MBBS and BDS admissions in Punjab and Chandigarh

MBBS and BDS admissions in Punjab and Chandigarh

In India, the most chosen course among medical aspirants is MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) that aims to bestow quality education and training to the medical aspirants and in turn helps in the advancing sector of health and medicine. The Medical Council of India is the regulatory authority of MBBS program. MBBS studies are of 5.5 years’ duration including a compulsory internship of one year, which is paid and consists of postings in various clinical subjects of a recognized hospital.

BDS is another very popular course, which makes one a dental doctor and is equivalent to MBBS. It is of 4 years’ duration with one year of internship, which is paid and has rotation in different dental subjects in the recognized Dental Colleges. Dental Association of India regulates BDS admissions in India.

The minimum eligibility requirement for admission in MBBS is minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, chemistry, biology and English in 12th standard examination (40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates). However, in addition to this eligibility, students have to qualify an entrance exam to get admission in medical college.

Entrance Exam for the state of Punjab and Chandigarh

Admissions to Medical and Dental Colleges in Punjab is based on qualifying in All India Entrance Exam called NEET UG held each year

MBBS and BDS Admissions in Punjab


In Punjab, admission and counseling process for filling Undergraduate Medical/dental seats is administered by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS). The admission to the medical colleges in Punjab and Dental colleges in Punjab will be purely on the basis of merit in NEET exam. The aim is to fill seats in Punjab medical colleges and dental colleges that include

  • Admission to 85% state quota seats in government and government aided institutions.
  • Admission to both 50% state quota and management quota seats in private colleges.
  • Remaining 15% seats in government and government aided institutions will be filled by counseling done by MCC.

Total Seats availability: Around 650 medical seats and 970 dental seats are available in medical colleges in Punjab.

In Private Medical and Dental Colleges Seat distribution will be:

  • 50% for government quota seats
  • 50% for management and Minority quota seats out of which
    • 15% NRI quota
    • 25% SC quota
    • 5% Backward Classes

 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 exam and seeking admission in medical colleges as well as dental colleges in Punjab must qualify the criteria given below:

  • The candidate must have passed 12th standard exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology/Biology and English with a minimum of 50% aggregated marks for general category (45% for PWD candidates and 40% for reserved category) from Punjab.
  • The students who have passed their 12th exam from recognized school of Chandigarh, but are bonafide residents of Punjab are also eligible.
  • The candidate must not be less than 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020.
  • Only bonafide residents of Punjab can apply for admission under 85% state quota seats. Also students who fulfill the following criteria would also be eligible:
    • Candidates had either of their parents as Late employee of Punjab government/ Central Government/ All India Services
    • Children of late employees of military/ex-military/ paramilitary forces born in Punjab
    • Children of defence personnel posted in Punjab
    • Minority and NRI candidates may also apply

Steps of Counselling Process

Registration for Counselling:


The Application form will be released online on the Website of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS). It is announced within 3 to 14 days’ post declaration of NEET result. Candidates will have to register by filling the complete application form and submiting it after application fee payment to secure their participation in admission procedure. The Application form will be available on official website of BFUHS.

1. Registration:

Candidate has to first register with few details like mobile number, email id, NEET 2020 roll number, all India rank etc. Then login credentials will be generated which will be forwarded to candidate’s registered mobile number and email id.

2. Application Fee Payment:

E-challan will be generated after registration and must be downloaded and printed which can be paid online through net banking. The application fee for general category and other categories is 5000 INR (for SC category is 2500 INR).

3. Uploading Documents:

Candidates have to upload scanned copies of NEET 2020 Scorecard, category certificate (if applicable), photograph, and signature, left thumb impression in prescribed format

4. Printing application form: 

Once the form is locked, the candidate will have to take its print out for future verification process.

Process of Counselling and Joining for MBBS and BDS in Punjab for the year 2020

Once the the candidates fill the application form, they become eligible for the counseling process. The counseling is centralized and conducted both online and offline by BFUHS. Dates are announced during the course of counselling on the web page of BFUHS. The all state quota seats in Punjab Medical Colleges and Dental Colleges will be allocated on the basis of this particular counseling.  

