There are 9 medical colleges in Pondicherry. These 8 colleges offer 1380 MBBS seats in Pondicherry. Of these total seats in Pondicherry for MBBS, a majority of the seats fall under the total 6 private medical colleges in Pondicherry which is 1000 and rest 380 MBBS Seats are held by 2 Pondicherry government medical colleges. Moreover, all the 8 medical colleges of Pondicherry along with Puducherry Institute of Medical Science and Research provide opportunities for postgraduate studies with 759 seats under MD/MS/Diploma programs.
For super specialty program, 3 medical colleges of Pondicherry offer 58 seats in DM/MCH programs.
In the table below you can find the Total Tuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Pvt Medical College. In Pondicherry, Private Medical Colleges participate solely in State Counseling procedures and not in All India Counseling. Hence, All India Quota cut off details is not available.
There are numerous benefits to the MBBS Abroad over study at Private Medical College in India. You can refer to the below table to understand the values we fetch in MBBS Abroad on various critical parameters, that are crucial before deciding the right path
Small Groups of 15-20 Students in each batch, Test after every Conceptual Class
100-150 students in a batch
Grading of Academics
Mostly European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
University Level, CBME
Opportunities for Global Medical PG
US, CANADA, Gulf Region, UK and other European Countries incl India
Moderate to High
Multiple Hospitals for different speciality
College Hospital only
Teaching Experience of Medical Colleges
In Pondicherry, most of the colleges have above 10 years of experience. It is always important to select an old medical college as there is no shortage of faculties and they are well experienced too, which is the primary requirement of a MBBS student for their learning.
Name of Medical college
1. AarupadaiVeedu Medical College, Pondicherry
2. Vinayaka Missions Medical College, Karaikal, Pondicherry
3. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
4. Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Pondicherry
5. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry
6. Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pondicherry
7. Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry
More Than 25 Years
1. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
NEET-UG Exam dates 2023
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2022 examination on Sunday, 17 July 2022 in pen & paper mode. The examination will serve as a uniform entrance examination for MBBS admission and other stream like BDS/ BAMS/ BSMS/ BUMS/ BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses.
You can find the tentative date for NEET UG 2022 Exam
NEET 2022 (Actual)
Expected Date NEET 2023
NEET exam notification
15th Dec 2022
NEET application form date by NTA
Last date to submit NEET application form
NEET UG Admit Card Release Date
1st/2nd Week Jul
1st Week of May 2023
NEET Exam Date
7th May 2023
1st Week of Jul 2023
NEET-UG 2023 Cut Off
The Centralized Admission Committee, Pillaichavady is responsible for conducting State counseling for the allocation of 85% of MBBS Seats in Govt and Private Medical colleges under State Quota. However, MCC is the governing body for filling the rest of 15 % seats through All India Quota seats in Govt Medical College and 100% Seats in Deemed University. Those who qualified NEET are eligible to apply in both the counseling processes. Please refer to the table below to find Cut off marks for each category.
Please find the table below indicating Actual NEET UG cut off for 2021 and 2022 and Expected NEET 2023 Cut off
NEET-UG 2021 Cut-off
NEET-UG 2022 Cut-off
NEET-UG 2023 Cut off
Pondicherry NEET-UG Counselling 2023 dates
Seat allocation is being done in multiple phases both in All India counseling and State counseling of Pondicherry. This is because, many seats become vacant due to withdrawal of seats by the students for not getting college of their choice, not able to arrange the funds for fees, Lack of proof of their category under which they applied etc. Once the dates for reporting to the college/ Fee deposits/Submitting documents is passed all such seats made available for the next rounds. In the below table, you can find the details for counseling rounds in All India and State counseling followed for MBBS Seat Allocation-
NEET-UG Counselling 2022 (Actual)
NEET-UG Counselling 2023 (Expected)
Announcement of Counselling Dates
3rd Week of Oct 2022
3rd Week of Aug 2023
Result of All India Counselling Round-1/Round-2
1st/3rd Week of Nov 2022
1st Week/3rd Week of Sep 2023
Result of All India Counselling Mop Up and Stray Round
4th Week of Nov/1st Week of Dec 2022
4th Week of Sep/1st Week of Oct 2023
The CENTAC, Pillaichavady, Prepares and publish the State Merit list of under each category. Students can assess their chance to get college of their choice based on previous year’s Cut offs of that college. If you want to be sure about the chances it is recommended to use MOKSH College Predictor which utilizes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology. Also, this college predictor will give you an idea and will predict the college possible for you based on your current NEET Ranking, Reservation category and Other Quotas applicable for you.
Eligibility for Pondicherry NEET-UG 2023 Counselling
Your age must be no less than 17 years.
You must have qualified the NEET exam.
MBBS Pondicherry cut-off 2023 10+2 with a score of at least 50% in PCB (for general category), 45% (for general PH) and 40% for ST/SC/OBC.
Your core subjects for 10+2 have to be Biology, Chemistry, English, and Physics.
For those who wish for state quota seat must meet the NEET domicile criteria of Pondicherry.
How to Register for Pondicherry NEET UG Counselling 2023
Register on the official website and obtain your credentials.
Fill the application form with all the necessary details including your personal and academic ones.
Once you successfully fill the form, you will now be given with a unique registration ID and password which will further be used to complete the application process.
Remember you are supposed to be very meticulous while filling your details otherwise there are chances of your application getting rejected.
The documents needed to be furnished during MBBS in Manipur admission procedure are listed below –
10 Passport sized photographs (The photograph must be the same as those used in the NEET application form and hall ticket)
Fee payment receipt
Printout of the application form
Documents that are subject to applicability –
Reservation category certificate
PWD (Persons With Disability) certificate
Gap period affidavit
Freedom fighter certificate
General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
Your Chance to get a MBBS Seat in Pondicherry
The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.
Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!
MOKSH AI-based MBBS college predictor predicts your chances of getting an MBBS seat in PondicherryState Medical colleges in All India Counselling NEET UG 2023 and PondicherryState Counselling NEET-UG 2023 under various Seat categories like Govt., Management or NRI Seat. For assessing your chances of getting a seat, the MOKSH Predictor algorithm takes categories/sub-category or various Quotas into consideration as per Govt. regulations. It also takes into account historical data published by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) or State Dept. responsible for counselling Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC).
During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting a Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!
Total Applicants NEET PG 2021
Govt Med College
Pvt Med College
MD (Non Clinical)
Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist?
NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of the internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will clear NEXT-2 are awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the Next Exam.
We are well aware of the difficulty of getting a PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much more easily. US Healthcare system is considered one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during an internship, and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.
MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.
Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether she is fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.
In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK.The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.
The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).
After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.
By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. The COVID pandemic has resulted in a major change that has affected life everywhere and at every level.
Especially the healthcare sector has faced unprecedented pressure. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.
PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 which would qualify you to apply for the visa.
Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,