Pondicherry University is a central university, established in 1985. The university is recently ranked by many agencies such as NIRF, Times Higher Education, QS, and US News. The NIRF has ranked the university at 81st for the overall performance of the university in its 2020 rankings. The university offers Postgraduate and Doctoral level programs in regular and distance mode. 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

Graduates from the University are placed in top-notch companies such as TCS, CTS, Infosys, Wipro, Satyam, HCL, HP, Caritor, L&T Infotech, IDBI, HSBC, Standard Charted, Kotak Securities, Honeywell, Hindustan Zinc, Reliance, ICICI, LVB, Accenture, Syntel, etc.,

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Pondicherry University Admission Dates

Events Dates
Last date for document upload and verification for MA English January 16, 2021
Online fee submission for MA English January 19, 2021
Last date to upload documents for M.Tech Computational Biology January 10, 2021
Last date to upload documents for MSc Biotechnology January 6, 2021
Online counselling for M.Sc. (Computer Science) open admissions December 31, 2020
Last date to apply for M.B.A.(Business Administration),(Data Analytics) (SF Mode) December 18, 2020
Last date to apply for M.B.A.(Tourism & Travel Management)  December 24, 2020
Last date to apply for M.B.A.(Business Administration) Karaikal Campus December 28, 2020

Pondicherry University Highlights

Established | Type 1985 | Central
Recognized By UGC
Accredited By "A" GRADE BY NAAC
Programs Offered P.G. and Doctoral program
Admission criteria Entrance-based
Application mode Online
Affiliated Colleges 65+
Campus area | Students 800+ Acres | 5500+
Research scholars | Faculty 1500+ | 400+
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
Official Website http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/

Pondicherry University Ranking

  • The university is ranked at 81 by the NIRF in its 2020 Overall rankings.
  • Pondicherry University is ranked by the Outlook magazine 2020 at 67 for the Overall performance of the university.
  • Times Higher Education in its 2020 rankings has ranked the university in three different categories:
    • #801 in the Overall category
    • #801 in the Science category
    • #501 for Life Sciences
  • The university is also ranked by QS 2020 and US News 2020 at 52 and 1291, respectively, for the Overall performance.

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Pondicherry University Courses

Course Details
MA Specialization: Applied Economics, French, Mass Communication, Political Science, Philosophy, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 50%.
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Specialization: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55%
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M.Tech Specialization: Electronics & Communication, Computational Biology, Network & Internet Engineering, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55%
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MBA Specialization: Business Administration, Tourism, Insurance Management, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55%
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MCA Specialization: Computer Applications
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree with the relevant subject with a minimum of 55%
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PG Diploma Specialization: Green Energy Technology, Criminology & Forensic Science, Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Food Industry, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Master's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55%
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M.Ed. Subjects: Educational Psychology, Human Rights and Education, information and Communication Technology in Education, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55%
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Ph.D. Specialization: English, Commerce, Economics, Chemistry, etc.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Master's Degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 55%
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Integrated MA Specialization: History, Sociology, Political Science, etc.
Duration: 5 Years
Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum 50% marks
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Integrated M.Sc. Specialization: Applied Geology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
Duration: 5 Years
Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in the relevant subject.
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LLM Specialization: Law
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelors with a minimum of 50% in the relevant field.
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Pondicherry University Admission

For admission into Master’s degree programs, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, whereas, in the case of the integrated courses, the students should have passed a 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

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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 a 27% reservation for the OBC category (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Government of India instructions.
  3. Differently-abled Candidates: 5% of seats in each course are reserved for 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. 

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Pondicherry University Entrance Exam

Pondicherry University entrance exams are conducted to offer admission to 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 entrance exam is a computer-based test consisting 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.

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.

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Pondicherry University Result

Pondicherry University offers admission to PG and Ph.D. programs on the basis of the entrance examination every year in the months of May and June which is known as the Pondicherry University Entrance Examination. The university conducts an 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)

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Pondicherry University Cutoff

MBA program  CAT cut off
MBA International Business 70
MBA Banking Technology 70
MBA Tourism Management 70
MBA Insurance 75

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Pondicherry University Faculty

The faculty of Pondicherry University is well-qualified in their relevant fields with the required experience and knowledge. The prominent faculty members hold a doctoral degree in their specialized field and the majority of the faculty members hold a Master’s degree in their relevant fields. The strength of the Pondicherry University faculty is as follows:

  • Professor: 78
  • Associate Professor: 31
  • Assistant Professor: 55

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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 the 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 the parental income of the student. The 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 scholarships for students who clear the 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 Placements

Pondicherry University has a placement cell that helps students in connecting to the recruiting companies. The companies such as TCS and HDFC Bank, visit the campus every year to recruit deserving students in their companies. Graduates from the university are placed in companies such as TCS, HP India Pvt. Ltd., Mahindra Satyam, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Wipro, L&T Infotech, IDBI Bank, Honeywell, Kotak Securities, Standard Chartered, etc. 

