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Pondicherry University PG Admissions 2018

Updated On - July 10th 2018

Established in 1985, Pondicherry University is situated in the southern part of the country and it has three campuses. The university has 15 schools, 37 departments, 10 centres and 92 affiliated colleges offering Post Graduate courses in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine.

The university offers the following programmes at post graduate (PG) level in multiple disciplines:

  • M.A                                        
  • M.Sc                                      
  • M.Tech                                   
  • MBA                                               
  • LL.M
  • MCA
  • MLIS
  • MPA
  • MSW
  • M.Com                                    
  • M.Ed
  • MPA
  • M.P.Ed
  • PG Diploma                             

Selection of the candidates to the above-mentioned courses is done on the basis of the performance in the Pondicherry University Entrance Examination conducted by the university. NRI candidates will be admitted through the scores obtained in written test/ viva voce. For M.Tech (Computational Biology), the selection is done on the basis of Common Entrance Examination conducted by Pondicherry University in collaboration with Anna University. For M.Sc. in Biotechnology, candidates are selected on the basis of JNU CEEB. The entrance examination result is declared in the month of June each year and the counselling starts in the last week of June every year for various PG courses.

For More Information, candidates can also check Pondicherry University Admission 2018.

Candidate can register themselves by submitting applications along with the required processing fee of INR 400 (for general category) and INR 200 (for SC/ST category). In case of MBA, the application fee is INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ST candidates). The application fee for NRI and Overseas candidate is INR 6500 which can be submitted online or offline.

Read More: Pondicherry University Courses & Fees Structure 

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • START DATE - END DATE

    21st Mar, 2019 - 27th May, 2019


Important Dates

MA , M.Sc , ME/M.Tech , MBA/PGDM & MCA
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 21st Mar - 24th Apr , 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 25th - 27th May, 2019
Counselling Session 27th Jun, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Master of Computer Applications [M.C.A]

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications/ Computer Science/ Information Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Corporate Secretary ship/ Economics / Business Administration with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics / Statistics /Computer Applications as one of the subjects or Bachelor’s degree in Science with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects with minimum 55% aggregate of marks

Master of Arts [MA] (Anthropology)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from this university or any other recognized university with minimum 50% marks

Master of Arts [MA] (French)

  • Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in French with minimum 50% of marks.
  • Candidate must have done any undergraduate degree with 2 years of French in Part-1 with at least 55% of marks in French and 50% in the aggregate of the main subjects in Part-III
  • Candidate must have done any undergraduate degree with an aggregate of 50% in the main subjects in Part-III with Diploma in French(2 years) from any Indian University

Master of Arts [MA] (Hindi)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Hindi with a minimum 50% of marks or any degree with Hindi as a subject of study under part I or II or any degree with rastrabhasha Praveen degree obtained from Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

Master of Arts [MA] (History)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in History with minimum 50% of marks or B.A. in social sciences (political science, economics and sociology) with history as an ancillary or subsidiary paper with 50% marks

Master of Arts [MA] (Philosophy) & Master of Arts [MA] (Mass Communication)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% of marks

Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with at least 50% marks or Equivalent Grade in Social Sciences

Master of Arts [MA] (Sanskrit)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit with a minimum 50% of marks or Sanskrit as a subject under part I or II/ minor/ optional in the bachelor’s degree or traditional degree (Sastry/ Siromani/ Vidya Praveena

Master of Arts [MA] (Sociology)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Applied Geology)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Geology as the major subject and any two out of the following - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology as ancillary subjects with minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Applied Psychology)

Candidate must pass in B.A/ B.Sc. (Hons) three years course in Psychology with at least 55% marks or Bachelor's degree with at least 55% aggregate in any discipline with Psychology as one of the subjects for all three years

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/ B.Sc. (M.L.T.)/ Chemistry/ Zoology/ Biotechnology / Microbiology with minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Bioinformatics)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any relevant area of Physics/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Life Sciences/ with a minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biotechnology)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Veterinary Science/ Zoology or in other related areas with minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Economics)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in economics with minimum 50% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Coastal & Disaster Management)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline in Science/ B.A. Geography/ B.E. Civil Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering with minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Applications/ Information Technology any other equivalent course with minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Ecology & Environmental science)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, i.e. in Science, Arts, Humanities, Technology, etc. with minimum 55% of marks and working knowledge of Mathematics and Science subjects at higher secondary level

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Electronic Media)

Candidate must pass in Bachelor’s degree with 55% of marks in Electronic Media/ Journalism / Visual Communication/Visual Arts/ Performing Arts/Sciences (OR) Candidate must possess Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum of 55% of marks with one year Diploma in Computer Applications

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Food Science and Nutrition)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in food and Nutrition/ Food Technology/ Food Science and Quality Control/ Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics or Composite/ General Home Science/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology /Microbiology/ Agriculture dairy or fisheries or any other allied science subjects under life sciences at B.Sc. level with minimum 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Food Science and Technology)

  • Candidate must possess degree in B.Sc/ B.Tech in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering/ Home Science/Food Technology/Food Science and Nutrition/Food Science and Quality Control/ Clinical Nutrition/Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology and other life science related subjects.
  • Candidate must have studied Maths at +2/ PUC level is compulsory.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Microbiology)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology / Biotechnology/ Botany/ Biochemistry/B.Sc., MLT/ Zoology/ or in any other branch of Life Sciences with minimum of 55% of marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Quantitative Finance)

Candidate must secure 55% marks or above in any one of the following or equivalent is eligible to apply in B. Sc. (Maths), B. Sc. (Statistics), B.Com (with Mathematics), B.A(Eco) (With Mathematics), Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology) or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications/ Information Technology

