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PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY

(A Central University
established by an Act of Parliament
No. 53 of 1985)

INFORMATION BROCHURE
2007-08

R. VENKATARAMAN NAGAR
KALAPET
PUDUCHERRY - 605 014

It is the students' responsibility to read and familiarise with the policies and
regulations as laid down in this brochure. In case of any dispute, ignorance
of regulations cannot be used as an excuse.

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VISITOR
Dr. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM
His Excellency, the President of India

CHANCELLOR
Shri BHAIRON SINGH SHEKHAWAT
Hon'ble Vice-President of India

CHIEF RECTOR
Shri MUKUTH MITHI
His Excellency, the Lt. Governor of Puducherry

VICE-CHANCELLOR (i/c)
Prof. S. KUPPUSWAMI

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DIRECTOR OF STUDIES, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION AND RURAL
RECONSTRUCTION
Prof. S. KUPPUSWAMI

REGISTRAR
Shri S. LOGANATHAN

FINANCE OFFICER
Smt M.V. RAJESWARI, IA & AS

CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS
Dr. T. JOHN SAHAYAM CHELLIAH

LIBRARIAN
Shri P. RAMANATHAN

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DEANS OF SCHOOLS

School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences


Dr. S. BALAKRISHNAN

School of Humanities
Dr. V.C. THOMAS

School of Life Sciences


Dr. S. JAYACHANDRAN

School of Social Sciences & International Studies


Dr. T. SUBRAMANYAM NAIDU

School of Management
Dr. R. PANNEERSELVAM

Ramanujan School of Mathematics & Computer Science


Dr. H.P. PATIL

Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil Language & Literature


Dr. A. ARIVUNAMBI

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Heads of Departments/Co-ordinators of Centres

School of Management School of Humanities

Department of Management Dr. Basheer Ahmed Khan Department of English Dr. N. Natarajan
Studies
Department of French Dr. S. Pannirselvame
Department of Commerce Dr. P. Palanichamy
Department of Hindi Dr. V. Vizialakshmi
Department of Economics Dr. V. Nirmala
Department of Sanskrit Dr. C. Behera

Department of Tourism Studies Dr. G. Anjaneya Swamy Department of Philosophy Dr. K. Srinivas

Department of Banking Dr. K. Chandra Sekhara Rao Escande Chair in Asian Dr. P.A. Sampth Kumar
Technology Christian Studies

Department of International Dr. K. Mohan Department of Physical Dr. P.K. Subramanian


Business Education and Sports
Department of Performing Dr. R. Raju
Ramanujan School of Mathematics & Computer Science Arts

Department of Computer Dr. P. Dhavachelvan School of Social Sciences and International Studies
Science
Department of Anthropology, Dr. A. Chellaperumal
Department of Mathematics Dr. A.M.S. Ramasamy
Department of Sociology Dr. G. Ramathirtham
Department of Statistics Dr. P. Dhanavanthan
Department of History Dr. K.Rajan
Department of Politics & Dr. S. Sambandhan
School of Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences International Studies

Department of Physics Dr. K. Porsezian Centre for Women’s Studies Dr. Usha V.T.

Department of Chemistry Dr. P. Sambasiva Rao


Other Officers
Department of Earth Sciences Dr. M.S. Pandian
Dean , College Dr. R. Venguattaramane
Development Council
School of Life Sciences
Director , Dr. S. Baskaran
Department of Biochemistry Dr. K. Jeevarathinam Directorate of Distance
& Molecular Biology Education
Department of Biotechnology Dr. S. Sakthivel Director , Academic Dr. Mamta Das
Staff College
Department of Ecology & Dr. Anisa B. Khan
Environmental Sciences Principal, Dr. K.S. Kumari
Department of Ocean Studies Dr. P. M. Mohan Community College
& Marine Biology
Centre for Bioinformatics Dr. P. P. Mathur

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Administration
Office of the Vice-Chancellor Computer Centre
Assistant Registrar
Vice-Chancellor's Secretariat R. Segar Systems Manager Marie Stanislas Ashok
Office of the Registrar System Analyst K. Palanivel
Deputy Registrar Dr. J. Sampath Center for Adult and Continuing Education
(Academic II)
Project Officer K.Devan
Deputy Registrar P. Subramanian
(Administration) Engineering Wing
Deputy Registrar (SC/ ST) K. Chandramorthy Executive Engineer R. Gopalakrishnan
Deputy Registrar M .Velayutham Assistant Engineers R. Dwaraganathan
(Academic I) N. Sankaramurthy
Deputy Registrar Dr. M. Rajendiran Horticulture
(Planning & Development) Horticulturist Dr.R. Manivannan
Public Relations Officer N. Arunagiri
Law Officer A. Balasubramanian Health Centre
Assistant Registrar M. Jagannathan Medical Officer – I Dr. Sheela Das
(Planning and Development)
Assistant Registrar S. Punitha Medical Officer – II Dr. S. Makalakshmi
(Administration)
Central Instrumentation Facility
Assistant Registrar N. Giridharan
(Establishment) Co-ordinator Dr. T.K. Nambinarayan
Assistant Registrar M. Velayutham
Technical Officer Gr. – II P. Kasirajan
(Purchase & Stores)
Assistant Registrar B.N.K. Radipe Technical Officer Gr. – I P. Thillaimani
(Academic I)
Assistant Registrar L.R. Franklin Thomas Technical Officer Gr. – I S. Ramasamy
(Academic II)
Distance Education
Office of the Controller of Examinations
Deputy Director Dr. S. Ganesan
Deputy Registrar G. Nallathambi
(Examinations) Assistant Registrar P. Muralidassan
Deputy Registrar Dr. S.Manivannan
(DDE-Examinations) Centre for Bioinformatics
Deputy Registrar B. Chitra Information Officer M. Sundara Mohan
(Examinations)
Assistant Registrar P. Vaithanathan Hostels
(Examinations)
Chief Warden Dr. V.C. Thomas
Public Grievances Officer K. Devan
Office of the Finance Officer Assistant Registrar B. Routramourthy
Deputy Registrar (F & A) K. Chandramorthy
Wardens : Men's Hostels
Assistant Registrar P. Gunasekaran
(Finance) Bharatidasan Dr. Babu P. George
Assistant Registrar G. Venguidesvarane Ganga Dr. K.L. Pruseth
(Accounts)
Ilango Adigal
Officer on Special Duty
Officer on Special Duty A. Nandagopal Kalidas Dr. P.K. Subramanian
(Vigilance and Security) Kamban Dr. Pramod Singh
Central Library Subramaniaya Bharathiar Dr. N. Dastagiri Reddy
Deputy Librarian V. Meibalan
Tagore Dr. Bala. Manimaran
Assistant Librarian V.R. Rajan
Assistant Librarian U. Nagalingam Wardens : Women's Hostels
Assistant Librarian K. Nallaperumal Pillai
Assistant Librarian S. Durai Kaveri Dr. D. Sultana
Assistant Librarian R. Hema Saraswathy Dr. D. Sultana
Assistant Librarian Dr. M. Baskar Yamuna Dr. Nalani J. Thambi
Computer/ Information Z. Olirvel
Scientist

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CONTENTS Page No.

1. The University .... 1


2. Admission Criteria and Eligibility ... 3
3. How to Apply .... 18
4. Selection .... 19
5. Fees .... 20
6. System of Instruction .... 26
7. Financial Assistance to Students .... 27
8. Conduct & Discipline .... 29
9. Common Facilities .... 30
10. Schools: .... 36
Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil Language
& Literature 36
School of Management 37
Department of Management Studies 37
Department of Commerce 39
Department of Economics 40
Department of Tourism Studies 41
Department of Banking Technology 42
Department of International Business 43
Ramanujan School of Mathematics & Computer Science 45
Department of Mathematics 45
Department of Statistics 46
Department of Computer Science 47
School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences 49
Department of Physics 50
Department of Chemistry 51
Department of Earth Sciences 53
School of Life Sciences 55
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 56
Department of Biotechnology 57
Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences 58
Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology 60
Centre for Bioinformatics 61
School of Humanities 63
Department of English 64
Department of French 66
Department of Hindi 67
Department of Sanskrit 67
Department of Philosophy 68
Escande Chair in Asian Christian Studies 69
Department of Physical Education and Sports 69
Department of Performing Arts 70
School of Social Sciences & International Studies 70
Department of Anthropology 71
Department of Sociology 72
Department of History 73
Department of Politics & International Studies 74
Centre for Women’s Studies 75
11. Other Establishments 75
Academic Staff College 75
Community College 76
Directorate of Distance Education 76
12. Affiliated Institutions Ph.D. Supervisors 77

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1. UNIVERSITY Yanam and the Union Territory of Andaman
& Nicobar Islands. The Union Territory of
Introduction Lakshadweep is also expected to have a
college affiliated to Pondicherry University
1.1. Puducherry is a Union Territory with
in the near future. The Pondicherry
one of the highest levels of quality of life in
University Act, 1985 which has several
the country with excellent physical
unique features, established the University.
infrastructure and almost a hundred per cent
Some of them are:
literacy level. It is also the place where Sri
Aurobindo and the Mother chose to stay and i. to disseminate and advance knowledge
their writings remain a tremendous source by providing instructional and
of spiritual awakening that emphasizes the research facilities,
progress of humanity and its spiritual
brotherhood. A unique experimental city, ii. to make special provisions for studies
Auroville, the brainchild of the Mother, in French and for integrated courses
whose inhabitants are drawn from all parts in humanities and sciences in the
of the world, is situated on the outskirts of educational programmes, and
the city. Puducherry, which still carries
several marks of French culture and iii. to take appropriate measures for
heritage, was also the place where the promoting inter-disciplinary studies
national poet Shri Subramania Bharathiar and research.
wrote several of his masterpieces that fanned 1.3. The vast jurisdiction over three Union
the flames of freedom and also enriched Territories gives the University a national
modern Tamil literature. Bharathidasan, a character. The residents speak such diverse
staunch disciple of Subramania Bharathiar, languages as Tamil, Hindi, Bengali,
whose poems stressed social revolution and Malayalam, Telugu, English and French.
emancipation of women, was also an
eminent son of Puducherry. Therefore, it
Locale
is, indeed, in the fitness of things that this
1.4. Puducherry, which is situated on the
city with such an illustrious history should
Coromandal coast, 160 k.m. south of
also have the distinction of housing a Central
Chennai, attracted the French to settle here
University that would meet the needs of the
two centuries ago, is now a growing city and
people of the Southern states of India in
the capital of the Union Territory bearing the
general and those of Puducherry in
same name. With a population of nearly 10
particular, for higher education.
lakhs spread over a limited land area (13"
Establishment and Role 4’4" N; 80° 14’5"E), it is a cosmopolitan city
with people not only from Indian sub-
1.2. Pondicherry University is outstanding continent but also from all the continents of
among the central universities in India. the world. The Romain Rolland Library, more
Teaching and research are its primary than a century and half old with several rare
functions as in other Central Universities. French and Tamil manuscripts, is a veritable
In addition, it has also affiliated colleges repository of treasures. The Puducherry
located in Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, museum houses rare kinds of pottery from

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the Arikkamedu site which was a bustling 1.7 The teaching faculty consists of more
port city in the first century A.D. where than 180 active and erudite members in
Roman ships called in for trade and different Schools, Departments and Centres.
friendship. The intellectual activities are Currently, there are around 1,600 students
fostered in many of its institutions such as pursuing their post-graduate and doctoral
the Sri Aurobindo Ashram where the programmes on the campus. These apart,
teachings of Sri Aurobindo resonate, the several thousand students on the rolls of the
French Institute which caters to research University through the Community College,
needs in Science, Indology and Culture, and the Directorate of Distance Education and
JIPMER which undertakes frontier research 68 affiliated colleges, contribute to the
in medicine. Pondicherry University is richness of the University’s learning
located 11 k.m. from this beautiful and active experience.
city. Frequent buses on the East Coast Road
connect the city and campus to Chennai. 1.8 The University is academically
Puducherry is also accessible by rail from organized at several levels for efficient
Chennai. There is an airport and a minor functioning. The teaching and research is
port, which, however, handles freight. carried out in the Schools which facilitate
and promotes inter-disciplinary work. Each
Campus School consists of several departments where
teaching programmes in specific subject
1.5. The main campus of the University has area are conducted.
an area of 780 acres spread on either side of
the East Coast Road with the large chunk on 1.9 The primary objective of all the academic
the landward side of the road. The land is effort is to build a strong foundation with all
an invaluable gift from the people and the necessary infrastructures for expanding the
Government of Puducherry for the horizons of knowledge and disseminate it
establishment of the University. The land efficiently. Extension activities are also an
gently rolls down to the beaches and is integral part of the University’s activities.
interspersed with lovely woods. Cut by a
picturesque and deep ravine, this idyllic 1.10 The University’s commitment to
campus is on the fast track to developing into innovation in the field of education is
an ideal breeding ground for innovation and reflected in several spheres. It was the first
creativity. University in India to provide the students
with choice of the elective courses they
Status want to study in addition to the major
subject area under the so called Choice
1.6 The University is fully supported by the Based Credit System (CBCS). The students
University Grants Commission. The can now choose courses from other
University is a member of the Association Departments and Schools to augment their
of Indian Universities and the Association knowledge base, so that they can face the
of Commonwealth Universities. world on their graduation with confidence.

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1.11 The corporate life of the University is
further enriched by the inputs from visiting 2. ADMISSION CRITERIA
teachers. The University, committed as it AND ELIGIBILITY
is to the furtherance of the students’
knowledge, organizes several Endowment
lectures and Foundation lectures by eminent
DETAILS OF CATEGORIES OF CANDIDATES
personalities. These lectures provide the
ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
students and teachers alike with an updated
and deep insight into many areas of study Ph.D. Full-time
and go a long way in motivating them to excel
2.1 For all Ph.D. (Full-time) programmes, the
in their chosen field.
following categories of candidates are eligible
to apply:
1.12 The University’s effort in teaching and
research is furthered by several a) Candidates should have qualified for their
governmental and non-governmental P.G. degree in the subject concerned with
organizations, which provide funds for a minimum of 55% of marks or
research and extension activities. equivalent from a recognised University
under 10+2+3+2 system of study or an
1.13 The University has Memorandums of equivalent system recognised by this
Understanding with the following University.
Universities/ Institutions : Or

University of Paris 13, Villetaneuse b) Teacher candidates working in the


Cedex, institutions admitted to the privileges of
this University and other Universities
Confidentiality Agreement between provided they are qualified and granted
Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. Mumbai leave for the required period by the
and Pondicherry University,
competent authority.
Or
Agreement of Cooperation between
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. c) Candidates with GATE or other similar
Mumbai and Pondicherry University,
qualifications employed in research
projects in the University departments
M.O.U. with Instiute Francaise,
or recognized research institutions
Puducherry and Pondicherry
University, provided they possess the required
educational qualifications.
International Crops Research Or
Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics
Patancheu, Andhra Pradesh, India, d) Candidates who have cleared the JRF/
Lectureship examinations of UGC/ CSIR/
Institute of Cultural Anthropology NET/ GATE/ SLET or such other
and African Studies of University of examination recognized by the University
Munich, Germany, and with the prescribed educational
qualification(s) are exempted from the
Kathmandu University, Nepal. entrance exam.

