Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is one of the leading medical institutions of India. It was established on 1st of January, 1823 as "Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry" as a medical school by the French imperial government in India to train French citizens. In 1956, the Government of India took over administration of Pondicherry from the French and changed its name to “Dhanvantri Medical College". After the death of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, it was rechristened to "Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research". Presently the institution is unanimously known by the acronym JIPMER.
In 2008, it was given the status of Institute of National Importance by an act of parliament.
It imparts undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma degrees in the field of medical. All the degrees are approved by Medical Council of India.
Admission to all these courses is done through an Entrance Examination conducted by JIPMER at various centers in India once a year.
It has approx. 350 teaching staff & 2500 admin staff. It intakes approx. 140 undergraduates, 75 post graduates & 18 doctorial students every year.
JIPMER is both an educational institute that offers undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and a working hospital that provides inexpensive medical care to patients. The hospital is tertiary care referral hospital that is under administrative control of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
JIPMER is a residential medical institution with its own campus spread over 195 acres. The campus is located in an urban locale of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry) and is 170 kms by road from Chennai.
Courses Offered -
, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, BSc in Nursing, Bachelor of Science, , Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery, , Master of Science, MSc in Nursing, ,
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