Intramural projects

Year Project title PI & CIs Duration Amount Status


Estimation of seroprevalence of SARS- CoV-2 in the community at karaikal, Puducherry

PI: Dr. Sushmita Sana Chowdhury

CI: Dr. Jeyakumari D, Dr. Preetham Bhalchandra Mahajan


Non-funded projects

Year Project title Principle investigator Duration Status


Assessment of antibiotic prescribing pattern in a tertiary care hospital

Dr. priyadharshini RP


Research publications



  1. Priyadharsini RP, Kesavan R. Antibiotic prescribing pattern among paediatric patients attending tertiary care hospital in South India. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol. 2020;9(7):1028-31.
  • Scientific Presentations Poster


  1. ‘Open book examination (OBE) reduces stress in medical students’ in MEDUCON 2019, JIPMER, Puducherry (Dr Balamurugan M)
  • STS projects (ICMR)
Year Project title duration Principle investigator Guide


Assessment of bacteriological quality of potable water in and around Karaikal region of Puducherry state.

Study on intestinal parasitic infections among school children in Karaikal

Assessment of WHO ten steps towards successful breastfeeding among postpartum mothers in Karaikal: A hospital based cross- sectional study

Exploring father’s influence in breastfeeding promotion: a qualitative cross-sectional study’

Screening for dysplastic cells in the sputum of AFB positive and negative cases from a TB and chest hospital-A Comparative study

Correlation of dysplastic changes of squamous epithelial cells to bacterial vaginosis based on Nugent score in cervical smears of patients with vaginal discharge

2 months

2 months

2 months

2 months



Koustav Pal

Kashish Arora

Dr D Jeyakumari

Dr. Swarna

Dr. Sarthak Das

Dr. Sarthak Das

Dr. M Balamurugan

Dr. P Aruna


Factors driving self-medication with antibiotics in Karaikal, Puducherry 

1 year


Dr. Syed Shehnaz


Study of knowledge, attitude and practices of needle stick injuries among health care workers of secondary care hospital. 

Factors affecting non- compliance with Iron-Folic Acid supplementation among pregnant women in Puducherry

Prevalence of tuberculosis and diabetes comorbidity in patients attending secondary healthcare hospital – A Retrospective study

1 year

1 year

Anuttar Kahde

Dhanusree Palivela

Dilleswary. R

Dr D Jeyakumari

Dr. Syed Shehnaz

Dr R. P. Priyadharsini

Research Calendar :


  1. PubMed search and reference management using Mendeley software

Date: 23rd and 24th July 2020

Mode: online platform (google meet)

Participants: 20 faculty/ residents/ tutors, JIPMER, Karaikal (batch 1)

Organized jointly by research section, JIPMER Karaikal & THE UNION, South east Asia office

Resource persons: Dr. Hemanth, Dr. Preetham, Dr. Kumaran, Dr. Akilesh R 


Officer in charge (Research) – Dr. Preetam Bhalchandra Mahajan, Mobile no: 9159180931

Last Updated :02-Nov-2020