The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) - Guwahati, an autonomous Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare - Government of India, was established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) in May 2017. The foundation stone of the Institute was laid by the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 26, 2017.
The Institute has been set up with the aim of correcting regional imbalances in quality tertiary level healthcare and attaining self-sufficiency in graduate and postgraduate medical education. The Institute intends to develop model patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches to demonstrate a high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India.
AIIMS Guwahati will comprise a medical college with an annual intake 125 MBBS students and a nursing college with an annual intake of 75 students. The hospital will deliver OPD and emergency services and will have a 750-bedded in-patient facility managed by speciality and super-speciality departments equipped with all state-of-the-art amenities.
Dr. Chitra Sarkar, a renowned Neuropathologist and Former Professor of Pathology and Former Dean (Research), AIIMS - New Delhi, was nominated as the first President of AIIMS Guwahati, in March 2020.
The Institute is currently mentored by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar. Dr. Gitanjali Batmanabane, Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the Founder-Director of the Institute, and Dr. Sudipta Ranjan Singh, Additional Professor of Forensic Medicine, AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the Nodal Officer for AIIMS Guwahati.
AIIMS Guwahati started its first academic session on January 12, 2021, with a batch of 50 MBBS students and 21 faculty members across four departments. The Institute currently operates from a temporary campus adjacent to the Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Narakasur Hill-top, Guwahati. The main campus of the Institute is located at Changsari, Kamrup (Rural) District, Guwahati and spans an area of 189.2 acres comprising of Institutional Complex, Hospital Complex, Hostels, and Residential complex.