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Ph.D. Part-time (Internal) Note : Candidates under the regulations of part-
2.2 (a) Teacher candidates working in time (Internal) are prohibited from taking any
remunerative assignments, nor can they join any
Colleges/ University departments and other course of study without the prior approval
such other institutions recognized by of the Guide / Supervisor.
Pondicherry University and who have
Ph.D. Part-time (External)
qualified for the Master’s degree in their
respective disciplines or a degree 2.3 (a) Permanent employees of Academic
accepted as equivalent there to by Staff Colleges/ universities / other
Pondicherry University and obtained 55% educational institutions of higher
marks (or equivalent grade) in their Post learning / R&D Lab. with at least 5 years
Graduate Degree and who have three of experience and with post-graduate
years of continuous teaching experience qualification in the subject concerned
at degree and / or post-graduate level in and obtained 55% marks (or equivalent
the subject concerned. grade) are eligible for registering for
(b) Teacher candidates working in recognized Ph.D. Part-time (external).
schools and teaching at the High School (b) Employees with a minimum of ten
level, situated within the jurisdiction of years of experience in Government, local
Pondicherry University with a Master’s bodies, recognized institutes, Public
degree in their respective disciplines or Sector Undertakings, Non-Governmental
a degree accepted as equivalent thereto Organizations, who are academically
by the University and obtained 55% qualified with 55% marks (or
marks (or equivalent grade) in their post- equivalent grade) in their post-graduate
graduate degree and who have put in 5 degree are eligible for registering for
years of continuous teaching in the Ph.D. provided the candidate has
subject concerned. experience in the relevant field of
(c) Non-teaching staff employed in a time research for at least three continuous
scale of pay in this University and other years out of ten years of service and
affiliated research institutions provided published at least two papers in standard
that (i) the candidates possess required journals in the subject concerned.
post-graduate degree as prescribed by the
Department concerned and obtained 55% 2.4 All the part-time internal as well as
marks (or and equivalent grade), (ii) the external candidates applying for admission
candidate has at least 10 years of work to the Ph.D. programme should submit an
experience of which at least two years outline proposal of the research to be
should be relevant to the field of research, conducted, giving sufficient background
proof of which to be evidenced through material and the proposed line of research,
two research papers published in and obtain the consent of a guide duly
standard journals or (iii) the candidate recognized by the University within the
has at least 5 years of work experience University area. In case of candidates,
with M.Phil. in the subject concerned working outside the University area, a local
and published two research papers in guide duly appointed by the University may
standard journals in the subject be permitted in addition to the University
concerned. guide.

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Qualification for admission and schedule of the entrance examinations
Ph.D. Programmes offered in the University

Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Humanities and Social Sciences Disciplines

Anthropology 5 Master’s degree in Anthropology/ Ecology/ 02.06.2007


Forensic Medicine/ Home Science/ Population 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Studies/ Sociology / Women’s Studies /
Humanities and Social Sciences or any other
related discipline with a minimum of 55 %
marks.
Asian Christian 5 M.Phil degree in Christian studies from any
Studies University or its equivalent with a minimum of 02.06.2007
55% marks. Candidates with Master’s degree 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
have to follow one year pre-Ph.D course work.
Commerce 4 Master’s degree in Commerce with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Drama & Theatre Arts 4 Master’s degree in Drama & Theatre Arts or 02.06.2007
in Performing Arts or related subjects with a 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
minimum of 55% of marks.
Economics 4 Master’s degree in Economics with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
English 4 Master’s degree in English with a minimum of 02.06.2007
55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
French 4 Master’s degree in French with a minimum of 02.06.2007
55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Hindi 2 Master’s degree in Hindi with a minimum of 02.06.2007
55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
History 4 Master’s degree in History with a minimum of 02.06.2007
55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Politics & 6 Master’s degree in any discipline with a 02.06.2007
International Studies minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Management 8 Master’s degree in Management, Commerce,
Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management,
Production Engineering, Foreign Trade,
Operations Research, Statistics, Public 02.06.2007
Administration, Sociology, Social Work, 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Economics, Psychology, Tourism, Hospitality,
Hospital Management,Business Administration,
Mass Communication and other relevant
disciplines with a minimum of 55% marks.
Candidates with affiliation to Examination
Oriented Professional bodies such as ICAI,ICSI
and ICWAI and any other relevant disciplines
may also be considered.
Philosophy 6 Master’s degree in Philosophy with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

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Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination

Physical Education 4 Master’s degree in Physical Education with 02.06.2007


& Sports a minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Sanskrit 10 Master’s or Acharya degree in Sanskrit with a 02.06.2007


minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Sociology 2 Master’s degree in Sociology with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Tamil 6 Master’s degree in Tamil with a minimum of 02.06.2007
55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Women’s Studies 2 Master’s degree in any discipline with a 02.06.2007
minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Tourism 5 Any Masters level degree holder with 55% marks
from the discipline of Tourism Management 02.06.2007
Economics/Commerce/Geography/Hotel 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Management/History/Archeology/Public Adminis-
tration/Anthropology holding the P.G.degrees
like MBA(Tourism), MTA, MTM,MBA, MA(History),
MA(Archeology), MA(Public Administration),
MA(Tourism Administration) & MA(Anthropology).
Science Disciplines
Biotechnology* 6 Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Biochemistry/
Botany/ Microbiology/ Veterinary Science/
Zoology or in any other related areas with a
minimum of 55 % marks.
Chemistry 12 Master’s degree in Applied or Industrial
Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics/ 03.06.2007
Chemistry/Chemical Sciences/Material Science/ 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ any other related
areas with a minimum of 55 % marks.
Earth Sciences 8 Master’s degree in Geology / Applied Geology 03.06.2007
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics/Marine Geology/ 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Marine Geophysics or any other related areas
with a minimum of 55 % marks.
Ecology & 8 Master’s degree in Ecology & Environmental 03.06.2007
Environmental Sciences or any related branch of Science or 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Sciences Technology with a minimum of 55 % marks.
Environmental 2 Master’s degree in Science/Technology with a 03.06.2007
Technology minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Biochemistry & 4 Master’s degree in Botany/ Biochemistry/
Molecular Biology* Endocrinology/Genetics/Life Science/Physiology/
Zoology or in any other related areas with
a minimum of 55 % marks.
Bioinformatics* 2 Master’s degree in Bioinformatics /Biotechnology
/ Life Science / Bio-Chemistry /Molecular
Biology/Genetics or in any other related areas
with a minimum of 55 % marks.qualifying

* Candidate selected for the project by JRF-CSIR alone are eligible

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Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Computer Science 4 M.Tech. in Computer Science/Computer
& Engg. Science and Engineering / M.Tech. in
Electronics and / or Communication 03.06.2007
Engineering / M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
with a minimum of 55 % marks Or
MCA/MS/M.Sc. in Computer Science/
Information Technology/Software Engineering
or equivalent with a minimum of 55 % marks
and have passed JRF/NET/GATE examination
or have put in a minimum of 5 years of relevant
teaching/industry experience(Those who have
passed JRF/NET/GATE are exempted from
the entrance examination.
Mathematics 8 Master’s degree in Mathematics with a 03.06.2007
minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Physics 10 Master’s degree in Physics with a minimum 03.06.2007
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Marine Biology 4 Master’s degree in Marine Biology, Zoology,


(Port Blair, Andaman) Botany, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physical
Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, 03.06.2007
Geological Oceanography, Fisheries Sciences or 10.00 to 12.00
Life Science with at least 55% of marks. Noon

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Ph.D. Programmes offered in the Affiliated Colleges/Institutions of Pondicherry
University
[Full-time and Part-time (Internal) only])
Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC), Puducherry
Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered * examination
Zoology 12 Master’s degree in the subject concerned
or a Master’s degree accepted as equivalent by
the University with a minimum of 55 % marks.
Microbiology 2 Master’s degree in the subject concerned or a
Master’s degree accepted as equivalent by the
University with a minimum of 55 % marks. *
Chemistry 2 Master’s degree in Applied or Industrial
Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics/
Chemistry/Chemical Sciences/Material Science/
Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ any other related
areas with a minimum of 55 % marks.

Epidemology 2 Master’s degree in the subject concerned or


Masters’s degree accepted as equivalent by the
Unviersity with a minmum of 55% of marks.

* Candidate with DST/CIR/ICMR etc., fellowships are only eligible to apply. These candidates are exempted
from the entrance Examination. The eligible candidate will be intimated sepertely regarding interviews.

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Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER),
Puducherry

Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Anatomy 2 M.D. or M.S (Anatomy)/M.Sc.(Medical Anatomy) 03.06.07
with 55% marks or equivalent. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon
Physiology 2 M.D.(Physiology)/M.Sc.(Medical Physiology) 03.06.07
with 55% marks or equivalent. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon
Pathology 2 M.D. (Pathology) with 55% marks or equivalent. 03.06.07
10.00 to 12.00
Noon
Microbiology 2 M.D.(Microbiology)/M.Sc.(Medical Microbiology)/ 03.06.07
M.Sc.(Microbiology) with 55% marks or 10.00 to 12.00
equivalent. Noon
Pharmacology 2 M.D/M.Sc(Medical Pharmacology) / M. Pharm 03.06.07
(Pharmacology)/M.Phil. in any of the above 10.00 to 12.00
with 55% marks or equivalent. Noon

Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Microbiology 2 Master’s degree in the subject concerned or a 03.06.07
Master’s degree accepted as equivalent by the 10.00 to 12.00
University with a minimum of 55 % marks Noon.

Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post-graduate Studies, Puducherry

Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Botany 2 Master’s degree in the subject concerned
or a Master’s degree accepted as equivalent 03.06.07
by the University with a minimum of 55 % 10.00 to 12.00
marks. Noon
Zoology 3 Master’s degree in the subject concerned 03.06.07
or a degree accepted as equivalent by the 10.00 to 12.00
University with a minimum of 55 % marks. Noon
Physics 2 Master’s degree in Physics with a minimum 03.06.072
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Chemistry 3 Master’s degree in Applied or Industrial
Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics/
Chemistry/ Chemical Sciences/Material 03.06.07
Science/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ any 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
other related areas with a minimum of
55 % marks.
Tamil 3 Master’s degree in Tamil with a minimum 02.06.07
of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

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Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry

Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Electronics & 5 Master’s degree in the subject concerned or a 03.06.07
Communication Engg. degree accepted as equivalent by the University 10.00 to 12.00
Noon
Computer Science 1 M.Tech. in Computer Science/Computer
& Engineering Science and Engineering/ M.Tech. in
Electronics and / or Communication
Engineering./ M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering
with a minimum of 55 % marks. Or 03.06.07
MCA/MS/M.Sc. in Computer Science/ 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Information Technology/Software Engineering
or equivalent with a minimum of 55 % marks
and have passed JRF/NET/GATE examination
or have put in a minimum of 5 years of relevant
teaching/industry experience.(Those who have
passed JRF/NET/GATE are exempted from the
entrance examination.
Mechanical Engg. 2 Master’s degree in the subject concerned or a 03.06.07
Master’s degree accepted as equivalent by the 10.00 to 12.00
University with a minimum of 55 % marks. Noon
Civil Engineering 5 Master’s degree in the subject concerned or a 03.06.07
Master’s degree accepted as equivalent by the 10.00 to 12.00
University with a minimum of 55 % marks. Noon
Mathematics 4 Master’s degree in Mathematics with a 03.06.07
(Part-Time Internal only) minimum of 55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Physics 3 Master’s degree in Physics with a minimum of 03.06.07
55 % marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Chemistry 3 Master’s degree in Applied or Industrial
Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics/ 03.06.07
Chemistry/ Chemical Sciences/Material 2.00 to 4.00 p.m
Science/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ any other
related areas with a minimum of 55 % marks.
Electrical and Master’s degree in the subject concerned or a 03.06.07
Electronics Engg. 3 Master’s degree accepted as equivalent by the 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
University with a minimum of 55 % marks.

Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Puducherry

Subjects in which Ph.D. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Law 10 Master’s degree in Law with a minimum
of 55 % marks. 03.06.07
2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

The name of faculty members recognized to guide Ph.D. research in the affiliated institutions are given
eleswhere.
Note: (1) Candidates, while applying for the Ph.D. programmes offered in the affiliated institutions,
should mention the name of the institution in the appropriate column of the application without fail.
(2) In respect of Ph.D. subjects (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, etc.) which are offered both in the University
Departments and in the affiliated institution(s), the candidates should appear for a common entrance
examination.

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M.Phil. Full–time
2.4. Candidates qualified for the master’s degree in the respective subject or in the subjects
prescribed, under 10+2+3+2 system of study or equivalent, are eligible to apply. Aptitude for
research is essential.
Qualification for admission and schedule of the entrance examinations
M.Phil. Programmes in Humanities, Social Sciences &
Science disciplines*
* If the number of applications received is less than the required minimum number, there will be no
entrance test; admission will be granted based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination.
M.Phil. Full-time only

Subjects in which M.Phil. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Humanities and Social Sciences Disciplines

Anthropology 10 Master’s degree in Anthropology with aminimum 02.06.2007


of 50 % of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Asian Christian 6 Master’s degree in any discipline from any 02.06.2007
Studies University in India or abroad or any Pontifical 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Institution in India or abroad with a minimum
of 50% marks.
Commerce 20 Master’s degree in Commerce with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 50 % of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Drama & Theatre Arts 10 Master’s degree in Drama & Theatre Arts or 02.06.2007
in Performing Arts or related subjects with a 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
minimum of 50% of marks.
Economics 15 Master’s degree in Economics with a minimum . 02.06.2007
of 50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
English 15 Master’s degree in English with a minimum of 02.06.2007
50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
French 15 Master’s degree in French with a minimum of 02.06.2007
50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Hindi 6 Master’s degree in Hindi with a minimum of 02.06.2007
50% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Politics & 15 Master’s degree in any discipline with a 02.06.2007
International Studies minimum of 50% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Philosophy 15 Master’s degree in Philosophy with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 50% of marks 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Physical Education 15 Master’s degree in Physical Education with a 02.06.2007
minimum of 50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Sanskrit 6 Master’s degree in Sanskrit with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Sociology 10 Master’s degree in Sociology with a minimum 02.06.2007
of 50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
History 10 Master’s degree in History with a minimum of 02.06.2007
50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Tamil 20 Master’s degree in Tamil with a minimum of 02.06.2007
50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Tamil (Modern 6 Master’s degree in Tamil with a minimum of 02.06.2007
Literature) 50% marks. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon

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Subjects in which M.Phil. is Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date & time of entrance
offered examination
Women’s Studies 10 Master’s degree in any discipline with a 02.06.2007
minimum of 50% marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Science disciplines
Applied Geology 10 Master’s degree in Geology/Applied Geology/ 03.06.2007
Marine Geology with a minimum of 55% of 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
marks.
Chemistry 20 Master’s degree in Chemistry/Chemical 03.06.2007
Sciences and any other related areas with a 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
minimum of 55% of marks.
Environmental 6 Master’s degree in Science / Technology with 03.06.2007
Technology a minimum of 55% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Mathematics 7 Master’s degree in Mathematics with a 03.06.2007


minimum of 55% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Physics 15 Master’s degree in Physics with a minimum 03.06.2007
of 55% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

2.5 Unless otherwise specifically stated, candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% of
marks in part III (core and allied) of their U.G degree examination for admission to courses
under Humanities and Social Science subjects and a minimum 55% of marks in part III (core
and allied) of their U.G degree for admission to courses under science disciplines. For the Five
Year Integrated Programmes, the candidates should have passed the +2 examination with at
least 50% marks and should have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as subjects.

Qualification for admission and schedule of the entrance examinations

Post-graduate courses in Humanities, Social Sciences and


Science disciplines

Title of the P.G. Course Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date and time of
entrance examinations
Humanities and Social Sciences Disciplines*
M.A. Anthropology 20 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 02.06.2007
a minimum of 50% marks. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon
M.A. Applied Economics 40 Bachelor’s degree in Economics (with
Quantitative Techniques / Statistics) or 02.06.2007
Bachelors degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ 10.00 to 12.00
Operations Research with a minimum of Noon
50% marks.
M.Com. Business 40 Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/ Foreign
Finance Trade/ Corporate Secretaryship/ B.B.A./ 02.06.2007
B.C.M./ B.A Co-op./ B.Com. (Edn.)/ B.Com. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
(Vocational) with a minimum of 50% marks.
M.A . Drama & 20 Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% 03.06.2007
Theatre Arts marks. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon

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Title of the P.G. Course Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date and time of
entrance examinations
M.A. English and 40 Bachelor’s degree in English with a minimum
Comparative of 50% marks in part III or a high second 02.06.2007
Literature class in any Indian Language and English 10.00 to 12.00
under part I or Part II in the Bachelor’s Noon
degree.

