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North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences

Region: Meghalaya Country: India

NEIGRIHMS is an Autonomous Institute established by Government of India in 1987 under the Meghalaya Registration of Societies Act 1983. The then Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi dedicated the Institute to the memory of Late Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister for her commitment to the welfare and affection for the people of North Eastern Region.

It has now been designed as a Postgraduate Medical Institute in the lineage of AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh. NEIGRIHMS has been the First and the only Postgraduate Medical Institute in the North Eastern Region and third in the country established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee declared NEIGRIHMS as a National Institute on 22nd January 2000 when he visited Shillong. NEIGRIHMS has also been included in the Prime Minister's Package for North East in March 1997. The total cost estimate of the Institute has been projected at Rs.422.60 crores. The progress and the development of the Institute have been keenly monitored by the PMO. The Action Plan of the Institute has been submitted to the PMO. The Planning Committee headed by the Secretary Health, Government of India, shall also monitor the Development of the Institute.

North Eastern Region has got a population of 38.49 millions (as per 2001 Census) in an area of more than 2.6 lakhs of square kilometers served by 386 hospitals with bed strength of 20620 (Ratio 1:1518, National 1:1412). The doctors' population Ratio in North East is deficient (e.g. Meghalaya 1:4758, National 1:2083). There is 50% overall deficiency in medical manpower and much more (60%) in total health sector. Compared with National norms there has been acute shortage of both health infrastructure and manpower in the Region.

Although there are four Medical Colleges in Assam and Manipur, it will be just sufficient to produce the required medical graduates. However, the Region is highly deficient in manpower in Specialties. NEIGRIHMS has been identified as the necessary fillip to make up the deficiency zone in Human Health Resources.

Aims and Objectives
NEIGRIHMS has been projected on a modular system on four pillars of Health Programmes.

Medical Education & Human Resource Development:

  • Center of Excellence for Medical Education to generate Health Manpower in Specialty, Super-specialty Medical Departments and Paramedics, Designed as a Postgraduate Medical Institute with 35 Postgraduate Departments on the line of PGIMER, Chandigarh and AIIMS, New Delhi, PG College of Nursing and Pharmacy shall be added to the Institute.
  • User Friendly Patient Care System with State-of-Art Technology:
  • As an Apex Referral Hospital with 500 beds, it will provide specialized Health Care to the people of North Eastern Region.
  • Central Research Organization with Primary and Advanced Research Facilities:
  • It shall look after the Regional needs and collaborate with other National and International agencies.
  • Health Consultancy Service in Regional and Central Health Schemes:
  • The Institute being the first of its kind of Post Graduate Health Institute in the Regional shall take up the responsibility of an Apex Co-ordination Center to guide the Health Policies of North Eastern Council and also to co-ordinate with the Central Government Plans and Programmes of health care. The Institute shall be co-coordinating with International Health Organizations like WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, etc.

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • DM in Cardiology
  • MD - Anaesthesiology
  • MD - Obst. & Gynaecology
  • MD - Microbiology
  • MD - Pathology


  • Bachelor Degree
  • B.Sc Nursing

Video Presentation

NEIGRIHMS MBBS Entrance Exam - Part 2

Contact Details

Address: North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences, East Khasi Hills, Kharmalki Road, Shillong - 793 012, Meghalaya



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