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In the fifteen years since its inception, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1450 bed super-specialty tertiary care health center with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the adjunct to the term "new universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3, 330, 000 sq. ft. of built-up area spread over 125...Read more»

Health Sciences Campus at Kochi is the home to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Centre for Nanosciences, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing & School of Pharmacy. Committed to providing value-based medical education, these educational institutions strive to instil the qualities of dedication and service in the youth...Read more»

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The Health Sciences Campus, spreading over 125 acres, is compact and yet not confined. Students appreciate the convenience of having teaching rooms, lecture theatres and clinical skills laboratories close to their accommodation. Essential support and leisure facilities such as the library, communication suites, student clubs, and cafeterias, are also located in and around the medical school buildings. Student life at Amrita is more than just study. The Amrita schools are an integral part of a vibrant university community that offers an array of intellectual, cultural and recreational opportunities...Read more»

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical treatment. Our full range of primary and specialty care medical services enables cross-specialty consultation, which assures outstanding treatment for each patient. Our extensive infrastructure offers facilities comprising 25 modern operating theatres, 210 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, NABL accredited clinical laboratories and 24 / 7 telemedicine service...Read more»

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center,
AIMS Ponekkara P. O.
Kochi, Kerala,
India - 682 041

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Our Chancellor

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita University.  She is also known as Amma to millions around the globe.  A world renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of the university...»»

Medicine

Established in September 2002, the Amrita School of Medicine has achieved great academic recognition from the students, community and educational fraternity as an... »»

Dentistry

The Amrita School of Dentistry offers fully accredited dental programs with a proud tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Innovative learning, research and clinical... »»

Nursing

The Amrita College of Nursing, a constituent unit of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, was inaugurated on 1st November, 2002, by Shri. Shathrughnan Sinha, the then Union  Minister for ... »»

Pharmacy

The Amrita School of Pharmacy, an integral component of Amrita University, is the first to start functioning among the schools under Health Sciences campus. Located in... »»

Nanosciences

Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, India's first NANOBIO center, established in February 2006, is recognised today as a leader in Nanotechnology,... »»