M.A. French 35 Bachelor’s degree in French with a minimum


(Translation and of 50% marks in part-III or any degree 03.06.2007
Interpretation) (other than French) with a minimum of 50% 10.00 to 12.00
marks in part III with 55 % of marks in Noon
French under part I or II (in the 1st and
2nd year aggregate).

M.A . Hindi 10 Bachelor’s degree in Hindi with a minimum 02.06.2007


of 50% marks or any degree with Hindi as a 10.00 to 12.00
subject of study under part I or II. or Noon
Preveen degree obtained from Daskin
Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha.

M.A. History 30 Bachelor’s degree in History or in any 02.06.2007


discipline with History as an ancillary 10.00 to 12.00
subject with a minimum of 50% marks. Noon

M.A. Politics and 30 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a 02.06.2007


International minimum of 50% marks. 10.00 to 12.00
Relations. Noon

M.A . Philosophy 20 Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% 02.06.2007


marks. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon

M.A . Sanskrit 10 Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit with a


minimum of 50% marks or Sanskrit as a 02.06.2007
subject under part I or II/ minor / optional 10.00 to 12.00
in the bachelor’s degree. or traditional degree Noon
(Sastry)/Sironmani/ Vidya Praveena.

M.A. Tamil 35 Bachelor’s degree in Tamil/ B.Litt. with a 02.06.2007


minimum of 55% of marks or any Bachelor’s 10.00 to 12.00
degree (other than Tamil) having Tamil under Noon
part I with a minimum of 55% of marks.

M.A. Sociology 23 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline preferably 02.06.2007


Sociology,History, Anthropology, Economics, 2.00 to 4.00 p.m
Politcal Science, Public Administration,
Statistics, Or any other Social Sciences
with a minimum of 55% of marks.

M.B.A. Business Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% Admission


Administration 60 marks. Completed

M.B.A. Tourism 40 Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% 03.06.2007


of marks. 10.00 to 12.00
Noon
M.B.A. International 40 Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% 03.06.07
Business marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

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Title of the P.G. Course Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date and time of
entrance examinations
M.B.A. Banking 30 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer
Technology (5 spons) Science & Engineering/Information
Technology) or Bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science/Information Technology/ Computer 02.06.07
Applications or any Bachelor’s of Engineering 2.00 to 4.00 p.m
degrees in ECE, Electrical and Electronics
Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation,
Instrumentation and Control Engineering or
and other bachleor’s degreewith P.G.DCA
(only fromrecognised universities)with a
minimum of 55% marks in `all degrees/diploma.
M.P.Ed. Physical 40 (i) Bachelor of Physical Education (B. P.Ed.)
Education or Bachelor of Physical Education
(B.P.E. 3 years) with a minimum of 50%
marks (ii) should have represented the
District/ College and participated in inter
district/inter collegiate tournaments/
competitions in any one of the games or
sports. Photocopies of the certificates
(attested) for proficiency in games and sports
must be enclosed otherwise applications will 02.06.2007
not be considered (iii) should be medically fit 10.00 to 12.00
and should secure minimum 50% marks in Noon
physical fitness tests and games proficiency
test to be conducted by the Department of
Physical Education and Sports, Pondicherry
University [iv) Physically challenged
candidates are not eligible to apply.
a) Physical fitness tests: Maximum:50 marks
(10 marks for each event)

Men Women
100 meters 100 meters
Shot -put (16 lbs) Shot-put (8lbs)
Broad Jump Broad Jump
Vertical Jump Vertical Jump
12 minutes 8 minutes
run/walk run/walk

b) Games Proficiency Test in any one of the


following games : Badminton, Basketball,
Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi,
Kho-Kho and Volleyball Maximum : 25 marks
(c) Entrance examination: 25 marks.
Science Courses
M.Sc. Applied Geology 15 Bachelor’s degree in Geology as the major 03.06.2007
subject and any two out of - Mathematics, 10.00 to 12.00
Physics, Chemistry, Biology as ancillary Noon
subjects with a minimum of 55% of marks.
M.Sc. Marine Biology 30 Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology/ 02.06.2007
(at Port Blair) Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Marine Biology/ 10.00 to 12.00
Fishery Biology/ Botany / Zoology with a Noon
minimum of 55% of marks.

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Title of the P.G. Course Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date and time of
entrance examinations
M.Sc. Biotechnology* 12+2+6 Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ 03.06.2007
Biochemistry/Botany/Microbiology/ 10.00 to 12.00
Veterinary Science/ Zoology or in other Noon
related areas with a minimum of 55% of
marks.
M.Sc. Bioinformatics 20 Candidate who have passed (a) 10+2 with
Science (b) Bachelor degree under 10+2+3 02.06.2007
pattern in any science discipline with 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
atleast 55%marks in the aggregate from
recognised university. The selection will be
through all India entrance examination
with negative marks.
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences 30 Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (Main) or
with Chemistry as one of the major 02.06.2007
subjects with a minimum of 55% marks and 10.00 to 12.00
Mathematics at plus two level. Noon
M.C.A. Computer 30 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications/
Applications Commerce / Corporate Secretaryship/
Economics / Business Administration with
Mathematics/ Business Mathematics / 03.06.2007
Statistics / Computer Applications as one of 10.00 to 12.00
the subject or Bachelor’s degree in Science Noon
with Mathematics/Statistics as one of the
subjects with a minimum of 55% marks.
M.Sc. Computer Science 30 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ 03.06.2007
Technology Applications with a minimum of 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
55% of marks.
M.Tech. Computer Science 20 B.Tech./ B.E. in Computer Science and
& Engineering Engineering/ Information Technology or
M.Sc. in Computer Science/Information 03.06.2007
Technology/ Software Engineering or MCA 10.00 to 12.00
with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Noon
Computer Applications/ Mathematics/
Statistics/ Physics/ Electronics/ Applied
Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks.
M.Sc. Coastal 20 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, i.e. in
Disaster Science, Arts, Humanities, Technology, etc. 02.06.2007
Management with a minimum of 55% marks and working 2.00 to 4.00p.m
( at Port Blair ) knowledge of Mathematics and Science.
M.Sc. Ecology & 30 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, i.e. in
Environmental Science, Arts, Humanities, Technology, etc. 02.06.2007
Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks and working 10.00 to 12.00
knowledge of Mathematics and Science
subjects at higher secondary level.
M.Sc. Biochemistry & 30 Bachelor’s degree in Botany/ Zoology/
Molecular Biology Biochemistry / Chemistry /Biotechnology / 02.06.2007
B.Sc. (M.L.T.) / Microbiology or any other 10.00 to 12.00
branch of Life Sciences with a minimum Noon
of 55% of marks.
*Selection will be made based on the merit list drawn by the JNU, New Delhi from the all India common
entrance test conducted for this programme. Pondicherry University will conduct entrance examination only for
6 seats which are under self financing scheme and the selected candidates for these 6 seats will have to pay
a sum of Rupees 1 lakh apart from other fees.

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Title of the P.G. Course Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date and time of
entrance examinations
M.Sc. Sustainable 15
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a
Development minimum of 50% marks. Working knowledge 02.06.2007
of Mathematics and Science subjects at 10.00 to 12.00
the Higher Secondary level, is essential. Noon
M.Sc. Mathematics 40 Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a 03.06.2007
minimum of 55% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
M.Sc. Physics 36 Bachelor’s degree in Physics with a 03.06.2007
minimum of 55% of marks. 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
M.Sc. Statistics 30 Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or 02.06.2007
Mathematics with Statistics as a minor 10.00 to 12.00
subject with a minimum of 55% of marks. Noon
Five Year Integrated M.Sc. Programme for +2 Students in the School of Physical Chemical
and Applied Sciences
M.Sc.** Applied Geology 20 Pass in +2 with 50% marks and should have 02.06.2007
studied Physics, Chemistry and 10.00 to 12.00
Mathematics. Noon
M.Sc.** Chemistry 20 Pass in +2 with 50% marks and should have 02.06.2007
studied Physics, Chemistry and 10.00 to 12.00
Mathematics. Noon
M.Sc.** Physics 20 Pass in +2 with 50% marks and should have 02.06.2007
studied Physics, Chemistry and 10.00 to 12.00
Mathematics. Noon
Five Year Integrated M.Sc. Programme for +2 Students in the Ramanujan School of
Mathematics and Computer Science
M.Sc. Mathematics, 30 Pass in +2 with 50% marks and should have 03.06.2007
Statistics & studied Physics, Chemistry and 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Computer Science Mathematics.

** entrance examination will be common


Advanced P.G./ P.G. Diploma Courses
2.7. For admission to P.G. Diploma Courses, candidates possessing the eligibility criteria
indicated below and qualified under 10+2+3 system of study are eligible to apply.
For admission to Advanced P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics, candidates possessing the
eligibility criteria indicated below under 10+2+3+2 system of study are eligible to apply.
Title of the P.G. Course Intake Eligibility criteria for admission Date and time of
entrance examinations
Advanced Post graduate 15 Master’s degree in Science in any branch
Diploma in Bioinformatics* of Biological Sciences such as Biochemistry/ 03.06.2007
Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Life Sciences / M.B.B.S. / Microbiology /
Molecular Biology /Zoology with a minimum
of 55% of marks or equivalent grade.
Post graduate Diploma in 46 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any 03.06.2007
Asian Christian Studies University in India or abroad or any 10.00 to 12.00
Pontifical Institution in India or abroad Noon
with a minimum of 50% marks.
Post graduate Diploma in Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 03.06.2007
Functional Hindi & 10 Hindi as a subject of study under Part I 10.00 to 12.00
Translation Part II or III.
* Subject to approval by DBT
Note: Eligibility marks will not be rounded off. For example 49.99% will not be rounded off to
50% for the purpose of admission

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2.8. Admission to the University is open 2.13. Any course (M.Phil., P.G. degree and,
to all those who have the prescribed P. G. Diploma) may not be offered if sufficient
qualifications without any discrimination of number (at least 5) of students are not
race, caste, creed, language or sex. available.
2.9. Unless otherwise stated, students 2.14 The students will be required to take
should have, in general, obtained the up a group health insurance (for
Bachelor’s degree/ Master’s degree from a hospitalization, etc.) through the University
recognised University under 10+2+3 / in case they are not already covered by
10+2+3+2 system, i.e., the candidate should appropriate health insurance.
have studied for 15 years to obtain his/her/ 2.15 Reservations
bachelor’s degree and 17 years to obtain his/ SC/ST Candidates
her Master’s degree to apply for admission In accordance with the policy of the
to P.G. and M.Phil. / Ph.D. programmes Government of India and the guidelines of
respectively offered at each School/ the University Grants Commission, the
Department / Centre. The minimum University has reserved 15% of seats in each
eligibility criteria for different courses are course for candidates belonging to the
as prescribed in the appropriate sections. scheduled castes and 7.5% for those
Candidates qualified through other system belonging to the scheduled tribes with a
of studies should obtain eligibility provision for inter-changeability between
certificate from the University before these categories, wherever necessary. All
admission. SC/ST candidates who have passed the
2.10. Candidates awaiting their results are qualifying examination are eligible to
also eligible to apply. Such candidates, apply for admission irrespective of the
however, must produce the mark sheet / percentage of marks obtained. Candidates
degree certificate as the proof of fulfilling the should submit along with the application a
prescribed eligibility criteria on or before certificate about their caste from a Revenue
1st September 2007 failing which provisional Officer not below the rank of the Tahsildar.
admission, if granted, will be cancelled. At If sufficient number of SC/ST candidates are
the time of drawing the merit list, in case of not available to fill the reserved seats, the
a tie in the entrance test marks between seats remaining unfilled shall be filled by
the candidates, the name of the candidate eligible candidates from the general category.
who has already obtained the degree/ P.G. OBC Candidates
degree at the time of application will be placed The Pondicherry Univeristy will be
at the top in the merit list. implementing the OBC reservation as per
2.11. Interdisciplinary Research: In Government of India instructions and
many emerging areas that are wherever required the number of seats will
interdisciplinary in nature, opportunities be increased so that the number of seats,
will be provided for doing Ph.D. programme excluding those reserved for SC/ST/OBC is
on the advice of a special advisory not less than the number of such seats
committee. available for the academic year 2006-07.
2.12 All admissions are provisional, Physically Challenged Candidates
subject to verification of required 3% of seats in each course (except in M.P.Ed.
documents, as per prescribed norms. programme) are reserved for the physically

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challenged candidates. Each physically (iv) Children of the spouse of Central / State
challenged candidate shall be required to Government employees / Defence
submit a certificate from a government personnel / employees of Public Sector
hospital indicating the extent of physical Undertakings wholly or substantially run
disability and also the extent to which the either by the Central Government or by
disability hampers the candidate in pursuing the Puducherry Administration posted in
his/her studies. The candidates may have Puducherry at the time of admission or
to undergo a fresh medical examination if who have declared Union Territory of
required by the University before being Puducherry as their home town and so
admitted. certified by their respective Head of
Candidates from the Union Territory of Office.
Puducherry (v) Children of Defence personnel who were
25% of the seats are reserved for the killed or disabled in action and children
Puducherry Union territory candidates with of the Central Government employees /
respect to M.C.A., M.B.A.(Tourism), M.Sc., Defence personnel / Employees of Public
(Ecology and Environmental Sciences), M.Sc. Sector Undertakings as referred to in
(Physics), M.Sc. Biochemistry & Molecular category (iv) who died while in service in
Biology, M.Sc (Computer Science), Puducherry.
M.Sc.(Applied Geology), M.A.(Applied (vi) French nationals residing in the Union
Economics) and M.Tech. Candidates applying Territory of Puducherry and covered by
under this categories must essentially the terms of the Treaty of Cessions shall
enclose the Nativity/Residence Certificate be treated on a par with candidates who
issued by an officer not below the rank of a produce the prescribed Puducherry Union
Deputy Tahsildar, Government of Territory Residence Certificate. Such
Puducherry along with the application form. French nationals will not be required to
Two Students hailing from the Union produce a residence certificate, but
Territory of Puducherry shall be admitted to instead should produce a certificate of
M.Sc. Biotechnology programme based on the registration issued for this purpose from
merit list prepared by Jawaharlal Nehru the French Consulate at Puducherry.
University, New Delhi. These French nationals shall not be
Definition of Residence of Union Territory considered for admission under the quota
of Puducherry of non-residents.
An applicant is considered to be a resident Admission of Foreign Students
of Puducherry provided he/she is an Indian 2.16 Self-supporting foreign students who
national and satisfies at least one of the desire to study in the University may apply
following criteria: directly to the University for admission in
(i) Those candidates or whose parents have the prescribed form for various courses
been residing continuously in this except Ph.D., M. Tech., M.C.A., M.B.A., M.B.A.
Union Territory for at least the last five (Banking Technology) and M.B.A.(Tourism)
years as on 1-7-2007 programmes. The foreign students may be
(ii) Those who have passed the graduation required to appear for the written test and/
or any higher public examination and for or viva-voce in case they are already here
that purpose had undergone academic in India at the time of the written

