Private Medical Colleges in Puducherry.

There are 7 Private Medical Colleges in Puducherry that are professionally managed by trusts.

3 institutions are affiliated to Pondicherry University.

2 are affiliated to Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed), 1 to Bharath University (Deemed), Chennai, and 1 to Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed).

There are 900 MBBS and 290 PG seats available for admission in the private medical colleges in Puducherry.

An entrance examination conducted by the 4 private colleges association CETPPMC (Common Entrance Test for Pondicherry Private Medical Colleges).

The 3 deemed universities independently conduct their own entrance examination.

The students after passing out of these private medical colleges in Puducherry are awarded degrees that are recognized by MCI.

CETPPMC – Common Entrance Test of Pondicherry Private Medical College Management Association
CENTAC – Central Admission Committee Puducherry

List of Private Medical Colleges in Puducherry

S. No.

Name of  Institution

University Name



MBBS Seats

PG Seats

1Aarupadai Veedu Medical CollegeVinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.)Trust199910037
2Mahatma Gandhi Medical college & Research InstituteSri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed Univ.)Trust200215092
3Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences & ResearchPondicherry UniversityTrust200010048
4Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical SciencesBharath University (Deemed Univ.)Trust20061506
5Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical college & HospitalPondicherry UniversityTrust200615052
6Sri Venkateswaraa Medical college, Hospital & Research CentrePondicherry UniversityTrust200715018
7Vinayaka Missions Medical collegeVinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.)Trust199710037

CETPPMC for MBBS Course / PG Courses in Puducherry

CETPPMC (Common Entrance Test of Pondicherry Private Medical college Management Association), a private un-aided educational institutions association, conducts a parallel entrance test to fill some part of the seats of engineering / medical / dental institutions in Puducherry, known as Pondicherry Linguistic & Religious Minority Medical and Dental Colleges Welfare Association.

“Non-Local students and students, who are not eligible to be considered in the Local quota, can appear for the CETPPMC (Pondicherry Private Medical Institutions Management Association) conducted entrance examination.”

The CETPPMC entrance examination is the prerequisite for admission into MBBS / PG Courses offered in the Private institutions (Pondicherry Linguistic & Religious Minority Medical and Dental Colleges Welfare Association) in the state for the students who are from non-Local states and for students who are not eligible for CENTAC.