Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Kolkata (IPMER, Kolkata) is a national research institute in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The institute was founded in 1957. Currently, the institute is affiliated with the West Bengal University of Health Sciences in Kolkata.
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (IPGME&R) was established with the mission of providing postgraduate training in clinical disciplines. On January 16, 1957, the institute was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s then-Prime Minister. Since then, January 16 has been designated as the institute’s Foundation Day.
It is located in the heart of Kolkata, near the Race Course Ground and the Victoria Memorial Hall, and is surrounded by cultural and historical landmarks such as the Nandan complex, Rabindra Sadan, Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, the Red Road, and the Indian Museum. It faces Kolkata’s Maidan, a popular location for political rallies in the city.
The location contributed to the two institutes’ collaborative teaching and research culture. For a long time, IPGME&R was primarily a superspecialty referral hospital and postgraduate medical institute. Over time, new landmark sections were added, such as the Respiratory Care Unit, the Bangur Institute of Neuroscience, the Institute of Psychiatry (pre-independence India already had a mental hospital), and the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.
On the same campus, but under separate administration, a nursing school and a nursing college were established. Toward the end of the millennium, efforts were made to begin undergraduate (MBBS) training at the institute. These efforts bore fruit, and on August 1, 2004, the Medical Council of India formally approved the undergraduate section of IPGME&R to begin operations with 100 MBBS seats.
Let us take a summarize facts about Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
|Name of Institute||Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata|
|Popular Name||IPGMER Kolkata|
|Year of Establishment||1957|
|Affiliated to||West Bengal University of Health Sciences Kolkata|
|Approved by||National Medical Commission (NMC)|
|Hostel Facilities||Yes (Male and Female)|
|Entrance Exam||NEET UG/ PG/ SS Exam|
|Course||MBBS, MD, MS, DM, M.Ch, Diploma|
|Category||Medical Colleges in West Bengal|
|Contact||Address: O/o Director, IPGME&R, Kolkata 4th floor, Academic Building 244 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 020|
Admission Helpline Number : 9667542500
Affiliation and Recognition
Affiliated with: West Bengal University of Health Sciences Kolkata
Approved by: National Medical Commission (NMC).
Aid Status: Government
IPGMER, Kolkata offers Medical course as:
|MBBS||4 .6 years + 1 year compulsory internships||200|
|Course (3 Years Duration)||Intake|
|MD – Anaesthesiology||18|
|MD/MS – Obstetrics & Gynaecology||16|
|MS – Orthopaedics||15|
|MD – Radio Diagnosis/Radiology||12|
|MD/MS – Anatomy||5|
|MD – Microbiology||6|
|MD – Bio-Chemistry||7|
|MD – Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy||5|
|MD – General Medicine||15|
|MD – Pathology||20|
|MD – Pharmacology||6|
|MD – Physiology||5|
|MD – Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine||5|
|MS – ENT||8|
|MS – General Surgery||19|
|MD – Radiotherapy/ Radiation Oncology||10|
|MD – Psychiatry||10|
|MD – Emergency Medicine||3|
|MD/MS – Ophthalmology||3|
|MD – Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine||4|
|MD – Paediatrics||9|
|Course (2 Years Diploma)||Seats|
|Diploma in Critical Care Technology||30|
|Diploma in Cath Lab (Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory) Technique||10|
|Diploma in Diabetes Care Technology||6|
|Diploma in Dialysis Technique||30|
|Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology||30|
|Diploma in Neuro-electro-physiology||12|
|Diploma in Optometry with Ophthalmic Technique||10|
|Diploma in Operation Theater Technology||20|
|Diploma in Perfusion Technology||10|
|Diploma in Radiography (Diagnostic)||35|
|Diploma in Radiotherapeutic Technology||6|
|Diploma in Electrocardiographic Technique||4|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Medicine||10|
|Post Graduate Diploma in ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)||4|
|Course (3 Years Duration)||Total seats|
|DM Cardiac Anesthesiology||2|
|DM Critical Care Medicine||2|
|DM Gastroenterology (Medical)||S|
|DM Neurology (Neuromedicine)||7|
|MCh Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery||6|
|MCh Gastrointestinal Surgery||1|
|MCh Pediatric Surgery||2|
|MCh Plastic Surgery||6|
a) Age: The candidate must be 17 years old on or before December 31st of the year of admission.
b) Qualifying exam: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English individually with a minimum of 50% marks (40 percent for SC/ST and 45 percent for OBC Category) taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
c) Entrance Test: NEET-U.G. (NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST). Admission will be granted based on the results of the entrance examination.
