CENTAC means Centralised Admission Committee is the responsible for admission in various Post Graduate, Graduate and Diploma and part-time courses in the UT of Puducherry. The admission will be conducted in government and private colleges (government quota seats) under a single platform and counselling process. Candidates who are willing to take admission will have to fill the online application form which is available at the official website. The admission will be given in 58 engineering and arts and science colleges in the Union territory. Interested candidates also check the information brochure designed for CENTAC 2018 with complete details of the colleges, courses offered, number of seats available, reservation pattern, fee structure and eligibility and selection criteria. Candidates can also check complete details on CENTAC 2018. from this page.

The portal caters to the need of students seeking admission in SEVEN groups.

  • Group 1: PG in Professional Courses
  • Group 2: UG in Medical Courses
  • Group 3: UG in Other Professional Courses
  • Group 4: UG in Arts & Science and others
  • Group 5: Diploma courses in Polytechnics
  • Group 6: Lateral Entry to Degree Courses
  • Group 7: Part Time Diploma Courses
Latest: Last date of application form for group V, VI, and VII has been extended. Scroll down to check the same.

CENTAC 2018

Students have to fill up a common application online with options to choose their desired courses. There is no need for the students to apply in different colleges for different courses. Government has also set up 30 help desks in all government colleges and higher secondary schools to guide the students on filling up the application forms and choosing the courses. There is a online counselling process for admission in various UG, PG, Diploma Courses.

Schedule for Group 1

Professional Courses: M.Tech. / M.C.A. / M.B.A. / M.Sc. / M.V.Sc. / M.Phil. / M.Pharm /MPT / M. Sc (Nursing). / M. Sc. (Agri.) / M. Sc. (Horti.)/L.L.M./L.L.B.
Arts and Science Courses: M.A. / M.Sc. / M.Com. / M.Phil.
Education Courses: B.Ed. Lateral Entry: M.C.A.

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 20 to 26 Jun 2018
Conduct of Entrance Examination (For M.Sc (Nursing)
/ M.Pharm / MPT/ M.Sc (Agri) & M.Sc (Horti) / M.V.Sc Courses)
05 Jul 2018
Publication of Entrance Examination Results 07 Jul 2018
Preparation and Publication of Merit List 09 Jul 2018
FIRST Round of Allotment 16 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 24 Jul 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Allotments Will be published based on
necessity in the CENTAC website

Schedule for Group 2

Professional Courses: MBBS, BDS, BAMS (Schedule as per MCI/DCI Schedules)

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 06 to 15 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 20 Jun 2018
Time for Objections for the Draft Merit List Till 21 Jun 2018
Publication of Final Merit List 22 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 28 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 12 Jul 2018
SECOND Round of Counselling / Allotment 18 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for SECOND Round 03 Aug 2018
MOP UP Round of Counselling / Allotment 06 Aug 2018
Last Date for Joining for MOP UP Round 12 Aug 2018

Schedule for Group 3

B.V.Sc. & A.H. / B.P.T. / B.Sc. (Nursing) / B.Sc. (M.L.T.)/ B.Sc. (M.R.I.T.) / B.Tech. / B.Pharm. / B.A. LL.B / LL.B. / B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture & B.Sc. (Hons.)Horticulture.

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 06 to 15 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 20 Jun 2018
Time for Objections for the Draft Merit List Till 21 Jun 2018
Publication of Final Merit List 22 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 28 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 12 Jul 2018
SECOND Round of Counselling / Allotment 18 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for SECOND Round 03 Aug 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment To be announced

Schedule for Group 4

Arts & Science Courses: B.A. / B.COM. / B.Sc. / B.B.A. / B.C.A.
Performing Arts & Fine Arts Courses: B.V.A. / B.P.A.
Education Courses:
 D.El.Ed.
Hotel Management:B.Sc. / DIPLOMA.
Diploma in Health Sciences Courses: D.G.N.M. / D.A.N.M. / D.M.L.T

