Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital was originally known as “Mayo Hospital” was established in the year 1862. It was a landmark & provided for Medical services, which were the best in its time. In 1914 to further the cause of Medical Education the “ Robertson Medical School” was opened
In 1967 Corporate Medical College was establish which was transferred to the Government in 1981 and was renamed as Indira Gandhi Medical College. Now it has a identity as “Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital”.
Most of the original structures continued and are still used to impart Medical Education even though they are now in a pathetic structural state and offer no qualitative elements as is required for education. The overall environment is depressing & defeats the very essence of education, as it inspires none. Faculty, staff & students who are in the noble profession of imparting Health education & service to overcome pain continue to suffer & bear the pathetic & unhealthy built environment. So much so that it is hard to identify any part which can be restored thus overruling any possibility of restoration.
One visit would highlight the poor & unhygienic condition, delinking of interrelated service, overcrowding, chaos, unplanned growth, etc. can only make one ponder with disbelief the state in which Modern Health Service & Education is being imparted.
Though the student intake was increased to 100 from 60 in 1988, subsequent inspection by the medical Council of India (MCI) the issue and gave time for up gradation. Subsequent delays led them to issue a strong objection & final strictures for the same.
The Government appointed the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) as a nodal agency vide GR dated 17.05.03 and handed over the paper possession of 42.5 acres of land. A MOU was signed between NIT & IGMC. Accordingly. NIT had to develop and build the total infrastructure by raising finance through the commercial potential of the land.
However subsequent study & measurement showed that the total area available for development was 39.26 acres instead of 42,5 acres as was originally assumed. The 25 acre land required for the Medical Hospital & College could not be reduced due to norms of MCI of shortfall had to be absorbed in the commercial area, thus reducing its potential & subsequently a deficit of 60 crore plus was estimated.
Many alternative possibilities were studied & one alternative was to overcome the deficit was to combine 5 acre of Ajni land with this proposal for commercial/residential exploitation.
Finally the Hon Chief Minster who heads the cabinet Infrastructure Committee gave his approval during the meeting held on 24.11.06 The decisions were as following:
- BOT offers will be invited for construction of the total Hospital & College complex as per design of NIT.
- BOT operator will be allowed to utilize commercial space to be built on 11.4 acres of land & additional 5 acre of Ajni land for Commercial /residential complex.
Cost of Project :100 Crore
Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous State in the lap of Western Himalayas. It is nested with high mountains, peaks and passes, green valleys, deep gorges with turbulent rivers, lakes, forests of pines, oaks, apple orchards, and above all snow and glaciers. From the times immemorial, it is known as 'Dev Bhoomi'- the Abode of Gods. It is also the most peaceful and least polluted State in India. Ravi, Beas, Satluj, Chenab, Chandrabhaga and Yamuna flow gorgeously through the State. It provides ample opportunities for winter sports, trekking and aero-sports.
The State is endowed with scenic beauty. Shimla is the capital of the State, which has glorious distinctions of being the summer capital of British India and still known for its elitist schools. It is also adored as the queen of hill stations and it attracts tourists all around the year from India and abroad.
Shimla is about 400 Km from Delhi and is well connected by air, rail and road to all parts of India. It is situated at an altitude of 2200 meter and latitude 31o 68' N, longitude 77o 13' E. The temperature ranges between 14oC to 28oC in summer and 3oC to 10o C in winter.
Himachal Pradesh Medical College at Shimla (HPMC) was established in the year 1966 with admissions of 50 students in the first batch. Indira Gandhi Medical College is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
With the establishment of Medical College in the State, the hopes and aspirations of the people of the state were met with the standards of health services going on and students benefiting with the advantage of staying home and getting better educational avenues. Medical College then had a modest beginning with makeshift arrangements for hostels etc., but ecstasy of joining the Medical College located in Shimla with its salubrious climate, took away the agony.,
Himachal Pradesh Medical College was renamed Indira Gandhi Medical College (now popularly known as IGMC in abbreviated form) in 1984. Admission facility was increased to 65 in the year 1978. Now MBBS seats have been increased 65 to 100. 2550 number of under- graduates has passed out from this Medical College till 2010.
The post Graduate courses were started in 16 disciplines in the year 1981. So far 595 postgraduates and 270 in diploma courses have passed out from IGMC till date. More PG courses have been added from the session 2002-2005 in the specialties of Radiotherapy (Oncology) and Skin & VD.
