The department of Surgery was started in November 1997 in Dr RPGMC Hospital Dharamshala by two faculty members. Subsequently faculty was increased as per MCI norms and presently department has faculty of twelve members. Department of Surgery remained functional at Dharamshala till the time it was shifted to Tanda in December 2007. All the faculty members, senior residents and other staff members have played an important role in establishing the department of Surgery.

Department of surgery is housed mainly in the third floor of hospital building. Faculty complex, 120 bedded indoor wards and major operation theatres are located in third floor of hospital building. Department has 8 bedded separate burn ward in casualty block. The OPD complex including minor operation theatre, endoscopy room, proctology room and dressing rooms are located in the first floor of OPD block.

The department is providing regular services in the field of general surgery, pancreatico-billiary surgery, cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. As there is no Urology Department in this institution hence Department of Surgery is also catering to the urological patients. The department runs the OPD on all working days from 9.30 AM to 4 PM. The department provides emergency care for traumatic & non traumatic surgical emergencies round the clock. The department is dedicated in the teachings of MBBS students and postgraduate students.

Postgraduate Course
 Postgraduate course in surgery was started in the year 2007 in the form of DNB Surgery. Subsequently regular MS Surgery course was started in the year 2011 with the intake of 2 postgraduates. Subsequently in the year 2012 the PG seats has been increased to five. Department has formulated well structured comprehensive curriculum & syllabus for postgraduate teachings (Annexure I ). PG teachings is done in the form of didactic lectures, case presentations, journal club, seminar presentation, CPC meets, grand rounds, monthly departmental  meetings to discuss the interesting cases, monthly statistics & mortality.

Undergraduate Course

Undergraduate teaching is performed in the form of didactic lectures, bed side clinical case discussions, seminar presentations and major & minor operation theatre exposure. The department has formulated comprehensive structured curriculum & syllabus for MBBS as in Annexure II.