The other companies who have recently visited the campus for recruitment are Amazon, Cisco, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys, Oracle, Wipro, Accenture, HDFC Bank, Honeywell, L&T Infotech, Syntel, Capgemini, IDBI Bank, Mahindra Satyam, Reliance, etc.

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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 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 Notable Alumni

  • Lijomol Jose
    • Indian Film Actress
  • Fathima Babu
    • South Indian Actress and Former newsreader
  • Babu Gogineni
    • Indian Humanist, Rationalist, Human Rights Activist, Served as Executive Director of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
  • Deepan Sivaraman
    • Indian Theatre Director, Scenographer, Founder of Oxygen Theatre Company based in Delhi.

Pondicherry University FAQs

Ques. What are the subjects offered in the Ph.D. program at Pondicherry University?

Ans. The Ph.D. program at Pondicherry University offers the following subjects: Management Studies, Computer Science & Engineering, Disaster Management, Psychology, Food Science & Nutrition, Microbiology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Economics, Hindi, Science, Anthropology, Education, Library & Information Science, Mass Communication, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Commerce, Food Science & Technology, Social Work, Ecology & Environmental Science, Politics & International Studies, Bioinformatics, Philosophy, Sociology, Tamil, Drama & Theatre Arts, Green Energy Technology, Marine Biology, Environmental Engineering, Law, History, Physical Education, Women Studies, International Business, Electronics & Communication, Banking & Technology, Maritime Studies, Statistics, Biotechnology, Earth Science, Adult Continuing Education & Extension, Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, French, Sanskrit, Applied Psychology, South Asian Studies, Tourism Management, Electronic Media, Southern Asia Studies, and Asian Christian Studies.

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Ques. What the facilities offered by Pondicherry University to students?

Ans. Facilities offered by the Pondicherry University to its students are:

  • 100% Wi-Fi enabled campus
  • 100% power backup
  • 100% network of campus
  • Library with remote access
  • Sophisticated laboratories & instrumentation facilities
  • Buildings with ramps & lifts
  • Solar lights
  • Free state-of-the-art Day Care Centre & Pre- Primary School
  • 24 hours Health Centre & ambulance facility
  • State-of-the-art sports facilities
  • Free education and lodging to differently-abled students

Ques. What is the application fee for international students?

Ans. The application fee for international students is as follows:

  • Non-SAARC countries: US$100
  • SAARC countries: US$50

Ques. What is the Pondicherry University grading system?

Ans. ?ans.Pondicherry University grading system is as follows:?ans.

Range of Marks in % Letter Grade GPA/ CGPA
81-100 O 10
71-80 A+ 9
66-70 A 8
61-65 B+ 7
56-60 B 6
50-55 C 5
Below 50 F 0
Failure due to lack of attendance FA 0

Ques. What is the application fee at Pondicherry University?

Ans. The application fee at Pondicherry University is different for different courses:

  • Postgraduate
    • General: INR 600
    • SC/ ST: INR 300
  • MBA
    • General: INR 1000
    • SC/ ST: INR 500
  • Ph.D.
    • General: INR 1000
    • SC/ ST: INR 500

Ques. What is the hostel fee structure for the Indian nationals?

Ans. The refundable and non-refundable hostel fees are mentioned in the table below:

Particulars Amount
Caution deposit  INR 3000
PG Students INR 900 (per annum)
Ph.D. INR 1800 (per annum)
General Amenities Fund INR 700 (per annum)
Establishment Charges INR 300 (per annum)
Application Fees (at the time of admission only) INR 75 

Ques. How is it getting an MBA at Pondicherry University? Are there any good placements?

Ans. The MBA program at Pondicherry University is worth pursuing. The program is specialized in Tourism Management, International Business, Banking Technology, Consultancy Management, Insurance, Business Analytics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Human Resource, and Big Data Analytics. The program fee is comparatively low to other universities, i.e., INR 1.45 Lacs for two years. Graduates are placed in top-recruiting companies such as HDFC Bank, TCS, ICICI, etc.

Ques. How can I apply for backlog examinations?

Ans. To apply for backlog exams, follow the given instructions:

  • Visit the official website of Pondicherry University.
  • Search for the ‘Examination’ tab.
  • A new window will appear, (Examination Wing)
  • Then, look for the ‘Exam Circular’ section.
  • Search for the recent notification regarding ‘Back/Supply Forms’.
  • Apply for the respective Back Form.

Ques. Who are the recruiters at Pondicherry University?

Ans. Some of the top recruiters at Pondicherry University are:

HDFC Bank TCS Wipro
Cognizant Oracle Cisco
Infosys IDBI Bank HCL
Kotak Securities ICICI Bank -

Ques. What is the Pondicherry University cut off for M.Sc in Biotechnology?

Ans. The cut off for M.Sc in Biotechnology at Pondicherry University is:

Category Cutoff
General 123
OBC 107
SC 81