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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Delhi
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Delhi
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Institute of National Importance. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi is also known as All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Dental Surgery.
Principal of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi is Prof RC Deka.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is situated in New Delhi of Delhi state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. New Delhi comes under New Delhi Tehsil, New Delhi District.
Fax # of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi is 011-6862663, 26588641.
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Website of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi is www.aiims.ac.in, www.aiims.edu.
Contact Details of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi are : Telephone: +91-11-26588500, 26588900, 26588700
CoursesAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Delhi runs course(s) in Biotechnology, Medical, Medical Research, Nursing, Pharmacy, Radiography and Radiotherapy, Research, Science stream(s).
* MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
* B Sc Nursing (Post Certificate)
* B Sc (Hons) Nursing
* B Sc (Hons) Opthalmic Techniques
* B Sc (Hons) Medical Technology
M D (Doctor of Medicine)
* Community Medicine
* Dermatology and Venereology
* Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
* Laboratory Medicine
* Nuclear Medicine
* Obstetrics & Gynaecology
* Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
M S (Master of Surgery)
* Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery)
* Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
* Cardic Anaesthesiology
* Endocrinology & Metabolism
* Hematology (Clinical Hematology)
* Hematology (Memato-path)
* Medical Oncology
* Pediatric Neurology
* Neuro Anaesthesiology
* Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery (CTVS)
* G.I. Surgery
* Paediatric Surgery
M Sc (Master of Science)
* M Biotech (Master of Biotechnology)
* Perfusion Technology
* Nuclear Medicine Technology
* Urology Technology
MHA - Master in Hospital Administration
Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary (10+2 level) / Intermediate / equivalent examination from a recognized Board with an aggregate of 60% marks in the subjects English, Physics, Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic) and Biology.
B Sc (Nursing) - Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination from a recognized Board. Also, must the applicant must have obtained a Certificate in General Nursing and midwifery and be an 'A' Grade nurse, registered with State Nurses Registration Council along with an working experience of minimum of three years as a staff nurse in recognized hospital or as a Public Health Nurse, after obtaining the above mentioned certificates.
B Sc (Hons) Opthalmic Techniques / Medical Technology - Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary (10+2 level) / Intermediate / equivalent examination from a recognized Board with a minimum of 50% marks in the Science subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
Candidate must have a MBBS degree for M D / M S from a University recognized by the Medical Council of India and BDS degree for MDS recognized by Dental Council of India with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. Also, the candidate must essentially complete the required period of pre- registration internship (12 months) in a recognized hospital.
Admission is done on the basis of candidate's performance in the entrance test followed a counseling conducted by the institute.
Nursing: Admission is done on the basis of candidate's performance in the competitive entrance examination followed by Personal Assessment / Interview.
Admission is done on the basis of the merit obtained by the candidate in the entrance test followed by counseling.
M.B.B.S Master in Medicine(M.D.) Master in Surgery(M.S.) Master in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Cardiothoracic, Surgery, Endocrinology, Neurology, Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Surgery B.Sc(Human Biology) Courses in Nursing, Audiometry, Ophthalmic, Techniques and Radiography M.Sc(Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology or drugs Assay) Master s degree in Biotechnology Ph.D
Diploma in Anesthesia
DM - Cardiac-Anaes
DM - Cardiology
DM - Clinical Haematology
DM - Endocrinology
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Haematology Pathology
DM - Neonatology
DM - Nephrology
DM - Neuro Radiology
DM - Neurology
DM - Oncology
M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch - Surgical Gastroenterology
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
Master of Hospital Administration
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Anatomy
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Bio-Physics
MD - CCM
MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
MD - Forensic Medicine
MD - General Medicine
MD - Lab Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
MD - Paediatrics
