The Nizam’s Charitable Hospital has been established in 1961 and thereby in 1980 started the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences. The Institute comes under State Legislature Act in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is established under the Act of Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. It has campuses in Punjagutta as well as Bibinagar. NIMS is recognized by Association of Indian Universities, University Grants Commission and Medical Council of India. It is administered under the supervision of Director, Executive Board, Governing Council and other statutory bodies. The main motto of NIMS is to provide medical care, educational and research facilities in the field of medical science, training in paramedical and fields like nursing, physiotherapy etc.
The Institute consists of 27 Departments out of which, 14 are Super Specialties and others are Supporting Departments. The Institute provides bed strength of 946, out of which 603 serve in General Wards, 166 in private rooms and 177 in emergency and post-operative care. The Institute conducts several courses in about 40 disciplines recognised by Medical Council of India and issues certificates. Selection is based on the performance in the Entrance Test called "NIMSET". The courses available are M.D. in Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, General Medicine, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Hospital Administration, M.S. in Orthopaedics, D.M. in Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Nephrology, Neurology, Medical oncology, M.Ch. in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, M.H.M in Hospital Management, B.Sc. in Nursing, B.P.T [bachelor of physiotherapy], M.P.T in Neurosciences, M.P.T in Musculoskeletal Sciences, M.P.T in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Sciences, Postgraduate Diploma Courses in 13 paramedical fields.
The Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences publishes the monthly journal -The Clinical Proceedings of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences for the past 20 years.