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January 30, 2009

PGI Chandigarh (PGIMER)

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Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
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.

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.

Courses offered by PGI Chandigarh:

1. M.D.: (a) Anaesthesia, Community Medicine (b) Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology (c) Medicine (d) Obstetrics and Gynaecology (e) Paediatrics (f) Psychiatry (g) Radio-diagnosis (h) Microbiology (i) Pathology (j) Pharmacology (k) Biochemistry (l) Radiotherapy (m) Transfusion Medicine.

The duration of all these courses is 3years and the candidate must have MBBS degree or its equivalent qualification.

2. M.S.: (a) Surgery (b) Orthopaedics (c) Otolaryngology (d) Ophthalmology.

The duration of all the M.S. courses is 3years and the candidate must have MBBS degree or its equivalent qualification.

3. D.M.: (a) Cardiology (b) Endocrinology (c) Nephrology (d) Neurology (e) Pulmonary & Critical Care (f) Medicine (g) Gastroenterology (h) Clinical Pharmacology (i) Neonatology.

Duration of all the courses is three years. Qualification required for all the above courses except Clinical Pharmacology and Neonatology is MD (Medicine) or MD (Pediatrics). Qualification required for Clinical Pharmacology and Neonatology is MD (Pharmacology) and MD(Pediatrics) respectively.

4. M.Ch.: (a) Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery (b) Neurosurgery (c) Paediatric Surgery (d) Urology (e) Surgical Gastroenterology (f) Plastic Surgery.

Duration of all the courses is three years and qualification required is M.S. (Surgery). For Plastic Surgery a candidate with M.S. (ENT) or M.S. (Orthopaedics) is also eligible.

5. MDS: Orthodontics, Pedodontia & Preventive Dentistry

Duration: Three Years, Qualification: BDS

6. Paramedical Courses:

(1) Undergraduate: (a) B.Sc. Med. Tech. (Laboratory) (b) B.Sc. Med. Tech. (X-Ray) (c) B.Sc.Audiology & Speech Therapy (d) B.Sc. Med. Tech. Radio-therapy (e) Bachelor of Physical Therapies (f) Operation Theatre Asstt.

(2) Postgraduate Courses: (a) M.Sc.Med.Tech. (Pathology) (b) M.Sc. Med Tech. (Microbiology) (c) M.Sc.Med.Tech. (Radiology) (d) M.Sc.Med.Tech. Pharmacology & Physiology (e) M.Sc.Med.Tech. Biochemistry (f) M.Sc. Speech & Hearing (g) M.Sc.Pharmacology (h) M.Sc.Bio-chemistry (i) M.Sc. Bio-Technology

For MD/MS Courses admission are made on the basis of an entrance-test consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type theory paper. The examination is of three hours duration and there is negative marking.

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

Selection of candidates for M.D.S. is made on the basis of theory examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions. The duration of examination is one and half-hours.

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Sector-12, Chandigarh
PIN- 160012, INDIA.
Phone: EPBAX: 0091-172-2746018,
2756565,2747585
Email: pgimer@chd.nic.in

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