5. Filling up of Preferred college list

To participate in the counselling process of Punjab MBBS 2020, registered candidates need to visit the official counselling website using their login credentials. The candidate has to select their preferred colleges in the order of priority (most preferred college as first choice and least preferred as last). Candidate is allowed to select all colleges in order to maximize one’s chances of admission. The candidate can fill up for both or either Medical or Dental Preference List.

  • The first round will be conducted online.
  • Seat allotment result for online counselling (Round I) can be checked by the candidate through their login registration and password.
  • After this provisional allotment letters will be issued to the selected candidates of this has to be taken printout. Candidates who are allotted seats will have to report at the allotted institute within the given schedule to complete the admission process. 
  • Whereas second round will be the physical one in which candidate has to be present physically for counseling. Next, after completing two rounds of counseling, if some seats still remain vacant then a mop-up round may be conducted. 

Documents required for verification during the counselling and joining process

  • NEET scorecard
  • NEET Admit Card 
  • Class 10 and class 12 mark sheet and pass certificates
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Migration certificate and character certificate issued by the institute last attended
  • Domicile
  • 2 to 4 passport size photographs


MBBS BDS Admissions in Chandigarh


In Chandigarh, the process of admission purpose is to fill 85% state quota seats in MBBS program and BDS and BHMS seats under UT Chandigarh pool. The conducting authority is Government Medical College (GMCH), Chandigarh


The applicant must have qualified NEET 2020 exam and additionally the candidate has to fulfill the following criteria to apply for admission in Chandigarh:

  • He/she must be citizen of India
  • The candidate must have domicile of Chandigarh.
  • The candidate must not be less than 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020.

The candidate must have passed 12th standard exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology/Biology and English with a minimum of 50% aggregated marks for general category (45% for PWD candidates and 40% for reserved category) from Punjab.

Application Form

The online application form is same for both MBBS/BDS courses. The candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 exam need to fill and submit the application form before due date and only correct details must be filled else the candidate may be disqualified at any stage of process.

The candidate needs to submit only one form, whether they are applying to only one course, or two or all three courses. For applying for multiple courses, the candidate needs to select the options in the form. Application form will be available on official website of GMCH https://gmch.gov.in/

Steps to fill the application form:

  1. Registration: He/She must have to register with few details like name, email id etc. to apply for MBBS/BDS or both the courses. Candidate can fill only one form. After that, login credentials will be generated. 
  2. Application form filling: Academic details such as 12th marks, NEET 2020 rank and score etc. have to be filled after logging through login credentials.
  3. Uploading documents: Candidates have to upload scanned copies of NEET 2020 Scorecard, category certificate (if applicable), birth certificate and prescribed documents photograph, and signature, left thumb impression in prescribed format.
  4. Fee payment: Candidate has to pay the application fee in online mode. The application fee for general and other categories is 1000INR + bank Charges (Rs. 500 + Bank Charges for SC and Rs. 7000 + Bank Charges for NRI).

Note: All candidates need to download the submitted application form and take a printout. The printout along with all relevant documents then should be submitted in person or by post at GMCH Chandigarh before the mentioned date. Failure to do so will result in rejection of your application form.


Counselling and Joining Process in Chandigarh

Counselling will be done on the basis of merit list and only those candidates whose names appear in the merit list will be eligible to participate in counseling and seat allotment process. The merit list would include details like the Name, roll number, NEET overall AIR, NEET marks, percentile, and date of birth.  

