The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) is a medical school located at Pondicherry, the capital of the Union Territory of Puducherry, in India. JIPMER is an Institute of National Importance (INI) and a tertiary care referral hospital that is under the direct administrative control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India with the autonomy to run its internal administration.
The institute was established in the year 1st January 1823 and it was given its current name in honor of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, as “Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research” (JIPMER), on 13 July 1964, by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the then President of India.
JIPMER offers a variety of courses. Undergraduate courses include MBBS, BSc (Medical Laboratory Technology), BSc( Allied Medical Sciences- Cardiac Lab Technology/Dialysis/Neuro/OT), BMR (Bachelor of Medical Record Science). BSc (Nursing) was started in 2006. Postgraduate courses include MD, MS, and a diploma in many specialties, MSc in Nursing, Medical Biochemistry and Medical Physiology, and Ph.D. in several subjects. Super-specialty courses include MCh in cardiothoracic surgery, urology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and DM in Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Neonatology, Clinical pharmacology and Immunology.
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