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 â€˜de factoâ€™ transfer of Pondicherry. The institute is affiliated to Pondicherry University and conducts a number of medical and paramedical courses.The institute is also active in research in various fields of modern medicine & health and medical education. JIPMER offers Under-graduate courses :M.B.B.S, B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology), B.M.R.Sc (Bachelor of Medical Record Science), Post-Graduate Courses : M.D. , M.S. and Diploma, M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry, Ph.D (full time), Super speciality courses : M.Ch. in Cardio thoracic surgery, M.Ch in Urology.