Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University, RV Nagar, Kalapet – 605014, Puducherry, India.

Pondicherry University was established in October 1985 by an Act of Parliament. PU Puducherry is a central university, located at Kalapet, 10 km away from the town of Puducherry. The university is spread over 800 acres adjoining the scenic Bay of Bengal. Pondicherry University has been ranked 58th by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in the university category 2020. The university is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Pondicherry University has more than 90 colleges affiliated to it, with its jurisdiction spread over the Union Territory of Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and has main campuses at Karaikal and Port Blair. As per the NIRF ranking for two consecutive years 2021 and 2020, the varsity has been ranked 58 in the university category. In the NIRF rankings of 2021, the university has been ranked 87th in the overall category.

The university's main objective is to disseminate advanced knowledge by offering teaching and research facilities and to promote interdisciplinary studies and research. Pondicherry University motto is ‘Vers la lumière’ meaning towards the light. PU Puducherry mission is to be a globally competent resource in terms of people, infrastructure, and partners who will serve as agents in the development of society in various spheres of life. The vision of the university is to become an institution of global eminence. 

  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Placement

Pondicherry University is located at Chinna Kalapet, Kalapet, Puducherry. The closest airport to the university is Puducherry Airport at a distance of 11.4 km away from the university. The nearest railway station is Puducherry Railway Station at a distance of away from the main campus. Jayanthi Bus Depot, located 10.9 km away from the university is the closest bus depot to the university. Students can take a bus or cab to reach Pondicherry University.

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  • Boys Hostel
    Pondicherry University has separate hostels for boys. Currently, there are 11 hostels for men students and 1 for foreign students. All the students are told to follow the rules and regulations of the hostel. The University Health Centre offers medical facilities to the students. Apart from the general facilities, students are also offered transport facilities for the mobility of students from hostels to departments, library, computer centre etc.
  • Girls Hostel
    To take care of the accommodation needs of the students, Pondicherry University has separate hostels for female students. Currently, there are 5 hostels and 1 for foreign students. Apart from hostel facilities, students are also offered medical and transport facilities to the students residing in hostels.
  • Gym
    Pondicherry University has a 16 station multi-gymnasium including one treadmill, one bicycle ergometer, one bicycle elliptical meter, physiotherapy equipment, microwave diathermy, ultrasound, infrared indications and electrical muscles stimulation equipment is also available. The gymnasium facility is provided to both boys and girls.
  • Library
    Pondicherry University library is known for its modern infrastructure. The University library has 223082 print resources and 217848 e-resources, 13110 print journals, 18066 e-journals. Library resources can be accessed by OPAC software. The library is fully air-conditioned and wifi enabled. The library's e-resources include e-books, e-journals, e-databases, e-theses, academic online talks, videos, etc.
  • Sports
  • Cafeteria
    Pondicherry University has 4 canteens providing students with fresh meals at affordable prices. Out of which, 2 canteen serves south Indian cuisine while the rest two serves multiple cuisines.
  • Auditorium
    Pondicherry University has 2 auditoriums for hosting all the university events such as conferences, workshops, seminars, meetings, lectures, and cultural events. PU Puducherry can accommodate 600 and 400 students respectively. The university also has various seminar halls, conference rooms, meeting rooms etc.
  • Medical/Hospital
    Pondicherry University medical facilities include a health centre and an ambulance facility for the benefit of the students. The health centre of Pondicherry University functions in association with Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Wifi
  • IT InfrastructureIT Infrastructure
  • Transport
    Pondicherry University offers transportation facilities to staff, faculty and free for students to commute from Puducherry town and its outskirts such as Ariyankuppam. In total, there are 13 buses out of which 8 are for students and 5 for staff members.
  • Laboratories
    Students are provided with laboratory facilities at the university. Pondicherry University has departmental based laboratories facility for the students.
  • Convenience Store
  • Parking Facility
  • Guest Room
    Pondicherry University offers guest room facilities to the visitors. Pondicherry University has a guest house that has air-conditioned halls with a seating capacity of 80 each, 20 fully furnished air-conditioned double bedrooms, 4 fully furnished air-conditioned suites, air-conditioned dining hall with a seating capacity of 50.
  • Banks Facilities
    Students can avail Pondicherry University bank facilities on the university campus. Indian Bank operates a branch with all services and the same is being offered to the students. Also, students can use the ATM facility available on the campus.
Boys Hostel
Girls Hostel
IT Infrastructure
Convenience Store
Guest Room
Banks Facilities



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