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 PGIMER started in 1962 and Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurated the hospital now named â€œNehru Hospitalâ€ 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 PGIMER 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.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Sector-12, C Chandigarh PIN- 160012, INDIA.
Phone: EPBAX: 0091-172-2746018, 2756565, And 2747585
Fax: 0091-172-2744401, 2745078