Pondicherry University Admission : Counselling, Cut Off, Result, Entrance Exam, Syllabus
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Pondicherry University has three campuses with main campus located at Puducherry. The university offers Postgraduate and Doctoral courses in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine. Pondicherry University also offers Integrated, Diploma, PG Diploma & Certificate Add-On Courses.
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Candidates can also check Pondicherry University PG Admission to know specific details about PG Courses. To know more about Ph.D. Admission, check Pondicherry University Ph.D. Admission.
Pondicherry University Distance Education offers MA, M.Com and MBA program in various disciplines. Admission to all the courses is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination. Admission is offered twice a year in December – February and May – July.
Pondicherry University Admission Schedule (Tentative)
The last date to apply for admission to PG and Ph.D. courses is in the month of April, every year. The entrance examinations were held on third week of May for different courses. The result for entrance examinations was declared on first week of June. The counselling schedule commences on last week of June. Interview schedule for the Ph.D. program starts from July.
Pondicherry University Counselling Schedule
|Application available from||March 22, |
|Last date of Application form submission||May 10, |
|Entrance Exam Dates||June 7 – 9, |
The university conducts Counselling in the last week of June after the declaration of result.The interview schedule for Ph.D. program commences in the month of July.
For PG Courses, Selected/Waitlisted candidates need to report at the concerned Head of the department at 10 am along with original certificates and documents mentioned below with required fees. Check Counselling Fees Details.
Original and Xerox Documents required at the time of admission:
- SSC certificate/Mark statement for age proof
- HSC or its equivalent Certificate/Marks Statement
- Degree/ Provisional Certificate for
- OBC with Non- Creamy Layer certificate recently issued by Competent Authority, in case of OBC candidate
- Recently issued SC/ST/PH/Pondicherry Residence certificate/Karaikal Residence Certificate from competent authority as applicable
- Migration/Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended
- Two stamp size colour photograph (For Group Medical Insurance Policy)
- Soft copy of colour passport size photograph in a CD (for Library and ID Card)
Candidates with awaited result may also report for admission counselling with all the available mark sheets and certificates.
Pondicherry University MBA, M.Tech, MCA, M.Sc Admission
Pondicherry University offers Integrated MA/M.Sc., M.Tech, MCA and MBA programs in various disciplines respectively.
Minimum eligibility for M.Tech is a candidate must have passed BE/B.Tech degree in relevant discipline from recognized university with minimum 55% marks. For Integrated MA/M.Sc., candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with minimum 50% marks from recognized board. For MCA and MBA, candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree in relevant specialization with minimum 55% marks.
Pondicherry University takes admission in MBA on the basis of CAT Score. Candidates with valid CAT score can apply on University portal. Selected candidates will have to appear for GD/PI round in university campus.
Selection to Integrated MA/M.Sc., MCA, M.Tech programs is done on the basis of Pondicherry University Entrance Examination conducted by the university. For M.Tech in Computational Biology, candidates are selected on the basis of Common Entrance Examination conducted by Pondicherry University.
Pondicherry University PG Admission : MA, M.Sc., M.Com, M.Ed., LLM, M.P.Ed.
Key Points about Entrance Examination:
The university offers PG courses in MA, M.Sc., M.Com., M.Ed., LLM, M.P.Ed., MPA, ML.I.Sc. and MSW. For PG courses, candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in relevant discipline from recognized university.
Selection to all the courses is done on the basis of Entrance Examination conducted by the university. For LLM, candidate also has to appear for GD/PI. For M.P.Ed., candidates also have to appear for Physical Fitness Test. For M.Sc. in Biotechnology, candidates are selected on the basis of JNU CEEB.
For admission to PG courses, an Online Entrance Examination will be conducted and candidates will be evaluated on the basis of marks secured.
The paper will consist of 100 Multiple Choice questions to be answered within a time duration of 120 minutes. 4 marks will be allotted for every correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Pondicherry University Ph.D Admission
The university offers Ph.D. in various disciplines. The course is offered in Full-Time as well as Part-Time (External /Internal) mode.
He/she must have obtained minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying exams
Candidate must have passed Master’s degree in relevant discipline from recognized university with minimum aggregate of 55% marks.
Requirement of Experience:
Ph.D. (Part Time) – Internal:
Candidates working in College/ University departments and such other institutions recognized by Pondicherry University with at least two years of continuous teaching experience at degree and/ or post-graduate level in the subject concerned.
Candidates teaching in Recognized Schools at the High School level/ Polytechnic Colleges situated within the jurisdiction of Pondicherry University and have at least 5 years of continuous teaching experience in the subject concerned.
Non-teaching staff employed in a time scale of pay in this University and other affiliated research institutions.
Ph.D. (Part Time) – External:
Permanent academic staff of colleges/ universities/ other educational institutions of higher learning/ Research & Development Laboratories and Organizations with at least three years of continuous teaching/ research experience.
Employees with a minimum of ten years of experience in Government, Local Bodies, recognized Institutes, PSUs, NGOs.
Technocrats, Scientists, Social Scientists & Scholars and Administrators with at least 10 years of experience in India or abroad
Selection is done on the basis of Entrance Examination (70%) followed by Academic Record & Personal Interview (30%) conducted by the university. All the part-time External as well Internal candidates should submit a clear written proposal at the time of interview.
Candidates who have qualified National Eligibility Test/JRF/UGC/CSIR or UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST or DBT-INSPIRE are exempted from entrance examination.
Pondicherry University PG Diploma Admission
Pondicherry University Distance Education Admission
In addition to various regular PG/ PG Diploma/ Ph.D programmes, the university also offers several courses through distance learning mode via Directorate of Distance Education, PU.
Minimum eligibility for all the courses in DDE is a candidate must pass Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) from a recognized university. Selection is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination.
The university also conducts Spot Admission on a provisional basis in DDE, PU. Candidates can approach the Principal or his representative at the Admission Centre with Fee Payment receipt, original and self-attested Xerox documents.
Pondicherry University Application Process
Candidates seeking admission to courses offered by Pondicherry University can register online through the official website and submit the required application form along with the processing fee. The fees can be submitted through online or offline mode.
How to Apply:
Visit the official website of the university and register as a new user.
Login with username and password and fill the form carefully.
Pay the application fees either through online or offline mode.
In case of online payment, candidate can pay via Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking. A confirmation mail will be sent to registered E-mail Id and SMS.
In case of offline payment, select Challan and follow the therein given instructions.
PwD candidates need not to pay the application fees.
Pre-requisites for Registration:
Colour Passport Photo of size 20Kb-60Kb
Signature of Applicant of size 10Kb-30Kb
Community Certificate for SC/ST category
Disability Certificate for PwD
For more information, candidates can check the Pondicherry University Prospectus.
Pondicherry University NRI & Overseas Candidates Admission
Self-supporting foreign candidates who wish to study in this university may apply online through the official website for which the application fees is US$ 100.
Foreign candidates are required to appear for written test and/or viva-voce in case they are already in India at the time of written examination.
Applicants who are abroad at the time of filling application will be exempted from the entrance examination.
Candidates who have passed University degrees outside India should enclose copies of relevant documents in English version duly attested with the application form.
For Ph.D. Admission:
Applicant must have a valid research visa and submit the application along with details of proposed research.
Admission is subject to the recommendation of Admission Committee of the concerned department and availability of supervisors in the proposed area of research in the department.
Candidates who are selected under International Cultural/ Educational Exchange schemes of Government of India /UN Bodies are exempted from admission test.
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