Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research – JIPMER, Puducherry is one of the leading medical institutions of India declared as an institution of national importance (an autonomous body) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
JIPMER can trace its origins to the ‘Ecole de Medicine de Pondicherry’ established by the French Government in 1823. The college was located in the modified buildings of the High Court, which is now the Legislative Assembly Hall. In 1956, The Ambassador of France laid the foundation stone of the ‘new’ medical college that was located on the outskirts of Pondicherry town.
JIPMER is a residential medical institution with a campus sprawling over 195 acres. It has about 300 faculty, 700 resident physicians and over 800 nursing, administrative and support staff. Every year, it admits 150 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate students.
JIPMER campus sprawls over 195 acres in Gorimedu, Puducherry, hosting the medical college the old and new hospital blocks, the student and resident hostels, the staff quarters, a branch of a nationalized bank, two ATMs, a post office, a temple, playgrounds and sports fields. The campus boasts the large and spacious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam JIPMER Auditorium, while the library on campus aids students with all research needs.
While the hospital section of the campus is typically crowded and busy, the residential part of the campus is tranquil and dotted with small parks and statues.
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
B.Sc. – Nursing
B.Sc. Allied Medical Sciences – Medical Laboratory Technology, Cardiac Laboratory Technology, Dialysis Technology, Neuro Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, Perfusion Technology, Radiotherapy Technology
B.A.S.L.P. (Bachelor in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology)
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) – Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine and Immuno-hematology, Community Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Medicine, Radio-diagnosis, Radiotherapy
M.S. (Master of Surgery) – General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Oto-Rhino Laryngology (E.N.T.)
D.M. (Doctorate of Medicine) – Cardiology, Neurology, Neonatology, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Hematology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
M.Ch. – Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Ph.D – Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Clinical immunology, Pediatrics
MRT (Medical Records Trainee)
MRO (Medical Records Officer)
EMTC (Emergency Medical Technician Course)
JIPMER, Puducherry offers internships within their medical departments with stipends as well as placement opportunities to final year students.
2020 placement highlights: the median CTC for M.D. students placed was INR 11.62 LPA, while the median CTC offered to M.B.B.S. students was INR 11.14 LPA. Median CTC’s for 2020 were higher than those in 2019, where median CTC for M.D. and M.B.B.S. students was recorded at INR 10.20 LPA.
Undergraduate admissions (M.B.B.S./B.S.C.)
Selection criteria: NEET UG scores/ranks
Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized university in PCB stream with a minimum of 50% marks (40% for OBC/SC/ST)
Postgraduate Admissions (M.S./M.D./M.Sc./M.P.H.)
Selection criteria: Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET) scores/ranks
Eligibility: undergraduate degree in relevant specialisation (M.B.B.S., B.Sc., B.D.S., B.E./B.Tech.) from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks and completion of 12-month internship
Selection criteria: exam scores and performance in interview
Eligibility: master’s degree in relevant specialisation from a recognised university with internships pertaining to candidate’s chosen specialisatoin
Postdoctoral Admissions: P.D.C.C./P.D.F.
Selection criteria: academic merit in entrance exam.
Eligibility: M.D./D.N.B., M.Ch./D.N.B./M.S./D.N.B. in the relevant specialisation
Fees: Please contact the university for detailed information on fees.
JIPMER has consistently been ranked amongst the top ten medical institutions in India over the past several years.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked JIPMER Puducherry eighth among medical colleges in India in 2020.
Outlook India ranked JIPMER Puducherry fifth among medical colleges in India in 2019.
The campus hosts three hostels for undergraduate men – Lister House, Osler House and Aschoff House and 1 hostel for postgraduate men – Harvey House. Undergraduate women reside in Curie House, postgraduate women in Blackwell House, and the nursing students reside in Nightingale House and New Nursing Hostel. All hostels run their own messes that provide north and south Indian meals.