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examination. However, if they are abroad at qualification and marks, care should be
the time of applying for admission, they are taken to provide the relevant marks/grades.
exempted from written test and viva-voce 3.3 Employed candidates applying for
examination if any. Those who have passed admission should necessarily enclose (i) no
the qualifying examination from Universities objection certificate and study permission
outside India should enclose with their certificate from the present employer & (ii)
application form, copies of the relevant service /experience certificate giving the
certificates and mark sheets together with number of years of service at various levels
the English version of such copies duly / positions.
attested, if they are in a different language. Submission
No foreign student will be admitted WITHOUT 3.4 Return the filled in application forms to
A STUDENT VISA. Proficiency in English is the Deputy Registrar (Academic-II),
a condition for admission. Pondicherry University, R.Venkataraman
For admission to Ph.D., M.Tech., M.C.A., M.A., Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry - 605 014 so as
M.B.A., M.B.A. (Banking Technology) and to reach him on or before 25.04.2007.
M.B.A. (Tourism) programmes, the
Centres for Entrance Examinations
applications of the foreign students should
come through MHRD along with its No 3.5 The entrance examination for
Objection Certificate and these students are admission to each programme offered in the
exempted from appearing for the written test. School/Dept./Centre will be held as per the
These rules for admission of foreign students time table given in centres at Ahamedabad,
are likely to be revised. Check the University Bangalore, Bhuvaneshwar, Chennai, Kochi,
website www.pondiuni.org for the latest New Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkatta, Hyderabad,
information. Madurai, Nagpur, Puducherry, Port Blair
2.17 The candidates are advised to check (Andamans) and Visakhapatnam provided
the University website www.podiuni.org for sufficient number of candidates opt for the
up to date information including changes given centre. Please indicate the names of
in the programmes listed in this brochure. centres clearly in order of preference in
3. HOW TO APPLY the application form.
3.6 Candidates are free to apply for
Filling of application form
admission to as many courses as he/she
3.1 Due care should be taken in filling wishes after ensuring from the schedule for
in the application form. All columns should entrance examination that there is no clash
be filled correctly and unambiguously. Write in the subjects of his/her choice. For each
NA against columns that are not applicable. course a separate application form has to be
DO NOT send original certificates but send submitted with the required fee. The
copies of all supporting documents without University assumes no responsibility for a
fail. Any intentional mis-statement in the candidate who has applied for subjects for
application will lead to cancellation of the which examinations have been scheduled
admission apart from other penalties. simultaneously. He/she will be allowed to
3.2 Care should be taken to fill in the take up only one examination of his/her
relevant portion pertaining to Ph.D./M.Phil./ choice in the particular session even if he/
P.G./P.G. Diploma programme in the she has applied for more than one course in
application form. While filling in the the same session.

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3.7 Superscribe the envelope as “Application in the University campus at Puducherry
for admission to ....................... (Name of the have to appear for the same at their own
course)” expenses.
3.8 Incomplete applications and those 4.3 Mere appearance in the entrance
received after the last date prescribed for examination does not entitle a
receipt of applications, i.e.25-04-2007, will candidatefor admission to any course in
be summarily rejected. this University and he/she will be
granted admission only if he/she fulfils
3.9 Candidates applying for more than one
the eligibility criteria fixed for the courses.
course should send their applications in
Candidates are advised to take up the
separate covers.
examination only if they satisfy the
4. SELECTION eligibility criteria.
4.4 Admission granted will be cancelled at
The Selection for admission to all the any time, if it is found that the information
programmes except Ph.D. Full-time, Part- furnished by the candidate is false or
time (Internal and External), M.B.A. (Banking incorrect or if, at a later stage, it is found
Technology), M.B.A. (International Business) that the candidate does not fulfill the
M.B.A. (Tourism), M.C.A. and M.Tech. will be eligibility criteria prescribed for the course.
exclusively based on the marks scored in the 4.5 The University is not responsible for
entrance examination. For admission to the any postal delay or non-receipt of hall-ticket/
above mentioned Ph.D. and professional select card/ admission intimation, etc.
programmes, the selection will be based on 4.6 Only selected candidates will be
the marks scored in the entrance informed of their selection. The list may also
examination (85%) and viva-voce/group be placed on the University website.
discussion/interview (15%). For Ph.D. Full 4.7 The candidates selected for admission
time and Part-time programmes, the to M.Sc. & Ph.D. Marine Biology and Coastal
candidates qualified for JRF/Lectureship Disaster Management offered in Andaman
examination of UGC/ CSIR/ NET/ GATE/ centre should give an undertaking in writing
SLET or such other examination to the University that they join the course
recognized by the University with the at their own risk and shall take an
prescribed educational qualification(s) are insurance policy to the tune of Rs.5 lakhs.
exempted from the entrance exam. 4.8 Admitted students are required to carry
4.1 Candidates called for interview for the University Identity Card all the time
admission to the Ph.D. programmes (of the while they are inside the campus.
University Departments only) from places 4. 9 The students must make themselves
beyond 500 k.m. will be paid II class sleeper available in the respective Departments
return train fare/ actual bus fare by the between 25 th and 29 th June 2007 for
shortest route from the place of their counselling and registration. Classes will
residence on production of original tickets. begin on 2 rd July 2007. Students are
4.2 For admission to M.B.A. (Banking instructed no to miss the classes since 70%
Technology), M.B.A. (International Business) of attendance is required to appear for the
M.B.A. (Tourism), M.C.A. and M.Tech., the examination. Those who need
short listed candidates called for group accommodation in the hostels must report
discussion and interview for final selection to their Departments prior to registration
and counselling.

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55. FEES
FEES
Details of fees payable by the candidates selected for admission and remittance under various
heads in the Indian Bank University Branch are as follows:
Name of the fund/fee Account No.

University Development Fund………………………………….… 213

*Student Welfare Fund *Alumini Association Fund


*Caution Deposit *Group Medical Insurance
*Library Fund *Laboratory Fund/Computer Lab. Fund 204
*Industry Interface Fund *Internet Fund
*Academic inf. Devpt. Fund *Special Academic & Placement Fund

All the other fees……………………………………………………. 201

In Rupees
Sl.No Item Ph.D. Account
Full-Time & Part-Time Internal Part-Time External No
1 Research Fee:
For Indian national (p.s.) 1000 (Humanities 2000
1200 (Sciences) 2400
For Foreign national (p.s.) US $250 US $250
SAARC Countries US $500 US $500
South-East Asian Countries &
Others US $750 US $750
2 Registration Fee 100 100
3 Matriculation Fee 50 50 201
4 Recognition Fee:
For degrees from Indian universities 200 200
For degrees from Foreign universities 500 500
5 Identity Card Fee 25 25
6 Sports Fee (p.a.) 100 100
7 Medical Examination Fee (p.a.) 50 50
8 Library Fund (p.s.) 600 600
9 Laboratory Fee
Science Courses having laboratories(p.s.) 500 500
10 Internet Fund (p.s.) 250 250 204
11 Students’ Welfare Fund (p.a.) 100 100
12 Alumini Association Fund (to be paid 100 100
before submission of thesis)
13 Caution Deposit (Refundable) 500 500
Laboratory(Science Courses)
Library 500 500
14 Group Medical Insurance 432 -
(for full-time candidates)
15 University Development Fund 500 500 213

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M.Phil. & Post-graduate Programmes
In Rupees
Sl.No Item M.Phil. M.A.//M.Sc. M.P.Ed. Account
M.Sc. 5yr. No
Integrated /M.Com.
1 Tuition Fee:For
Indian national (per credit & p.s.) 50 30 30
For Foreign national (p.s.)
SAARC countries US $250 US $250 US $250
Non-SAARC countries US $500 US $300 US $300
2 Registration Fee 100 100 100
3 Matriculation Fee 50 50 50
4 Recognition Fee
For degree from Indian universities 200 200 200
For Degree from Foreign universities 500 500 500
5 Identity Card fee 25 25 25
6 Students Welfare Fund (p.a.) 100 100 100 201
7 Field Studies:
M.Phil. Economics 750 - -
M.Phil. Anthropology (p.a.) - -
M.Sc. Marine Biology (p.a.) - 500 -
M.Sc. Applied Geology (p.a.) - 1000 -
Others (if field studies is part of their credit
course ) (p.a.) 750 500 500
Note: If expenditure is more than the fees
paid, the students shall share the extra
expenses.
8 Physical Activities fee (p.s.) - - 250
9 Note Books for Teaching Practice & Record - - 250
Fee
10 Sports Fee (p.a.) 100 100 100
11 Medical Examination Fee (p.a.) 50 50 50
12 Library Fund (p.s.) 300 200 200
13 Laboratory Fee (p.s.) (if laboratory is used) 600 200 200
14 Internet Fund (p.s.) 150 100 100
15 Alumini Association Fund (to be paid during
the final semester along with tuition fee) 100 100 100 204
16 Caution Deposit (Refundable)
Library 500 500 500
Laboratory (Science Courses) 500 500 500
17 Group Medical Insurance 152 304/685 304

18 University Development Fund 500 500 500 213

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M.Tech./M.Sc. (Computer Science)/ M.C.A.
In Rupees
Sl.No Items M.Tech M.Sc (CS)/M.C.A A/c No
1 Tuition Fee:
For Indian national (per credit) 100 100
For Foreign national (per semester)
SAARC countries US$500 US$500
Non-SAARC countries US$750 US$750 201
2 Registration Fee 100 100
3 Matriculation Fee 50 50
4 Identity Card Fee 25 25
5 Recognition:
FeeFor degree from Indian universities 200 200
For degree from Foreign universities 500 500
6 Sports Fee (p.a.) 100 100
7 Medical Examination fee (p.a.) 50 50
8 Library Fund (p.s.) 250 250 204
9 Computer Lab Fund (p.s.) 1250 1250
10 Internet Fund (p.s.) 100 100
11 Students Welfare Fund (p.a.) 100 100
12 Alumini Association fund (to be paid during the final
semester along with tuition fee) 100 100
13 Caution Deposit (Refundable )
(a)Library 500 500
(b)Computer Lab 500 500
14 Group Medical Insurance 304 304/432
15 University Development Fund 1000 1000 213

M.B.A. (Tourism) In Rupees


Sl.No. Items Indian Students NRI/ForeignStudents A/cNo
1 Per Semester Fee:Tuition Fee 3000 20000 201
2 Library Fund 500 4000
3 Computer Fund 1500 5000
4 Sports Fee 50 500
5 Internet Fund 100 500 204
6 Medical Examination Fee (p.a.) 50 50
7 Students welfare fund (p.a.) 100 100
8 Group Medical Insurance 304 304
One Time Fee:
1 Registration Fee 100 1000
2 Matriculation Fee 50 50
3 Recognition Fee
For degree from Indian universities 200 1500 201
For degree from foreign universities 500 1500
4 Identity Card Fee 25 25
5 Caution Deposit (Refundable )
(c) Library 500 5000
(d) Computer Lab. 500 5000
6 Industry Interface Fund 5000 40000
7 Academic Infrastructure Development Fund 7500 50000 204
8 Special Academic and Placement Fund 4000 4000
9 Alumini Association Fund (to be paid during 100 100
final semester along with tuition fee)
10 University Development Fund 1000 5000 213

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M.B.A. (Banking Technology) and M.B.A. (International Business)
Sl.No. Items I semester II semester III semester IV semester A/c No
1 Per Semester Fee:Tuition Fee 3000 3000 3000 3000 201
2 Academic Infrastructure 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Development Fund
3 Special Fund 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Library Fund 500 500 500 500
5 Computer Fund 500 500 500 500
6 Sports Fee 100 - 100 - 204
7 Internet Fund 100 100 100 100
8 Medical Examination Fee (p.a.) 50 50
9 Students Welfare Fund (p.a.) 100 100
10 Group Medical Insurance 304
One Time Fee:
1 Registration Fee 100
2 Matriculation Fee 50
3 Recognition Fee 200 201
4 Identity Card Fee 25
5 Caution Deposit (Refundable )
(a) Library 500
(b) Computer Lab. 500
6 Industry Interface Fund 5000 204
7 Special Academic and Placement 4000
Fund
8 Alumini Association Fund (to be 100
paid during final semester along
with tuition fee)
9 University Development Fund 1000 213

Advanced P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics In Rs.


Sl.No Items AP.G.DB A/c No
1 Tuition Fee:
For Indian national (per credit) 60
For Foreign national (per semester)
SAARC countries US$500
Non-SAARC countries US$1000
2 Registration Fee 100 201
3 Matriculation Fee 50
4 Recognition Fee
For degree from Indian universities 200
For degree from Foreign universities 500
5 Identity Card Fee 25
6 Sports Fee (p.a.) 100
7 Medical Examination Fee (p.a.) 50
8 Library Fund (p.s.) 500
9 Computer Lab Fund (p.s.) 1000 204
10 Internet Fund (p.s.) 100
11 Students Welfare Fund (p.a.) 100
12 Alumini Association Fund (to be paid during final semester along with tuition fee) 100
13 Caution deposit (refundable)
(a) Library 500
(b) Computer Lab 500
14 Group Medical Insurance 152
15 Academic Infrastructure Development Fund 5000
16 University Development Fund 1000 213

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P.G. Diploma /Certificate Programmes
In Rs.
Sl.No Items P.G..Dip Certificate A/c No
1 Tuition Fee:
For Indian national (per credit) 50 50
For Foreign national (per semester)
SAARC countries US$250 US$250
Non-SAARC countries US$500 US$500
2 Registration Fee 100 100
3 Matriculation Fee 50 50 201
4 Recognition
Fee For degree from Indian universities 200 200
For degree from Foreign universities 500 500
5 Identity Card Fee 25 25
6 Sports Fee (p.a.) 100 100
7 Medical Examination Fee (p.a.) 50 50
8 Library Fund (p.s.) 100 100
9 Laboratory Fee (p.s. (If Lab is used) 200 200 204
10 Internet Fund (p.s.) 100 100
11 Students Welfare Fund (p.a.) 100 100
12 Alumini Association Fund 100 100
(to be paid during final semester along with tuition fee)
13 Caution Deposit (refundable)
(a) Library 500 500
(b) Lab.(science courses) 750 750
14 Group Medical Insurance 152 152
15 University Development Fund 500 500 213

Payment of fees for payment of the above fees will be the


All the students including M.Phil./Ph. D. preceding working day.
scholars shall pay all the fees to the The Account Number in which various kinds
University at the time of admission and for of Fees/Funds/Deposits are to be remitted
the subsequent semesters within ten days in the Indian Bank Branch at the University
from the beginning of each semester. Campus is indicated in Chapter No. 5
Examinations fees shall be payable on or
If a student does not pay the fee on time,
before the last date prescribed in this regard.
late payment, fine, shall be as levied as
If the above dates fall on Saturdays or
follows at the time of payment:
Sundays or any other holidays, the last date