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 30 May to 11 Jun 2018
Conduct of Entrance Examination & Practical Aptitude
Test (For BPA / BVA Courses)
14 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 18 Jun 2018
Time for Objections for the Draft Merit List Till 20 Jun 2018
Publication of Final Merit List 22 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 28 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 09 Jun 2018
SECOND Round of Counselling / Allotment 16 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for SECOND Round 23 Jul 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment To be announced

Time Schedule for Lateral Entry Admission to Diploma Courses in Polytechnic Colleges

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 30 May to 08 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 09 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 10 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 12 Jun 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment To be announced

Schedule for Group 5

Diploma Courses in Polytechnic Colleges

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 30 May to 11 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 18 Jun 2018
Time for Objections for the Draft Merit List Till 20 Jun 2018
Publication of Final Merit List 22 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 28 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 09 Jul 2018
SECOND Round of Counselling / Allotment 10 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for SECOND Round 12 Jul 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment To be announced

Schedule for Group 6

Lateral Entry to Degree Courses: B.TECH. / B.COM. / B.C.A./ B.Sc. (Comp.Sci.) / B.P.A. (MUSIC) / B.P.A. (DANCE) / POST BASIC B.Sc. (NURSING) / B. PHARM.

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 06 to 15 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018
Conduct of Practical Test for BPA 20 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 21 Jun 2018
Time for Objections for the Draft Merit List Till 22 Jun 2018
Publication of Final Merit List 23 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 29 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 06 Jul 2018
SECOND Round of Counselling / Allotment 12 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for SECOND Round 18 Jul 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment To be announced

Schedule for Group 7

Part Time Diploma Courses

Events Dates
Submission of Online Application 30 May to 11 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018
Publication of Draft Merit List 18 Jun 2018
Time for Objections for the Draft Merit List Till 20 Jun 2018
Publication of Final Merit List 22 Jun 2018
FIRST Round of Counselling / Allotment 28 Jun 2018
Last Date for Joining for FIRST Round 09 Jul 2018
SECOND Round of Counselling / Allotment 10 Jul 2018
Last Date for Joining for SECOND Round 12 Jul 2018
Subsequent Rounds of Counselling / Allotment To be announced

CENTAC UG 2018

Courses that comes under CENTAC UG 2018 are given below.

U.G. Medical Courses

Courses Offered

  • M.B.B.S.
  • B.A.M.S.,
  • B.D.S.

Selection Procedure

Admission to the above degree courses is based on the performance of the candidates in the NEET score for M.B.B.S., B.D.S. & B.A.M.S. courses.

When more than one candidate has got the same marks in the common merit list (i.e. the merit list prepared after merging the normalized marks of candidates from various Boards), the inter-se merit among such candidates, for each course will be determined in the order of priority as specified in below:

  1. Percentage of actual marks in Biology/Botany & Zoology
  2. Percentage of actual marks in Physics
  3. Percentage of actual marks in Chemistry
  4. Total marks of all eligible subjects prescribed for the course
  5. Date of Birth(Earlier born)  Random number assigned

Note: Admission will be based on the ranking list prepared using NEET Score.

U. G. Professional & Diploma Courses

Courses Offered

B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.Tech., B. Sc. Nursing, B.P.T., B. Pharm., B.Sc. (M.L.T.), B.Sc. (M.R.I.T.), B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture, B.Sc.(Hons.) Horticulture, B.A. LL.B, LL.B, D.G.N.M, D.A.N.M.( Female Candidates only) Pondicherry Campus, D.M.L.T. Karaikal Center, B.A./B.COM./B.Sc./B.B.A./B.C.A

Selection Procedure

All Biology based Degree Courses

For all Biology-based Degree courses, i.e. B.V.Sc., & A.H. / B.P.T.,/ B.Sc. (Nursing) / B.Sc. (MLT)/B.Sc. (MRIT), admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination (i.e. Biology / Botany & Zoology, Physics and Chemistry, including practical’s) and Biotechnology {only for BPT} and normalizing them by the prescribed procedure.

