Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling 2021(UPDATED)

Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling 2021(UPDATED)

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Registration, Seat Matrix, Counselling Process, and much more 

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in India. The state has several government and private medical colleges that have been imparting advanced postgraduate courses in almost every clinical and para- clinical specialisations through MD/MS with a duration of 3 years.

Currently the state of Himachal Pradesh has 2 govt. Medical colleges and 1 private medical college having a state deemed status. There are a total 299 MD/MS seats and 123 MDS seats. All admissions to the PG Courses shall be made on the basis of NEET-PG exam conducted by NBE, followed by the counselling conducted by DMER, Shimla.

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021 shall be conducted through Online Centralised Counselling on the basis of General Combined Merit List and as per the Seat Matrix and reservation roster. Aspirants can certainly visit at https://igmcshimla.edu.in for the latest updates.

NEET-PG 2021 results have been declared on 28th of Sep 2021, so Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling 2021 is likely to be commenced soon. The Directorate of Medical Education & Research i.e. DMER, Shimla is the sole competent authority established by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh to conduct HP NEET PG Counselling 2021.

Candidates who are seeking admission to the prestigious medical institutes in Himachal Pradesh for pursuing MD/MS/MDS can certainly visit https://hp.gov.in for more details and the latest updates.

NameHimachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021
Counselling AuthorityDMER, Shimla
Conducting AuthorityNBE, New Delhi
CoursesMD,MS & MDS
Govt. MD/MS Seats207
Private MD/MS Seats92
Total Seats299
Official Websitehttps://hp.gov.in 

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Counselling Process

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021 is a state Centralised Online Counselling Process. The sole authority to conduct online NEET PG Counselling 2021 is the Directorate of Medical Education & Research i.e. DMER, Shimla.

Candidates need to visit the official website at https://igmc.smartpad.in for registration on the basis of NEET PG Score 2021. Candidates can apply to MD/MS/PGD Courses in Government/Private medical colleges in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Admissions to the Medical/Dental/Ayush colleges of Himachal Pradesh are solely based on the NEET PG 2021 score. Only NEET 2021 qualified candidates can participate in the Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021. Details are being shared in the article below.


  • Candidates have to register on the website i.e. https://igmc.smartpad.in and submit the counselling fee which is Rs. 1000/1500 through Internet banking or any online mode.
  • DMER, Shimla will publish the Himachal Pradesh NEET PG 2021 Seat Allotment list for the qualified candidate as per the secured marks and required percentile. Selected candidates will be allowed to participate in further events of Counselling.

Choice Filling:

  • Candidates need to fill in Online choices at the https://igmc.smartpad.in website by using their registration number and Transaction Id generated at the time of registration.
  • Candidates have to fill their choices of colleges as per their priority. They can fill choices as many as they wish.

Allotment Result:

  • Candidates can check the seat allotment status from the DMER, Shimla at https://igmc.smartpad.in
  • Candidates are advised to download their allotment letter which needs to be produced at the time of reporting to the allotted college.
  • Seats are allotted to the candidates on the basis of rank, scored marks, and the choices of their preferences.

Reporting to Allotted College:

  • This is the final event when the candidates need to report to the allotted college with an allotment letter before the last date of admission.
  • Seats will be considered as confirmed, once the fee payment and verification of documents will take place.

Counselling Fee:

ParticularsRegistration Fee
General CandidatesRs. 1,500 /-
SC/ST/PwD/PH CandidatesRs. 1,000 /-

Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling 2021: Important Dates

All the NEET PG-2021 Aspirants need to keep an eye on the official website of DMER, Shimla i.e. https://igmc.smartpad.in for regular updates regarding Himachal Pradesh NEET PG 2021 Counselling, to avoid any last moment hustle. Candidates can certainly opt us for the latest updates regarding the same.

