Pondicherry University, Puducherry

 R.V.Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry India




 Important Information about Pondicherry University, Puducherry

 Courses and Fee Structure

Pondicherry University, Puducherry Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Technology [M.Tech] Rs. 31,500
Ph.D Rs. 61,003
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Business Administration [MBA] Rs. 18,000
Master of Business Administration [MBA] Rs. 56,857
Ph.D Rs. 30,168
Post Graduate Diploma Rs. 18,000
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Commerce Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Commerce [M.Com] Rs. 27,500
Master of Science [M.Sc] Rs. 31,500
Ph.D Rs. 30,168
Ph.D Rs. 30,168
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc] Rs. 31,500
Master of Science [M.Sc] + Ph.D Rs. 2,38,000
Ph.D Rs. 64,324
Post Graduate Diploma Rs. 27,000
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Certificate Course
Master of Arts [MA] Rs. 23,600
Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc] Rs. 23,500
Master of Performing Arts [MPA] Rs. 27,500
Master of Social Work [MSW] Rs. 27,500
Ph.D Rs. 30,168
Ph.D Rs. 30,168
Ph.D Rs. 30,170
Post Graduate Diploma Rs. 18,000
Post Graduate Diploma Rs. 18,000
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Mass Media and Communications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Arts [MA] Rs. 23,600
Ph.D Rs. 60,170
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Law Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Post Graduate Diploma Rs. 18,000
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Computer Application [MCA] Rs. 44,470
Pondicherry University, Puducherry Education Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Physical Education [M.P.Ed] Rs. 23,500
Ph.D Rs. 30,168
Post Graduate Diploma

 Entrance Exams, Cutoffs and Admission details

Pondicherry University, Puducherry Entrance Exams
Course Name Exam Name
Master of Business Administration [MBA] MATGMATCAT
Post Graduate Diploma MATGMATCAT

 Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

About Pondicherry University:

Pondicherry University is a central university in Puducherry. Established in 1985, Pondicherry University not only covers the union territory of Puducherry but also Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar. It is one of India's fastest growing universities. The university not only has ordinary things to offer like libraries, hostels but has extracurricular associations like the quiz club, earth sciences club, maths club, etc. for the overall development of the student.

Eligibility for Pondicherry University:

Any candidate is eligible to apply by first registering themselves by filling up the online form by providing personal and contact details submitting it. After which the application form available in Official Website should be duly filled and submitted. The application fee for NRI and overseas candidates is $100 while for Indians is a maximum of Rs 400 across all programs.

The University also offers distance education since the academic year 1995 – 96 to cater to facilitate students who want to engage in learning but are unable to be present physically in campus to take part in the academic programs they are interested in. Pondicherry through its Directorate of Distance Education exclusively offers Masters Programs in Management (MBA). All unemployed youth interested in pursuing MBA through distance education are eligible to apply for it.

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Programs:

  • The candidate is required to have passed 10th and 12th.
  • The candidate is required to have completed 10+2 years of education.
  • The candidate must have obtained the required degree for the particular course.
  • The candidate must have obtained a minimum 50% marks in best four relevant subjects.
  • The candidate must have appeared for the required qualifying examinations to be eligible for the selection process.

Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate Programs:

  • The candidate is required to have completed 10+2+3 years of education.
  • The candidate must have obtained the required degree for the particular course.
  • The candidate is required to have completed graduation with the minimum of 50% marks.
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor\'s degree or an equivalent qualifying examination.
  • The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the relevant subjects.

Admission Procedure for Pondicherry University:

Pondicherry University has 50,000 students in its 90 affiliated college and 10,000 students through distance education mode. Marks secured by the candidate is based on the online entrance examination conducted by the university. Candidates for LLM have to clear the group discussion round and personal interview as well for securing admission. The university has also introduced innovations like the Choice-based Credit System and on-line admission for postgraduate studies.

