Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Government Medical College and Hospital, a medical school and a tertiary care hospital is located in Chandigarh, India. The medical school is administered by Panjab University. It was established in 1991 and has a 36 acres (15 ha) campus located in Sector 32, Chandigarh.

Government Medical College & Hospital
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DirectorDr Jasbinder Kaur Saini[1]
Location, ,
30°42′32″N 76°46′52″E / 30.709°N 76.781°E / 30.709; 76.781Coordinates: 30°42′32″N 76°46′52″E / 30.709°N 76.781°E / 30.709; 76.781


The Medical College has an intake of 150 students[2] towards the MBBS degree. It also offers Post-Graduate courses (M.Phil./MD/MS) in several medical and surgical subjects.


The Government Medical College, Chandigarh was started in the year 1991 in Prayaas building, Sector 38 as an attempt to establish a centre of undergraduate excellence to support the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. The foundation stone was laid by the erstwhile Prime Minister of India, Chandra Shekhar on 20 January 1991 on land allotted by the Chandigarh Administration. Construction for this College and Hospital started in 1991 itself.


The 36 acres (15 ha) campus is housed in Sector 32 and has 5 blocks of hospital and a dedicated building for the college.[when?]


GMCH is headed by a Director-Principal Jagjit Singh Chopra, a Padma Bhushan awardee, who served as the founder director-principal.[citation needed] The incumbent Director-Principal is Prof B S Chavan and he is assisted by Prof Ravi Gupta, the Medical Superintendent.[citation needed]


University and college rankings
Medical – India
Outlook India (2019)[3]17

The college was ranked 17th among medical colleges in India in 2019 by Outlook India.[3]

Student Life

The college organises intercollege cultural cum sports fest “Euphoria “ , one of the biggest medical college fests in northern India


  1. ^ "Director". Government Medical College and Hospital. Archived from the original on 12 May 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  2. ^ GMCCOSA Home Page
  3. ^ a b "Outlook Ranking: India's Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2019 Outlook India Magazine". Retrieved 22 January 2020.

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