Updated on: May 8, 2013
JIPMER - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research traces its origin to 1823 when a medical school called "Ecole de Medicine de Pondichery" was established by French government. Later, on 13th July 1964, the college was upgraded as a Regional Centre and was re-named as Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).
JIPMER is under the direct administrative control of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Today, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research is known to offer advanced level of training in medial and allied disciplines.
Three main functions of this institute are: to impart quality education in Under-graduate and Post-graduate medical and paramedical courses, to set trends in medical research andÂ Â to offer patient care of high standard.
The institute is affiliated to Puducherry University and conducts a number of medical and paramedical courses. Admission to the courses is made on all India bases and strictly on the basis of merit through entrance examinations.
The institute is also active in research in various fields of modern medicine & health and medical education. A research council at institute level looks after the research activities and there is a scientific society which provides forum for presentation of the research work.
A number of conferences, workshops, seminars and training courses are conducted by the institute every year.Â Funds for research come from mural and extramural sources like ICMR, UGC, DBT, WHO, etc.
A number of research papers are published by residents and faculty staff every year in journals of national and international repute. Also quite frequently a number of awards and fellowships are won by the faculty.
Some important national Journals like Indian Journal of Pharmacology is published from JIPMER. Many text books have been authored by the faculty members.