Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla is commonly known as IG Medical College or IGMC Shimla. The college is one of the premier institutions, imparting medical education since 1966. It was initially named as Himachal Pradesh Medical College (HPMC) and was renamed in the year 1984. The courses offered by Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla are recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).It is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University. The college offers medical education at various levels.
Over the years, Indira Gandhi Medical College is expanding itself in terms of its infrastructure, facilities provided, courses offered and the number of students enrolled in various courses. In 2005, the college started the facility of open heart surgery. In 2006, MRI facility was started by IGMC. Government of India has given Indira Gandhi Medical College the status of a reputed regional center for treating cancer patients.