The Graduate Wing of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune completes 53 years on 04 Aug 2015. AFMC was established in 1948 as a postgraduate teaching institution. The Graduate Wing was inaugurated on 04 Aug 1962 by the then Defence Minister, Shri V K Krishna Menon.
According to Lt Gen A K Nagpal, VSM, Director & Commandant, AFMC, the institution aims at constant improvement through innovations in teaching methodology. Sustained efforts at attaining the highest standards in medical education over the years have made AFMC a medical college of repute.
Till date, AFMC has produced 6133 Medical Graduates, who are serving in the Armed Forces Medical Services in all parts of the country and overseas as members of UN Peacekeeping contingents. AFMC Alumni are also excelling in their fields of specialization in Health Care establishments all over the World.
According to Maj Gen M D Venkatesh, VSM, Dean & Deputy Commandant, a major highlight of the year has been re-accreditation of AFMC, by NAAC with ‘A’ Grading and a CGPA of 3.66, which is among the highest ever awarded by NAAC to any institution in the country. The institution had received ‘A’ Grading with CGPA of 3.51 in 2009. The NAAC Peer Team which visited AFMC has noted in its report that AFMC provides “Educational opportunities to inculcate a high degree of discipline, value system and ethical values. Opportunities are given for all round development of students by wide exposure to extracurricular and co-curricular activities”.
On 04 Aug 2015, the day will be marked by a wreath laying ceremony at ‘Prerna Sthal’. This will be followed by Alumni versus students debate and football match. Other highlights of the day will be Alumni lunch with the students in the Central Cadets Mess. The day will culminate with the Alumni Association Dinner.
The College Day celebrations are coinciding with the Golden Jubilee Reunion of alumni of ‘D’ Batch, who joined the College in 1965 as undergraduate students.
The occasion will underscore the strength of traditions that bind AFMCites of all ages to their Alma Mater and to each other.
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