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Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences - [MGPGI], Pondicherry

Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences - [MGPGI], Pondicherry

Pondicherry, Puducherry DCI | Estd 1990 PU, Pondicherry Government

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Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences - [MGPGI] Recent Admission Alerts and Updates

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences (MGPGI) is a prestigious Government dental education institution established in the year 1990 in Puducherry. The institute is affiliated to the Pondicherry University which is a Central University. MGPGI, Pondicherry has been declared as the best dental institution in the country in the government sector. 

The Institute offers a 5-year BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) course and a 3-year MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) programme in seven specialities. Admission to both the programmes is based on merit as well as entrance exam which varies for the domicile and All-India Quota students. 

The institute facilitates students with modern infrastructure, excellence in practical training & experienced faculties. The students of the Institute are placed in top Dental teaching institutions, Army Dental Corps, Public Service Commissions and other related sectors in India and abroad.

MGPGI Pondicherry Highlights

Established | Institute Type1990 | Government
AffiliationPondicherry University
Courses OfferedBDS & MDS
Admission CriteriaMerit-Based & Entrance-Based
Facilities AvailableLibrary, Well-equipped classrooms, Laboratories, Cafeteria, NSS
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MGPGI Pondicherry Courses

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences offers two courses in Dental Science. The college offers a five-year BDS course and a three-year MDS course in seven specialities. 

The Courses along with the details about their eligibility, duration, specializations and course fee are tabulated below:-

  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 examination or equivalent with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in PCB
  • Selection Criteria: NEET & All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Examination (AIPMT)
  • Seat Intake: 40
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Eligibility: Must have a BDS Graduate Degree from an institute recognized by Dental Council of India
  • Selection Criteria: PGDEE

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MGPGI Pondicherry Admissions

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences is affiliated to Pondicherry University which is a central university. There are seats reserved for Puducherry Domicile students and All-India Quota students in both the courses offered by the institute. 

The seat reservation and selection criteria are as follows:

  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
    • From a total of 40 seats, 29 seats are reserved for Puducherry domicile students and the admission is done through merit based on NEET Rank by the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry, through a Joint Merit List.
    • 6 Seats are reserved under the All India quota for which admissions are done on the basis of All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test sponsored by the Director-General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India.
    • The remaining 5 seats are reserved to NRI / Foreign students / NRI Sponsored students whose admission is made on merit, as declared by CENTAC.
  • MDS (Master of Dental Surgery)
    • There are total 3 Seats from which 6 seats are reserved for Puducherry domicile students and the admission is made on merit basis through Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination (PGDEE).
    • 6 seats are allotted to All India Quota and are filled on merit-basis by the Director-General of Health Services (DGHS), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
    • 1 Seat is reserved for NRI / Foreign students / NRI Sponsored students whose admission is made on merit in PGDEE.

How to apply?

Candidate can download the application form from the official website and then can make the subsequent submission Offline. 

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the application form
  • A pdf of the form will open 
  • Download it and take a print copy
  • Fill all the details correctly
  • Attach the necessary documents along.
  • Make the registration fee payment

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MGPGI Pondicherry Placements

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences provides a wonderful platform to the aspiring students seeking recruitments and jobs in the field of Dental Sciences or allied professions. The institute has been declared as the best dental institution in the country in the government sector thus providing excellent placement and job opportunities to the students. 

The graduates/pass outs of the institute are placed in top Dental teaching institutions, Army Dental Corps, Public Service Commissions and other related sectors in India and abroad.

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MGPGI Pondicherry Facilities

The institute provides great infrastructural and training facilities to cater to the needs of the students as well as the faculty members.

  • Library: The college has a centralized air-conditioned Library with a vast collection of International and National Dental / Medical and other allied health science books and journals. The library of the institute has a collection of 9180 books, 950 back volumes, 66 foreign Journals and 19 Indian journals. 
  • Hostel facilities: The college offers hostel facilities for outstation students. It has separate hostels for boys and girls. Well-furnished rooms with all the required facilities are provided to the students. 
  • Hospital Facilities: The institute has the latest equipment and facilities for carrying out advanced dental care. There are 146 dental chairs with attached units. 
  • National Service Scheme: The NSS unit of the college was established for the all-round development of the students. The NSS aims at developing students' personality through community service.
  • Additional Facilities: First Aid Room, Canteen, Wash Rooms, Examination Room, labs, etc.

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MGPGI Pondicherry Faculty

Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences has one of the best faculties in the field of Dental Sciences. The Institute has a dedicated faculty team that provides excellent training and experience to the students. There are extremely talented and committed professors and assistants to teach and assist students in every possible way. 

  • Professors: 33+
  • Associate Professors: 8
  • Lecturers: 2+

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MGPGI Pondicherry FAQs

Ques. Which hospitals are affiliated with MGPGI Pondicherry for clinical experience and training?

Ans. The institute has collaboration with Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and Government General Hospital, Puducherry for sophisticated diagnostic procedures, investigations and academic activities.

Ques. What are the charges for the MGPGI Pondicherry Hostel?

Ans. The institute provides hostel facilities for both girls and boys along with the intern students. The charges for a single room are Rs. 8550 per annum and for shared/Double room is Rs. 7550 per annum. The hostel facility depends on the availability of seats.

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Ques. What is the procedure for admission to the BDS course by CENTAC for domicile students at MGPGI Pondicherry?

Ans. For admission to BDS course for Puducherry Domicile students, CENTAC will publish a Merit List based on NEET Rank. Allotment will be based on reservation applicable, eligibility, category of seats and NEET Rank. There would be two rounds of counselling followed by a mop-up round. 

Ques. Does MGPGI Pondicherry offer any scholarship to its students?

Ans. No, the college does not provide any scholarship to students yet. The meritorious students or the top rankers may get awards and prizes from the college. However, the students can apply for various government scholarships on their own. The economically weaker students can apply for fee concessions however that depend on the college administration. 

Ques. What are the admission criteria for NRI/Foreign students at MGPGI Pondicherry?

Ans. The admission for NRI/Foreign students is based on merit for both BDS and MDS programmes. For BDS course, CENTAC fills the seats on merit based on NEET rank and for MDS course, seats are filled on the basis of merit in PGDEE. 
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    It's alright. You won't get to have a lot of fun except during the culturals. Once you complete the course you will be confident of your skills. But it is a difficult course with a tough program and difficult faculty,

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    My college review where i am studying bachelor of dental science.

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    It is a best college to learn the dentistry subjects nicely.Management has to give laptop to the college students where we can surf the new technologies in the medical science.

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    The college has to give equal importance to the extra curricular activities . It is one of the good college for gaining the knowledge.

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