Admission Criteria: All seats are assigned based on the results of the PG-NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST. (PG-NEET)
The candidate must have completed an MBBS from a medical college affiliated with the University of Delhi, and completion of internship (12 months) on or before March 31st.
For general category candidates, a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET-PG is required, while for reserved category candidates, a minimum of 40 percentile is required.
MD/MS degree completion & NEET SS Exam taken.
Candidates for admission must fulfill all of the eligibility requirements outlined in the admission rules.
Admission to this institute is based entirely on merit and is determined by national-level competitive examinations. Previously, undergraduate admission was through WBJEE and AIPMT. NEET has been the sole entrance test for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
All India quota accounts for 15% of undergraduate seats, while state quota accounts for 85% of undergraduate seats.
Half of postgraduate seats are filled through all India quotas, with the remainder filled through state quotas.
As for UG courses, NEET-UG is an entrance exam that students must pass in order to be admitted to this college for MBBS.
For PG courses on the other hand, in order to be admitted to the MD, MS Courses at this College, students must first pass the NEET PG.
For SS courses, If student want to study DM/ M. Ch course at this College, they must take the NEET SS entrance exam.
For UG – MBBS: Candidates can use their NEET UG Medical Scorecard to apply to colleges for UG admission.
- Candidates must apply for and take the NEET UG entrance exam, which is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
- Students must go to the Health and Family Welfare Department’s official website and fill out the application form.
- Print the application form and fill out all of the required information.
- Submit the completed application form, along with the DD for the application fee and the required documents, to the Health and Family Welfare Department’s office.
For PG – MD/MS: Candidates seeking admission to MD/MS can apply to the college using their NEET MD/MS Medical Scorecard.
Admission to the post graduate courses is through NEET-PG conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
- Students must sign up for NEET PG registration.
- The applicants must then create a login profile and fill out all of the required personal and educational information.
- Students must provide a valid contact information, a signature, and copies of their photographs.
- The students must then select a test slot and schedule that works best for them.
- Finally, they must pay the applicable application fee online based on their category.
For Super Speciality Courses – DM/ M.Ch:
- Candidates must register for and take the NEET SS exam.
- The authorities will create a merit list to shortlist candidates.
- Moreover, the applicants must participate in the counseling sessions in person.
- The final admission decision will be made in light of the students’ final grades, participation in the counseling process, seat selection, documentation, and fee payment.
Given here is the fee structure of MBBS course at Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
Given here is the fee structure of PG courses at Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
Last Year’s Opening and Closing Rank
|Course||Category||Opening All India rank||Closing All India rank|
|MD Emergency Medicine||General||2941||13087|
|MD General Medicine||General||189||256|
|MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||General||8777||10446|
|MD TB and Respiratory Diseases||General||2066||2941|
|MS General Surgery||General||1||639|
|MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology||General||709||13417|
NEET Counseling process
West Bengal Main Computerized Counseling will release the prospectus and schedule for MBBS state quota admission after the NEET 2023 results are released. Its website address is https://wbmcc.nic.in, and an online application form must be completed on the website. This allows for online first phase counseling, online second phase counseling, and offline mop up round counseling. Online counseling fees for the UR category are Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 1500/- for the SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PWD/EWS categories.
The first phase’s seat allocation is done online. If they acquire a seat allotment in the first round after filling out the form, they must go to college and enrol. It is possible to upgrade after taking admission on the first round’s allotted seat. To upgrade it, they must express their readiness to participate in the second round of admission.
Fresh registration is allowed a fresh in the second round. In this case, the first-round seat can also be upgraded. Seat allocation is also done online in the second round. In the second round, all registered candidates will have to make a new selection. If a candidate joined the seat in the second round of MCC, they is ineligible to compete in the third round. If they do not receive a seat allotment in this round, they will have to wait until the Mop Up round.
