Dr. R.P. Swaminathan, Dean (Academic) and Senior Professor & former-Head of the Department of Medicine is appointed as Acting Director of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. Dr. R.P. Swaminathan has taken over the charge of Director on 01.12.2018.

Dr. R.P. Swaminathan did his Under-graduation and Post-graduation from Tanjore Medical College. He joined JIPMER as Senior Resident in 1983.

Dr. R.P. Swaminathan is an eminent Teacher, Administrator, faculty, doctor and researcher. He was responsible for the establishment of the Department of Nephrology at JIPMER and was associated with the commencement of the Renal Transplant Programme at JIPMER. He has been in the field of Hospital Management, Medical Education & Medical Research for more than three decades. During his tenure as Dean (Academic), he has initiated various steps for creating undergraduate, postgraduate and super-specialty courses. He has played a vital role in revising the MBBS and Postgraduate curriculum as per the recent advances in the medical field. He was instrumental in starting campus digitalization in JIPMER, including digitization of all entrance examinations and other academic related activities. Dr. R.P. Swaminathan has a sound knowledge in Administration and during his tenure as Faculty (Administration) he has played a key role in conducting the various recruitment process in a smooth manner. He is an unique combination of an outstanding Teacher, Administrator and Researcher