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(i) @ 3.00 rupees per day for the first 10 days and recognition, fees, provided his/her
application for withdrawal is received by the
(ii) @ 10.00 rupees per day thereafter upto Registrar at least five clear days before the
the last day of the month in which the commencement of the academic session
fees is due. concerned or within five clear days after the
The Vice-Chancellor, or on his behalf, any completion of admission.
other officer to whom this power has been If, after having paid his/her fees, a candidate
delegated, may relax any of the conditions does not join the University, only the sports
for payment of fees in special cases, on fee and security deposit(s) shall be refunded
recommendation of Deans’ committee. provided his/her application for withdrawal
Names of the defaulters shall be removed is received by the Registrar not later than
from the rolls of the University with effect fifteen clear days after the commencement
from the first day of the following month. of the academic session concerned.
A student whose name has been struck off Application for withdrawal received after the
from the rolls of the University, under the expiry of fifteen days from the
above clause, may be re-admitted on the commencement of the academic session
recommendation of the Dean/HOD/ would entitle a student for the refund of
Coordinator of the School/Dept./Centres security deposit/caution money only.
concerned and on payment of arrears of fees If a student owes any money to the
in full and other dues, together with a re- University on account of any damage he/she
admission fee of Rs.1000/- plus University may have caused to the University property,
Development Fund of Rs. 500/- it shall along with outstanding tuition fees
and fines, if any, be deducted from the
Refund of fees, security deposits, etc.
security deposit due to him/her.
Security deposits, library caution money are
Provided that these provisions shall not apply
refundable, on an application from the
to students in the affiliated colleges.
student on his/her leaving the University,
Students shall not be issued hall tickets or
after deducting all dues against him/her.
allowed to appear at the examination unless
If any student does not claim the refund of they have cleared their dues, paid the
any amount lying to his/her credit within prescribed examination fee and produced a
one calendar year of his/her leaving the “No-dues” certificates.
University, it shall be deemed to have been Hostel: Admission, Fees and Discipline
donated by him/her to the Students’ Aid Admission: Admission to the Hostels will be
Fund. subject to the recommendation of the
The period of one year shall be reckoned from concerned Head of the Department, the
the date of announcement of the result of approval of the Chief Warden, and subject to
the examination due to be taken by the availability of rooms.
student or the date from which his/her name Hostel Fees: Refundable: The Caution
is struck off from the rolls of the University Deposit of Rs. 1000/- (for Indian nationals)
whichever is earlier. and Rs. 4000/- (for Foreign nationals) is to
If, after having paid the fees, a candidate be paid while joining the hostel. The hostel
desires his/her admission be cancelled, he/ resident shall also pay a sum of Rs. 2000/-
she shall be refunded all fees and deposits, as mess caution deposit.
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Non-Refundable: The rent is to be paid in through the Warden and Chief Warden. Any
two instalments: in July and in January subversive activity, misdemeanour,
every year ( from admission till vacating obnoxious behaviour, flouting of Hostel Rules
year). For M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars, the rent & Regulations, misconduct, disobedience,
shall be Rs. 900/- for the I semester & Rs. failure to clear dues, shall be severely
900/- for the II semester provided single punished, and even result in dismissal from
seated rooms are allotted to them. The the Hostel by the University whose
establishment charges of Rs. 300/- are to interpretation of the rules shall be final.
be paid every year with the first semester
rent. The General Amenities Charges of Rs.
500/- are to be paid every year with the first 6.SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION
semester.
For masters’ degree students PG (Advanced)
Diploma and for Integrated degree students 6.1 From the academic year 1992-93 onwards
the room rent per semester is as follows: the University has introduced the Choice
Rs.450/bed for a double bedded room and Based Credit System (CBCS).
Rs.300/bed for a triple bedded room.
The inmates have to pay the mess fees as Under this system the students have a good
per the schedule displayed, failing which a deal of freedom in designing their own
fine will be levied till the date of payment, curriculum to suit their needs.
and they will not be allowed to dine in the
mess till clearance of dues & permission of The students can take any course offered in
the Warden. any department as long as they fulfill the
The pattern of deduction in the mess bill, in prerequisites for that course.
case of absence, is as follows: provided a
Mess Reduction form has been submitted to The students can also take as many courses
the Hostel Office, after it duly being signed as they can handle subject to a maximum
by the concerned Head of the Department of 30 credits in any semester.
with his/her seal (or in his/her absence, by
Students who have difficulties may choose
the Supervisor or Faculty Advisor) :
a slower pace while efficient students may
1 to 5 days absence : No Reduction.
complete the programme in 3 semesters
6 to15 days absence: 75 % Deduction in the
instead of 4.
number of days partaking in the Mess (for
that month) Except M.Sc. Marine Biology offered at the
Above 15 days: Full Reduction for those Andaman Centre , each course is associated
number of days. with a credit value and this accrues to the
The University has a well furnished hostel student when he / she successfully
for foreign students which can accommodate completes the course. To earn an master’s
more than 30 students whose fees structure degree, a student needs to score a minimum
will be different from the general hostel fees. of 72 credits and should score 108 credits to
Discipline: All communication from the earn the M.C.A. degree and 192 credits to
inmate to the University authorities shall qualify for M.Sc. 5 years integrated
be routed through proper channel, i.e., programme.

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Each programme will have a set of courses A student is deemed to have completed a
that a student must complete to get the course successfully and earned the
degree. These are called hardcore courses. appropriate credit if and only if he/ she
receives a grade of E and above. The grades
There is also another set of courses called of F or FA denotes failure in the subject. Any
soft core courses where limited choice is subject successfully completed cannot be
given and the student may choose from this repeated at any time.
restricted set. In addition to these, the
student will be allowed a minimum of 12 A student is expected to maintain minimum
standards to be eligible to continue the
credits for courses of his / her choice, and course of study. Students may refer to the
this is left completely to the student and his/ guidelines and regulations available in the
her faculty advisor. University Library.

Each student, soon after he / she joins the * Since CBCS regulations are being revised, some
course, will fill a plan of study detailing the changes in it may take place in near future.

courses he / she plans to take. Depending


upon the availability of the courses every
semester, he / she registers for a set of
7. FINANCIAL ASSITANCE
courses before the semester starts by filling
in the appropriate forms. Each student TO STUDENTS
should submit the registration card to the
Head of the department on or before the last
date prescribed for the same.
Government of India Fellowship / Scholarship
To enable the students, the University will
/ Grants
make available to each student a bulletin
listing all the courses offered in that 1. Junior Research Fellowship
semester well in advance. UGC / CSIR NET qualified JRFs are eligible
6.2 The performance of the students is to receive fellowships @ Rs. 8,000/- p.m. for
two years. This may be enhanced to
indicated by letter grades based on relative
Rs.9,000/- on completion of two years and
grading as follows: subject to fulfilling certain conditions laid
GRADE POINT DESCRIPTION down by the UGC /CSIR. They are also
eligible for a contingent grant of Rs.20,000/
S 10 Excellent
- per year.
A 9 Very Good
The award of fellowship and contingency
B 8 Good grants are subject to approval by the UGC
C 7 Above Average / CSIR.

D 6 Average 2. N.B.H.M.Scholarship
E 4 Satisfactory
The National Board for Higher Mathematics,
F 0 Failure Mumbai (Department of Atomic Energy)
FA 0 Failure due to provides scholarships for those students who
lack of attendance. clear the NBHM examination.

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3. Government of India SC/ST Scholarship Pondicherry University Scholarships/
The Governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala,
Freeships
Andhra, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Union
1. Merit Scholarship
Territory of Pondicherry provide Government
(i) The candidate who secures the highest
of India Scholarship to the candidates
percentage of marks in P.G. admission
belonging to the SC/ST communities.
entrance examination shall be eligible
Government of Puduicherry Fellowship / for the award of Merit Scholarship @
Scholarship Rs.500/- p.m. for the Ist semester.
1. Merit and Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (ii) For the subsequent semesters the
The Government of Pondicherry awards Merit scholarship at same rate of
Merit and Merit-cum-means scholarships for Rs.500/- p.m. shall be awarded to the
the students belonging to the U.T. of candidates as noted here under.
Pondicherry enrolled in various courses of For the II semester who tops the class in the
the University. I semester exams.
For the III semester who tops the class in the
2. Government of Pondicherry Fellowship II semester exams.
For the IV semester who tops the class in the
The Government of Pondicherry provides two III semester exams.
fellowships to the residents/natives of 2. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
Pondicherry @ Rs.800/- per month and an
20% of the students in each P.G. degree
annual contingency of Rs.3,000/- for two
programme are eligible for the award of MCM
candidates pursuing research in Tamil
Scholarship of the University. The
leading to Ph.D.
scholarship is based both on the merit in
The award of the above fellowship is subject each semester and the parental income of
to approval of the Government of Puducherry. the student. The annual income of the
Candidates applying for Ph.D. under this parents should not exceed Rs.30,000/-
scheme should clearly mention it on the top (Rupees thirty thousand only).
of the application form. Amount of scholarship is Rs.500/- p.m. Period:
Two fellowships @Rs.800/- per month are one semester.
given to two students admitted in the M.Sc. 3. Freeships
Biotechnology programme in the Department
of Biotechnology. 20% of the students in each of the P.G.
degree programme are eligible for the award
Department of Biotechnology, GOI stipend
of freeship. The first six students who join
All the students admitted to the Advanced the P.G. programme in Hindi and Sanskrit
P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics programme are eligible for the award of freeship. The
are provided with a stipend of Rs.5,000/- p.m. freeship would cover tuition fee for one
academic year based on the annual income
M.Phil. & Ph.D. UGC Scholarship
of the parents. The annual income of the
All the students who are registered for parents should not exceed Rs.30,000/-
M.Phil., Ph.D. are eligible to get the (Rupees thirty thousand only).
scholarship of Rs.3000/- and Rs.5000/- per Besides the eligibility criteria prescribed for
month. the award of scholarship under categories 2,

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3 & 4 the candidates should also fulfill the a) disruption of class room activities or
following conditions: hindering the learning of other students
(i) should secure at least 70% of the anywhere in the University,
attendance in every month.
b) cheating on assignments or examinations,
(ii) should pass in all papers registered for each
c) behaviour which interferes significantly
semester.
with University operation, disrupts
(iii) a minimum of 5 candidates should take up education, endangers the health or
the entrance examination for admission and safety of staff or students, or damages
there should be a minimum of 5 candidates University property,
in the class. Otherwise the candidate cannot
d) the possession or use of intoxicating
be considered for award of scholarship.
beverage on campus,
(iv) in case, these conditions are violated the
e) the possession or use of illicit drugs on
candidate shall not be eligible for
campus,
scholarship and the next person in merit
shall be considered for the scholarship. f) the falsification of documents or the
(v) The Head of the Department concerned shall supplying of false information in order
certify in respect of conditions i to iv. to obtain admission to classes,

4. Scholarship for M.Sc. Integrated students g) the possession of weapons, and

M.Sc. Integrated students will be h) the failure to return loaned materials or


awarded a scholarship of Rs. 750/- p.m. settle debts with the University.
for the first three years of their studies. Disciplinary Measures

Disciplinary action may include:


8. CONDUCT AND
a) reprimand or warning,
DISCIPLINE
b) failing mark for an assignment or a
course,

Students enrolled at Pondicherry c) required withdrawal from a particular


University must recognize their class or classes,
responsibilities to the University, to d) suspension or expulsion from the
faculty and to other students. Failure to University,
maintain appropriate standards of conduct
will attract disciplinary action. e) withholding of official transcripts,
Students should not bring mobile phone f) suspension of campus privileges, and
to the class rooms / seminar halls/
examination hall. g) other disciplinary action which the
University authorities deem
Misconduct
appropriate in the circumstances.
Students’ misconduct includes but is not
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Reference queries. Information can be
9. COMMON FACILITIES
obtained by personal call to the Library, by
telephone or by letter. The answers may be
immediately obtained about the library
collection materials or else the Librarian,
Library Deputy/Assistant Librarians can suggest
The University Library named after ANANDA alternative sources. This service is
RANGAPILLAI was established in September generally available to Research Scholars &
1986 and it serves the students, Research the Faculty members.
Scholars, Members of the Faculty and Non-
Inter-Library loan: The University Library
Teaching Staff of the University. It functions
arranges to get books and other information
on all the days of the week (i.e. 9:30 A.M. to
which are not available in the Library, on
8:30 P.M. on week days and 9:30 A.M. to 5:30
Inter-Library Loan, from other University
P.M. on weekly holidays). Reprographic and
Libraries on request from the members.
photocopying facilities, E-Journals access
service, Internet access service, E-mail U.N.Deposit Library: The Library has been
service and CD-ROM Journals Databases recognised by the United Nations
access service are provided to the Students, Organisation as one of its Deposit Centres.
Research scholars and Faculty. The Publications of the U.N.O are being received
University Library has a collection of by the University Library and kept in
1,19,035 Books and 7,597 Bound Back- separate air conditioned Hall for use by the
Volumes of Journals. The Library has 3250 members. Rs.8,922/- expenditure has been
Theses, 472 current print journals (Foreign incurred for U.N.Document for the year 2006-
Journals 279 and Indian Journals 190) and 07.
E-Journals in various subjects have been
subscribed for the calendar year 2007 as on Computer application to library operations
31/03/2007. The Library has a centrally and services
airconditioned Journals Reading Hall,
The University Library has twenty-eight
Theses & Dissertation Halls & UN Depository
Computer Systems which includes one Unix
Section.
Server, One Novell Server and One CD-ROM
Membership : The Library has a total Server with 7 Drive CD Tower and 2 Nos. of
number of 1162 members on its roll which CD-MIRROR Server for Modernising and
includes the Students, Research Scholars, Automating Library operations and services.
Faculty, Officers and Non-Teaching staff of The work on the creation of bibliographic
the University. A number of persons from database of books, theses, periodicals
other institutions are also using the Library holdings and United Nations Documents
resources for their Research/Study purpose/ holdings is almost complete. Barcoding of
entrepreneurial purpose. Library books, Theses, etc., have been
Reference Services: A staff member of the completed. Complete automation of Library
University Library is always available in the activities has been accomplished issuing
reference Section to answer all enquiries Membership Identification Cards with the
about the Library stack, services and help of barcoding equipments. The

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University Library is being linked to National Name of Database No. of Records
Network of Libraries viz. INFLIBNET Centre, Books 1,15,613
an interminents centre of U.G.C, Serials Holding 3,250
Ahmedabad. Theses 3,007
U.N.Documents 1,246
Acquisition System: The Acquisition work
of the Library has been Computerised. The These databases can be accessed by the
status of the books, like books approved / users in what is called OPAC
ordered / received / invoiced / accessioned/ (Online Public Access Catalogue) by using
Catalogued etc., can be known at any the computer terminal kept in
moment. The recently added books to the the Library separately for the purpose.
Library collection are being hosted in the
Pondicherry University website and the JOURNALS
same is updated every week.
Print-Journals:
Serial Control system:The Journal 472 Print Journals (279 Foreign Journals and
Subscription work of the Library has been 190 Indian Journals) have been subscribed
computerised. The Bibliographic details of for the year 2007.
Journals approved/ordered/invoiced/issues
received from the Publishers & Suppliers are E-Journals:
entered in the Computer and are available The UGC Infonet consortium of INFLIBNET
for Online Access and hence, the Students, Centre have subscribed E-Journals and have
Research Scholars and Faculty can know the provided IP based access to E-Journals. In
availability of and the gaps in supply of any addition to these E-Journals, the University
of the Journals, at any time. has subscribed to current E-Journals in
various subject areas.
Circulation System : The Circulation
System of the Library has been ONLINE JOURNALS:
computerised. The details of books on loan/ The Print medium journals subscribed by the
on stack are now available On-line. The University Library are found to be inadequate
status of the books like those under issue, to meet the information needs of the
under reservation, on shelf in the stack Researchers, Students and Faculty members
section, in the reference section, in the of the University. Since, the University
departmental collection, sent for binding, Library operations and services have been
missing, etc., can be known from the On- computerised and Internet access facility
line circulation system. Students can has also been provided to the Library users
reserve the books through the computer. and the various Schools/Departments/
Centres have been networked by Campus-
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) : wide Intranet, On-line journals are
The University Library is having the subscribed to supplement the print journals,
following computerised bibliographic to help the academic development of the
databases as on 22-03-2006. University to a large extent. The UGC
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made access to a large number of E-Journal CD-ROM JOURNALS DATABASE SERVICE:
available to the University Academic
The University Library is having CD-
Community.
ROM Network server with 7 CD-ROM
drives which is used for browsing the
UGC INFONET CONSORTIUM E-JOURNALS:
abstracts and bibliographical information
Pondicherry University Library has been about the articles. To view the full text, 4
provided online access to the E-Journals Nos. of stand-alone PCs with 24X CD-ROM
subscribed under UGC INFONET drive are used. Laser print-out facilities for
PROGRAMME by the INFLIBNET Centre of retrieved full text articles and dot matrix print
UGC. facility for print-out of abstracts from CD-
ROM data bases are available for the users.
ELSEVIER – SCIENCEDIRECT E-
JOURNALS (ONLINE) ARTICLE INDEXING:The Library has been
preparing Computerised database of indices
“ScienceDirect”-A database of journals of articles contained in the Indian Journals
published by ELSEVIER is available online. (in Social Sciences) subscribed by the
Library. The users can retrieve the relevant
EBSCO Publishing: Online Journals. bibliographic details of the articles of their
EBSCO Publishing Ltd – an Online publishing area of specialisation/interest.
company of U.S.A. provides access to the PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED BY THE
electronic journal databases viz. “Business LIBRARY:
Source Elite” and “Academic Search Elite”.
The Business Source Elite is an aggregate Training Programmes conducted:
collection of 1122 Business and Economics One-day Practical hands on Trainings on
Full Text journals and the Academic Search “Computer Application to Library Operations
Elite is supporting core curriculum, degree and Services” to the School Librarian
requirements and elective classes covering working in Government of Pondicherry
most academic areas of study such as Social Schools were conducted on 11-05-2005 and
Sciences, Humanities, Communications, 12-01-2006.
Computer Science, Medical Sciences IRTPLA – Training Programmer for College
etc.The annual subscription cost paid for the Librarians in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry
online journal databases of EBSCO was conducted by the Librarian from 26/02/
publishing is Rs.7.59 Lakhs (US $ 2002 to 01/03/2002.
16500)(Non-Plan A/c 2006-07). UGC-ASC Refresher Course Conducted:
UGC-Academic Staff College Refresher
ANNUAL REVIEWS ARCHIVES : Courses in Library and Information Science
for the Lecturers, College Librarians and
Annual Reviews (Electronic Back Volumes) University Assistant Librarians were
Archives Online coverage from 1993 conducted during 21/12/2002 to 10/01/
onwards: Perpetual access will be available 2002, 10/11/2005 to 30/11/2005 and 09/
11/2006 to 29/11/2006.

