International Relations – Study In India


The position of Dean – International Relations was initiated in July 2019 for providing a single window contact person access for students and teachers. From the International Relations Section we support students for Inbound and Outbound Student Exchange Programs under various partnerships and Memoranda of Understanding MoU for collaborations with partner institutions of repute both in India and abroad. We also assist Foreign students seeking admission into Postgraduate (PG), Five-year Integrated courses and PhD programs offered by the university. Study in India Program (SIP) The Study in India Program is a window for short-term customized programs or standard modules for students from abroad as well as full-time admissions into our standard courses on offer as per the Prospectus for Admissions released every year. Foreign students may study full PG, 5-year Integrated and PhD programs offered in the university. Students may also study for a semester or two semesters choosing from various courses available in the University under the Choice Based Credit Scheme CBCS on transfer of credits basis. Internships for PG and collaboration for projects for PhD research and post-doctoral programs with our Professors can be worked out with prior arrangements with Professors and students from partner universities. Such programs are open as Exchange Programs under MoUs or on open application requests from any foreign higher education institution. Application Form SIP is also offered to groups of students accompanied by a faculty member for short duration specially customised and designed Cultural Immersion Programs as well as Specialized Expertise Programs from specific departments to share scientific expertise and exposure available from our faculty and laboratories. Cultural Immersion Programs will usually be offered with content from the liberal arts and performing arts, history of India, anthropology and sociology, gender studies, tourism, languages departments, and so on to give a short one week to ten days introduction to the Indian multicultural panorama for foreign student groups who look for a people-to-people cultural exchange experience. Specialized Expertise Programs may be designed for in-depth workshop mode interactions with professors for sharing knowledge and research and training participants for acquiring niche skill sets that may need the use of laboratory techniques, library resources, research publications, on a need-based request from any higher educational institution to specific departments of Pondicherry University.

Prof. A. Subramanyam Raju

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Deputy Dean

Dr. Mathimaran Natarajan

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The MTech Green Energy Technology and MA South Asian Studies, are for students from the SAARC countries, sponsored by the South Asia Foundation that has funded the UMISARC UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asian Regional Cooperation and the Centre for Green Energy Technology in the university.   

Pondicherry University is on the panel of universities that is linked with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR, one of the agencies of the Government of India providing scholarships to foreign students to study in Indian universities of repute.

Pondicherry University has always had active collaborations with higher educational and scientific institutions of repute both from India and abroad. We welcome MoUs and the Dean – International Relations facilitates the process of entering into good and effective partnerships that contribute to academic enrichment and opportunities for students and teaching staff mobilities, both inbound and outbound. Joint conferences and workshops to share state of the art expertise are strongly encouraged.

MoUs with many foreign institutions have been signed and there is active engagement through International Seminars and Webinars, Workshops, Student Exchange Outbound and Inbound with various departments of Pondicherry University to partner universities in France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, to mention a few recent ones.

The Standard Operating Procedure for MoUs is as detailed in this document. 

The Suggested Format for MoU is as shown here. However, partner institutions and PU may modify for their specific needs keeping the spirit of the MoU intact. We support the need for exchanging hard copies physically signed by all parties for scientific institutions and direct departments of the Government of India as per the regulations governing such agreements.  

We have many active MoUs open for Student Exchange Programs, Research Scholar Mobilities, and Teaching Mobilities as well as joint research projects, conferences and academic events. Link to list of MoUs 6 here

  • Discussion Meeting faculty with Austrade Representative – Education & Training, Australian Consulate General, 26 Jul 2019
  • Indo-Swiss Collaboration Meeting with School of Life Sciences for Research Partnerships, 30 Aug 2019
  • DAAD German Academic Exchange Programme Office Workshop for PhD aspirants in Biological Sciences, 09 Nov 2019
  • DAAD German Academic Exchange Programme Office Information Seminar for Postgraduate students, 14 Feb 2020
  • University of Tours, Centre-Val de Loire collaboration meeting, 10 Feb 2020
  • Collaborations France meeting with Attaché for Science and Technology, 4 Feb 2020
  • Festival des Francophonies de Pondichéry2020 Interactive Three Weeks Puppetry Workshop Dept. of Performing Arts, March 2020
  • Eiffel Scholarship online information seminar Campus France, 12 Oct 2020
  • Eiffel Choose France Tour virtual program French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Campus France, 6 – 7 Nov 2020
  • Faculty of various departments awarded SPARC funding and research scholars visited foreign collaborating institutions in Canada, Australia, France, etc.
  • Dean – IR participated in DIES Dialogues in Internationalization of Higher Education organized by DAAD at IIT Madras, Chennai, 10 – 12 Oct 2019
  • Dean – IR participated in International Workshop on Networking of Higher Educational Institutions at University of Reunion, Reunion Island, 12 – 13 Nov 2019. MoUs under process with University of Reunion and MGI Mauritius.
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