Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) is the first medical college in the state of Uttarakhand and came into existence in December 1995 with an objective to make it a seat of excellence of learning and training medical students. HIMS endeavors to create ethically sound medical professionals who are ready to undertake responsibility of health care in our country. It has an intake capacity of 150 MBBS and 120 MD/MS, Post Graduates students annually. The institute also offers super specialty program (M.Ch. in Neuro Surgery, PhD programmes, Fellowship Programmes and Paramedical Programmes). The institution is first in the state to adopt a competency based curriculum for under graduates and even in some of the postgraduate departments.

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- First medical college of the state

- 1200-bed largest super-specialty PG teaching hospital in Uttarakhand

- Hands-on learning

- Regular CMEs / Guest Lectures

- Competency based medical education

- Internationally recognized pedagogy

- NABL accredited labs

- MCI Approved Medical Education center for 19 medical colleges


Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad

Principal, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences and
Dean, Faculty of Medicine


The first medical college in the state of Uttarakhand, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) has a unique environment oriented towards ‚Äėlearning‚Äô. We pride ourselves in having the most competent faculty from the best medical colleges of India and abroad, with academic and professional excellence. This Institute provides superb facilities to the students so that they can excel in the field of Medicine.

HIMS with lush green wifi enabled campus take care of all necessities of students, so that they remain focused on learning. Library is stocked with more than ten thousand national & International journals. With an 1200 bed Himalayan Hospital covering all specialities and super-specialities, we give the students ample opportunity to learn clinical medicine. The departments are equipped with latest state-of-the-art equipment/ machines and all our labs are NABL certified.

Apart from MBBS, HIMS runs Postgraduate (M.D., M.S. & Diploma) programmes duly recognized by MCI in all clinical, preclinical and para-clinical branches in addition to Postdoctoral/ Ph.D. and fellowship programmes.

It is our endeavor to make the medical students at the end of their training, competent Doctors who are compassionate, committed to ethical practices and accountable to patients, community & profession.


MCh (NEUROSURGERY) - Click to view Notice for Admission into M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) - 2019

About the Department - Click to view training program

Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, is a State of the Art Neurosciences facility located at Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, Dehradun (Uttarakhand). Dehradun is the capital city of the State of Uttarakhand, located in the Garhwal region, on the foothills of the Himalayas. The Doon Valley is nestled between the two of India's mightiest rivers - the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. Dehradun is famous for its picturesque landscape and pleasant climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region. Neurosciences at Himalayan Institute is a conglomerate of different super-specialties under one roof. It comprises of the Departments of Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Neurology, Neuro Anaesthesia, Restorative Neurology, Neuro Critical Care, Pain Medicine, and Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences. This Institute aims at optimizing patient care by bringing all these specialties under a single umbrella to work in unison towards better patient care and outcomes....view more


Surgical Oncology is one of the first services started at Swami Rama Himalayan University in 1992 as a community cancer clinic in the upcoming Himalayan Hospital. As the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences came up , oncology services became part of academic Department of Surgery  as Surgical Oncology Unit having dedicated outpatient clinic , ward and operation theater. Rendering services for diagnostic work up , performing routine as well as complex extra major surgical procedures for common cancers & providing palliative care , organizing academic & research activities and community cancer education. This service evolved as major referral center for cancer care in Dehradun region....view more


Himalayan Institute of Medical Science is a multidisciplinary, 1200 bedded tertiary care hospital. Neurology was started in the Hospital 1995.This was the first Neurological Centre in this region. At present there are 4 neurologists working in the department. The Neurology Department provides a comprehensive in-patient and out-patient neurological services, treating the full range of neurological disorders....view more