Admission for B.V.Sc. Course under Special Allocation

Filling up of seats under NRI category (4 Seats): Under this category, only NRI candidates (or) wards of NRI parents are eligible to apply. Selection of students is done based on NEET score. If any seat falls vacant under this category, the same will be filled from the merit list of Self financing candidates

Filling up of seats under Self-financing category (5 Seats): Under this category, candidates from any part of India, willing to study for the same fees as prescribed for the NRI category candidates. Selection of students is done based on NEET score. If any seat falls vacant under this category, the same will be filled from the merit list of NRI candidates

Filling up of seats under Foreign National category (2 Seats): Under this category, only candidates who are born outside India and currently holding a foreign passport are eligible to apply. Selection of students is done based on the marks in the qualifying exam. If there are any vacant seats under the Foreign National category, it will be filled from the merit list of NRI candidates. If candidates are not available under NRI merit list, then the vacant seats will be filled from the merit list of Self Financing category.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture & B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture

Admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination (i.e. Biology / (Botany & Zoology), Physics, Chemistry and any one of the optional subjects like Bio-Chemistry or Bio- Technology or Microbiology or Home Science or Computer Science & Mathematics including practicals) and normalizing them by the prescribed procedure

B.Sc (MLT) Course

H.Sc. Vocational Stream admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination. i.e. for H.Sc. Vocational: Physics, Foundation Science and Medical Laboratory Assistant Course (including practical’s) and normalizing them by the prescribed procedure. Equal weightage will be given to all the above three prescribed subjects. In case a candidate has appeared in more than one of the prescribed optional subjects, the subject in which the candidate has obtained highest marks will be taken into consideration for normalization and for calculating the total marks. Wherever separate marks for practicals are awarded, the same will be considered along with the respective subjects, for arriving at the total actual marks.

B.Tech. Degree Course

Admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects of the qualifying examination (i.e. for H.Sc. Academic: Mathematics, Physics and any one of the optional subjects (Chemistry / BioTechnology / Computer Sciences / Biology / Botany & Zoology) & for H.Sc. Vocational: Vocational Subject Theory, Vocational Subject Practical and a related Subject) and normalizing them by the prescribed procedure. Equal weightage will be given to all the three prescribed subjects. In case a candidate has appeared in more than any one of the above prescribed optional subjects, the subject in which the candidate has obtained the highest marks will be taken into consideration for “Normalization” and for calculating the actual total marks in the prescribed subjects. Wherever separate marks for practical are awarded, the same will be considered along with the respective subjects, for arriving at the total actual marks.

B.Pharm. Degree Course

Admission is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the prescribed subjects in the qualifying examination. i.e. for H.Sc. Academic: Physics, Chemistry and one of the following optional subjects (Mathematics / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology / Botany & Zoology) in which the candidate has scored the highest marks (including practicals) and “normalizing” them by the prescribed procedure.

B.A.LL.B. Degree Course

Admission is based on the percentage of marks in aggregate of all subjects obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination. [No normalization of marks].

Degree Course

Admission is based on the percentage of marks in aggregate of all subjects obtained by the candidates in any bachelor degree of any university or its equivalent. [In case of more than one bachelor degree, marks of the first degree alone will be considered. Post Graduate marks will not be considered]

Note: Selection of Candidates for admission to all the degree courses will be based on the Merit lists prepared by CENTAC, based on the marks arrived at by adopting the ‘method of normalization’, as detailed in para below. Ranking of the candidates will be done based on the ‘normalized marks’ (rounded-off to three decimal places) arrived at, to a base of 200.

For DGNM, DANM, DMLT

Selection of Candidates for admission to the Diploma courses (after higher Secondary / 10+2) will be based on the percentage of total marks (merit marks) obtained in the respective Qualifying Examinations. Ranking of the candidates will be done based on the ‘merit marks’.