  • The admission notification will be available on the official website upon declaration. Any candidate's admission is subject to cancellation if the necessary documents appear to be tampered with or are inaccurate with the information that was provided to the university.
  • The candidates selected for admission to M.Sc. & Ph.D. Marine Biology and Coastal Disaster Management offered in Andaman center should give an undertaking in writing to the University that they join the course at their own risk and shall take an insurance policy to the tune of Rs 5 lakhs.


Cut off at Pondicherry University:

The selection of candidates for admission to the P.G./M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes are done on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance examination of 2 hours duration. The selection to M.Sc Computational Biology which is offered under network teaching programme in collaboration with Anna University, Chennai and Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, will be made based on the Common Entrance Examination conducted byPondicherry University.

  • The selection process depends on the meritous performance of the student as well as the preferences of the student regarding the colleges under the university.
  • The cut-off mark for candidates belonging to the general category in respect of PhD and M.Phil. admission is 50% of the average score obtained by all candidates in respective subjects.
  • The cut off for Sc/ST/OBC category candidates is 10% less than the declared cut off for all. Candidates securing below 0 will not be considered for admission nor will be considered for calculating the average marks.

 Pondicherry University, Puducherry Ranking

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 Contact Details and Location

Address : R.V.Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry India
Website : http://www.pondiuni.edu.in

 Placements and Average package

Pondicherry University, Puducherry Placements and Average Packages
Course type Average Salary Highest Salary Companies Visiting
Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] 1 Lacs Per Annum 3 Lacs Per Annum HSBC, Standard Chatered, SBI, HSBC
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1.5 Lacs Per Annum 4 Lacs Per Annum HSBC, Standard Chatered, SBI, HSBC
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] 1.5 Lacs Per Annum 2.5 Lacs Per Annum SPI Global (Chennai), SRF Limited (Gurgaon),
Master of Technology [M.Tech] 1.5 Lacs Per Annum 2.5 Lacs Per Annum Azim Premji Foundation, NPCI (Mumbai), Infosys (Chennai)
Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1.5 Lacs Per Annum 4 Lacs Per Annum Standard Chartered, SBI, ICICI Prudential
Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Master of Business Administration [MBA] 1.5 Lacs Per Annum 4 Lacs Per Annum HSBC, ICICI Prudential, State Bank of India

 Hostel Details

Hostel Details for Pondicherry University:

  • Hostel facility for lodging purposes is available inside the college campus for both, boys and girls. Students applying for hostel facility will be given priority on a first come, first serve basis. The university hotel for overseas and NRI students can accommodate up to 50 students. Accommodation for female students is free of cost. Physically challenged students are given free accommodation as well as free education in the university.
  • Hostels available for boys are Kalidas Hostel, Subramania Bharathia Hostel, Bharathidasan Hostel, Tagore Hostel, Kamban Hostel, Valmiki Hostel, Kannadasan Hostel, IIangoadiggal Hostel, Kabirdas Hostel, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Hostel, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Hostel, CV Raman Scholars Hostel and Sri Aurobindo boys Hostel.Hostels available for girls are Yamuna Hostel, Cauvery Hostel, Saraswathi Hostel, Ganga Hostel, Kalpana Chawla Hostel and Madam Curie Hostel.
  • There are 17 hostels in the campus, 11 for men, 5 for women students/research scholars and 1 for foreign students. The hostel administration is headed by the Chief Warden and his team of wardens and its office is located in the Maulana Azad Hostel. 
  • Currently, the total  occupancy capacity  in all the hostels is  1500 residents
  • SC/ST students and all women  students are exempted from payment of room rent
  • Differently-abled students are provided free accommodation and food
  • Two more hostels exclusively for research scholars - one for men and another for women shall be  added shortly
  • Separate hostels for Men and Women are available at PG Centre, Karaikal
  • Limited hostel facilities are available at Port Blair Centre of the University
  • Students from distant places will be given preference on first come first served basis.
  • Hostel admission, fees and discipline admission to the hostels will be subject to the recommendations of the concerned Head of the Department, the approval of the Chief Warden, and subject to availability of rooms.

