RTI Disclosure

Sec 4.(1).b(i) The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties

1) Address of the Instittute:-

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research

Sector-12, Chandigarh PIN- 160 012,   INDIA.

Phone: EPBAX: 0091-172-2746018,2756565,2747585,

Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078

Email : pgimer-chd@nic.in

2) History of the Institute:-

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. 

  • 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 fields.

  • Provide educational facilities for the training of personnel in all-important branches of health activity.

  • Undertake basic community based research.

The founders of this Institute Prof. Tulsi Das, Prof. Santokh Singh Anand, Prof. PN Chuttani, Prof. BN Aikat, Prof. Sant Ram Dhall and Prof. Bala Krishna laid the path of excellence for the Institute.

3) Organizational Structure  :- 

Institute Body (IB)

Governing Body (GB)

Standing Finance Committee

Standing Academic Committee

Standing Selection   Committee

Standing Estate Committee

Standing Purchase Committee















Deputy Director Administration

Medical Superintendent

Financial Advisor

Chief Vigilance Officer


Sub Dean




Sub Dean


Professor  Incharge Examination Section

Professor Incharge

Medical Education Cell


Head of Departments

Academic & Training Branch





Additional  Professor

 Associate Professor

Assistant  Professor




Deputy Director Administration

Establishment Section

Committee Branch

Computer Section

Legal Cell

Estate Branch-I  (Commercial)

  Welfare Office

Hindi Cell

Security Office

Labour Office

Hospital Engg. & Planning

Senior Administrative Officer(I)

Senior Administrative Officer(V) and CPIO

System Analyst

Law Officer

Senior Administrative Officer(V)

Senior Administrative Officer(V)

Senior Administrative Officer(V)

Senior Administrative Officer(V)

Labour Officer

Super- intending Hospital Engineer

Senior Programmer

Chief Security Officer

Coordinator Committee and APIO

Computer Programmer

Administrative Officer

Assistant Administrative Officer (W)

Hindi Officer

Security Officer

Legal Assistant

Assistant Security Officer



Medical Superintendent & Professor Hospital Administration

Professor Incharge Procurement

Joint Medical Superintendent (APC)

Joint Medical Superintendent (Purchase)

Asstt. Prof. (H.A) & Deputy Medical Superintendent -I

Senior Administrative Officer(H)

Chief Consultant Dietitics

Chief Nursing Officer



Purchase Officer

Asstt. Prof. (H.A) & Deputy Medical Superintendent -II

Asstt. Prof. (H.A) & Deputy Medical Superintendent -III (OPD)



(National Institute of Nursing education)



Demonstrator, Clinical Instructor

4) Objectives of Institute :-

The objectives of the Institute are - 

(a)  to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of medical education; 

(b)  to bring together, as far as may be, in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and 

(c)  to attain Self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education to meet the country's needs for specialists and medical teachers. 

5) Functions of Institute :- 

With a view to the promotion of the objects specified in section 12 of PGI act, the Institute may - 

(a) provide for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the science of modern medicine and other allied sciences, including physical and biological sciences;

(b) provide facilities for research in the various branches of such sciences;  

(c) provide for the teaching of humanities; 

(d) conduct experiments in new methods of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in order to arrive at satisfactory standards of such education;

(e) prescribe courses and curricula for both undergraduate and post-graduate studies; 

(f)  not-withstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, establish and maintain :- 

(i) one or more medical colleges with different departments, including a department of preventive and social medicine, sufficiently staffed and equipped to undertake not only undergraduate medical education but also postgraduate medical education in different subjects, 

(ii) one or more well-equipped hospitals, 

(iii) a dental college with such institutional facilities for the practice of dentistry and for the practical training of students as may be necessary, 

(iv) a nursing college sufficiently staffed and equipped for the training of nurses, 

(v)  rural and urban health organisations which will form centres for the field training of the medical, dental and nursing students of the Institute as well as for research into community health problems, and 

(vi) other institutions for the training of different types of health workers, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, drug analysts and medical technicians of various kinds; 

(g)  train teachers for the different medical colleges in India;

(h) hold examination and grant such degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions and titles in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as may be laid down in the regulations; 

(i)  institute, and appoint persons to, professorships, reader-ships, lecturerships and posts of any description in accordance with regulations;

(j)  receive grants from the Government and gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests and transfers of properties, both movable and immovable, from donors, benefactors, testators or transferors, as the case may be; 

(k) deal with any property belonging to, or vested in, the Institute in any manner which is considered necessary for promoting the objects specified in section 12;

(l) demand and receive such fees and other charges as may be prescribed by regulations;

(m) construct quarters for its staff and allot such housing to the staff in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this behalf. 

(n)  borrow money, with the prior approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the Institute.

(o) do all such other acts and things as may be necessary to further the objects specified in section 12 of PGI Act.