Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), a prestigious health science institution, was started in the year 1986 under the stewardship of Paramapoojya Jagadguru Padmabhushana Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji with a vision of establishing a center of excellence with an emphasis on socially meaningful medical education, research, and healthcare. The aim of the institution reflects the goal of the National Medical Commission, which is to create an Indian Medical Graduate possessing the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and responsiveness so that she or he may function appropriately and effectively as a physician of first contact of the community while being globally relevant.
Since its inception, AIMS has been imparting medical education of global standards, including MBBS, MD/MS, and Allied Health Sciences courses. The institute is recognized by the National Medical Commission and the General Medical Council, London, UK. AIMS was affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, till 2018. Since January 2018, AIMS has been a constituent college of Adichunchanagiri University. The University is currently guided by the honorable Chancellor Paramapoojya Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandantha Mahaswamiji.
AIMS, an ISO 900:2015 certified institution for providing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, was ranked 7th among the top 23 private medical institutions in the country in 2022 by Outlook magazine. AIMS was among only five medical institutions in the country to be honored with the recognition of “One District One Green Champion” by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, in the year 2021. The Ministry of Education, Government of India, has recognized the institute as a Swachhta Action Plan Institution.
Located in the Mandya District of Karnataka, AIMS is one of the few institutes in the country providing health care and medical education of the highest standards to the rural population. AIMS is housed in a unitary Wi-Fi-enabled campus of about 56 acres of unpolluted and pristine surroundings near its teaching hospital, with plenty of room for future expansion. The institution has a state-of-the-art skill and simulation lab to train undergraduate and postgraduate students. The College complex features large, digitally enabled Theater Classrooms, Laboratories, R & D Center, an Anatomy Museum, the Administration Block, an Open-Air Stage in its Central Courtyard, and an elegant Residency complex for students.
AIMS has its teaching hospital, Adichunchanagiri Hospital and Research Center (AHRC), commissioned in 1990 to render affordable healthcare services to the poor and the needy. The Hospital also has NABH (entry-level) accreditation, and its virology lab is NABL accredited. 1120 bedded Hospital has a built-up area of 50000 sq. mts, along with state-of-the-art infrastructure and the most advanced equipment and provides services in Urology, Nephrology, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, and many other super specialties. The Hospital has a well-equipped Cath lab and provides 24/7 emergency, blood bank, and laboratory services.
Today, AIMS offers priceless teaching and training ground for Undergraduates and Postgraduates who benefit from the experiences of renowned doctors. Therefore, studying at AIMS is a matter of active learning in an atmosphere of intense intellectual excitement.