16th January 1957, the hospital came to
be known as The Institute of Post Graduate
Medical Education & Research (IPGMER).
The institute was inaugurated by Pandit
Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister
of India, on 16th January, 1957. Since then
the institute is best known as a Medical
Learning Center of Excellence and a Specialty
Hospital, with the following objectives :
- To foster spirit of research in fundamental and applied problems in medicine and also to train young post graduates in the spirit and methodology of research.
organize postgraduate teaching in different
branches of medicine in integrated manner
and to groom suitable candidates for
postgraduate degrees and diplomas.
encourage the development of different
medical specialties in coordinated way
and to offer facilities for practical
and advanced training as specialized
- To train medical graduates to become the future teachers and research workers.
arrange refresher courses for medical
practitioners and for service personnel.
establish a forum for the continued
progress in all branches of medical
sciences by coordinating the resources
available in various hospitals and institutions
in the state of West Bengal and also
for providing additional facilities
for research in various institutions.
another feather added to the hat of the
institution when Medical Council of India
(MCI) granted natural extension of the Institute's
Courses Curriculum with the introduction
of Graduate Medical Education on 1st August
the institution is best known for study
of undergraduate and post graduate level
medical course, specialist medical degrees
and diplomas, para medical courses and is
known as the Bethlehem of advanced medical
research. IPGMER is on its way to have autonomy
in medical education and with that, the
institute will have more action areas in
medical research and advancement. The institute
is celebrating its golden jubilee in this
year - 2007. The Hospital too has its own
glory. This year SSKM Hospital is celebrating