Medical Colleges in Puducherry. 9 Institutions. 2 Government. 7 Private.

There are 9 colleges in Puducherry.  are state-owned and 7 are run by private trusts.

There are 4 colleges that are having Deemed University status from the list, 7 colleges are managed by private trusts.

Among the 2 government colleges list 1 college autonomous under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

And in 7 private-trusts managed colleges list there is one such college that offers only MBBS and no PG.

“The list below consists of the medical colleges in Puducherry owned by government, run by private trusts & having  deemed status.”

Further below in the later paragraphs, we have presented list of institutions with details of the number of MBBS and PG seats available to the aspirants for admission.

To start with, we have given below the list of the colleges:

List of Medical Colleges in Puducherry

All 9 colleges all in Puducherry. The lists of institutions have been given below for your perusal:

S. No.

Name of  Institution

University Name



MBBS Seats

PG Seats

1Aarupadai Veedu Medical collegeVinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.)Trust199910037
2Indira Gandhi Medical college & Research Institute Pondicherry UniversityGovt.2010150
3Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Statutory AutonomousGovt.19567570
4Mahatma Gandhi Medical college & Research Institute,Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed Univ.)Trust200215092
5Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences & ResearchPondicherry UniversityTrust200010048
6Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical SciencesBharath University (Deemed Univ.)Trust20061506
7Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical college & HospitalPondicherry UniversityTrust200615052
8Sri Venkateswaraa Medical College, Hospital & Research CentrePondicherry UniversityTrust200715018
9Vinayaka Missions Medical College Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.)Trust199710037

Deemed University Medical Colleges in Puducherry

There are only 3 Deemed University institutions in the list. These Universities are established as Deemed University or to be Deemed University in terms of rules framed under the UGC Act, 1956.

Medical Colleges in Puducherry.

  • There are 500 UG & 172 PG seats available for admission in the Deemed University Medical Colleges in Puducherry.
  • The Deemed University conducts its own entrance examination. The students are selected on merit and counseling.

The UG course of MBBS and PG courses of MD / MS / PG Diploma are available for admission into medical colleges in Puducherry. Given below is the list of Deemed University institutions:

List of Deemed University Colleges in Puducherry

The institutions are 4 in number. All of the institutions in Puducherry. The medical colleges in Puducherry have been listed below for your knowledge:

S. No.

Name of  Institution

University Name



MBBS Seats

PG Seats

1Aarupadai Veedu Medical College Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.)Trust199910037
2Mahatma Gandhi Medical college & Research Institute Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry (Deemed Univ.)Trust200215092
3Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences Bharath University (Deemed Univ.)Trust20061506
4Vinayaka Missions Medical College Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.)Trust199710037

Medical Colleges in Puducherry affiliated to Universities in Puducherry are as under:

4  institutions to Pondicherry University, 2 Deemed  institutions to Vinayaka Missions University, 1 Deemed  institution to Bharath University, 1 Deemed  institution to Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth & One institution is JIPMER which is Autonomous

“The numbers of seats available every year at these medical colleges for admission in UG (MBBS) are 1125 and PG (MD / MS / PG Diploma) are 360.”

CENTAC, JIPMER, CETPPMC & Deemed Universities conduct the process of admission to MBBS, PG Degree and Diploma Courses in the Government / Private medical colleges in Puducherry.

Recognized by MCI

The MBBS / PG degree awarded by Pondicherry University, Vinayaka Missions University, Bharath University, Chennai, (JIPMER) Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry & Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University are recognized by MCI.

MCI is a statutory body, established by the India Medical Council Act responsible for establishing and maintaining uniform standard of medical education and recognition of medical qualification of India & abroad.

Common Entrance Test for Non-Local Students of Puducherry

  • For Non-Local students a common entrance test by private medical colleges in Puducherry is conducted by CETPPMC (Pondicherry Linguistic & Religious Minority Medical and Dental Colleges Welfare Association).
  • Deemed Universities which conducts its own entrance test and have autonomous rules.

Ranks obtained in the JIPMER & Deemed Universities is the prerequisite for admission into MBBS offered in the medical colleges in Puducherry for the eligible students. Later eligible MBBS graduates for PG Courses.

Deemed Universities for MBBS / PG Courses in Puducherry

The Deemed Universities  Institutions of  Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, Vinayaka Missions Medical College & Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences – have their own entrance test.

Students from all India are eligible for appear for the entrance test conducted at various important centers in India.

This Deemed university status medical colleges in Puducherry give opportunity to the admission aspirants for MBBS / PG from India.

Local Students, Non-Local students and students, who are not eligible to be considered in the Local quota, can appear for the Deemed University conducted examination. The Deemed Universities entrance examination is the prerequisite for admission into MBBS / PG Courses offered in  Deemed medical colleges in Puducherry for the students who are from non-Local states and for students who are not eligible for CENTAC.