06 August 2012

New Stamp from India


Armed Force Medical Colleges, Pune


Date of Issue : 4 August 2012

:  Mansoor B. - Mangalore

Armed Forces Medical College

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne released on Saturday a commemorative postage stamp and first day cover to mark the golden jubilee of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College's (AFMC) graduate wing.

The AFMC graduate wing was established in 1962 with a purpose of rolling out highly qualified and trained doctors for the armed forces of India. It has since emerged as one of the most sought-after MBBS colleges in the country with admissions conducted on an all India entrance exam basis.


The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a premier medical college in India. It is located in Pune Cantonment in Pune . The college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Medical College has multiple roles to perform. These are primarily training of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, dental postgraduates, nursing cadets and paramedical staff. Patient care forms an integral part of its training curriculum and the attached hospitals benefits from the expertise available at AFMC. The institution is responsible for providing the entire pool of specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in service training. The college is also involved in conducting research in various medical subjects as well as those aspects which would affect the morale and performance of the Armed Forces both in war and peace.

The AFMC was set up in 1948 in the immediate post-world war period. On the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee, remnants of the Indian Army Medical Corps units were amalgamated into one unit to create the Armed Forces Medical College. Over the past 50 years, it has grown in its functions. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 4 August 1962. The aim of starting this wing was to increase the intake of medical graduates into the Armed Forces. The graduate wing was affiliated to the University of Pune till 1999 but presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. The college is recognised by the Medical Council of India for conducting 5 years and 6 months teaching programme leading to MBBS degree. The first batch passed MBBS in Oct 1966.It also conducts post graduate courses in many disciplines.

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