Government of Puducherry, Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) will be released notification for the eligible candidates seeking admission to first year professional degree courses for the academic year 2017-18 under the purview of CENTAC. Candidates who have already passed HSc or an equivalent qualifying examination and those who have appeared in such qualifying examination during March/April 2017 are also eligible for admission, subject to fulfilling the stipulated minimum marks in the prescribed subjects for the various courses and the criteria for age.

CENTAC 2017 for UG

The candidates of the UT of Puducherry are eligible for admission in the Government Colleges and in seats allotted by CENTAC under the Government quota, in self financing colleges. Candidates of other states are eligible for admission only for seats in selected courses of Government colleges through CENTAC.

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Candidates from other states & other UT’s are not eligible for admission to MBBS/BAMS/BDS/B.V.Sc & AH Courses offered under Government quota in Government / Self financing Colleges through CENTAC.

Important Dates (Expected)

Event Dates
Issue of online application submission opens May 2017
Last date of issue of online application submission closes May 2017
Last date of receipt of print out of application Jun 2017

Insofar any details of CENTAC 2017 Pondicherry have not been officially announced. Details given on this page as per last year’s exam brochure and is only for reference. Information has been provided so that candidates who have started looking for CENTAC 2017 Pondicherry can get an idea of how the exam is held. As soon as CENTAC 2017 Pondicherry information brochure is released, details will be updated here. 

Duration of the Courses

Last year course & course duration is given below.

Course Duration
M.B.B.S 4½ years + 1 year internship
B.A.M.S 4½ years + 1 year internship
B.D.S 4 years (+ 1 year Compulsory internship)
B.V.Sc & A.H 4½ years + 6 months internship
B.P.T. 4 years + 6 months internship
B.Sc (Nursing) 4 years
B.Sc. (MLT) 3 years
B.Tech. 4 years
B.Pharm. 4 years
BA LLB 5 years
LLB 3 years

CENTAC 2017 for Puducherry UT Candidates

Last year details are given below.

Admission to the first year M.B.,B.S., B.A.M.S., B.D.S., B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.P.T., B.Sc. (Nursing)., B.Sc. (MLT)., B.Tech., B.Pharm., B.A. LL.B.,& LLB., Degree courses offered by the Colleges run by the Government/Societies of the Government and seats offered by Other States are done by the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry.

Admission to the “Government Quota Seats” in Private and Unaided Professional colleges, including the minority Colleges, will be as per the law/regulation/order of Government of India, or of the Government of Puducherry, on the subject. The details regarding the Colleges and the number of seats will be made available at the time of counseling.

Admission to the above degree courses is based on the performance of the candidates in the Higher Secondary or equivalent board examination thereto.

The procedure for seeking admission to the stipulated courses in the various Institutions consists of submission of On-line applications to CENTAC for various courses.

Domicile criteria for UT of Puducherry

A candidate is considered to belong to the UT of Puducherry, if he/she satisfies at least one of the following domicile criteria (Refer Annexure – III for the Format of Certificates):

  • Those candidates or whose parent (either mother or father or both) or Guardian (in the case of children who have lost both the parents) has been residing continuously in this Union territory for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application.
  • Those who have passed SSLC/HSC or any other public examination and for that purpose had undergone academic studies continuously for 5 successive classes immediately preceding the qualifying examination (including the year of the qualifying examination) in recognized education institutions (s) located in Puducherry Union Territory and having their residence in the Puducherry Union Territory for 5 years continuously during that period.
    1. Children whose parents are Central Government Servants, State Government Servants, Defence Personnel, Central Paramilitary Forces, Employees of Public Sector Undertakings wholly or substantially run either by the Central Government or by the Puducherry union Territory administration, posted and serving in the Puducherry Union Territory for at least a minimum continuous period of three years immediately prior to the last date of submission of application.
    2. Children of the above said employees should have studied in the Higher Secondary Course of two years in any of the schools in the U.T. of Puducherry and should have also passed the Higher Secondary Examination from the same school.
  • Children of Defence Personnel who were killed or disabled in action and who have declared Puducherry as their hometown.
  • French Nationals residing in the Puducherry UT and covered by the terms of the “Treaty of Cession” shall be treated on par with the candidates who produce the prescribed Puducherry UT residence certificate. Such French Nationals will be required to produce residence certificate issued by the Department of Revenue Disaster Management, Puducherry, not below the rank of Deputy Tahsildar. In addition they should produce a certificate of registration issued for this purpose from the French consulate, Puducherry.
  • All the above certificates will be scrutinized first by a committee appointed by the Secretary (Revenue), before final merit list is prepared. Tahsildars of various Taluks and Revenue officers will be the members of this committee.

CENTAC Reservation for Other State of Puducherry

Reservations in admission to various degree courses offered by colleges run by the societies of Government of Puducherry for Puducherry UT candidates belonging to different categories are given below. Further SC/BT/EBC/MBC/BCM/OBC candidates are also eligible for selection under Open competition/General category in addition to the reservations made to them.

Categories % of Reservation
Vertical Reservation
Open General 50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 11
Backward Classes Muslims (BCM) 02
Most Backward Classes (MBC) 18
Extreme Backward Classes (EBC) 02
Backward Tribes (BT) 01
Scheduled Caste (SC) 16
Horizontal Reservation*
Children/Grand Children of Freedom (Fighter
(FF)
04
Physically Challenged (PH) 03
Wards of Ex-Servicemen (EX) 1 and 3**
Candidate who are Meritorious in Sports (SP) 01

** MBBS 1% and for all the other courses 3% of seats are reserved.
*Horizontal Reservation: Seats reserved / allocated under these categories will become operational, only if the minimum numbers of seats earmarked for each of these categories are not filled up under normal process of selection in any category.

CENTAC 2017 for Other States Candidates

Last year details are given below.

Candidates belonging to Other States /UTs are eligible to apply for the first year B.Tech., B.P.T., B.Sc. (Nursing), B.Sc. (MLT)., & B.Pharm., B.A., LL.B & LL.B Degree courses offered by the Colleges run by the societies of the Government of Puducherry and Government Law College through the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry

Admission to the above degree courses is based on the performance of the candidates in the Higher Secondary or equivalent board examination thereto.

The procedure for seeking admission to the stipulated courses in the various Institutions consists of submission of On-line applications to CENTAC for various courses.

Other State / Other UTs candidates

  • Candidates from other States/other UTs can seek admission only to B.Tech degree course offered by Pondicherry Engineering College, Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Karaikal, and B.P.T., B.Pharm, B.Sc.(Nursing) and B.Sc.(MLT) degree courses offered by Mother Theresa Institute of Health Sciences, (MTPG&RIHS), Puducherry. B.A., LLB & LL.B offered by Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry.
  • Those who appeared for JEE (Main) 2017 are only eligible for the admission of B.Tech Degree course, offered by Pondicherry Engineering College and Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Karaikal.
  • The Candidates applying for B.Tech Degree course, should enter the JEE (Main) Enrolment Number/ Register Number compulsorily in the online application without fail, otherwise the application will be rejected.

CENTAC Reservation for Other State of Puducherry

Categories Percentage of Reservation
Vertical  Reservation
OpenCompetition/GeneralCategory(OC) 77.5
ScheduledCaste(SC) 15
ScheduledTribe(ST) 7.5

Information Brochure (Last Year)

Candidates can also refer the last year CENTAC Union Territory of Puducherry candidates and Union Territory of Puducherry for Other States & Other UTs Candidates Information Brochure from below links.

All CENTAC Exams All Common Entrance Exams

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