Armed Forces Medical College at Pune is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services.
The institute was set up on May 1, 1948 by an act of the Parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 04 August 1962 to provide a sustainable and steady intake of medical officers for the Indian Armed Forces. The institute is presently affiliated with the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for conducting undergraduate and post graduate medical courses. One of the first plastic surgery departments in India, took off at the college in the early 1950s.
AFMC is the only medical college besides Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in Asia which receives full funding from the Government (Ministry of Defence). Medical Cadets receive free tuition, free lodging and boarding, uniforms, book subsidies and an allowance for upkeep of the uniforms.
AFMC also runs a hospital for civilians in collaboration with the Command Hospital.
AFMC campus hosts all essential amenities. Apart from lecture halls, laboratories, demonstration rooms, museums, and auditoriums, the students are provided fully furnished accommodation. The faculty and staff are also provided accommodation on campus.
There are facilities for sports, including tennis, football, squash, basketball, and a swimming pool. An open air cinema hall screens two films a week within the college campus. Canteen facilities for defence personnel are also extended to the medical cadets. The campus abounds in landscaped greenery maintained by the defence personnel.
AFMC is presently affiliated with the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for conducting various undergraduate and post graduate medical courses.
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
PGD (Postgraduate Diploma) – in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Anesthesia, Child Health, Clinical Pathology, Hospital Administration, Industrial Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Psychological Medicine, Public Health and Radio-Diagnosis
M.Sc (Master of Science) in Anatomy
MHA (Master of Hospital Administration)
MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Anatomy, Anaesthesiology, Bio-Chemistry, Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, General Medicine, Hospital Administration, Immuno Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Microbiology, Obstetrtics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radio Diagnosis/Radiology, Social & Preventive Medicine/Community Medicine, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases/Pulmonary Medicine
MS (Master of Surgery) – Anatomy, ENT, General Surgery, Obstetrtics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics,
Super speciality and PhD courses
DM (Doctorate in Medicine) – Cardiology
M.Ch (Master of Chirurgical) – Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery
PhD – (Doctorate in Philosophy) Pathology
BPMT (Bachelor of Paramedical Technology) – Laboratory Technician, Radiographic Technician, Radiotherapy Technician, Cardio Technician, Neuro Technician, Blood Transfusion Technician, Optometry Technician, Perfusionist, Operation Theatre Technician, Endoscopy Technician, Community Medicine/Health Inspector/ Emergency Medical Services
Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician
Technical Trade Training in – Laboratory Assistant, X-Ray Assistant, Pharmacology, Dental Technician, Dental Hygenist, Dental Operating Room Assistant, Health Assistant, Blood Transfusion Assistant.
STNA/STNT (Specially trained nursing assistant/ Specially train nursing technician courses) in MRI, Electron Microscopy, Virology, Prosthodontics.
A candidate should be a citizen of India or be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan or any other foreign country with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Must be unmarried, marrying during the course is not permitted.
Should be medically fit as per prescribed standards by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence. Must have attained the age of 17 years on December 31 of the year of application, but must not have attained the age of 22 years on that date (Not more than 24 years in case of candidates who have passed or are appearing in final B Sc examinations).
Candidate must have passed all the subjects opted for in the first attempt of the qualifying examinations as a regular candidate with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken simultaneously and securing not less than 60 percent of the aggregate marks in these 3 science subjects taken together and not less than 50 percent marks in English and 50 percent marks in each of the science subjects. They must have also passed an examination in Mathematics in the Xth standard.
For Postgraduate Courses
The vacancies for the PG Degree / Diploma is available to service officers only. However, any unutilized vacancy is available to civilians. The selection for filling these vacancies is based on an entrance examination.
Information on the entrance examination is made available in the college website as soon as it is advertised in news papers.
For Super speciality and PhD courses
The vacancies for the Super Specialty courses are available for service officers only. However, any unutilized vacancy is available to civilians. The selection for filling these vacancies is based on an entrance examination.
Information on the entrance examination is made available on the college website as soon as it is advertised in news papers.
AFMC is ranked among the top 5 medical colleges in India. It is the only medical college besides Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in Asia which receives full funding from the Government (Ministry of Defence).
The college is fully residential with separate hostels for boys and girls. The boys hostel is housed in a building built in 1965 and comprises 6 blocks of 3 floors each. There are a total of 277 rooms of approximately 8 m² area (single seaters) and 162 rooms of approximately 18.5 m² area (double or triple seaters). All the rooms are fully furnished. The new boys hostel has 4 blocks with 4 floors hosting 18 single seater rooms each.
The girl’s hostel was constructed in 1984 and can accommodate 130 cadets in 70 single seater and 30 double seater rooms. There is also a hostel for officers pursuing post graduation. There are a total of five messes, four for boys and one for girls. A new common central mess with standard facilities has been opened recently for all cadets to dine together. Free messing is provided to all medical cadets.