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. 2,337number of under- graduates have passed out from this Medical College till 2005.
The post Graduate courses were started in 16 disciplines in the year 1981. So far 462 post graduates and 231in diploma courses have passed out from IGMC till March 2006. More PG courses have been added from the session 2002-2005 in the specialties of Radiotherapy (Oncology) and Skin and VD.
Total number of PG Degree seats are 39 and 18 are in diploma courses. 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 Centre by the Govt. of India, thus providing much needed comprehensive cancer care to the cancer patient. Essential periodical upgradation of facilities for investigations and treatment have been going on regularly and in the year 2005 facility of Open Heart Surgery has been made operationla and in 2006 MRI facility has been added.
SCHOLARSHIPS/PRIZES FOR MBBS STUDENTS * Scholarships sanctioned by the Himachal Pradesh Government. * Sri Tribhuvan Nath Bhatnagar Memorial Grant(Scholarship) The following stipends and merit scholarships are sanctioned by the Himachal Pradesh Government for students in the college:- 1.The students belonging to Antodaya Pariwar/IRDP are entitled for an annual financial assistance of worth Rs.5000/- and Rs.1200/- for hostlers on the production of Antodaya Pariwar Card/IRDP Certificate issued by the competent authority. 2.Two scholarships amounting to the Rs.400/-p.m. each for the hostler preferably belonging to Rural Area of Himachal Pradesh is awarded by R.S Amin Chand Memorial Trust, Ekantwan, Dhalli, Shimla 12 in MBBS course. 3.Two scholarships of Rs.25/- p.m. each to two Himachali students in order of merit based on the number of marks obtained in the entrance test will be awarded for one year or till the examination for 1st professional MBBS is held whichever is earlier. 4.Two Scholarships of Rs.25/- per month for 16 months to two students on the basis of merit at the result of the first Pr
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