MD - Pathology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MD - Physiology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Radio Diagnosis
MD - Radiothrapy
MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
MS - Anatomy
MS - ENT
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics
Ph. D - Anaesthesia
Ph. D - Bio-Technology
Ph. D - Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Ph. D - Cardiology
Ph. D - Community Medicine
Ph. D - Dermatology & Venereology
Ph. D - Endocrinology & Metabolism
Ph. D - ENT
Ph. D - Forensic Medicine
Ph. D - Gastro & Human Nutrition Unit
Ph. D - Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ph. D - Haematology
Ph. D - Histo Compatibility & Immunogenetics
Ph. D - Hospital Administration
Ph. D - Lab Medicine
Ph. D - Medical Oncology
Ph. D - Medical Physics
Ph. D - Medicine
Ph. D - Nephrology
Ph. D - Neuro Magnetic Resonance
Ph. D - Neuro Surgery
Ph. D - Nuclear Medicine
Ph. D - Obst. & Gynae
Ph. D - Ocular Microbiology
Ph. D - Ocular Phramacology
Ph. D - Orthopaedics
Ph. D - Paediatric
Ph. D - Paediatric Surgery
Ph. D - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ph. D - Psychiatry
Ph. D - Radio Diagnosis
Ph. D - Radiotherapy
Ph. D - Surgery
Ph. D - Urology
Profile of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Creating a country imbued with a scientific culture was Jawaharlal Nehru's dream, and immediately after independence he prepared a grand design to achieve it. Among the temples of modern India which he designed, was a centre of excellence in the medical sciences. Nehru's dream was that such a centre would set the pace for medical education and research in Southeast Asia , and in this he had the wholehearted support of his Health Minister, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.
The health survey and development committee ,chaired by Sir Joseph Bhore, an Indian Civil Servant ,had in 1946 already recommended the establishment of a national medical centre which would concentrate on meeting the need for highly qualified manpower to look after the nation's expanding health care activities . The dreams of Nehru and Amrit Kaur and the recommendations of the Bhore Committee converged to create a proposal which found favor with the government of New Zealand. A generous grant from New Zealand under the Colombo Plan made it possible to lay the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in 1952.The AIIMS was finally created in 1956,as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament ,to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care.
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.
The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing post-certificate) degrees.
Twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centers manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre- and Para-clinical departments. However, burn cases, dog-bite cases and patients suffering from infectious diseases are not entertained in the AIIMS Hospital. AIIMS also manages a 60-beded hospital in the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabgarh in Haryana and provides health cover to about 2.5 lakh population through the Centre for Community Medicine.
Objectives of AIIMS
*To develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India.
*To bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of the personnel in all important branches of the health activity.
*to attain self sufficiency in postgraduate in medical education.
Functions of AIIMS
*Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in medical and related physical biological sciences.
*Nursing and dental education
*Innovations in education.
*Producing medical teachers for the country.
*Research in medical and related sciences.
*Health care : preventive, promotive and curative; primary, secondary & tertiary.
*Community based teaching and research
Research And Clinical Programs
At AIIMS research is not just a routine activity but rather a mission with three objectives. As anywhere else, the primary purpose of research is to gratify curiosity by disciplined activity, thereby leading to creation of new knowledge. But at AIIMS, we are also conscious of the role research can play in improving the quality of teaching. A teacher engaged in research is up to date with recent information, and can also inculcate a sprit of enquiry and freedom of thought into his/her students. Finally, research at AIIMS is apart of our national endeavour to cultivate a scientific temper and to eliminate from our society the way of authority and superstition.
Image Analysis System
Image analysis system for quantitative a and stereological study of tissues.
Research at AIIMS is a part of our national endaeavour to cultivate a scientific temper and to eliminate from our society the sway of authority and superstition .
While AIIMS attracts sizeable grants from national and international agencies,the Institution itself also offers modest research grants. The grants are sanction after the projects submitted have been screened by a Commitee and are primary meant to initiate the junior faculty into research. Thus, other things being equle, preference is given to younger application. After an investigator has made some progress,he or she can apply for biger grants from other agencies.