November 2, 2014
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, under the aegis of Kerala Orthopaedic Association and Cochin Orthopaedic Society, conducted the Amrita Spine Course 2014 on November 2. The seminar focused on lumbar degenerative disc disorders (low back pain and related diseases). Honorable Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise, Shri K. Babu, inaugurated the function and released the public awareness brochures on low back pain and scoliosis. Prof. Arvind Jayaswal, Professor of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi was the key note speaker. More than 100 delegates from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh attended the event.  Various treatment modalities for disc prolapse and back pain, including microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal instrumentation, were discussed by the panel of experts which included Prof. Arvind Jayaswal, AIIMS, New Delhi; Dr. Sajesh K. Menon, AIMS; Dr. Krishnakumar R., AIMS; Dr. Srijith Padmanabh, Mangalore and Dr. Mohammed Niyaz, Mangalore. “Low back pain affects people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and is a very common health problem worldwide and a major cause of disability. Inter-vertebral disc prolapse and related spinal disorders result in activity limitation,” noted Dr. Sajesh K. Menon, Professor and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. “Leg pain or sciatica due to inter-vertebral disc prolapse can be severe and there are micro-surgical options to relieve the pain. One has to carefully examine and evaluate the patients to identify causes other than disc prolapse for sciatica,” said Dr. Krishnakumar R., Associate Professor, Spine Division, Department of Orthopaedics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Other faculty members who spoke included Dr. Ranjith Unnikrishnan, orthopaedic spine surgeon from Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram; Dr. Ashok Ramakrishnan, orthopaedician from the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram; Dr Srijith Padmanabh, orthopaedic spine surgeon from Mangalore and  Dr. Mohammad Niyaz, orthopaedic surgeon from Mangalore. Health Sciences Campus, KochiNovember 2, 2014 SEE ALSO: Amrita Spine Course 2014 @ AIMS, Kochi
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October 31, 2014
Dr. B. Umadethan, Professor and Head of Forensic Medicine at Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi has authored the first book of Forensic Medicine in Malayalam- “Kuttanweshanathile Vaidyasastram” (Medical Science in Crime Detection). “This book is written with the objective of imparting basic knowledge to the police trainees and officers so that they will develop skills in scientific criminal investigation. Stress is given to the practical aspects of Forensic Medicine and scientific methods of investigation,” shared Dr. Umadethan. The formats of common medicolegal forms and requisitions are appended wherever necessary for the ready reference of the investigating officers. The points to be observed and materials to be collected in all types of unnatural deaths are also included. Forwards for the book were written by Mr. Jacob Punnoose IPS, former Director General of Police and State Police Chief, Kerala and Mr. Balasubramonian IPS, present Director General of Police, Kerala. Sri. K.T. Thomas, former Justice of Supreme Court, wrote the introduction to the book, “I have great pleasure in introducing this monumental work to the readers. I have two reasons, mainly, to feel so happy about it. First is that my own experience (as counsel practiced actively for seventeen years, thereafter as judge at three different levels (Sessions Court, High Court and the Supreme Court) showed that proper awareness of medical aspects has wholesome usefulness in unfurling the truth in criminal cases. Second is the impression I formed about the author for over a period of three decades that he is a connoisseur in the field of forensic medicine. A perusal of this book provided me the perception that the author’s angle has reached many new areas. He has taken pains to collect important decisions of the Supreme Court of India which dealt with medical jurisprudence and he has cited them at appropriate contexts delineated in this book. Such references will give a fair idea to the students as well as members of the faculty, apart from their utility to the members of legal profession, regarding the contours of the subject being developed now. In due course of time this book will become an oft-quoted work in criminal courts and the extracts there from will become oft-quoted passages in judgments also”. The 800 pages book published by M/S DC Books, Kottayam, Kerala is priced at Rs 595. E-book is also available. Dr. Umadethan's other works include: ‘Science in the Detection of Crime’, ‘Investigation of Unnatural Death’; ‘Practical Forensic Medicine’, ‘Forensic Medicine for the Police’, ‘Forensic Medicine for the Medicos’; ‘Memoirs of a Police Surgeon’ ‘Oru Police Surgeonte Ormakkurippukal (Malayalam) and the magnum opus ‘Principles and Practice of Forensic Medicine.’ October 31, 2014Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi
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October 27, 2014
Amrita Kalotsav 2014, the combined inauguration of the arts fest of all schools at the Health Sciences campus included the Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita School of Dentistry, Amrita College of Nursing, Amrita School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and was held on October 27, 2014. Cine Actor Aju Varghese inaugurated the event. The 2014 Arts Fest of School of Medicine was titled Genesis; School of Dentistry was titled Pranaah; College of Nursing was titled Saarang; School of Pharmacy was titled Dhwani and Allied Health Sciences was titled Drishya. The inauguration was followed by classical dance and group dance performances by students from all the schools. Health Sciences Campus Kochi October 27, 2014
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October 9, 2014
The farewell function of nursing programs, B.Sc. Nursing (2010 batch), Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (2012 batch) and M.Sc. Nursing (2012 batch) from Amrita College of Nursing was held on October 09, 2014. Sampoojya Swamiji, Anaghamrita Chaithanya, blessed the occasion. “Integration of latest technologies in the maintenance of high standards in work is the only way to attain success in nursing field,” noted the Chief Guest, Prof. Prasanna Kumari, Deputy Director of Nursing Education, Kerala, in her inaugural address. Renowned poet and lyricist Sri. S. Rameshan Nair was the guest of honor. He enlightened the group with his thought provoking, blissful words and short stories. “Nursing is a rare profession in which the nurses can perform good deeds and deliver care with love and compassion,” he commented. Prof. Jaya Kuruvila, Principal, P. D. Hinduja College of Nursing, Mumbai delivered the keynote address. Dr. Prathapan Nair, Principal, Amrita School of Medicine; Prof. K.T. Moly, Principal, Amrita College of Nursing; Dr. G. Ganapathy Rao, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences; Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Vice Principal, Amrita College of Nursing and Prof. Sunil Moothedath, Professor, Amrita College of Nursing also spoke. October 9, 2014College of Nursing, Kochi
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Dec
18
2014
An international conference on Technology for Education will be hosted at Amritapuri Campus. The conference will focus on...
Nov
29
2014
The Departments of Surgical Gastroenterology and Pathology invite you to the Pathology CME "Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic...
Nov
30
2014
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) and State Conference, Mid year Cuticon Kerala 2014 will be held at the Amrita...
Dec
2
2014
The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru and IIT Kharagpur will...
Dec
12
2014
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore is conducting a...

About Healthscience Campus

In the fifteen years since its inception, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has grown from a 115 bed specialty hospital to a 1450 bed super-specialty tertiary care health center with an attached medical college hospital. On the 17th of May 1998, AIMS was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in the presence of Her Holiness, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is the adjunct to the term "new universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3, 330, 000 sq. ft. of built-up area spread over 125 acres of land supports a daily patient volume of about 3000 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 615, 000 outpatients and nearly 54, 800 inpatients.

The hospital has received the ISO 9001-2008 accreditation. It also enjoys accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its laboratories and the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) for the hospital overall. AIMS is part of the Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The University is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest grade of A. »»