The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would endeavor 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. The Institute 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. Every year nearly 400 research articles are published for the institute in national and international journals. A number of departments have been designated as research centers by WHO and various national agencies:
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.