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Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)

PGIMER

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is a premier medical institute of India located in Chandigarh. PGIMER was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would Endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine.

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.

It was also envisaged that these specialists would spread out in the country in various medical colleges and medical institutions and impart medical education of highest standard to the students and set up nucleus of excellence in their own institutions. The PGIMER was also given the responsibility to broaden the horizons of medical knowledge by intensive research in the field of health.

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.

i. Provide high quality patient care.

ii. Attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and to meet the country’s need for highly qualified medical teachers in all medical and surgical fields.

iii. Provide educational facilities for the training of personnel in all-important branches of health activity.

iv. Undertake basic community based research.

The Institute is continuing to achieve the objective of service to the community, care of the needy and research for the good of all. The Institute has shown the way to the entire nation in the sphere of health care and medical training. Since 2008 the Institute has been an official supporting organisation of HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015), a global initiative to improve availability and use of reliable healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries.

Teaching and training

Admission Procedure

Educational Courses

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Teaching and training

The Institute has met the objective of providing educational facilities for the training of personnel both medical and non-medical in all the important branches of health activity. The Institute has attained self sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and runs a continuous, full time residency program in most of the specialties of medical sciences e.g. medicine, surgery, pathology, Microbiology etc.

There is a full fledged institute of nursing called National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) which imparts quality nursing education.

The Institute is involved in research for the rural and community related environment and health problems. There has been a steady progress in developing new research methods and strategies for the benefit of patients. The focus of research has been on tackling diseases like diarrhoea,tuberculosis, malaria, amoebiasis, HIV, leprosy, hepatitis, anaemia, leukaemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, thalassemia, dental caries, stone disease, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Elective Training:

The Institute also accepts medical students from various countries for elective training in any of the departments of the Institute. Clearance from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Medical Council of India, New Delhi is required before the students are accepted. The whole process takes about 3-4 months. Students are required to apply well in advance. The following documents need to be enclosed with their applications:

i)  Letter of sponsorship from the college authorities where studying.

ii)  Three copies of passport.

iii)  Bank Draft of Rs 500/- in the name of Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.

Various modern techniques are available to conduct studies like flow cytometry, chromatography (HPLC, FPLC), molecular biology, and genetic studies.

Every year nearly 400 research articles are published for the institute in national and international journals.

A number of departments have been designated as research centres by WHO and various national agencies. WHO designated Centres include:

Clinical research in human reproduction (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Mental Health Centre (Psychiatry)

Quality Control in Clinical Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Coagulation (Haematology)

Clinical Parasitology

Blood Transfusion and Haematology

The Institute has been recognized by National AIDS Control Organisation and has a voluntary testing and counseling centre (VCTC) located at the fourth floor of the research A block. The institute provides free drugs for treatment of HIV patients.

The founders of this Institute Prof. Tulsi Das, Prof. Santokh Singh Anand, Prof. PN Chuttani, Prof. BN Aikat, Prof. Sant Ram Dhall and Prof. Bala Krishna laid the path of excellence for the Institute.

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Admission Procedure

Applications are invited through countrywide advertisement in leading newspapers usually during September/October and March/April for the January and July session respectively. The entrance examination is held in December for the January session and in the June for July session.

MD/MS Courses Candidates are assessed at a formal entrance-test on the basis of a suitably designed Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type theory paper. 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. The examination is of three hours duration and there is negative marking. The assessment is objective and free of human bias and subjectivity. The result of the entrance examination is declared within 24 hours and is computerised.

DM/M.Ch Courses: Selection of candidates is made on the basis of suitably designed MCQ type theory paper. Theory examination is of one and half-hour duration. There is negative marking for wrong answers.

MDS Course: Selection of candidates is made on the basis of theory examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions. The duration of examination is one and half-hours.

