Community College (Puducherry)

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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.

Vision and Message of Principal (i/c), Community College , Puducherry

Dr. Lalitha Ramakrishnan

  • Professor

Pondicherry University Community College (PUCC) is the first conceptualized Community College in India. It came into existence on 16th October, 1995 with the University Grants Commission’s recognition through Ministry of Education, Government of India. Since its inception it has been rendering the best possible service to community of underprivileged youth of Puducherry Union Territory, Tamil Nadu and PAN India. PUCC offers Vocational courses which are cotemporary for the youth in line with the New National Education Policy of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Synchronizing with the expectation of the stakeholders, PUCC offers education in skill based vocational and regular stream of courses. The imparting of knowledge and skill in PUCC involves salient features like in situ demonstrative and theory classes, field trips combined with internship / in plant training programs simultaneously. It assures a platform for enhancement of skills through empowerment leading to employment, vertical mobility to higher studies and state of employability. Besides a special emphasis is given for building human values and leadership skills among the students. Appreciations have pour in to the College for the novelties and innovations imparted through on-line mode of education, conduct of examinations and functioning of PUCC during the time of acute pandemic due to Covid-19. I whole heartedly dedicate the achievements of PUCC to the Faculty, Staff & Students as their relentless efforts are instrumental to attain the same. I warmly welcome the new students to enjoy the aroma of vocational education with practical exposure and the beauty of employability with a blend of achievements by selecting and studying a course of their choice in PUCC and assure our best services to the student community at all times.

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