Fee Structure:


  • The caution deposit of Rs.3000/- (for Indian nationals) and Rs.6000/- (for foreign nationals) is to be paid while joining the hostel.
  • This will be refunded after vacating the hostel by means of account transfer/account payee cheque subject to surrender of original challan, after deducting dues if any.
  • Open cheque will not be issued under any circumstances.
  • Therefore students must necessarily open bank account.


The rent is to be paid every year during the beginning of the Academic year in June/July as follows:

  • PG and M.Phil student (Room Rent for 10 months): Rs.900/- p.a
  • D (Room Rent for 10 months) : Rs.1800/-p.a
  • General Amenities Fund: Rs.500/-p.a
  • Establishment Charges : Rs.300/- p.a
  • Application Fees (at the time of admission only): Rs.25/-


  • No room rent is charged from girl students and SC/ ST boy students (copy of community certificate duly attested by a Gazetted Officer to be produced). However, they have to pay all other fees like application for admission, general amenities fund, establishment charges, Caution Deposit, mess fees, etc. Hostel accommodation for M.Phil.
  • Students and Ph.D. students are 15 months and 4 years respectively from the date of admission/occupation of hostel rooms.
  • They cannot stay in the hostel beyond this period even if they have not submitted their theses or not completed the viva.

Duration of Stay

  • M.Phil - 15 months of stay from the date of admission to the hostel. 
  • Ph.D. - 4 years from the date of admission to the hostel.


  • Except Research Scholars, all students must vacate the hostel during summer vacation.
  • Disciplinary action will be taken against those hostellers who do not pay their dues on time.
  • Students must obtain No Dues certificate for Mess & Room Rent from hostel office before writing semester exams producing challans for payment of Hostel dues.
  • Those who are availing Bank Loan must keep their original challans for caution deposit for claiming refund while vacating hostel, and photocopies for other challans with Bank seal.


  • Students who are admitted to the hostels are provided food in the mess.
  • All the messes, except the research scholars, have been outsourced.
  • The hostel messes are run by experienced and qualified caterers.
  • The messes offer meals at moderate rates.

Mess Fees

Mess fees The mess fee is to be paid in two installments in a year - June and January as follows:

  • The present rates for boys are Rs.8100/- (June) and Rs. 5400/- (January) and for Girls Rs. 7200/- and Rs. 4800/- respectively.
  • These rates are likely to be increased. Exact rates will be intimated at the time of admission.


  • The University provides a Mess Subsidy Grant of Rs. 400/- per month to the inmates of the hostels based on the annual income of the parents which should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakhs p.a. (the limit prescribed for creamy layer) subject to approval by the Vice- Chancellor (copy of Annual Income certificate Issued by Revenue Officials duly attested by a Gazetted Officer to be produced).

General Facilities

  • The University Health Centre offers medical facilities round the clock to the students residing in the hostels.
  • For the mobility of the students from Hostels to Departments, Library, Computer Center, etc., bus facility is provided within the campus for every half-an-hour during working days.
  • In addition to University buses and vans, battery operated vehicles and bicycles are also plying in the campus free of cost throughout the day covering all hostels to enable the students to visit departments, library, lab etc.
  • Wifi connectivity is also provided to all hostels to enable the students to have 24 hours internet access.