U.G Arts & Science Courses

Courses Offered

  • B.A.
  • B.COM.
  • B.Sc.
  • B.B.A.
  • B.C.A

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission to Under Graduate courses should have passed the Higher Secondary Course Certificate Examination or an examination equivalent thereto acceptable to the Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

Selection Procedure

Selection of Candidates for admission to all the Degree courses will be based on the Merit list prepared by CENTAC, based on the following method: The highest mark obtained in any ONE language paper (English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Arabic or French) and the marks of the best three main papers irrespective of the board of examination will be taken into consideration to arrive at the aggregate percentage.

U.G. Performing & Fine Art Courses

Courses Offered

  • B.P.A.
  • B.V.A.

Eligibility Criteria

For BPA: +2 of any State Board or Equivalent

For BVA: +2 of any State Board or Equivalent & obtained at least 45% of marks (40% of marks in case the candidate belonging to Reservation category) in the qualifying examination.

Age Limit: The candidate should not have completed 23 years of age as on 1st July 2018. However, age relaxation by three years is applicable to Physically Challenged and Scheduled Caste and Tribe candidates. For lateral entry admission in music and dance courses, the candidates should not have completed 25 years of age as on 1st July of year of admission.

Selection Procedure

BVA Degree Courses: There will be an Entrance test in General Knowledge on History of Arts subject carrying 20 marks. Besides Practical aptitude test will be conducted on Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Applied Art to the students for which applications are made. The selection will be made on the basis of the marks scored in the Entrance/Aptitude tests.

BPA Degree Courses (Music): A Practical aptitude test will be conducted on Vocal, Veena, Violin and Mrudhangam to the students for which applications are made. The selection will be made on the basis of the marks scored in the Aptitude tests.

BPA Degree Courses (Dance): A Practical aptitude test will be conducted on Bharathanatiyam to the students for which applications are made. The selection will be made on the basis of the marks scored in the Aptitude tests.

Note: If there is tie in the merit list the date of birth is the criteria for breaking the tie. The merit list will be prepared on accordance with the marks scored by the students in the Practical/Aptitude test in the subject concerned and also as per the reservation Quota.

U.G Educational Courses

Courses Offered

  • B.Ed.
  • D.El.Ed

Eligibility Criteria

For B.Ed

A Candidate shall be eligible for the admission to two years Bachelor’s Degree course in Education [B.Ed.,(Non-semester)] provided that he/she should have passed the three year Bachelor’s Degree Course under 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 pattern of study or five years integrated Master’s Degree Course under 10+2+5 pattern of study and majored in any one of the subjects related to a school subject offered at the Secondary/Senior or higher secondary education level (OR) four years Bachelor’s Degree Course in Engineering/Technology under 11+1+4 or 10+2+4 pattern of study (with Mathematics and Science in both higher secondary and Engineering programmes)

Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks either in Part-III (Main + Allied) of the Bachelor’s degree course or in the Master’s degree course in the same subject of specialization (In case of OBC, BCM, MBC, EBC, SC, BT and Physically Challenged Candidates, one should have scored a minimum of 40% marks)

Candidates should have scored a minimum of 55% of marks in Bachelor’s degree Course in Engineering / Technology. (In case of SC candidates, one should have scored a minimum of 50%marks).

A Candidates who has taken more than one school subject as Main (Double or Triple Major) in the Bachelor’s Degree will be eligible for admission to only one of the school subjects chosen.

There is no upper age limit for admission to two year B. Ed., Programme.

For D.El.Ed

  • Candidates must have scored minimum of 50 % of marks in the H.Sc. or in the equivalent (10+2) examination. In case of SC/ST/OBC/MBC, etc., one should have scored a minimum of 45% of marks
  • The upper age limit is not exceeding 29 years as on  July 31, of year of admission and relaxable upto 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC, MBC, etc.
  • Candidates must study Tamil language as one of the subjects in both the years of D.El.Ed. course.

U.G Hotel Management & Catering Courses

Courses Offered

  • B.Sc
  • Diploma

Eligibility Criteria

A pass in Plus 2 / 10 + 2 pattern in any stream with English as compulsory subject and 50% marks in English.

Age Limit :

  • For Degree : 22 years as on 1/7/2018 for Open Category and 25 years for SC/ST as on July 01, of year of admission.
  • For Diploma : 25 years as on 1/7/2018 for Open Category and 28 years for SC/ST as on .July 01, of year of admission

Lateral Entry Courses: Diploma / B.Tech., B.C.A., B.Sc., B.P.A ( Music & Dance)., B.Sc. (Nursing), B.Pharm.

Selection Procedure

For B.Sc Degree, admission is through JEE, generally held in April every year. After JEE 2018, residual vacancies of seats if any, will be considered as per aggregate marks obtained in Plus 2 exam*.

For Diploma courses, consideration will be as per aggregate marks obtained in Plus 2 exam*.

* Selection of Candidates for admission to all the Degree / Diploma courses will be based on the Merit list prepared by CENTAC, , based on the following method:

The highest mark obtained in any ONE language paper (English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Arabic or French) and the marks of the best three main papers irrespective of the board of examination will be taken into consideration to arrive at the aggregate percentage

Note: Merit list as per marks scored in English and Core Subject (Biology / Maths / Physics / Chemistry / Accountancy) will be prepared.

Diploma Courses in Polytechnics

Eligibility Criteria

A pass in the S.S.L.C. examination or an examination equivalent thereto acceptable by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai.

Selection Procedure

The total percentage of marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination will determine the merit score. When a candidate produces grade certificate only the minimum marks applicable to the respective grades in the particular subject will be taken into account.

Lateral Entry Admissions

Eligibility Criteria

B.Com., B.Com (Co-operative Management) and B.Com. (Foreign Trade)

Candidates who have passed Diploma in Commerce or Diploma in Modern Office Practice (Three Years Course) awarded by the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu or other states shall be admitted to second year of B.Com. / B.Com. (Co-operative Management)/ ( B. Com. ( Foreign Trade) subject to the availability of seats purely on merit up to 10% of the sanctioned strength in the course. However, the total strength should not exceed the sanctioned strength.

B.C.A. and B.Sc. Computer Science

Candidates who have passed in the first attempt in the Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Technology / Computer Application in First Class (10+3 years of study) are eligible to apply for lateral entry to the second year of the course subject to the availability of the seats but limited to 10% of the sanctioned strength in each course. However, the total strength should not exceed the sanctioned strength in each course.

B.Tech

A pass in the three years Diploma Course or four years sandwich Diploma Course in Engineering / Technology with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC candidates) in aggregate in the subjects covered in 3rd to 6th Semesters.

OR

A pass in any B.Sc. Degree ( with Mathematics as one of the subjects at Degree Level) with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for OBC/BCM/MBC/EBC/BT/SC candidates) in aggregate in subjects covered from first to last semesters except language subjects.

Diploma

  • A pass in the H.Sc. (Academic Stream) or an examination equivalent thereto acceptable by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology subjects. OR
  • A pass in the H.Sc. (Vocational Stream) in the specialization subjects. OR
  • A pass in the S.S.L.C. examination and 2 years ITI.

Under Graduate – Performing Arts and Fine Arts Courses

  • B.P.A Degree(Music): Students who have completed X std and three year Diploma (Full time) in Vocal , Veena, Violin and Miruthangam can be admitted in the II year B.P.A Music Degree Course in their respective subject and course.
  • B.P.A Degree(Dance): Students who have completed X std and three year Diploma (Full time) in Bharathanatiyam can be admitted in the II year B.P.A Dance Degree Course.

Under Graduate Courses In Health Sciences – Post Basic B.Sc. (Nursing) / B.Pharm.

