Pondicherry University Community College . (Puducherry Campus)
Pondicherry University Community College was established on 16th October 1995, the day of the Decennial Celebration of Pondicherry University, formally inaugurated by Dr. (Ms.) A.S. Desai, the then Chairperson of the University Grants Commission. The Pondicherry University Community College is the first of its kind in the University system of higher education in India to cater to employment oriented education to the Community and is an experimental model of American and Canadian Community Colleges. The motto of Pondicherry University Community College is “Education for Employment through Skills Formation”. The educational activities are designed in line with the needs and demands of the local community. More specifically, the main objective of this College is “to offer job-oriented courses based on the perceived community demand for specific manpower”. In short, Community College is “for” the Community and “of” the Community. The College performs four major functions namely, teaching, training, research and extension. It attempts to create a model of employment oriented education with adequate mutual collaboration and cooperation of members from various commercial, agricultural, government and academic institutions and organizations. The PUCC acts under the general, academic and administrative supervision of Pondicherry University. PUCC has been recognized by the UGC as a Constituent College of Pondicherry University.