Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

  • Pondicherry, Puducherry
  • ESTD 1985
  • Central University

Facilities available in University

  • Comp Labs

  • Sports

  • Medical

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Auditorium

  • Hostel

  • Gym

  • Laboratory

  • Classrooms

Major Courses Offered by University

Course Name Rating Total Fee
Master of Business Administration [MBA]
2Years Full Time 72 Seats Per Course
6.0 ₹37,175 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc]
5Years Full Time 20 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹11,650 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Arts [B.A] + Master of Arts [M.A]
5Years Full Time 20 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹11,370 per year Apply Now
Master of Science [M.Sc]
2Years Full Time 60 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹15,725 per year Apply Now
Master of Arts [M.A]
2Years Full Time 40 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹11,725 per year Apply Now
Master of Technology [M.Tech]
2Years Full Time 24 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹15,725 per year Apply Now
Master of Commerce [M.Com]
2Years Full Time 72 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹13,725 per year Apply Now
Master of Computer Applications [M.C.A]
3Years Full Time 60 Seats Per Course
7.0 ₹14,967 per year Apply Now
Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc]
1Year Full Time 35 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹18,050 per year Apply Now
Master of Physical Education [M.P.Ed]
2Years Full Time 40 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹13,725 per year Apply Now

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Prof. Anisa Basheer Khan
Vice Chancellor
Dr. A. Chella Perumal
Professor & Head, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Jesurathnam Devarapalli
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Dr. S. Sudha
Professor & Head, Department of Sociology
Dr. B.B. Mohanty
Professor, Department of Sociology
Dr. K.S.Kumari
Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringDepartment of Food Science and Technology
Dr. R. Panneerselvam
Professor & Head, Department of Management Studies
Dr. T. Nambirajan
Professor, Department of Management Studies
Dr. R. Prabhakara Raya
Professor, Department of Management Studies
Dr. R. Subramanian
Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science
Dr. P. Dhavachelvan
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Malabika Deo
Professor & Head, Department of Commerce
Dr. P.Natarajan
Professor, Department of Commerce
Dr. D.Lazar
Associate Professor, Department of Commerce
Dr. V.Nirmala
Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringDepartment of Economics
Dr. Amaresh Samantaraya
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Dr. M.Ramachandran
Professor, Department of Economics
Dr. R.Nakkeeran
Professor & Head, Department of Electronics Engineering
Dr. P. Samundiswary
Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering

About University

Pondicherry University offers Postgraduate and Doctoral education through regular as well as distance learning mode in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine. PU is an affiliating university which has jurisdiction spread over the territories of Puducherry, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The University provides totally-free education to all the differently-abled students and offers rent-free accommodation to all girl students.

In case of PG programmes, scholarships are provided by Pondicherry university to the deserving candidates who score highest percentage in the entrance examination and those who secure excellent marks in semester examination. In case of Research courses, fellowships are offered by university as well as the Government of Pondicherry.

Pondicherry University Entrance Exam

Pondicherry University entrance examination for admission to various PG programmes is conducted through online mode, usually in the last week of May in multiple cities across India. Candidates must download & print their hall ticket from the university website and produce it at the entrance examination centre.

For Integrated and PG Admissions:

For admission to Integrated/PG/PG Diploma, an Online Entrance Examination is conducted by Pondicherry University and candidates are evaluated on the basis of marks secured.

The paper will consist of 100 Multiple Choice questions to be answered within a time duration of 120 minutes. 4 marks will be allotted for every correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

For PhD Admissions:

In case of admission to Pondicherry University PhD programmes, candidates must appear for the PU common entrance exam. Certain groups of students such as NET/JRF qualified candidates with fellowship are exempted from examination and will be given direct admission.

Note: NRI and foreign candidates who fullfil the required eligibility criteria for Ph.D (full-time/ part-time) will be exempted from entrance test depending on their scholastic achievements.

Pondicherry University Admissions

Application forms can be submitted online through the university website (www.pondiuni.edu.in) by following the instructions given therein. Registrations for admission to Pondicherry University courses are usually made in the month of April every year. For Integrated/ PG/ PG Diploma programmes, an application fee of INR 250 (Rs. 125/- for SC/ST candidates) should be submitted through online/ offline mode of payment.

The following table shows general eligibility and selection criteria for various Integrated & PG courses offered by Pondicherry University:

Course NameEligibilitySelection Process
Integrated MA/M.Sc10+2 (HSC) Examination








Entrance Examination conducted by the university (May 27-29, 2016)

Master of Arts (MA)Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject
Master of Science (M.Sc)Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject
M.Tech.BE/B.Tech/M.Sc/Masters Degree
MBABachelor’s Degree in any discipline
MCABachelor’s Degree
M.ComBachelor’s Degree in Commerce
M.Ed.B.Ed. Degree
M.L.I.S.Any Bachelor’s Degree
MPABachelor’s Degree in any discipline
M.P.Ed.B.P.Ed. Degree
M.S.W.Bachelor’s Degree
LL.MLL.B DegreeNational Level Admission Test + GD + PI
PG DiplomaBachelors Degree/ Masters DegreeEntrance Examination conducted by the university

Pondicherry University offers doctoral programme i.e. Ph.D on Full-Time (Internal) as well as Part-Time (External /Internal) basis to candidates with the relevant degree and experience.

