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Education in Pondicherry

Education in Pondicherry has come a long way from its earlier days. The Union Territory which was first under the French is now emerging to be a well advanced state. the literacy rate Pondicherry has surged to 81.49 with a total literacy of 7 lakhs against a population of 8,60,000. The Union Territory of Pondicherry is focusing on its infrastructure and development as it is now evolving into a large educational center. Many well-know institutions have been established like the JIPMER and other professional colleges.

Distance Education in Pondicherry

Distance education in Pondicherry caters to students who cannot have direct recourse to full time courses. The institutes of distance education are a boon to drop out students who later wish to continue where they had left. Courses in Distance Education are offered by universities in Pondicherry like the Directorate of Distance Education Pondicherry University. This is a central university that offers professional courses in MBA Finance, MBA Marketing, MBA HRM and also MBA International Business.

Eligibility for these courses is 10+2+3 for post graduate or PG diploma courses and 10+2 in the case of Graduate Courses. A special feature of the distance education course is that These courses can be availed of by students from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and yet have opportunities for the personal contact program which is compulsory. The medium of instruction is English for all courses, excepting Tamil and Hindi. Other courses offered by the Department of Distance Education DDE are MBA General, M.Com Finance, M.A. Tamil, M.A. Sociology, M.A. English and M.A. Hindi. LAST DATE : for submission of forms in October end. The syllabus and fee details can be downloaded from the website of the university.

Pondicherry Education Department

The Pondicherry Education Department regulates and administers the policies of education in the state. Under its jurisdiction the state governs the schools in Pondicherry which comprise of Primary, Middle, High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools. Apart from these it also provides facilities to students who wish to pursue vocational education in the states educational institutions. Besides the regular colleges the Department also oversees the Law, Engineering and Polytechnic colleges.

Pondicherry Administration Education

The two universities under the Pondicherry Administration are JIPMER and Pondicherry University. Admission to Professional Colleges are subject to results obtained from the common entrance test viz CENTAC (Centralized Admission Committee) Information about exams and results are published in the newspapers. You can also download information regarding the same by online contact. The Pondicherry Administration is all set to make a difference to the quality of education in the state. Special emphasis is being given to the backward sections and minorities. It is hoped that the efforts made will bring positive results in making the state a 100% literate Union Territory of the country.
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