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CENTAC PG 2017 for Pondicherry M.Tech, M.Phil, M.Sc, MCA, MBA – The notification has been released for admission to the M.Tech., M.Sc., M.Phil, MCA and MBA post graduate degree programmes offered by the Pondicherry Engineering College and “Government Quota Seats” in the Unaided Private Professional Institutions, including the minority Colleges, functioning in the U.T. of Puducherry are done by the Centralised Admission Committee – Post Graduate (CENTAC-PG), Government of Puducherry. The complete details regarding CENTAC PG Admission 2017 such as application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, result, admission process etc. are given below.

Latest – CENTAC PG Final Counselling Schedule has been published. Check all the required details below.

CENTAC PG Admission 2017

For admission to any programme, the candidate should fulfill the necessary admission requirements for the respective PG programmes, as prescribed by the Pondicherry University.

  • Application forms can be downloaded from 06 July 2017 onwards
  • Last date for receipt of filled-in Application form is 20 July 2017 at 4.30 p.m.

Schedule of Entrance Examination

The Entrance Examination schedule is given below.

Test Date Time Name of the Discipline
M.Tech. 29 July 2017 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon CE, CSE, IT and ME
2.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m ECE, EEE, EIE and Ch.E
M.Sc. 29 July 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.  —
MCA 30 July 2017 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon  —
MBA 30 July 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.  —

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Counselling

Final counseling for the candidates belonging to Pondicherry seeking admission into M.Tech., MCA and MBA Programmes, being offered in Pondicherry Engineering College and Government quota seats in self-financing Colleges is scheduled to be held on 18.09.2017 at the Office of the Principal, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry. All the candidates listed in the Pondicherry category merit list are invited to attend the counseling.

The candidates who have already applied for admission through CENTAC-PG and fresh applicants are invited to attend the counseling on 18.09.2017 at the office of the Principal, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry. No separate counseling letter will be sent in this regard. The counseling schedule is given below:

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Eligibility Criteria

Nationality : A Candidate seeking admission through CENTAC-PG 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 a par with Indian Nationals, for the purpose of admission.

Age Limit :There is no age limit for M. Tech., M.Sc., M.Phil, MCA and MBA Programmes.

Minimum Academic Qualification :The eligibility criterion for the various post graduate programmes (M.Tech., M.Sc., M.Phil, MCA and MBA) under the purview of CENTAC-PG, 2017-18 is given below:

Selection Procedure

M.Tech. Programme

Generally, admission to M.Tech., programme/(s) is based on eligible GATE score/percentile. Non-GATE candidates are also eligible for admission to the M.Tech. programme/(s). However, they have to appear and qualify in the “Entrance Examination” conducted by CENTAC-PG.

(a) Puducherry State Candidates:

  • Admission shall be based on GATE percentile. In case of a tie in the GATE score, the aggregate marks of the qualifying examination (3rd semester to 8th semester)/CGPA will be the criteria for selection.
  • Vacancies arising in the seats allotted for GATE passed candidates will be filled up by the NonGATE candidates of Puducherry, failing which, by GATE passed candidates from other states / other UTs, failing which, by Non-Gate Candidates from other states / other UTs.
  • The SC/ST vacancies of Puducherry quota will be filled by Non-GATE SC/ST candidates of U.T. of Puducherry, failing which, by GATE passed SC /ST candidates from Other States / other UTs.

(b) Other State Candidates:

  • Admission shall be based on GATE percentile. In case of a tie in the GATE score, the aggregate marks of the qualifying examination (3rd semester to 8th semester)/CGPA will be the criteria for selection.
  • Vacancies arising in seats allotted for GATE passed candidates from Other States / other UTs will be filled up by non-GATE candidates from Other States/other UTs, failing which, by the GATE/non-GATE candidates of Puducherry General (taken in the order).
  • The SC/ST vacancies of Other States / other UTs will be filled by SC/ST candidates of U.T. of Puducherry with GATE score, failing which, by non-GATE SC/ST candidates of U.T. of Puducherry.

(c) Sponsored Candidates:

  • Sponsored candidates must have two years of full time work experience after obtaining the prescribed minimum qualification for admission. Further, the work experience should be from a registered firm# / company# / Industry# / Educational and Research Institution / any Government Department / Government Autonomous Organisation, in the relevant field in which the admission is sought.
  • A maximum of FIVE seats in each programme is earmarked for sponsored for sponsored candidates.
  • Sponsored candidates shall be treated as non-GATE candidates and (i) 40% weightage of marks for experience (at the rate of 4% for each completed year of experience excluding the first two years which is the minimum requirement, subject to a maximum of 40%) and (ii) 60% weightage of marks shall be given for the entrance examination to be conducted by CENTAC-PG. The aggregate of marks obtained in (i) and (ii) stated above shall be the criteria for selection.
  • Vacancies arising in the seats allotted for sponsored category candidates will be filled up by respective Pondicherry and other State category General candidates.

