Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi was established in 1960 as College of Medical Sciences. Initially, IMS BHU had only 9 Departments of Modern Medicine. The Institute has 33 Departments of Modern Medicine including 10 Departments of Super-specialties and 8 Departments of Ayurveda. Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the pioneer medical colleges of India. The college provides training in undergraduate, postgraduate, super specialty medical courses in various allied specialties. The research projects offered are supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), National Institutes of Health, USA, Rockefeller Foundation (USA), Department of Sciences & Technology and etc.Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU is perhaps the only institute in India which offers courses quality education both in the Modern Medicine and Ayurveda.