The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (or PGIMER) is a medical and research institution located in Chandigarh, India. It has educational, medical research and training facilities for its students.
The founders of the institute are Tulsi Das, Santokh Singh Anand, P N Chuttani, B N Aikat, Sant Ram Dhall and Bala Krishna. PGIMER was conceived and planned in 1960 to provide physical and intellectual milieu for young scientists working in multiple disciplines of medicine, to advance the frontiers of knowledge to render humane service to sick and suffering and to train medical and paramedical manpower, in Chandigarh. The Institute was established in 1962 under the erstwhile state of Punjab. It was declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament (Sr. No. 51 of 1966) w.e.f. 1 April 1967.
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
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 disciplines.
Provide Educational facilities for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity.
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".
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Kairon Block, Sector 12, Chandigarh, 160012, India