CENTAC PG 2023: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date

CENTAC PG 2023 will be conducted by the Centralized Admission Committee to provide the candidates admissions into different postgraduate courses offered by the institutes of Pondicherry. Enrolment will be granted in the field of engineering, technology, agriculture, law, management, etc. The interested candidates can submit their application in online mode starting from the month of June 2023. Important details related to the CENTAC PG 2023 admission process such as application form, eligibility criteria, important dates, etc are provided in this article below.

CENTAC PG 2023 Schedule

Below here are given the tentative dates related to CENTAC PG 2023. The actual dates will be updated after they are announced officially by the competent authority.

Events Tentative Dates
Release of online application form June 2023, 3rd week
Last date of submitting application June 2023, last week
Entrance exam date July 2023, 1st week
Display of result July 2023, 2nd week
Publication of merit list July 2023, 2nd week
1st round of allotment July 2023, 3rd week
Last date for joining July 2023, 4th week
Subsequent rounds of allotment August 2023

CENTAC PG 2023 Application Form

CENTAC PG application form 2023 will be released in online mode and the candidates will be able to fill their application form by visiting the official website. Along with providing all the basic personal, educational and contact details in the application form, the candidates will also have to upload the scanned copies of their photograph, signature and all other important documents. After providing all the information into the form, the candidates can submit it along with the required application fee.

Application fee

The application fee will be Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ ST candidates) and the payment can be done online through Net Banking / Debit Card or offline through demand draft drawn in favor of “The Coordinator, CENTAC” payable at Puducherry.

CENTAC PG 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The course-wise eligibility criteria for CENTAC PG 2023 are provided below:

Course Academic qualification
M.Tech The candidates must hold a BE or B.Tech degree or its equivalent from a recognized institute/ university in the relevant field with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks.
M.Sc A bachelor’s degree in science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or bachelor’s degree in science- Applied Science or B.Sc Electronics Science with Physics & Mathematics or B.Sc Ceramics Technology/ Polymer Technology with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate is required.
M.Phil in Physics The applicants should have hold M.Sc Physics/ Materials Science & Technology degree with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks.
MCA The candidates should have done BCA/ BBA or hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Commerce/ Corporate Secretaryship/ Economics with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications as one of the subjects.

The candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects are also eligible.

A minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category candidates) is required in the qualifying exam.

MBA A bachelors’ degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category candidates) is mandatory.
M.V.Sc The applicants must hold a B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree recognized by VCI with a minimum OGPA of 6.0 in 10.0 point scale (5.5 for SC/ ST candidates).
M.Sc. (Nursing) The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.

The candidate should hold B.Sc. Nursing/ B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/ Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing degree with minimum of 55% aggregate marks (50% for SC/ ST candidates) from an institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.

Minimum one year of work experience is required after Basic B.Sc. Nursing, as on 31.7.2023.

Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, as on 31.7.2023 is also necessary.

MPT 3-year BPT degree from a recognized university with 6 months of compulsory rotatory internship is mandatory. The minimum aggregate marks shall be 55% (50% for SC/ ST candidates).
M.Pharma The applicants should have done B.Pharm degree from a university recognized by Pharmacy Council of India and AICTE with minimum 55% of aggregate marks (50% for SC/ ST candidates).
M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Agricultural Economics B.Sc (Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry)/ B.Tech (Horticulture/ Ag. Biotech/ Ag. Engg/ AIT)/ BE (Ag.)/ B.F.Sc/ B.V.Sc/ B.Sc (Dairy Science/ Sericulture/ Home Science/ Ag. Maco.)/ BS (ABM)/ with an OGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 or 7.50 out of 10.00 or 75% aggregate alone is required.
M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Agronomy B.Sc (Agriculture/ Forestry) with an OGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 or 7.50 out of 10.00 or 75% aggregate is mandatory
M.Sc. (Ag) in Agricultural Entomology/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry or M.Sc (Horticulture) B.Sc (Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry)/ B.Tech (Ag. Biotech/ Hort.) with an OGPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 or 7.50 out of 10.00 or 75% aggregate alone is required.
LLM 3 or 5-year BL/ LLB degree from any recognized university or its equivalent with an aggregate of not less than 45% marks.

CENTAC PG 2023 Selection Process

The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of merit list prepared by CENTAC. For admissions into M.Sc (Nursing)/ M.Pharma/ MPT/ M.Sc (Agriculture/ Horticulture)/ M.V.Sc courses, the merit list will be performed on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the entrance test conducted by the CENTAC. For other courses, the list will be drawn on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in their qualifying exam (GATE for M.Tech).

The selected candidates will have to report to the allotted institute along with their documents and required tuition fee. The documents and eligibility of the candidates will be verified at the time of admission and those who fulfill all criteria will be granted final admissions.


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