PGIMER Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

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MEDICAL COURSES

 

Course

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualification

MD
  1. Anaesthesia
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Community Medicine
  4. Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
  5. Medicine
  6. Microbiology
  7. Nuclear Medicine
  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  9. Paediatrics
  10. Psychiatry
  11. Radio-diagnosis
  12. Pathology
  13. Pharmacology
  14. Radiotherapy
  15. Transfusion Medicine
  16. Forensic Medicine

January 
&  
July 
Every year

Three Years

MBBS degree or its equivalent qualification recognised by the Medical Council of India.

Masters in Hospital Administration

Masters in Public Health

Two years


MEDICAL COURSES

Course

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualification

MS
  1. Surgery
  2. Orthopaedics
  3. Otolaryngology
  4. Ophthalmology

January  
and  
July  
Every Year

Three Years

MBBS degree or  
equivalent as for MD




DM Courses

 S.No

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualifications

1

Addiction Psychiatry

January
&
July Every Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD (Psychiatry) or equivalent

2

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry                               

MD (Psychiatry) or equivalent

3

Cardiac Anesthesia  

MD (Anesthesiology) or equivalent

4

Cardiology

MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

5

Clinical Hematology

MD (Medicine) or equivalent

6

Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology

MD (Medicine) or equivalent

7

Clinical Pharmacology

MD (Pharmacology) or equivalent

8

Endocrinology

MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

9

Gastroenterology

MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

10

Pediatric Gastroenterology

MD (Pediatrics)

11

Haematopathology

MD (Pathology) or equivalent

12

Hepatology

MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

13

Histopathology

MD (Pathology) or equivalent

14

Nephrology

MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

15

Neurology

MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

16

Pediatric Neonatology

MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

17

Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

18

Pediatrics Critical Care

MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

19

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

20

Pediatric Neurology

MD (Pediatrics) or equivalent

21

Neuro-anaesthesiology

MD (Anesthesiology) or equivalent

22

Neuroradiology

MD (Radiology) or equivalent

23

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

MD (Medicine/Pediatrics/Tuberculosis & Chest/Respiratory                                               Diseases/Thoracic Medicine/ Pulmonary Medicine) or equivalent



MCh COURSES

 

Course

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualification

MChCardiovascular & Thoracic SurgeryJanuary  

July Every Year
Three YearsMS (Surgery) or equivalent
MChNeurosurgeryMS (Surgery) or equivalent
MChPediatrics SurgeryMS (Surgery) or equivalent
MChPlastic SurgeryMS (Surgery), MS (ENT), MS (Orthopedics) or equivalent
MChSurgical GastroenterologyMS (Surgery) or equivalent
MChUrologyMS (Surgery) or equivalent



MEDICAL COURSES

 

 

Course

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualification

MDSOrthodontics

July 
Every Year

Three YearsBDS
Pedodontics     July 
Every Year
Three YearsBDS
Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryJuly 
Every Year
Three YearsBDS


MEDICAL COURSES

Course

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualification

Ph.D.All Medical Discipline All Non-medical Discipline 

January  
&  
July Every Year

Three Years

Details from the
Dean’s Office



MEDICAL COURSES

Course

Subject

Session

Duration

Qualification

Post M.D. Certificate Course

  1. Cytopathology 
  2. Biotechnology

January

One YearMD(Pathology) 
MD(Medicine)
    3.   Immunopathology

 

January 
&  
July Every year

MD(Pathology)/MvSc.


PARAMEDICAL COURSES

Undergraduate courses (Paramedical)

S.No.CourseDurationStart Month & DateEntrance Qualification
1B.Sc. Med. Tech. (Laboratory)3 YearsSeptember, 1stDetails from the Dean's office
2B.Sc. Med. Tech. (X-Ray)3 YearsSeptember, 1st-do-
3B.Sc. Audiology & Speech Therapy4 YearsSeptember, 1st-do-
4B.Sc. Med. Tech. Radio-Therapy3 YearsSeptember, 1st-do-
5Bachelor of Physical Therapies (B.Ph.T)4 1/2 Years 
including internship

