Pondicherry University: Statistics



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#2183 of 14,131 In the World
#655 of 5,830 In Asia
#48 of 876 In India
#1 of 4 In Puducherry
#1 of 3 In Pondicherry
#342 of 1,006 For Web Design and Development
Top50% For 108 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate65%
Admissions Requirements12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarJuly to April (July - December; January-April)

We've calculated the 65% acceptance rate for Pondicherry University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Pondicherry University has published 12,870 scientific papers with 157,384 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Pondicherry University majors

by publication & citation count

7,982 / 102,726
7,288 / 121,650
7,010 / 113,963
6,949 / 93,535
Environmental Science
6,082 / 92,490
Computer Science
5,803 / 49,181
Quantum and Particle physics
5,248 / 74,777
Organic Chemistry
4,634 / 90,965
Materials Science
4,189 / 66,617
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,160 / 38,294
3,474 / 68,130
3,444 / 46,529
3,318 / 56,912
2,803 / 41,524
2,603 / 19,347
Geography and Cartography
2,595 / 32,248
2,575 / 46,615
Electrical Engineering
2,436 / 26,529
2,312 / 16,150
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,253 / 17,603
2,215 / 39,733
Optical Engineering
2,173 / 32,513
Metallurgical Engineering
1,999 / 34,007
Political Science
1,904 / 13,776
1,864 / 14,777
1,826 / 13,712
1,823 / 13,900
1,801 / 12,672
Chemical Engineering
1,744 / 41,466
1,714 / 16,481
Computer Networking
1,653 / 8,499
Machine Learning
1,600 / 15,133
1,483 / 14,803
1,434 / 32,718
1,414 / 14,738
1,358 / 8,853
1,284 / 24,930
Physical chemistry
1,275 / 28,861
1,177 / 8,990
1,133 / 14,993

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 21 25
1992 15 25
1993 21 26
1994 30 37
1995 35 54
1996 32 42
1997 25 64
1998 35 81
1999 29 86
2000 47 132
2001 75 226
2002 88 258
2003 99 369
2004 96 396
2005 100 532
2006 170 615
2007 132 724
2008 177 1026
2009 190 1398
2010 289 1841
2011 430 2611
2012 583 3188
2013 640 4200
2014 767 5258
2015 815 6441
2016 873 7274
2017 927 8143
2018 956 10566
2019 936 13084
2020 984 16529
2021 1059 20866
2022 1003 23628
2023 980 24337
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Pondicherry University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

Notable alumni

  1. Lijomol Jose

    Lijomol Jose
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1992-.. (age 32)
    television actoractor

    Lijomol Jose is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. She was critically acclaimed for portraying Senggeni in the Tamil film Jai Bhim, which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award at the 67th Filmfare Awards South.

  2. Elango Kumaravel

    Elango Kumaravel
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1965-.. (age 59)

    Elango Kumaravel is an Indian actor and writer. He is also a co-founder of the Chennai based theatre group "Magic Lantern". He is an alumnus of Pondicherry University's Sankaradas Swamigal School of Performing Arts and the Chennai-based theatre workshop koothuppattarai. He has also worked as a casting assistant for the 2007 film Loins of Punjab Presents and wrote the script for the 2008 film Kattradhu Kalavu. He was involved in the production of "Ey Aa O!" a musical fusion work of collaboration between Indian folk and classical musicians.

  3. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

    Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1953-2022 (aged 69)

    Kodiyeri Balakrishnan was an Indian politician of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was the secretary of the CPI(M) Kerala State Committee from 2015 to 2022. He stepped down from the position of state secretary due to his failing health. He was the Chief Editor of the Malayalam newspaper Deshabhimani.

  4. N. Rangaswamy

    N. Rangaswamy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1950-.. (age 74)

    Natesan Krishnasamy Rangasamy is an Indian politician who is the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry. He previously served as last Chief Minister of Pondicherry from 2001 to 2006 and first Chief Minister of Puducherry from 2006 to 2008 as a member of the Indian National Congress and then from 2011 to 2016 as a member of his own party, the All India N.R. Congress. He holds the record of becoming Chief Minister within three months after creating his own party. He also holds concessive record of becoming Chief Minister of Puducherry for fourth time.

