Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling 2024

Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling 2024 will be conducted by Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) in a systematic procedure that enables eligible candidates to secure admissions into MDS courses offered by renowned Dental Colleges in Pondicherry. The counseling process follows a merit-based system, wherein candidates are allotted seats based on their NEET MDS ranks, reservation policies, and availability of seats in their preferred colleges and specialties. The counseling process for Pondicherry NEET MDS typically involves online registration, document verification, choice filling, seat allotment, and reporting to the allotted college. The Directorate of Medical Education, Pondicherry, and Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) plays an important role in coordinating and overseeing the counseling process to ensure a fair and transparent admission procedure. The counselling process begins with the registration of eligible candidates on the official website (https://www.centacpuducherry.in/).

Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling will start from first week of June (Tentative) and complete schedule will be released by Centralised Admission Committee. The state counselling authority will conduct counselling for 50% of Government MDS Colleges seats and 100% Private MDS Colleges Seats, counselling for remaining 50% seats of government MDS Colleges will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Candidates aspiring to participate in the Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling must fulfill certain eligibility criteria, including possessing a valid NEET MDS score, completing their Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from a recognized dental college, and meeting the minimum qualifying criteria set by the respective authorities.

Highlights 

Specifics Details
Counselling Name Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling 
Name of the Counselling AuthorityDirectorate of Medical Education, Pondicherry, Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) 
Counselling ProcessState centralized counseling
Entrance Exam for Medical Course  NEET MDS Exam
NEET MDS Result Date3 April 2024
Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling  Start DateFirst Week Of June 2024 (Tentative)
Eligibility CriteriaCandidates must qualify NEET MDS and meet the required cutoff scores.
Counselling LevelState-Level
Counselling ModeOnline
Registration ModeOnline
Counselling RoundsMultiple Rounds
Course OfferedMDS and specialization courses
Official Websitehttps://www.centacpuducherry.in/

Counsellling Dates 

Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling schedule is an important part of the admission process for undergraduate dental programs. The Pondicherry NEET MDS counselling schedule typically includes key dates for online registration, choice filling, seat allotment, reporting to assigned institutes, document verification, and subsequent rounds of counseling. Candidates must keep up to date with the official Pondicherry counseling website or notifications to avoid missing any important deadlines.

Counselling EventTentative Dates
Online RegistrationTo be announced
Document VerificationTo be announced
Publication of Merit ListTo be announced
Choice Filling and LockingTo be announced
Seat Allotment – Round 1To be announced
Reporting to Allotted College – Round 1To be announced
Second Round CounsellingTo be announced
Mop-Up Round CounsellingTo be announced

MDS Course Specializations

SpecializationDuration
Master of Dental Surgery3 Years
Oral Pathology and Microbiology3 Years
Periodontology3 Years
Oral Medicine and Radiology3 Years
Prosthodontics3 Years
Preventive Dentistry3 Years
Conservative Dentistry3 Years
Periodontics3 Years
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery3 Years
Orthodontics and Dentofacial surgery3 Years

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility CriteriaRequirements
Educational QualificationThe candidate must have passed the final BDS examination from any recognized institution/university.
Completion of InternshipThe candidate must have completed a one-year compulsory rotating internship. The internship should be completed on or before 31st July  for MDS courses. The candidate must submit the internship completion certificate at the time of admission.
Minimum Required Percentile in NEET-MDSTo become eligible for admission, the candidate must obtain a minimum required percentile in NEET-MDS. The specific percentile requirement will be prescribed by regulatory authorities such as the National Board of Examination, National Medical Commission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, etc.

NEET MDS Cut off

CategoriesCut off percentileCutoff marks
General50th272
SC/ST/OBC40th238
General-PH45th255
SC/ST/OBC-PH40th238

Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling Registration Process – State Quota

  • Step 1: Visit the website www.centacpuducherry.in for online registration.
  • Step 2: Click on “New Registration” and provide a valid mobile number and email ID for future communication.
  • Step 3: Create a new password (up to six characters) specifically for this registration.
  • Step 4: Enter a valid mobile phone number (10 digits) without any prefix.
  • Step 5: Verify that all details on the form are correct as they will be used throughout the admission process.
  • Step 6: Log in using your registered email ID and password.
  • Step 7: Fill in all the required details in the application form.

Step 8: Upload the following documents (as necessary):

  • Passport-sized photograph of the applicant (20 to 50 KB).
  • Scanned signature of the applicant (20 to 50 KB).
  • Self-attested copy of High School/Higher Secondary Certificate/Birth Certificate for date of birth verification (100 to 500 KB).
  • Self-attested copy of certificate supporting educational qualifications, such as MBBS Degree/BDS Degree (100 to 500 KB).
  • Self-attested copy of Residence/Community/EWS/Freedom Fighter/Ex-Serviceman/Person with Disabilities/Sports certificates, if applicable (100 to 500 KB).
  • Self-attested copy of Admit Card of NEET-PG/NEET-MDS- (100 to 500 KB).
  • Self-attested copy of Scorecard of NEET-PG/NEET-MDS- (100 to 500 KB).
  • Check that all uploaded files are correct, and proceed to the payment section.