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Computer Centre Internet:

8 Mbps internet access is being provided


through radio link by M/s. Software
A full-fledged andw ell-equipped Computer Technology Park of India, Puducherry to all
Centre is available for the use of students, users on the campus through the intranet
research scholars, faculty and non-teaching on 24 x 7 basis. The internet access is well
staff of the University. The Centre functions utilized by both the teaching and
between 9.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. on all administrative community of the University.
working days and 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on
Web Services: e-mail, on-line application and
holidays. Web portal.
Intranet EDUSAT
The campus-wide computer network –
Academic Staff College has EDUSAT facility
Intranet links all buildings and therein the
which is maintained by the Computer
Schools/ Departments/ Centres/ Offices/
Centre. Participants of refresher/orientation
Sections on the main campus of the
courses conducted by Academic Staff College
university through Optic Fibre Cable (OFC)
and the University academic community
backbone, high-speed CISCO switches and
avail this facility.
router. The Culture-cum-Convention
Centre, Guest House, Department of UGC Infonet:
Performing Arts, Department of Physical
Education and Academic Staff College were Services under UGC-infonet are made
connected to the intranet by wireless mode. available to the campus users through
About 700 workstations across the University intranet. About 5000 e-journals and internet
are connected to this network. services are provided under this scheme.
Every faculty member, Offices of the Deans, This has given a boost to research activities on
Department Heads, Administrative Officers, the campus.
Library, Seminar Halls and at least one class e-Governance
room in each department are connected to
the intranet. an e-Governance system is being ushered into
This intranet serves as the “Information the University for management of its
Highway” of the University offering a variety functions. Various functions of falling under
of services to the campus community. It is the categories of Administration, Academic,
also proposed to connect, in near future, Finance and Examinations. With the grant
the off-campus centres/ units of the from UGC, the following system consists of
University to the intranet. Currently, the SUN Solaris Database Server Cluster, Oracle
services, offered over this platform, are: 10g Database Server Suite, SUN Upteron
internet, online journals under UGC-Infonet, Application server, External Storage and
EDUSAT, CD database subscription, Autoloader.
cataloguing, etc from Library and general A 3-tier, web-based, secure and integrated
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and installed. The implementation is under Linux Platform:
different stages of completion.
Red Hat Linux 6.0, Postgress SQL, C++, JAVA
Apprenticeship Training 1.1, Squid Proxy Server, Apache Web Server,
Lynx, Star Office Suite.
The Computer Centre conducts one year long
Apprenticeship Training to candidates who Network Management:
passed the ITI PASSA Trade. Cisco Workgroup for Windows, SNMPc., Cisco
In-house Training Network Assistant.

In house training to Faculty/ Administrative


staff of the university is regularly provided
to update them on essential ICT skills. Central Instrumentation
Academic Facility

The Centre offers regular theory, laboratory


and project courses to students of the The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF)
University, in particular, M.Tech.(Computer was establised in the university as
Science & Engg.) / M.C.A./ M.Sc. (Computer University Science Instrumentation Centre
Science) students of Computer Science (USIC) in the year 1992 under the UGC Plan
Department. Scheme. it housed three basic
infrastructural facilities viz. Mechnical
Computer Systems
Shop, Glass blowing Shop and Electrical Shop,
Sun Solaris Server, Intel Xeon servers, Intel to provide support in the repair and servicing
Pentium Servers and Intel Pentium of scientific equipments. Fabrication of
Multimedia PCs running MS Windows/ Red specific components for experimental setup
Hat LINUX operating environments. to strengthen research and teaching
activities of science departments are being
Peripherals
undertaken.
A variety of peripherals like Color Laser The USIC has executed several design,
Printer/ Network Laser Printer/ Dot Matrix development and fabrication works ranging
Printers/ Inkjet Printers/ Scanner/ DVD from custom designed sample holders / cells
Writers/Web camera are available. to electronic instrumentation and control
Software- MS Windows Platform modules.
In the year 2005, the centre has been
Windows 2003 Advanced Server, Windows
reorganized into Central Instrumentation
XP Professional Client, Visual Basic, Access
Facility under the School of Physical,
and SQL Server, SPSS 12.0 Networked,
Chemical and Applied Sciences and
Macromedia Suite (Director/Flash/
Sophisticated Analytical Instruments are
Fireworks/Dream weaver), MS Project,
added to provide analytical service, in
Adobe Acrobat Editor, Norton Antivirus, CMIE
addition to the workshop facilities.
database.

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Mechanical Shop Analytical Instruments

The Mechanical workshop is equipped with The following analytical instruments were
Heavy duty Lathe, Milling machine, Vertical augmented in the first phase during
drilling machine, Welding units, Sheet 2005-06
bending machine, shears in addition to a 1. Vibrating Sample Magnetometer
variety of hand tools, accessories and 2. UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
measuring instruments.
3. Scanning Electron Microscope with EDAX
Custom designed sample cells, metallic and
4. High precision DC Conductivity
non-metallic elements for sample handling/
measurement setup comprising Nano-
preparation, Acrylic column stands, fume
Voltmeters, Electrometer, High current
hoods, acid distillation unit etc., have been
source measure unit.
fabricated as required by the researchers.

Glass Blowing Shop Health Centre


The Glass blowing shop takes care of repair The Health Centre of Pondicherry University
of glassware to minimize the total function in association with Pondihcerry
replacement costs as well as fabricated Institute of Medical Sciences with limited
customized glassware to suit the local needs. facilities for the benefit of students and staff.
It had also fabricated several galsswares An Ambulance is also available for
which are not readily available in the market emergency medical care.
and also few substitution items for imported
models. Canteen
It is equipped with necessary burners, lathe, Two canteens are functioning in the campus.
grinding machine, annealing furnace, tools
and accessories. Post Office
Electronic Shop A post office functions on the campus where
The Electronic shop has several laboratory all postal services including savings bank
test and measuring instruments, Soldering facilities are available.
Stations, Component testers etc., to trouble
shoot faculty instruments and set them right. Bank
Baisc Electronic components are maintained Indian Bank operates a branch with all
in the store for quick replacement. services in the University Campus. The ATM
Assistance is provided to students in wiring facility is also available on the campus.
and testing the circuits for their
experimental or project work. Design and Transport
fabrication of instrumentation and control
The University offers limited transport
modules are taken up to meet customized facilities as it is far from the main city. It is
requirements. preferred if students make their own
arrangements for reaching the campus and
attending classes.

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M.Phil. Tamil (Full-time)
10. SCHOOLS
M.Phil. Tamil- Modern Literature (Full-time)
Ph.D. Tamil (Full-time)
SUBRAMANIA BHARATHI
SCHOOL OF TAMIL Entrance Examination
LANGUAGE AND
LITERATURE M.A. The written examination will consist
only of objective type questions on Tamil
Dean: Professor A. Arivunambi language, literature and culture.
The Department of Tamil was started in M.Phil. & Ph.D. The written paper will
1986. It has been established as consist of questions of objective and essay
Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil type on Tamil language, literature and
Language and Literature in 2003. At present culture.
the School is offering M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. Faculty
programmes.
Professors
The School is supported by UGC-SAP (DRS).
The School has got approval from the UGC to *A. Arivunambi, Ph.D. (Madurai Kamaraj
University, Madurai)
create a ‘KAMBAN CHAIR’ in the School. The
Specialization: Epics, Ancient Literature,
School is planning to start several Dramatics and Folklore.
departments for various activities. Every *S. Arokianathan, Ph.D. (University of
year, the School of Tamil is conducting six Washington, USA)
endowment lectures and seminars. Specialization: Tamil Grammar, Mass
‘Bharathi Day Celebration’ is also arranged Communication and Spoken Tamil-Teaching.
*R. Nalangilli, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
every year.
Chennai)
The School has produced more than 80 Ph.D. Specialization: Comparative Literature and
At present 30 candidates are doing Ph.D. in Literary Theories, Women Studies and Women’s
Writing, Literature and Psychology.
the School. More than 190 scholars received
*K. Ilamathy Janakiraman, Ph.D.
M.Phil. degree until 2005. Now, 24 students (Annamalai University, Chidambaram)
are doing M.Phil. programme. Many students Specialization: Siddar’s Literature, Religious
have passed the National Level UGC/SLET Literature, Journalism, Mass Communication,
examinations. and Creative Literature.
M.S. Arivudainambi, Ph.D. (Madurai
This School offers facilities for intensive Kamaraj University, Madurai), D.Litt ( Tamil
study and research in different areas of University, Thanjavur )
Tamil Literature such as Sangam Specialization: Tamil Literature, Saiva
Literature, Epic Literature, Devotional Samayam, Fine Arts and Manuscriptology
literature, Modern Literature, Comparative Readers
Literature and Folklore. The thrust area of
*M. Mathialagan, Ph.D. (Annamalai
the School is Theory and Grammar.
University, Chidambaram)
Programmes of study Specialization: Modern Literature & Literary
Criticism.
M.A. Tamil

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*A.Thirunagalingam, Ph.D. (Pondicherry Ph.D. programmes, The Department of
University, Puducherry) Tourism Studies offers a MBA programme
Specialization: Folklore, Ancient Tamil
specializing in Tourism. The Department
Grammar, Marxism and Literature
of Banking Technology offers a specialized
Lecturers MBA programme in Banking Technology.
M. Karunanidhi, Ph.D. (Pondicherry The School of Management offers the above
University, Puducherry) said programmes with a total placement
Specialization: Folklore and Manuscriptology
focus. While the regular MBA students are
B. Ravikumar, Ph.D. (University of found getting good placements in leading
Madras, Chennai)
MNCs and large Public Limited Companies
Specialization: Modern Literature, Literary
involved in manufacturing, service industry
Criticism & Creative Literature
as well as in high profile Software Industry,
the MBA (Tourism) students are finding total
placement in travel and tourism industries
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT as well as in hospitality business. M. Com.
(Business Finance) programme offered by the
Department of Commerce has attracted the
Dean: Professor R. Paneerselvam attention of companies which are involved
in Finance and Investment, Fund
School of Management is one of the popular Management, Stock Broking, Banking and
Schools of Excellence in the campus Non-banking activities. M. A. Economics
primarily focusing on the business related students are found in great demand in those
courses since the very inception of this organisations involved in policy making such
University. This School consists of the as National Institutes devoted for Economic
following Departments: development, RBI, Government dept of
Economics & Statistics, etc. MBA Banking
• Department of Management Studies Technology degree programme started
drawing attention of top leading banks and
• Department of Commerce
software companies concentrating on
• Department of Economics Banking software.

• Department of Tourism Studies

• Department of Banking Technology


Department of Management
Studies
• Department of International
Business Programmes of study
The Department of Management Studies Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
offers MBA & Ph.D. programmes, the The course comprises of Foundational
Department of Commerce offers M.Com. (eg. Business Environment), Fundamental
(Business Finance), M.Phil. and Ph.D. (eg. Law), Functional (eg. Marketing,
programmes. The Department of Economics Finance, Operations, Personnel, Systems
offers M.A. (Applied Economics), M.Phil. and and their electives) and Fusional (eg.
Strategic Management) subjects.

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Ph.D. in Management *S. Hariharan, Ph.D. (Bharathidasan
(Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External)) University, Trichirapalli)
Entrance Examination Specialization: Managerial Finance, Managerial
Accounting, Corporate Finance and Strategic
M.B.A. Candidates who desire to join M.B.A. Cost Accounting.
programme should have CAT (Common Readers
Admission Test) scores. Selection from
*T. Nambirajan, Ph.D. (Pondicherry
among those short-listed candidates on the University, Puducherry)
basis of the CAT scores, is made in Specialization: Productions and Operations
Puducherry through group discussion and Management, Supply Chain Management, Total
personal interview which are normally Quality Management, Service Operations
scheduled in March. Admissions are already Management and Management Information
Systems.
completed for the academic year 2007-08.
S. Amanulla, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad,
Ph.D. Candidates will be selected based on Hyderabad)
an entrance examination followed by an Specialization: Finance and Accounting, Indian
interview at Pondicherry University. The Capital Market, Financial Econometrics
Financial Engineering and Cost Management.
entrance test questions will be based on all
the functional areas of Management. Chitra Sivasubramanian, Ph.D. (Madurai
Kamaraj University, Madurai)
Infrastructure facilities Specialization: Organisational Behaviour,
Human Resources Management and Industrial
The Department has a well equipped Relations Management.
computer laboratory with the latest operating Uma Chandrasekaran, Ph.D. (Pondicherry
systems and various application softwares. University, Puducherry)
Good audio-visual facilities are also Specialization: Consumer Behaviour & Brand
available. Management, Advertising & Corporate
Communications Management, Services
Faculty Marketing (including Hospital Services) and
Sales & Distribution Logistics.
Professors
Lecturers (Selection Grade)
*R. Panneerselvam, Ph.D. (Anna University, S. Victor Anand Kumar, M.B.A. (Pondicherry
Chennai) University, Puducherry)
Specialization: Group Technology, Assembly Specialization: Marketing, Information Systems
Line Balancing, Covering Techniques and E-business
Applications to Location Problems and
*B. Charumathi, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
Production Scheduling.
Chennai)
*Basheer Ahmed Khan, Ph.D. (A.M.U., Specialization: Accounting, Tax and Financial
Aligarh) Management (including sectoral), HRD,
Specialization: Personnel Management, Entrepreneurship (including Women), Project
Industrial Relations and Training, HRD & Management and Marketing of Financial
Welfare Administration. Services.
*R. Prabhakara Raya, Ph.D. (Andhra
Lecturer
University, Vizhakapatnam)
Specialization: Human Resource Management, L. Mothilal, M.B.A.
Management Systems for Rural Development, Specialization: Public Systems Management,
Higher Education Management, and E- Management Information Systems, Education,
Governance. Quality and General Management.