#The sponsoring firm / company / industry should be a member of CII / NSI / Builders Association / any other recognized professional body at national/state level. The candidate sponsored should be a confirmed employee.

(d) Non-GATE Candidates:

  • Selection of non-GATE candidates will be based on the performance in an Entrance Examination conducted by the CENTAC-PG.
  • The candidates under non-GATE and sponsored categories should obtain the minimum marks in the entrance examination as given below: (i) SC/ST candidates should have obtained at least 10% of the maximum marks obtained in that discipline. (ii) All other candidates should have obtained at least 20% of the maximum marks obtained in that discipline.

M.Sc. in Materials Science & Technology

  • Selection is based on the performance of candidates in the entrance examination to be conducted by CENTAC–PG.
  • Tie, if any, will be resolved by considering the aggregate marks in Part-III of the qualifying examination

M.Phil. in Physics (Material Science)

  • Selection is based on the aggregate of marks obtained in the qualifying examinations and on the performance of the candidate in the personal interview which will be on the broad area of the proposed research. The weightage of marks will be: 20% for UG degree; 40% for PG degree and 40% for personal interview.

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Out of the total sanctioned intake in PEC, 75% of the seats are reserved for candidates from U.T. of Puducherry and 25% of the seats reserved for candidates from other states/UTs. Lateral Entry seats are reserved only for candidates from U.T. of Puducherry.
  • Selection will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination to be conducted by the CENTAC-PG.
  • Tie, if any, will be resolved by considering the aggregate marks/CGPA in Part-III of the qualifying examination.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Selection will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination to be conducted by the CENTAC-PG.
  • 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.

Counselling for Admission

The admission is based on the merit, category of the candidates, and availability of vacancies at the time of counselling. All admissions made by CENTAC-PG are provisional and subject to the approval by the Pondicherry University.

Venue : Counselling for PG programmes will be conducted at the Office of the CENTAC-PG, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pillaichavady, Puducherry – 605 014.

Date and Time

  • Candidates shall be called for counselling as per their merit. Candidates to be called for counselling shall be intimated through call letters or by a public notification in newspapers and by uploading the information in the Pondicherry Engineering College web site (www.pec.edu). No change of date / time of counselling is allowed. CENTAC-PG will not be responsible for postal delay, if any, and non-delivery of counselling intimation whatever reason thereto.
  • Candidates, who do not attend the counselling on the specified date and time, have to forego the claim for admission. However, due to unforeseen circumstances and unavoidable reasons, if a candidate is unable to attend the counselling on the indicated date and time, he / she can attend on a subsequent date and time, during the counselling period, with prior permission of the Convenor, CENTAC-PG. But, the candidate can only opt for the seat available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per his / her original rank. In any case, counselling will not be done in the absence of candidates.
  • Unfilled seats arising out of whatever reason/(s), will be filled-up during the subsequent counseling. Details of such vacancies will be notified in the www.pec.edu web site only and such information will also be updated periodically.
  • Individual intimation will not be sent to candidates for Counseling for seats arising due to vacancies. The vacancies “shall be open” to all candidates who have applied for admission through CENTAC-PG, including the candidates already admitted during the earlier counseling. In the final counseling all the unfilled seats will be brought under the general category of U.T. of Puducherry, and filled subsequently.

Verification of Original Certificates : Candidates called for counselling shall be required to submit all the documents in original for verification at the time of counselling. Candidates, who fail to produce the required documents in original, shall not be allowed to participate in counselling. However, if a candidate has deposited the original certificates to an institution where he / she has already been admitted, a letter to that effect issued by the Head of the institution should be produced. Only in that case, attested / true copy of certificates will be accepted for verification.

Counselling Fees

  • A counseling fee of Rs.1100/- (Rs.550/- for SC/ST) will be collected from each candidate. The counseling fee of Rs.1100/- (Rs.550/- for SC/ST candidates) will not be refunded for those candidates, who have been selected and offered a seat in the counselling.
  • The counseling fee should be in the form of ‘Demand Draft’ drawn in favour of “The Convenor, CENTAC-PG”, PAYABLE at Puducherry. Payment by cheques, postal orders, money orders and Cash will not be accepted. No candidate will be allowed to participate/attend in the counseling process without the prescribed counseling fee.

Seats Intake

Details of the colleges, programmes offered against each college and the number of seats in each programme run by the Government/Societies and unaided private professional colleges in the U.T. of Puducherry, coming under the purview of CENTAC-PG is given below.

  • Government Quota seats in Private and Unaided Professional Institutions shall be filled only by candidates from U.T. of Puducherry and the actual number of seats will be known only at the time of counseling.

Note: Subsequent to the publication of admission notification for the academic year 2017-18, if any, new college/(s), new programme/(s) or change in intake to various existing programme/(s) is / are approved by the U.T. of Puducherry, and /or other statutory bodies, for admission during the academic year 2017-18, candidates who have already applied through CENTAC-PG for admission will be automatically considered for admission to those college/(s), programme/ (s) also.

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