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Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Cutoff, Placements

Last updated on July 20th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

PGIMER, Chandigarh is one of the country’s top training, medical and educational institutes consistently ranked 2nd among Top Medical Colleges in India for past three years by NIFR. PGIMER is widely known across the country for its Medical, Para-Medical, Nursing, Residency, Short-term Training, Elective Training, MHA, MPH, PGDPHM and Fellowship courses which are among the top 50 medical courses offered by the institute. Admissions to all courses are granted on the basis of institute level entrance exam followed by counselling. However, NEET PG and INI CET are also accepted by the institute for admissions to MD/MS and MDS programs respectively.

PGIMER provides its students with a high-quality curriculum and the resources they need to become highly trained medical teachers, doctors and physicians. Along with providing extensive educational facilities, PGIMER also equips its students with practical knowledge through internships and training.

PGIMER, Chandigarh Admission Updates

  • B.Sc Nursing & Post Basic Entrance Exam will be conducted on July 31, 2021.
  • B.Sc Paramedical Entrance Exam is likely to be conducted on August 10, 2021.

PGIMER, Chandigarh Quick Facts

  • PGIMER, Chandigarh is ranked 2nd in the Medical Colleges category in NIRF 2018, 2019 and 2020 Rankings.
  • PGIMER accepts WHO-delegated candidates as well.
  • It is an autonomous institute and conducts its own university level entrance exam for admissions to its courses. Final selection of the candidates is done on the basis of university level counselling.
  • Admission to DM/ M.Ch courses is done twice a year for the January and July session. The entrance examination is conducted through CBT in the month of May/June & November/December and the sessions commence from July and January respectively each year.
  • The fees for every course is much lower than any other medical college in the country and every student can afford it easily.
  • The Faculty members at PGIMER Chandigarh are highly educated, dedicated and supportive of students in all areas.
  • PGIMER also hosts a Saturday talk, which is a one-of-a-kind experience. Students have the opportunity to engage with their teachers and professors during this class. The discussion is based on professional behavior and medical challenges that are not included in their program.
  • Both UG and PG candidates are provided with placement opportunities during their final year of their study. PGIMER, Chandigarh Placements 2019 highlights are:
    • Median CTC offered to UG students: INR 5.71 LPA
    • Median CTC offered to PG students: INR 11 LPA

PGIMER, Chandigarh Rankings

  • Ranked 2 for Medical by NIRF 2020
  • Ranked 2 for Medical by NIRF 2019
  • Ranked 2 for Medical by NIRF 2018
  • Ranked 990 in Best Global Universities.
  • Ranked 250 in Best Global Universities In Asia.
  • Ranked 19 In Best Global Universities In India.

PGIMER, Chandigarh Courses & Fees

Below tabulated are the most popular courses offered by PGIMER along with other details:

Program Program Details Selection Basis
  • Duration: 4 years + 6 months internship
  • Fees: INR 8,540
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB as main subjects and 50% aggregate marks
University level Entrance Exam
B.Sc Nursing
  • Duration:4 Years
  • Fees: INR 8,540
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB as main subjects and age between 17-25 years
B.Sc Nursing Post Basic
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 6,860
  • Eligibility: 10+2 under 10+2+3 scheme or equivalent. Must be a Registered RN/RM and possess 3 years bedside experience in bedside nursing or public health nursing in Central/ State Govt. recognised hospital/institute.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 7,110
  • Specializations: Anaesthesia, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Pathology, Pharmacology, Transfusion Medicine, Radio Therapy, Forensic Medicine, Hospital Administration
  • Fees: INR 3,470
  • Eligibility: MBBS or any equivalent degree recognized by the MCI
Entrance Test followed by PI/ NEET PG
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 7,110
  • Specializations: Surgery, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
  • Fees: INR 8,110
  • Eligibility: MBBS or any equivalent degree recognized by the MCI
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 6,440
  • Eligibility: MBBS/ BDS/ BVSc/ BE/ MA/ MSc recognized by MCI with 50% aggregate marks and internship training
Entrance Test followed by PI
M.Sc Nursing (Medical, Surgical and Community Health Nursing)
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Fees: INR 15,600
  • Eligibility: BSc Nursing/ BS.Nursing (Post-Basic) and 2 years experience in bedside nursing or public health nursing in Central/ State Govt recognized hospital /institute
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 25,390
  • Specializations: Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fees:
  • Eligibility: BDS from a recognized institute
Entrance Test followed by PI/ INI CET
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 6,690
  • Specializations: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Renal Transplant Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology, Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • Fees: INR 7,330
  • Eligibility: MS in respective discipline recognized by MCI
Entrance Exam followed by Practical Examination
Post MD Certificate Course
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Specializations: Cytopathology, Biotechnology, Immunopathology
  • Eligibility: MD Pathology/ Medicine/ MVSc
Entrance Exam