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Department of Commerce Banking, Organizational Behaviour,
Taxation, Insurance, Costing, Statistics,
The Department of Commerce aims at
Auditing, Legal aspects of Business,
training the commerce graduates with
Business Economics, Foreign Trade,
professional skills required to handle the
Corporate Secretaryship, Cooperation and
‘Finance Function’ in large sized corporate
such alike.
enterprises. The P.G. programme is to
impart knowledge and skills required to take The admission for M.Phil. programme
up activities like Investment and Portfolio consists of entrance test aimed at assessing
Management, Security Market Operations, the advanced knowledge of the student at
Forex dealings, Accounts for Managers, his/her P.G. level courses. It is mostly
General Management, Taxation objective type. It is followed by an interview
Management, Treasury Management and for assessing the students’ field of interest
Management of Mutual Funds and NBFCs, and communication skills.
etc.
The admission for Ph.D. programme is open
The students belonging to this programme twice a year. Based on the vacancies
find placements in finance divisions of major available with eligible guides and the field of
MNCs like IBM, FORD, Fund Management & Specialization that a scholar wants to pursue,
Stock Broking companies like M/s Karvey the admission formalities are carried out by
Consultants, software companies inviting the candidates for a written test and
concentrating on Accounting Solutions, in an oral interview wherein the candidates
addition to a good number of placements in have to make a presentation on their
Banking and Insurance sectors. proposed topic before a selection committee.
The Department offers Ph.D. programme in
Infrastructure facilities
the fields of Finance, Banking, Marketing
and Personnel Management. The Department has been housed in Science
and Humanities Block II (IFloor) with spacey
Programmes of study class rooms and a Computer lab. (seven P-4
systems) with internet connection, Xeroxing
M.Com. Business Finance
facility, Overhead 2 LCD projectors for
M.Phil. Commerce (Full-time) presentations constitute the basic
Ph.D. Commerce (Full-time) infrastructure. A 24 hour internet facility
with access to CMIE Prowess data base, SPSS
Entrance Examination
statistical Software package, on-line
The admission for all the course is based on journals from Science Direct, Epsco are the
national level entrance examination. The merited facilities in the Department.
entrance examination for admission to Faculty
M.Com. (Business Finance) degree
Professors
programme consists of objective type
questions. These questions are mostly *P. Palanichamy Ph.D. (Pondicherry
aimed at assessing the candidates’ basic University, Puducherry)
Specialization: Banking Financial Institutions
understanding of concepts in subject at
& Markets, Organization Behavior and
B.Com. level. The areas include Personnel Management, Forex & Global
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Malabika Deo, Ph.D. (Pondicherry Thrust area of Research and Research
University, Puducherry) projects undertaken:
Specialization: Business Statistics, Portfolio The thrust areas of research are Public
Management, International Finance, Operation
Finance, International Economics, Monetary
Research.
Economics and Gender Studies. Major
P.Natarajan, Ph.D. (Alagappa University,
projects from Ministry of Education,
Karaikudi)
Specialization: Project Management, Government of Puducherry, University
Entrepreneurship Development, Human Grants Commission, etc. were undertaken.
Resource Management, Fund Management and Besides, faculty members published series
International Business of articles in reputed journals like Artha
Reader Vijnan, Indian Economic Journal, Journal of
Rural Development, Journal of Quantitative
D. Lazar, Ph.D. (Madras University)
Specialization: Corporate Micro Finance, Economics , Indian Journal of Labour
Personal Fianance, International Financial Economics, Asian-African Journal of
Management, Investment and protfolio Economics and Econometrics, Man-power
Management, Derivative Management, Stock Journal, Margin, Prajnan, etc.
Market and Economy, Financial cost and
Management Accounting. Entrance Examination
Lecturer (Selection Grade) The selection for the P.G. and M.Phil.
programmes will be based on a written
S. Aravanan, M.Phil. (Pondicherry
examination of 2 hours duration. For the
University, Puducherry)
M.A. degree programme the question paper
Specialization: Securities Analysis
will be set based upon the bachelor’s degree
Lecturer course and the P.G. level course will be the
basis for the M.Phil. and Ph.D. entrance test.
K.B. Nideesh, M.Com. (Calicut University)
The questions for P.G. entrance
Specialization: Taxation, Finance, Accounting
examination shall be purely objective and for
Cost & Management Accounting, Investment
Management. M.Phil., it shall be both objective and
subjective type.
Infrastructure Facilities
Good computing and Internet facilities are
Department of Economics available

Faculty
The Department of Economics, came into
existence from 15.12.1986 Professors
Programme of Study *M. Ramadass, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
Chennai) (On Leave)
Ph.D. (Full time, Part-time (Internal & Specialization: Agriculture Economics, Health
External )) Economics, Economics of Education
*P. Ibrahim, Ph.D. (Kerala University,
M.Phil. (Full Time) and Trivandrum)
M.A. (Applied Economics). Specialization: Fishery Economics, Energy
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*K. Sham Bhat, Ph.D. (Cochin University of the Central Ministry of Tourism and Civil
Science and Technology, Cochin) Aviation, a Centre for Tourism Studies (CTS)
Specialization: Public Economics, Monetary
was established in Pondicherry University
Economics, Econometrics.
as a nodal centre for advanced tourism
*M.Ramachandran, Ph.D. ( University of
education and research. The CTS was
Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
Specialization: Monetary Economics. elevated to the status of a Department during
*V.Nirmala, Ph.D. (Madurai Kamaraj 2005-’06.
University, Madurai ) The Department has a track record of
Specialization: Agriculture Economics, Women
excellent placements for its students. The
Studies.
students get an early exposure to the
Readers industrial life during the two month Summer
Internship Training. Companies that
*P.Muthaiyan, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
Chennai) recently visited the campus and recruited
Specialization: Agriculture Economics, the students include: Thomas Cook, SOTC,
Economics of Education, Regional Economics Carlson Wagonlit, Orbit, Ramoji Film City,
J. Srinivasan, Ph.D. Dakshina Chitra, Le Meridian etc.
Specialization: Economics of Education, Health Some of the alumini of the DTS have
Economics, Public Economics, Economics and reached the middle and senior level
Statistics.
managerial positions in multinational travel
Lecturer companies. Some have chosen to become
educators and researchers while a few others
*Puja Padhi Ph.D. (University of Madras,
have opted to be entrepreneurs.
Chennai)
Specialization: Agriculture Economics,
Programme of study
Economics of Education, Regional Economics

Placements: MBA Tourism

Some of the students who completed P.G.


The Department of Tourism Studies offers a
programme are doing M.Phil. /Ph.D. with
two year full-time Master of Business
fellowship in IIT Mumbai, Centre for
Administration (MBA) programme
Development Studies, Trivandrum,
specializing in Tourism.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
Central University of Hyderabad, Institution Admission to the MBA (Tourism) programme
of Socio Economic Changes, Bangalore, is based on an entrance test conducted by
TATA Institute of Social Sciences, etc. Some the University, followed by group discussion
are employed as faculty members at various and personal interview. Students desirous
educational institutions and executives in of joining the programme are requested to
multinational companies. visit the University’s website for the latest
information.
Department of Tourism Studies
Infrastructure facilities
The beginning of the Department of Tourism
Studies (DTS) can be traced back to 1991 Computer Lab with educational softwares
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connectivity; OHP/LCD projectors and other got the summer training placement also in
multimedia aids; well-equipped class rooms; the reputed companies in Tourism Industry.
online and print journal database, etc. are
available. Department of Banking Technology
Faculty Programme of Study
Professor MBA Banking Technology
*G. Anjaneya Swamy, Ph.D. (Andhra The Department of Banking Technology
University, Vishakapatnam) came into existence to offer a specialized
Specialization:General Management, M.B.A programme in Banking Technology
Entrepreneurship Development and Services
from the academic year 2005 -06. The UGC
Marketing.
has sanctioned this programme under its
Lecturers
Innovative/Interdisciplinary schemes of
Sampad Kumar Swain, Ph.D. ( Utkal 10th plan funding to be offered jointly by
University ) School of Management and Ramanujan
Specialization: Airlines & Travel Management School of Mathematics and Computer
and Eco-tourism
Science.
Babu P. George, Ph.D. (Goa University)
Specialization: Management Process, Tourism
Research Methods, Tourism Strategies, and e- MBA (Banking Technology) is a specialized
Tourism. inter-disciplinary programme primarily
*Jitendre Mohan Mishra, Ph.D. (HNB focused on developing manpower with know-
Garhural University ) how and know-why skills regarding
Specialization: Eco Tourism, Accounting for management of technology used in the bank
tourism, Tourism economics and Tourism and finance industries.
planning.
Anuchandran, M.Phil. (Kerala University) More specifically, this programme is aimed
Specialization: TDestination Marketing, at:
Sustainable Tourism, HRM, Geography of
Tourism Imparting skills and knowledge required
to manage modern business enterprises
Note: Apart from the full-time Faculty Members,
involved in the Finance and Banking
the Department of Tourism Studies frequently
companies involved in providing Banking
invites a large number of visiting faculties and
solutions.
guest speakers, both from the academia and
Designing and developing learning skills
the industry.
in the fields of data management, data
warehousing, information gateways,
Placements
finance networks, e-commerce,
The companies like Thomas Cook, Orbit information security, IT laws ad Cyber
Travels and Tours, Carlson Wagonlit, Ramoji crimes in addition to strategies involved
Film City, Dakshina Chitra, SOTC, Sahara in implementing Computer Networks, IT
Group, etc. have visited the campus and infrastructure management and
recruited about 70% of the students for final Information system Audit.
placements. All the first year students have Providing the basic knowledge on the
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operations, stock market operations, R. Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D. (Gandhigram
Forex market, capital flows, arbitrage Rural Institute)
Specializations: Banking & Finance, Bank
operations and derivative instruments,
Management, Forex Management
working of euro currency markets for
V. Prasanna Venkesan, M.Tech.
possible global exposure on the working
(Pondicherry University)
of euro currency markets for possible Specializations: Software Architecture, Object-
global exposure on the working of Oriented Systems, Multilingual-based systems,
Financial networks. Programming Languages.
Other highlights include
Lecturers
Industry integrated curriculum
24X365 days Internet Campus
S. T. Surulivel, M.B.A., M.Phil.
AC class room with Wi-Fi connectivity Specialization: Banking Technology
Laptops to be used by student to Management, Marketing Management, Strategic
participate in Web based teaching Financial Management and Merchant Banking
Case studies on Fortune 500 companies & Financial Services
Guest lectures by bankers,
industrialists, software professionals. S. Vijayalakshmi, M.C.A. (Bharathidasan
University)
Specialization: Computer Networks for Bankers,
Candidate are admitted based on all India Financial Information system, Dtabase
level entrance examination conducted by the Management system.
University followed by group discussion and
personal interviews. This entrance test is
similar to that of any standard all India Department of International
management admission tests with objective Business
type questions. Stress is relatively high in
the areas of mathematics and computer Programme of Study
science subjects
MBA International Business
Faculty
Professor The process of globalization has enabled India
to emerge as economic super power wherein
*K. Chandra Sekhara Rao, Ph.D. (Nagarjuna it is attracting investment from gaint global
University)
business players of multi-nations. At the
Specializations: Financial Management,
security Analysis & Portfolio Management, same time, a sizable number of Indian MNCs
Derivatives Management and Global Financial are gearing up international business
Markets & International Finance operations across the world. To effectively
compete in the present day emerging global
Readers economy, one needs to have a thorough
understanding of international management
T. Chitralekha M.Tech. (Pondicherry and strategies, global financial markets,
University)
multicultural organizations, and the
Specializations: Information Security, Data
warehousing, Agent Technology. competitive structure of global economies
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transforming scenario, Pondicherry Highlights of the programme
University has establised the Department of
The DIB adopts state-of the-art curriculum
International Business (DIB) to offer a
and equipped with all infrastructural
specialized two-year fulltime post-graduate
facilities needed for the students to develop
degree in MBA-International Business.
themselves as global leaders. Some of the
The DIB has designed the MBA-International facilities which are proposed to be offered
Business programme with a special focus on include the following:
imparting training and molding aspirants to
acquire needed core competencies, which Congenial air conditioned class rooms
are specifically required to manage global with audio visual aids
business operations. Besides giving
24x365 days internet campus
conventional management education inputs,
a highly competent set of faculty has Class rooms with Wi-Fi connectivity
designed and developed a course structure Laptops to be used by students for effective
which will provide core competency skills in class room participation.
chosen areas of international business Placement Cell with good track record.
ranging from geo-political issues, managing
Well equipped library
in emerging economies, international trade
and logistics, global banking, financial Case studies with international
srvices and insurance management, IT and perspectives
ITES management, international tourism, Terms papers, Team projects and
hospitality and customer relationship internship
management, retial management, export Guest lectures by top executives
and import system, cross-cultural; from MNCs
management, foreign language and
environmental issues. The course Faculty
curriculum is so organised that the students
Professor
are groomed to take up the challenges of new
millennium, which are truly international *K. Mohan, Ph.D. (Pondicherry University,
and competitive in nature and not restricted Puducherry),
by geographical or political boundaries. Specialization: Strategic Financial Management,
Corporate Finance, International Finance,
Selection Procedure Management Accounting.
Admission to the MBA (International *D. Sambandhan, Ph.D. (Gokale Institute,
Pune) (Adjunct Faculty)
Business) programme will be based on All
Specialization: Managerial Economics,
India level entrance examinations to be International Economics, Global Financial
conducted by the University. The short listed Markets.
candidates in the written examinatin will
Lecturer (Senior Scale)
have to appear for Group Discussion (GD) and
P. Sridharan, M.Phil. (Pondicherry
Personal Interview (PI). Interested candidates University, Puducherry)
may visit the university’s website for more Specialization: Financial and Management
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Lecturers The School also paves way for the plethora
Y. Venkata Rao, Ph.D. (Andhra University) of employment opportunities to the students
Specialization: Human Resources Management, by organizing Campus Placement
Strategic Management, Cross-Cultural Programmes by inviting various IT
Management
Companies.
Manoj E. Prabhakar, M.Phil.
Specialization: Marketing Consumer Behaviour, School Programme of Study
Strategic Management, Cross-Cultural
From the Academic year 2007-2008, the
Management
School offers the following programme

Five years Integrated M.Sc. Mathematics,


Statistics and Computer Science
RAMANUJAN SCHOOL OF Entrance Examination
MATHEMATICS & The selection for the 5 year Integrated M.Sc.
COMPUTER SCIENCE (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer
Science) will be based on the entrance
Dean: Professor H.P. Patil examination consisting of 75 objective type
questions (60 in Mathematics and 15 in
The Ramanujan School of Mathematics &
Computer Science) at Higher Secondary
Computer Science comprising of the
level.
Departments of Mathematics, Statistics &
Computer Science was established on Co-ordinator
23.3.04 as per the Academic Ordinances of
K.M. Tamizhmani, Ph.D. (University of
the Pondicherry University. The School aims Madras, Chennai), FNASc.
at imparting quality education in Specialization: Integrable systems.
Mathematics, Computer Science,
Communication Technology Engineering
and Information, which are realized by the Department of Mathematics
various post graduate study programmes in
The Department was established in 1986 and
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer
it aims to train people who are oriented
Sciences offered by the School.
towards research and teaching in advanced
All the three the Departments of the School areas of Mathematics.
have distinguished faculty, and well equipped Programmes of study
laboratories with excellent computing
facilities. Research activities in emerging M.Sc. Mathematics
research disciplines are being carried out
M.Phil. Mathematics (Full-time)
in the Departments. About 12 research
scholars mentored by experienced Ph.D. Mathematics
supervisors are currently pursuing their (Full-time, Part-time (Internal & External))
research works in these disciplines.
The National Board for Higher Mathematics
Research projects funded by AICTE, NBHM, (NBHM) gives an annual grant of about Rs. 5
DST and UGC also add to the credit of the
lakhs for procuring books and journals for
School.
the library.

