Pondicherry University - [PU] Rankings


Ranked 81 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 72 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 92 for MBA by Indiatoday 2019
Ranked 67 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 801 for Overall by THE 2020
Ranked 801 for Science by THE 2020
Ranked 501 for Life Sciences by THE 2020
Ranked 501 for B.Tech by THE 2019
Ranked 52 for Overall by QS 2020
Ranked 1291 for Overall by US News 2020
Pondicherry University - [PU], Pondicherry

Pondicherry University - [PU], Pondicherry

Pondicherry, Puducherry NCTE, AICTE Estd 1985 Central University NAAC Grade A Ranked 81 for Overall by NIRF 2020+9 more

Pondicherry University Ranking 2020: QS World University Ranking, NAAC, NIRF

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Pondicherry University is a central university which was established in the year 1985. It holds a reputable position among the top universities across the country. The university is accredited A Grade by NAAC and recognized by UGC. 

Many national agencies have ranked Pondicherry University based on parameters like research activity, quality of education, faculty, inclusivity, and more. The National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked this university at 72nd position among the overall category and 48th position among the university category. Its nearest competitors are Sri Venkateswara University and Delhi Technological University.

It also made an appearance in the Outlook I-CARE TOP 100 Universities with a score of 68.58 and a rank of 67th amongst the top 100 universities of India.

On an International level, The QS World University Rankings of 2019 ranked it 301-350 in Asia, and 211-220 in BRICS.

Pondicherry University Ranking Highlights 2020

Overall: 72
OUTLOOK-ICARE Ranking2019University: 67th out of 100
Central University: 11th out of 25
QS World University Ranking2020Asian University: 301-350
BRICS: 211-220
India: 51-55
Times Higher Education Ranking2020World University: 801-1000
Impact Ranking: 201-300

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Comparative Analysis

Taking a comparative view regarding the ranks attained by similar institutes, the following statistics can be observed-

NIRF Ranking:

Presently, Pondicherry University is ranked at 72nd position under the overall category and 48th position under the university category by NIRF 2019. Previously, it was ranked at 59th position of among the University category

Score obtained by Pondicherry University in various parameters of NIRF 2019 is tabulated below:

ParameterScore Pondicherry University
Teaching, Learning, and Resources47.92/100
Research and Professional Practices26.63/100
Graduation Outcomes73.31/100
Outreach and Inclusivity59.30/100

The NIRF has allotted the following ranks to the below-mentioned universities which happen to be at par with the Pondicherry University-

RankNameNIRF Score
40Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy, Tamil Nadu45.80
41Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu45.58
42Gauhati University, Assam45.57
43Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Tamil Nadu45.42
44Tamil Nadu Agricultural University45.41
45Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu45.20
46Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra45.11
47Delhi Technological University44.89
48Pondicherry University44.88
49Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh44.88
50K L College of Engineering44.70

The NIRF list of universities for 2019 is headed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as it has since 2016. Pondicherry University’s nearest competitors are Sri Venkateswara University and Delhi Technological University with a score of 44.88 and 44.89 respectively.

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The rankings of the Pondicherry University over the past 4 years are tabulated below:

YearRank (University Category)Total score out of 100

Based on the data provided above, it is evident that the university has experienced quite a steep fall from it’s 2016 rank. Although, it made a gradual improvement from the rank it received in the year 2018.

QS World University Rankings

For Pondicherry University, The QS University Ranking is 301-350 among all the Asian universities, 211-220 position among BRICS nation and 51-55 among the Indian Universities

QS Rankings of Universities are based on a set of parameters, which are tabulated below with their numerical values for Pondicherry University.

ParametersIndia RankingBRICS RankingsAsian University Rankings
Faculty Staff with Ph.D.10099.7100
International Faculty7.9--
Citations Per Faculty69.264.853.9
Paper Per Faculty74.16569.1
Academic Reputation-18.8-
International Research Network--43


Outlook-ICARE India Ranking has ranked the Pondicherry University at the 67th position among the top 100 universities of India. Amity University is just a step ahead of it with a 1.28 scale whereas the Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University has been ranked at the position of 68th best university.

Pondicherry University has Secured 11th Position among the top 25 central universities in India by OUTLOOK ICARE University Ranking 2019.

The ranking forum is based on different parameters like Faculty Student Ratio, Citations per Paper, Faculty with Ph.D., Papers per Faculty, and Inclusiveness & Diversity.

The scores under various parameters are tabulated below:

Faculty Student Ratio81.2
Faculty with Ph.D.74.9
Papers per Faculty63.6
Citations per Paper70.4
Inclusiveness & Diversity49.7

Final scores have been calculated from the sum total of all these parameters.

The Pondicherry University has been ranked at the 11th position amongst the top 25 Central universities in India. Tabulated below is the list of those universities which happen to be at par with it-

RankNameOverall Score
1University of Delhi91.93
2Banaras Hindu University83.75
3Jamia Millia Islamia82.28
4Jawaharlal Nehru University81.59
5University of Hyderabad81.02
6Aligarh Muslim University80.17
7Tezpur University79.29
8North Eastern Hill University75.17
9Visva Bharati University75.14
10Dr. Harisingh Gour University (University of Sagar), Sagar73.00
11Pondicherry University68.58
12Mizoram University57.54

From the above data, we can see that Pondicherry University has obtained the 11th position among the top 25 central universities in India by OUTLOOK ICARE Ranking 2019. The competitors are Dr. Harisingh Gour University (University of Sagar), Sagar and Mizoram University

Times Higher Education Ranking

The Times Higher Education has ranked Pondicherry University 801-1000th among the world universities in it’s 2020 rankings. The university also secured an impact ranking of 201-300th. Times of Higher Education rankings are based on a certain set of parameters that are tabulated below:

ParametersScore Value
Industry Income34.5
International Outlook14.5



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