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Pondicherry University Entrance Exam for PhD and PG Admission 2017 - Eligibility and dates

Pondicherry University PhD and PG Courses Admission 2017-18

Applications have been invited by Pondicherry University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry for admission to Regular PG Programmes of academic year 2017-18

Courses Offered

Post Graduate Programmes

M.A.: Anthropology, Applied Economics, English & Comparative Literature, French (Translation & Interpretation), Hindi, History, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Sanskrit, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Tamil

M.Sc.: Applied Geology, Applied Psychology , Astrophysics, Biochemistry &Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, Disaster Management (at Port Blair, Andamans), Computer Science (at Puducherry & Karaikal), Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Electronic Media, Food Science & Nutrition, Food Science & Technology, Marine Biology (at Port Blair, Andamans), Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics

M.A/ M.Sc. (Five Year Integrated Programme)
Applied Geology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, History, Political Science, Sociology [An opportunity for +2 students]
M. Tech.: Computer Science and Engineering; Computational Biology; Electronics & Communication Engineering; Environmental Engineering & Management; Exploration Geosciences; Green Energy Technology; Nano Science & Technology; Network & Internet Engineering

MBA - Business Administration (General), Banking Technology, Insurance Management (at Karaikal Campus), International Business, Tourism

MCA, M.Com., M.Ed., MLIS, M.P.Ed., MSW, M.P.A., LL.M.,

MCA (at Puducherry & Karaikal), MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science), MPA (Theatre Arts), MSW (Master of Social Work), M.Com (Business Finance at Puducherry & Karaikal), M.Com (Accounting & Taxation), M.Ed., (Master of Education), M.P.Ed (Master of Physical Education),  LL.M-1 Year Course (For specialization visit University Website)

Doctoral Programmes (affiliated/recognized institutions)

PhD in Adult & Continuing Education, Anthropology, Applied Psychology, Banking Technology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Commerce (at Puducherry & Karaikal), Computer Science & Engg (at Puducherry & Karaikal), Drama & Theatre Arts, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Education, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electronic Media, English, Food Science & Nutrition, Food Science & Technology, French, Green Energy Technology, Hindi, International Business, Law, Management (at Puducherry & Karaikal), Marine Biology (at Port Blair), Mass Communication, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nano Science & Technology, Philosophy, Physical Education & Sports, Physics, Politics & International Studies, Sanskrit, Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, Southern Asia Studies, Statistics, Tamil, Tourism Studies

Vector Control Research Centre, Puducherry
Zoology, Chemistry
(Candidates qualifies with NET/UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DST/DBT Fellowship are eligible)

*Full-time PhD Program, **Part-time PhD Program

Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andamans
Medical Entomology and Medical Microbiology

Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry
(PhD admissions are restricted to candidates belonging to Union Territory of Puducherry only): Botany; Commerce; English; Physics; Tamil; Zoology & Mathematics

Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry
Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computer Science & Engineering; Electrical & Electronics Engineering; Electronics & Communication Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Physics
(The reservation shall be in accordance with the policy of the UT Govt of Puducherry, 75% of the seats are reserved for candidates from UT of Puducherry and 25% of the seats reserved for candidate from other states/UTs)

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry - Mechanical Engineering

Zoological Survey of India, Port Blair, Andamans - Taxonomy & Ecology

Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Science, Puducherry - Pharmacy

College of Nursing, Pondichery Institute of Medical Science Puducherry - Nursing

Ecole Francaise D'extreme Orient, Puducherry - Sanskrit

PG - PhD Integrated Programs - (An Unique Opportunity For Graduate Students) - MA-PhD Hindi

PG Diploma Course (Full Time)
Food Safety and Quality Assurance in Food Industry; Green Energy Technology; Criminology& Forensic Science

Additional on Courses (Evening Programmes) - Students can also pursue the following courses concurrently with their regular programmes; students from other institutions can also apply for add on courses (notification will be released in local newspapers separately)

Pondicherry University PG Admission Eligibility Criteria

For PG Courses: The candidates must have completed bachelor degree in the associated field from a recognized College or University

For UG Courses: For these course candidates must have cleared class 12th or its equivalent examination from a genuine board or University

For PG Diploma Courses: The candidates must have completed master degree in the associated field from a recognized College or University

For Doctoral Courses: The candidates must have completed master degree in the associated field from a recognized College or University. Candidates who have qualified UGC NET exam are also allowed to appear in the test
Please refer the link

Scholarship Details

All the full time scholars admitted to the PhD of the University Departments will be eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs.8000/- with contingency

All students of the M.Sc. Marine Biology and Disaster Management (Port Blair) will get scholarship

In addition, Merit Scholarships & Merit cum Means Scholarships are available to deserving students of PG Degree programmes, M.Sc/MA Five Year Integrated Programmes

Fully free education for all differently abled students

Pondicherry University PG Admission Application Procedure

Application form is to be submitted online through the University website www.pondiuni.edu.in by following the instructions given therein

Apply separately for each course; fill in all columns with complete and correct information after going through the prospectus; incomplete/false/ wrong information will entail rejection of application

They should however, take a print out of the online application form and forward the same through the respective Head Quarter to "The Assistant Registrar(Academic-Admissions), Pondicherry University R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Pondicherry-605014"

Application Fee
PG - SC/ST - Rs.200/-; PH - Transgender - Nil and Others - Rs.400/-
PhD - SC/ST - Rs.300/-; PH - Transgender - Nil and Others - Rs.600/-
MBA (one common application for all the 5 MBA Programme) - SC/ST - Rs.500/-; PH - Transgender - Nil and Other - Rs.1000/-


Reservation for OBC/SC/ST, Differently Abled and Puducherry students will be applicable to the extent indicated in the prospectus

Mode of Exam
Online based Entrance test at designated Centres; for further details, visit the University website

Pondicherry University PG Admission Selection Process

For PG Courses (Except LLM), selection will be based on Entrance Examination

For LLM Course, selection will be based on Entrance Exam, Group Discussion, Presentation and Personal Interview

For Ph.D., Courses, admission is based on Entrance Test and Interview

Exam Centres

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Itanagar, Karaikal, Kochi, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mahe/ Thalassery, Mangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Palayamkottai, Patna, Port Blair (Andamans), Puducherry, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar (J&k), Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Vijayawada, Villupuram and Visakhapatnam

For all details regarding admission visit www.pondiuni.edu.in

Pondicherry University PG Admission Important Dates

Online Registration starts on 06th April 2017

Last Date for Online Registration: 03rd May 2017

Dates of Entrance Examination: 26th, 27th & 28th May 2017

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University is a central university in Puducherry, India. The university was established in 1985 by the Indian government. The university offers bachelors and masters programmes in humanities, commerce, science, tourism, engineering, information sciences and management.

Pondicherry University, Puducherry

(A Central University - Accredited With "A" Grade by NAAC), R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry-605014, Website www.pondiuni.edu.in

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