There is a wide variety of research performed at AIIMS. On the one hand we do sophisticated investigations in the neurosciences, in genetics and on computer simulation of hormone-receptor interaction.On the other hand ,we undertake clinical and epidemiological studies on the prevention and treatment of national health problems. We are trying to apply advanced techniques such as DNA recombinant technology, immunology and electron microscopy to study the common diseases in our country such as leprosy, malaria , tuberculosis, diabeties, diarrhoea, hepatitis, fluorosis and iodine deficiency. We have large internationally funded programmes on goals-oriented research in reproduction aimed at widening the variety of acceptable contraceptives. The scientific publications emanating from the Institute have been quite steady at about 2 publications per faculty member per year.about half of these publications are in journals covered by the Science Citation Index.During the 8 year period from 1980-88, AIIMS topped the list of medical colleges in India with (mean SD) 237.5 37.3 Science Citation index-listed publications per year (Reddy et al. Natl Med J India 1991; 4: 90-92).During the 7 year period from 1987-94, AIIMS topped the list of institutions engaged in medical research in India with 1630 Medline-listed publications (Arunachalam. Current Science 1997; 72:912-922).
The quality and range of research at AIIMS may be judged from the following highly selected assortment of some thrust areas.
Control of Diarrheal disease
In 1980s,40% of pediatric beds in hospitals were occupied by cases of diarrheal dehydration. In 1997 it is dificult to find such a case even for demonstration in many parts of India.Basic, applied and operational research done at AIIMS has played a pivotal role in achieving this transformation. Recently we have developed two types of super oral rehydration solutions based on amino concentration.
We are trying to apply advanced techniques such as DNA recombinant technology,immunology and electron microscopy to study the common diseases in our country.
WHO will formally introduce this new formulation in the Global Diarrheal DiseaseControl Programme this year.AIIMS has developed an algorithm for the treatment of persistent diarrhea, which the WHO introduced in the Global Diarrheal Disease Control Programme in 1994. The bacterium responsible for 50% of the cases of persistent diarrhea has been discovered at AIIMS and provisionally named Enteroaggregative E.coli. AIIMS research on the role of zinc deficiency in diarrheal disease was cited by the "Time Magazine" in 1996 as good news for child health.
Flowcytometry in progress in the Biotechnology Laboratory for identification of DNA ploidy and surface markers in cancer cells.
Rotavirus was demonstrated at AIIMS to be the major cause of diarrheal disease.Now we have developed a rotavirus vaccine in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology, which is ready for phase-1 trials to be started this year.
Early and sure diagnosis of tuberculosis
AIIMS has developed a PCR test for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The test, which is specially useful for extrapulmonary tuberculosis, gives the diagnosis within 24-48 hours of receiving the sample in contrast with conventional tests which take 6-8 weeks.
Contributions of AIIMS towards research on this dreaded disease include:
* Development of an anti-leprosy vaccine which is undergoing trials in Kanpur district.
* Trials of interferon in the treatment of leprosy.
* Use of DNA technology to identify genes of diagnostic significance.
* Development of tests that identify patients at risks of developing life-threatening reactions.
Physiology Study In Progress
A behavioural physiology study in progress.
By using modern DNA technologies at AIIMS, it has now become possible for the first time in India to study the strains of the parasite responsible for an epidemic.
HIV Diagnostic test
AIIMS has developed indigenously a highly sensitive and specific ELISA system for detecting HIV antibodies. It costs less than half the imported test kits, and has detected many early cases which the imported kits could not.
AIIMS has developed indigenously a highly sensitive and specific ELISA system for detecting HIV antibodies.It costs less than half the imported test kits, and has detected many early cases which the imported kits could not.AIIMS has been one of the Reference Centres for HIV/AIDS since 1986, and the National HIV Reference Centre since 1992.
Research To Control Liver Disease
Epidemiological,clinical and basic research at AIIMS has assessed the magnitude of the problem, led to the development of an indigenous diagnostic test and a candidate vaccine, and a diagnostic assay system for screening blood donors for hepatitis C virus.
Diagnostic Test For Plague
AIIMS was the first place in the world to use PCR on formaline fixed autopsy material to detect and confirm plague during the1994 outbreak.We have cloned, sequenced and expressed the f1 and pla genes of Yersinia pestis which are immunoreactive. These are being used for developing a serological test for plague.
