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Pondicherry University Objectives

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.Establishment

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.

VisitorHis Excellency Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, President of India
ChancellorHis Excellency Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India
Chief RectorHer Excellency Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS, (Retd.) Lt. Governor of Puducherry
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Gurmeet Singh


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

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:

CPIO and FAA login :

Sl.NoName of the Academic
Role & Responsibility
1AcademicMatters related to Students of the University Departments, Conduct of Entrance Examination, Admission of students to various Post Graduate, M.Phil & Ph.D courses of the University Departments, Issue of Migration, transfer Certificates, Equivalence Certificates & Transcripts, University Scholarships, Recognition of admission of students of affiliated institutions, Board of Studies, Conduct of Academic Council meetings, preparation of Academic Calendar for the courses offered in the University Departments & Affiliated Institutions.
2Establishment (Non-Teaching)All service matters related to non-teaching staff of the University as follows:
Appointments • Pay fixation • Promotion and assured Career Progression • Maintenance of service records of the Non-Teaching staff • Conduct of disciplinary proceedings of both Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff • Implementation of Government of Indias orders relating to service matters of Non-Teaching Staff • Redressal of grievances of the Non-Teaching staff through Grievances Committee • Implementation of statutory Reservations and Maintenance of Reservation Rosters for Non-Teaching post • Sanction of terminal benefits of all Non-teaching staff • Distribution of letters through Centralized dispatch. • Vigilance matters Providing Telephone/Mobile Phone/Official phone connections at residence and payment of phone bills • Sanction of advances. • Maintenance of Annual Confidential Reports • Attending RTI matters pertaining to Non-Teaching staff • Matters relating to Recruitment Rules • Matters relating to Land affected category.
3Establishment (Teaching)• Appointment of Teaching, Non Academic staff, Visiting Professors for a short duration, Guest faculty & contract faculty. • Fixation of pay and sanction of annual increment • Promotion under Career Advancement Scheme. • Maintenance of service records of the Teaching Staff. • Implementation of Government of India / UGC orders relating to service matters of teaching Staff. • Implementation of statutory Reservations and maintenance of Reservation Rosters. • Sanction of terminal benefits of all Teaching Staff. • Distribution of letters through centralized dispatch. • Sanction of Advances. • Attending RTI matters pertaining to Teaching / Non Academic Staff.
4Internal Audit OfficePreamble
Internal audit is an independent management function to carry out its work freely and objectively, which involves a continuous and critical appraisal of the functioning of an organization with a view to suggest improvements and strengthen the overall functional requirements including internal control system.
Organizational setup
An Internal Audit Officer (IAO) with an additional member (AIAO) peeps through all the proposals/sanction orders for their correctness and suitability in all respects and guide the administration wherever necessary.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesInternal audit of transactions is conducted to ensure that the working of a department of the university in according with approved system.All proposals in respect of PURCHASE, TENDERS, including works contracts, security contracts, etc are scrutinized and checked before taking final decision by the authorities.Critical issue, referred to by various branches of University are analysed by Internal Audit with reference to relevant rules and regulations and suggest suitable remedy.System study is undertaken periodically on selected areas to improve the working of system effectively.Surprise checks are undertaken on cash, stock, store, once in a quarter covering all department as per requirements of CVC.Physical verification of stock and stores is conducted once in a year to verify the quantity accounts and report loss,pilferage, etc to the authorities.Internal Audit is functioning as a financial watchdog to ensure smooth functioning of the entire university.
5Transport Section1. Purchase and Disposal of Vehicles.
2. Operation and Maintenance of University Vehicles.
3. Providing transport for Students, Staff and Faculty for commuting to the campus and also within the campus.
4. Providing Transport for Academicians and  VIP’s who visit the University for various official purposes.
5. School trips for the wards of University Faculty & Staff who reside in the campus.
6. Transport for Kendriya Vidyalaya School.
7. All other related matters.
6University Guest HouseThe Convention–cum–Cultural Complex of the University is situated opposite to the Pondicherry Engineering College. Facilities Available are:

Air–conditioned and fully-equipped Auditorium of 360 seat capacity.Air–conditioned Seminar Hall of 100 seat capacity.20 fully furnished Air-conditioned double bedded rooms.04 fully furnished Air–conditioned suites.Air–conditioned Dining hall of 50 seat capacity.Museum Hall.Accommodation is provided to Academicians and V.I.P.’s who visit the University for various purposes at approved rates. Other available facilities are provided at approved rates.