Mop up round
Candidates who did not register in the first and second rounds may register again in this round. Whoever’s candidate did not get a seat in the first or second round is eligible for this. If a candidate’s seat was not upgraded in the second round and they expressed a wish to participate in the Mop up round at the time of first round admission, they are eligible to participate in the Candidate Mop up round. If a candidate’s seat was upgraded in the second round and they expressed a wish to participate in the mop up round at the time of second round admission, they are eligible to participate in the candidate mop up round. Candidates who received a fresh allotment in the second round and expressed a willingness to participate in the Mop up round at the time of second round admission are eligible to participate in the Candidate Mop up round. Non-reported and seat surrendered candidates are ineligible to compete in the mop up round.
Stray Vacancy round
This round is held to fill vacant seats at private medical and dental colleges, with seats filled by the Concerned College. If candidate did not register for this college round the first time, they can do so now. On the day of counseling, the candidate must appear at any one college with College Fees, Bond Original Documents.
These documents must be sent/submitted in person to the college office, and the originals must be brought to the college along with the prescribed tuition fees for final approval for admission process.
For State Quota
- Acknowledgement slip generated online after successful enrollment in pre- counseling.
- Domicile certificate (al, a2, b) or domicile certificate from e-district website
- Voter card/Aadhar card/Passport of parent/s in case of domicile certificate of parent is given showing addresses West Bengal (any 2 of the three ID cards)
- Caste certificate as applicable. ( issued in the State of West Bengal)
- NEET UG 2022 admit card.
- NEET UG 2022 Rank card.
- PwD certificate issued from IPGMER Kolkata as applicable
- Payment of counseling fees proof (generated online).
- Class 10+2 mark sheet for verification of marks and 10+2 certificate
- Medical Certificate ( from Registered Allopathic Medical Practitioner) .
- Provisional allotment letter generated from www.wbmcc.nic.in website by allotted candidate.
For Management Quota
- Acknowledgement slip generated online after successful enrollment in precounseling.
- NEET UG 2022admit card.
- NEET UG 2022 Rank card.
- Payment of counseling fees proof (generated online)
- Class 10+2 mark sheet for verification of marks and 10+2 certificate
- Medical Certificate ( from Registered Allopathic Medical Practitioner)
- Provisional allotment letter generated from www.wbmcc.nic.in website by allotted candidate
- 10th Passing Certificate/Birth Certificate
- 12th Mark Sheet
- Statement of Mark Sheet of I, II, III MBBS Examination
- MBBS Degree / Passing Certificate
- Medical Registration Certificate.
- Internship Completion Certificate.
- Photo identity proof in the form of Certificate with an attested photo from Head of Institution last studied/Copy of Passport/Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Driving License (Self-attested photocopy after verifying with the original documents).
- Copy of: Birth Certificate for proof of age (if the date of birth not given in the HSC mark sheet/ certificate).
- NEET Score Card.
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Copy of Online Counseling Registration Certificate
- Sponsorship Certificate from State Govt. If applicable.
- Passport size Photographs 8 copies.
|1.||Checklist of documents being submitted duly filled-in and signed. Documents submitted must tally with this checklist.|
|2.||College Admission Form duly filled in and signed.|
|3.||NEET-SS Seat Allotment Letter.|
|4.||NEET-SS Rank Card.|
|5.||NEET-PG Admit Card.|
|6.||MD/MS Degree Certificate or Provisional MD/MS Degree Certificate.|
|7.||MD/MS Marksheet, if available.|
|8.||MBBS Degree Certificate, if MD/MS Marksheet NOT AVAILABLE.|
|9.||Permanent Registration certificate issued by Medical Council of India or a state Medical Council|
|10.||Date of birth proof (Birth Certificate or Secondary or Higher Secondary examination admit card / marksheet issued by a recognized Board or Council stating date of birth)|
|11.||Photo ID proof (Passport / Voter ID card / AADHAR Card / PAN card / Driving licence)|
|12.||Premature discontinuation bond on non-judicial stamp paper (not less than Rs. 50/-), duly filled in, signed and notarized.|
|13*.||Service to state government bond on non-judicial stamp paper (not less than Rs. 50/-), duly filled in, signed and notarized.|
|14*.||NOC from present employer, if applicable. Appropriate documents from candidates in West Bengal Government service.|
|15.||Proof of online fee payment.|
|16.||Fee payment declaration filled in and signed by candidate.|
|17.||Recent color passport size photo – 4 copies.|
- Library (Separate Section-UG & PG)
- Blood bank
- Operation Theatre
- Lecture Theatre
- Emergency building
Hospital of Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
In 1707, the first hospital in Calcutta was established on the grounds of the Old Fort at Gerstein Place. The Fort William Council built this hospital. Originally built for Europeans until 1770, this hospital was then known as the Presidency Hospital, after the Presidency of Calcutta and due to its proximity to the Presidency Jail of Calcutta.
