Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry

Quick Facts

Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 2008
  • Campus Size: 55 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 1049

About College

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry or SBV was granted ‘Deemed University’ status by the UGC under section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956 in 2008. The SBV has 4 constituent colleges at 2 campuses. First campus which also is the SBV Headquarters is located in Pondicherry and has 3 constituent colleges, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences and Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College and the associated teaching hospitals. Second campus is located in Ammapettai spread over 135 acres. It houses the 2nd medical college of the University, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute.

LocationWhile travelling from Pondicherry to Cuddalore, SBV’s campus falls right in the midway of the route, close to the seashore of Bay of Bengal. It is located at a distance of 15.1 km from the Puducherry Railway Station, 18.2 km from the Puducherry Airport. It is easily accessible by road from both Pondicherry and Cuddalore. Pondicherry Bus Stand is 14.8 km away. 

Accreditation and Collaborations :

SBV is accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

SBV has a long term academic collaborations with 

  • Partners Medical International (formerly Harvard Medical International) 
  • University of Glasgow 
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 

SBV has signed Memoranda of Understanding with many institutions for consultancy projects. Following are a few of those institutions.

  • NIT, Thiruchy
  • Pondicherry University
  • Dyadis Biotech
  • Aravind Eye Hospitals
  • TN Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • National AIDS Control Organisation
  • Puducherry Cancer Trust Hospital and Research Centre
  • Religare and Hindustan Unilever
  • ICICI Lombard
  • BSNL
  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Sri Aurobindo Society
  • Medical Simulation Center (MSC)
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Amity University
  • IBUS Network and Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  • Pallium India,Trivandrum,Kerala
  • IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria
  • Madras ENT Research Foundation (P) Ltd. (MERF), Chennai
  • Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, CLTRI, Chengalpattu

Infrastructure :

  • Hostels - Well built and maintained hostels which ensures tidy standard of living.
  • Sports - SBV has Indoor and outdoor sports facilities with well equipped play areas.
  • Gymnasium - SBV has a Gymnasium and Fitness centre for a sound health.
  • Transport – SBV has large number of buses to ensure safe transportation of students and staff.

Clubs, Societies and Committees -

  • Academic Council - SBV has an academic council which takes care of all the academic related issues.
  • IQAC- SBV has set up an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) which ensures quality in all internal matters of SBV.
  • Center for Yoga Therapy,Education and Research - Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) has been promoting health in a holistic manner with a scientific research based approach.
  • Center For Music Therapy Education And Research (CMTER) - CMTER is the music therapy unit of SBV.

  • Center for Health Profession Education (CHPE)- CHPE is an attempt to develop a new cadre of educators, who are empowered with higher qualification, training and leadership skills to handle the future challenges across the health profession.
  • Center for Animal Research, Training and Services(CAReTS)- CAReTS integrate the Small Animal Research Facility for Preclinical Studies and Services with modern infrastructure and latest tools towards the establishment of programme-based GLP compliant pathogen-free animal housing and testing.

Ranking / Rating

This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 15 Nov 2020 and the score is 3.11 .

Careers360 NIRF
Score Rating Rank
165.26 AAA 72nd
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Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 03 May, 2020
Exam Date: 05 Jan, 2020
Exam Date: 20 Dec, 2019

Admission Process

Admission to UG Courses:

  • Candidates will have to appear for NEET exam.
  • A merit list will be formed based on the NEET exam rank.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats based on the merit list through centralized counselling by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Admission to PG Courses:

  • Candidates need to appear for NEET PG exam.
  • A merit list will be formed based on NEET PG rank.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats based on the merit list through centralized counselling by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Common Eligibility needed here 

Eligibility Criteria:

For Undergraduate Programmes:

  • Candidate should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the preceding year of admission, of the year of admission.
  • Candidate must have passed the higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years of study, the last two years of study comprising of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than core course of English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
  • Candidate must have passed the pre-professional/pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, after passing either the higher secondary school examination, or the pre-university or an equivalent examination. The pre-professional/pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as a compulsory subject.

For Postgraduate Programmes:

  • Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in the related discipline accepted by SBV.


  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Laboratories Laboratories

General Information

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, SBV Campus, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry-607402, India.
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