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Pondicherry University Admissions 2018 - MA, M.Sc. MBA, LLM, MTech, PhD

Pondicherry University Postgraduate Admissions 2018

Pondicherry University PG Admissions 2018 - Pondicherry University (A Central University accredited with A Grade by NAAC), has released official admission notification for the academic year 2018-19. Pondicherry University is a central university located in Puducherry, the union territory of India. Pondicherry University is one of the prestigious and top ranking university of our country. The University has 90 affiliated colleges located in the area of Puducherry, Mahe, Yanam, Karaikal and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Postgraduate and Doctoral level programs are offered by the university in both mode, regular as well as distance education programs. Moreover, it also provides various Diploma and Add-on courses in the evening session. The University conducts its own entrance exams for admission to all the courses.

Regular Courses

  • Post Graduate, MBA, MTech, MCA, M.Com., M.Ed., MLIS, M.P.Ed ,MSW, M.P.A ,MSc, LLM, Doctoral (PhD), PG Diploma, etc. The closing date for online submission of application is 24th April 2018
  • The University will conduct written tests in 34 centres across India

Important Dates

  • Online Registration starts on: 21st March 2018
  • Last Date for Online Registration: 24th April 2018
  • Dates of Entrance Examination: 25th, 26th & 27th May 2018
Courses Offered

Pondicherry University Post Graduate Programs

  • 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 Program): 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., LLM.,: 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),  LLM-1 Year Course (For specialization visit University Website)

Pondicherry University Doctoral Programs (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 Postgraduate Studies, Pondicherry - (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, Pondicherry 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 Programs) - Students can also pursue the following courses concurrently with their regular programs; students from other institutions can also apply for add on courses (notification will be released in local newspapers separately)

Eligibility Criteria

  • For PG Courses: The candidates must have completed bachelor’s 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’s degree in the associated field from a recognized College or University
  • For Doctoral Courses: The candidates must have completed master’s 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
  • For more details about eligibility criteria please refer the websitewww.pondiuni.edu.in

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 programs, M.Sc/MA Five Year Integrated Programs
  • Fully free education for all differently abled students


  • 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
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

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 Program) - SC/ST - Rs.500/-; PH - Transgender - Nil and Other - Rs.1000/-
  • Application Fee for NRI Overseas Candidates is US$100 (Rs.6500/- in equivalent Indian currency)
  • For all details regarding admission visit www.pondiuni.edu.in

Pondicherry University, Puducherry

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