  • Post Basic B.Sc.(Nursing): P.B.B.Sc.(Nsg.): Minimum educational qualification shall be diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery with a duration of not less than 3 or 3 ½ years of course of study , recognized by the Indian Nursing Council. The minimum aggregate marks shall be 50%. Passed the Higher Secondary or an equivalent (10+2) examination recognized by the university for this purpose.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy(B.Pharm): Minimum educational qualification shall be diploma in Pharmacy of two years duration from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India, with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Candidate should have completed 500 hours of hospital training and registered in any State Pharmacy Council. Passed the Higher Secondary or an equivalent (10+2) examination in Academic Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany and Zoology/ Mathematics/ Computer Science (vocational stream and open schooling are NOT eligible). The Upper age limit is 50 years as on 31st July of year of admission.

Selection Procedure

B.Tech. – Lateral Entry

The selection of the candidate shall only be based on the marks obtained in the PRE FINAL AND FINAL SEMESTER EXAM of the candidates in the Diploma/B.Sc. Degree course. During the preparation of merit list if a tie occurs, the procedure given below will be followed one after the other to break the tie:

  • The aggregate in percentage of the subjects of qualifying semesters of Diploma/Degree examination shall be the basis for merit.
  • In the event of this also being the same, the total percentage of marks obtained in S.S.L.C/H.Sc. or equivalent examination shall be the basis for ascertaining the merit.
  • Date of birth of higher age.
  • Candidates will be called as per their order of merit in the each course. Candidates to be called for counseling will be intimated through SMS / Email.

Arts & Science

The selection of the candidate shall only be based on the marks obtained in the SECOND YEAR AND THIRD YEAR EXAMINATIONS (4 semesters) in the Diploma course. During the preparation of merit list if a tie occurs, the procedure given below will be followed one after the other to break the tie:

  • The aggregate in percentage of the subjects of qualifying examinations (4 semesters) of Diploma shall be the basis for merit.
  • In the event of this also being the same, the total percentage of marks obtained in S.S.L.C/H.Sc. or equivalent examination shall be the basis for ascertaining the merit.
  • Date of birth of higher age.
  • Candidates will be called as per their order of merit in the each course. Candidates to be called for counseling will be intimated through SMS / Email.

Diploma Courses

Selection of candidates for admission under 12th (Academic Stream) / 12th (Technical/Vocational Stream) will be based on the total percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Admission to all the Diploma courses will be based on the Merit list prepared by CENTAC. When a candidate produces grade certificate only the minimum marks applicable to the respective grades in the particular subject will be taken into account.

Selection of candidates for admission under (10th + 2 years ITI) will be based on the total percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination (ITI).

Under Graduate Courses In Health Sciences

P.B.B.Sc. (NURSING): The selection of candidates will be based on the merit list drawn from the merit marks, i.e., the aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying examination (DGNM). The allotment of seats to in service candidates will be based on the list from the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare Services (DH&FWS), Govt. of Puducherry / JIPMER. If there is any existing vacancy in the respective category of the in-service seats, it will be filled by the other institute in-service candidates. If there is still any existing vacancy in the inservice seats, the non-service candidates will be considered for admission as per the merit marks.

B.Pharm (Lateral Entry):The selection of candidates will be based on the merit list drawn from the aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying examination (D. Pharm.)

Part Time Diploma Courses

Courses Offered

  • Diploma: A pass in the S.S.L.C. examination or an examination equivalent thereto acceptable by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai with minimum of 2 years full time work experience in registered firm / company / industry / educational and / Government Autonomous organization on the relevant field on which admission is sought. OR
    A pass in the S.S.L.C. examination or an examination equivalent thereto acceptable by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai with 2 years of ITI.
  • P.G. Diploma: Candidates applying for this programme should have passed B.L. / LL.B. degree of any recognized university or its equivalent and should have secured not less than 45% of marks in aggregate in the three / five years of B.L. / L.L.B.

Selection Procedure

Selection of candidates for admission to all the Part time Diploma courses will be based on the Merit list prepared by CENTAC by the following criteria:

  • The marks secured in SSLC / Qualifying examination shall be reduced to a base of 80 marks. When a candidate produces grade certificate only the minimum marks applicable to the respective grades in the particular subject will be taken into account.
  • Weightage will be given for every completed year of service after passing the qualification with a maximum of 20 marks. 4 marks for each completed year of experience.
  • Selection shall be made as per ranking based on total marks secured in (i) and (ii) above (80 + 20 = 100).

