The seven self-financing medical colleges in the Union Territory have surrendered 265 of their total 900 seats to Centac.
The decision to surrender the seats was taken during the talks held between the government and representatives of the seven colleges, chaired by Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Friday.
The four deemed medical colleges surrendered 122 seats, while the other three colleges under Pondicherry University surrendered 143 seats.
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute has surrendered 37 seats, Sri Lakshminaraya Medical College 36, Arupadai Veedu Medical College 25, Vinayaga Mission Medical College 24, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences 35, Sri Manakula Vinayaga Medical College and Hospital 54 and Venkateswara Medical College 53, secretary of Health G Ragesh Chandra said in a release.
However, this is 29.44 per cent of the total of 900 seats. While the deemed institutions have surrendered 24.4 per cent seats, the other three colleges have offered 35.75 per cent, said reliable sources.