JIPMER campus and super speciality hospitality both will start functioning from November 15, 2016. Around 49 students have already been selected for MBBS course for the academic session 2017-19.
The JIPMER campus at Karaikal in Puducherry is all set to start functioning this year. The work on campus and super speciality hospital in two phases is almost finishing at a total cost of INR 736 crore (Phase 1- INR 406 crore and Phase 2- 336 crore). Around 49 students have been selected for MBBS and have already started their classes at JIPMER, Pondicherry campus. They will start attending classes at the Karaikal campus from November 15 for the academic session 2017-19. The classrooms, administrative office, laboratories and library buildings are ready to function. However, other buildings will take some time to finish. Until the new institution gets its permanent campus, college authorities have advised students to make use of the 506-bedded Karaikal General Hospital.
This new college is said to cater to the healthcare needs of the people of not only Karaikal district, but also the neighbouring districts in Tamil Nadu. It is located on 78 acres of land and aims to provide world-class education in medicine.
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, established in the year 1956 is considered one of the leading medical institutions of India. It has been declared as the Institution of National Importance. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma programmes and super speciality medical training.
It aims at providing a high quality education and learning environment to its students. It focuses on setting trends in medical research and offers patient care of high order. To select its students, JIPMER conducts a national level entrance examination every year.