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

1 Aarupadai Veedu Medical College Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.) Trust 1999 100 37
2 Mahatma Gandhi Medical college & Research Institute Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed Univ.) Trust 2002 150 92
3 Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Pondicherry University Trust 2000 100 48
4 Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences Bharath University (Deemed Univ.) Trust 2006 150 6
5 Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical college & Hospital Pondicherry University Trust 2006 150 52
6 Sri Venkateswaraa Medical college, Hospital & Research Centre Pondicherry University Trust 2007 150 18
7 Vinayaka Missions Medical college Vinayaka Missions University (Deemed Univ.) Trust 1997 100 37
          900 290

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.