CENTAC PG 2018

Courses that comes under CENTAC PG 2018 are given below.

P.G. Professional Courses

Courses Offered

  • M.Tech.: B.E./B.Tech. in respective field through regular course of study from an AICTE approved institution (OR) an examination of any University or Authority accepted by the Pondicherry University as equivalent thereto, with at least 55% marks in the degree examination or equivalent CGPA .
  • M.C.A.: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications / Computer Science/Information Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Commerce / Corporate Secretary-ship / Economics/ Business Administration with Mathematics / Business Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications as one of the subjects (OR) Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects with a minimum of 50% marks. (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category)
  • M.B.A.: Bachelors’ degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks. (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category)
  • M.Sc.: Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics as main subject and Chemistry and Mathematics as ancillaries. (OR) Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Chemistry as main subject and Physics and Mathematics as ancillaries. (OR) Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Applied Science. (OR) Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as major subjects (OR) B.Sc. Electronics Science with Physics & Mathematics as ancillaries (OR) B.Sc. Ceramics Technology (OR) B.Sc. Polymer Technology with a minimum of 55% marks in major and minor subjects or equivalent CGPA.
  • M.Phil: M.Sc. Physics / M.Sc. (Materials Science & Technology) with a minimum of 55% marks in the degree examination or equivalent CGPA.
  • M.V.Sc.: B.V.Sc. & A.H. Degree recognized by Veterinary Council of India with a minimum O.G.P.A. of 6.0 in 10.0 point scale. (5.5 for SC/ST candidates). In other grading systems OGPA/Marks will be appropriately proportioned with 10 point grading scale
  • M.Sc. (Nursing): Minimum educational qualification shall be B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks. [50% for SC/ST].
  • M. Pharm.: Minimum educational qualification shall be B.Pharm. with minimum 55% of aggregate marks. [50% for SC/ST]. The candidates applying for admission to M.Pharm course should have studied B.Pharm. in an institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India and All India Council for Technical Education.
  • M.P.T: Minimum educational qualification shall be B.P.T. from a recognised university, on full time basis, with a duration of not less than 3 years of course of study and 6 months of compulsory rotatory internship. The minimum aggregate marks shall be 55%. [50% for SC/ST].
  • M.Sc. (Agri.): Minimum educational qualification shall be a degree in B.Sc.(Ag.) / B.Sc.(Hort.) / B.Sc.(Forestry) / B.Tech(Hort.) / B.Tech (Ag.Biotech) / B.E.(Ag.)/ B.Tech (Ag.Engg.) /B.F.Sc./ B.V.Sc. / B.Sc. Dairy Science / B.Sc. (Sericulture) / B.Sc.(Home Sci.) / B.Sc. (Ag.Maco.) / B.S.(ABM)/ B.Tech. (AIT) & B.S. (ABM) with an OGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 or 7.50 out of 10.00 or 75 percent aggregate alone is eligible to apply.
  • M.Sc. (Horti.): Minimum educational qualification shall be a degree in B.Sc.(Ag.) / B.Sc. (Hort.) / B.Sc. (Forestry) / B.Tech. (Ag.Biotech.) / B.Tech (Hort.) with an OGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 or 7.50 out of 10.00 or 75 percent aggregate alone is eligible to apply
  • LL.M.: Candidates applying for this programme should have passed B.L. / LL.B. degree of any recognized university or its equivalent and should have secured not less than 45% of marks in aggregate in the Three / Five years of B.L. / LL.B. degree.