  5. Kesava Reddy

    Kesava Reddy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1946-2015 (aged 69)

    Kesava Reddy was a renowned Telugu novelist. Hailing from Andhra Pradesh state in India. In his writings he addresses many of the important social problems in India like poverty, prejudices, and superstitions, and encourages people to be socially responsible. He successfully bridges the idealistic and the popular styles of literature. His novel "Athadu Adavini Jayinchadu" was one of his major writings. 'Munemma', 'Moogavani Pillanagrovi' and 'Smasanam Dunne' were among his other novels. Some were translated into English and other languages.

  6. Garikapati Narahari Sastry

    Garikapati Narahari Sastry
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1966-.. (age 58)

    Garikapati Narahari Sastry is an Indian chemist. He has taken charge as Director of CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam on 19 February 2019. After taking charge as the Director, he has worked towards converting knowledge in the areas of computational modelling and Artificial intelligence from basic to translational research, by working closely with society and industry. Ultimately, revitalizing the strength of science and technology is essential in achieving the self-reliant and strong India. In the era of Industry 4.0 and 5.0, combining our traditional wisdom with modern science appear to be indispensable in the sectors such as Education, Health, Agriculture, Industrial and Societal development at large. Prior to joining as the Director, he headed the Molecular Modelling Division at the CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad, India. Sastry has made pioneering contributions in the areas of computational chemistry and computational biology.

  7. Pramod Payyannur

    Pramod Payyannur
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1971-.. (age 53)
    film director

    Pramod Payyannur is an Indian director and writer who works in Malayalam theater. He has directed the film Balayakala Sakhi based on Vaikom Mohammad Basheer's novel Balyakalasakhi, which acted by Mammootty, Isha Talwar,Seema Biswas, Meena, KPAC Lalitha and Mamukkoya. Pramod was the writer of Vishwaguru, the film was recorded in Guinness World Records as the fastest film produced. The film was scripted, created, and released in 51 hours and two minutes. He is currently working as the Member Secretary of Bharat Bhavan Kerala, an official cultural exchange centre for Kerala Government, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

  8. Deepan Sivaraman

    Deepan Sivaraman
    Born in
    India Flag India
    theatrical directorscenographer

    Deepan Sivaraman is an Indian theatre director, scenographer and academic. He is the founder of Oxygen Theatre Company Archived 18 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine based in Delhi. He is from Thrissur, Kerala. Sivaraman received Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2003, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award and Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in 2011 and 2010, respectively. Deepan served as the Artistic Director for the International Theatre Festival of Kerala for 2014 edition which had a curatorial focus on transition, gender and spectatorship. Deepan Sivaraman currently is an associate professor of performance studies at School of Culture and Creative Expressions at the Ambedkar University in Delhi.

Pondicherry University faculties and divisions

Institute : Mahatma Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences Dentistry
School : Education Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Preschool Education, Teacher Training
School : Engineering and Technology Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Information Technology, Technology
School : Green Energy Technologies Chemistry, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology
School : Humanities Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Christian Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physical Education, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Sports, Translation and Interpretation
School : Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Coastal Studies, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nutrition, Safety Engineering
School : Management Banking, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Insurance, International Business, Management, Tourism
School : Mathematical Sciences Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Statistics
School : Media and Communication Film, Information Sciences, Library Science, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Radio and Television Broadcasting
School : Medical Sciences Medicine
School : Performing Arts Performing Arts, Theatre
School : Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Earth Sciences, Geology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Sciences, Laser Engineering, Library Science, Media Studies, Physics, Psychology
School : Social Sciences and International Studies Anthropology, History, Human Rights, International Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Political Sciences, Rural Studies, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Women's Studies
School : Tamil Language and Literature Literature, South and Southeast Asian Languages

General information

Alternative names PU
पांडिचेरी विश्वविद्यालय
Founded 1985
Accreditation National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
Motto From Darkness, towards the Light!
Colors blue, red

Location and contacts

Address Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Administrative Building R.V.Nagar, Kalapet
Kalapet, Pondicherry, 605014
City population 244,000

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