Pondicherry University has three campuses with main campus located at Puducherry. The university offers Postgraduate and Doctoral courses in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine. Pondicherry University also offers Integrated, Diploma, PG Diploma & Certificate Add-On Courses.
Candidates can apply through Online Admission Portal of the university. The application process starts in the month of March every year and candidates can apply till last week of April. The university conducts its own Entrance Examination in the month of May. The Result is declared in the first week of June followed by counselling schedule which starts from last week of June every year.
Pondicherry University Distance Education offers MA, M.Com and MBA program in various disciplines. Admission to all the courses is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination. Admission is offered twice a year in December – February and May – July.
The last date to apply for admission to PG and Ph.D. courses is in the month of April, every year. The entrance examinations were held on third week of May for different courses. The result for entrance examinations was declared on first week of June. The counselling schedule commences on last week of June. Interview schedule for the Ph.D. program starts from July.
For All Courses
|Application available from||March 22, 2020|
|Last date of Application form submission||May 10, 2020|
|Entrance Exam Dates||June 7 – 9, 2020|
Pondicherry University Counselling Schedule 2020
The university conducts Counselling in the last week of June after the declaration of result.The interview schedule for Ph.D. program commences in the month of July.
For PG Courses, Selected/Waitlisted candidates need to report at the concerned Head of the department at 10 am along with original certificates and documents mentioned below with required fees. Check Counselling Fees Details.
Original and Xerox Documents required at the time of admission:
Note: Candidates with awaited result may also report for admission counselling with all the available mark sheets and certificates.
Pondicherry University MBA, M.Tech, MCA, M.Sc Admission 2020
Pondicherry University offers Integrated MA/M.Sc., M.Tech, MCA and MBA programs in various disciplines respectively.
Minimum eligibility for M.Tech is a candidate must have passed BE/B.Tech degree in relevant discipline from recognized university with minimum 55% marks. For Integrated MA/M.Sc., candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with minimum 50% marks from recognized board. For MCA and MBA, candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree in relevant specialization with minimum 55% marks.
Pondicherry University takes admission in MBA on the basis of CAT Score. Candidates with valid CAT score can apply on University portal. Selected candidates will have to appear for GD/PI round in university campus.
Selection to Integrated MA/M.Sc., MCA, M.Tech programs is done on the basis of Pondicherry University Entrance Examination conducted by the university. For M.Tech in Computational Biology, candidates are selected on the basis of Common Entrance Examination conducted by Pondicherry University.
|Integrated MA||History||10+2 with minimum 50% marks||Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
|Integrated M.Sc.||Applied Geology||10+2 with minimum 50% and Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry as subjects|
|M.Tech||Computer Science & Engineering||B.Tech / BE in CSE/IT or M.Sc. in CS/IT/Software Engineering or MCA with Bachelor's degree in CS/CA/IT or equivalent Mathematics/Statistics/Physics/Electronics/Applied Science with minimum 55% marks|
|Computational Biology||Master’s degree in any relevant area with minimum 55% marks OR B.Tech /BE in Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering, Leather, Bioengineering, IT, Information Science, CSE, EEE, ECE, ME, Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering||Common Entrance Examination conducted by Pondicherry University in collaboration with Anna University|
|Electronics & Communication||BE/B.Tech degree in Electronics/ ECE/ IT/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks||Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
|Environmental Engineering & Management||B.Tech/BE with minimum 55% marks or M.Sc. in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/ Life/Environmental Science with minimum 55% marks|
|Exploration Geoscience||Master’s degree in Geology/Applied Geology/Marine Geology with minimum 55% marks|
|Green Energy Technology||BE/B.Tech in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Electronics, Chemical/Biotechnology Or M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanoscience, Photonics with Mathematics at B.Sc. level with atleast 55% marks|
|Nano Science & Technology||BE/ B.Tech in Nanoscience and Technology/ Polymer Science and Engg./ EEE/ ECE / Electronics and Instrumentation/ Chemical Technology/ Materials Science and Engg./ Mechanical Engg./ Metallurgical Engg./ Biotechnology with minimum 55% marks Or M.Sc. in Physics/ Applied Physics / Chemistry / Applied Chemistry/ Materials Science / Nanoscience and Technology / Biotechnology / Bio-Chemistry with a minimum of 55% marks|
Network & Internet Engineering
B.Tech/BE in CSE/IT/ECE/EEE/EIE with minimum 55% marks Or M.Sc. in CS/IT/Software Engineering with minimum 55% marks Or MCA with Bachelor's degree in CS/CA/IT or equivalent Mathematics/Statistics/Physics/Electronics/Applied Science with minimum 55% marks
BE/B.Tech (CSE/IT/ECE/EEE/EI/ICE) Or Bachelor’s degree in CS/IT Or BCA Or B.Com (Computer Applications) or any other degree with PGDCA with minimum 55% marks with valid CAT score
|On the Basis of CAT|
Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in any discipline with valid CAT score
Insurance Management (Karaikal)
BCA/BCS/BIT Or B.Com/Corporate Secretaryship/Economics/Business Administration with Mathematics/Business Mathematics/ Statistics with Computer Applications as one of the subjects Or B.Sc. with Mathematics /Statistics as one of the subject with minimum 55% marks
|Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
The university offers PG courses in MA, M.Sc., M.Com., M.Ed., LLM, M.P.Ed., MPA, ML.I.Sc. and MSW. For PG courses, candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in relevant discipline from recognized university.
