Karaikal: The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research’s (JIPMER) campus at Karaikal will commence classes from November 16, 2016 .
Fifty students selected for the Karaikal branch have been attending class at JIPMER Puducherry, presently. Now that the arrangements are complete, these students have been shifted to Karaikal. The shift happened on Saturday,Director, JIPMER, Chandra Parija, revealed to the media.
Classes will be held at the Arasalar campus near the beach. A hostel has been started in the building built by the Puducherry Housing Corporation .
A laboratory is to be housed in a building built on three acres of land. In course of time, class-rooms would also be accommodated on this campus, said M.G. Sridhar, Co-ordinator, JIPMER, Karaikal branch. The building is to be named after the former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam..
The coordinator said that the Arasalar campus would have all infrastructure, including virtual classroom facility, so that Karaikal JIPMER , could attend seminars, lectures or other academic sessions being held at JIPMER, Puducherry.
The Government Hospital at Karaikal will act as a learning ground for the academic needs of students. The hospital is to be developed with additional state-of-the-art infrastructure, at an expenditure of Rs. 30 crore.
Built at an estimated Rs. 830 crore,the JIPMER facility is seeing phase wise development, with the first phase costing Rs. 480 crore and the second, the remaining Rs.350 crore.