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).To know more about Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), please visit their website at http://jipmer.edu.in, where you can check news update, application form, exam dates, admit cards, placement drive dates, and more other important details. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is well known college/university among students these days.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students at JIPMER hail from all over India as well as from countries and areas like Bhutan, West Indies, the Middle East, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, South Africa, North Africa and Sri Lanka.
The campus has three hostels for undergraduate men — Lister House, Osler House and Aschoff House — and one hostel for postgraduate men named Harvey House. Undergraduate women live in Curie House, postgraduate women in Blackwell House, and the nursing students live in Nightingale House and New Nursing Hostel. All hostels run their own messes that provide north and south Indian meals.
The students union is the JIPMER Students Association (JSA). This students union is very weak compared to the one in the sister institute of AIIMS, which is famous for protecting student rights and keeping student interests. Representatives of the student body are elected annually in a campus-wide election. A similar, albeit smaller, body exists for the postgraduate students and residents and is called the JIPMER Resident Doctors’ Association (JRDA).
The inter-collegiate cultural, literary and sports festival of JIPMER is called Spandan and is held in late August and early September every year and is organized by the JSA. In addition, the JSA holds annual inter-class competitions where undergraduate students at JIPMER compete in cultural, literary and sporting events. The undergraduate men’s and women’s hostels hold annual hostel days.