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Pondicherry University, Puducherry - Application Process, Eligibility

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Updated on June 07, 2022 5:59PM IST

Pondicherry University Admissions

Pondicherry University admissions are offered in various PG and integrated courses. The university administers entrance exams, personal interviews, and group discussions as part of its thorough selection process.

Pondicherry University Admission Process 2023

As per the Pondicherry University admission process, applicants need to fulfil the following:

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 from a recognised board to qualify for the Pondicherry University integrated courses. 
  • Candidates must also appear for CUET entrance examinations and get a valid score for the five-year integrated degrees.
  • Candidates must have passed graduation with relevant streams to be eligible for the Pondicherry University PG courses. 
  • Then they need to sit for the Pondicherry University Entrance Exam, in which they need to clear the cut-off to be eligible for the Pondicherry University courses.
  • Pondicherry University admissions to the MBA programme are based on the marks a candidate gets on the CAT. 
  • Candidates who have qualified and hold valid scores on the CAT/CMAT/MAT entrance exam are eligible to opt for this course. 
  • The Pondicherry University application fee for the MBA course is Rs 1000 (for general) and Rs 500 (for SC/ ST), which has to be paid through challan or online banking.
  • Pondicherry University admission to the PhD programme is based on the marks/rank obtained by the candidates in an entrance exam followed by a personal interview conducted by the university.
  • Candidates should have qualified and hold a valid score of UGC/CSIR NET (JRF)/SET/ GATE).
  • For other courses (except PhD and MBA), filling out the application form is enough as admission will depend upon how much the student scored on their 12th board exam and qualifying degree.

Pondicherry University Application Process 2023

  • Candidates must apply for Pondicherry University admission online official website.
  • Candidates only have to fill out the Pondicherry University application form for the desired course and upload the required scanned documents.
  • The supported payment modes for application fees are online and offline, including Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/Indian Bank Challan.
  • Finally, submit the application form. It is recommended to take the print as a hard copy of the Pondicherry University admission form and fee receipt to keep the important admission information like registration number and application fee payment details.
  • Later, the university will publish a hall ticket for the entrance exam (if required, not for all courses). 
  • Candidates have to collect the hall ticket and keep a printed copy to take to the examination centre.
  • After the exam, a merit list will be published, according to which candidates can either get admitted or get rejected.
  • If selected for  admission, candidates must pay Pondicherry University admission fees to get officially admitted to the desired course.
  • Pondicherry University admission is confirmed after counselling and the payment of the course fee.
  • Documents Required
    • Date of Birth Proof
    • Transfer Certificate.
    • Passport size photo.
    • Domicile certificate.
    • Nationality Certificate.
    • ID card.
    • Mark sheet of 10th and 12th.
    • Character certificate

Pondicherry University Counselling Process 2023

The candidates who are shortlisted in the merit list will be called for the Pondicherry University counselling process at the time of the admission. Then, the candidates will be assigned seats in this university. Candidates must reach the counselling venue half an hour before a given schedule, which will be better, and they also have to carry the needed documents at the same time. Following are the procedures of Pondicherry University Counselling as mentioned below for campaigners, and they've to follow them. 

  • Those candidates who secure good marks in the entrance examination will be selected for the Pondicherry University counselling procedure. 
  • Aspirants are suggested to report to the counselling centre on the notified date and time for admission.
  • Candidates must carry the needed original documents along with the required admission fees.
  • Seats will be assigned to candidates per the rank and vacancy of seats in the separate course and council.

For placement details: Pondicherry University placements

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Related Questions


Shikha Kumari, Student / Alumni

-Answered on Aug-10-2023

Dear student, Yes, CUET is necessary to join Pondicherry University for admission to a majority of integrated PG and PG courses. The following courses offered by Pondicherry University are offered through CUET: Integrated M.A. in History, Political Science, Sociology, and Social & Economic Administration and Law (SEAL) Integrated M.Sc. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biotechnology M.A. in English, French, Hindi, German, and Tamil M.Sc. in Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology M.Phil. and Ph.D. in various disciplines

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