PGIMER, Chandigarh Cut-Off 

Below tabulated is the category wise cutoff of PGIMER for the July session 2019 for MD/MS courses:

Program Cutoff Rank
Gen OBC SC ST Foreign National
MD/MS 3776 4199 4171 4175 4198

PGIMER, Chandigarh Scholarships 

PGIMER, Chandigarh provides scholarships to students based on their eligibility, category, performance in the academic years etc. At the start of the academic year, students may register for the scholarships under the following categories:

  • Merit Based Scholarships
  • Relaxation in fees to students belonging to poor economic background
  • Need Based Scholarships to eligible candidates
  • Eligible students can also avail scholarships offered at state or national level
  • One can apply for educational loans provided by State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Punjab National Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank or any other bank branch.

PGIMER, Chandigarh FAQs

Ques. In the entrance exam for PGIMER Chandigarh, for questions with multiple answers is it necessary to mark all correct options to get marks in that question?

Last updated on July 20th, 2021

Ans. No, it’s not true. You will get a portion of the total mark allotted for that question even though you answer one correct option. You will get maximum marks if you answer all of the questions correctly. The inverse is also real. You would receive a portion of a negative mark if you mark even one incorrect decision.

Ques. How do I prepare for getting a PG in PGI Chandigarh?

Last updated on July 20th, 2021

Ans. The preparation strategy for every student may be different but here’s the standard one. Read the full syllabus for 6 months. When you write the final test, sit down for three hours and solve one of the previous papers. As a result, the trick is to keep the number of incorrect responses to a minimum in order to achieve high scores. If you’re unsure about a choice, skip it rather than marking it. Also, make sure you’ve gone over all of the previous questions and answers. I hope this has been of assistance to you. Best wishes.

Ques. What are the best things about pursuing PG in PGIMER, Chandigarh?

Last updated on July 20th, 2021

Ans. PGI is known for its excellence in imparting best clinical knowledge to its resident doctor. It is done through a thoughtfully structured academic curriculum consisting of journal clubs, interdisciplinary meetings, bedside clinics designed by each department. Infrastructure in terms of number of specialties -clinical, paraclinical, allied medical science is best in regions backed by research institutes. All departments have state of art set in terms of the latest medical technologies.

Ques. Does PGIMER, Chandigarh conduct its own exam?

Last updated on July 20th, 2021

Ans. Yes, PGIMER Chandigarh conducts it’s entrance exam for MD/MS courses twice a year, in May and November. The question paper constitutes 250 questions, each having 5 options. Multiple options can be correct and scores are awarded accordingly. And yes, the examination center is only at Chandigarh.

Ques. Is PGIMER MCI recognised?

Last updated on July 20th, 2021

Ans. Yes, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research is the Medical Council of India recognised. It is a Central government funded institute based in Chandigarh. It is also an autonomous institute in that it doesn’t come under any university and degrees are awarded directly by PGIMER. PGI Chandigarh was established in 1962 and till date has produced approximately 9,000 M.Ch surgeons, 6,000 – 7,000 DM physicians. In addition it has produced a total of more than 20,000 total Post graduate specialist doctors and has offered countless Ph.D degrees, fellowship degrees and has a National Institute of Nursing education that has produced many top class Nursing staff.

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Admissions, Application Process

Last updated on June 8th, 2021 by Sapna Malik

PGIMER has invited the application form for the D.M./M. Ch, MPH, PGDPHM for the July session 2021. Along with it, the announcement for the MD/MS admission process has been declared by the PGIMER. The tentative schedule for the various entrance exams conducted by PGIMER has been released by the statutory body.

