National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) is a unique institution which fosters and utilizes academic excellence as its resource to meet medical and social goals. It was registered as the 'Indian Academy of Medical Sciences' on 21st April, 1961 under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It was inaugurated at New Delhi on 19th December 1961 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minster of India. The first Convocation of the Academy was held on 8th December, 1963 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi and the Convocation Address was delivered by none other than Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India. The Academy was re-named National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) on 16th November, 1976 on the recommendations of a Working Group set up by the Govt. of India. The official address of the Academy is: NAMS House, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029.