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Armed Forces Medical College

Armed Forces Medical College

Established : 1948
Type : Co-Education
Director & Commandant : Lt Gen AK Nagpal, VSM
Dean : Maj Gen Arup Kumar Das
Former Name : AFMC
Location : Pune
Affiliation(s) : Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
Category : Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Degree & Diploma), Super Speciality, Nursing & Para Medical
Accreditation / Recognition : Medical Council of India (M.C.I.)
Department(s) : M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S., M.Sc., M.Ch., D.M. & Ph.D.


The duration of MBBS course is four and a half year followed by internship of one year.


Courses Design capacity Duration
Basic BSc nursing 40 4 Years
Post Basic BSc nursing 20 2 Years
MSc nursing 10 2 Years
Post basic diploma/ certificate course in Operation Room nursing 08 2 Years
Post basic diploma/ certificate course in Orthopedic and Rehabilitation nursing 06 1 Years
Post Basic Diploma/ Certificate course in Oncology Nursing 04 1 Years
Post Basic Diploma/ Certificate course in Cardiothoracic Nursing 04 1 Years
Post Basic Diploma/ Certificate course in Neonatal Nursing 04 1 Years


Degree Subjects Number of Seats
M.Sc. M.Sc - Anatomy --
Master of Hospital Administration --
M.D. Anaesthesiology 15
Bio-Chemistry 2
Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 4
General Medicine 22
Hospital Administration 8
Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion 2
Microbiology 9
Paediatrics 8
Pathology 10
Pharmacology 2
Physiology 4
Psychiatry 5
Radio Diagnosis / Radiology 7
Sports Medicine 2
Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine 12
Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine 4
M.D. / M.S. Anatomy 4
Obstetrtics & Gynaecology 8
Ophthalmology 8
M.S. ENT 6
General Surgery 21
Orthopaedics 3


Degree Subjects Number of Seats
D.M. Cardiology 1
M.Ch. Cardio Thoracic Surgery 3
Neuro Surgery 3
Paediatric Surgery --
Plastic Surgery 3
Ph.D. Pathology --


Subjects Number of Seats
Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy 2
Diploma in Anesthesia 2
Diploma in Child Health --
Diploma in Clinical Pathology --
Diploma in Hospital Administration 6
Diploma in Industrial Health --
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 4
Diploma in Ophthalmology 2
Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 2
Diploma in Psychological Medicin 1
Diploma in Public Health 3
Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis 1



In subject with Seats as under :-

Subjects Number of Seats
Laboratory Technician 30
Radiographic Technician 15
Radiotherapy Technician 05
Cardio Technician 05
Neuro Technician 05
Blood Transfusion Technician 05
Optometry Technician 05
Perfusionist 05
Operation Theatre Technician 10
Endoscopy Technician 05
Community Medicine/ Health Inspector/ Emergency Medical Services 05
Total 95



A candidate seeking admission to the MBBS course is eligible to take the entrance examination if he/she fulfills the following criteria:

  • 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 Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence
  • Must have attained the age of 17yrs on 31st Dec 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).

Academic Qualifications:

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% of the aggregate marks in these 3 science subjects taken together and not less than 50% marks in English and 50% marks in each of the science subjects. They must have also passed an examination in Mathematics of the 10th standard.

Number of Seats:

A total of 130 students (105 boys & 25 girls) will be admitted.


Admission Procedure:

The course commences in the month of Aug. Advertisements for recruitment appear in the leading news papers of the country in the month of Oct/ Dec every year, both for B Sc & GNM courses. Candidates are required to submit their application forms in the prescribed format, along with other necessary documents mentioned therein.


The candidate must be an Indian National (age- 17 to 25 yrs)

Educational Qualification:

10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing Midwifery with minimum two years experience in the profession. Male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme must submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6- 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery, The candidate should have not less than 50% aggregate marks in all subjects. The candidate should have passed the examination in single attempt.


10 class (Matriculation or its equivalent with three years Diploma in General.

Nursing Midwifery with a minimum of five years experience in the profession.

Selection Procedure:

Selection will be based on the merit of the candidate at an All India level.

  • A written objective type of examination will be conducted in February/ March every year, at certain selected centres (Published from time to time.)
  • Successful candidates will be called for an interview at selected centres in the month of April/May each year.
  • Candidates must be declared medically fit. The fitness will be determined by a Medical Board of Military Medical Officers.
  • Merit listed candidates based on the interview and medical fitness will be called for B. Sc. (Nsg).
  • Selected candidates will be required to execute a bond of agreement to serve in the Military Nursing Service for a minimum period of 5 yrs as permanent commissioned officers, on successful completion of the course.

Written Examination Centres:

The written examination will be conducted in 17 centres all over India.


The vacancies for the Super Specality course 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. The Information about the entrance examination will be uploaded in this page as soon as it is advertised in news papers.



10+2 with Aggregate of 50% in (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)


Selected and Detailed by AMC Records.

  • »  Well Maintained Gardens
  • »  The campus is home to an interesting mix of heritage buildings as well as Ultramodern Facilities
  • »  Lecture Halls
  • »  Laboratories
  • »  Demonstration Rooms
  • »  Museums
  • »  Auditoriums
  • »  Fully Furnished Accommodation
  • »  The faculty and staff are also provided accommodation on campus
  • »  Swimming Pool
  • »  Cinema Theatre
  • »  Cafeteria
  • »  General Stores
  • »  Unit run Canteen and Shopping Centre
  • »  Cr√®che and Nursery School
  • »  Places of Religious Worship
  • »  Gymnasium
  • »  Facilities for all Outdoor as well as Indoor Sports

Armed Forces Medical College was established on 01 May 1948. The institution conducts training of medical under graduates and post-graduates, nursing under graduates and post - graduates, dental post graduates and paramedical staff. Patient care forms an integral part of the training curriculum and the affiliated hospitals utilise the expertise available at AFMC. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical courses. The institution is responsible for providing the entire pool of specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in-service training. Thus AFMC forms the backbone of high quality professional medical care being provided to the Armed Forces.

Col PP Chowdry, MC was the first Commandant of AFMC. The college is located in an environment friendly campus stretching over 119 Acres near Ramtekri in eastern Pune. Apart from well maintained gardens, the campus is home to an interesting mix of heritage buildings as well as ultramodern facilities. The campus is provided with all essential amenities. Apart from lecture halls, laboratories, demonstration rooms, museums, auditoriums, the students are provided fully furnished accommodation. The faculty and staff are also provided accommodation on campus.

The campus has a swimming pool, cinema theatre, cafeteria, general stores, Unit run Canteen and shopping centre, crèche and nursery school, places of religious worship, gymnasium and facilities for all outdoor as well as indoor sports. The College is famed for its Graduate Wing, which was inaugurated on 04 Aug 1962 by Shri V K Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India. AFMC has a total of twenty nine departments at present. The teaching departments of AFMC are well staffed with dedicated staff members. Lectures, practical, demonstrations and clinics are well planned and conducted round the year except for 2 short vacations.

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