Pondicherry University

country rank  44
world rank  2489

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University Overview

Established in 1985, Pondicherry University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Puducherry (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Karaikal, Port Blair. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Pondicherry University (PU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Pondicherry University (PU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 35 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name पांडिचेरी विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym PU
Founded 1985
Motto From Darkness, towards the Light!
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet
Puducherry (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
605 014 Puducherry
T +91 (413) 265 5179
F +91 (413) 265 5734
Other locations Karaikal, Port Blair

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Registrar, Pondicherry University, Kalapet
Pudducherry 605 014
+91 (413) 265 4179
(413) 265 5175

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020