The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research(PGIMER) was established in the year 1962. The institution is one of the top institutes of medical education in India. Currently, the institution functions under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Nursing Council, and the Government of India.

The institution was started with an aim to provide students with quality education and facilities to become highly qualified medical teachers and doctors.Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research(PGIMER) offers more than 50 medical courses such as Medical Courses, Para-Medical Courses, Nursing Courses, Residency Programs, Short-term Training, Elective Training, and MHA, MPH, PGDPHM and Fellowship Courses.

Facilities such as Hostels, Water Sports, Library, Playground, Laboratories, etc, are offered to the students. Admission is offered on the basis of an entrance examination known as INI CET(Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test).

PGIMER Chandigarh Highlights

Established 1962
Institute Type Government/Autonomous
Approved by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Nursing Council, and the Government of India
Location Chandigarh
Financed by  Government of India
Campus Area 277 Acres
Admission Criteria  Entrance-based
Faculty 581
Application mode  Online
Popular Courses Medical Courses, Para-Medical Courses, Nursing Courses, Residency Programs
Student Intake 400
Facilities available Library, Hostel, Transport, Sports Club, Canteen, Labs, Satellite Center
Email  pgimer-chd@nic.in
Official Website  https://pgimer.edu.in/
Contact +91-172-2756565,2756464,2755570

PGIMER Chandigarh Ranking

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research(PGIMER)(Chandigarh) is one of the top institutes in the countries known for its medical education.

Rankings

Body/Magazine Rank Year
National Institutional Ranking Framework 2 2020
National Institutional Ranking Framework 2 2019
National Institutional Ranking Framework 2 2018
The Week-Hansa Research Survey 2 2019

PGIMER, Chandigarh Courses

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research(PGIMER)(Chandigarh) offers many medical courses. Tabulated below are the details of the same:

Course Specializations Eligibility
MD Anesthesia
Biochemistry
Community Medicine
Dermatology,
Venereology, Leprology Medicine
Microbiology
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Radio-diagnosis
Pathology Radiotherapy
Transfusion Therapy
Forensic Medicine
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Masters in Hospital Administration - Duration:2 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree, or any other Bachelor’s degree in any stream or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Masters in Public Health - Duration:2 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree, or any other Bachelor’s degree in any stream or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
MS Surgery
Orthopedics
Otolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MBBS(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
DM Courses Addiction Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry
Cardiac Anesthesia
Intensive Care
Neuro-anaesthesia
Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Trauma Anaesthesia and Acute Care
Cardiology Clinical Hematology
Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Nephrology
Neurology
Pediatric Clinical
Immunology and Rheumatology
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatrics Critical Care
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with MD Psychiatry/MD Anesthesia/MD Medical/MD Pediatrics/MD Pharmacology/MD Pathology/MD Radiodiagnosis or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Master of Chirurgiae(MCH) Course

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Neurosurgery Pediatrics Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Renal Transplant Surgery
Surgical Gastroenterology Urology
Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery
Vitreo-retinal Surgery
Head & Neck Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Orthodontics
Pedodontics Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MS Surgery, MS/MD Ophthalmology, MS Otorhinolaryngol, Bachelor of Dental Surgery(BDS) degree, or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
PHD Courses All medical Discipline and All Non-medical Discipline Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MS/MD Degree or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Post MD Certificate Course Cytopathology Biotechnology Immunopathology Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with the MD(Pathology)) Degree or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Paramedical Courses(Undergraduate Courses) B.Sc. Med. Tech.(Laboratory)
B.Sc. Med. Tech.(X-Ray)
B.Sc. Audiology & Speech Therapy
B.Sc Med Tech. Radio-Therapy
B.Sc Med Tech. (Operation Theater)
B.Sc Med Tech. (Perfusionist) Bachelor of Physical Therapies(B.Ph.T)
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has passed in 12th science stream with Biology or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Paramedical Courses(Postgraduate Courses) 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. Med. Tech. Transfusion Medicine
M. Sc. Med. Tech. Hematology
M. Sc. Speech & Hearing
M. Sc. Pharmacology
M. Sc. Biochemistry
M. Sc. Medical Biotechnology
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in paramedical courses or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
B. Sc. Nursing - Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: A person who has passed in 12th science stream with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
B. Sc. Nursing(Post Basic) - Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: A person who has passed in 12th science stream with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India. Registered Nurse and Midwives from recognized institutes are also eligible.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
M. Sc. Nursing - Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with a B.Sc Nursing degree or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Phd in Nursing (Part-time) - Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: A person who has graduated with an M.Sc Nursing degree or any equivalent degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Selection Criteria: Entrance Examination
Fellowship Courses
Immunopathology
Cytopathology
Breast Surgery
Medical Parasitology
Head and Neck Onco-Surgery
Solid Organ transplant
Anaesthesia
PET Imaging Pediatric
Radiology

PGIMER, Chandigarh Admissions

Admissions at the PGIMER, Chandigarh is strictly offered on the basis of INI CET the entrance examination.

