The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), premier medical institute in Imphal, is the only medical college in entire Northeast and West Bengal to figure amongst the top 40 medical Institutions & Universities of India.
RIMS clinched 38th position in National Institutional Ranking Framework of Human Resource Development ranking 2019-20, released by the ministry of human resources development.
According to Prof A Santa Singh, Director RIMS said, the institute is one of the few institutions in the country having one of the highest post graduate intake capacity of nearly 150 candidates under 25 disciplines.
Informing that the institute also have some of the rare faculties such as departments of transfusion medicine and sports medicine besides PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), he said that the institute also have super specialty M Ch courses in the disciplines of Nephrology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Urology.
AIIMS, New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh and CMC Vellore are the top three ranked institutions in the rankings.
It is a matter of great pride that RIMS is ahead of many prominent institutions of India including all the new AIIMS that have come up in recent times, another RIMS official felt.
There are over 540 medical colleges in India.
Since its establishment, the 48-year-old institute has so far produced a total of 3,454 doctors, 1,842 specialist doctors, 61 clinical psychologists, 193 BSc nursing graduates and 115 dental surgeons, as per Director’s 2019 report.