The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (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.
• Campus of the institute is calm and comfortable. The campus is fully greenish but it lacks professionalism that is required in a medical institute.
• After the whole hard work throughout the day, students require a complete rest. The institute provides world class hostel facilities which give student a feel like home. Hostels are quite comfortable and offer luxurious facilities to its students. Hostels for boys and girls are separated and are secured with 24 hours security.
• The institute has water sports facility which is only for the employees and their families. It’s an eight lane swimming pool which is kept open for 3 hours a day from the month April to October, every year.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Admissions
Entrance Exams:- The institute held its entrance exam in the month of December for the January session and in the June for July session.
For the MDS/ MS courses students should give a simple entrance test which contains of multiple choice questions and theory papers. For candidates appearing for MD/MS entrance examination, the theory paper consists of 250 questions pertaining to subjects studied during the MBBS course viz. Medicine and Surgery (36 questions each), Obstetrics and Gynaecology (18 questions), Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, ENT and Applied Biochemistry (12 questions each), and six questions each in Anatomy, Forensic Medicine, Dermatology, Anaesthesia, Physiology, Psychiatry, Social & Preventive Medicine, Radio diagnosis and Radiotherapy.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Faculty
Prof. Lakhbir Dhaliwal
Designation : Professor and Head
Prof. Kartar Singh
Designation : Professor
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Placements
You may see the official website of the institute to get information regarding placement cell of this institute.
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