You need to reward yourself for your continuous hardships. Apart from that it will help you have a fresh mind when you go back to your work so maybe you could learn better or come up with more creative things (whatever is required).
Best of luck!