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.
Academic Overview: JIPMER imparts Undergraduate, Postgraduate degrees with 28 academic departments and Super Specialty Medical Training through a working hospital (JIPMER Hospital), and a Nursing College, B.Sc. Nursing and Medical Lab Technology Courses and PG Degree Courses in 22 disciplines are offered. Except this Full-time Ph.D. Programs are available in eight disciplines. Departments at JIPMER comprises of Pre & Para Clinical, Surgical and Medical departments. There are also some advanced centers. Some of these centers and departments are-
Researches: The institute demeanors research keenly in public health, modern medicine, and medical education. A research body of the institute looks after the research happenings. The college organizes various workshops, conferences, seminars and training courses every year. The teaching staff and the students publish research papers frequently in national and international journals. JIPMER has setup various research committees for facilitating research. Some of them are-
â€‹Infrastructure: The campus of JIPMER is stretched out over an area of 195 acres at beautiful hillock basically known as Gorimedu. The campus comprises of medical college, hostels, faculty, a branch of nationalized bank, two ATM’S, students, A Post office, playgrounds, sporting field& old & new hospital blocks. Here the hospital block is crowded while the residential section is quit & idyllic.
Hospital: JIMPER has a tertiary care referral Hospital. Hospital has all the facilities that are needed in a super speciality hospital. It has 1790 beds and 852 autopsies. Thousands of patients are daily admitted to the hospital and various investigations under the different departments of hospitals are done.
Events: The JIPMER organizes various events throughout the academic year. Some of them are academic and some are cultural, sports and extracurricular. Spandan is the main annual festival of the college.