About Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & 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.


"Service to the Community, Care of the Needy and Research for the Good of all".

    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.