Pondicherry University Admissions 2017

Pondicherry University is a central University established by an Act of the Parliament in the year 1985 in the month of October. The jurisdiction of this affiliating University is spread over the Union Territory of Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The University has also been accredited by NAAC with Grade A.

The objectives of the University are to disseminate and advance knowledge by offering teaching and research facilities to make provisions for studies in French and integrated courses in Humanities and all Sciences to promote inter- disciplinary studies and research. To fulfill this objective, the University offers various courses under the Post Graduate (PG) and Doctorate (Ph. D.) levels like M. A. in Applied Economics, M. Sc. Biotechnology, M. Tech. Computer Science & Engineering, MBA and many others.

Pondicherry University PG Admission

Pondicherry University offers courses at the Post Graduate level in almost all disciplines of arts, science and technology, commerce, management and many others. The degrees offered by the University along with their detailed information including seat intake and eligibility have been given in the table below.

S. No.

Name of Course

No. of Seats

Eligibility Criteria

1

M. A. in Anthropology

36 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks

2

M. A. in Applied Economics

62 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Economics (with Quantitative Techniques/ Statistics) or Bachelors degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Operations Research/ Cooperation and Banking with a minimum of 50% of marks

3

M. A. in English & Comparative Literature

100 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in English with a minimum of 50% of marks in part III or a Higher Secondary Class (HSC) in English under part I or Part II.

4

M. A. in French (Translation & Interpretation

60 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in French with a minimum of 50%. Any under graduate degree with 2 years of French in Part-1 with at least 55% of marks in French and 50% in the aggregate of the main subjects in Part-III. Any under graduate degree with an aggregate of 50% in the main subjects in Part-III with Diploma in French (2 years) from any Indian University.

5

M. A. in Hindi

26 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Hindi with a minimum of 50% of marks or Any degree with Hindi as a subject of study under part I or II or Any degree with Rastrabhasha Praveen degree obtained from Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

6

M. A. in History

46 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in History with 50% minimum marks or B. A. in Social Sciences (Political Science, Economics and Sociology) with History as an ancillary or subsidiary paper with 50% marks.

7

M. A. in Mass Communication

46 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks

8

M. A. in Philosophy

31 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks

9

M. A. in Politics and International Relations

46 Seats

Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or Equivalent Grade in Social Sciences

10

M. A. in Political Science

40 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with at least 50% marks or Equivalent Grade.

11

M. A. in Sanskrit

15 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit with a minimum of 50% of marks or Sanskrit as a subject under part I or II/ minor/ optional in the Bachelor’s degree or traditional degree (Sastry/ Siromani/ Vidya Praveena)

12

M. A. in Sociology

40 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks

13

M. A. in South Asian Studies

40 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks

14

M. A. in Tamil

60 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Tamil/ B. Litt. with a minimum of 55% of marks or any Bachelor’s degree (other than Tamil) having Tamil under part I with a minimum of 55% of marks

15

M. Sc. in Applied Geology

20 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Geology as the major subject and any two out of the following - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology as ancillary subjects with a minimum of 55% of marks

16

M. Sc. in Applied Psychology

52 Seats

B. A./ B. Sc. (Hons.) three years course in Psychology with at least 55% marks or Bachelor's degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate in any discipline with Psychology as one of the subjects for all the three years.

17

M. Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

52 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/ B. Sc. (M. L. T.)/ Chemistry/ Zoology/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology with a minimum of 55% of marks.

18

M. Sc. in Bioinformatics

40 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any relevant area of Physics/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Life Sciences/ with a minimum of 55% of marks.

19

M. Sc. in Biotechnology

25 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Veterinary Science/ Zoology or in other related areas with a minimum of 55% of marks.

20

M. Sc. in Chemistry

46 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 55% of marks in Part III. Candidates should have studied Maths at +2 level.

21

M. Sc. in Computer Science

60 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Applications/ Information Technology any other equivalent course with a minimum of 55% of marks.

22

M. Sc. in Disaster Management

31 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline in Science/ B. A. Geography/ B. E. Civil Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a minimum of 55% of marks.

23

M. Sc. in Ecology and Environmental Science

60 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, i.e. in Science, Arts, Humanities, Technology, etc. with a minimum of 55% of marks and working knowledge of Mathematics and Science subjects at the higher secondary level.

24

M. Sc. in Electronic Media

46 Seats

Bachelor’s degree with 55% of marks in Electronic Media/ Journalism/ Visual Communication/ Visual Arts/ Performing Arts/ Sciences, OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% of marks with one year Diploma in Computer Applications.

