Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) proffers courses in medical science. The institute was established on 19th November 1983, as an autonomous organisation on the pattern of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The objective was to provide super specialty medical facilities in Bihar. On 27th January 1983 Cabinet approved the completion of this massive project in 4 phases within a span of six (6) years. According to the decision of State Government, 130.20 Acres of land was transferred to IGIMS. Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna was setup with anobjective to provide the best medicare facilities to the peoples in and around Bihar.