Iodine Dificiency Disorders
AIIMS has defined the effect of iodine deficiency on growth and development,specially the role of thyroxine in brain development in human fetuses.Laboratory and field studies done at AIIMS paved the way for the 'Universal Salt Iodisation Programme of the Government of India in 1986.Our Contributions to control of iodine deficiency extend to Bhutan,Nepal, Bangladesh,Maldives,Indonesia,Thailand and several countries of Africa and the middle east.
Titration method for estimation of iodine in salt.This simple is very important for ensuring the success of the universal salt
Laboratory and field studies done at AIIMS paved the way for the 'Universal Salt Iodisation Programme of the Government of India.
Much of the research that has been carried out in the last 25 years towards the development of an anti-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) vaccine began with research initially carried out at AIIMS.
Morphometric analysis of immuno cytochemically stained endometrium and photomicrography inprogres in the Primate Implantation Biology Laboratory.
Post-Coital and Post-Ovulatory Contraception
Basic Research on the endocrine and paracrine mechanisms in embryo implantation of pregnancy and the development of post-coital and post-ovulatory contraceptives.Our Primate Implantation Biology Laboratory has been recognized as a non-US Centre for Contraceptive Research and Development Programme of the Andrew Mellon Foundation and is also one of the 13 such Centres in the world supported on a long-term basis by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Exploration Of Antarctica
AIIMS has been participating in India's efforts at exploration of Antarctica since 1990.Besides providing health care to members of the expedition,AIIMS has also been using the opportunity to conduct research on chronobiology of the human organism, physiological responses to the stress of the hostile antarctic environment, and performance under the harsh and lonely conditions prevailing in antarctica.
Dr. B.B Dikshit Library
The library, named after the first Director of the Institute, is a treasure house
having 61423 books, 53547 journals and 14008 reports in the field of Biomedical
Sciences.The library receives 490 journals and 80 newsletters every year.The
library is open to the readers from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m seven days a week. The
library has a computer facility, microfilm library reader and reader-printer facility
The rich and efficient is a potent force for energising our research activities.
AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) was established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament. AIIMS was established with the objective of developing patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi runs a number of undergraduate courses in medicine, nursing and related areas, and postgraduate courses in virtually all the basic and clinical medical specialities and superspecialites. A total of 42 disciplines are taught at AIIMS, New Delhi. Admissions to all the courses are made on the basis of entrance examinations conducted all over the country.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a medical college and hospital in Delhi, India.
AIIMS is considered one of the most prestigious medical colleges in India and is globally recognized for providing low-cost medical care to a large number of patients. It was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.
Location And History
Central lawn, with teaching block in the background
AIIMS is located in Ansari Nagar, an upscale locality of South Delhi. It is adjacent to the South Extension market, and lies on the Inner Ring Road. Across the road from AIIMS is Safdarjung hospital, a large facility which caters to Delhi's population as opposed to AIIMS, which is a referral centre. Adjacent to AIIMS lies the headquarters of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), the body that coordinates and funds medical research in India. Beyond that is the National Medical Library, run by the Directorate-General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Government of India. It has a vast collection of scientific and medical journals that can be accessed by researchers. Farthest along the stretch is the NAMS house, the official building of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, which is a prestigious body of eminent doctors from across India.
The Foundation Stone at AIIMS commemorates the gift from New Zealand
Foundation stone at the Academic Building of AIIMS, placed by Queen Elizabeth II
AIIMS was inaugurated in 1956, and was built with a grant from the New Zealand Government. AIIMS was established in New Delhi after former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's intitial proposal to set up the institute in Calcutta was turned down by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy..It was the vision of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the first Health Minister of India, to establish an institute of such nature in India. She envisioned an autonomous medical institute where students, doctors and teachers would live and learn side by side, with freedom to experiment with teaching and curriculum.
AIIMS has been consistently ranked the top medical college in India to pursue an MBBS degree by India Today in annual surveys starting in 1997. AIIMS has held the top slot for the last six years in a row, and has been ranked first for 11 out of the 12 years that India Today has conducted the survey.
AIIMS' excellence has to do with several factors - small class size (50 per year), excellent library facilities, liberal clinically oriented teaching, research exposure and the ability to set its own curriculum.
