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 of 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.
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 from a temporary campus located at Narakasur Hill-Top, Guwahati. In 2022, the Institute further expanded – with the joining of the new batch of MBBS students as well as the faculty members of paraclinical and clinical specialty and super- specialty departments.
The Institute now functions from its main campus located at Changsari, Kamrup (Rural) District, Guwahati, which spans an area of 189.2 acres comprising of Institutional Complex, Hospital Complex, Hostels, and Residential complex.