  • Selected candidates according to merit list will have to report at the respective college allotted to them on the stipulated date and time along with original and photocopies of relevant documents. 
  • A list of names of candidates who have been allotted a seat in each round of Chandigarh MBBS 2020 counselling will be released on the official website. 
  • No candidate will be eligible to attend the subsequent rounds of Chandigarh MBBS counselling 2020 if they have been allotted a seat in the first round. 
  • All candidates who are eligible and have not attended the first round of counselling of Chandigarh MBBS 2020 can appear for the second round of the counselling. Candidates will be granted seats which are left after the first round seat according to their rank and score.
  • Counselling Venue: Usually the counselling is done at Auditorium,‘O’ Block, (Sarai Building), Govt. Medical College, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh.

Documents Required For Chandigarh:

  • NEET Result
  • NEET Admit card
  • Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheets.
  • Application form of Chandigarh MBBS 2020 attached with relevant certificates 
  • Certificate of Date of Birth
  • Valid ID proof
  • Affidavit explaining gap in studies, (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST) (if applicable)
  • Additional Application-cum-Admission form for MBBS/BDS course for NRI candidates
  • Character certificate
  • Self-attested copy of the original documents for submitting at the time of counselling
  • Certificate of physical disability, (if applicable) 

List of participating Colleges in Chandigarh


Total Seats
Government Medical College and Hospital 150

Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital


Note: These are the total seats available for admission. The available seats for various categories are mentioned in the prospectus published each year.

Other options for Students of Punjab & Chandigarh for MBBS and BDS Admission


  1. Students of Punjab and Chandigarh are also eligible for admission to All India 15% seats category, both for MBBS and BDS, conducted by the centralized counselling agency at https://mcc.nic.in/UGCounselling/
  2. Students of Punjab and Chandigarh can also apply for admission in Private Deemed Medical Universities of India for MBBS and BDS courses. The admission for these are through the counselling process available at https://mcc.nic.in
  3. Admission to various Private Medical and Dental Colleges is available for students of Punjab and Chandigarh in some states, who allow All India Admissions to MBBS and BDS in these colleges. The information is available from respective State Controlling Bodies or Associations responsible for counselling of medical dental admissions for that state.

Other Important Tips


Fees for admission to Medical and Dental colleges varies a lot and changes each year. Usually the Government run colleges have a very reasonable and affordable fees structure ranging from Rs. 9000 to 60,000 per year.

Fees in the Deemed and Private colleges are very high; though a few states have managed to curtail high fees. Usually it ranges between Rs. 5,00,000 to 40,00,000 per year!

MBBS and BDS at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGI)

This is an institute of repute located at Chandigarh, but MBBS and BDS are not taught in this Institute. PGI conducts its own test for post graduate admissions in the medical sciences and the test is of All India Level.

Are students of Chandigarh eligible to apply for MBBS & BDS Admission in Punjab and vice versa:

Each year, there is a change of rules and thus one has to wait till the counselling is announced in both Punjab and Chandigarh and the respective prospectuses are available.

In Oct, 2018, there was a High Court ruling which stipulated that:

  1. Candidates who have passed Class X, XI and XII from schools/colleges recognised by the Chandigarh Administration and situated in the UT as a regular student will be eligible for admission. Earlier, students who had passed Class XII from schools/colleges in the UT were eligible for admission.
  2. However, the new admission guidelines will be implemented in a staggered manner — in 2019, the eligibility criteria will be for only Class XII, in 2020, it will be Class XI and XII and in 2021, it will be Class X, XI and XII.
  3. Candidates whose parents are residents of Chandigarh for the past five years preceding the date of application, even if they do not satisfy the schooling criteria, will also be eligible for admission.
  4. Candidates whose parents are employees of Central Government/state government and are on deputation with the UT Administration, including government employees of the UT, employees working in autonomous bodies/companies in which the UT has 20 per cent or more share for the past three years preceding the date of application, even if they do not satisfy the above criteria, will also be eligible for admission.
  5. A residence certificate issued by the office of the Deputy Commissioner will be considered as a proof for the purpose.
  6. However, candidates of all three above categories will have to submit an undertaking/affidavit that the candidate has not opted for and claimed the benefit of residence in any other state/UT other than Chandigarh after the declaration of the NEET result.

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