There's a Hostel Complex with a sufficient number of hostels say around 3 for boys and 2 for girls with a common facility building having a common mess, gym There are rooms outside for rent but it'll cost you around INR 10-15 thousand per month. Coming to food it's same as any other hostel food. Not so great but ok to survive. There are around 3 mess facilities with the price varying from 2100 to 2850 per month. Classrooms and labs are awesome. The library is one of its own kind. There's high-speed WiFi in hostels but they are planning on putting it to entire campus soon.
There are over 6 hostels and fee is about 6000 per year. Food typically ranges from 2500 to 5000 per month. Quality of infrastructure is great.
JIPMER campus is located in the western entrance of Pondicherry on the highway and spread over a sprawling 195 acre campus in an urban locale of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), JIPMER is 170 kms by road from Chennai.