Reviews About Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Soumya M.Sc (Others), batch of 2018
26 May 2017 Rating :
  • Classes are from 9 am to 4.30pm at Pondicherry University.
  • Exams are conducted monthly along with assignments and seminars.
  • Quality and method of teaching are good.
  • Overall experience is good.
  • The main festival at Pondicherry University is aneksragam our yearly festival.
  • Life in college is generally good.
Gouripada M.Sc (Others), batch of 2017
14 Mar 2017 Rating :
  • The Daily Routine at Pondicherry University, Puducherry starts with the class timings from 9:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening.
  • Internal exams are being conducted once a week.
  • The Quality and Method of teaching are more than average with experienced faculty members.
  • The overall experience at PU is good.
  • There are some good clubs like astronomy club and photographic club present in Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
  • Various cultural festivals with science day celebrations and tech fest are organised each year. 
  • In general, the life at Pondicherry University, Puducherry is exciting.
Sumit M.A. (Philosophy), batch of 2015
21 Jan 2017 Rating :
  • My classes start from 9 am in the morning and depending on the number of classes it takes time.
  • Quality and method of teaching is good at Pondicherry University.
  • Overall experience in college is good. 
  • There are around 10 communities in Pondicherry University.
  • The main festivals are Onam, Pongal, Maha Shivaratri etc.
  • Life is average in university.
AKASH KUMAR M.Sc (Physics), batch of 2017
18 Jan 2017 Rating :
  • Class timings at Pondicherry University are from 9:30 am to 17:30 pm including class, project hours etc.
  • The quality and method of teaching are excellent.
  • Overall experience in University is very good.
  • The only student council is present in Pondicherry University, there is no association available.
  • The college celebrates Hostel day, Convocation, Sports and other festivals like Ganesh Puja, Onam, Pongal etc.
  • Life in University is very good.
Rishita M.Sc (Others), batch of 2016
20 Dec 2016 Rating :
  • Academic wise I can strongly say, This is one of best college.
  • But as per my course, it is more expensive in Pondicherry university.
  • Some faculty was extremely good at teaching.
  • Overall experience is good.
  • This mixed culture at Pondicherry university improves one maturity.
  • Freshers event, Region festivals are the main fest in the college.
Oindabi M.Sc (Physics), batch of 2016
28 Feb 2015 Rating :

Classes are regular at 9.30 am. assignments and project are given on regular interval and it carries weigtage in the semester exams.exams are held monthly and semester exams are held once in a semester.Here are faculties are quite experienced and skillful.quality of teaching is very simple and gettable, theoretical and practically mode is used.


till now international exposure is not dere.college is trying to make tie ups with the foreign universities for foreign exchange programs.


there are many clubs which participate in the fest and perform in cultural and technical fests.


crowd is good with friendly attitude but there is no discrimination on the basis of colour,gender and religion.alcohol is banned in the campus.there is bar or pub nearby.

Adela MBA/PGDM, batch of 2017
15 Nov 2015 Rating :
  • The class timing is from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at Pondicherry University
  • The quality and method of teaching are good

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QWhat are the best bars near Pondicherry University?

I'd like to know the best bars near Pondicherry University where I could spend time and relax in the weekends. Give me a few good beaches as well.

Asked By: Nikhil,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are some very nice Bars and Lounges, with very nice ambiance near Pondicherry University. Some of the top bars near Pondicherry University are given below:

  • Soup Boys
  • Le Cafe
  • Le Chateau Pondicherry
  • The Road Motopub and Lounge

Some of the best beaches in Pondicherry are:

  • Le Pondy
  • Rock Beach
  • Serenity Beach
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QHow far is Pondicherry University from Pondicherry city center?

I want to know how far Pondicherry University is from the main city and how long it will take me to get to the city center.

Asked By: Jatin,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The University is located in a place called Kalapet in Pondicherry, it is 14.8 Kms from the main city of Pondicherry. It will take you approximately 30 minutes to get from Pondicherry University to the city center.

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QAre we allowed to go for Sunday Market from Pondicherry University?

I would like to visit the Sunday market, does the university allow the students to go to Pondicherry University.

Asked By: Khushi,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, students are allowed to attend Sunday Market. The students will have travel 10 km from the University to get to Sunday Market.

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QIs there PG accomodation available near Pondicherry University?

I do not want to stay in a hostel and would like to stay as a Paying Guest somewhere near the University.

Asked By: Gowri,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Meeranjali is the closest PG to Pondicherry University. It has both AC and Non AC rooms. The rooms are small but has all the necessary features and is close to the beach.

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Asked By: nitmal,
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