Medical Colleges in Pondicherry

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Students have to pass a common entrance test known as Joint Entrance Test (JET) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Pondicherry and Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Karaikal.

Separate rules regulate admission to MBBS course in Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry.

Admission is open to Pondicherry residents except All India PM/PD Test qualifiers. The term ‘resident’ is clarified by the authorities as:

  1. A person residing since 5 yrs in Pondicherry or

  2. He has passed SSLC/HSC for which he has attended 3 successive and consecutive classes immediately preceding the qualifying exam. These classes should be located in the UT of Pondicherry and the teachers should have their residence in Pondicherry for 3 yrs.


Exemption is given to Children of Central/State Government employees/Public Sector Undertaking serving in Pondicherry; French nationals residing in the UT of Pondicherry.

Medical Colleges

  • Jawahar Institute of PG Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
  • Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Karaikal.

Dental Colleges

  • Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Pondicherry

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