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Pondicherry University

Updated on: May 9, 2013

Pondicherry University was established in October 1985 by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament. Pondicherry University, being a Central University it is fully supported by the University Grants Commission.

The campus is spread over 780 acres of land some of which is rolling down to the sea beach. Besides having on-campus teaching and research in Post Graduate level, it is also an affiliating University with several colleges. The University also boosts of the fact that it’s a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and has many tie-ups with several foreign Universities and institutes of repute.

Pondicherry University has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council - NAAC with FOUR STAR level in 1999-2000. The award is valid for a period of 5 Years.

The University has a unique Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) with Modular and unit-based courses which offer freedom and flexibility in the way a subject can be studied. Under this system it allows choosing of subjects’ combination suitable to student's ambition, ability and career plan, permits accumulating credits faster and obtaining PG degree in less than 2 years.

At present, Pondicherry University offers academic expertise of more than 200 teaching faculties. The University also offers distance education through its 57 affiliated colleges.

Contact Details

Pondicherry University
R.V. Nagar
Puducherry  605014

Regular Courses
  • Anthropology
    PhD., MPhil, M.A

  • Asian Christian Studies
    PhD., MPhil, PG Diploma in Asian Christian Studies

  • Bioinformatics Centre
    PhD., MSc.

  • Biotechnology
    PhD., MSc.

  • Botany

  • Chemistry
    PhD., PhD. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MPhil., MSc.(Chemical Science), MSc. Applied Chemistry (Int.)

  • Centre for Mass Communication
    M.A., MSc. (Electronic Media)

  • Civil Engineering

  • Commerce
    PhD., MPhil.

  • Computer Science & Engineering
    PhD., MSc. MTech., MCA, MTech. (Networks & Inernet Engineering), MSc. (Int.)

  • Earth Sciences
    PhD., MSc. Applied Geology

  • Ecology & Environmental Science
    PhD., MSc., M.Sc (Sustainable Development)

  • Economics
    PhD., MPhil., M.A (Applied Economics)

  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering

  • Electronics & Communication Engineering

  • English
    PhD., MPhil., M.A

  • Entomology

  • Environmental Technology

  • French
    PhD., M.A. (Translation & Interpretation)

  • Geology
    MSc. (Int.), MSc. (Applied Geology)

  • Hindi
    PhD., MPhil., M.A., PG Diploma in Functional Hindi & Translation

  • History
    PhD., MPhil., M.A.

  • Law

  • Library Science

  • Management
    PhD., M.B.A (Banking Technology, International Business, Tourism)

  • Marine Biology & Ocean Studies
    PhD., MSc. Coastal Disaster Management, MSc. (Marine Biology)

  • Mathematics
    PhD., MPhil., MSc., MSc (Int.)

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Microbiology

  • Performing Arts
    PhD. (Drama & Theatre Arts) M.A (Drama & Theatre Arts)

  • Philosophy
    PhD., MPhil, M.A

  • Physics
    PhD., MPhil., MSc., Msc Applied Physics (Int.)

  • Physical Education & Sports
    PhD., MPhil., MP.Ed.

  • Psychology
    MSc. (Applied Psychology)

  • Politics & International Studies

  • Sanskrit
    PhD., MPhil, M.A

  • Sociology
    PhD., MPhil

  • South Asian Studies

  • Social Works

  • Statistics
    M.Sc., MSc. (Int.)

  • Tamil
    PhD., M.A

  • Tourism

  • Women’s Study
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