25

M. Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition

40 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition/ Food Technology/ Food Science/ Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics of Composite/ General Home Science/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology / Microbiology/ Chemistry/ Agriculture/ Dairy / Fisheries at the B. Sc./ BAMS level with a minimum of 55% marks.

26

M. Sc. in Food Science and Technology

18 Seats

B. Sc./ B. Tech. in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering/ Food Technology/ Home Science/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Food Science and Quality Control/ Clinical Nutrition/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology. Mathematics at +1/+2/ P.U.C level is compulsory (exempted for students with B. Sc./ B. Tech. Food Science and Technology/ Food Technology).

27

M. Sc. in Marine Biology

52 Seats

Bachelor’s Degree in Botany/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Fisheries and Aquaculture/ Microbiology/ Zoology with a minimum of 55% marks.

28

M. Sc. in Mathematics

64 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% of marks

29

M. Sc. in Microbiology

26 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Biochemistry/ B. Sc. MLT/ Zoology or in any other branch of Life Sciences with a minimum of 55% of marks.

30

M. Sc. in Physics

55 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Physics with Mathematics and Chemistry as auxilliary subjects and a minimum of 55% of marks.

31

M. Sc. in Quantitative Finance

30 Seats

A candidate who has secured 55% marks or above in any one of the following or equivalent is eligible to apply. B. Sc. (Maths), B. Sc. (Statistics), B. Com. (with Mathematics), B. A. (Eco With Mathematics), Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology) or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology.

32

M. Sc. in Statistics

60 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics with Mathematical Statistics as an allied subject with a minimum of 55% of marks.

33

M. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering

24 Seats

B. Tech./ B. E. in Computer Science and Engineering Engineering/ Information Technology or M. Sc. in Computer Science/ InformationTechnology/ Software Engineering or MCA with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or equivalent/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronics/ Applied Sciences with a minimum of 55% of marks.

34

M. Tech. in Computational Biology

30 Seats

1.       Minimum of 55% of marks in Master’s degree in any relevant area of Bioinformatics/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Plant Biology/ Botany/ Animal Biology/ Zoology for Pondicherry University.

2.       Minimum of 55% of marks in B. Tech./B. E. degree in Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering, Leather, Bioengineering, Information Technology, Information Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering for both Anna University and Pondicherry University

35

M. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

30 Seats

B. E./ B. Tech. degree in Electronics/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% of marks

36

M. Tech. in Environmental Engineering and Management

24 Seats

B. Tech./ B. E. degree with a minimum of 55% of marks. or M.Sc. in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Life/ Environmental Sciences with a minimum of 55% of marks with Mathematics as one of the subject at the +2 level.

37

M. Tech. in Exploration Geoscience

8 Seats

Master’s degree in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Marine Geology with a minimum of 55% marks.

38

M. Tech. in Green Energy Technology

34 Seats

B. E./ B. Tech. in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Electronics, Chemical or Biotechnology, or

M. Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanoscience or Photonics with Mathematics at B. Sc. level with at least 55% marks in the qualifying examination.

39

M. Tech. in Nano Science & Technology

26 Seats

B. E./ B. Tech. in Nanoscience and Technology/ Polymer Science and Engg./ Electrical and Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/ Electronics and Instrumentation/ Chemical Technology/ Materials Science and Engg./ Mechanical Engg./ Metallurgical Engg./ Biotechnology with a minimum of 55% of marks. (OR) M. Sc. in Physics/ Applied Physics/ Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry/ Materials Science/ Nanoscience and Technology/ Biotechnology/ Bio-Chemistry with a minimum of 55% of marks.

40

M. Tech. in Network & Internet Engineering

24 Seats

B. Tech./ B. E. in Computer Science and Engineering/ Information Technology/ Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering with a minimum of 55% of marks, OR

M. Sc. in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering with a minimum of 55% of marks OR MCA with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or equivalent/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Electronics/ Applied Science with a minimum of 55% of marks in each of the degrees.

41

MBA in Banking Technology

72 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (Computer Science & Engineering/ Information Technology) or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology or Bachelor’s of Computer Applications or Bachelor’s Engineering/ Technology degree in ECE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation, Instrumentation and Control Engineering or B. Com. (Computer Applications) or any other Bachelor’s degree with PGDCA (only from recognized universities) with a minimum of 55% marks in all degrees/ diploma.

42

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

138 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks.

43

MBA in Insurance Management

40 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks.

44

MBA in International Business

72 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks.

45

MBA in Tourism

72 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks.

46

Master in Computer Applications (MCA)

10 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications/ Computer Science/ Information Technology or Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Corporate Secretaryship/ Economics/ Business Administration with Mathematics/ Business Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications as one of the subjects or Bachelor’s degree in Science with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects with a minimum of 55% marks.

