Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh History

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.

PGIMER 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.

  • Provide high quality patient care.
  • 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.
  • Provide educational facilities for the training of personnel in all – important branches of health activity.
  • Undertake basic community based research.

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research ( PGIMER ) Chandigarh 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.

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.

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Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh – PGIMER Courses & Departments :

The Under Graduate, Post Graduate offered by PGIMER University are :

Medical

MD

  • 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

MS

  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology

DM

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Neonatology

M.Ch.

  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Urology
  • Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Plastic Surgery

MDS

  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontia & Preventive Dentistry

Ph.D.

  • All Medical Discipline
  • All Non – medical Discipline

Post M.D. Certificate Course

  • Cytopathology
  • Biotechnology
  • Immunopathology

Paramedical Courses :

Undergraduate courses ( Paramedical )

  • B.Sc.  Med. Tech. ( Laboratory )
  • B.Sc.  Med. Tech. ( X – Ray )
  • B.Sc. Audiology & Speech Therapy
  • B.Sc. Med.Tech. Radio – therapy
  • Bachelor of Physical Therapies ( B.Ph.T )
  • B.Sc.  Med. Tech. ( Operation Theatre )
  • B.Sc.  Med. Tech. ( Perfusionist )

Postgraduate courses ( Paramedical )

  • M.Sc. Med.Tech. ( Pathology )
  • M.Sc. Med.Tech. ( Microbiology )
  • M.Sc. Med.Tech. ( Radiology )
  • M.Sc. Med.Tech. Pharmacology & Physiology
  • M.Sc. Med.Tech. ( Biochemistry )
  • M.Sc. Speech & Hearing
  • M.Sc. Pharmacology
  • M.Sc. Bio – chemistry
  • M.Sc. Bio – Technology

Nursing Courses :

Graduation

  • B.Sc.Nursing
  • B.Sc.Nursing ( Post Basic )

Post Graduation

  • M.Sc. Nursing ( Medical, Surgical and Community Health Nursing specialties )

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Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh Address :

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,
Sector – 12,
Chandigarh – 160 012,
India,
Phone /  EPBAX : 0091 – 172 – 2746018, 2756565, 2747585,
Fax : 0091 – 172 – 2744401, 2745078,
Email : pgimer-chd@nic.in.

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