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Statistics)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics with Mathematical Statistics as allied subject with minimum of 55% of marks

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering)

Candidate must possess B.Tech/ B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering Engineering/ Information Technology or M.Sc. in Computer Science/InformationTechnology/ Software Engineering (OR) Candidate must pass MCA with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Mathematics/Statistics/ Physics/ Electronics/ Applied Sciences with a minimum of 55% of marks

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Computational Biology)

  • Candidate must pass Master’s degree with minimum of 55% marks in any relevant area of Bioinformatics/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Plant Biology/ Botany/ Animal Biology/ Zoology for Pondicherry University
  • Candidate must pass B.Tech/B.E degree with minimum of 55% in Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering, Leather, Bioengineering, Information Technology, Information Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering for both Anna University and Pondicherry University

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

Candidate must pass B.E./B.Tech. Degree in Electronics/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 55% of marks

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Environmental Engineering and Management)

Candidate must pass B.Tech/ B.E. degree with a minimum of 55% of marks. Or M.Sc. in Physics/Chemistry /Mathematics/ Life / Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 55% of marks with Mathematics as one of the subject at +2 level

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Green Energy Technology)

Candidate must pass B.E/B.Tech degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Electronics, Chemical or Biotechnology (OR) Candidate must pass M.Sc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanoscience or Photonics with Mathematics at B.Sc level with at least 55% marks in qualifying examination

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Nano Science and Technology)

Candidate must pass in M.Sc. (Physics / Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / Electronics / Materials Science/ Biotechnology /Biochemistry); BE / B.Tech (Electronics/ Electrical / Instrumentation/ Mechanical / Chemical/ Metallurgy & Materials Engineering /Biotechnology/ Nanotechnology) with a minimum of 55% of marks

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Network & Internet Engineering)

  • Candidate must pass B.Tech. / B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering / Information Technology / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering with minimum of 55% of marks (OR)
  • Candidate must pass M.Sc degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Software Engineering with minimum of 55% of marks (OR)
  • Candidate must pass MCA degree with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Computer Applications / Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / Electronics / Applied Science with minimum of 55% of marks in each degree

Master of Commerce [M.Com] (Accounting and Taxation)

Candidate must possess Any Bachelor's degree in Commerce or any other degree with degree level papers in Accounting are eligible with minimum 50% of marks

Master of Commerce [M.Com] (Business Finance)

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Foreign Trade/ Corporate Secretaryship/ B.B.A/ B.C.M/ B.A Co-op./ B.Com. (Edn.)/ B.Com (Vocational) with minimum 50% of marks

Master in Social Work [MSW]

Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% of marks

Master of Physical Education [M.P.Ed]

  • Candidate must pass in Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) or equivalent with at least 50% marks (Or)
  • Candidate must possess degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Health and Physical Education with at least 50% marks

Master of Arts [MA] (English & Comparative Literature)

Bachelor’s degree in English with a minimum of 50% of marks in part III or a high second class in English under part I or Part II

Master of Arts [MA] (South Asian Studies)

Bachelors’ degree in any discipline from recognized university with minimum 50% marks

Master of Arts [MA] (Applied Economics)

Bachelor’s degree in Economics (with Quantitative Techniques / Statistics) or Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Operations Research/ Cooperation and Banking with a minimum of 50% marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics)

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with minimum 55% marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics)

Bachelors’ degree in Physics with Mathematics and Chemistry as one of the subject with minimum 55% marks

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Marine Biology)

Bachelor’s Degree in Botany / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Fisheries and Aquaculture / Microbiology / Zoology with minimum 55% marks

Master of Education [M.Ed]

B.Ed. Degree/ Four Integrated BA B.Ed./ B.Sc. B.Ed./ B.Com B.Ed. with minimum 50% marks

Master of Performing Arts [MPA]

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Exploration Geoscience)

Master’s degree in Geology/Applied Goelogy/Marine Geology with minimum 55% marks


How to Apply

MA , M.Sc & MCA

  • Candidate can register themselves for admission to PG courses by submitting duly filled-in applications online through the Online Admission Portal of the university. 
  • For PG courses, the candidate should submit the applications along with the fee amount of INR 400 (for general category) and INR 200 (for SC/ST categories). In case of MBA, the fee is INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/St candidates)
  • NRI / Overseas candidates can obtain the concerned application form by submitting application fee of INR 6500 or US$ 100.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through offline or online payment mode using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.


Admission Process

MA , M.Sc & MCA

The University offers admission to various PG courses on the basis of Pondicherry University Entrance Examination. For M.Tech (Computational Biology), the selection is done on the basis of Common Entrance Examination conducted by Pondicherry University in collaboration with Anna University. For M.Sc. in Biotechnology, candidates are selected on the basis of JNU CEEB.

The university conducts Counselling after the result declaration in the last week of June every year. The counselling process has started from June 27, 2018 this year. The University releases selected / wait-listed candidates list every year which can be checked here. Selected candidates have to reach the counselling venue at the given time and date along with all the required documents to complete admission process. 


Reservation Criteria

  • The university has reserved 15% and 7.5% of seats in each course for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively
  • 27% of seats are reserved for OBC category (Non-Creamy Layer) as per Government of India instructions
  • 3% of seats in each course are reserved for the differently abled candidates
  • 25% of the seats are reserved for the Pondicherry Union territory candidates
  • 2 seats are reserved for the candidates from the State of Jammu & Kashmir for General courses

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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