September, 1st
-do-
6B.Sc. Med. Tech. (Operation Theatre)3 YearsSeptember, 1st-do-
7B.Sc. Med. Tech.  (Perfusionist)3 YearsSeptember, 1st-do-



PARAMEDICAL COURSES

Postgraduate courses (Paramedical)

 

CourseDurationStart Month& DateEntrance Qualification
* M.Sc. Med. Tech. (Pathology)2 years1st January & 1st JulyDetails from the Dean's office
* M.Sc. Med. Tech.(Microbiology)2 years1st January & 1st July -do-
* M.Sc. Med. Tech (Radiology)2 years1st January & 1st July-do-
* M.Sc. Med. Tech. Pharmacology & Physiology2 years1st January & 1st July-do-
* M.Sc. Med. Tech. (Biochemistry)2 years1st July-do-
* M.Sc. Med. Tech. (Transfusion Medicine)2 years1st January & 1st July-do-
*M.Sc. Med. Tech. (Hematology)2 years1st January & 1st July-do-
M.Sc. Speech & Hearing2 years1st January & 1st July-do-
M.Sc. Pharmacology2 years1st January & 1st July-do-
M.Sc. Bio-chemistry2 years1st July-do-
M.Sc. Medical Bio-Technology2 years1st July-do-



NURSING COURSES

 

CourseDurationStart MonthEntrance Qualification
B.Sc.Nursing4 yearsJuly

10+2 (Physics,Chemistry,Biology,English)

Age 17-25 years 

B.Sc.Nursing

(Post Basic)

2 yearsJuly10+2 under 10+2+3 scheme or any other examination recognized by the Panjab University.

Registered RN/RM

Three years bedside experience in bedside nursing or public health nursing in Central/State Govt. recognised hospital/institute. 



NURSING COURSES

Course

Duration

Start Month

Entrance Qualification

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

2 years

July

B.Sc. Nursing degree or B.Sc.Nursing (Post-Basic) Two years experience in bedside nursing or public health nursing in Central/State Govt. recognized hospital/institute.




NURSING COURSES

The National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) is an integral part of PGI campus and is affiliated to the PGIMER, Chandigarh. The Nursing Institute is designated as WHO Collaborative Centre for Nursing and Midwifery development since March 2003. The nursing institute has been contributing to the preparation of clinical nurse practitioners, educators and administrators. Thus it is serving to promote health, prevent sickness and provides bedside care to the sick and suffering.

Teaching lays emphasis on quality education by rigorous practice for clinical skill development. Currently the institute is running three educational programmes i.e. B.Sc. nursing 4 yrs; B.Sc. nursing ? Post Basic (2 yrs); and M.Sc. nursing (2 yrs) in five specialities ? Paediatric nursing; Psychiatric nursing; Obstetric and Gynae nursing; Community health nursing; and Medical Surgical nursing (critical care nursing, cardiothoracic nursing, neurology nursing, nephrology and urology nursing; and orthopaedic and rehabilitation nursing. Both graduate and postgraduate courses are so designed that all students put in 4-5 hours clinical work daily through out their academic course.

Admission to all these courses at Nursing Institute is made once in a year. The admission notice appears in some of the leading newspapers after 20th April of every year. The prospectus / application form is available in the office of Principal, Nursing Institute after the appearance of the admission notice. The selection to these courses is based on an entrance examination which is scheduled in the month of June for M.Sc. Nursing and August for both B.Sc. Nursing (4 yrs) and B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) courses. The session starts from 16th July for M.Sc. Nursing and 1st September for the B.Sc. Nursing courses.

Foreign candidate: Candidates belonging to foreign countries are required to route their applications through the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi. They have to obtain Eligibility Certificate from the Registrar, PGIMER, Chandigarh and clearance certificate from the Indian Nursing Council and submit along with the application.


ADMISSION PROCEDURE


About the Entrance Examination

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.

Telephone Numbers: Contact numbers of different sections in Training Branch for queries related to different courses and short term training.

 

Sr. No.Name of the courseTel. No. (0172 -STD Code of Chandigarh )
1DM/MCh/Ph.D275-5570
2MD/MS
275-5562
3MDS/House Job/M.Sc/Para Medical
275-5569
4MHA/MPH/Fellowships/Short Term Training275-5569
5B.Sc Nursing/Post Basic
275-5561
6Administrative Officer, Academic275-5570

 

Reservation of Seats: In keeping with a national policy to promote the welfare of long deprived segments of our society, approximately 22.5% of the total seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes in courses and 27% of total seats are reserved for OBC candidates for 3 Academic years and target will be achieved during the next three Academic years.

