MGPGI Puducherry BDS Admission 2018 is done through CENTAC and NEET Entrance Exams. Admission to NRI seats is also done through CENTAC. Interest candidates can apply in the relevant entrance exams for BDS seats. The seats allotted under the All India Quota are filled in by the candidates sponsored by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Govt. of India through the Entrance Examination conducted on All India basis.

Course offered: BDS (Bachelor of Dental Sciences). The duration of the BDS course is five (5) academic years including one year paid Internship. The BDS degree is awarded by the Pondicherry (Central) University after successful completion of the course.

Latest: Application form for admission to BDS course (NRI/NRI Sponsored / Foreign Students) has been released. Candidate can download the same from the link provided below.

MGPGI Puducherry BDS Admission 2018

The application in the prescribed form complete in all respects alongwith copies of all certificates/documents needs to be submitted till the last date as scheduled by the MGPGI. It should reach the office of the Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Indira Nagar, Puducherry–605 006, on or before the last date by 5.00 pm.

Event Dates
Last date for submission of filled in application 18 Jul 2018
Bds Course Commences on 2nd week of Aug 2018

Application Form: Click here to Download Application Form for BDS course (NRI / NRI Sponsored / OCI Students)

Applications which are incomplete, defective or received after the due date shall summarily be rejected and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

Application Fee

  • The fee for the application form is Rs. 2500/- or equivalent in US Dollars.

Mode of Payment – All payments shall be made by crossed Demand Draft only, drawn in favour of Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry Payable at State Bank of India, Puducherry.

The admission fee shall be US $ 22,000.00 and the amount should be paid in US $ by Demand Draft only. Besides, the admission fee, annual tuition fee of Rs. 1.21 lakh (Rupees one lakh and twenty-one thousand only) is payable every year. The admission Fee, as well as annual tuition fee, should be paid immediately when the candidate is selected for admission.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for admission to the BDS degree course under NRI / NRI Sponsored/Foreign Students should have a pass in the Higher Secondary examination (Academic) conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of any State Board i.e. 12th standard or any other equivalent examination thereto as recognized by the Pondicherry Central University, candidate for admission to BDS course must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination. NRI / NRI Sponsored / Foreign Students shall be treated as general category only.

Age Limit – Candidates should have completed 17 years of age as on 31-12-2018. No upper age limit is prescribed.

Admission Procedure

Basic Requirements for Admission:-

  • Five seats (5) of the BDS Course at Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences (MGPGI) are permitted to be filled in by Non-Resident Indians / NRI sponsored / Foreign students for the academic year 2018-2019.
  • Admissions under the above-mentioned category are made by CENTAC to the I year BDS course based only on the NEET – 2018 marks obtained by the students. NRI / NRI Sponsored / OCI Students should have appeared for NEET (UG) – 2018.

Selection Process

For Admission to BDS course (NRI/NRI Sponsored / Foreign Students)- Selection of candidates for admission to BDS Degree courses is based on the National Entrance Examination Test (NEET) conducted by Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India Score only. The candidates are required to attach the Xerox copy of the NEET Rank and Score.

Entrance Exams: NEET, CENTAC

Seat Intake

The sanctioned intake for the undergraduate (BDS) course is 40 seats under the following categories.

Categories No. of Seats
Puducherry Domicile 29
Non-Resident Indians / NRI Sponsored / Foreign students 5
All India Quota 6
Total 40

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