04 Aug 1962 …… AFMC Pune

May the Fourth be with you!

Poona or Pune, whatever the name may evolve into, AFMC will remain the Armed Forces Medical College, my Alma Mater. Irrespective of national rankings etc etc, this Indian Medical School will always be Numero Uno for me and for nearly 8000 others who call AFMC home. The story started decades ago, 04 Aug 1962 to be precise. https://afmc.nic.in/

And my journey started exactly on this date in 1987. Its been a roller coaster ride, exhilarating in its highs, thrilling, chilling, you can add any more words that you like , ad lib, and its been that, from wide eyed undergraduate student, to jaded postgraduate resident, to enthusiastic Member of the Faculty, to being the custodian of the morale of the boys, (not morals!). Been there , done that.

My batchmates of the Zedd, a couple of years ago , decided to get our act together to ‘give back’ formally, to our alma mater, and wound up setting up the Zedd Batch Grant, through the AFMC Alumni Association.

The Zedd Batch Grant funds completed and published Research Project based scientific papers by Undergraduate medical students of AFMC, and this year also supported the Indoors Club to revamp their ‘thing’.

Anyone can contribute to the Zedd Batch Grant, to utilize the formal structure of the Grant process, and benefit AFMC. Just send off your contributions to the AFMC Alumni Association Bank Account, c/o the IOB and drop an email to the Secretary specifically mentioning “Z Batch Grant”.

Zedd Batch is now officially 32 years old……


Students receiving the 2019 Grant at AFMC Pune on 03 Aug 2019


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