The hospital was given a new name in 1954, Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital, in honour of one of the prominent members of the Marwari community who generously donated to the hospital’s urgently needed expansion. Although the hospital is still known as a PG hospital to the vast majority of Kolkata residents, the name SSKM Hospital began to be used in official circles.
P.G. Hospital was the first Post Graduate Medical Institute in Eastern India in 1957, when it was renamed The Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER). On January 16, 1957, it was inaugurated by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s then Prime Minister.
The hospital and institute both celebrated their Golden Jubilees in 2007 as well as their tercentenaries. Today, new clinical sections and research labs are being added to the hospital and institute that work together.
To redistribute the growing patient load, plans exist to merge additional hospitals and relocate sections to different locations.
A brand-new academic building is being built. Despite all of this activity, the IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital’s mission and vision remain the same, and they are to serve as a referral hospital and institute for all of Bengal and Eastern India.
Give qualified aspirants access to basic medical education with the intention of creating capable, self-assured, and moral doctors receptive to community and national needs.
Give training to qualified candidates in paramedical fields so they can work to the highest standards in collaboration with doctors to relieve discomfort and suffering.
Create an integrated structure for postgraduate education across all areas of medicine. Provide medical professionals and service personnel with refresher courses.
Encourage research on basic and applied medical issues, and instruct recent graduates and postdocs in the principles and practices of conducting research.
Encourage the coordinated growth of various medical specialities and provide resources for advanced training that is both practical and theoretical.
After MBBS, they can pursue PG degrees like an MD or MS, a DNB diploma, etc. Candidates can also choose non-clinical options like instructing undergraduate students. Being a doctor requires a lot of courage, but it’s worthwhile.
About 75% of students apply for admission to this college. Students who complete internships often land a good job in one of many renowned hospitals. They are devoted to providing patients with high-tech medical tools and their shrewd expertise.
Since IPGMER is a medical school, their placement is self – reliant of all authorities. They work for own-selves.
Ranking & Reputation
|Name of Institute||IPGMER Kolkata|
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research Kolkata
Address: O/o Director, IPGME&R, Kolkata 4th floor, Academic Building 244 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 020
Director: Prof (Dr.) Manimoy Bandopadhyay, MBBS, MS
What is the official website for Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research Kolkata?
How many seats are there for Medical aspirants at IPGMER?
There are 200 seats available for MBBS students at IPGMER .
What are the admission requirements for medical programmes in IPGMER?
Students must perform well on the NEET exam in order to be admitted to the IPGMER, Kolkata.
What is the ranking given to this College?
IPGMER ranked 21 in India’s medical section by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2022. With regard to all Indian medical colleges, universities, and research institutions, this is the highest ranking a West Bengali medical institute has ever attained.
What is the location of IPGMER, Kolkata?
The given address is of director of IPGMER, O/o Director, IPGME&R, Kolkata 4th floor, Academic Building 244 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 020
What is the eligibility criteria for PG Medical Course?
A candidate must have earned an MBBS degree from an institute recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to be eligible for NEET PG 2022. At the time of admission, such candidates must have an MBBS degree or a Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate.
What distinctions has this college earned?
On October 20, 2021, the West Bengal government designated the state as a “Centre of Excellence” for medical education and research. The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, led by Drs. Abhijit Chowdhury, Sukanta Ray, Somak Das, and Tuhin Subhra Mandal, performed a liver transplant with its own team of medical professionals in December 2021. The first fertility centre in a government hospital in West Bengal began operations at IPGMER on April 19, 2022. The leading centre for reproductive medicine welcomed outside patients.