Allama Iqbal Medical Complex stands as one of the greatest seats of learning medicine in Pakistan. Today the AIMC Complex can boast of having the most beautiful and well equipped campus in the country spread over a huge area on the canal. A brief account of facilities available in the campus is given below.
The college library was founded in 1976 at the Old College Campus. With the construction of the new college campus, the new library building was erected in 1989. Sandwiched between the college cafeteria and administration department, the library stands on a number of pillars and is roughly square-shaped building hollowed out from the centre. The ground floor is a tiled platform and has a number of parapets to sit. There is a beautiful fountain at the centre of the platform bounded by greenery. The façade and the flanks have attached sprawling lush green neatly cut grounds with car parking for the teachers at the back. The platform provides a rendezvous’ for all the students. It’s a place to rest, chat, study, and plan and relax. The platform is a sight of attraction for the faculty as well. Many of the faculty get-together meetings and dinners are conducted here.
The library complex possesses an enormous air-conditioned well-furnished hall and provides various learning resources for the faculty and the teachers. There are two main sections of library: the main hall and the internet facility next to the office of the chief librarian.
The main hall houses a vast collection of 25,500 books and various journals. Most of the books and journals are related to medicine and allied fields and written by authors of international repute. In order to keep pace with the continuously developing medical field, latest editions of various books are added regularly. The library offers good service for research activities.
The library is subscribed to 14 international medical journals of high repute and 20 national medical journals. Apart from the medical books, the library has got a collection of different encyclopedias, dictionaries, Islamic encyclopedias, English and Urdu novels and poetry.
The Internet facility is the newest addition to the library complex to keep the members abreast of the latest advances in the field of medicine.
An elegant air-conditioned auditorium is present next to the Administration Department, with the façade facing the library side. With comfortable tiers of seats, auditorium holds a capacity of 1000 viewers. Upgraded with a new expensive multimedia facility, the auditorium aims to provide a vivid lecturing experience for the viewers and the presenter. Weekly Clinico-Pathological Conference, most of the scientific meetings, seminars & symposia and important lectures and addresses take place in this building. During the sports week it is the site for all the literary events and Annual Interclass Skit Competitions.
As a healthy outlet for the human competitive nature, sports is considered as the most viable one. A sound body helps to create an environment in which the mind can thrive. College campus provides extra ordinary sports facilities to the students, doctors & faculty members for participation in games and sports which are listed as under
The heart of sports activities is the College Oval, which has a beautiful cricket pitch, football ground and a running track. The featured Annual Sports Gala is also hosted over here. The Iqbalians had the privilege of celebrating their annual sports day first time at Oval in 1988. There are 14 sports clubs. In spite of arduous studies, the students take part in all University level game events.
Opposite the gymnasia, the College Campus has a beautiful Jamia Mosque in the centre of the college. It has a huge central air conditioned hall for the namazis. Standing as a citadel, the mosque serves the purpose of religious obligations of the faculty, staff and students alike. There are copies of The Holy Quran, along with translations and explanations by various religious scholars. There are a number of books on Traditions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as well. It was inaugurated by Late President Gen. Muhammad Zial ul Haq.
Almost in the center the campus there is a newly renovated, tastefully designed & furnished cafeteria with adequate seating arrangements. The eatables are prepared under the hygienic conditions. It is also serves as place where students can meet up, discuss about their studies & activities.
A fleet of buses is maintained by the college. Transport facility is provided to day-scholars as well as hostelites against nominal charges. The buses for day-scholars ply on different routes within the Lahore City limits. There is also an arrangement for evening shopping routes for hostel residents.
Banking facility in the college campus is provided by a branch of Habib Bank Limited, this has the facility of both current & savings accounts, an ATM machine will be installed very soon.
To cater the daily needs of the students, there is a shopping mall consisting of the barber shop, canteen, laundry, fruit shop and general store.
A book & stationary shop has been provided on the campus to make available to the students all prescribed text books, reference books recommended by the teachers and a full range of stationary items. It also supplies souvenirs such as Allama Iqbal Medical College stickers, momentous, key chains etc. Bookshop also provides photo copy facilities to the students and arranges binding of notes & assignments.
If needed the students are entitled to avail the medical facilities available in attached hospital. There is a reserved room for students in the Private Unit # 3, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.