Jipmer Hospital

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research originated as École de Médicine de Pondichérry established by the French Government in the year 1823.
This medical school was converted into Dhanvantari Medical College at the time of de facto transfer of Pondicherry to Government of India.
This Medical College was later upgraded into Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).

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 Pondicherry. The college was upgraded as a Regional Centre and named as Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) on 13th July 1964.
JIPMER campus is located in the western entrance of Pondicherry on the highway and spread over 195 acres of sloping land that is a hillock, known in vernacular as ‘Gorimedu’. The campus is self sufficient in many ways and contains well laid roads, green trees & plants apart from Post-Office, Bank, Shopping centre, Hostels, and Residential complex.

The institute conducts a number of medical and paramedical courses. Admission to the courses are made on all India basis 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.

On October 15, 2008, former President A P J Abdul Kalam dedicated the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) to the nation as an Institute of National Importance.

JIPMER, managed by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry for about 50 years, was converted into an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in July 2008.

Dhanvantri Nagar,
Puducherry-605 006
Hospital Office : 0413-2296000
Emergency Service : 0413-2296562 (24 Hrs),
Email : hospitaloffice@jipmer.edu.in

website : www.jipmer.edu.in