How to Apply

  • Candidates can find the application form on the website of AIIMS.
  • After clicking on academic courses, Choose ‘MD/MS/MCH/DM/MDS’.
  • The candidates are redirected to the PAAR Basic registration page.
  • Candidates have to bill in details such as personal details, phone nos, reservation categories, and addresses.
  • Next, click on ‘Generate Registration ID and Password’
  • System generated Id will appear that candidates should note down for future use.
  • Candidates can use the Id and password to log in
  • Next, candidates have to upload a passport size photograph, signature, and thumb impression.
  • Sumit and take a printout for future use.
  • After a few days, candidates have to check if their application process is accepted or rejected.
  • If the application is rejected, candidates can rectify the mistakes and submit the form again.
  • Candidates have to log in to generate a unique code
  • Then they can choose preferred courses
  • After submitting the form, take a printout.
  • For the final registration, candidates have to log in using the unique code, registration Id, and password.
  • In this window, candidates have to choose a medium of examination, academic details, and exam center choice.
  • Application fee payment is the next step.
Category  Application Fee
General  Rs 2000/-
SC/ST Rs 1500/-
PwD Exempted
  • Submit the form after checking for the last time.
  • Take a print out of the application form.

Documents required at the time of Verification

  • Secondary school certificate
  • 10+2 mark sheet
  • MBBS Marksheet
  • MBBS internship Certificate
  • MCI registration certificate
  • Application form copy
  • ID proof
  • Passport size Photograph

Read More:  PGIMER Admissions

PGIMER, Chandigarh Placements

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research(PGIMER)(Chandigarh) placement cell is one of the best in the country. The placement cell helps the students to get internships under reputed doctors and institutions. Students after graduating get good jobs in many hospitals in the country and also abroad.

Postgraduate Courses(2-year programs)

Academic Year Number of Students Placed Median Salary of Placed Graduates
2016-17 24 5,71,200(Five lakh Seventy One Thousand)
2017-18 17 5,80,000(Five lakh Eighty Thousand)
2018-19 24 5,71,000(Five lakh Seventy One Thousand)

Postgraduate Courses(3-year programs)

Academic Year Number of Students Placed Median Salary of Placed Graduates
2015-16 277 13,20,000( Thirteen Lakh Twenty Thousand)
2016-17 97 10,20,000( Ten Lakh Twenty Thousand)
2017-18 121 11,30,000( Eleven Lakh Thirty Thousand)

Read More:  PGIMER Placements

PGIMER, Chandigarh Facilities

Following are the facilities offered by the institute to cater to the need of the students and the faculty members:

Library- The institution has a spacious well-constructed library named ‘Dr. Tulsi Das Library’.The library is open for students and faculty round the clock even on Saturdays and Sundays. The library has 45696 Books,57610 Journals, Videocassettes, and CDs. The library is a part of the British Library, DELNET, and ERMED CONSORTIA. The library has other facilities like wifi, CCTV, RFID.

Playground -The institution has a huge playground on campus which is used by students to play games such as Cricket, football, basketball, and Kabaddi.

Hostels- The institution has 5 hostels named Married Doctors Hostel, Old Doctors Hostel, Kairon Doctor Hostel, New Doctors Hostel, and Sanjeevani Hostel. The hostels have a capacity of 800 people.

Water Sports Complex- A new water sports complex was built a few months ago. The complex consists of an eight-lane swimming pool,Health club, Cafeteria.

PGIMER, Chandigarh Faculty

The faculty members aim to give the students education that will help them to become professional doctors. The director of the institution, Mr. Jagat ram is an MBBS graduate from Himachal Pradesh.

Other faculty members are working in the following position:

  • Assistant Professor- 296
  • Associate Professor - 78
  • Professor - 207

Out of the total, 67 members are Ph.D. holders.

PGIMER, Chandigarh FAQs

Ques. Which institute is good for PG courses, PGIMER, or AIIMS?

Ans. PGIMER is a better option for PG courses as academic activities, and exposure is much better as compared to AIIMS. The resident needs to see cases from simple to most complicated ones, which is found in AIIMS.

Ques. Is PGIMER overrated?

Ans. Definitely not, the course in eth institutes provides the finest faculty and mentors for training the students. The exposure of the student during the internship period is unmatchable that makes the difference with the experience of managing cases at different levels.

Ques. What are the future prospects of senior residents at PGIMER?

Ans. The future prospect of senior residents are as follows:
  • Private practice
  • Superspecializations fellowships
  • Government hospitals Consultancy 
  • Junior consultants in private hospitals

Ques. How is MD course at PGIMER with Radiodiagnosis specialization?

Ans. The course is good with high-quality MRI and CT, exposure, and academics. Residents also do a number of interventions in Radiology and handle many cases.

Ques. What is the stipend amount offered at PGIMER for junior residents?

Ans. The stipend amount for PGIMER Junior Residents is 72000 INR after the reduction of taxes. The residents can apply for house rent allowance who are not willing to stay at the hostel which is 9000 INR.