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PONDICHERRY Pondicherry University
Pondicherry University, Puducherry (Central University)

About University

Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Established in Year: 1985

Pondicherry University, established under an Act of Parliament in the year 1985, has grown from strength to strength in all possible ways all these years and has become a place on the educational hub of the country. 15 Schools, 37 Departments and 10 Centres offering 175 PG & Research programmes are within its fold and housed in the 800-acre sprawling Wi-Fi-enabled vibrant campus, which is just 12 kms. away from the Puducherry town. It has all the state-of-the-art facilities in all the Schools and Departments paving the way for the students to have a student-friendly, result-oriented academic environment with green ambience.

The University has three campuses. The Main Campus is located at Puducherry and the other two off-campuses at Karaikal and Port Blair. The University has made a giant leap in promoting usage of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) products/ services in the areas of teaching / learning, research and administration. The Ananda Rangapillai Library at the University has a collection of more than 2-lakh books and over 25,084 e-journals, 7,455 e-books, 36 e-databases and 620 e-thesis. The campus has 19 hostels (13 for Boys & 6 for Girls), state-of-the-art laboratories, free transport on and off the campus, excellent sports facilities, etc.

It offers rent-free accommodation to all girl students and provides totally-free education to all the differently-abled students. The campus has 100% power back-up to all the Departments and Hostels of the University. A 24-hour-hospital with fully-equipped Ambulance is yet another facility on the campus.

The University has over 400 faculty and 6100 students from across the country on its rolls. There are over 45,000 students in its 87 affiliated colleges.

The thrust areas of the University will be Research and Innovations both in Sciences and Social Sciences. It has already got visibility with respect to Science and Social Sciences with MHRD and UGC because of SAP, FIST, DST, DBT, DIT, etc. Students are selected through an All-India Common Entrance Examination. They will be a part of the excellent ambience. They will live among the nature, in the nature and also study the nature and contemporary studies developed through technology will make them more competitive and have an edge over the students from other Universities.

Although the nomenclature of the courses may appear similar, it will be a challenge meant for any aspirants to exploit the available opportunities through the state-of-the-art Infrastructure, young motivated and experienced faculty and, above all, a student-friendly atmosphere in a truly National character. We have students from almost all the States of the country i.e. unity in diversity. Our gates are open to all those young wards who wish to contribute to the society in spheres of their choice.

The Choice Based Credit System allows flexibility of learning and freedom to students to choose Softcore courses from other Departments which enable them to bridge the gaps and deficiencies which they may have, in order to meet the requirements of Hardcore courses.

The evening programmes offered are open to regular students and they can choose from over 34 PG Diploma/Certificate courses, which will add value to the main PG Degrees.

The University has a constituent Community College to equip the socio-economically weaker sections of the society through skill-based, job-oriented, work-related, life-enriching education so as to enable them to get job placements and also acquire self-employment competency.

The University has a Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) offering Master’s Programme in Management (MBA) to cater to the aspirations of students who otherwise could not pursue higher education in the “on-campus” and working people in the corporate world across the country. The concept of twinning programme in the DDE is yet another innovation.

Adequate security is provided all through the campus for a day-and-night vigil. The campus is vibrant with conferences, seminars, symposia, cultural programmes and festivals.

The University has also launched Community Radio, adopted villages and has social interactive programmes with local bodies, NGOs and the local communities and it is unique in its affirmative action to encourage access to the entire cross-section of the society.

I wish all the stakeholders of the Pondicherry University all the best!

Prof. Chandra Krishnamurthy

Courses Offered

Department of Anthropology

  • M.A. Anthropology
  • M.Phil. Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Anthropology


Department of Sociology

  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.Phil. Sociology
  • Ph.D. Sociology
  • P.G. Diploma in Rural Development


Department of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • M. Phil. (Social Work)
  • Ph.D. (Social Work): Full time and part-time both internal and external
  • P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations and Labour Laws


Department of History

  • M.A. History
  • M.Phil. History
  • Ph.D. History


Department of Politics and International Studies

  • M.A. Politics and International Relations
  • M.Phil. Politics & International Studies (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Politics & International Studies (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))
  • P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations & Labour Laws (Add-on Course)
  • P.G. Diploma in Human Rights (Add-on Course)


Escande Chair in Asian Christian Studies

  • M.Phil. Asian Christian Studies (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Asian Christian Studies
  • P.G. Diploma in Asian Christian Studies


Department of Food Science and Technology

  • M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition
  • M. Sc Food Science and Technology


Department of Management Studies

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Ph.D. in Management


Department of Computer Science

  • M.Sc. Computer Science.
  • M.Sc. Five Year Integrated Computer Science
  • M.C.A.
  • M.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering.
  • M.Tech. Network & Internet Engineering.
  • Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering [Full-time, Part-time (Internal & External)]


Centre for Adult and Continuing Education

  • Ph.D. Adult and Continuing Education -Inter Disciplinary [Full-time & Part-time].


Department of Commerce

  • M.Com (Business Finance)
  • M.Com (Accounting and Taxation)
  • M.Phil. Commerce (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Commerce (Full-time & Part-time)
  • PG Diploma in Investment Management (PGDIM).


