Pondicherry University - [PU], Pondicherry

Pondicherry University - [PU], Pondicherry

Pondicherry, Puducherry NCTE, AICTE, NAAC-A Estd 1985 Central University
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Updated On - August 26th 2019 by PRATYASHA

Pondicherry University is a central university, established in 1985. It offers Postgraduate and Doctoral level programs in regular mode as well as distance education programs. In addition to regular courses, the university also runs 26 Diploma / Certificate Add-On Courses in the evening session. Admission to all the courses is based on the entrance exam conducted by the university except for M.Sc. (Biotechnology). For M.Sc. Biotechnology, admission is done through JNU CEEB

Pondicherry University Highlights

Founded in October 16, 1985
Type of UniversityCentral University
Recognized ByUGC
Accredited By"A" GRADE BY NAAC
Programs OfferedP.G. and Doctoral program
Affiliated Colleges97 +
LibraryBooks (Print) – 2,07,614
E-journals, - 24,236
CampusesKaraikal and Port Blair
Situated onChennai-Puducherry East Coast Road (ECR)
How to Reach Us165 km south of Chennai metropolitan city
11 Km (25 minutes) north of Puducherry Bus Stand

Pondicherry University Admission

For admission into Master’s degree programs, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, whereas, in case of the integrated courses, the students should have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board. The university conducts separate entrance exams for PG and Ph.D. programs. The entrance test is conducted through online mode only.

Pondicherry University PG Admission

The university offers MBA, M.Tech, MCA, MA, M.Sc., M.Com., M.Ed., M.LIS., MPA, MSW, M.P.Ed., LL.M, and PG diploma programs. The minimum eligibility for all the PG courses is that the candidates must have done a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream. Selection is done on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance exam. For more information and latest updates related to PG courses admission, kindly go through Pondicherry University PG Admissions

Pondicherry University Ph.D. Admission

Pondicherry University provides full-time and part-time Ph.D. programs in multiple streams. The minimum eligibility for the Ph.D. program is a Master’s degree with 55% marks. Selection is done through an entrance exam. Click here to check more details about Pondicherry University Ph.D. Admission

Pondicherry University Courses

The University offers the following academic programs to the students:

Course Type

Course Name


M.A. (Hindi/ Anthropology/ History/ Political Science/ Sociology/ English/ South Asian Studies/ Tamil)

M.Sc (Applied Geology/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Ecology & Environmental Studies/ Bioinformatics)

M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Green Energy Technology/ Nano Science & Technology)

MBA (Business Administration/ International Business/ Tourism/ Insurance Management/ Tourism)


M.Com (Business Finance/ Accounting & Taxation)






South Asian Studies

PG Diploma

Green Energy Technology

Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Food Industry

Intellectual Property Rights

Pondicherry University Reservation

The University provides reservation for the following categories in accordance with the policies of the government:

  1. SC/ST Candidates: The University has reserved 15% of seats in each course for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and 7.5% for those belonging to the Scheduled Tribes. All SC/ST candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for admission irrespective of the percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination except otherwise specified.
  2. OBC Candidates: The Pondicherry University is implementing 27% reservation for OBC category (Non-Creamy Layer) as per Government of India instructions.
  3. Differently-abled Candidates: 5% of seats in each course are reserved for the differently-abled candidates. Each candidate shall be required to submit a certificate from a government hospital indicating the extent of physical disability. The candidates may have to undergo a fresh medical examination if required by the University before being admitted.
  4. Candidates from Union Territory: 25% of the seats are reserved for the Puducherry Union territory candidates.
  5. Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir: As per the instructions of UGC/AICTE, two seats under supernumerary quota have been created for admitting the students from the State of Jammu & Kashmir. 

Pondicherry University Entrance Exam

Pondicherry University entrance exams are conducted to offer admission in PG/ Ph.D. courses. The registration process for PG/ Ph.D. regular courses generally commences from the first week of April and the entrance exams are conducted in the last week of May every year. Students seeking admission can log on to the official website in order to fill the Pondicherry University application form.

  • 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 a separate application fee. Application fee of INR 250 (Rs. 125/- for SC/ST candidates) can be submitted through the online/ offline mode of payment.

