Application Start Date Application End Date

28th May 2018

Admission Details:

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

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 course Tel. No. (0172 -STD Code of Chandigarh )
1 DM/MCh/Ph.D 275-5570
2 MD/MS 275-5562
3 MDS/House Job/M.Sc/Para Medical 275-5569
4 MHA/MPH/Fellowships/Short Term Training 275-5569
5 B.Sc Nursing/Post Basic 275-5561
6 Administrative Officer, Academic 275-5570



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 course No. of seats
1 MD/MS 610
2 MDS 18
3 MHA 05
4 B.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.



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