 

Sr. No.Name of the courseNo. of seats
1MD/MS610
2MDS18
3MHA05
4B.Sc (Paramedical)257

 

5% seats are reserved for candidates who have actually worked or are working in rural areas with less than 5000 population for a minimum period of 2 years in MD/MS Course.

For the Sponsored/Deputed/Foreign National Candidates

The following organisations may depute/sponsor candidates for any one of the courses but they have to qualify the selection test. The sponsorship is accepted from the following departments/Institutions only:

 

 i)   Central Government departments/Institutions 
 ii)  State Government departments/Institutions 
 iii)  Autonomous bodies of the Central or State Governments 
 iv)  Public sector undertaking 
 v)   Medical Colleges affiliated to a University and recognised by the Medical Council of India

Apart from running various postgraduate courses a number of short courses are also available for the trainees who are deputed from other Institutions for specialised training and acquisition of skills. These courses are extremely popular amongst doctors working at district level hospitals or in private practice.

Foreign Nationals: The Institute accepts foreign nationals for various courses imparted at the Institute. For MD/MS courses, we have reserved some seats for foreign nationals. However, for DM/M.Ch. (Super-speciality) courses, there is no reservation for foreign nationals. A good working knowledge of English is essential. 

The foreign nationals are required to apply through the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi.

They are also required to appear and to qualify the entrance examination along with the other candidates. Separate merit list is prepared for only MD/MS courses. The selection is made on merit based on their performance in the entrance examination.

Training without a degree is also offered to help the neighbouring countries.

Particulars of the intending candidates are required to be submitted in the prescribed form obtainable directly from the Institute. The completed application should reach the Ministry 2-3 months prior the commencement of the course. They are also required to furnish the certificate of their temporary registration with the Medical Council of India lasting for the period of their studies here.

Foreign doctors receive a very high level of training at the end of which they are awarded a degree on the basis of theory and practical examination. The selected candidates have the same duties in the hospital as the Indian Nationals.

Documents to be submitted can be obtained from the Dean’s Office.


RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

The Institute follows a residency training programme (service-cum-training) for both the Junior and Senior Residents.

Junior Residents: Students admitted to MD/MS/MDS/MHA courses in various specialities are called junior residents. The duration of the course is three academic years.

Senior Residents: Candidates joining DM/M.Ch. courses after postgraduate degree are designated as Senior-cum-DM/M.Ch. residents. The duration of each course is three academic years.



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.

Logo 2 Over

Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurating the  Nehru Hospital on 7th July 1963


Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh was mandated to

  1. Provide high quality Patient care.
  2. Attain Self-Sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and to meet the country’s need for highly Qualified medical teachers in all medical and surgical disciplines.
  3. Provide Educational facilities for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity.
  4. Undertake Basic Community based research.

The mission of PGI is engraved in its logo which reads    meaning "Service to the Community, Care of the Needy and Research for the Good of all".

Brief 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. 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. 

  • 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 founders of this Institute Prof. Tulsi DasProf. Santokh Singh AnandProf. PN ChuttaniProf. BN AikatProf. Sant Ram Dhall and Prof. Bala Krishna laid the path of excellence for the Institute.

Historic Moments

pt jawahar lal

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Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Inaugrating the Nehru Hospital on 7th July 1963.

President Dr. Zakir Hussain inaugurating the Zakir Hall in December 1967.

 

Inauguration

PGI historical moments
Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi inaugurating the Research Block in November 1968. Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru walking down the corridors of Nehru Hospital. Accompanying him are Prof. Tulsi Dass & Prof. S.S.Anand.
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 deputy prime minister

The portrait of S.Pratap Singh Kairon Chief Minister Punjab (23.1.1956-26.6.1964) being unveiled by Sh. Morarji Desai Deputy Prime Minister of India on 19.2.1969.

Deputy Prime Minister Sh. Morarji Desai signing the visitor's book.