Department of Economics

  • Ph.D. (Full- time, Part-time (Internal & External))
  • M.Sc. Economics (2 Year PG Programme)
  • M.Sc. Economics ( 5 years Integrated Programme)


Department of Tourism Studies

  • M.B.A (Tourism)
  • Ph.D. (Tourism Studies)
  • P.G. Diploma in Event Management (Evening Program)


Department of Banking Technology

  • M.B.A. Banking Technology
  • Ph.D. ( Full-time & Part-time)


Department of International Business

  • MBA (International Business)
  • Ph.D. (International Business)
  • P.G. Diploma in Foreign Trade (Add-on)


Department of Mathematics

  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. (Five year Integrated Course)
  • M.Phil. Mathematics (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Mathematics (Full-time, Part-time (Internal & External))


Department of Statistics

  • M.Sc - Statistics
  • M.Sc - Five year Integrated Statistics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical and Research Methods
  • Ph.D Programme in Statistics (Full Time and Part Time)


Department of Electronics Engineering

  • M.Tech. Electronics (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Electronics Engineering (Full-time)


Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental Engineering

  • M.Tech. (Envr.Engg. & Mgmt.)
  • M.Phil. (Envr. Technology & Engg.)
  • Ph.D. (Envr. Technology & Engg.)


Department of Physics

  • M.Sc. Physics (2 years) programme is offered with three Specializations (Condensed Matter Physics/ Laser Physics/ Electronics)
  • M.Sc. Physics (5 year Integrated)
  • M.Phil. Physics (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Physics (Full-time)


Department of Chemistry

  • M.Sc. Chemical Sciences (2 Years)
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (Five year Integrated)
  • M.Phil. Chemistry (Full-Time)
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (Full-time, Part-time (Internal))


Department of Earth Sciences

  • M.Sc. Applied Geology (2 year)
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology (Five year Integrated)


Department of Applied Psychology

  • M.Sc., Applied Psychology
  • P.G. Diploma in Industrial Psychology (one year)
  • Ph.D. (Full-time & Part-time)


Department of Library & Information Science

  • M.L.I.S.
  • Ph.D. in Library & Information Science
  • P.G. Diploma in Library Automation & Networking (Add-on Course)


Department of Biotechnology

  • M. Sc. Biotechnology
  • Integrated M. Sc., Ph. D. in Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. Biotechnology (Full-time)
  • PG-Diploma in Biotechnology


Centre for Bioinformatics

  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • M.Sc. Computational Biology
  • Ph.D. Bioinformatics


Department of Food Science and Technology

  • Ph.D FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION (Full time, Part-time: internal and external)
  • Ph.D FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Full time, Part-time: internal and external)
  • P.G. Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Food Industry


Department of Mass Communication

  • M.A. Mass Communication
  • Ph.D. Mass Communication
  • PG Diploma in Media and Communication (Add-on)


Centre for Electronic Media

  • M.Sc. Electronic Media
  • PG Diploma Film and Television (Add-on)
  • PG Diploma Media and Communication (Add-on)
  • Ph.D. Electronic Media


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • M.Sc. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology - Self-financed (offered jointly with
  • the Dept. of Food Science & Technology).
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Full Time)


Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

  • M.Sc. Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  • Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Sciences (Full time)


Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology

  • M.Sc. & Ph.D. Marine Biology

Department of Coastal Disaster Management

  • M.Sc. Coastal Disaster Management
  • Ph.D. Coastal Disaster Management


Department of English

  • M.A. English and Comparative Literature
  • Ph.D. English (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External)
  • PG Diploma in Professional Communication in English (PGDPCE)


Department of French

  • M.A. French (Translation and Interpretation)
  • M.Phil. French (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. French (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Department of Hindi

  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.Phil. Hindi (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Hindi (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))
  • PG Diploma in Functional Hindi


Department of Sanskrit

  • M.A. Sanskrit
  • M.Phil. Sanskrit (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Sanskrit (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Department of Philosophy

  • M.A. Philosophy
  • M.Phil. Philosophy (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Philosophy (Full time & Part-time (Internal & external))


Department of Physical Education and Sports

  • M.P.Ed. Master of Physical Education
  • M.Phil. Physical Education (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Physical Education (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Department of Performing Arts

  • M.P.A. Drama and Theatre Arts M.Phil. Drama and Theatre Arts (Full- time) Ph.D. Drama and Theatre Arts Full- time & Part-time (Internal & External) PG Diploma in Theatre Arts (Add on Course)


Centre for Green Energy Technology

  • M.Tech. Green Energy Technology
  • Ph.D. Green Energy Technology


Centre for Nano Sciences & Technology

  • M.Tech. Nano Sciences and Technology
  • Ph.D. Nano Sciences and Technology


Centre for Women's Studies

  • M.Phil. Women's Studies (Full-time)
  • PhD Women's Studies (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


UMISARC - Centre for South Asian Studies

  • M.A. South Asian Studies
  • Ph.D South Asian Studies
  • Ph.D Southern Asia Studies


Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy

  • M.Phil. Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (Full-time)
  • Ph.D. Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Centre for Foreign Language

  • Add-On Evening Certificate of Proficiency Courses in:
    * Arabic
    * French
    * German
    * Japanese
    * Russian
    * Japanese
    * Korean
    * Spanish


Department of Management Studies - Karaikal Campus

  • M.B.A - Insurance Management

Department of Commerce - Karaikal Campus

  • Master of Commerce-Business Finance


Department of Computer Science- Karaikal Centre

  • M.C.A. – 3 years regular


Centre for European Studies


Centre for Microbiology

  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • Ph.D. Microbiology


Centre for Adult and Continuing Education

  • Ph.D. Adult and Continuing Education – Inter Disciplinary [Full-time & Part-time]


Centre for Southern Asia Studies Programme

  • Ph.D. in Southern Asia Studies


Department of Astrophysics

Contact Details

The Registrar,
Pondicherry University,
Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Administrative Building,
R.V.Nagar, Kalapet,
Puducherry – 605014.
Tel : 0413 - 2655179
Fax : 0413 - 2655734
e-mail : registrar[a]pondiuni.edu.in

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