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Sunday, May 15, 2011

MGPGI BDS Course Admission Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences (MGPGI)
PUDUCHERRY - 605 006

Centralized Admissions Committee (CENTAC), Govt. of Puducherry

BDS course Admission 

The duration of the BDS course is five (5) academic years without Internship.

The BDS degree is awarded by the Pondicherry (Central) University after successful completion of the course.

The Institution is also offering Post Graduate courses (MDS Course) in the following specialities. The duration of the Post Graduate Course is three academic years.

i) Prosthodontics & Oral Implantology
ii) Oral Pathology & Microbiology
iii) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
iv) Oral Medicine & Radiology
v) Pedodontics
vi) Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
vii) Periodontics

The Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Puducherry is the VISITOR to this Institution.


1) Last date for submission of filled in application : 24/06/2011
2) I BDS Course commences on : 2nd week of August 2011
(Subject to change)


(a) Basic Requirements for Admission:-

1. Five seats (5) of the BDS Course at Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences (MGPGI) are permitted to be filled in by Non-Resident Indians / NRI sponsored / Foreign students for the academic year 2011-2012.

2. Admissions under the above mentioned category are made to the I year BDS course based on the marks obtained by the student in HSC Biology / Botany & Zoology, Physics and Chemistry including practicals. When more than one candidate have got the same marks in the common merit list (i.e. the merit list prepared after merging the normalized marks of candidates from various Boards), the ‘inter-se merit’ among such candidates, for each course shall be determined “in the order of priority” as specified below :-

(i) Percentage of actual marks in Biology / Botany & Zoology.

(ii) Percentage of actual marks in Physics.

(iii) Percentage of actual marks in Chemistry

(iv) Total normalized marks’ of all eligible subjects prescribed for the course.

(v) Date of Birth.

(vi) Random number assigned.

3) The fee of the application form is Rs.2000/- or equivalent in US Dollars by Demand Draft only.


The admission fee shall be US $ 18,000.00 and amount should be paid in US $ only. Besides, the admission fee, annual tuition fee of Rs.1.00 lakh (Rupees one lakh only) is payable every year. The admission Fee as well as annual tuition fee should be paid immediately when the candidate is selected for admission.

University Recognition fee / Examination fee / Development fee and Sports fee or any such other fee prescribed by the Pondicherry Central University shall be borne by the student.

If any candidate fails to join the course or discontinues the course at any time, the fees once paid shall not be refunded in any case and they will get their certificates back only after paying the fees for the remaining part of the course.

Candidates should have completed 17 years of age as on 31-12-2011. No upper age limit is prescribed.

Candidates for admission to the BDS degree course should have a pass in the Higher Secondary examination (Academic) conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of any State Board i.e. 12th standard or any other equivalent examination thereto as recognized by the Pondicherry Central University, candidate for admission to BDS course must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% as above and must have qualifying marks in English.

The following certificates shall be submitted alongwith the application for admission.

(i) Birth Certificates/SSLC Marklist/ Proof of Date of Birth

(ii) Higher Secondary Marklist / XII Marklist.

(iii) Transfer Certificate issued by the Institution last studied

(iv) Foreign students should hold / produce valid visa obtained from the concerned Indian Mission abroad.

(v) Caste certificate from the Competent authority obtained or or after 01.04.2011.

The application in the prescribed form complete in all respects alongwith copies of all certificates/documents should reach the office of the Director, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Indira Nagar, Puducherry–605 006, on or before 24/06/2011 by 5.00 pm.

Applications which are incomplete, defective or received after the due date shall summarily be rejected and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

It would be convenient if the candidates arrange themselves to receive any communication by post in India.

Foreign National (students) shall follow the directions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time wherever applicable to them.

Candidates provisionally selected for admission shall be intimated under certificate of posting. No communications shall be sent to the applicant not selected and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

The candidates who are provisionally selected should bring all certificates / documents in original at the time of admission, failing which the provisional admission offered shall be cancelled. Candidates are advised to take enough numbers of photocopies of the documents before submitting the original documents to this institution.

All admissions made are provisional and subject to the approval of the Pondicherry Central University. 

The candidates may be called for counseling if necessary. Having been called for admission/counseling does not necessarily means acceptance of eligibility for admission. 

Candidates who are provisionally selected for admission should themselves get medically examined by the Medical Board, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry and produce a Medical Fitness Certificate in original at the time of admission.

The classes for I BDS Course shall commence from 2nd week of August 2011 (subject to change).

The Institute has excellent hostel facilities for boys and girls separately. Hostel accommodation will be subject to availability of accommodation for which Hostel fees shall be paid separately.

Any further details about the Institution can be obtained from the institute website :

Candidates shall themselves ensure that they are eligible for the admission before the application is submitted. The admission of any candidate not possessing the required and recognized qualification either based on false certificates or by oversight shall be liable to be cancelled and the candidate shall have no cause for grievance.

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute
of Dental Sciences,
Govt. of Puducherry Instn.,
PONDICHERRY - 605 006.

ABOUT Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences (MGPGI)
Pondicherry Dental College and Hospital was established in the year 1990. It was rechristened as Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital by the then  Lt. Governor, Her Excellency late Dr. (Tmt.) Rajendra Kumari Bajpai in the year 1995. It was renamed and upgraded to Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences on 08.09.2005. It is proposed to develop the Institute on par with other leading Medical Institutes in the country like AIIMS (New Delhi), PGI (Chandigarh), SGPGI (Lucknow).  The Institution has chosen the motto “Knowledge is Power” emphasizing that knowledge is the most essential thing to empower a person. Presently, it is offering 5 year BDS course (inclusive of one year paid compulsory rotatory internship). Postgraduate course is offered in seven specialities. Starting of Postgraduate programmes in two more specialities is in the pipeline.Since its inception. The degrees (BDS and MDS) are recognized by the Dental Council of India and this Institution is affiliated to the Pondicherry University (a Central University). 

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