General Info

The department of Pediatrics was started in the year of 2016 and is committed to the training of MBBS graduates of JIPMER(Karaikal) at present.  The department is in the process of commencing out-patients services in collaboration with General hospital of Karaikal until the establishment of hospital building of JIPMER, Karaikal.

As big journey starts with small steps, our vision is to become regional and national centre of excellence in paediatrics and neonatology training. The department has planned to set up 60 bedded general ward, 10bedded PICU and 30bedded NICU. This will cater the needs of the regional population (Karaikal & Tamilnadu). We aim at providing comprehensive family centred care.

Dr.Vasanthan and Dr.Dinesh kumar are the key people involved in organising departmental activities with support of Paediatrics and Neonatology departments, JIPMER(Puducherry).


M.B.B.S students of JIPMER(Karaikal) undergo training, clinical and research experience fulfilling MCI curriculum. Clinical cases from Karaikal G.H serve as learning resources for undergraduate training. Neonatal resuscitation, PALS workshops and integrated teaching are planned for undergraduate skill and competency development.



Department of Pediatrics, JIPMER (Karaikal)

Official email id: paediatrics[dot]kkl[at]jipmer[dot]edu[dot]in



Notice board

World breast feeding week (August 1-7, 2020)

Every year the breastfeeding week is celebrated during the first week of August. This year the theme is “Support breast feeding for a healthier planet”. It focuses on the impact of infant feeding on the environment/climate change and the imperative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding for the health of the planet and its people. This year the Department of Pediatrics, Jipmer (Karaikal) with the support of Department of Neonatology, Jipmer (Puducherry) organised breastfeeding week celebration using online platform.

Last Updated :07-Dec-2020