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University | 1985


University of Pondicherry is Puducherry's central university. Pondicherry University was established in 1985 to encompass Puducherry Union Territory as well as Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar. It has 3 campuses with the main campus located at Puducherry. The University of Pondicherry has been a major university in the country since it began in 1985. In the academic year 1995-1996, the University became a member of the field of distance education to meet the goals of students who would otherwise fail to pursue university education on campus. The University has developed many creative and job-oriented academic programmes to reach all the sections of students who are distant from the main stream of university graduates.    

The university is authorized by the UGC and provides a UG/PG diploma and doctoral programmes in the field of arts, trade, science, administration, engineering, law and education. Integrated Courses like M.Sc. and M.A., PG Diploma & Certificate Add-On courses are also offered by Pondicherry University.  The University of Pondicherry has entrance-based admission. On the basis of CAT score or university test, the university permits the MBA admission. For the M.Tech (Computer Biology) programme, the selection is carried out in conjunction with the University of Anna on the basis of a common entrance examination carried out by the Pondicherry University.

Pondicherry University does not only include common features like libraries and dorms, but also contains extra-curricular activities for the general growth of the student, such as the quiz club, the math club, the earth sciences club etc. It concentrates across a broad range of areas on both high-quality teaching and creative research.

Top Courses & Fees


Registration and application procedures are available online. The candidate can visit the university directly and purchase the application form by sending the application and to University’s address.

Steps to Apply Online:

  • Login to the website of Pondicherry University.
  • Click the option "Apply Now" on that page.
  • Complete all the information with precision and then click "SUBMIT."
  • Upload the necessary documents.
  • Registration fees must be paid by candidates using Credit or Debit Card or Net Banking.
  • Click the "NEXT" button to preview your application form.
  • Save/Submit the form and keep the printed for use in the future.


Important Dates Of Pondicherry University 2022:

Registration begins for M.Sc. Biotechnology (GAT-B),An M.Tech (Computational Biology) 30th July, 2022
Registration begins for MBA Dual Specialization, and International Business 16th July to 17th Aug, 2022
Registration begins for PG, MBA (Non-CAT) and Ph.D. 16th July to 14th Aug, 2022

Pondicherry University Eligibility Criteria

In the academic year in which admission is required, the candidate should qualify for the common entry test university offers. However, qualification in the entry test alone gives no permission to participate in a course. A candidate will be eligible for admission in addition to qualifying for the Common Entry Test only if they pass a qualifying degree test before the beginning of admission counseling and obtain minimal requirements for the subject(s)/courses concerned.

Courses Eligibility
B.A. / B.Sc. 10+2 in relevant subjects from an acknowledged board
MA Graduation in relevant field from an acknowledged university with at least 50% marks
MBA Graduation degree in BBA, B.Sc., B.Com., B.A. along with CAT
M.Sc. Graduation in relevant field from an acknowledged university with at least 55% marks
M.C.A. Graduation in relevant field from an acknowledged university along with Entrance test
P.hD. Post-Graduation with 55% marks



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Ques 1. How do I apply to Pondicherry University?
Students can only fill out the Pondicherry University application form 2021 online. Candidates may apply for multiple courses. Aspirants must apply for each course separately. 


Ques 2. Is there a placement programme at Pondicherry University?
Pondicherry University places nearly all of its students from M. Tech, MBA, and MCA programmes. 


Ques 3. Is Pondicherry University a good place to get an MBA degree?
Since 1986, the MBA has been a 2-year regular forerunner programme of the Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University. With 34 batches, it has grown in terms of market standing and has a global alumni network of over 2300 people. It is ideal for MBA studies.


Ques 4. Is there a UG entrance exam at Pondicherry University?
Pondicherry University admissions are based on the Pondicherry University entrance exam. The Pondicherry University entrance exam 2021 were computer-based.


Ques 5. Is Pondicherry University recognised by the UGC?
The University is accredited with a “A” grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and is recognised by the University Grants Commission.


Ques 6. Is Pondicherry University offering scholarships or fee reductions?
 SC/ST students admitted to this Directorate are eligible for various scholarships offered by the respective State/UT Government in which they are a permanent resident. 100% fee concession for Physically challenged individuals and the following categories are eligible for a 50% tuition fee reduction which includes Pondicherry University non-teaching employees and their dependents, Widows, Deserted Women, Defence personnel serving in the Indian Armed Forces etc.


Pondicherry University Reviews and Ranking

  • The college is authorised by the UGC and AICTE, is recognised by the MHRD, is affiliated with Pondicherry University, and is accredited by NAAC-A.
  • It is a top-most University in Pondicherry and the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) placed it 58th among universities in India
  • It received a rating of 7.9/10 in a student survey.
  • Students are indeed satisfied with academia, teachers, infrastructure, placement and social life.