Here are some of the key points related to admission into the various Courses at PGIMER:

  • Admission into Master of Public Health (MPH), PG Diploma in Public Health ManagementPGDPHM), D.M., M. Ch is done via Computer Based Entrance Examination(CBT).
  • For the B.Sc Paramedical and B.Sc Nursing Program, the entrance exam is conducted separately by PGIMER.
  • The dates for the entrance exam for admission into the PhD, M.Sc Nursing, MLT, has been released tentatively however, the application forms for these have not been released yet.

The Application form for all these courses can be filled on the official website of the PGIMER except for MD/MS.

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission Important Dates 2021

The important dates for various courses at PGIMER for 2021 session are mentioned below:

Event Dates
Start of Application Process for D.M./MCh March 24, 2021
Last Date to fill Application form for D.M/MCh April 24, 2021
Start of Application Process for MPH and PGDPHM March 25, 2021
Last Date to fill the Online Application form for MPH and PGDPHM April 20, 2021
Last Date to register for MD/MS March 31, 2021
Application Process for the PhD program To be notified
Application Process for B.Sc Nursing and B.Sc Paramedical course To be notifiedd
Entrance Exam date for D.M./MChMPH/PGDPHM May 31, 2021

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission 2021: UG Courses

PGIMER Chandigarh offers many UG programs in numerous specializations. The duration of BPhT is 4 years 6 months, B.Sc. is of 3 years, B. Optom and BPH is of 3 years + 1 year internship, MLT is of 31/2 years +6 months internship.

Courses Specialization
B.Sc. Nursing, Medical Lab Technology, Radiodiagnosis and Imaging Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, Perfusion Technology, Radiotherapy Technology, Medical Animation and Visual Creation, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Post Basic Nursing, Embalming and Mortuary Science
B. PhT Physical Therapy
B. Optom

Eligibility Criteria

  • B.Sc: Candidate must have passed 10+2 with minimum 50%
  • B.PHT: Completed 10+2 with minimum 50%
  • BPH: Candidate must have passed 10+2 level
  • B.Optom: Completed 10+2 with at least 60%

Selection Criteria:

The admission in all UG programs is on the basis of entrance test conducted by the University itself.

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission 2021: PG Courses

The Institute offers a number of courses in numerous specializations. The duration of MD/MS, M. Ch, DM course is 3 years. The duration of MHA, MPH is 2 Years.

Course Specialisation
MD Anaesthesia, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Pathology, Pharmacology, Radiotherapy, Transfusion Medicine, Forensic Medicine
MS Surgery, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology
MDS Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DM Addiction Psychiatry, Cardiac anaesthesia, Cardiology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Haematology, Gastroenterology, Hematopathology, Intensive Care, Medical Genetics, Neonatology, Neuro anaesthesia, Neurology, Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatrics Critical Care, Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Haematology Oncology, Paediatric Gastroenterology
M.Ch Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Paediatrics Surgery, Renal Transplant Surgery, urology, Vitreo retinal Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology
M.Sc Medical Technology (Biochemistry), Radiology, Microbiology, Medical Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Speech and Hearing, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology, Nursing


  • MD/MS: Candidate must have completed MBBS degree
  • MDS: Completed BDS degree
  • DM: MD in relevant discipline
  • M.Ch: Completed MD/MS in relevant stream
  • M.Sc.: Completed B.Sc. in relevant stream with 55%
  • MPH: Completed MBBS/BDS/M.Sc./MA with 50%
  • MHA: Completed MBBS degree

Selection Criteria

The selection in MD/MS/MDS/M.Sc./MPH is based on the entrance exam conducted by University. Selection in DM and M. Ch is based on entrance and practical examination.

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission 2021: PhD and Fellowship PGI Programs

PGIMER offers Fellowship and Doctorate programs in various specialisations. The admission is conducted twice a year, July and January. The specialisations are mentioned in the table below:

Course Specialisation
PhD Medical and Non-Medical Disciplines
Fellowship PGI Head and Neck Oncosurgery, Breast Surgery, Medical Parasitology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Trauma Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PET Imaging, Glaucoma, Brachytherapy, Cytopathology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Spine Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic
Post Doctoral Fellowship PGI Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia, Skull Base Surgery, Vascular Neurosurgery, Paediatric Neurosurgery

Eligibility Criteria

  • PhD: Masters degree with at least 55% marks
  • Fellowship PGI: Completed MD/MS in relevant discipline
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship PGI: Completed DM/M.Ch in relevant stream

Selection Criteria

  • Selection is based on the qualifying entrance exam conducted by the PGIMER followed by the Practical/interview process.
  • Candidates must have completed two years of Senior Residency for the Fellowship PGI Program.

