Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (or PGIMER) is a medical and research institution. Located in Chandigarh, India, it has educational, medical research and training facilities for its students.
The founders of the institute are Prof. Tulsi Das, Prof. Santokh Singh Anand, Prof. PN Chuttani, Prof. BN Aikat, Prof. Sant Ram Dhall and Prof. Bala Krishna. The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research was conceived and planned in 1960 to create in Chandigarh an “ISLAND OF EXCELLENCE” providing physical and intellectual milieu for young scientists working in multiple disciplines of medicine, to advance the frontiers of knowledge to render humane service to sick and suffering and to train medical and paramedical manpower. The Institute was established in 1962 under the erstwhile state of Punjab. It was declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament (Sr. No. 51 of 1966) w.e.f. 1 st April, 1967.