Note: Pondicherry University entrance exam results are released on the official website within 15 days from the date of examination. Selected/ waitlist candidates can check their status and report to the concerned university department as per the admission schedule. Separate course-wise lists are issued by the University for PG and Ph.D. programs.

Pondicherry University Entrance Exam Results

Pondicherry University offers admission to PG and Ph.D. programs on the basis of entrance examination every year in the months of May and June which is known as Pondicherry University Entrance Examination. The university conducts entrance examination in 34 cities across India. Visit the official website of the university and login to the Online Admission Portal in order to check the result. 

Pondicherry University Counselling Schedule

The university has conducted counseling in the last week of June after the declaration of the result. The interview schedule for the Ph.D. program commences in the month of July.

For PG Courses, selected/Waitlisted candidates need to report to the concerned Head of the department at 10 AM along with original certificates and documents mentioned below with the required fees. 

Original and Xerox Documents required at the time of admission: 

  1. SSC certificate/Mark statement for age proof
  2. HSC or its equivalent Certificate/Marks Statement
  3. Degree/ Provisional Certificate for 
  4. OBC with Non- Creamy Layer certificate recently issued by Competent Authority, in case of OBC candidate
  5. Recently issued SC/ST/PH/Pondicherry Residence certificate/Karaikal Residence Certificate from the competent authority as applicable
  6. Migration/Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended
  7. Two stamp size color photograph (For Group Medical Insurance Policy)
  8. Soft copy of color passport size photograph in a CD (for Library and ID Card)

Pondicherry University Scholarship

Below mentioned are some of the scholarships/freeships offered by the University:

  • Ph.D. Non-Net Fellowship-UGC: Scholars admitted to full-time Ph.D. programs are eligible for a fellowship of 8,000 INR per month and a contingencies grant per year. 
  • Merit Scholarship: The first three candidates securing the highest percentage in PG entrance exam shall be awarded 2,000 INR; 1,500 INR and 1,000 INR respectively for the first semester. 
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: 20% of students in each PG degree are eligible for the award. The scholarship is based both on the basis of merit in each semester and parental income of the student. Amount of scholarship is 750 INR per month. 
  • Scholarship for M.Sc Marine Biology and Disaster Management: All selected candidates will be awarded a scholarship of 1,000 INR per month to study these courses at Port Blair, Andamans.

Scholarship/Freeship provided by other agencies:

  • N.B.H.M. Scholarship: The National Board for Higher Mathematics, Mumbai provides scholarship for students who clear NBHM examination. 
  • Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child: This scholarship is provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for single girl child pursuing any of the PG programs. 
  • Madanjeet Singh Group Scholarship: This scholarship is provided to 8 students every year to pursue M.Tech in Green Energy Technology. 16 students from M.A. (South Asian Studies) from SAARC countries are provided with 10,000 INR per month, free hostel accommodation and tuition fees. 

Pondicherry University Distance Education

The University has entered in the field of Distance Education in the academic year 1995 – 96 to cater to the aspirations of the students who otherwise could not pursue higher education through the on-campus mode of education. To reach out to all those students who are away from the mainstream academics, the university has conceived several innovative and job oriented academic programs. It offers MA, M.Com, and MBA programs through distance education mode.

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    Pondicherry University is one of the best university in South India. The fee structure foe many of the courses is very less when compared to other colleges. This University provides a lot of ma and MSC programs.

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    Positive and negative remarks everything is how we saw those things. In my life experiences, everything got both positive and negative remarks. Of you neglect that you must achieve your goals. In my college also like that.

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    Harikrishnan KM.Tech Nanoscience and TechnologyPursued
    BATCH : 2019

    Pondicherry University- A perfect choice for further studies

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    Health center with full time ambulance is available, other facilities inside the campus includes a big library with RFID facilities and multistory reading room, Indian Bank University Branch, 2 Indian Bank ATM counters, Post office, Reprographic centers, shopping complex, Ponlit Milk parlour, Day care, Kendriya Vidyalaya school. Free transport facilities are provided. Busses will run freely through the campus which will get us to various parts of the campus. University Beach is situated just in front of the university.

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    Poor hostel facility and no shopping complex arethe negative things and the positive thing is university provide 16hours of reading room with central AC.And university providing unlimited wifi whole the university

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    Nothing like that.We will have a very friendly environment here both in class as well as outside.students from various departments interact with each other.this is because of the hostel arrangements and cultural events

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