Several surveys by The Week and Outlook magazines have named AIIMS the best hospital in India overall, as well as the best in several individual fields such as Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology and Ophthalmology, ahead of several specialised institutions.
The hospital has been able to maintain high standards of quality while seeing large numbers of patients (3.5 million in 2006) at very low cost to patients (10 Indian Rupees for outpatient doctor consultation equivalent to approx US $0.25), many of whom live in extreme poverty.
Every year AIIMS accepts 45 Indian students, of which 33 belong to General Category and 11 belong to the reserved category (SC/ST) and 1 orthopedic physically handicapped, based on the results of an all-India entrance examination for its undergraduate M.B.B.S program. The number of students who take the entrance exam every year varies from 70,000 to 80,000. The acceptance rate for admission to the undergrad course (medical school) is thus 45/75000 i.e 0.06%. This makes the AIIMS entrance exam, conducted on 1st of June every year, one of India's most difficult.
Five international students (nominated by Government of India from SAARC nations) complete the class size of 50. AIIMS also specializes in paramedical and basic science training for its undergrads. AIIMS is one of the few institutions where the faculty-student ratio is actually the reverse of the norm, i.e there are more faculty members than students. PG Cert. in Sociology
There are about forty-two speciality post-graduate courses conducted at AIIMS. The entry is through a nationwide competitive examination held every six months. Each year more than seven thousand medical graduates across the country compete for the limited number of positions, approximately 2% of the candidates are admitted through the process- making it one of the most difficult tests. These courses are highly coveted by the medical graduates across the country because of the institution's excellent medical services, exposure to unusual and referred cases and excellent opportunities for research.
Integrating clinics and research
AIIMS was originally built as a Superspeciality tertiary care (refers to India's three-tier health system with Primary clinics, which refer cases to secondary district level hospitals, which in turn refer cases to regional tertiary hospitals) centre with primary emphasis on research and specialized training facilities. MBBS is the basic medical course, the same as medical school. This is followed by specialization, which is the term for postgrad training in General Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and other fields. Superspecialities are those healthcare fields whose practitioners need specialised certification after completing their postgraduations, examples being cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, rheumatology, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology etc.There are at least 45 superspecialities at AIIMS. Having clinical superspecialities in the same campus as its major research facilities makes AIIMS optimally suited for nurturing best quality translational research, which can translate into clinically useful end products, in India. 1234 AIIMS publishes the National Medical Journal of India, among India's most prestigious clinical journals. Its impact factor is the highest among Indian journals after the Indian journal of Medical Research (published by the Indian Council of Medical Research).
As per the AIIMS Citizen's Charter, doctors & staff at AIIMS strive to provide comprehensive, high quality tertiary care services including specialty and super-specialty services to all without consideration of caste, creed, religion, sex, economic status or disability. However, there may be some deficiencies due to extreme patient load and finite resources. Acquiring newer equipment for investigation, research and patient care is expedited as it is not constrained by funds.
The AIIMS was created in 1956,as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament ,to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education. The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing post-certificate) degrees.
RTI allows student to access AIIMS Test Papers
The ruling means that students appearing for other competitive exams like IIT JEE and CAT would be allowed to take question papers home
In the first ruling of its kind, the Delhi High Court dismissed a petition by the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences against an order by the Central Information Commission directing it to disclose the correct set of answers for its question papers.
Vikrant Bhuria the Right to Information (RTI) applicant had requested access to certified copies of question papers and of correct answers of the entrance examination for MCH entrance exams for 555-5555 academic session.
AIIMS had opposed the request saying that disclosure of the question papers was not possible as the papers were the institute's intellectual property and that the larger public interest did not warrant their disclosure.
Dismissing AIIMS' plea, Justice S. Muralidhar said: 'Under Section 8(1) (d) of the Act, what is exempted is only such information which constitutes intellectual property, and when disclosed would harm the competitive position of a third party, but the petitioner has not been able to show how the disclosure of the entrance exam question papers to the respondent would adversely affect the competitive position of any third party. Section 8(1) (d) RTI Act is not attracted at all.'
The ruling could have a serious impact on other competitive exams like IIT JEE and CAT as well, and students would be allowed to take question papers home.
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