Selection to all the courses is done on the basis of Entrance Examination conducted by the university. For LLM, candidate also has to appear for GD/PI. For M.P.Ed., candidates also have to appear for Physical Fitness Test. For M.Sc. in Biotechnology, candidates are selected on the basis of JNU CEEB.
|MA||Anthropology||Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject with minimum 50% marks||Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
|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|
|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 II|
|French||Bachelor’s degree in French with a minimum 50% marks Or UG degree with two years of French in Part-I with at least 55% marks|
|Hindi||Bachelor’s degree in Hindi with a minimum of 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|
|History||Bachelor’s degree in History with 50% minimum marks or BA in Social Sciences with History as an ancillary or subsidiary paper with minimum 50% marks|
|Mass Communication||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks|
|Political and International Relations||Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with minimum 50% marks|
|Political Science||Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minimum 50% marks|
|Sanskrit||Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit with a minimum 50% 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)|
|Sociology||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks|
|South Asian Studies|
|Tamil||Bachelor’s degree in Tamil/ B.Litt. with a minimum of 50% of marks or any Bachelor’s degree (other than Tamil) having Tamil under part I with a minimum 50% marks|
|M.Sc.||Applied Geology||Bachelor’s degree in Geology as the major subject and any two out of the following - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology as subjects with a minimum 55% marks|
|Applied Psychology||BA/ B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology with at least 55% marks or Bachelor's degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate in any discipline with Psychology as one of the subjects for all three years|
|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/ B.Sc. (M.L.T.)/ Chemistry/ Zoology/ Biotechnology / Microbiology with minimum 55% marks|
|Bioinformatics||Bachelor’s degree in any relevant area of Physics/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Life Sciences with minimum 55% marks|
|Biotechnology||Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Veterinary Science/ Zoology or in other related areas with minimum of 55% marks||JNU CEEB|
|Chemistry||Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 55% of marks in Part III with Maths at 10+2 level||Entrance Examination|
|Computer Science||Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Applications/ Information Technology OR any other equivalent course with minimum 55% marks|
|Disaster Management||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline in Science/ B.A. Geography/ B.E. Civil Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering with minimum 55% marks|
|Ecology & Environmental Sciences||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks and working knowledge of Mathematics and Science subjects at higher secondary level|
|Electronic Media||Bachelor’s degree with minimum 55% marks in Electronic Media/ Journalism / Visual Communication/Visual Arts/ Performing Arts/Sciences Or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% of marks with one year Diploma in Computer Applications|
|Food Science & Nutrition||Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition/ Food Technology/ Food Science/ Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics of Composite/ General Home Science/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology /Microbiology/ Chemistry/ Agriculture/ dairy / fisheries at B.Sc./ BAMS with minimum 55% marks|
|Food Science & Technology||B.Sc. / B.Tech in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering/ Food Technology/Home Science/Food Science and Nutrition/Food Science and Quality Control/ Clinical Nutrition/Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology. Mathematics at +1/+2// P.U.C level is compulsory (exempted for students with B.Sc/B.Tech Food Science and Technology/Food Technology)|
|Marine Biology||Bachelor’s Degree in Botany / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Fisheries and Aquaculture / Microbiology / Zoology with minimum 55% marks|
|Mathematics||Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with minimum 55% marks|
|Microbiology||Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology / Biotechnology/ Botany/ Biochemistry/B.Sc., MLT/ Zoology/ or in any other branch of Life Sciences with minimum 55% marks|
|Physics||Bachelors’ degree in Physics with Mathematics and Chemistry as one of the subject with minimum 55% marks|
|Quantitative Finance||B. Sc. (Maths/ Statistics), B.Com/B.B.A/B.B.M (with Mathematics), B.A/B.Sc. (Economics/Econometrics) with Mathematics Or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology) or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology with minimum 55% marks|
