MBA Counselling

CENTAC Final Counselling for MBA from 13th September, 2012

The second and final phase of MBA counselling through the Centralised Admissions Committee will take place on 13th September, 2012, a release said.

Counselling for special quotas, including Freedom Fighters, Wards of Defence Personnel, Physically Challenged, Scheduled Caste and Backward Tribes will take place from 9 am to 10 am. Counselling for the general quota with entrance marks of 41 and above will be held from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, for general counselling for 25 marks to 40 marks will be held from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Counselling for the remaining students will be held from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm, the release said.

No individual call letters has been sent for the second counselling.


Vacant Seats

11 Seats Vacant in CENTAC for Biology based Courses

Of the total 997 seats available through the Centralised Admissions Committee ( for both Puducherry and other States quotas ), there are 11 vacant seats after the first round of counselling.

During the Other States counselling that took place on 15th July, 2012, 12 of the 13 seats were filled and only one B.Sc. Nursing seat under the Scheduled Tribe quota remained vacant, officials from CENTAC told TheHindu .

For candidates from the Union Territory, there were a total of 984 seats available at the start of counselling – including one seat in the Trivandrum Medical College and one in the Thrissur Medical College. As on Monday, there are 10 seats left vacant.

For MBBS, there is one seat in the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College for a Mahe Scheduled Caste candidate and one Backward Tribe seat at the Sree Lakshminarayana Institute of Medical Sciences. The majority of the vacant seats are in Nursing, where there are eight seats that remained unfilled. The Mother Theresa Postgraduate Institute of Health Sciences has two seats remaining for UT candidates – one for a Karaikal Backward Tribe candidate and one for a Mahe Scheduled Caste candidate. There is one seat each in RAAK Nursing College, Indirani College of Nursing and East Coast Institute of Medical Sciences and two seats in Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College. For further details visit


Final Day Counselling

All Medical Seats filled on Final Day of Counselling

All available MBBS seats under the government quota in various medical colleges in Pondicherry have been filled on the final day of the counselling conducted through the Centralised Admissions Committee (CENTAC).

According to an official at CENTAC, the counselling for medical seats concluded on Thursday with the seats released by the court being filled in the morning.

The total number of seats available under the government quota was 415. This included the 150 seats in the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute.

It is to be recalled that as per the directions of the Supreme Court, admission process for professional courses should be completed on or before 30th September, 2010.

This direction has been adhered to by CENTAC with the process being completed on Thursday.

Engineering Vacancy

The official said that as per the final tally, 515 engineering seats across Puducherry were left vacant. The last phase of counselling for the engineering seats concluded on Wednesday.

The question that now arises is how the government would handle the vacancy situation.

According to a senior official at the Department of Collegiate Education, a decision on whether to allow private colleges to convert the vacant government quota seats into management quota will be taken after the department receives a detailed report from CENTAC.

Last year, the seats that were left vacant at the end of the counselling were converted to management quota seats and the respective colleges were allowed to fill the vacancy on their own.


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