PGIMER Application Process 2021

Candidates who are interested in getting admission to this institute need to follow the below given steps:

  • Visit the official website of the PGIMER Chandigarh.
  • Click on the link for the specific course chosen by the candidate.
  • Candidates can fill the online application form and upload all the necessary documents required to establish the eligibility criteria.
  • Pay the Application fee as per the candidate’s specific category and keep in note the login credentials.
  • Carefully check the filled information and click on the ‘Submit button.

PGIMER Chandigarh Admission FAQs

Ques. What is the examination pattern for the entrance exam of the Fellowship PGI course at PGIMER?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. The examination pattern for the D.M. and M. Ch course includes both theory and practical exams. The theory part consists of 30 Multiple Choice Questions from the MD/MS/M. Ch/DM level in the relevant subject. The next 30 questions are based on the fellowship PGI and Post-doctoral PGI. One mark is awarded for a correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer.

Ques. What is the Application Fee for the PGIMER Registration Process?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. The Application fee for all the courses except MD and MS program is INR 1,000 for the General Category and INR 800 for the SC/ST candidates. Candidates can pay the fee via online mode.

Ques. How to prepare for the PG Entrance Exam of PGIMER?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. Candidates need to prepare religiously for the PG Entrance exam. It is necessary to understand the syllabus well for scoring more on the entrance test. Along with it, solve as many mock papers and previous years papers as time management is needed for the entrance exam.

Ques. How is MD in Radiodiagnosis at PGIMER?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. MD in Radiodiagnosis is an excellent branch to be pursued at PGIMER. There is good exposure both in the field of academics and clinical. The CT Scan and MRI equipment are of good quality and interventional radiology cases are also considered.

Ques. Is MD in Medicine worth doing from PGIMER?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. MD in Medicine is a great choice for students at PGIMER. Generally, work exposure is more and the faculty is excellent. The work environment is healthy to work in and pays a decent internship per month. The presence of a specialist from the DM field provides a good platform for MD(Medicine) Students.

PGIMER Chandigarh: Ranking, Courses, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Admission 2021

Last updated on May 31st, 2021 by Pratima Khatri

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, established in 1962, has been securing 2nd ranking for three years in a row at NIRF Ranking. It is one of the top-rated colleges in medical education and research offering post-graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral degrees and fellowships in the medical, paramedical, and nursing sectors.

Admissions are offered on the basis of a national-level entrance test, INI CET or Institute Common Entrance Test.

PGIMER Chandigarh Highlights

Established | Type 1962 | Autonomous
Approved by INC, MCI, UGC
Set by Government of India
Courses Offered MD, MS, DM, MDS, MCH, Post MD, MHA BSc, MSc, Ph.D., Fellowships
Admission Criteria Entrance based
Entrance Exams INI CET
Admission Mode Online
Campus Area 277 acres
Top Recruiters UNICEF, WHO, Hospitals
Major Facilities Hospital, Library, Bank, ATM, Seminar Halls, Canteens, Hostels
Official Website https://pgimer.edu.in/

PGIMER Chandigarh Ranking

The NIRF Ranking – 2020, 2019, 2018, and US News ranking of PGIMER are given in the table below:

Body Rank Year
NIRF 2nd 2020
NIRF 2nd 2019
NIRF 2nd 2018
US News, Best Global University 990th 2021

PGIMER Chandigarh Courses

Following are some of the popular courses offered by PGIMER:

Courses Course Details Selection Criteria
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: MBBS degree or equivalent recognized by the Medical Council of India
  • Specializations: Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine, Microbiology, Anaesthesia, Transfusion Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Biochemistry, Dermatology, Radiotherapy, Venereology & Leprology, Community Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Clinical Hematology, Pediatric Neonatology, Pediatrics Critical Care, Pediatric Neurology, Haematopathology, Neuroradiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Neurology Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cardiac Anaesthesia, Paediatric Clinical Immunology, and Rheumatology Neuro-anaesthesiology, Endocrinology, Histopathology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Hepatology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology, Cardiology, Paediatric Haematology-Oncology
PGIMER Common Eligibility Tests Or INI CET
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: MBBS degree or equivalent recognized by the Medical Council of India
  • Specializations: Otolaryngology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: MD/MS from a recognized university
  • Specializations: Vitro Retinal Surgery, Renal Transplant Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Plastics Surgery, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: BDS in related subjects
  • Specializations: Pedodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: MBBS/BDS/B.V. Sc/BE/MA/M. Sc with at least 50% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Public Health
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: B.Sc. with 55% marks in any subject of Biological Sciences or MBBS from a recognized University
  • Specializations: Biochemistry, Respiratory Care, Pharmacology, Medical Biophysics, Medical Biotechnology, Anatomy, Anaesthesia, Transfusion Medicine, Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, Medical Lab Technology, Medical Technology, Nursing
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree, with at least 55% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: All Medical Discipline All Non-medical Discipline

PGIMER Chandigarh Admissions

The admission to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is based on the marks secured from the Common Eligibility Tests by the institute itself.

Those who cleared the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) are called for counseling to complete the admission process.

How to Apply?

Students who wish to apply for PGIMER admission may follow the steps given below

  • The application forms have to be filled online that is available from PGI Official website
  • After registration, they need to fill all essential personal and educational details in the space provided.
  • Candidates can opt for the desired course and have to pay the application fee online itself
  • Candidates can keep the printout of the form and bring it at the time of college admission.
  • Students have to appear for the common entrance tests on the prescribed date along with the admission card.
  • Aspirants have to clear the test with a minimum 55% of marks in the entrance test.
  • Based on eligibility criteria and the marks scored in the entrance exam and, a merit list is prepared.
  • After that Students are called for the counseling process, and original documents are verified.
  • After these steps, students can make sure of their seats, and after fee payment, they are enrolled in the college.

PGIMER Chandigarh Facilities

  • Sports: Indoor and Outdoor games facilities are available for recreation and maintaining physical fitness. Table tennis courts, Cricket ground, Football ground, and badminton areas are available for students.
  • Water Sports Complex: Well-maintained eight-lane Swimming pools are there for students. Along with a Cafeteria and Health club are arranged nearby the complex.
  • Recreation: The institute organizes cultural activities and Saturday talks for the college students as a part of leisure facilities.
  • Hostels: There are 5 hostel blocks with approximately 800 seats on the campus. Separate hostel accommodation is available for married doctors and bachelor doctors. Guest room facilities are also provided.
  • Library: The college library is an immense collection of books, journals, and e-resources, which is very beneficial. It has LibSys software, Wi-Fi, RFID detection system, Reprography, Scanning, and Color printing services.
  • Recreation: CCTV cameras ensure safety on the campus. Auditorium, Computer center, Banking facilities, WI-FI campus, Mess, cafeterias, restaurants, Photocopiers are other facilities.

PGIMER Chandigarh FAQs

Ques. Does PGIMER offer MBBS admission?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. No, PGIMER Chandigarh does not offer the MBBS program. It is a postgraduate college, where you can get admission for MD, MS, DM, MCH, etc. Also, there are research facilities available in the institute.

Ques. What is the fee for the MDS course in PGIMER?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. The course fee is around INR 22,370 for the first year. The course duration is 2 years. The college offers three specializations in Post graduation studies of Dental Science.

Ques. What is the eligibility for a Post Basic B.Sc nursing course in PGIMER?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. A 10+2 and GNM course pass from a recognized institute is the criteria. The candidate should be a registered nurse with three years of experience is also essential for admission.

Ques. Does the PGIMER offer admission for both boys and girls in BSc Nursing?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. No, The BSc Nursing course is not a Co.Ed course. Only girls are allowed to join for the 4-year nursing degree course.

Ques. Can I get the PGIMER application form offline?

Last updated on May 31st, 2021

Ans. The PGIMER application form will be available only online. You can obtain it from the official Website. You will need to pay a fee to get the application form. The college office will not release any offline application forms.