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Pondicherry University Distance Education

Pondicherry University, Chinna Kalapet, Kalapet, Puducherry 605014

Approved By: UGC       Type: Public

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About Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University is a Central University recognized in 1985 under the Pondicherry University Act, 1985. It is credited “A Grade” by NAAC and also affiliated by UGC. The University has affiliated over 90 colleges extended over the Union territories of Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Pondicherry University is the finest growing university in India due to its huge growth in all aspects. The Pondicherry University provide the free education and hostel to all physically challenged students. The University has a disabled-friendly infrastructure and a unique library for students who are visually challenged. University offers various distance courses for students and working professionals. In the academic year 1995-96, the Pondicherry University opened its distance Education program. The main motive was to give an opportunity to students who are not able to enroll for normal on-campus education, due to lack of time or financial status. Directorate of Distance Education of Pondicherry University is accepted by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB). As per the university’s record, more than 2, 50,000 students have joined in distance Education program over the years.

Pondicherry University Distance Course Offered

The Directorate of Distance Education provides number of Distance MBA Education courses:

MBA Programs (2 years- Four Semester)

MBA – Human Resources Management  2 Year
MBA – Finance2 Year
MBA – Marketing2 Year
MBA – International Business2 Year
MBA – General2 Year
MBA – Operations & Supply Chain Management2 Year
MBA – Tourism2 Year
MBA – Hospital Management2 Year

Pondicherry University also offers various other distance programmes listed as followings:

Undergraduate Courses (3 years-Non Semester):-

Bachelor of Business Administration  3 Years
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science3 Years
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology3 Years
Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication3 Years
Bachelor of Arts in Economics3 Years
Bachelor of Arts in History3 Years
Bachelor of Arts in English3 Years

Postgraduate Courses (2 years-Non Semester):-

Master of Arts in English2 Years
Master of Arts in Sociology2 Years
Master of Arts in Hindi2 Years
Master of Commerce2 Years

Pondicherry University Distance MBA Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who is applying for the distance MBA program provided by Pondicherry University must  have passed and hold degree under 10+2+3. For UG students must passed 10+2 from any of the recognized board.

Pondicherry University Distance Learning Admission Procedure

The University permits admission to its Distance Education programs via Online and Offline mode. The Students willing to apply to any of the above-mentioned Distance Courses can apply Online on the official Pondicherry University website.

The University conducts admission twice a year i.e. Calendar year: January- February, Academic year: July- August.

Candidates can also receive the application form and Information Catalogue from the DDE Office, Pondicherry University without any fees.

Documents required for admission:

  1. Original and attested copies of
  • 10th Mark Sheet & certificate
  • 12th Mark Sheet
  • Degree/ Provisional Certificate/Consolidated Mark Sheet of Degree.

Note: Original Certificate will be returned immediately through speed post by the DDE after verification. If Original documents are not received within a month from the date of admission student may write their problem to the DDE. Transfer/ Migration Certificates are not to be submitted.

  • Demand Draft: For candidates applying for the Distance Education program has to submit the application form to DDE Office, Pondicherry along with above-listed Documents and Demand Draft of the amount specified in Fee structure.
  • The Demand draft has to be drawn in favour of “The Finance Officer, Pondicherry University, Puducherry”, payable at Puducherry.


The DDE copy of Challan paid in the DDE A/C No.413264239 at Indian Bank.


Online Payment gateway challan of DDE from DDE link provided in Pondicherry University website.


  • Applicants are required to mention their Name, Course applied, and Phone Number on the back side of the Demand Draft.
  • Paid fees will not be refunded in any conditions.
  • Application form submitted must be tied by a Photo copy of Photo-ID proof which is issued by any Central or State Government organizations.
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Pondicherry University Distance Courses Fees

Pondicherry University Distance MBA Fee Structure:-

Registration & Processing Fee200
Matriculation Fee25
University Development Fund1,000
Recognition Fee *200
Study Material & Handling Charges3,500

Tuition Fee

Pondicherry University Distance PG Courses Fee Structure:-

Registration & Processing Fee200
Matriculation Fee25
University Development Fund1,000
Recognition Fee *200
Study Material & Handling Charges2,000

Tuition Fee

Pondicherry University Distance MBA Review and Ranking

Pondicherry University is a Non- profit Educational Institute that is running continuously to provide education and equal chances to every individual of the society. The University has constantly worked hard to attain its motto of “From Darkness, towards the Light”. Initiatives taken by the University for the Wellbeing of society is one of its kinds. It is obvious by its schemes of fees concession for financially weak and poor section of the society. In 2018, Pondicherry University was ranked among 86 in overall India and among top 59 universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

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