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The Maulana Azad Medical College is in New Delhi, the capital city of India. Delhi being the administrative center of the country is one of the most well developed cities in India being well connected nationally and internationally, and having all sorts of recreational, sport and leisure activities. In addition, Delhi has a very historic background and is a big tourist attraction.
Despite being in a busy part of the city, the campus is quite secure and isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life. Four gates at opposite ends of the college serve as access points and entry is restricted to MAMC and associated hospital personnel. The campus is very green and pollution free in contrast to the neighboring areas where reportedly some of the worst pollution levels in India are to be found.
Parking facilities for both two and four wheeled vehicles are amply available in the college, again with restricted entry.
The campus and hospitals are wholly self-contained with round the clock security.
The Campus is right in the heart of Delhi, situated just outside the walls of the old city. Adjacent to a major bus terminus, it is well connected to all parts of the city by bus. Next to the bus terminal is a local train station where one can get a train to major destinations of the city. The campus gate opens to a eight lane highway so road connections are excellent.
For local commuting Auto-Rickshaws, Taxis and Manual Rickshaws are readily available, both inside and just outside the campus.
The Interstate Bus Terminal (ISBT) is about 15 minutes drive from MAMC. Buses to major locations outside the city leave at frequent intervals.
MAMC is barely a ten-minute drive from the New Delhi Railway Station which is the major station for all trains coming to North India. The train reservation counter is also adjacent to the station. From here one can get direct transport to ANY city in India. (After all, the Indian Railways is the most comprehensive network of its kind)
The Indira Gandhi International Airport and Palam Domestic Terminal are about 20 km from MAMC. Transport to and from these is quite easy to obtain.
Delhi has a tropical climate, with hot, dry summers. The temperature in winters can go down to 4 degrees Celcius. In July-August are the monsoons, with heavy downpours almost everyday. Many of the main roads get waterlogged during this season. But the time in between these extreme seasons is very pleasant.
Delhi's major shopping destination, Connaught Place, is barely 10 minutes from the campus. Here one can get cuisine from almost any part of the world.
The students' favorites, however, tend to be the low-cost-yet-good-food (many say even the best in Delhi) restaurants in the nearby Darya Ganj area. Many of these provide special discounts to MAMC students. The much renowned Karim's Mughlai Food, Suvidha Vegetarian, Nand Lal Dhaba, etc. can always be seen full of MAMC students.
Various cinema halls are within walking distance from the campus and feature the latest Hindi film hits. The latest English Films though feature at other theaters in Delhi for which some mode of transport is required. Older English films (about 6 months old) feature at the nearby Shakuntalam Theater, which is cheap too! (and hence, again a favorite destination for MAMC students)
The nearby Pragati Maidan features international exhibitions like Auto-Expo featuring the latest cars, IT-INDIA with the latest in Information Technology, Trade Fairs, etc. every year. Again, walking distance from MAMC. Appu Ghar is also located in this complex and is an amusement park with roller-coaster, and water rides, etc.
There is so much more to do in Delhi - Clubs, Bowling, Pool, Sports, etc. I can go on and on. But for the best experience you should check it out for yourself.
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