Dr. S. Vivekanandam Senior Professor & former-Head of the Department of Radiotherapy, and Professor (Examination) JIPMER has taken over the charge of Director of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry on 31st May 2018.
Dr. S. Vivekanandam graduated from Rangaraya Medical College Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and did his Post-graduation in Radiotherapy from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
He is a teacher, doctor and researcher par excellence. He has been in the field of Hospital Management, Medical Education & Medical Research for more than three decades. He has vast experience in hospital management and administration. He is a pioneer in the field of Radiotherapy and had published 70 scientific papers in various national and international journals. He had undergone World Health Organization Training in Brachytherapy in Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute of Oncology, New York, U.S.A & Sur Arthur G. James Cancer Institute at OHIO, USA. During his tenure as Head of the Department of Radiotherapy, he modernized the Regional Cancer Centre with all latest equipments and facilities in Radiotherapy and started the state of the art unit in Brachytherapy in the Regional Cancer Centre, JIPMER.
He is nominated as the Professor of Examinations of JIPMER since JIPMER became autonomous in the year 2008. He has also been looking after the responsibilities of Controller of Examination. He was Instrumental in starting Campus Digitalization in JIPMER, including digitization of all examinations and academic-related activities.