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Applying for Fellowships at PGI Chandigarh, View Important dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application fee, Feeder qualifications, instructions here

Chandigarh: As Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh (PGI Chandigarh) has begun the admission process for fellowship courses, here is the important information pertaining to this admission season for the concerned candidates.

The admission test will be conducted through online computer-based test (CBT) to be held at different cities across country. Candidates who are vying for admission to PGIMER Fellowship courses for the January, 2020 session are requested to view the following information as uploaded on the official website of PGI mentioned below:




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What are the important dates?

Start of Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship online Application on PGI Website 06.11.2019
Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship (Jan 2020) application form
Computer Based Entrance Test for Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship courses 10.12.2019 at 09.00 A.M.
Expected date of declaration of result 16.12.2019 at 03.00 P.M.
Counselling for Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship courses at PGI,
23.12.2019 at 11.00 A.M.

Note* All the above mentioned date are tentative in nature and may be subjected to change due to certain circumstances with the prior notice on PGI website.


 Fee for all category: Rs. 1500/- + Transaction Charges as applicable.

All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees through online payment gateway available at Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship application portal w.e.f. 06.11.2019 to 27.11.2019.

MODE OF PAYMENT: Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking

All applicants are advised to read the Prospectus and Instructions carefully before starting online registration and ensure that no column is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for reconsideration will be entertained. Applicants are also advised to download and take a print of the Acknowledgement form. They should retain a copy of
Acknowledgement form till the completion of Admission Process.

Please visit regularly for latest notification/ announcement as well as any Addendum/Corrigendum/Latest updates etc. regarding the Entrance Test.


a. Admission to various Fellowship PGI/Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) conducted at the Institute is made twice a year. The sessions commence from first January and first July each year.

b. The Institute follows a Residency Service-cum-Training Scheme. Candidates admitted to Fellowship/ Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) is called Fellows.

c. The admission to the above courses of the Institute is made on merit on all India basis, by holding an entrance test by the Institute, after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English newspapers Employment News of India in the month of September/Oct for January session and March/April for July session.

Candidates can apply only for one subject in Fellowships PGI/ Post doctoral Fellowship PGI (PDF). The application of any candidate applying for more than one subject is liable to be rejected.


What is the eligibility criteria?

i) A candidate must have passed MD/MS from a University/ Institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI)

ii) Must have either completed, or due to complete, two years senior residency in the concerned department on or before 31st December/30th June for January and July session respectively.

iii) Must be registered with Central /State Medical Registration Council.

iv)  Must be within the prescribed age limit as on 1st January, 2020 as detail below:

General category 35 years
SC/ST candidates 40 years
OBC candidates 38 years
Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officer including ECO, SSCO who have rendered or released on satisfactory assignment. 40 years
Sponsored candidates from other State Governments No age limit

What are the Feeder Qualifications?

 The candidate should possess a following qualification indicated against each course listed below:



Name of Fellowships Qualification requirement
1 Glaucoma. MS (Ophthalmology) or its equivalent from an University/ Institute recognized by MCI and must have completed 02 years

Senior Residency on or before 31.12.2019.

2 Medical Parasitology MD (Microbiology) or its equivalent from a University/ Institute recognized by MCI and must have completed 02 years Senior

Residency on or before 31.12.2019.

3 PET Imaging, MD (Nuclear Medicine) or its equivalent from a University/ Institute recognized by MCI and must have completed 02 years Senior Residency on or before 31.12.2019.
4 Pediatric Orthopaedic MS (Orthopaedics) or its equivalent from a university/institute recognized by the MCI and must have completed 02 years

Senior Residency on or before 31.12.2019.

5 Cytopathology MD/DNB (Pathology) from a university/institute recognized by the MCI on or before 31.12.2019.
6 Renal and Pancreatic


MS (Surgery) or its equivalent from an University/ Institute recognized by MCI and must have completed 02 years Senior

Residency on or before 31.12.2019.

7 High Risk

Pregnancy & Perinatology

MS (Obst. & Gynaecology) or its equivalent from an University/

Institute recognized by MCI and must have completed 02 years Senior Residency on or before 31.12.2019.

8 Breast Surgery MS (Surgery) or its equivalent from an University/ Institute recognized by MCI and must have completed 02 years Senior

Residency on or before 31.12.2019.

Post doctoral fellowships
9 Paediatric Neurosurgery. M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) or its equivalent from an University/

Institute recognized by MCI and Must have completed their degree on or before 31.12.2019.

10 Pediatric
For General candidate:
DM (Cardiac Anaesthesia) or its equivalent from an
University/ Institute recognized by MCI.
For sponsored candidate:
Post M.D. Cardiac Anaesthesia.

Note : 1. The Fellowships are a desirable qualification and does not make it eligible for the job.

v) For Sponsored Candidates

The eligibility of Sponsored candidates will be the same as for candidates as mentioned above



A candidate applying for admission to Fellowship/ Post Doctoral Fellowship as a sponsored / deputed candidate is required to take the print out of the online application form and furnish the following certificates (as per format given in Annexure I & II) with his/her application through his/her employer/Sponsoring Authority for admission to the course.