47

M. Com. in Business Finance

112 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Foreign Trade/ Corporate Secretaryship/ BBA/ BCM/ B. A. Co-op./ B. Com. (Edn.)/ B. Com. (Vocational) with a minimum of 50% of marks.

48

M. Com. in Accounting and Taxation

60 Seats

Any Bachelor's degree in Commerce or any other degree with degree level papers in Accounting are eligible with a minimum of 50% of marks.

49

Master of Education (M. Ed.)

50 Seats

B. Ed. degree/ Four year Integrated B. A. Ed./ B. Sc. B. Ed. / B. Com. Ed. from recognised universities with a minimum of 50% of marks.

50

Master of Library and Information Science (M. L. I. Sc.)

35 Seats

Any degree with a minimum of 50% of marks

51

Master of Performing Arts (Theatre Arts)

31 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50 % of marks

52

Master of Physical Education (M. P. Ed.)

40 Seats

Bachelor of Physical Education (B. P. Ed.) or its equivalent with at least 50% marks, OR

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Health and Physical Education with at least 50% marks.

Admission Procedure

Admission shall be given on the basis of merit obtained in the Entrance Examination and Physical Fitness & Game Proficiency Test as follows:

Men

Women

100 Meters

Shot-put (16 lbs)

12 minutes run/ walk

100 Meters

Shot-put (8 lbs)

8 minutes run/ walk

 

·         Games Proficiency Test in any one of the following games: Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Tennis and Volleyball.

·         Maximum: 50 marks.

·         Entrance Examination: 50 marks (Objective type)

53

Master of Social Work (MSW)

52 Seats

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks

54

Master of Law (LL. M.)

20 Seats

B. L./ LL. B. Degree or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ ST) in aggregate in all the 3 years/ 5 years of B. L./ LL. B. Degree Course.

 Five Year Integrated M. Sc. Programmes for +2 Students

55

M. Sc. in Applied Geology

31 Seats

Pass in +2 with 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects

56

M. Sc. in Chemistry

31 Seats

Pass in +2 with 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects

57

M. Sc. in Physics

31 Seats

Pass in +2 with 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects

Five Year Integrated M. A. Programme for +2 Students

58

M. A. in History

20 Seats

Pass in +2 with a minimum of 50% of marks

59

M. A. in Political Science

20 Seats

Pass in +2 with a minimum of 50% of marks

60

M. A. in Sociology

20 Seats

Pass in +2 with a minimum of 50% of marks

Five Year Integrated M. Sc. Programme for +2 Students

61

M. Sc. in Mathematics

20 Seats

Pass in +2 with a minimum of 50% of marks with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as mandatory  subjects (Candidates with other branches in +2 are not eligible for this programme)

62

M. Sc. in Computer Science

20 Seats

63

M. Sc. in Statistics

20 Seats

 

Pondicherry University Application Process

Students who are willing to apply for any of the courses are required to apply ONLINE through the website of the University and are advised to carefully read the instructions before and while filling up the Application Form.

Name of Course

Application Fees (Per Course)

SC/ ST

PH/ Transgender

Others

P. G.

200

NIL

400

Ph. D.

300

NIL

600

MBA

500

NIL

1000

The Application Fee for NRI and Overseas students is US$ 100. Application Fee can be paid Online or Offline by the following the instructions available in the University website.

Instructions for Filling up the Application Form

  • Apply separately for each Course.
  • The Candidates need to submit only one common application for all the 5 MBA programmes. The candidates can choose any of the MBA programmes according to his/her choice as per merit during counselling subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates who apply for M. Tech. Computational Biology which is offered at Anna University, Chennai and Pondicherry University should give their order of preference of the University at relevant column.
  • Helpdesk facilities are available to candidates for help in filling the application form, payment of fees and clarification regarding entrance exam related matters.
  • After proper filling of the application form online and payment of fee online or offline, the candidate can download their printable application from the University website by following instructions therein.

ADMIT CARD

The Hall Ticket will be uploaded by the University after closing of application registration. The candidate must download his/her hall ticket and produce at the examination centre.

Documents (Original) required to be submitted along with the Application Form:

  • X Std or equivalent certificate/mark statement along with age proof
  • H.Sc. or its equivalent certificate/mark Statement
  • Degree/Provisional certificate of the qualifying Degree Examination along with mark statements.
  • OBC with Non- Creamy Layer certificate recently issued (i.e. issued after April 2017) 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 studied
  • Recently taken 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)
  • Xerox copy (one set) of all the available certificates without fail.