|Statistics||Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics with Mathematical Statistics as allied subject with a minimum 55% marks|
|M.Com||Business Finance||Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Foreign Trade/Corporate Secretaryship/ BBA/BCM/BA Co-Op/ B.Com (Edn.)/B.Com (Vocational) with minimum 50% marks|
|Accounting & Finance||Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or any other equivalent degree with minimum 50% marks|
|M.Ed.||-||B.Ed. Degree/ Four Integrated BA B.Ed./ B.Sc. B.Ed./ B.Com B.Ed. with minimum 50% marks|
|M.L.I.S.||-||B.L.I.Sc. or Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks|
|MPA||Drama & Theatre Arts||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks|
|MSW||-||Entrance Examination + Physical Fitness Test|
|M.P.Ed.||-||B.P.Ed. Degree or B.Sc. in Health and Physical Education with minimum 50% marks||Entrance Examination|
|LL.M||-||LLB Degree or Five years of BL/ LLB course with minimum 50% marks||Entrance Examination+ GD + PI|
Key Points about Entrance Examination:
The university offers Ph.D. in various disciplines. The course is offered in Full-Time as well as Part-Time (External /Internal) mode.
Candidate must have passed Master’s degree in relevant discipline from recognized university with minimum aggregate of 55% marks.
Requirement of Experience:
Ph.D. (Part Time) – Internal:
Ph.D. (Part Time) – External:
Selection is done on the basis of Entrance Examination (70%) followed by Academic Record & Personal Interview (30%) conducted by the university. All the part-time External as well Internal candidates should submit a clear written proposal at the time of interview.
|Ph.D.||Master’s degree in relevant discipline from recognized university with minimum aggregate of 55% marks||Entrance Examination conducted by the university + PI + Academic Record|
Key Note: Candidates who have qualified National Eligibility Test/JRF/UGC/CSIR or UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST or DBT-INSPIRE are exempted from entrance examination.
The university offers PG Diploma in four specializations. Minimum eligibility for PG Diploma is a candidate must pass Master’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 55% marks from recognized university. Selection is done on the basis of Entrance Examination conducted by the university.
|PG Diploma||Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Food Industry||M.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition / Food Science and Technology / Biotechnology/ Microbiology Or M.Tech. in Food Technology / Biotechnology with a minimum of 55% marks Or B.Tech in Food Technology / Biotechnology with at least 2 years of experience in the food industry Or B.Tech in Food Technology with two-year P.G. Diploma in Food Technology||Entrance Examination conducted by the university|
|Green Energy Technology||B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Electronics, Chemical or Biotechnology or M.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanoscience or Photonics with Chemistry and Mathematics at B.Sc level with at least 55% marks|
|Criminology & Forensic Science||Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks|
|Intellectual Property Rights|
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.
Minimum eligibility for all the courses in DDE is a candidate must pass Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) from a recognized university. Selection is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination.
The university also conducts Spot Admission on a provisional basis in DDE, PU. Candidates can approach the Principal or his representative at the Admission Centre with Fee Payment receipt, original and self-attested Xerox documents.
|MA||English||Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) from a recognized university||Merit Based|
|Human Resource Management|
Candidates seeking admission to courses offered by Pondicherry University can register online through the official website and submit the required application form along with the processing fee. The fees can be submitted through online or offline mode.
How to Apply:
|Course||Application Fees (General Category)||Application Fees (SC/ST)|
Note: PwD candidates need not to pay the application fees.
Pre-requisites for Registration:
For more information, candidates can check the Pondicherry University Prospectus.
For Ph.D. Admission:
|M.C.A||₹37,391 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|M.Sc||₹26,235 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|MBA||₹74,735 (1st Year Fees)||Pass in Graduation + CAT|
|B.Sc + M.Sc||₹25,883 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|M.A||₹20,735 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|Ph.D||₹23,283 (1st Year Fees)||Post Graduation|
|BA + MA||₹23,883 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
|CENTAC Application||05 Aug, 2020||Apply|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College