Step 9: Make the online application fee payment as per the fee structure provided:

Government Quota (Puducherry Residents only)

Application Fees

CategoriesFees
All categories except SC/ST/PwDRs. 3000/-
SC/ST/PwDRs. 1500/-
Management Quota (All categories): Rs. 5000/-
NRI (For PG Dental only)Rs. 10,000/-

Step 10: Once the payment is made, the application submission process is complete.

Note: Please note that the candidate’s eligibility for the program is essential. If a candidate does not meet the minimum eligibility criteria, the allotted seat will be canceled, and fees paid will not be refunded. Remember to bring a printout of the Application Form, Allotment letter, and original certificates, along with self-attested photocopies of the required documents, during the admission process.

Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling Process – State Quota

  • Step 1:  Online Registration: Visit the official website for Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling and complete the online registration process by providing your personal details, contact information, and NEET MDS  Rank.
  • Step 2:  Document Upload: Upload the required documents, including a passport-sized photograph, scanned signature, NEET MDS  Admit Card, NEET MDS  Scorecard, and other relevant certificates.
  • Step 3:  Course Preference Submission: Indicate your preferred MDS courses in the order of priority. Carefully consider your choices as they will influence the seat allotment.
  • Step 4:  Round 1 Allotment: Based on your NEET MDS  Rank and course preferences, you will be allotted a seat in a specific college and course. If you receive an allotment, download the Allotment Order using your login credentials.
  • Step 5:  Reporting to the College: Visit the allotted college within the specified date and time mentioned in the Allotment Order. Carry printed copies of the Application Form, Provisional Allotment Order, and original documents for verification.
  • Step 6:  Document Verification and Admission: The college authorities will verify your original documents and confirm your provisional admission. Pay the required fees to secure your admission and obtain the Admission Slip from the college.
  • Step 7: Round 2 Allotment: If there are vacant seats after Round 1, a second round of allotment will take place. Update your willingness and pay the Registration Fees (if applicable) before submitting your course preferences for Round 2.
  • Step 8:  Sliding and Seat Upgradation: Sliding may be allowed for candidates who have been allotted a seat through CENTAC. This allows higher merit candidates to secure their preferred courses and colleges based on availability. Detailed guidelines will be provided during the relevant round.
  • Step 9: Mop-up and Stray Vacancy Counselling: CENTAC will publish detailed guidelines for Mop-up and Stray Vacancy Counselling on their website, following instructions from the competent authority of the Government of Puducherry.
  • Step 10:  Follow Instructions: Throughout the counselling process, carefully follow the instructions provided by CENTAC and the respective colleges. Maintain discipline and refrain from engaging in any unauthorized activities during the counselling sessions.

Documents Required – State Quota 

  • Passport-sized photograph of the applicant
  • Scanned signature of the applicant.
  • Self-attested copy of High School/Higher Secondary Certificate/Birth Certificate for date of birth verification.
  • Self-attested copy of certificate supporting educational qualifications, such as BDS Degree.
  • Self-attested copy of Residence/Community/EWS/Freedom Fighter/Ex-Serviceman/Person with Disabilities/Sports certificates, if applicable.
  • Self-attested copy of Admit Card of NEET-MDS.
  • Self-attested copy of Scorecard of NEET-MDS.
  • Check that all uploaded files are correct, and proceed to the payment section.

MCC Counselling – 50% AIQ Quota

About MCC

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The MCC is responsible for conducting online counselling for admission of 50% of seats to various postgraduate medical and dental courses in India, including MD/MS and MDS, through the NEET PG and NEET MDS exams, respectively.

The MCC conducts centralized counselling for the 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government medical and dental colleges across India, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC, and AFMC colleges. The counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment, document verification, and admission to the allotted colleges.

MCC NEET Counselling Registration

MCC holds four rounds of NEET MDS counseling for AIQ, including a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. Following the completion of Round 2, the MCC will fill the remaining seats in a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. The following steps must be taken:

  • Visit the official website: Visit the official website of MCC (https://mcc.nic.in/) and click on the “MDS Medical Counseling” tab.
  • New registration: Click on “New Registration” and fill in all the required details such as personal details, contact details, NEET exam details, and security pin. After filling in all the details, click on the “Submit” button.
  • Login credentials: After successful registration, a new page will appear with your login credentials. Use these credentials to log in and fill in your choices of colleges and courses.
  • Choice filling: Fill in your preferred colleges and courses in order of priority. You can choose as many choices as you want.
  • Locking of choices: After you have filled in your choices, you need to lock them by clicking on the “Lock Choices” button. Once the choices are locked, you cannot make any changes.
  • Seat allotment: The MCC conducts the seat allotment process based on your rank, category, and the choices filled by you. You will be able to see your seat allotment result on the official website.
  • Reporting to the allotted college: If you are satisfied with the seat allotted to you, you need to report to the allotted college within the specified time with all the required documents and pay the admission fee.