                            Events      Important Dates
NEET PG 2021 Exam          Sep 11th, 2021
Declaration of Result  Sep 28th, 2021
Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling Round 1  Dec 20th, 2021
Registration for Round 1  Dec 20th, 2021
Last Date of Registration  Dec 31st, 2021
Fee Payment for Round 1  Dec 31st, 2021
Verification of documents        Jan 2nd-3rd, 2022
Correction and uploading of documentsJan 4th, 2022
Publish Merit ListJan 6th, 2022
Last date for receiving objectionJan 7th, 2022
Combined state merit list of Round 1Jan 8th, 2022
Last date of editing of choices Round 1Jan 9th, 2022 till 11:59 pm
Display of seat allocationJan 15th, 2022
Download Allotment letters after deposition of admission feeJan 15th-20th, 2022
Medical examination in allotted collegeJan 21st-22nd, 2022
Start of sessionJan 24th, 2022
                            Events      Important Dates
Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling Round 2      To be Announced
Registration for Round 2      To be Announced
Last Date of Registration      To be Announced
Fee Payment for Round 2      To be Announced
Choice filling and Locking for Round 2      To be Announced
Allotment of seats for Round 2      To be Announced
Seat Allotment List for Round 2      To be Announced
Final Result of Round 2      To be Announced
Reporting at Allotted College      To be Announced

There will be a Mop-Up round after Round 2. Mop-Up/Final round is taken place when seats remain vacant after round 2 on the ground of Non-Availability or Non-Reporting of the candidates. Aspirants must be aware of the fact that the Mop-up/Final round will only be carried out by MCC for Deemed/Central Universities and ESIC Institutes.

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have qualified NEET-PG 2021.
  • Candidates must have the domicile of Himachal Pradesh (Differ for Management/NRI/Other Quota)
  • Candidates must have passed MBBS from an NMC Recognized Medical College.
  • The candidates must have completed 1 year of Mandatory Internship on or before 31st of March 2021.
  • Any Candidate who has obtained his/her MBBS degree from outside India must have qualified FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination) Screening Test along with 1 year of Internship likely to be complete on or before 31st of Mar, 21.

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Documents Required

Candidates who are qualified NEET-PG 2021 conducted by NBE (National Board of Examination), are eligible as well as to participate in the Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021. Among the sequence of events of NEET-PG Counselling 2021 conducted by DMER, Shimla, the last event is to report to the college before the last date of admission. 

As per DMER guidelines, certain documents and attested copies are required to be carried by candidates. Aspirants can certainly visit the official website at https://hp.gov.in for more information. A list of required documents is being enlisted below.

  • NEET PG Admit Card
  • NEET PG Score/Rank Card
  • MBBS/BDS Mark Sheet
  • MBBS/BDS Degree Certificate
  • Internship completion certificate
  • NMC issued Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate.
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Valid Identity Proof (Aadhar/PAN/DL/Passport)
  • Caste Certificate (For Reserved Category)
  • Disability Certificate (If any)
  • Domicile Certificate (H.P. Students)

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Total Seats in PG Courses

The state of Himachal Pradesh is acknowledged for several of the best and the most advanced premier medical colleges. There are few medical institutes in Himachal Pradesh that have been imparting quality medical education along with world-class practical training and research to PG Medical Students.

Total MD/MS seats are offered either from Government or Private medical institutes. Details of MD/MS/PGD seats are being listed below.

Govt. Medical      Colleges      Private Medical College
MD Doctor of Medicine6566
                MS     Master of Surgery4026

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Counselling Process

The Directorate of Medical Education & Research i.e. DMER, which can also be visited at https://hp.gov.in is the designated authority of the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh to conduct the Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021. DMER, Shimla conducts the counselling for the allotment of seats in various Medical/Dental/Postgraduate degrees and Diploma courses. Let’s have a look at the percentage of seats divided into different categories.

  • 50% Govt. Medical/Dental Colleges
  • 100% of seats in Private Colleges 
  • 15% of NRI Quota.
  • 5% of Others Quota

Besides it, the rest 50% of Govt. Medical/Dental PG Seats are counselled by MCC for All India Quota that can be registered for Counselling at https://mcc.nic.in for All India Quota

The process of Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021 rightly commenced after the result was out and the registration process has begun as per the notification of DMER, Shimla. The sequence of events for Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021 is mentioned below.

