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 NI FEATURE: CITADELS SCULPTING FUTURE - COMMENTARY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 589--596

Neurosurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a center of excellence: A success story


Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Manmohan Singh
Professor, Room No. 715, Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.162065

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The department of neurosurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) started its humble beginning in 1965. With the untiring and selfless hard work of Prof. P N Tandon and Prof. A K Banerji, the department progressed over time to become a center of excellence in the subcontinent. To establish a neurosciences center at AIIMS was an uphill task, which was accomplished with great efforts. The department has established itself as one of the highest centers of learning in the country with its vast infrastructure and diversity in all fields of neurosurgery. AIIMS, New Delhi was established by an act of the parliament in 1956. It was started with a grant from the Government of New Zealand under the "Colombo Plan." It was the vision of Rajkumari Amrita Kaur, the first Health Minister of India, that led to the establishment of a medical institute of international repute in India. AIIMS, New Delhi is an autonomous institute and is governed by the AIIMS Act, 1956. The department of neurosurgery at AIIMS was started in March 1965 with Prof. P.N. Tandon as the Head of the Department. Prof. A.K. Banerji joined him a few months later. The Department celebrated its golden jubilee in the year 2015, and has tremendously grown in stature from its humble beginnings to being a center of excellence with world-wide recognition.






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