JIPMER traces its origin to 1823 when a medical school called "Ecole de Medicine de Pondichery" was established by French government. In November 1956 the Government of India took over the medical college in the wake of the 'de facto' transfer of Puducherry. The college was upgraded as a Regional Centre and named as Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) on 13th July 1964.
JIPMER which includes a tertiary care referral hospital, is an Institution of National Importance (an autonomous body) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Two main functions of this institute in education sphere are,
• to impart quality education in Under-graduate and Post-graduate medical and paramedical courses:
• to set trends in medical research.
JIPMER campus is located in the western entrance of Puducherry , with a staff strength of about 3000. The teaching faculty consists of 300 experienced teachers and 565 resident doctors. With 28 academic departments, JIPMER imparts Under-graduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Super speciality Medical Training.
JIPMER ensures that teaching methods employed, and content of the programme offered, plus practical training facilities provided by it are in line with the latest innovations in the arena of medical studies. The objective of the under graduate course at JIPMER can be summed up as below:
• To integrate basic and clinical sciences with intensive clinical mentoring and community based training.
• To facilitate students' knowledge with hands on training.
• To assess competency based learning after specified period.
• To meet the core outcomes set by Medical Council of India (MCI) for Graduate medical education.
Admission to all the courses, including MBBS is made on all India basis and strictly on the basis of merit through entrance examinations, conducted by JIPMER itself. In addition certain categories of students are admitted through Government of India nominations (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
For the MBBS course, the entrance examination which is an objective type test, held annually, is conducted at 11 centres across the country. The results are published within a week and admission is administered (on the basis of the merit obtained in the test) through a process of counseling.
Duration of the MBBS course is 4 years and 6 months as per the Academic Calendar of JIPMER followed by 1 year of Compulsory Rotatary internship.
||Puducherry Unreserved (P-UR)
||Puducherry Other Backward Classes (P-OBC)
||Puducherry Scheduled Caste (P-SC)
||Government of India nomination subject to fulfillment of basic requirements (refer to page 8 & 25 of Prospectue
• The number and distribution of seats may vary depending upon the periodic directives/decisions from competent authorities.
• For GOI nominees candidates need to apply directly to the Authorities concerned and NOT to JIPMER Administration. JIPMER does not entertain any queries or reply to any correspondence in this regard.
• 3 seats are reserved on horizontal reservation basis for OPH candidates. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of this reservation.
• There is NO quota for Non-Resident Indians (NRI) applicants for MBBS Admissions at JIPMER.