Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, often abbreviated as SKIMS, is the largest medical Institute under State Legislature Act in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[1][2]

SKIMS is the only medical university of the union territory of J&K, headed by a Director who is also the Ex-officio Secretary to the Government.

Lieutenant Governor J&K is the Chairperson of the SKIMS governing body that performs the role of the cabinet for the semi-autonomous super-speciality hospital and the deemed university. In addition to the deemed university and the main hospital, the institute comprises the State Cancer Institute, Maternity Hospital, Nursing college, Paramedical college, and an affiliated medical college & hospital which is on the city outskirts at Bemina.


The construction commenced in the year 1976. The institute was partially commissioned on 5 December 1982. On 19 August 1983, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences was granted a Deemed University status. Every year the institute celebrates 5 December as its foundation day that coincides with the birthdate of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.


This medical and research institution of the state has 5000+ employees working for it and incorporates more than 50 departments which include medicine and allied, surgery and allied, and other departments.
The medical faculty of each department consists of Professors, Additional Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Senior and Junior residents where the senior-most professor functions as the head.


Post doctoral (DM/MCH/DNB) courses[edit]

D.M (Doctorate in Medicine)

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Clinical Hematology

M.Ch (Magister Chirurgia)

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Urology
  • Surgical Gastroenterology

DNB (Diplomate of National Board)

  • Cardiac-anesthesiology
  • Neuro-anesthesiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Surgical Gastroenterology


Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy)

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Immunology & Molecular Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Department of Advanced Centre for Human Genetics

Post graduate (MD/MS) courses[edit]

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

  • Anesthesiology
  • Community Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Hospital Administration
  • Microbiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radio-Diagnosis

MS (Master of Surgery)

  • General Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics


  • Hand and microsurgery
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Spine surgery

Medical technology courses[edit]

M.Sc (Master of Science)

  • Medical Lab. Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Neonatal Sciences Technology
  • Anaesthesia Critical Care & Operation Theatre Technology
  • Cardiac Lab. Technology
  • Radiotherapy Technology
  • Radio-Diagnosis Technology
  • Dialysis Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • DMRIT (Nuclear Medicine Technology)
  • MRT (Medical Record Technician)

B.Sc (Bachelor of Science)

  • Radiation Technology
  • Anesthesia Critical Care & Operation Theater Technology
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Perfusionist Technology
  • Radiology & Imaging Technology

Graduate medical courses[edit]

Nursing courses[edit]

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