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Master of Arts [MA] Reviews

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Master of Arts [M.A.] (Mass Communication), batch of 2020

1.There are around 8 hostels for Girls and 12 hostels for Boys. The P.hd  Scholars stay at Separate hostel. 

2.There are no such private provision of PGs as the hostels are enough to accomodate students. however if one wants to stay in PG then it's farer than Campus and they mostly charge 1000 per month without food.

3. I don't like the Hostel Mess food, yea it is apparent that we can't have the home made cusine taste in mess food. The Mess cooks don't use much of oil and spice which make the meals tasteless but there is no health hazard because of Mess Food. The cost per day is Rs. 65 which includes meals of Breakfast, Launch, Snakes in the evening and Dinner at night.

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Master of Science [M.Sc] Reviews

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2023

There are 6 hostels for girls and 13 hostels for boys. The food in the hostel is average. There are no hostel fees for girl students. The fee in the mess is Rs.65/ day. Labs have all new equipment and there's WiFi connection all over the campus.

Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2017
  • About 20 boys and girls hostels are present in Pondicherry University, Puducherry. Fee for hostel is free for girls and 900 rupees per annum for boys.
  • PG is not available but rent option is there which is around Rs 3000 per month excluding food.
  • Food quality in hostel mess is horrible which costs INR 60 per day which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Classrooms are good and there is WiFi facility provided throughout the campus. Two libraries with thousands of books are available.

Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2016
  • Pondicherry university has 20 hostels including boys and girls.
  • Hostel fee is free for girls but mess fee is about Rs. 24,000 per year.
  • Outside PG 's are expensive I think.
  • Mess food was good but regular menu keeps boring.
  • Facilities in the campus were good.
  • WiFi range is high in some areas, some places it doesn't.

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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Reviews

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Computer Applications), batch of 2020

*8 hotels are there. I spend INR 6800 for hostel fee INR 4000 Good and its cost INR 3800 Quality of infrastructure is good

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Master of Business Administration [MBA] Reviews

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management [PGDBM], batch of 2007

We have good hostel facility. PG's and houses for rent are available near the campus. It costs INR 2000 to 4000 per month. The college food is good, but it is mainly south Indian meals.

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Pondicherry University, Puducherry Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure of the university

The main campus of the University has an area of 800 acres spread on either side of the East Coast Road with the large chunk on the landward side of the road. The land is an invaluable gift from the people and the Government of Puducherry for the establishment of the University. The land gently rolls down to the beaches and is interspersed with lovely woods.

Cut by a picturesque and deep ravine, this idyllic campus is on the fast track to developing into an ideal ground for innovation and creativity. The University has also PG Centres at Karaikal and Port Blair, Karaikal Centre currently offers three PG programmes.

Port Blair Centre offers two PG programmes and two PhD programmes. The university has entered into MoUs with a good number of reputed international institutions in India and abroad for collaboration and faculty development.

  • The University has three campuses. The Main Campus is located at Puducherry and the other two off-campuses at Karaikal and Port Blair
  • 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 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.


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.

Hostel Fees:

        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. The open cheque will not be issued under any circumstances. Therefore students must necessarily open a bank account.


A branch of Indian Bank that provides Core Banking Services (CBS) operates on the main University Campus. Its ATM facility is also available on the campus and is situated near the Security Gate I. Payment of all types of fees by the students should be made through bank only.

Working hours of the Bank:

  • 00 hrs to 14.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs to 15.30 hrs. on all working days
  • 00 hrs to 13.00 hrs on all Saturdays


  • The University offers transport facilities (buses and vans), separately for the faculty, staff and free for students to commute from Puducherry town and its outskirts such as Ariyankuppam and Villianur to the main campus for attending classes/work.
  • For students, 8 buses are operated on various routes and for staff 5 buses are operated on various routes.
  • Exclusive buses are operated for Ladies students on certain routes depending upon the strength 


  • The University has a state-of-art Auditorium 

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