The foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was laid in 1952. The AIIMS was finally established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. AIIMS was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India.
The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. Teaching and researches are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS is the lead, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year.
AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing. Twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centres manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre and para-clinical departments. AIIMS also manages a 60-bed hospital in the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabgarh in Haryana and provides health cover to about 2.5 lakh population through the Centre for Community Medicine.
Delhi (also called as Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundary and now called as Central National Capital Region (CNCR). Delhi houses "Rashtrapati Bhavan" & Supreme Court of India, thus known as Political capital of India and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb etc. Hauz khas and "Parathe Wali Gali" are also one of the major places of attraction in the city.
The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system, serves many parts of Delhi and the neighbouring cities Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad.
Delhi features an atypical version of the humid subtropical climate. The warm season lasts from 21 March to 15 June with an average daily high temperature above 39 °C. The cold season lasts from 26 November to 9 February with an average daily high temperature below 20 °C.