Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is currently a Union Territory town bordered by the state of Tamil Nadu in the southeast. The French Quarter, with its tree-lined avenues, mustard-coloured colonial mansions, and stylish stores, preserves the city’s French heritage. A seaside promenade stretches along the Bay of Bengal, passing various statues, including a 4-meter-high Gandhi Memorial.

In 2020 a number of 2362 candidates from Puducherry had qualified for the NEET examination. There were around 15 NEET exam centres in Puducherry for NEET 2021. According to unofficial reports, most of the registered candidates from Puducherry have attended the NEET 2021 examination. Here in this blog, we would like to give few details about the two Government medical colleges in Puducherry.

1. JIPMER Puducherry – Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is a medical school in Pondicherry, India, which is the capital of the Union Territory of Puducherry. JIPMER is an Institute of National Importance (INI) and tertiary care referral hospital that is directly administered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, with the authority to manage its internal administration. The campus spreads about 195 acres of land.

Courses Offered

CoursesDurationNo. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years200
B.Sc Nursing4 Years75
B.Sc Medical Lab Technology3 Years30
MPH3 Years25
MD General Medicine3 Years20
MS General Surgery 3 Years 20
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3 Years 20
MD Anaesthesiology 3 Years 17
MD Paediatrics3 Years17
BASLP4 Years10
Post Basic Diploma in Cardiothoracic Nursing1 Year10
Post Basic Diploma in Critical Care Nursing 1 Year 10
Post Basic Diploma in Oncology Nursing 1 Year 10
Post Basic Diploma in Operation Room Nursing 1 Year 10
Postgraduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling2 Years10
M.Sc Medical Biochemistry3 Years9
MD Emergency Medicine3 Years8
MS Orthopaedics3 Years8
MD Pathology3 Years7
MD Pharmacology 3 Years 7
MD Radiodiagnosis 3 Years 7
MD Radiotherapy3 Years7
MS Ophthalmology3 Years7
MD Community Medicine 3 Years 6
MD Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy3 Years6
MS ENT 3 Years 6
DM Cardiology3 Years5
M.Sc Child Health Nursing2 Years5
M.Sc Community Health Nursing 2 Years 5
M.Sc Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 Years 5
M.Sc Mental Health Nursing2 Years5
M.Sc Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing 2 Years 5
MD Biochemistry3 Years5
MD Microbiology 3 Years 5
MD Physiology3 Years55
Post Basic Diploma in Neonatal Nursing1 Year5
B.Sc Cardiac Laboratory Technology 3 Years 4
B.Sc Dialysis Technology 3 Years 4
B.Sc Neurotechnology 3 Years 4
B.Sc Nuclear Medicine Technology 3 Years 4
B.Sc Operation Theatre Technology 3 Years 4
B.Sc Perfusion Technology 3 Years 4
B.Sc Radiotherapy Technology 3 Years 4
M.Ch Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery 3 Years 4
M.Ch Neurosurgery3 Years4
M.Sc Medical Physics 2 Years4
M.Sc Medical Physiology3 Years4
M.Sc MLT Cyto Pathology  2 Years 4
M.Sc MLT Microbiology  2 Years 4
MD Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology3 Years4
MD Psychiatry3 Years4
PhD Pharmacology5 Years4
M.Ch Surgical Gastroenterology3 Years3
M.Ch Surgical Oncology 3 Years 3
M.Ch Urology 3 Years 3
MD Anatomy 3 Years 3
MD Forensic Medicine 3 Years 3
MD Nuclear Medicine 3 Years 3
MD Pulmonary Medicine 3 Years 3
Diploma in Leprosy2 Years2
Diploma in Ophthalmology2 Years2
Diploma in Orthopaedics 2 Years 2
DM Cardiac Anaesthesia3 Years2
DM Clinical Immunology 3 Years 2
DM Endocrinology 3 Years 2
DM Medical Oncology 3 Years 2
DM Neonatology3 Years2
DM Nephrology3 Years2
DM Neurology3 Years2
DM Paediatric Critical Care 3 Years 2
M.Ch Paediatric Surgery 3 Years 2
M.Ch Plastic Surgery 3 Years 2
MD Bacteriology 3 Years 2
PhD Anatomy5 Years2
PhD Biochemistry5 Years2
PhD Clinical Immunology5 Years2
PhD Medicine 5 Years 2
PhD Microbiology 5 Years 2
PhD Paediatrics5 Years2
PhD Pathology5 Years2
PhD Physiology5 Years2
Diploma in Child Health2 Years1
DM Clinical Haematology3 Years1
DM Clinical Pharmacology3 Years1
Diploma in Clinical Pathology2 Years
Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy 2 Years
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology  2 Years
Diploma in Public Health2 Years

Website: https://jipmer.edu.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of NEET examinations

2.IGMCRI Kathirkamam – Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute

There are several private medical institutes in and near Puducherry, but their fees are not affordable for common people. As a result, the territorial administration decided to establish its own medical college to provide greater opportunities for students. So, according to the Puducherry Government’s Annual Plan for 1997-1998, the Puducherry Government planned to establish a Medical College in Puducherry. The Planning Commission of India granted permission to establish the college in the Union Territory of Puducherry by forming a society called the Pondicherry Medical College Society, which was later renamed the Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Medical College Society. In 2010 the college was renamed as Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMC&RI).

Courses Offered

CoursesDurationNo. of Seats
MBBS5.5 Years180
MD Community Medicine3 Years4
MD Microbiology3 Years4
MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology 3 Years 3
MD Pathology 3 Years 2
MS Anatomy 3 Years 2
MS ENT3 Years2

Website: https://igmcri.edu.in/

Admissions are strictly based on the scores of NEET examinations


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