5 Jan :Defence Minister Shri AK Antony inaugurated the Army College of Medical Sciences stoday at Delhi Cantt The College started functioning from academic year 2008-09. It offers 4 ½ years MBBS for the award of Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, following one year compulsory internship.
The college is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and approved by Medical Council of India. The annual intake of the College is 100 students. ACMS and other affiliated colleges of AWES have unique character in that candidates are from all regions, religions, castes and classes. There is no quota of any kind and no reservation on any basis. Admission is purely on merit. The students passing out of the college will be joining the Army after successful completion of the course, subject to their suitability, merit and on the vacancies available.
Chief of Army Staff mentioned that AWES is doing a yeoman service for the education of wards of Army personnel through educational institutions spread throughout the country and ensuring quality education at affordable cost.
While inaugurating the Medical College, Honourable Raksha Mantri appreciated the excellent infrastructure and state of arty building of ACMS and mentioned continued support of Government of Indian to the Army to open more educational institutions for their wards. He also lauded the efforts of Army Welfare Education Society for spreading literacy in the country.