Total number of PG Degree seats are and in diploma courses. DNB in Cardiology and MCH in CTVS have been started by IGMC. 78 B.Sc Paramedical students have passed out till 2010.Efforts are on to introduce PG courses in the disciplines of Psychiatry and Pulmonary Medicine. 50% seats are available at IGMC through all India Quota from 2005 onwards.15% seats in M.B.B.S. course are available to all India Quota and 2 seats are available to NRI candidates.
Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla has also been granted the status of Regional Cancer Center by the Govt. of India, thus providing much needed comprehensive cancer care to the cancer patient. Essential periodical up gradation of facilities for investigations and treatment have been going on regularly and in the year 2005 facility of Open Heart Surgery has been made operational and in 2006 MRI facility has been added. Soon second Cobalt Unit & 64 slice MDCT will be made operational.Message - Dean Cum Principal
I welcome you to IGMC website. Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla is a tertiary care teaching hospital for the state of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is one of the progressive states of India located in the North Western Himalayan region of India and has a population of approximately six million. IGMC is a Post Graduate Institute which was established in the year1966.
The institute shall be admitting 100 under graduate students for MBBS course every year in addition to Post Graduate students in different specialities. It is one of the very few medical colleges in the Govt. sector which has excellent teaching, training and clinical facilities.The institute has full time non practicing dedicated faculty.
The facilities such as hostels for boys and girls, resident doctors and nurses are well furnished. The college library has approximately 8000 books and almost 140 journals are subscribed every year. In addition e-library facility has also been made functional. The institute provides excellent and peaceful environment for studies in the beautiful suroundings.
The 743 bedded Indira Gandhi Hospital which is attached to the college for clinical training has excellent state of the art facilities including MRI, CT scan and state of the art laboratories. The super specialities such as Cardiology and Cardiothoricic Surgery are well established providing facilities such as Cardiac Cath and Open Heart Surgery. The hospital has well established Orthopedic Centre, Regional Cancer Centre and facilities for endoscopy, bronchoscopy and urological services are available.Infrastructure
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla (IGMC) came into being in 1966 at Snowdon which was the residence of Lord Kitchnar (1873-74) the erstwhile Commander-in Chief of British-Indian Army. Over the years, the Medical College has grown to a stature of a modern & prestigious medical institution in the Country.
The college is having 29 departments equipped with latest machinery and equipments. Several of its alumini are the faculty members in well known Medical Colleges in India and abroad. Multi-storied buildings at Snowdon, Kamla Nehru hospital together contribute 872 beds to IGMC.
Sophisticated equipments like MRI Scan, C.T. Scan, Cobalt Units, Gamma Camera, Selectron, Upper G.I. Endoscope, Colonoscope,Bronchoscopy, Nuclear Medicine facilities, ERCP, Ultrasonography, Haemodialysis, Pulmonary function test including diffusion studies and blood gas analyzer, Intensive Care Unit, Pacemaker, Holter Monitor, Colour Doppler Echo-cardiography, image intensifier for orthopaedics and Cardiology. Tread mill test, E.C.G.,Laparoscopic surgery, transurethral resectoscope, laser and microwave diathermy for physiotherapy are in operation. Open Heart Surgery is also now operational.MD/MS Courses and Diploma Courses
The Himachal Pradesh University conducts an entrance Test on behalf of H.P. Government in terms of the provisions of paragraph 14.15 of the first Ordinance of the University for admission to various postgraduate courses in I.G.M.C. Shimla. IGMC, Shimla is affiliated to the H.P. University and admissions are made to the courses as recognized/permitted by the Medical Council of India/Himachal Pradesh University strictly in accordance with the conditions laid down by the MCI and the State Government.MBBS
Himachal Pradesh Medical College, Shimla, now known as Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla with its changed name incorporated vide Himachal Pradesh Govt. Notification No. HFW (Cha) 4-3/84, dated 7.11.1984 started functioning in August, 1966 in the old Snowdon Hospital building with 50 admissions. Subsequently, the admission capacity was increased to 65 in the year 1978. Presently, the admission capacity has been increase 65 to 100.
The Himachal Pradesh University conducts a Combined Pre-Medical Entrance Test on behalf of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (Department of medical Education & Research) in terms of the provisions of Ordinance 14.1 & 14.B(1) (a) of the First Ordinances of H.P. University and other related rules and regulations framed for the same by the Government of Himachal Pradesh for admission of MBBS curses in Govt. Medical Colleges (State and management Quota) located in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur Degree Programs :
- DIPLOMA IN GYAENCOLOGY OBSTETRICS
- DIPLOMA IN OTHOLERINGOLOGY
- DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
- DIPLOMA IN RADIODIAGNOSIS
- DIPLOMA IN OPHTTHALMOLOGY
- Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology