Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is one of the medical and research institutions of Asia. Located in Chandigarh, India, it is recognized for its education, medical research and training facilities as well as for its graduates.
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.
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 institute has met the objective of providing educational facilities for the training of medical and non-medical personnel in all the important branches of health activity.
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has attained self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and runs a continuous, full-time residency program in most of the specialties of medical sciences, e.g., medicine, surgery, pathology, microbiology etc.
PGIMER is involved in research for the rural and community related environment and health problems. There has been a steady progress in developing new research methods and strategies for the benefit of patients.
The focus of research has been on tackling diseases like diarrhoea, tuberculosis, malaria, amoebiasis, HIV, leprosy, hepatitis, anaemia, leukaemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, thalassemia, dental caries, stone disease, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Title: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Date of Issue: 7 January 2013