CENTAC 2017 Eligibility

For admission to any course, the candidate should fulfill the necessary admission requirements for the respective degree courses, as prescribed by the Pondicherry University or concerned deemed universities. The details are as follows:

Minimum Academic Qualification

M.B.B.S., B.D.S.

  • Candidates seeking admission to the M.B.B.S., & B.D.S., Degree courses must have passed H.Sc. (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent therto, with a minimum of 50% marks (40% of marks for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology. Further they should have studied English as one of the subjects and they must have passed the above four subjects individually.

Biology based Degree Courses:

  • B.P.T., Degree Courses: Candidates seeking admission to the B.PT., Degree courses must have passed H.Sc. (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination, with a minimum of 50% marks (40% of marks for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology, or Botany and Zoology. Further they should have studied English as one of the subjects and they must have passed the above four subjects individually.
  • B.Sc., Nursing Degree Course: Candidates seeking admission to the B.Sc. (Nursing) degree course must have passed H.Sc. (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination therto, with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany and Zoology. Further they should have studied English as one of the subjects.
  • B.Sc. (MLT) Degree course: Candidates seeking admission to the B.Sc. (MLT) Degree course must have passed H.Sc (Academic/Vocational) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamilnadu, or any other equivalent examination accepted by the University thereto, with a minimum of 50% marks (40% marks for SC/ST candidates) in Part-III subjects of Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Botany & Zoology or Physics, foundation science and medical laboratory assistance course and should have studied English as one of the subject.

Engineering Degree Course:

  • B.Tech Degree Course: Candidates seeking admission to the B.Tech. degree course should have passed the H.Sc (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu, or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate, in the prescribed subjects, namely, Mathematics, Physics and any one of the following optional subjects: Chemistry/Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/Biology /Botany & Zoology.

B.Pharm. Degree Course:

  • Candidates seeking admission to B.Pharm degree course should have passed the H.Sc. (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks SC/ST for candidates) in any one of the following combination of three subjects. Further, they should have studied English as one of the subjects. Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following optional subjects: Biology /Botany & Zoology / Mathematics/Bio/- Technology/Computer Science.

B.A. LL.B (Five years Integrated Regular Course)

  • Candidates seeking admission to B.A. LL.B degree course should have passed the H.Sc. Examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate for General – Candidates (40% of marks in aggregate for SC/ST- candidates).

Note: Candidates who have obtained (10+2) through Open University systems directly without any basic qualification are not eligible for the admission.

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LL.B (Three years Regular Course):

  • Candidates seeking admission to LL.B degree course should have passed any bachelor degree of any university or its equivalent examination thereto, with a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate for General– Candidates (40% of marks in aggregate for SC/ST- candidates).

Note: Candidates who have obtained graduation/post graduation through Open University systems directly without any basic qualification are not eligible for the admission.

Permitted Number of Appearances in the Qualifying Examination

Maximum number of appearances (including the first appearance) permitted to pass the qualifying examination, for admission to various Degree courses, for different categories of candidates are given in the table below:

Course SC / ST Others
M.B.B.S & B.D.S Single Single
B.Tech Three Two
B.P.T No Restrictions
B.Pharm
B.Sc. (Nursing)
B.Sc. (MLT)
B.A. LL.B (5 Years)
LL.B (3 Years)

Candidates (failed in the first appearance) who have passed their qualifying examination in the supplementary examination and submitted the admission application within the time prescribed by CENTAC, should submit their mark sheet of the qualifying examination to CENTAC, within 7 days from the date of publication of results. Admission of such candidates will be based on the merit arrived at, after taking into account the supplementary marks. However, they will be considered for admission only for the available seats at the time of submission of mark sheet of the supplementary examination.

Note – IMPROVEMENT MARKS IN +2 EXAMINATIONS (QUALIFYING EXAMINATION) OF ANY YEAR WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Nationality

  • A Candidate seeking admission through CENTAC should be an Indian National. However, French Nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession shall be treated on par with Indian Nationals, for the purpose of admission to all the courses.

Age Limit

*Relaxable up to three years for SC/ST candidates. ** Relaxable up to five years for SC/ST candidates.

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.

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