All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi (AIIMS Delhi) is a medical college and medical research public university based in New Delhi, India. The Institute was established in 1956 and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. AIIMS is located in Ansari Nagar in Delhi. It is adjacent to the South Extension-II market, and lies on the south-eastern quadrant of Aurbindo Marg and Inner Ring Road crossing. Across AIIMS is Safdarjung Hospital and associated Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University). Also, adjacently lies the headquarters of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the body that coordinates and funds medical research in India. In vicinity, also lies National Medical Library, run by the Directorate-General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Government of India. It has a vast collection of scientific and medical journals that can be accessed by researchers. Farthest along the stretch is the NAMS house.
The second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II),spread over 330 acres(1.335 square kilometres) of land was visualised during period of Prof. Tirath Das Dogra as Director AIIMS Delhi and Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, (President, AIIMS) Minister of Health and Family welfare union of India in 2009 at Badhsa village in Haryana`s Jhajjar district. AIIMS-II was thought to be developed as the largest Medical Education center for super-specialties in the World. Its beginning was launched on 30 May 2012 It is being built at a cost of 10 billion (US$150 million). Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated Outreach OPD of AIIMS on 24 November 2012. Government is also planning to open National Cancer Institute within the campus of AIIMS Jhajjar.
Until 2016, AIIMS accepted 72 Indian students, of which 37 belong to general category, 19 belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC), 11 belong to Scheduled Castes (S.C.) and 5 belong to Scheduled Tribes (S.T.) based on the results of an all-India entrance examination for its undergraduate M.B.B.S program. The number of students who take the entrance exam every year varies from 80,000 to 100,000. The acceptance rate for admission to the undergraduate course (medical school) is thus 72/90000 i.e. 0.08%. Five international students (nominated by Government of India from SAARC nations) complete the class size of 77. From 2017, 107 students would be accepted (Out of which 7 will be foreign students). AIIMS also specializes in paramedical and basic science training for its undergraduates. AIIMS is one of the few institutions where the faculty-student ratio is much better than the norm.
There are about forty-two specialty post-graduate courses conducted at AIIMS. The entry is through a nationwide competitive examination, AIIMS PG, held every six months. Each year nearly 50 thousand medical graduates and 25 thousand dental graduates across the country compete for the limited number of positions, approximately, <1% of the candidates are admitted through the process- making it one of the most difficult tests. These courses are highly coveted by the medical graduates across the country because of the institution's excellent medical services, exposure to unusual and referred cases and excellent opportunities for research. The Institute announced that the test would be conducted in both online and paper-and-pen modes from May 2013 onwards. The AIIMS PG 2017 is scheduled to be held on 13 Nov 2016.