Pondicherry University

country rank  41
world rank  2388

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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 (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 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 5175
F +91 (413) 265 5265
Other locations Karaikal, Port Blair

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 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 Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Registrar, Pondicherry University, Kalapet
Pudducherry 605 014
+91 (413) 265 6454
(413) 265 5175

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Pondicherry University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

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: Thursday, 7 March 2019