Course NameEligibilitySelection Process
PhD (Full-Time)Qualified for Masters Degree

Entrance Examination +

Personal Interview + Academic Record

PhD (Part-Time) InternalAcademic staff/Candidates with work experience
PhD (Part-Time) ExternalAcademic staff/Candidates with work experience

Following are the pre-requisites for filling the online application:

  • A scanned image of candidate’s recent passport photo taken on a white background of size 140 x 160 (not larger than 60Kb size)
  • A scanned image of “Signature of Candidate” taken on a white background of size 60 x 90 (not larger than 30Kb size)
  • A Valid e-mail ID
  • A Valid mobile number
  • A Valid Credit / Debit card/ Net Banking Account (In case of Online fee payment)

Note: In accordance with the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and policy of the Government of India, 15%, 7.5% and 27% seats are reserved for SC, ST and OBC (Creamy Layer) category respectively.  In addition to it, seats are also reserved for differently abled candidates and students who are natives of Pondicherry.

Pondicherry University Results

The university results for Entrance as well as Semester examinations are published on the official website and students can view their scores upon entering the required details. Pondicherry University results can be categorized in the following:   

Pondicherry University Entrance Results

Pondicherry University announces the entrance exam result for PG/ PG Diploma/ PhD admissions within 15 days of the test. Candidates can check their entrance exam result through the official website upon entering their login ID and password.

Pondicherry University Semester Results

The university follows odd and even semester pattern for all its courses. End-semester examinations are usually conducted in the month of December and July for odd and even semesters, respectively. The results are published on the university website usually within few days from the end semester examinations.

Note: Students who are eligible and interested for Re-valuation of their marks are requested to contact the concerned colleges to apply for Re-valuation. Re-valuation application forms should be filed within 10 days of declaration of results (except MBBS course).

Pondicherry University Distance Education

The university offers distance education through the following modes:

Conventional Mode with Online Admission

Pondicherry University distance learning includes courses such as BA, B.Com, BBA, M.Com, MA and MBA. Interested candidates can register online through the official website or download the application and submit it in person along with the processing fee through Challan. Admission to PU distance programmes is usually conducted twice a year in the following sessions:

  • Academic year (July-September)
  • Calender year (January-March)

Online Mode         

As the name suggests, it is an online learning solution under Pondicherry University distance education scheme. It is technology enabled online learning where students can access the choice of online courses and attend the classes online 24*7 from the comfort of their home or office.

Twinning Mode

Under the twinning mode, classes are conducted more frequently during the evening hours and week-ends throughout the semester at the twinning centres. Twinning centres are other Colleges/ Institutions of repute which have partnered with Pondicherry University and organize all the important tasks on behalf of the University viz admission, conduct of classes during week-ends, semester examinations etc.

Pondicherry University DDE Results

Pondicherry University DDE results are uploaded on the official university website. Candidates can check their marks upon entering their enrollment number along with the respective course name.

For recently published re-valuation exam results and other latest result updates, students should visit the Annamalai University Examination Results/ Announcements page and click the desired link.

About the College

Pondicherry University was founded in 1985 with the main objective to cater to the needs of Changing Industry by creating brilliant managers and leaders. It is the Central University which is spread over the Union Territories of Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  • It has been ranked among top ten Universities in India by the survey conducted on 2013.
  • The campus of the University has covered an area of 800 acres surrounded by beautiful greenery.
  • 15 Schools, 37 Departments and 10 Centres offering 175 PG & Research programmes are within its fold and is housed in the 800-acre sprawling Wi-Fi-enabled vibrant campus, which is just 12 kms. away from the Puducherry town.
  • The University has three campuses. The Main Campus is located at Puducherry and the other two off-campuses at Karaikal and Port Blair.
  • There are over 45,000 students in its 87 affiliated colleges.
  • The university offers innovative programs in variety of fields like management programs, art & commerce programs, technical programs and lot more.
  • The University entered the field of Distance Education in 1995 – 96.
  • It provides industrial exposure to its students by organizing various visits and tours.
  • Offers excellent placements to its student’s off-campus and on-campus.

Placement :

One of the main responsibilities of the Placement Cell is to motivate, train and prepare the students of the University and its affiliated Colleges for campus interviews.


No. of Companies

No. of Placements

2003 – 2004



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2007 – 2008



2008 - 2009 (as of Feb'09)




Library :

The central library at Pondicherry University is well-stocked along with state-of-the-art facilities such as 24-hours reading hall, Children's Library and Special facility for visually challenged people. It has provided other facilities like e-journals access, Reprographic and photocopying facilities, e-mail service and CD-ROM journals databases.

1. Total no. of Library Collection (Print + Electronic)

(210325+164236)               374561

2. Total Library Collection


3. Total no. of Journals (Print + Electronic)


a) Total no. of Journals (Print)


b) Total no. of E-Journals


4. Total no. of E-Resources


5. E-Resources Usage: Jan - Dec 2013


Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) :

The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) was started in the university in 1992 as the University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) under the UGC Plan Scheme. It facilitated three facilities –Glass blowing Shop, Mechanical Shop and Electrical Shop, to enable support in the servicing & repair of scientific equipment.

Rankings :




Top 10 Universities

India Today


64th Top Unversities in India

Outlook Magazine


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Contact Details

Phone No: 0413-2655179
Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Administrative Building, R.V.Nagar, Kalapet
Pondicherry - 605014
Puducherry , India
Nearest Bus Stand
Pondicherry University Bus Stop bus stand 1.58Km
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University Hostel

Hostel For : Male ₹18.6 K
Hostel For : Female ₹17.1 K

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