First Round:

In the first round of counselling session, only those candidates can register for PG Counselling, who are seeking their MD/MS/PGD seats through All India Quota and Deemed Medical PG Seats. Candidates can certainly visit https://mcc.nic.in for registration. Aspirants are required to submit their choice. Candidates whose seats have been allotted need to visit the allotted college within mentioned time.

Second Round:

In this round, all NEET PG eligible candidates can apply and register at https://igmc.smartpad.in irrespective of the Himachal Pradesh domicile and others. However, earlier choices submitted by the candidates will be considered null. Fresh choices of colleges and MD/MS Seats that need to be submitted are mandatory. 

Mop-Up Round:

This round of counselling is the last one and is subject to the availability of seats after completion of Round 2. The net vacant seats on account of Non-Joining, Non-Reporting of round 2 will be published in the seat matrix and eligible candidates have to submit fresh choices.

As far as the important steps or sequence of the entire Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021 conducted by DMER, Shimla is concerned, the following steps have been explained for better understanding.

Himachal Pradesh PG Counselling 2021: Allotment Procedure

As per the merit list prepared by DMER, Shimla, shortlisted candidates will be called for Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021. Till last year, the counselling was conducted by DMER in an online mode. 

However, 2021 onwards, Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021 is conducted in an offline mode. Following sequence of events have to be followed in the counselling process to secure a MD/MS seat in the medical institutes of Himachal Pradesh. Candidates need to physically report at Auditorium, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla to conclude the PG Counselling 2021.

  • Participating candidates need to register themselves on the Online Portal of Himachal Pradesh PG Medical Admission 2021 at https://igmc.smartpad.in.
  • Post-registration on the counselling portal of Himachal Pradesh, candidates will be asked to fill their preferences of specialty and colleges.
  • Based on the choices filled and seat matrix DMER, Shimla releases the provisional merit list followed by the final Himachal Pradesh PG medical seat allotment list.
  • Further candidates will have to submit the part academic fee to confirm their seats.
  • Candidates, whose names are included in the seat allotment of Himachal Pradesh PG Medical/Dental will be required to download their allotment letter from the DMER Portal at https://igmc.smartpad.in.  
  • Shortlisted candidates are then required to report to the allotted college for payment of balance admission fee, document verification, and reserving the allotted medical/dental admission seat.

Himachal Pradesh PG Medical Seat Allotment 2021: Seat Distribution

Seat DistributionCounselling Authority
50% All India Quota SeatsDGHS on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)
50% State Quota Seats in Govt. CollegesDirectorate of Medical Education & Research i.e. DMER, Shimla
100% Seats in Private CollegesDirectorate of Medical Education & Research i.e. DMER, Shimla

Himachal Pradesh NEET PG Counselling 2021: Availability of Seats in MD/MS Programs

Himachal Pradesh MD/MS Seat Matrix in Govt. Medical Colleges- 2021

PG ProgramsIGMC, ShimlaDr. RPGMC, Kangra
Community Medicine0402
Forensic Medicine0102
General Medicine1307
Dermatology & VL0303
Pulmonary Medicine03
General Surgery1507
Obstetrics & Gynaecology1215
Total Seats in Govt. Colleges12582

Himachal Pradesh MD/MS Seat Matrix in Private Medical Colleges- 2021

PG ProgramsM.M Medical College & Hospital, Solan
Anatomy03 Permitted
Physiology03 Permitted
Biochemistry03 Permitted
Pharmacology03 Permitted
Microbiology03 Permitted
Pathology05 Permitted
Community Medicine03 Permitted
Forensic Medicine03 Permitted
Respiratory Medicine02 Permitted
General Medicine10 Permitted
Paediatrics07 Permitted
Anaesthesia10 Permitted
Dermatology & VL03 Permitted
Radiodiagnosis07 Permitted
Psychiatry02 Permitted
General Surgery10 Permitted
Orthopaedics06 Permitted
Ophthalmology02 Permitted
Obstetrics & Gynaecology06 Permitted
ENT02 Permitted
Total Seats in Private Medical College                                92

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