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(A Central University under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India)

Pondicherry University, also known as PU, is a collegiate public central university located in Kalapet, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Puducherry, India. The university is approx. 135 km from Chennai along East Coast Road and 12 km from Pondicherry Bus stand, 11 KM from Railway Station and 10 KM from Pondicherry Airport. It was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. Pondicherry University holds a special place in the Indian University System.  Pondicherry University offer our students a research-enriched education that is complemented by work-integrated learning opportunity. The University is spread over 800 acres of lush green land and has excellent ambience conducive for studies and research. The University has 15 Schools, 38 Departments, 11 Centres and 1 Chair offering over 144 PG, PG-Diploma/ certificate & Research programmes with a student strength of 6353 including foreign students. Currently the University has more than 130 funded research projects including SAP & FIST Projects from various agencies like UGC, DST, CSIR and DBT. The University has two-off campuses, one located in Port Blair (Andamans) with two Departments viz., Ocean Studies and Marine Biology and Coastal Disaster Management and another Post-Graduate Centre at Karaikal.  University’s Community College at Puducherry and Mahe, offers job-oriented B.Voc. Courses, Certificate and Diploma Courses. At present, 93 Colleges offering various courses in Arts & Science, Education, Law, Dental, Medical & Para-Medical, Veterinary and Engineering are affiliated to Pondicherry University. The University recently signed MoUs with prestigious institutions like National Chin-Yi University, Taiwan, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Chungbuk National University, Korea, University of Toulon, France, Zhaw Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and University of East Paris, France. Human Resource Development Centre of Pondicherry University visions to be a world class Human Resource Development Centre and a change agent through excellence in learning process and quality in higher education and research with competency and collaborative orientation to serve the local, national and global community

Places to visit in Pondicherry

Paradise Beach


Chunnambar Boat House

Raj Niwas

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Seaside Promenade

Botanical Garden

French War Memorial

Sri Karaneswara Nataraja Temple


Serenity Beach

Old Lighthouse

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Sri Gokilambal Thirukameswarar Temple Puducherry

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