Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies (KMCPGS) is a Government of Puducherry Institution started in 1989 with the aim of imparting higher education at the Postgraduate and research level to the urban and rural society. It is affiliated to Pondicherry University.The institute has got the status of An Autonomous Institution, Accredited by NAAC.
Based on the excellent academic performance of the institution, the University Grants Commission inspected the institution in August 2007 and conferred Autonomous Status for a period of six years from the academic year 2007-08 to 2012-13 and it was also approved by Pondicherry University. The Peer Team of NAAC, New Delhi, also made a thorough study of the achievements of the Centre and accredited it at A level (85%) in 2005.Among all the Colleges in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University recommended this Centre alone to the UGC to declare it as "A College with Potential for Excellence" and the Centre was bestowed with the honour of "A College with Potential for Excellence" in 2010 by the UGC.
Special coaching classes are conducted to encourage students to take part in NET conducted by UGC and CSIR fellowship test.