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About Resource Centre

About  Resource Centre

In the current scenario, we do-not have any platform in India from where we can fetch all the information related to tobacco control activities. The existing information on tobacco control, though highly valuable, is lying scattered at different sources, which needs to be channelized and arranged in a systematic fashion at a particular place. Secondly, few best practices and innovations in the area of tobacco control goes unnoticed as it is not being updated regularly at various websites at state/national level. In similar lines, the orders and notifications at different administrative levels are not being organized, thus the program managers are not able to access them for facilitation of tobacco control program at their state level. The next issue is about the misleading facts on tobacco control which exists on various web engines. In addition, the budding aspirants (researchers and academicians) in tobacco control do not find a stage where they find opportunities in the area, or orient themselves in tobacco control.
This resource centre is intended to provide a one-stop solution to all these existing challenges. This virtual centre will help in providing all the relevant information under one roof. Besides, it will regularly update the evidences and facts which will solve the current issues of information-gap and facilitate program managers in seeking correct, reliable, updated and contextual data and statistics in tobacco control. Further, the resource centre can also be effectively utilized by program implementers, academicians, researchers and other stakeholders forcapacity building. In this way, this RC will catalyze the chain of TC activities at different fora. It will provide momentum to establishment of country coordination mechanisms and collaborations with other regional tobacco control organizations to advocate for harmonized tobacco control initiatives and thus strengthening of tobacco control partnerships. This is a promising beginning to have a significant impact on the tobacco control landscape in India.


The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine. The Institute is involved in research for the rural and community related public health problems. There has been a steady progress in developing new research methods and strategies for the benefit of patients. Every year nearly 400 research articles are published by the institute in national and international journals. A number of departments have been designated as research centres by WHO and various national agencies.

Our Vision

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh was mandated to:
1. Provide high quality Patient care.
2. Attain Self-Sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and to meet the country’s need for highly qualified medical teachers in all medical and surgical disciplines.
3. Provide Educational facilities for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity.
4. Undertake Basic Community based research.

Our Mission

The PGIMER owes its inception to the vision of late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister of Punjab and the distinguished medical educationists of the then combined state of Punjab, supported by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.
The mission of PGI is engraved in its logo which reads

meaning “Service to the Community, Care of the Needy and Research for the Good of all”.

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