Pondicherry University


Pondicherry University is a Central University established by an Act of parliament in the year 1985. This University is fully funded by the University Grants Commission. In addition to its prime function of teaching and research, it is also functioning as affiliating University.

  •  To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities.
  •  To make special provisions for studies in French and for integrated courses in humanities and sciences in the educational programmes.
  •  To take appropriate measures for promoting inter-disciplinary studies and research.


The jurisdiction of the University spreads over three Union Territories viz., Union territory of Pondicherry, Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The Higher Education Institutions in these areas get affiliated with the Pondicherry University. 


The University has 14 schools, 32 departments, 2 centres and 2 chairs. There are three  off-campus centres functioning in Karaikal, Mahe and Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands). The University is offering 27 Ph.D. , 19 M.Phil., 29 P.G., M.Tech. in six  disciplines, 3 five-year Integrated PG courses, one Advanced PG Diploma and  one PG Diploma programmes.

Working hours : 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m from Monday to Friday except on national and other notified holidays.

Visitor Her Excellency Smt. Droupadi Murmu, President of India
Chancellor His Excellency  Vice President of India
Chief Rector Her Excellency Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Lt. Governor of Puducherry

Prof. K. Tharanikkarasu


Pondicherry University,
R.Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet,
Puducherry 605 014.
Tel  : 0413 – 2655179
Fax : 0413 – 2655734
Web site : www.pondiuni.edu.in

Country Code  : + 91       City Code: (0)413

The University has been aligned under Online RTI Management Information System since 18.01.2016. Pondicherry University is the second Central University in India the first in Southern India to come under Online RTI MIS.

For Citizens to file RTI Applications Online: https://rtionline.gov.in

CPIO and FAA login : https://rtionline.gov.in/RTIMIS/login/index.php


Public can get information on the following issues by submitting a written application to the Public Information Officer.

  1. Details of affiliation about the College, course and approved intake.
  2. Details of the courses offered by the University, DDE & Community College.
  3. Details of admission such as how to apply, when to apply, eligibility criteria, fee, duration, entrance exam details, selected list for admission.
  4. Examination schedule, exam results (after declaration of results).
  5. Tender details of all purchase activities, such as furniture, stationery, scientific equipments, maintenance works, construction work, etc.

Fee Details

Application Fee Additional Fee Mode of Payment
Rs.10/- A4/A3 paper – Rs.2 per page;Larger paper – actual Cost;Printed Publications- fixed price, photocopies/extracts – Rs.2 per page;Floppy/diskette – Rs.50;Samples/ models – actual cost;Inspection of records – 1st hour free and Rs.5 for each subsequent hour. Cash against receipt/ demand draft/ bankers’ cheque in favour of ” The Finance Officer, Pondicherry University”

The following Officers of the University has been appointed as the Transparency Officer and Nodal Officer pertaining to the implementation of the Right to Information Act 2005 in Pondicherry University:

Dr. D. Lazar
Finance Officer (i/c) & Transparency Officer, RTI
Pondicherry University,
Puducherry – 605 014.
E-mail: fo@pondiuni.edu.in
Phone Off: 0413-2654203 / 2655178
Fax: 0413-2655947
Mobile: 9899265465
Nodal Officer,
CPGRAMS & Online RTI Monitoring Cell,
Pondicherry University,
Puducherry 605 014
Email: cpgramspu@gmail.com
Phone Off: 04132654793
Mobile: 9840179939

The following officials of the University have been designated as Central Public Information Officers (CPIO)/ First Appellate Authority ( FAA) under the provisions of the Right to Information Act :

CPIO designated under Section 2(c) of the Act & Contact details Appellate Authority designated under Section 19(1) of the Act,
Subject dealt with & Contact details
Shri Birinder Singh
Assistant Registrar,
RTI Cell
Email: rti@pondiuni.ac.in
Phone: 0413 – 2654208
Dr.Rajneesh Bhutani
Registrar (i/c)
Email: registrar@pondiuni.edu.in
Phone: 0413 – 2654202
All matters other than
Finance & Accounts, Examinations,
Distance Education and Community Colleges

Shri. Gautam Kumawat
Deputy Registrar (Finance & Accounts)
Email: dr.fin@pondiuni.edu.in
Phone: 0413 – 2654212 0413 – 2655727

Finance & Accounts.
Shri. Sadanand G. Swami
Controller of Examinations
Email: coe@pondiuni.edu.in
Phone: 0413 – 2654204
Dr. Arvind Gupta
Director (i/c), DDE
Email: director.dde@pondiuni. edu.in
Phone: 0413 – 2654565
DDE Academic & Administration.
Dr. Lalitha Ramakrishnan
Principal (i/c),
Pondicherry University Community College.
Phone: 0413 – 2255806
Programmes offered by the
Community College,
Admission of students,
Maintenance of Accounts,
Issue of Fee Structure.
Dr. M. P. Rajan,
Centre Head,
Pondicherry University, Mahe Centre, Mahe.
Phone: 0490 – 2332622
Programmes offered by the
Community College,
Admission of students,
Maintenance of Accounts,
Issue of Fee Structure.


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