Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Puducherry

Originated as Ecole de Medicine de Pondicherry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research was established in 1823 by the French Government.  It was later converted into Dhanvantari Medical College at the time of de facto transfer of Pondicherry to Government of India and then to Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).

In July 2008, JIPMER was given the status of an Institution of National Importance and this translated into an all-round development of the institution with an increase in number of staff, students and services.

There has been several developments ever since and the current expansion has seen the development of the JIPMER Women and Children’s Hospital, the JIPMER Academic Centre, the new hostel complex for undergraduates and postgraduates students, a common wellness centre including a gymnasium, dining hall and other amenities.

Academic Courses in JIPMER


MBBS: 5.5-year course: Admissions through NEET UG entrance examination (since 2020-21 academic year).

MD/MS 3-year courses in 24 specialties. Admissions are held twice a year through Institution of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INICET).

DM/MCh 3-year courses in 21 specialties. Admission is through INI-Super-specialty entrance test (INI-SS) held every year. Sponsored candidates come from Central and State Govt/Central and State Autonomous bodies/PSUs.

Post-doctoral Fellowship (PDF)/Post-doctoral Certificate Courses (PDCC) in 18 Specialties . PDCC offers advanced training after MD/MS degree lasting for 1 year. PDF course offers 2 year of advanced training after MD/MS degree and 1 year after DM/MCh degree. Admissions are held once a year through a JIPMER entrance examination.

MDS 3-year course. Admissions through INI-CET every year.


Undergraduate Courses
  • BSc Nursing: 4-year course with optional internship
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences: 4-year course including 6-month compulsory internship
  • BSc Allied Health Sciences (AHS): 4-year course including 1 year compulsory
  • internship. BSc AHS course is offered in 10 disciplines namely
    • BSc Anaesthesia Technology
    • Bachelor of Optometry
    • BSc Cardiac Laboratory Technology
    • BSc Dialysis Therapy Technology
    • BSc Medical Laboratory Technology in Blood Banking
    • BSc Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology
    • BSc Neuro-technology
    • BSc Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • BSc Perfusion Technology
    • BSc Radiotherapy Technology
Postgraduate Courses Admission through JIPMER entrance exam held every year.

MSc Nursing 2-year duration
  • MSc Paediatric Nursing
  • MSc Community Health Nursing
  • MSc Psychiatric Nursing
  • MSc Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
  • MSc Medical Surgical Nursing
MSc Allied Health Sciences
  • MSc Medical Biochemistry 3 years duration
  • MSc Medical Physiology 3 years duration
  • MSc Neurotechnology 3 years duration
  • MSc Biostatistics 2 years
  • MSc Medical Laboratory Technology Microbiology 2 years
  • MSc Medical Laboratory Technology Pathology 2 years
 Master of Public Health (MPH) 2 years

Diploma/Fellowship courses Admission through JIPMER entrance exam held every year.
  • Post-Basic Diploma (Nursing) 1 year duration
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Cardiothoracic Nursing
    • Operation room Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling 1 year duration
  • Postgraduate Fellowship in Family Planning 1 year duration
Certificate Courses: Admission through applications every year.
  • Qualified Mortuary Assistant: 1 year
  • Emergency Medical Technician: 1 year
  • Enterostomal Therapy: 3 months
  • Phelobotomy: 6 months
  • Medical Records Officer: 1 year
  • Medical Records Technician: 6 months

Admissions are either interview based for NET qualified candidates or through JIPMER entrance exam and interview held every year. The students are drawn from medical, science, and public health streams.

Contact Details

Dhanvantri Nagar,
Puducherry-605 006
Website: https://jipmer.edu.in/

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