Note: Candidates, whose final exam result is awaited, may also report for admission with all the available certificates & mark statements. They will be considered for admission only on provisional basis, subject to production of final mark list & provisional certificate.

Pondicherry University Admission Process

The following are the general conditions applicable for Admission to any of the courses of the University.

Admission to the University is open to all those who have the prescribed qualifications without any discrimination.

Students should have, in general, obtained the Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University under 10+2+3 system, i.e., the candidate should have studied for 15 years to obtain his/her Bachelor’s degree to apply for admission to P.G. programmes offered at each School/Department / Centre.

Candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% of marks in part III (core and allied) of their U.G. degree examination for admission to courses under Humanities and Social Sciences subjects and a minimum 55% of marks in part III (core and allied) of their U.G. degree for admission to courses under science disciplines. For the Five Year Integrated Programmes, the candidates should have passed the +2 examination with at least 50% marks. Eligibility marks will not be rounded off.

Candidates awaiting their results of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. Such candidates, however, must produce the mark sheet/ degree certificate as proof of fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria, failing which the provisional admission, if granted, will be cancelled.

Reservation Criteria: 15% for SC Category, 7.5% for ST Category, 27% (Proposed) for OBC Category (Non-creamy layer) and 3% Seats for Differently abled Persons.

Available College Facilities

Established in the year 1985, Pondicherry University has 3 campuses other than the main university campus- the Karaikal Campus, Port Blair Campus and Community College Campus which is the first in Pondicherry to cater to the needs and demands of the local community and helps to enhance their skill development and their employability. It offers several job oriented courses including para medical courses with hands on training by expert medical team at hospitals. It was established with a mission which is- "Expansion, Excellence and Equity". This University has a sprawling scenic, serene and a very beautiful campus with a peaceful and a conducive environment for learning. The life in Pondicherry University is extremely congenial and entirely self contained and self sufficient with a Shopping Complex, Health Centre,  Bank,  Post  Office,  Gymnasiums, Sports facilities, etc. This University also has 92 affiliated colleges which offer Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine.

It offers a lot of facilities to its students which are listed below-

Auditorium

Bank 

Book Shop 

Transport Faclities

Campus

Canteen

Computer Centre

Day Care Centre

Gymnasium

Engineering Wing

Electrical Wing

Hostels and Dining

Health Centre

Placement Cell

Shopping Complex

Pre-Primary School

Post Office

 

Hostel

There are Hostel facilities which are offered by Pondicherry University where there are separate hostel buildings for boys and girls with dining facility being made available to everybody. Presently, there are 17 hostels in the campus for the students where 11 are for the male students, 5 are for the female students/research scholars and 1 is for foreign students. The total capacity of these hostels is 1500 students where there is a Chief Warden and his team. Students are given preference on a first come-first serve basis.

  • Following is the list of special details of the campus hostels-
  • SC/ST students and all women students are exempted from payment of room rent
  • Differently-abled students are provided free accommodation and food
  • Two more hostels exclusively for research scholars - one for men and another for women shall be added shortly
  • Separate hostels for Men and Women are available at PG Centre, Karaikal
  • Limited hostel facilities are available at Port Blair Centre of the University

Facilities available in Hostel

  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Dormitory
  • AC Rooms
  • Non AC Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafetaria
  • ATM
  • General Store
  • Gym
  • Medical Clinic / Shop
  • CCTV
  • Bookshop
  • Laundry
  • Air Cooler Rooms
  • Power Backup
  • Post Office
  • Parking for Two / Four Wheelers
  • Salon
  • TV Room
  • Photocopy Machines
Classroom

Pondicherry University has a large number of classrooms to accomodate its students and give them a conducive environment for learning. There are adequate number of desks and chairs for a comfortable learning experience and the conventional chalk and talk method is the most common here. 

Facilities available in Classroom

  • Wi-Fi
  • AC
  • Projector
  • Audio-Visual Teaching Aids
Library

The Pondicherry university library is renowned for its disabled friendly modern infrastructure spread on a large area of 80,000 sq. ft. It is fully air-conditioned, WIFI enabled and there are services for the Visually Challenged among the proactive services with RFID technology and 24/7 remote access to a collection of 4.67 lakhs, of which print is 2.17 and 2.5 lakhs of e-resources (e-books, e-journals, e-databases, e-theses, Academic Online Videos, Video Talks etc.) This gives the students of Pondicherry University a huge opportunity to explore all the possible resources to have a better understanding of the course that they are studying in. This is not just limited to the normal students but the needs of the visually challenged students are also catered to. 

Facilities available in Library

  • Number of books
  • Number of online journals
  • Number of magazine subscriptions
  • Computerized library
  • Book bank facility