Pondicherry University has three campuses with the main campus located at Puducherry housing 15 Schools, 37 Departments and 10 Centres. The university offers Postgraduate and Doctoral courses in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine. In addition to regular courses, the university also runs 26 Diploma / Certificate Add-On Courses in the evening session.
Registration process for PG/PhD courses generally commences from the first week of April every year and applications are accepted within the stipulated time i.e. first week of May. Application forms can be submitted online through the university website by following the instructions given therein. Online entrance examination for admission to PG programmes are conducted in the last week of May, in multiple cities across India.
|Course Level||Course Name||Selection Criteria||Registration Dates||Application Link|
|Post Graduate (PG)||MA, MSc, MBA, M.Tech, M.Com, M.Ed., MLIS, MPA, M.P.Ed, MSW,|
|University Entrance Examination||April 6 – May 3, 2017|
|LL.M||National Level Admission Test||April 6 – May 3, 2017|
|Research||Ph.D (Full-Time)||Entrance Exam + PI + Academic Record||April 6 – May 3, 2017|
|Distance Programmes||MA, M.Com|
|Direct Admission||January 2 – January 31, 2017||Apply Now|
In addition to regular PG/ Ph.D programmes, the university also offers several Distance Learning courses such as MA, MBA and M.Com. Candidates possessing the relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply and will be admitted directly to the courses. Admission to the distance programmes is done twice a year viz. July-September (Academic year) and January-March (Calender year).
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.
Scholarships are also provided by the university regarding PG courses to the deserving candidates who score highest percentage in PG 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.
Registration Start Date: April 6, 2017
Registration End Date: May 3, 2017
Entrance Exam Date: May 27-29, 2017
The university offers a wide range of Integrated/ PG / PG Diploma programmes to candidates who fulfill the required eligibility criteria. For admission to master degree programmes, candidates must possess bachelor degree whereas in case of Integrated courses, student should have passed 10+2 qualifying examination.
The following table shows general eligibility and selection criteria of various Integrated & PG courses:
|Course Name||Eligibility||Selection Process|
|Integrated MA/M.Sc||10+2 (HSC) Examination||Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
|Master of Arts (MA)||Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject|
|Master of Science (M.Sc)||Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject|
|MBA||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline|
|M.Com||Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce|
|M.L.I.S.||Any Bachelor’s Degree|
|MPA||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline|
|LL.M||LL.B Degree||National Level Admission Test + GD + PI|
|PG Diploma||Bachelors Degree/ Masters Degree||Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
For admission to Integrated/PG/PG Diploma, an Online Entrance Examination will be conducted and candidates will be 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
Application forms can be submitted online through the university website by following the instructions given therein. Candidates can apply for more than one course with separate application fee. Application fee of INR 250 (Rs. 125/- for SC/ST candidates) can be submitted through online/ offline mode of payment. For information and latest updates on PG course admissions, kindly go through Pondicherry University PG Admissions 2017.
For Foreign candidates
Self-supporting foreign candidates seeking admission can apply by filling-in the prescribed form for various courses. The application fee for NRI and Overseas student is Rs. 1,000/- which can be submitted through online or offline payment modes.
Doctoral programme is offered in more than 40 disciplines including commerce, history, mathematics, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, english, microbiology etc. The course is offered on Full-Time as well as Part-Time (External /Internal) basis to candidates with the required degree and experience.
|Course Name||Eligibility||Selection Process|
|PhD (Full-Time)||Qualified for Masters Degree||Entrance Examination + Personal Interview + Academic Record|
|PhD (Part-Time) Internal||Academic staff/Candidates with work experience|
|PhD (Part-Time) External||Academic staff/Candidates with work experience|
In case of admission to Ph.D subjects (e.g. Mathematics, Microbiology etc.) offered both in the University Departments and in the affiliated institutions, candidates should appear for a common entrance examination. The selection will be based on a common merit list prepared on the basis of marks scored in the entrance test.
Certain groups of students such as NET/JRF qualified candidates with fellowship are exempted from examination and will be given direct admission to PhD programmes. Candidates can register themselves for admission through the online application process available at the official university website. To know about the detailed eligibility criteria and application process for the PhD admissions at Pondicherry University, candidates can log on to Pondicherry University Ph.D Admissions 2017.
NRI and foreign candidates who fullfil the required eligibility criteria for Ph.D (full-time) and Ph.D (part-time) programme will be exempted from entrance test depending on their scholastic achievements. Such candidates will have to give a seminar before the Department committee and will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their performance.
Selection of foreign students will be done on the basis of marks secured in the written test and/or viva-voce in case they are already here in India at the time of the written examination. However, if they are abroad at the time of applying for admission, such students will be exempted from written test and viva-voce examination, if any.
Self-supporting foreign candidates seeking admission to the university can apply by filling-in the prescribed form for various courses. The application fee for NRI and Overseas student is Rs. 1,000/- which can be submitted through online or offline payment modes.
In addition to various regular PG/ PG Diploma/ Ph.D programmes, the university also offers several courses through distance learning mode via Directorate of Distance Education, PU. The following table displays the eligibility criteria and selection process for the distance programmes:
|Course Name||Eligibility||Selection Process|
|MA||Any Degree from the UGC Recognized University||Direct Admission|
Students satisfying the relevant eligibility criteria can apply online or obtain the application form along with the information brochure from the website/ university office. Completed applications should be submitted along with the necessary enclosures before January 31, 2017 to the university office.
Eligible candidates will be admitted directly on the basis of their qualifying degree merit. SC/ST candidates can avail various scholarships of the respective State/ UT Governments whereas exemption/concession in the tuition fee is provided to Physically challenged students as well as other reserved category candidates.
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