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Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute

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Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute is situated at V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi,, P.O. Box No. 2101, Kamla Nagar, Delhi, Delhi, India- 110007 in Delhi.

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Doctor of Medicine in Physiology
  • 2 Years
  • Doctor of Medicine-M.D.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
Doctor of Medicine in Pharmacology
  • 2 Years
  • Doctor of Medicine-M.D.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
Doctor of Medicine in Biochemistry
  • 2 Years
  • Doctor of Medicine-M.D.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
Doctor of Medicine in Microbiology
  • 2 Years
  • Doctor of Medicine-M.D.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care
Doctor of Medicine in Pulmonary Medicine
  • 3 Years
  • Doctor of Medicine-M.D.
  • Medicine / Beauty / Health Care

Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute - VPCI

The need for a teaching and research Institute in chest diseases was spelt out in the Bhore Committee Report (Ministry of Health) by highlighting an acute paucity of trained personnel in the specialty of chest diseases in the country. The Directorate of Ministry of Health, Government of India, therefore, approached Sir Maurice Gwyer, the then Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, to start a course in chest diseases at the earliest. In 1946, the Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor for this purpose recommended the establishment of a Chest Institute. A proposal to this effect was accordingly formulated by the Vice-Chancellor and submitted to the Government. Utilizing the teaching and training facilities of the Lady Hardinge Medical College, Irwin and Silver Jubilee Hospitals in Delhi, a diploma course in chest diseases was started in 1947 with Dr. R. Viswanathan, the then Deputy Director General, Health Services, Government of India, as the Honorary Director of the course. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of the Institute on 6th April 1949. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the then Union Minister of Health, formally opened the Institute on 12th January 1953 and Dr. R. Viswanathan was appointed as the first Director, VPCI. The hospital wing, Viswanathan Chest Hospital [formerly known as Clinical Research Centre (CRC)], was started around 1956. It was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 24th October 1957.

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Why join Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute


The institute owns a well build campus, with splendid animal house.



11 Type Courses Available

  • 5 PG Courses
  • 5 phd Courses
  • 1 Diploma Courses


  • Padma Vibhushan was awarded to Prof. A.S. Paintal in 1969
  • Padma Shree was awarded to Prof. R. Viswanathan in 1974.
  • Padma Bhushan was awarded to Prof. R. Viswanathan in 1986
  • Lucille Georg ISHAM Award was bestowed upon Prof. H.S. Randhawa in 1994
  • DMA Centenary Institution Award received from Mrs Sheila Dikshit, the Hon'able Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT Delhi for the "Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Patient Health Care" at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on August 18 in 2013.

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The college owns a rich and full fledged library, splendid animal house, spacious auditorium cum convention centre, secure hostel accommodation, air conditioned lecture theaters, clean and hygienic canteen etc. Some of the facilities include well ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet connectivity, medical facilities etc.


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