(i) That the candidate concerned shall be employee of the deputing/ sponsoring authority and should have been working for three years (on or before 30th June/31st December for July & January session respectively).

(ii) That after getting training at PGIMER, Chandigarh, the candidate will be suitably employed by the deputing/sponsoring authority to work for at least five years in the specialty in which training is received by the candidate at the PGIMER.

(iii) That no financial implications, in the form of emoluments/ stipend etc. will devolve upon PGIMER, Chandigarh during the entire period of his/her course and such payment shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring authority.

Deputation / Sponsorship of any candidate by private hospitals, institutes or nursing homes are not accepted. The sponsoring authority should not nominate more than one candidate for a specialty. Sponsorship / deputation of candidates will be accepted only from the following:

(i) Central or State Government Departments/Institutions

(ii) Autonomous Bodies of the Central or State Government

(iii) Public sector colleges affiliated to universities and recognized by the MCI. In case of candidate deputed/ sponsored by the Government Medical College affiliated to Universities and recognized by Medical Council of India, deputation/sponsorship
certificate signed by the Principal of Medical College concerned only shall be accepted.


A candidate applying for admission as a Foreign National candidate is required to take the print out of online application form and furnish the relevant certificates required to route their application through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. All foreign nationals will have to take prior permission from the Medical Council of India before applying for postgraduate Courses in the Institute, as pertheir instructions issued vide office no. MCI-202(1)(Gen)Regn 2010/45277 dated 9-12-2010. An advance copy must be submitted at PGIMER, Chandigarh before the last date of receipt of applications. However, applications of such candidates will be processed after receipt of the same through diplomatic channels. These candidates are also required to appear in the entrance test along with other candidates. A separate merit list for these candidates will be prepared within their own group.

Selection of candidates will be made on merit based on their performance in the entrance test. In the event of selection, the candidates have to apply for temporary registration with the Medical Council of India for the duration of postgraduate study.

Seats distribution

The tentative number of seats available in each specialty for the January, 2020 session is given below. However the number of seats may vary. Variation in seats if any will be updated and displayed before the first counselling.



FELLOWSHIPS No of seats  


Gen Spon FN
1 Glaucoma, Deptt. Ophthalmology. 2 2
2 Medical Parasitology, Deptt. of Med. Parasitology. 1 1
3 PET Imaging, Department of Nuclear Medicine. 1 1 2
4 Pediatric Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedics. 1 1 2
5 Cytopathology, Department of Cytology & Gynae. Pathology. 1 1 2
6 Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation, Department Renal

Transplant Surgery.

1 1 2
7 High Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology, Department of Obstt. &


1 1 2
8 Breast Surgery, Department of General Surgery. 1 1 2
9 Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery. 1 1
10 Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia. 1 1 2



The Entrance Examination shall be conducted through a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Entrance Test shall be held on Tuesday, the 10th December, 2019 and duration shall be 01 hours (one hours / 60 minutes) for Fellowship/Post doctoral Fellowship courses.

The Online (CBT) Entrance Test will be conducted in one shift: Timing – 9.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. The entrance examination, to be conducted at Chandigarh (tricity).

Selection of candidate for Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship PGI courses will be made on merit based on their performance in the theory examination. The theory examination will consist of a paper with two parts (Part1- General, and Part2- Specialty), each with 30 marks.

Candidates (both general and sponsored/deputed) who score at least 50% marks will qualify for a final interview with the Selection Committee/ Counselling Committee.

Part 1 will consist of 30 multiple choice questions of MD/MS/DM/M.Ch level, each with four options and a single most appropriate response. Part 2 of the paper will consist of 30 multiple choice questions related to Fellowship/Post doctoral Fellowship, each with four options and single correct response. Total duration of the theory examination is 60 minutes. Each question correctly answered in Part I & Part II will be awarded one mark, with 0.25
negative marking for wrong answers.


If two or more candidates obtain equal percentile scores, then inter-se merit for selection shall be determined on the following basis:

(i) A candidate who has made more attempts in passing examination would rank junior to a candidate who has made lesser attempts.

(ii) If the attempts made in passing examination or also the same, then a candidate who has obtained higher marks in the MBBS examination will rank senior to a candidate who has obtained lesser marks.

(iii) If the attempts made in passing the said examination and the marks obtained in the examination are also the same, then a candidate senior in age will rank senior to the candidate junior in age.


A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in this theory examination and after resolving ties given in the above paragraph. Separate merit list will be prepared for each subject and for each category (i.e. General and Sponsored/Deputed).

