Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER


Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

  Approved By:  MCI

  Type :  Govt

  Entry Exam :  PGIMER

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Chandigarh, Punjab, India , 160012

The PGIMER owes its inception to the vision of late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister of Punjab and the distinguished medical educationists of the then combined state of Punjab, supported by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru who considered the institutions of scientific knowledge as temples of learning and the places of pilgrimage. The institute started in 1962 and Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurated the hospital now named “Nehru Hospital” on 7th July 1963. The Institute was originally under the Government of undivided Punjab. After the reorganization of the state, the administrative control of the institute passed on to the Union Territory of Chandigarh in November 1966.  The Institute became an autonomous body under the Act of Parliament in 1967 functioning under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, with the following mandate

Medical ( PG )

M.S. (Master of Surgery) (3 years)

Stream Name Mode Fee (P.A.)
E N T Full Time
General Surgery Full Time
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Full Time
Orthopaedics Full Time
Ophthalmology Full Time

Post Graduate Institute of Medical, Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh is an Institute of National Importance which offers undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in various fields. In addition to it, PGIMER also offers super specialist courses viz. DM/ M.Ch and research program (Ph.D.) in selected disciplines. 

Admission to post doctoral and postgraduate courses conducted at PGIMER is made twice a year. The sessions commence from first January and first July. The admission to the courses is made on merit on all-India basis by holding an entrance examination by the institute, after issuing a countrywide admission notice. Each year more than 20,000 medical graduates across the country compete for the positions. Approximately 1% to 2% of the candidates are selected, making it one of the most competitive tests across all fields in India.

There are five hostels for more than 1300 resident doctors at PGI. Many of the rooms have ACs which is against the rules, said Professor Rajesh Chhabra, Hostel Warden (Men). “All the ACs in the hostels are not in consensus with the electricity department…,” he said, adding, “I understand it is difficult to live in the absence of an AC or cooler, but let the resident doctors discuss the matter with the administration and come up with a solution.”

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  • Comp. Labs
  • Canteen
  • Transportation
  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Gym
  • Classrooms
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratory
  • Wi Fi campus

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