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Educational Courses

1. Medical

i. MD
In Subject: Anaesthesia, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Pathology, Pharmacology, Radiotherapy, Transfusion Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Masters in Hospital Administration (2 year), Masters in Public Health(2 Year).
Session: January and  July Every year.
Duration: Three Years
Qualification: MBBS degree or its equivalent qualification recognised by the Medical Council of India.

ii. MS
In Subject: Surgery, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology.
Session: January and  July Every year.
Duration: Three Years.
Qualification: MBBS degree or equivalent as for MD.

iii. DM
Subject : Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology.
Session: January and  July Every year.
Duration: Three Years.
Qualification: MD(Medicine) or MD(Pediatrics)
Subject : Clinical Pharmacology
Qualification: MD(Pharmacology)
Subject : Neonatology
Qualification: MD(Pediatrics)

iv. M.Ch.
Subject: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Surgical Gastroenterology.
Session: January and  July Every year.
Duration: Three Years.
Qualification: MS(Surgery)
Subject: Plastic Surgery
Qualification: MS(Surgery) MS(ENT) MS(Orthopaedics)

v. MDS
Subject: Orthodontics, Pedodontia & Preventive Dentistry
Session: July Every year.
Duration: Three Years.
Qualification: BDS

vi. Ph.D.
Subject: All Medical Discipline, All Non-medical Discipline.
Session: January and  July Every year.
Duration: Three Years.
Qualification: Details from the Dean’s Office

vii. Post MD Certificate
Subject: Cytopathology, Biotechnology.
Session: JJanuary.
Duration: One Years.
Qualification: MD(Pathology), MD(Medicine)
Subject: Immunopathology
Session: January and  July Every year.
Duration: One Years.
Qualification: MD(Pathology)/MvSc.

2. Para Medical

i. Undergraduate

B.Sc. Med. Tech. (Laboratory) (3 Years)
B.Sc. Med. Tech. (X-Ray) (3 Years)
B.Sc.Audiology & Speech Therapy (4 Years)
B.Sc.Med.Tech. Radio-therapy    (3 Years)
Bachelor of  Physical Therapies (B.Ph.T)    (4 1/2 Years)
B.Sc. Med. Tech. (Operation Theatre) (3 Years)
B.Sc. Med. Tech. (Perfusionist) (3 Years)

ii. Postgraduate
* M.Sc.Med.Tech. (Pathology) (2 years)
* M.Sc.Med.Tech. (Microbiology) (2 years)
* M.Sc.Med.Tech. (Radiology) (2 years)
* M.Sc.Med.Tech. Pharmacology & Physiology (2 years)
* M.Sc.Med.Tech. (Biochemistry) (2 years)
M.Sc.Speech & Hearing (2 years)
M.Sc.Pharmacology    (3 years)
M.Sc.Bio-chemistry (2 years)
M.Sc.Bio-Technology (2 years)

3. Nursing

i. Graduation:
B.Sc.Nursing (4 years)
Entrance Qualification: 10+2(Physics,Chemistry,Biology,English)
Age:17-25 years

ii. Postgraduation
B.Sc.Nursing  (Post Basic) (2 years)
Entrance Qualification: 10+2 under 10+2+3 scheme or any other examination recognized by the Panjab University.

4. Short Term Training :
i. Private Doctors:
General Information : Candidates are accepted for short-term attachment for varying periods (maximum up to 6 months). They can only act as observers. The Institute also accepts candidates deputed by W.H.O. for training in various specialties.
Fee: Rs 10000/-per month
ii. State Government sponsored Doctors
Fee: Rs 2000/- per month

5. Elective Training:
The Institute also accepts medical students from various countries for elective training in any of the departments of the Institute. Clearance from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Medical Council of India, New Delhi is required before the students are accepted. The whole process takes about 3-4 months. Students are required to apply well in advance. The following documents need to be enclosed with their applications:
i)  Letter of sponsorship from the college authorities where studying.
ii)  Three copies of passport.
iii)  Bank Draft of Rs 500/- in the name of Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.

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Contact Us:

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Sector-12, Chandigarh PIN- 160012, INDIA.

Phone: EPBAX: 0091-172-2746018,2756565,2747585

Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078

Email: pgimer@chd.nic.in

Website: http://pgimer.nic.in





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