MCC Counselling Fees Structure

Counselling Fee (Non Refundable)

Institution TypeUR
15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 1,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category candidatesRs. 500/-
Deemed University CandidatesRs. 5,000/-

Security Deposit (Refundable)

15% AIQ/Central UniversitiesRs. 25,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD category candidatesRs. 10,000/-
Deemed University CandidatesRs. 2,00,000/-

Merit List

Pondicherry  NEET MDS counselling Merit List is a compilation of candidates who have appeared for the NEET MDS examination and have applied for the counselling process in Pondicherry NEET MDS counselling. This merit list is prepared based on the NEET MDS scores obtained by the candidates. The merit list provides a ranking system where candidates are listed in descending order of their NEET MDS scores. The candidate with the highest score is given the top rank, while the candidate with the lowest score is placed at the bottom of the list.

The purpose of the merit list is to establish a fair and transparent selection process for the counselling procedure. It helps in determining the order in which candidates will be called for counselling and seat allotment in various postgraduate medical courses in Pondicherry NEET MDS counselling. We have compiled the merit list for Pondicherry NEET MDS counselling.

Pondicherry NEET MDS counselling  Merit List (PDF)

Participating Colleges MDS Colleges in Pondicherry

List of the MDS Government Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, PuducherryPuducherryGovernment 17Rs.1,27,265/-1983

List of the MDS Private Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, PondicherryPondicherryPrivate27Rs.1,27,265/-
Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, MaheMahePrivate14Rs, 1,21,000/-2009
Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, PuducherryPuducherryPrivate14Rs. 6,22,000/-2014

MDS College Predictor

MDS College Predictor is a online tool that helps students predict which dental colleges they are likely to get admission to for Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs based on their NEET MDS score, category, and preferred location. The predictor tool uses the previous year’s cut-off data, admission trends, and other relevant factors to generate a list of MDS colleges that match the student’s score and preferences.

The MDS College Predictor tool helps students make informed decisions about their admission process by giving them an idea of the colleges they may get admission to. It also helps them plan their application process by shortlisting colleges based on their preferences and eligibility criteria.

MDS Admission Consultant

An MDS admission consultant is a professional who provides guidance and assistance to students seeking admission to Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs in India. Our consultant have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of dental education and can help students navigate the complex admission process. They provide expert advice, support, and guidance throughout the admission process, helping students make informed decisions and achieve their academic and career goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling is the process through which candidates who have qualified the NEET MDS exam can apply for admission to MDS courses in colleges and universities in Pondicherry.

Q. How can I register for Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling?

A. To register for Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling, visit the official website and complete the online registration process by providing your personal details, contact information, and NEET MDS  Rank.

Q. What documents do I need to upload during the counselling process?

A. During the counselling process, you will need to upload documents such as a passport-sized photograph, scanned signature, NEET MDS Admit Card, NEET MDS  Scorecard, and other relevant certificates.

Q. How are seats allotted in Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Seats are allotted based on your NEET MDS  Rank, course preferences, category of seats, reservation criteria, and availability of seats in colleges.

Q. Can I change my course preferences after submitting them?

A. No, once you have submitted your course preferences, changes cannot be made. Therefore, carefully consider your preferences before submitting them.

Q. What should I do if I am allotted a seat in a college?

A. If you are allotted a seat in a college, you need to download the Allotment Order from the website and report to the allotted college within the specified date and time. Carry the necessary documents for verification.

Q. What is the process for document verification and admission?

A. At the allotted college, your original documents will be verified, and upon successful verification, you will need to pay the required fees to secure your admission. The college will then provide you with an Admission Slip.

Q. What happens if there are vacant seats after Round 1?

A. If there are vacant seats after Round 1, a second round of allotment will take place. You may need to update your willingness and pay the Registration Fees (if applicable) before submitting your course preferences for Round 2.

Q. Are there any provisions for sliding or seat upgradation?

A. Yes, sliding may be allowed for candidates who have been allotted a seat through CENTAC. This allows higher merit candidates to secure their preferred courses and colleges based on availability.

Q. Where can I find more information about Mop-up and Stray Vacancy Counselling?

A. Detailed guidelines for Mop-up and Stray Vacancy Counselling will be published on the CENTAC website before the counselling, following instructions from the competent authority of the Government of Puducherry.

Q. Is there an application fee for participating in Pondicherry NEET MDS Counselling?

A. Yes, there is an application fee. The fee varies depending on the type of seat applied for. For government quota seats (Puducherry residents), the fee is Rs. 3000/- (Rs. 1500/- for SC/ST/PwD candidates). For management quota seats (all categories), the fee is Rs. 5000/-. For NRI quota seats (PG Dental only), the fee is Rs. 10,000/-.

Q. Can I make changes to my application form after making the payment?

A. No, once the payment is made, no changes can be made to the application form. It is advised to carefully fill in the required information before making the payment.

Q. What happens if I do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the MDS programme?

A. If at any stage it is found that you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the MDS programme, the allotted seat will be canceled, and the fees paid, if any, will not be refunded.

Q. Can I authorize someone to attend the counselling on my behalf?

A. If you are unable to attend the counselling on the specified date and time due to unforeseen reasons, you can authorize a representative to attend on your behalf. The representative must produce an undertaking and authority letter along with the requisite original documents.

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