Life at AIIMS Delhi

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is a prestigious institute located in Delhi. This is an institute that tops the list of research institutes and hospitals throughout India and which is sought after by each and every medical aspirant.

Lakhs of medical aspirants sit for the entrance examination of this institute every year, but there are only a few of them who are able to get the admissions by cracking the entrance examinations.

Student’s life in AIIMS is always a fun, though tugged up with the hectic study schedule; students in AIIMS never leave a chance to enjoy every bit of other activities. Be it politics, sports, debate, exhibitions, cultural functions and fests, and the list goes on, AIIMS students are never laid back, and an enthusiastic participation can always be witnessed.

Along with the intense focus on academics and learning, AIIMS offers a host of extra-curricular activities. World class facilities for sports as well as recreation are available on the campus. The institute provides ample opportunities to participate in national and international conferences as well as exchange programmes. Such exposure helps students achieve standards at par with the best in the world.

Annual Fest

September is that month of the year when AIIMS becomes lively for the whole one week with the India’s largest medical fest, PULSEIt is the annual, inter-college festival hosted by AIIMS with daily attendance ranging from 5000 to 15000. It attracts students from across the country and allows for interaction with students from other professional streams, opening our world to varying viewpoints and ideas.


AIIMS is always known for its excellent infrastructure. With proper college buildings, science laboratories, computer laboratories, central library, students avail high standard facilities. The institute also has a large, well-equipped student’ gym, swimming pool and courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash and soccer which provides ample opportunities for recreation. Prayatna is a student organization that arranges blood donation camps for the fulfillment of perpetual shortage of blood at the AIIMS blood bank.

Hostel Life

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is a residential university; it has several hostels for its undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD scholars and resident doctors. All the hostels are conveniently located, and hence hostellers do not have to travel long distances after a day of hard work and studies.

The day never ends at AIIMS hostel! Be it late night studies, mid night snacks, volleyball practice at 2 am, life in AIIMS hostels is always lively and interesting. But other than these, it also enables students to spend ample time in the hospital, departments and utilize the library and other facilities to ensure they develop academically and acquire the necessary skills that can be obtained only through experience.

Hostel life always helps a student to become social and outspoken. It allows students to interact with their colleagues and peers, make friends, and develop into good human beings capable of independent judgment and coping with the day to day pressures of life. Moreover, one should always remember that a hostel is always a home away from home!


AIIMS Central Library is known by the name of Dr. B. B. Dikshit library after the name of the founder director of the institute. It came into existence in 1957. It was originally accommodated on the ground floor of the pre-clinical block, after that it was shifted to its present premises in 1973. The Library building consists of two floors with a carpet area of 27000 square feet and seating capacity of 350 persons. Since August, 2003 the library remains open round the clock, seven days a week including Sundays and holidays except national holidays

This is one of the best reference Library & information center in the field of medical sciences in South Asia having huge repository of more than 73,142 books, 78,727 bound journals, 8503 thesis and access to more than 1,500 online journals in the field of medical sciences. Library also have the access of important Medical Science databases.

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