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Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry (J.I.P.M.E.R.) under the Government of India 1956, has been one of the leading Medical Institutions in India. Spread over a sprawling 195-acre campus in an urban locale of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), J.I.P.M.E.R. is 170 km. by road from Chennai.

J.I.P.M.E.R. has been declared an "Institution of National Importance" by an Act of Parliament, J.I.P.M.E.R.J.I.P.M.E.R., Puducherry, Act, 2008. A copy of the Act was Gazette notified on 14-7-2008 to enforce this Act. Before this, the Institute was under the administrative control of the Directorate General of Health Service, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi.

The Institution is now empowered to award Medical Degrees, Diplomas, etc., under clauses 23 & 24 of the said Act. Such Degrees / Diploma, etc., shall be deemed to be included in the schedules to the respective Acts governing the Medical Council of India, Indian Nursing Council, and Dental Council of India, entitling the holders to the same privileges as those attached to the equivalent awards from the recognized Universities of India.

Courses Offered by J.I.P.M.E.R

J.I.P.M.E.R. imparts Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (P.G.P.G.), and Super Specialty Medical Training through a working hospital (J.I.P.M.E.R. Hospital) with bed strength of Sanctioned 2134 and a Nursing College. M.B.B.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., M.S, Degree Courses are offered in 43 disciplines.

Super Specialty departments of Cardiology, Neurology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Critical care, Neonatology, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pharmacology, Nephrology, Medical Oncology, Endocrinology, Surgical Oncology, and Surgical Gastroenterology also offer D.M.D.M./ M.Ch. Courses.

Full-time Ph.D. Programs are available in eleven disciplines as of date. Master of Public Health (30 seats) Post Basic Diploma Courses in Nursing (50 Seats in five fields) were started in January 2014.


J.I.P.M.E.R. started its J.I.P.M.E.R. Karaikal from 2018-19, with a yearly intake of 50 students. Karaikal is located about 150 km south of Puducherry city. The classes are being held in lecture theatres at the Arasalar complex with smart classroom facilities and a telemedicine communication system linking to the J.I.P.M.E.R.J.I.P.M.E.R. Puducherry.

The student's practical and research laboratories with facilities for seminars, symposia, and lecture classes are located in the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Building with state-of-the-art equipment. Separate blocks are provided for boys and girls in the hostel complex. This Institute will further be expanded with the multi-specialty hospital.

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