Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & research, formerly "Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry” was established in the year 1823 by the French Imperial Government in India. Later in the year 1953, when Indian government overtook the administration, it was renamed as Dhanvantri Medical College. But, after the demise of the then Prime Minister in 1964, it was again renamed as Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & research.
JIPMER is considered as an Institution of National Importance that is maintained and regulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The institute imparts a wide range of medical and Para medical courses to those students who want to enter into the field of medical and health care. It also conducts a number of conferences, workshops, seminars and training courses for all round development of the students. MBBS is one of the flagship courses offered by the institute. MBBS is five years degree program that also includes internship program in last six months of the course.
B.Sc (Medical Laboratory Technology), BMRSc (Bachelor of Medical Record Science), B.Sc (Nursing) was started in 2006. Postgraduate courses include MD, MS, and diploma in many specialties, M.Sc in Medical Biochemistry and PhD in several subjects. Super-specialty courses include MCh in cardiothoracic surgery, uro surgery, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery and DM in cardiology, neurology, urology, neonatology, clinical pharmacology and immunohematology.
The Selection of the Candidate is been done on the basis of Entrance Exam which is conducted by the College.
The college is located in Pondicherry. The campus of JIPMER lies amidst 195 acres of a scenic hillock of Gorimedu. The campus contains the medical college, the hospital, the student and resident hostels, the staff quarters, a couple of banks, a post office, a temple, playgrounds and sporting fields. Broad tree-lined roads crisscross the campus and the lush tropical vegetation forms a green canopy that hides most buildings on campus. While the hospital section of the campus is typically crowded and busy, the residential part of the campus is quiet and calm, punctuated with small parks, hidden statues and sheltered spots.
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