JAWAHAR INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PUDUCHERRY
JAWAHAR INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (JIPMER) PUDUCHERRY
The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) is one among the top five medical schools in India and is located in Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), a union territory town in southern India that lies on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. JIPMER is an Indian central government funded institute with autonomy to run its internal administration. JIPMER is both an educational institute that imparts undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and a working hospital that provides inexpensive medical care to a large number of patients. JIPMER is a residential medical institution with its own campus spread over 195 acres (0.79 km2). It has about 200 faculty and 360 resident physicians and over 3000 nursing, administrative and support staff. Every year it admits 100 undergraduate students and 75 postgraduate students.
JIPMER is under the direct administrative control of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The three main functions of this institute are to impart quality education in undergraduate and postgraduate medical and paramedical courses, to be a trend-setter in medical research and to offer patient care of high order.The institute is headed by the Director as the Chief Executive charged with overall responsibility of running the institute and the hospital. The Dean helps the Director in co-ordinating all academic activities of the institute including teaching and research. There are 28 academic departments headed by Professors. Ancillary hospital service units are supervised by respective technical heads.
JIPMER offers a variety of courses. Undergraduate courses include MBBS, BSc (Medical Laboratory Technology), BMRSc (Bachelor of Medical Record Science). BSc (Nursing) was started in the year 2006. Postgraduate courses include MD, MS, and Diploma in many specialities, MSc in Medical Biochemistry and PhD in several subjects. Super-speciality courses include MCh in cardiothoracic surgery, urosurgery, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery and DM in cardiology, neurology, urology, neonatology, clinical pharmacology and immunohematology. Other courses include a certificate course in French, a higher diploma course in French, MRO and MRT.