Selection Procedure

  • For M.Tech: Candidates applying for this programme should have passed B.L. / LL.B. degree of any recognized university or its equivalent and should have secured not less than 45% of marks in aggregate in the Three / Five years of B.L. / LL.B. degree.
  • For MCA / MBA/ M.Sc & M.Phil: Selection is based on the aggregate of marks obtained in the qualifying examinations. Tie, if any, will be resolved by considering the aggregate marks/CGPA, in the qualifying examinations. For candidates with engineering degree, aggregate marks/CGPA of the qualifying examination, from 3rd to 8th semester will be considered. For all other candidates, aggregate marks/CGPA in Part-III of the qualifying examination, will be considered.
  • For M.V.Sc.: The selection of candidates to M.V.Sc. Degree Programme will be based both on marks obtained in the B.V.Sc. examination and the PG Entrance Examination-2018 (PGEE-2018) with equal weightage. The candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% in the entrance examination to be eligible to get admission for M.V.Sc. Programme.
  • For M. Sc. (Nursing): The selection of candidates will be based on the merit list drawn from the merit marks, giving 50% weightage to the aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying examination and 50% weightage to the MTIET (PG)-18 entrance examination marks. The entrance examination will be conducted by Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTPG&RIHS), Gorimedu, Puducherry.
  • For M.Pharma: The selection of candidates shall be based on a valid GPAT-18 (All India Test) percentile/score. In case of a tie in the GPAT score, the aggregate marks of the qualifying examination will be the criteria for ranking. The GPAT candidates need not appear for the MTIET (PG) entrance examination. The entrance examination will be conducted by Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTPG&RIHS), Gorimedu, Puducherry.
  • For M.P.T.: The selection of candidates will be based on the merit list drawn from the merit marks, giving 50% weightage to the aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying examination and 50% weightage to the MTIET (PG)-18 entrance examination marks. The entrance examination will be conducted by Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTPG&RIHS), Gorimedu, Puducherry.
  • For M.Sc. (Agri.) & M.Sc. (Horti.): Candidate who has undergone the course credit system with an OGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 or 7.50 out of 10.00 or 75 percent aggregate alone is eligible to apply for various Master’s degree programmes in this Institute. However, this will not apply to SC/ST candidates/State Department nominees. Just a pass in the concerned degree is sufficient for them.
  • For Law: Candidates who have applied Law PG Admissions courses will be ranked on merit on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the qualifying examination. Ranking will be made on the basis of percentage of marks in aggregate of all subjects obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination.

P.G. Arts and Science Courses

Courses Offered

  • M.A.: Bachelor’s degree in respective field with a minimum of 50% of marks. A candidate seeking admission to these courses should have passed and secured a minimum of 50% marks in the main and allied subjects.
  • M.Sc.: Bachelor’s degree in Physics with Mathematics and Chemistry as ancillaries and a minimum of 55% of marks.
  • M.Com.: Must have passed B.Com. A candidate seeking admission to this course should have passed in the subject and secured a minimum of 50% marks in the main and allied subjects.
  • M.Phil: Admission to this programme is restricted to the residents of the Union Territory of Puducherry. However, eligible Non-Resident candidates will be considered for admission in the absence of eligible Resident candidates. Candidates should have obtained 55% in the qualifying examination in the concerned subject of the Pondicherry University or of any other University, recognised by Pondicherry University as equivalent thereto.
  • M.S.W: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50 % of marks
  • Lateral Entry Courses (M.C.A): Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Information Technology/Computer Science) with mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or at graduate level with a minimum of 50% marks. (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category).

Selection Procedure

Only Part III marks (excluding internal assessment marks) in the end semester examinations are considered for calculation of percentage of marks. Environmental studies is only an awareness papers and so it is excluded in the calculation of percentage of marks. Total marks are to be compared. Total marks are to be compared. In case, the total marks are also same, the dates of birth are to be compared.

Seat Matrix

Seat Matrix for CENTAC 2018 for UG, PG, Diploma Courses is given below.

For PG Courses

For UG Courses

Fee Structure

Fee Structure for CENTAC 2018 for UG, PG, Diploma Courses is given below.

For PG Courses

For UG Courses

Information Brochure

Candidates can download complete information brochure from below.

Official Website: www.centacpuducherry.in

CENTAC

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