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 FeeAdditional FeeMode 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”

6. RTI Annual Return Information System (2017-2018)

5. RTI Annual Return Information System (2016-2017)

4. RTI Annual Return Information System (2012-2013)

3. RTI Annual Return Information System (2011-2012)

2. RTI Annual Return Information System (2010-2011)

1. RTI Annual Return Information System (2009-2010)

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:

Finance Officer (i/c) & Transparency Officer, RTI
Pondicherry University,
Puducherry – 605 014.
Phone Off: 0413-2654203 / 2655178
Fax: 0413-2655947
Mobile: 9899265465
Nodal Officer,
CPGRAMS & Online RTI Monitoring Cell,
Pondicherry University,
Puducherry 605 014
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 :

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

Updated notification of CPIO’s & FAA’s as on 12.06.2019 Click Here

Updated notification of CPIO’s & FAA’s as on 07.06.2018 Click Here

Updated notification of CPIO’s & FAA’s as on 27.03.2018 Click Here

Updated notification of CPIO’s & FAA’s as on 30.11.2016 Click Here

Sl.No.CPIO designated under Section 2(c) of the Act & Contact detailsSubjects dealt withAppellate Authority designated under Section 19(1) of the Act & Contact details
1Shri. Marie Stanislas Ashok
Systems Manager & Head
Computer Centre
Mob: 9345421430 
Phone: 0413 – 2654251
Computer Centre,
University web maintenance, Wifi Services and related issues
Dr. B. Chithra
Registrar (i/c)
Phone: 0413 – 2654202
2Shri. L.R. Franklin Thomas
Asst. Registrar ( i/c)
(Legal Cell)
Mob: 9894236783
Phone: 0413 – 2654215
Legal Advice , Court Cases, Executive Council Agendas, Minutes and related items
3Shri G. Venguidesvarane
Asst. Registrar 
Mob:  8754314793
Phone: 0413 – 2654886
Hostel Administration including boys and girls hostels & Planning and Development section
4Shri. M. Velayudham
Assistant Registrar ( i/c)
Transport Section
Mob:  8300183855
Phone: 0413 – 2654254
Transport matters, Vehicle’s log books, Drivers duties and related issues
Assistant Registrar
Purchase & Stores
Email: Mob: 9442263557
Phone: 0413 – 2654217
Purchase & Stores
Assistant Registrar
Phone: 0413-2654412
7Shri V. Mourougavelou
Assistant Engineer
Electrical Wing
Mob: 9443069067
Phone: 0413 – 2654267
Electrical Maintenance
8Er. N.Sankaramourthy
Executive  Engineer
Engineering wing 
Mob: 9442223246
Phone: 0413 – 2654505
All matters relating to maintenance of University Building construction and  maintenance
Section Officer,Affiliation Wing 
Mobile: 9442360118
Phone: 0413-2654258
Affiliation of College Recognition of Centres for PhD.
10Dr. R. Manivannan
Email: Mob: 9789263511
Phone: 0413 – 2655513
All items relating to landscape maintenance in the University
Assistant Registrar
Mobile: 9566968801
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Patents Filing, Innovation Centre & Startup Centre
Deputy Registrar
Recruitment Cell 
Mob: 9443469422 
Phone: 0413 – 2654934
Recruitment Cell
Assistant Registrar 
Public Relations wing
Mob: 9944757565
Phone: 0413 – 2654235
Public Relations, Press releases, Advertisements, Matters pertaining to print & electronic media
Section Officer
Project Cell
Email: Mob: 9994215256
Phone: 0413 – 2654523
Research Projects of various funding agencies, Fellowships for scholars (NET) UGC, DST, DBT, ICSSR, etc.
15Dr.Panch. Ramalingam
Mob: 9443352476
