Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research commonly known as IPGMER is a government institute located in Kolkata, West Bengal. Inaugurated in the year 1957 by Jawaharlal Nehru, the institute is best known as medical leaning centre of excellence and as a super-speciality hospital. The campus is spread over an area of 34 acres and is located near Race Course ground and the Victoria Memorial Hall. It is currently the best medical college in West Bengal. The institute offers various undergraduate, post graduate and post doctoral level medical courses. Apart from these courses, it also offers special medical degrees, diplomas, para medical courses, nursing courses in UG, PG and at school level.

The Institute is ranked as second best medical colleges in the East zone of the country, as per India Today. [1] The admission at IPGMER is based on various entrance exams conducted at national as well as state level, such as NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET-SS, JENPAUH and West Bengal Post Graduation Nursing Admission Test (WBPGNAT), etc.

 Quick Facts

  • Located in Kolkata, IPGMER is the best medical college in West Bengal and second best in East India.
  • There is a placement record of 80% at the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
  • Apart from being an educational institute, there is a super-speciality hospital in the campus (SSKM), which in turn is one of the oldest hospitals in built in Kolkata.
  • The total fee for the MBBS course at IPGMER is INR 33,500.


  • Ranked 2nd best in East Zone by India Today.
  • Ranked 21st among Top 100 Medical Colleges in India by Embibe.
  • Ranked 17th among Medical College in India by The Week 2019.

 Course and Fees

The following table gives out a glimpse of what course the Institute offers along with the necessary details and fee structure –

Course Details Fee Structure
1. MBBS (UG) Duration: 1st Professional Course – 1 year2nd Professional Course – 1.5 years3rd Professional Course – 3.5 years Total – 6 years
Eligibility Criteria: The candidate shall passed 10+2 with relevant subjects from a recognized education board. They shall also have a valid scorecard of one of the accepted entrance exams.
Entrance Exam: NEET UG
Total Fee33,500 INR
2. MD (Doctor of Medicine) Duration: 3 Years
Specializations offered: Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Dermatology, General Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pediatrics Medicine, Pharmacology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radio diagnosis, Radiotherapy and Respiratory Medicine.
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate shall hold a valid MBBS or equivalent degree as specified by the Medical council of India (MCI) and a valid scorecard of accepted entrance exam.
Entrance Exam: NEET PG
Total Fee56,150 INR
3. MS (Master of Surgery) Duration: 3 Years
Specializations Offered: Anatomy, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Genecology, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and Orthopedics’
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate shall hold a valid MBBS or equivalent degree as specified by the Medical council of India (MCI) and a valid scorecard of accepted entrance exam.
Entrance Exam: NEET PG
Total Fee56,150 INR
4. MCh (Master of Chirugie) Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility Criteria: The candidate shall pursue this course after getting a MD / MS Post Graduate Degree or equivalent recognized qualifications in the respective subject.
Total Fee56,150 INR
5. BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) Duration: 4 years + 6 month internship
Eligibility Criteria: The candidate shall have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with science stream (PCMB)
Total Fee50,000 INR

NEET UG 2020 Cut Off (MBBS)

Category NEET Cut Off Percentile NEET 2020 Cut Off
General 50th 720-147
Genera PH 45th 146-129
OBC/SC/ST 40th 146-113
OBC/SC/ST – PH 40th 128-113


  • Being a government college, the institute allows various kinds of scholarship based on the internal marks of the financially challenged students.
  • The state government provides a scholarship of INR 24000 under the name AIKASHREE.
  • Various scholarship exams are conducted the institute throughout the year. A student in their second year can apply for such scholarship tests.


Ques. What facilities are available at the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research?

Ans. IPGMER also knowns as SSKM Hospital has the following facilities:

  1. Photo Copying Booth
  2. Library
  3. Milk Booth
  4. Water ATM
  5. Medicine Shop
  6. Post Office
  7. Hostel
  8. Canteen, etc

Ques. How is the hostel at IPGMER Kolkata?

Ans. The hostel at IPGMER is one of the best in Kolkata. It consists of two buildings for UG level boys. There is a 24×7 security along with CCTV cameras, no restrictions on coming and going out, is separated from the main campus hence keeping the patient crowd away and has a mess at the ground floor.

Ques. What is the annual fee for the hostel at IPGMER?

Ans. The hostel fee is INR 12 per month, making it INR 144 for a year. Hence, the annual fee for the hostel is very minimal.

Ques. Which is better IPGMER or Calcutta National Medical College?

Ans. As per the popular reviews by the alumni of the mentioned college, both the institute are at par excellence and have world class faculty and facilities. However, if student is a resident of Kolkata, they should consider the distance as one of the factors. If the student is outside of Kolkata, both the institute will be equally recommended to them.

Ques. Which is better for an MBBS, NRS or IPGMER?

Ans. For course like MBBS, IPGMER is better because of the following reasons – better ambience, more greenery and cleanliness, better academic records, top notch infrastructure, lesser hostel fee and the only super-specialty hospital established in the campus.

Ques. What is the minimum NEET UG score required to get into IPGMER?

Ans. A score of 480+ is recommended to get admission at IPGMER as below 480, it is nearly impossible to get enrolled into the institute.