CENTAC MBA -

Centralised Admission Committee MBA Entrance Test, Puducherry (CENTAC MBA - 2017)

Online | State Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.1000 | SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jul 15, 2017
Admit Card Date
Aug 06, 2017
Test Date
Aug 13, 2017
Result Date
Sep 03, 2017

CENTAC MBA 2017 - Counselling Updates

Selection Process & Counselling Procedure after CENTAC (MBA)
Selection Process & Counselling Procedure after CENTAC (MBA)
December 23, 2016 05:23 PM

Centralised Admission Committee is being conducted every year Centralised Admission Committee Master of Business Administration Entrance Test(CENTAC MBA) for the admission to MBA course. Here is the detailed information about Selection and counselling process.

Selection Procedure: -

  • Selection will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination to be conducted by the CENTAC-PG.
  • Tie, if any, will be resolved by considering the aggregate marks/CGPA, in the qualifying examinations.
  • For candidates with Engineering degree, aggregate marks/CGPA of the qualifying examination, from 3rd to 8th semester will be considered.
  • For all other candidates, aggregate marks/CGPA in Part-III of the qualifying examination, will be considered.

Counselling Process:-

  • You are called for counselling, as per your merit in the respective category.
  • You are advised to be present in the counselling venue at least 30 minutes before the start of your counselling session.
  • Request for change of date and time of counselling will not be entertained.
  • If you do not attend the counselling on the specified date and time, have to forego your claim of admission. However, due to unforeseen circumstances and unavoidable reasons, ifyou are unable to attend the counselling on the specified date and time, you can attend it on a subsequent date and time during the counselling period, if any, with prior permission from the Convenor, CENTAC (MBA).
  • But you can opt only for the seat available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per your original rank.
  • In any case, counselling will not be done in the absence of your.
  • Certificates / documents (as applicable) to be produced in original for verification at the time of counselling.
  • If you are claiming admission under UT of Puducherry should produce certificates, for your community and claim under special reservations, issued by competent authority of Government of Puducherry only. Otherwise, you have to forgo your claim.
  • The tie for the rank is resolved using the degree marks. Hence all candidates are directed to bring original mark statements of all the semesters /years of their degree examination.
  • If you have deposited all or the required original certificates with an institution where you have already been admitted, a letter issued by the Head of the institution to that effect should be produced. Only in that case, attested photocopies of the relevant certificates will be accepted for verification and counselling. However all original certificates should be produced after securing admission under CENTAC (MBA) within the specified period. Before submitting original documents/ certificates to CENTAC (MBA), you are advised to take enough number of photocopies for your future use / reference.
  • Unfilled seats or vacancies arising out of the dropouts of already admitted candidates (before the last date of admission as specified by the respective universities) would be filled up during subsequent counselling schedules. If you are already admitted during the previous phase of counselling schedules can also attend. No individual intimation will be sent to you in this regard. The vacancy positions can be obtained fromuniversity website.
  • During each subsequent/ supplementary counselling, if you will have to pay an additional fee of Rs.800/- (Rs.400/- for SC/ST) in the form of demand draft drawn in favour of “THE CONVENOR, CENTAC-MBA”, payable at Puducherry towards non refundable fee.

Documents required :-

  • Proof for Date of Birth ,
  • Nationality certificate,
  • Provisional / Degree certificate,
  • Proof of Puducherry residence claim(preferably PIC duly validated within preceding six months from the date of counselling),
  • Statement of Marks (preferably consolidated marks),
  • Community certificate,
  • Transfer certificate and Conduct certificate ( From the head of institution last studied),
  • Certificates for FF/PH/DP/SP claim,
  • Demand draft for counselling fee(Cash will not be accpted) .

CENTAC MBA Counselling FAQ

1) What is the fee structure and/or are there any installments?

The number of questions in each section are as follow –


The fee for a 2-year MBA programme is Rs. 45,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:

  • Semester 1: Rs. 15,500 (including 5,500 towards Books and admission fee)
  • Semester 2- Rs. 10,000
  • Semester 3- Rs. 10,000
  • Semester 4- Rs. 10,000

The fee for a 1-year PGD programme is Rs. 23,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:

  • Semester 1: Rs. 13,500 (inclusive of registration fee, tuition fee and books)
  • Semester 2- Rs. 10,000

2) Is there any scholarship or discount?

No special scholarships or discounts are available to students.

3) I am not sure which specialization is best for me.

Our admission team has experienced counselors on board and they’d be happy to assist you in selecting a programme best suited to your professional needs. Reach out to us at 080 4545 3102 or drop us an email at admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in.

4) Can we apply for a government sector job ?

Yes, you can apply to any public/private sector job post successful completion of the programme.

5) Want to go abroad, is this certificate valid out of the country?

While the degree is globally-recognised, we strongly recommend you check with the recipient institution/university/organisation as well. Should you need any specific assistance, feel free to reach out to our admissions office at 080- 45453102 or write in with your queries to admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in.

6) Is this programme approved by the Government? Is this a recognized course?

Pondicherry University is a central Government University. All programmes offered are approved by University Grant’s Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Distance Education Council (DEC).

7) What is the difference between PGD and MBA ?

A Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) is a 1-year course, it comprises 2 semesters, whereas Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is a 2-year course comprising 4 semesters.
Note: The maximum duration to complete a PGD is 2 years and an MBA is 4 years.

8) I am a Foreign Degree holder. Can I apply ?

Foreign Degree holders need to provide an Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Equivalence Certificate. This certificate facilitates students, with foreign degree, to get admission in Indian Universities.

9) If I have doubts, how can I clarify them?

Before Enrolment: While you consider enrolling with Pondicherry University’s online programmes and have doubts and need help clarifying your doubts, you are welcome to reach out to us on call at 080- 4545 3102 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 6pm. You can also drop in an email to admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in and our admission team will respond to your queries.
Post Enrollment: Once enrolled, if you have queries, questions related to the course-ware, faculty, LIVE sessions, accessing our Learning Management System (LMS), you can reach out to our student support team. You can also post your queries and/or doubts on the online platform (ATP) and our academic team will respond within 24 hours.
Moreover, during each semester we conduct 10 hours of LIVE mentoring sessions, cumulatively. You can use these sessions to clear subject related doubts and orient yourself to the examination.

10) How is the course delivered ?

Anytime, anywhere, any device – as long as you have an internet connection. You can also access all material on your android phone through an app.

You will receive books (hard copy) for each semester at the address of communication provided by you.
Apart from this a login ID and password will be provided, giving you access to all of the below:

I. You will receive an e-book link, so you can access books (soft copy) anytime.
II. You will get access to an e-library with 12,000+ titles
III. Prerecorded audio and video sessions
IV. You can post any doubts and/or queries 24x7 and the faculty will respond to you within 24 hours. Doubts are also cleared during live mentoring sessions; where previous year’s question papers are discussed.
V. You can see how much of which course you have completed and also take self-assessments to judge for yourself how well you have covered and understood a topic.
VI. Guru Talks are organised – Industry/Renowned personalities address the students through the virtual classroom. That is one of the benefits of Distance MBA Courses.