Phone: 0413 – 2654641, 2654639
All matters relating to UGC HRDC, Pondicherry University
16Dr. R. Samyuktha
Mob:  9442100228
Phone: 0413 – 2654205
0413-  2655213
All matters relating to Central, School Libraries of the University -Procurement, renewal of Online data bases related issues
17Dr. S.I. Humayun
Officer In-Charge
Security & Vigilance,
Mob: 9943223450
Ph: 0413-2654253
Security Contracts, Police Complaints, CCTV footage, Security Personnel management related issues
18Shri P. Rajasekaran
Assistant Registrar
Academic- Admission 
 Mob: 9486477632
Phone: 0413 – 2654229
Admission, Grade cards, Recognition of qualification, Transcripts & Migration certificate
Academic Coordinator
Phone: 0413 – 2654208
Board of Studies, Academic Council, Scholarships, Recognition, Equivalence, Grievances of students
20Shri B. Routtramourthy
Assistant Registrar (Teaching)
Establishment- Teaching
Mob:  9629217033
Phone: 0413 – 2654227
Teaching unit subjects related to  Asst. Professors, Associate Professors,  Professors non vacation Academic staff and Guest facultyDr.P.Muralidassan
Deputy Registrar (Admn)
Phone: 0413- 2654935
21Shri N. Giridharan
Assistant Registrar (Admn)
Mob: 9443186465
Phone: 0413 – 2654931
Personal files of Non-teaching staff, Registrar, Vice Chancellor and administrative officers and General Administration
22Shri N. Ravi
Asst. Registrar
Mob: 9443602073
Phone: 0413 – 2654234
Special Reservation Cell
23Shri. M. Velayudham
Assistant Registrar(Finance)
Mob: 8300183855
Phone: 0413 – 2654545
Finance – Non-Plan Expenditure, Earmarked Special Funds, dealing with IT assessment, IT remittance related issuesShri.R.Segar
Deputy Registrar
(Finance & Accounts)
Email: 9442587873
Phone: 0413 – 2654212
0413 – 2655727
24Mrs. R. Malarvizhi
AR (i/c) Section Officer (Accounts) 
Phone: 0413 – 2654214
Finance – Accounts
25Shri. L.R. Franklin Thomas
Assistant Registrar
(Engineering Section)
Mob: 9894236783
Phone: 0413 – 2654546
Engineering SectionProf. D. Lazar
Controller of Examinations (i/c)
Phone: 0413 – 2654204
26Shri.S. Govindasamy 
AR (i/c) Section Officer 
Mob: 9443126745
Medical and Professional courses (excluding Engineering)
27Shri.S. Murugaiyan
Assistant Registrar
Mob: 9443439846 
Phone: 0413 – 2654513
UG & PG- Arts & science, Convocation & Confidential Section
Assistant Registrar (Exam- Finance)
Phone:0413- 2654914
Finance & Stores, Research Section
29Dr.Arvind Gupta
Assistant Director
DDE Exams
Project Leader,
Computer Lab
Phone:0413 – 2654858
Mob : 9489391298
Computer Unit
31Dr.L. Veerappan
Section Officer
Mob: 9442211391
Phone: 0413-2654446
All matters relating to DDE Academic and Administration related mattersDr. Chennupati K. Ramaiah
Director i/c
Email:  director.dde@pondiuni. 
Mob: 9847605773 
Phone: 0413 – 2654565
32Shri.D.J.P. Babu
Assistant Registrar 
Mobile No: +91-9344626830
Phone: 0413 – 2255806
0413 –  2252300
Programmes offered by the Community Colleges, Admission of students,  Maintenance of Accounts, Issue of Fee StructureDr. G. Chandrasekaran
Principal (i/c)
33Smt. C.M. Srikala
Asst.  Registrar
Community College, Mahe Centre
Mob: 9387425398
Phone: 0490-233262
Programmes offered by the Community Colleges, Admission of students,  Maintenance of Accounts, Issue of Fee StructureDr.S.Arulselvan,
Centre Head
Pondicherry University 
Mahe Centre
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Pondicherry - 605 014, India
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