Pune, 29th April 2023: In a spectacular ceremony held at Capt Devashish Sharma Kirti Chakra Parade Ground, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), one hundred and twenty-one medical graduates of the 57th batch were commissioned into the Armed Forces Medical Services.
Lt Gen Daljit Singh, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) & Senior Colonel Commandant, Army Medical Corps was the chief guest for the ceremony. The DGAFMS reviewed the Commissioning parade that was commanded by medical cadet Prabhat Tiwari.
According to Lt Gen Narendra Kotwal, Director & Commandant, AFMC, a total of one hundred and forty graduates of the college including four students from foreign countries, passed the final MBBS examinations of MUHS in the winter session of 2022. Ninety eight Gentlemen Cadets and twenty three Lady Cadets were commissioned to serve in the Armed Forces. Ninety six were commissioned into the Army, eleven were commissioned into the Navy and fourteen were commissioned into the Air Force.
The commissioning ceremony was followed by an Academic awards presentation ceremony. Two of the most coveted awards of the institute, the ‘President’s Gold Medal’ and the ‘Kalinga Trophy’, were awarded to Medical Cadet Sagnik Talukdar.
AFMC has consistently ranked amongst the top medical colleges in the country and is ranked 37th amongst the Best Medical Schools in the world, according to a survey by the CEOWORLD Magazine in 2022. Graduates of the institute have done the nation proud through their service in the midst of natural calamities, pandemics, global disasters and war.