Medical College Director Interview: Medical errors are preventable, says MAMC Principal

Careers360 interviews Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) Principal, Dr. Deepak Tempe, who talks on medical research in India. In this interview, the MAMC principal also talks about solving issue of rural health disparity besides learning opportunities in public hospitals.

Dr. Deepak Tempe, in conversation with Careers360 also speaks on medical rackets in the country as he shares his views on winning public trust among doctors. Read the full interview below.

Dr. Deepak TempeDr. Deepak Tempe
Maulana Azad Medical College (
MAMC), Delhi

Careers360: Medical research in India is a long way off. Do you agree?
Dr. Deepak Tempe: I think we can go a step higher, if the system supports us well. A good research is only possible if doctors get quality time to work on it. In our institutes, the doctors are overloaded with clinical care that they cannot think of anything beyond patients' care. For innovation to spring up, you really need good time for research. There is no curriculum or job profile that permits one day in a week or a month to devote for research. Despite challenges, MAMC has done some praiseworthy innovative work on no-scalpel vasectomy; the Balloon Valvotomy was pioneered from MAMC. The largest number of Balloon Valvotomy is performed at GB Pant Institute.

Careers360: Your take on medical racket in the country.
Dr. Deepak Tempe: One should not get tempted to make money as the amount of money that one can earn in this profession is unlimited, but honestly money has a limited role in your life. The satisfaction of finding a patient recovering from your treatment is worth a million dollars. It shocks me to see how some doctors have the intention of making all the money in just one day!  

Careers360: How does learning happen in public institute/hospitals?
Dr. Deepak Tempe: In most good government hospitals you get an opportunity to treat diverse level of patients. Medical principles remain same for all. Unlike private doctors, I am never worried about how to gain more patients. In public level set-up, the in-flow of patients is in excess. You multi-task and value time well. The more you treat, the more you learn.

Careers360: Do you think the issue of rural health disparity could be solved if PG students are exposed to rigorous training in rural setting?
Dr. Deepak Tempe: In my opinion, it is a good idea to rotate PG students for a year to rural centres. This will certainly expose them to different sets of population and their clinical problems. The grass-roots level health problems can be utilized for learning and training and further used for medical researches. However, the rural centre must be reasonably well equipped in terms of infrastructure and manpower so that such training can be provided to the PG students. This also includes a senior professional working there who can act as an adjunct faculty for the student.

Careers360: What are your views on public trust in doctors and other challenges?
Dr. Deepak Tempe: The doctor-patient relationship is a major challenge in the medical field. Today doctors are struggling to restore the mutual trust and respect that used to exist between a doctor and a patient earlier. Healthcare is one of the most important needs of the society. Although needs are being fulfilled collectively by the government as well as corporate sector, the dismal situation of our country is that there are many hospitals with very basic or many times not even basic facilities with little manpower. My personal objective for MAMC is to produce a medical doctor, a teacher and researcher.


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I am in class 11 and I gave neet exam in 2021 . what would be the safe marks and ranks for mamc vmmc for general category with state quota . sir aap bhas marks aur rank batana faltu ki baat mat karna. thanks

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 30th Oct, 2019


we dont have 2019 closing rank and cut off till now. however I have mentioned the 2018 cut off and closing rank,


general closing rank-62-cutoff-662


general closing rank-116-cutoff-652

you may follow the below link to know other medical colleges cutoff of delhi,


what is cutoff for mamc and vmmc 2019 2018 2017 for delhi quota and for general category

Ronak Gala Student Expert 30th Oct, 2019

In 2017, cutoff for vmmc were around 645 marks and in 2018 they were around 640 marks equivalent to an AIQ rank of 300. Cutoffs for mamc also is not very far as it was 623 in 2017 and 603 in 2018 for unreserved general category students. The exact cutoffs of 2019 aren't yet known, but they went high for sure more than the previous two years. The cutoffs depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing and also the paper level, etc. So try to score as much as marks as you can if you want to get into such renowned colleges.

To know cutoffs of other colleges of Delhi for any of the categories, refer to our link..

Best wishes. Thank you.


how much marks are required for sc category in neet to take admission in maulana Azad medical college, Delhi

Aditya kumar Student Expert 27th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


Last year in 2018 , the cut off for sc category under all india quota for Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi was 580 marks but cut off marks for Medical Colleges keeps changing depending upon several factors like number of students that appeared in the exam, kind of marks scored by students, toughness level of exam etc. So if you want to get a seat in Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi keep your aim to score around 600 marks in neet.



what must be the safe rank in NEET to get MAMC through state quota of Delhi for OBC

Rehan Alam Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

According to last year statistics, a home-general candidate get into Maulana Azad Medical College with around 586 marks in NEET-UG. However, these trends are subjected to change over the years. For General candidate 580+ marks are needed to ensure a seat in MAMC. For OBC you might expect the bracket to go down by 5-10 marks. The opening and closing AIR for OBC last year was 32 and 112 respectively.

However, this year with the inclusion of AIIMS and JIPMER, there may be some changes in the required marks. Try for 570 though, that will be enough.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


does Mamc delhi provide us a placement or ug degree only

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

as per the alumni students review mamc delhi is one of the best college for pursuing mbbs degree, see mbbs is  a undergraduate degree and after it you have 1 year internship, there there will be national exit exam to gain lincense. however this college has well infrastructure and every year this college students top in university.  hope it would help with your query.

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