International Elective Students

Dr. Jeyasekharan Medical Trust and Nursing Home, Nagercoil has been accepting students on their elective posting from Universities abroad; [mostly from the USA , U.K. , Germany and Austria] since 1993. They usually spend between 4 weeks to 6 weeks in the hospital and rotate through various clinical departments and later on spend most time in a department of their choice.

Students are allowed to participate in the clinical rounds and examine patients. They are also given opportunities to perform (supervised) minor procedures and assist in surgeries so as to have hands on training in basic medical and surgical skills. Students are encouraged to take part in academic sessions & make presentations and are given a testimonial to this effort.

We have had over 75 elective students who have visited our hospital over the past years. It has been a privilege to have such diversity and talent from so many different countries and universities.

Nagercoil, situated in the KanyaKumari district of Tamil Nadu is located close to the tip of the Indian peninsula and it is the southernmost town in the Indian mainland. Sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, the town has some breathtaking scenery, with the surrounding hills (the Western Ghats), lush green paddy fields, and sandy palm-fringed beaches on the western side. 

Nagercoil enjoys a unique blend of Tamil and Kerala cuisine. Rice is the staple food. Fish is very popular and forms a part of everyday meal for many.

There are lots of places of interest like temples, old churches and the palaces. Nagercoil also boasts of having beautiful beaches nearby and since it is surrounded by the Western Ghats, the hills offer a great weekend escape. The students are encouraged to go explore the town and to enjoy what it has to offer.

The nearest International airport to Nagercoil is Trivandrum and is about 75 kms away. Tuticorin airport is about 120km from Nagercoil.

Nagercoil is also well-connected via Rail (Nagercoil Junction station) and Buses/Road.

To Apply:

E-mail us ( and a copy of your CV with a brief statement about what you would like to do at our hospital.

Testimonials from past students