Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

  • India
Name of the College Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
Also Known As IGMC Shimla
Year Of Establishment 1966
Location (State/City) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
College Type Government
Affiliated With Himachal Pradesh University
Approved By NMC
Course Offered MBBS, MD, MS
Total Intake 120
Official Website
Address Indira Gandhi Medical College, Ridge Sanjauli Road, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla 171001 (Himachal Pradesh) Shimla
Contact Details 0177-2804251, 2800149, 2805502, 2651854-59, 0177-2658339,

About Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Himachal Pradesh Medical College at Shimla (HPMC) established in the year 1966 with admissions of 50 students in the first batch. Indira Gandhi Medical College 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 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 renamed Indira Gandhi Medical College (now popularly known as IGMC in abbreviated form) in 1984. Admission facility increased to 65 in the year 1978. Now MBBS seats increased from 65 to 100. 2794 number of MBBS students have passed out from this Medical College till 2014. The post Graduate courses started in 16 disciplines in the year 1981.

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Now these are increased 16 to 20 disciplines. So far 923 postgraduates and 377 in diploma students 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 96. DNB in Cardiology and MCH in CTVS have been started by IGMC. 187 B.Sc Paramedical students have passed out till 2014. Now PG courses in the disciplines of Psychiatry and Pulmonary Medicine have been started. 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 Centre 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. Second Cobalt Unit & 64 slice MDCT are also operational.

Department / Specialities in Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

  • Anaesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Dermatology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • OBG
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Oto-rhino-Laryngology
  • Pathology
  • Paediatric
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Radio-therapy

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Facilities / Infrastructure in Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

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Lecture Hall

Skill Lab



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Affiliated Hospitals for Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital Shimla

The hospitals attached to IGMC have total bed strength of 872. Expansion plans are going on despite the constraint of land in hilly terrain of Shimla. OPD including super specialities in IGMC are fully operational and now the patients has better sitting place in sanitized environment.

The Kamla Nehru Hospital has now named as State Hospital for women and Children providing facilities in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Neonatology. New indoor block in main complex has been completed and a separate examination hall also provided. The hostel facility provided and rooms have been allotted to students at Blessington and more blocks going to add in very near future.

The college have the facilities of “Open Heart Surgery” for the benefit the poor patients requiring this facility, thus saving money and time. The state-of-the-art MRI facility is also available. This college is also imparting training to Nurses, Radiographers, O.T. Asst., Para Medical Ophthalmic Assistants and Laboratory Technicians. Indira Gandhi Medical college is one of the few colleges in India to have fibre optic endoscopy and C.T. Scan equipment. Closed heart surgery including pace maker (insertion is also available).

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Eligibility & Admission Process for Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Eligibility MBBS

– Pass with minimum 50 % marks in Intermediate (Bi.P.C)

– Must Qualify in NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test)

Admission Process

Admission to the MBBS programme is based on candidates’ performance in NEET. Once the NEET results are declared, then the eligible candidates are called for counselling process.