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.
|Founded in||October 16, 1985|
|Type of University||Central University|
|Accredited By||"A" GRADE BY NAAC|
|Programs Offered||P.G. and Doctoral program|
|Affiliated Colleges||97 +|
|Library||Books (Print) – 2,07,614|
E-journals, - 24,236
|Campuses||Karaikal and Port Blair|
|Situated on||Chennai-Puducherry East Coast Road (ECR)|
|How to Reach Us||165 km south of Chennai metropolitan city|
11 Km (25 minutes) north of Puducherry Bus Stand
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.
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 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
The University offers the following academic programs to the students:
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
Green Energy Technology
Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Food Industry
Intellectual Property Rights
The University provides reservation for the following categories in accordance with the policies of the government:
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.
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 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:
Below mentioned are some of the scholarships/freeships offered by the University:
Scholarship/Freeship provided by other agencies:
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.
Also, Check Pondicherry University Distance Education
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