1 Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT) / Online
2 Duration of Examination 01 hours (One hour/ 60 minutes)
3 Date of Examination Tuesday, the 10th December, 2019
4 Number of Shifts 01 (One)
5 Timing of Examination 9.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.
6 Location of Examination Centres Chandigarh (tricity).
7 Language of Paper English
8 Type of Examination Objective Type
9 Number of Questions One paper of 60 MCQ (Sixty)
10 Marking Scheme Please see the concerned sections for details
11 Method of Cut-Off
12 Method of determining merit
13 Method of resolving ties


The final allocation of seats will be done after a personal interview by the Selection Committee appointed by the Institute. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be three times the total number of seats to be filled in each category, provided the candidates fulfill the cutoff marks mentioned before. The selection will be finalized only after the candidates are interviewed by the Selection Committee. Interview with the Selection Committee is mandatory, but does not carry any marks. A candidate who is absent at the time of interview will not be considered for admission/waiting list. In case any selected candidate fails to join by July 1st, the next candidate will be offered the seat as per the waiting list. The selection will be strictly in order of merits lists prepared after the theory and practical examinations. No TA/DA shall be paid to candidates for attending this interview.


The following dues are payable to the Institute, by the candidates admitted to the Fellowship/Post doctoral Fellowship courses:

a) Registration Fee : Rs. 500/-

b) Tuition Fee : Rs. 500/- per annum

c) Laboratory Fee : Rs. 900/- per annum

d) Amalgamated Fund : Rs. 720/- per annum

e) Security : Rs. 1000/- (refundable only after completion of course)

f) Hostel Security : Rs. 5000/- (refundable) to be deposited with the Hostel Warden if hostel accommodation is allotted

The first installment of fees for six months is required to be paid immediately after selection. The balance is recovered in monthly instalments from those receiving emoluments from the Institute. Others are required to pay their dues half yearly in advance.

(i) Fees and other charges once paid shall not be refunded in any case, including that of a candidate leaving the Institute before the completion of his/her term or not joining the institute for any reason.

(ii) The dues must be paid by the prescribed date. For late payment, a fine @ Rs.5/- per day will be charged, upto a maximum of 15 days. After 15 days the name of the nonpaying candidate shall be struck off from the rolls of the institute. For re-admission, if otherwise eligible, a sum of Rs.500/- will be charged as re-registration fee in
addition to the fine. Such a candidate will have to repeat the period of his/her training for which he/she remains off the rolls.

(iii) Security will be released only after the receipt of the “No Dues Certificate” on completion of the duration of course. No security will be released to those candidates who do not join or discontinue the course midway.


The Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship course has duration of one academic year. During this period, the Fellow / Post doctoral Fellow except Sponsored candidates are entitled to emoluments as prescribed by the Government of India. At present, this translates to basic pay of Rs.71800/- in the pay matrix (Level-11) as per 7th CPC plus other allowances as applicable.

How to apply?


a) Candidate should fill in the Online Application with utmost care and follow the instructions and help manual as given on the index page. Candidate should fill in the Online Application form correctly. Incorrect filled form may leads to rejection.

b) A candidate seeking admission to the Entrance Examination is required to submit his/her application in the prescribed format available online with the Prospectus on

c) The cost of Application Form includes the fee for entrance examination which is nonrefundable and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The candidate is required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all
requirements with regard to filling of the online application form.

d) Online Registration:

i) After selecting the online registration, fill the mandatory details asked for and deposit the prescribed fee through debit/credit card/Net Banking. After submitting fees filled required information step by step. Follow the Instructions carefully.

ii) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct details are filled in the Registration Slip. The Institute will not be responsible for any incorrect information/cancellation of candidature/loss or lack of communication etc. due to wrong filled online Application form.

iii) No candidate should register more than one application.

iv) All applicants are required to ensure that Photo/Signature is uploaded according to the instructions provided in the Prospectus. Failure to do so may result in rejection of applications.

v) Duplicate applications from any applicant will result in cancellation of all such applications. No intimation regarding such summary rejections will be provided.


i) Acknowledgement of successful Online Registration will be forwarded to applicant‘s Registered Email ID. The Registration Form will remain Under Review regarding uploaded images and eligibility.

ii) Admit Card for Accepted Registration Form will only be uploaded on the website. If the status of Registration Form or Admit Card is not available on website, he/she should immediately write an email to the Registrar, PGIMER on along with full particulars of the Registration Form.


The candidates must upload their self attested/attested copies of certificates/documents in support of their educational qualifications, marks, date of birth, category, experience etc. If a candidate fails to upload self attested copies of the requisite documents as above, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to participate in subsequent stages of selection/admission process.

For Sponsored Candidates and Foreign nationals.

1) Sponsorship Certificate (in the case of sponsored candidate) in the format prescribed in the Prospectus, duly completed and signed by the competent authority.

2) NOC from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in case of Foreign National.


 Sponsored/Foreign national category candidates should send the above documents in a separate envelope to the Training Branch, PGIMER, Chandigarh, indicating their Registration No. on the top of the envelope and on the documents followed by the name of course/discipline applied for.

 In case of non-receipt of the nominations/clearance/no objection from the concerned Ministry by due date, their candidature will not be considered.

 Candidates belonging to Sponsored Category are required to submit their NOC & Sponsorship Certificate in original from their Competent Authority and presently employed candidates are required to submit their NOC from Employer (as per format given in Annexure-VII).

For more details, keep visiting the original website of PGIMER which is given below:


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