Updated: December 9, 2015 4:21:09 pm
The Centrally sponsored Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) would open a branch in Karaikal (Puducherry) in the 2016-17 academic year, which would start admissions for the first MBBS year course, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said on Wednesday.
He said the governing body of JIPMER had met at Delhi on Tuesday, where it was decided that the branch would start admitting students to first MBBS course in Karaikal during the next academic year.
The government had initially planned to open a State government run medical college in Karaikal. But it was decided subsequently that JIPMER would open its branch there and government had placed at the disposal of JIPMER a 78 acre site for the college project in Karaikal, he said.
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