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Entrance Examination Specialization: Integrable systems.

The question paper for admission to M.Sc. Readers


Mathematics will comprise of 50 objective *M. Subbiah, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)
type questions at the B.Sc. level. A majority Specialization: Hydrodynamics Stability.
of questions will be on the following topics: V. Muruganadam, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)
sets, sequences, series, limits, continuity, Specialization: Harmonic Analysis.
differentiation, integration, trigonometry,
Lecturer (Senior Scale)
analytical geomentry, complex variable,
group theory, vector spaces, matrices, T.Duraivel, Ph.D. (Pondicherry University,
Puducherry)
determinant, linear transformations, rank,
Specialization: Commutative Algebra.
nullity, eigenvalues of linear maps,
elementary probability, vector calculus and Lecturer
ordinary differential equations. A. Joseph Kenedy, Ph.D. (University of
Madras, Chennai)
For admission to M.Phil. /Ph.D. the questions Specialization: Algebra.
will be of objective type at the M.Sc. level. A
majority of questions will be drawn from
algebra, topology, functional analysis, linear
algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, Department of Statistics
graph theory, discrete mathematics,
The Department of Statistics was established
analytical dynamics, number theory,
during October 2006. Currently, the
differential equations, fluid mechanics and
department offers M.Sc. Statistics Program
basic probability.
and the department has planned to offer
Infrastructure facilities M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs in Statistics in
The Department has a well-equipped future. The department aims to train
computer laboratory and a library. Various students in the development and applications
mathematical softwares are also available. of Statistical techniques for analyzing data
arising in the scientific investigation of
Faculty
problems in the various disciplines. it is also
Professors proposed to provide first hand practical
experience in handling modern statistical
*H.P. Patil, Ph.D. (Karnataka University,
Dharwad), Doc. Math. Sci. (University of softwares in the analysis of such data.
Warsaw, Poland) In the present scenario, it is rather
Specialization: Graph Theory, Discrete
impossible, even to think of any field which
Mathematics and Algorithms
does not employ modern statistical tools to
*A.M.S. Ramasamy, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)
Specialization: Number Theory arrive at rational conclusions from research
studies and a Statistician is always an
*V. Indumathi, Ph.D. (University of
Madras, Chennai) indespensable part of any research team
Specialization: Abstract Approximation carrying out any research investigation.
Theory, Geometry of Banach Spaces.
Programme of study
*K.M. Tamizhmani, Ph.D. (University of
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Entrance Examination Department of Computer Science
The question paper for the entrance
The Department aims at imparting quality
examination for admission to the M.Sc.
education in Computer Science &
Statistics course will consists of 50 objective
Engineering and Information Technology
type questions. Out of these 30 question will
through various post-graduate programmes.
be from the following topics. Descriptive
It also offers an atmosphere conducive for
Statistics, Probability, Distribution,
research scholars for pursuing research in
Statistical Inference, Designing of
various advanced areas of Computer
experiments, Quality Control and Vital
Science, Engineering and Information
Statistics at the B.Sc. level.
Technology.
The remaining 20 questions will be from the
Infrastructure facilities
following topics in Mathematics, Matrices,
Determinants, Sequence and Series, The Department has four well-equipped
Differentiation, Integration and Algebra at computer laboratories namely, Main lab,
the B.Sc. level. Multimedia lab, Grid Computing Lab and
M.Tech lab, housing about 120 state-of-art
Infrastructure facilities
cinouter systems with latest configuration,
The department has plans to establish soon all connected to various servers running
a Sophisticated Computer Laboratory with all Operating Systems like Windows NT, Linux,
statistical software soon. Sun Solaries and Mac OS, Grid Computing
Faculty and Cluster Computing have also been
facilitated in the servers. Intranet facility
Professors
and Internet facility ( 8 Mbps link ) are also
*P. Dhanavanthan, Ph.D. (University of available. An enhanced multimedia lab of the
Madras, Chennai)
department is equipped with state of the art
Specialization: Distribution theory, Operation
Research Apple machines.
M. Rajagopalan, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State Research Activities
University) UGC - Visiting Professor
Specialization: Statistical Inference
The Department hosts research activities
Lecturers in the following discipline : Extreme
Kiruthika, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
Programming, Object Oriented Systems,
Chennai) Software Architecture, Multilingual-Based
Specialization: Cluster Analysis, Artificial Systems, Software Agents, Evolutionary
Bueral Network Computing, Bioinformatics, Language
Navin Chandra, Ph.D. (Banaras Hindu Engineering, Software Testing, Real Time
University) Operating Systems, Neural Networks and
Specialization: Reliability Theory Distributed databases.

Programmes of study
Subhradev Sen, M.Sc. (Visva-Bharathi,
Santiniketan)
The Department offers the following degree
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M.Sc. Computer Science Ph.D. Admission to Ph.D. is based on the
entrance examination, presentation of the
M.C.A.
research topic followed by an interview.
M.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering.
Students Activities
Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering.
The Computer Science students’
[Full-time, Part-time (Internal)]
association, PIXEL, provides opportunities to
sharpen the skills of students by organizing
Entrance Examination
lectures and students meet. The alumini of
the department deliver lectures on latest
M.Sc. Computer Science: The entrance
topics periodically for updating the skill sets
examination is of objective type. The
of the students.
question paper will consist of 20 questions
in general arithmetic and 70 from Data Placements
Structures and Algorithms, Digital Logic and The Placement activities of the Department
Computer Organisation, Operating Systems, are taken care of by a Placement Cell which
System Software, Microprocessors, SAD, comprises of student members and a faculty
DBMS, Automata, Programming Languages advisor. The Placement Cell organizes
(C & C++) and Recent Trends in Computer Campus recruitment programmes every year
Science. and takes pride in facilitating placement for
the eligible students in MNCs like IBM, HCL,
M.C.A. Admission to M.C.A. is based on Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Verizon, HO, ITC, CTS,
entrance examination followed by group Honeywell, Oatni Computers, iGate, iFlex,
discussion and interview. The entrance etc.
examination is of objective type. The
question paper will consist of 90 questions Faculty
covering the following topics, Comprehension Professors
and verbal ability, A n a l y t i c a l
*S. Kuppuswami, Dr. Ing. (University of
ability,Logical reasoning, Mathematical Rennes I, France) ( Deputed to
aptitude (+2) and General awareness in Administration)
Computer Science. Specialization: Software Engineering,
Software Architecture, Object Oriented Systems,
Multilingual-based systems, Network
M.Tech. Computer Science & Engg.
Management Systems.
Admission to M.Tech. is based on entrance
examination followed by an interview. The *R. Subramanian, Ph.D. (IIT, Delhi) (on
Leave)
written examination is of objective type.
Questions will be from the following subjects: Specialization: Parallel & Distributed
Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Algorithms, Evolutionary Algorithms, Robotics.
Architecture, Operating Systems, System Reader
Software, Microprocessors, DBMS, Networks,
P. Davachelvan, M.E., Ph.D. (Anna
Compilers, Automata, AI, Graphics, Software
University, Chennai)
Engineering, Programming Languages (C,
Specialization: Software Testing, Software
C++ and Java) and Recent Trends in Metrics, Software Quality Assurance,
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Lecturers P. Venil, M.E. (Annamalai University,
Chidambaram)
S. Sivasathya, M.Tech. (Pondicherry Specialization: Data Structures, DBMS, Data
University, Puducherry) Communication Networks.
Specialization: Evolutionary Algorithms, DBMS,
OODBMS, BioInformatics.
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL,
R.P. Seenivasan, M.C.A. (Madras University,
Chennai)
CHEMICAL AND APPLIED
Specialization: Operating Systems, Information SCIENCES
Technologies, Data Base Management Systems. Dean: Professor S. Balakrishnan
K. Vijayanand, M.C.A. (REC, Trichy)
Specialization: Computer Applications, Natural
Language Processing.
T. Sivakumar, M.Tech. (Pondicherry The School of Physical, Chemical and Applied
University, Puducherry) Sciences consists of the following
Specialization: DBMS, Data Communication departments.
Networks, Object Oriented programming, Object-
Oriented System Design, Network Security. • Department of Physics
R. Sunitha, M.C.A, M.Tech. (Pondicherry
• Department of Chemistry
University , Puducherry)
Specialization: Software Architecture, Software • Department of Earth Sciences
Engineering.
P. Sujatha, M.Tech. (Pondicherry The School is uniquely placed to conduct
University , Puducherry) interdisciplinary teaching and research
Specialization: Data Mining, Data activities in the physical sciences. The
Warehousing, Evolutionary Algorithms, Formal above Departments of the School offer M.Sc.,
Languages
M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes. The
K. Suresh Joseph, M.Tech. ( University of
Madras, Chennai)
Departments in the School also offer an
integrated M.Sc. programme of five years
Specialization: Operating Systems, Analysis of
Algorithms and Design, Data Structures, Real duration in Physics, Chemistry and Applied
Time Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Geology for the +2 students.
Neural Networks.
All the Departments have distinguished
M. Sathya, M.Tech. (Pondicherry
faculty and excellent laboratory and
University , Puducherry)
computational facilities. There are more
Specialization: Software Engineering, System
Software, Bio-Informatics, Intelligent than 30 research scholars engaged in
Computing, Software Architecture. frontline areas of research. A very high
K.S. Kuppusamy, M.Sc. (Madurai Kamaraj percentage of M.Sc. students of the School
University, Madurai) have cleared national level tests, UGC-CSIR
Specialization: Neural Networks, Digital Image NET and GATE.
Processing, Visual Programming, Operating
Systems, Web Programming. The students and researchers of the
S.K.V. Jayakumar, M.E. ( University of Departments routinely use common
Madras, Chennai) facilities like, Vibrating Sample
Specialization: Distributed Database, Mobile Magnetometer (Lakeshore, USA), UV-VIS-
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scanning Electron Microscope with Energy • Superionic Conductors
Dispersive X-ray (SEM-EDX) Analyzer that
are recently augmented, in the Central • Relaxation Mechanisms and Molecular
Instrumentation Facility (CIF). Interactions

All the Departments of the School are • Magnetic Materials


supported by DST-FIST programme and the
Department of Chemistry is also supported • Nano Materials
by UGC-SAP funding. Sophisticated
equipments have been procured under these Programmes of study
funding and these are extensively used for M.Sc. Physics programme is offered with
teaching and research. three Specializations (Condensed Matter
Physics/ Laser Physics/ Electronics)
M.Sc. Physics (5 year Integrated)
M.Phil. Physics (Full-time)
Department of Physics
Ph.D. Physics
The Department of Physics came to
[Full-time, Part-time (Internal & External)]
existence on 01-06-1987 and facilities are
available for intensive training and research Entrance Examination
in basic areas of Physics. The Department The question paper will consist of objective
has been recognized for special funding by type questions.
DST under the Fund for Improvement of For P.G. studies: The objective question
Science and Technology Infrastructure paper covers all the subjects at U.G. degree
(FIST) programme. The faculty members with Physics as Main and Mathematics and
have received major research project grants Chemistry as ancillaries.
for more than Rs.4.0 crores from different For M.Phil. and Ph.D. Courses: The objective
funding agencies like DST, AICTE, UGC, question paper covers all the subjects studies
IFCPAR, DRDO, DAE, INSA and CSIR, under P.G. course in Physics
Government of India and published more than
400 papers in internationally reputed Infrastructure facilities
journals. Some of the faculty members
The Department has sufficient
received several national, international
infrastructure to conduct M. Sc. practical
awards, fellowships and membership in the
courses in routine as well as advanced level
national committee’s and referees in many
experiments. The department is equipped
national and international journals. The
with the following facilities: Fourier
Department conducts M.Sc. (Physics)
Transform Infrared Spectrometer,
programme and train research scholars for
Differential Scanning Calorimeter,
M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physics in the following
Impedance Analyser, Ultrasonic Pulse Echo
areas:
Interferometer, VSM (Lakeshore), UV-VIS-IR
• Nonlinear Dynamics/Nonlinear Optics Spectrometer (Varian), Digital Nano Volt and
Current Meters (Keithely), Advanced XRD
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Faculty A. Ramesh Naidu, M.Phil. (University of
Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
Professor Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics,
Cognitive Phenomena
*T.K. Nambinarayanan, Ph.D. (University Alok Sharan, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)
of Madras, Chennai) Specialization: Lasers, Nonlinear Optics,
Specialization: Acoustics , Chemical Physics, Nonlinear Optical Materials Characterization
Magnetic Resonance.
Rabindra Nath Bhowmik, Ph.D. (Jadavpur
*N. Satyanarayana, Ph.D. ( IIT, Chennai) University/SINP, Kolkatta)
Specialization: Solid State Ionics, Solid State Specialization: Experimental Condensed Matter
Spectroscopy, Crystal Growth, Magnetic Physics: Magnetism and Magneto-transport
Resonance. Phenomena
*G. Govindaraj, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
Chennai) Department of Chemistry
Specialization: Thin Films, Solid State Ionics,
The Department of Chemistry, started in
Dielectric Spectroscophy.
1987, offers M.Sc. (Chemical Sciences), M.Sc.
*K. Porsezian, Ph.D. (Bharthidasan
(Chemistry), Five year Integrated, M.Phil.
University, Tiruchirapalli)
Specialization: Non-linear Dynamics, Non-linear and Ph.D. programmes. From the very
Fibre Optics, Solitons, Theoretical Physics. beginning, the post-graduate students of the
Department, at the end of their course,
Readers qualify for the national level tests, i.e. UGC-
CSIR NET/GATE to seek academic
*G. Chandrasekaran, Ph.D. (Annamalai progression.
University, Annamalai Nagar)
Specialization: Geomagnetism, Magnetism and
The Department is supported by the
Magnetic Materials, Spectroscopy.
University Grants Commission’s SAP
*V.V. Ravikanth Kumar , Ph. D. (Sri
Venkateswara University, Tirupati) (DRS) and the Department of Science &
Specialization: Rare earth doped galsses and Technology, Govt. of India FIST
materials - Optical Spectroscopy and Photonic programme to achieve its academic
Crystal Fibres - Soft glasses. potentials.
S. Sivaprakasam, Ph.D. (University of
The Department of Chemistry has highly
Hyderabad, Hyderbad)
Specialization: Semiconductor Lasers, quantum qualified faculty members to conduct
Electronics research in fore-front areas of Chemistry
R. Sivakumar, Ph.D. (IIT, Madras) including inorganic, organic, physical and
Specialization: Condensed Matter (Expt), theoretical Chemistry. Research work of the
Hydrogen in Metals, Computational Fluid faculty is supported by the national funding
Dynamics. agencies such as DST, CSIR, AICTE and
UGC. Research output is regularly published
Lecturers
in leading international / national journals
having high impact factor. The Department
S.V.M Satyanarayana, Ph.D. (University of
is equipped to support teaching and research
Madras/IGCAR, Chennai)
Specialization: Nonlinear Dynamics, Statistical activities. Interdisciplinary and
Mechanics, Biophysics. collaborative research is a feature of the
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There are 23 research scholars and 09
Infrastructure Facilities
M.Phil. Scholars engaged in research
activities. A good number of visitors come The Department has excellent computational
to interact with the faculty/students and to facility and computer networking for intra
give lectures. and internet. Research facilities include
EPR, NMR, IR, GCMS, Polarimeter, Atomic
Absorption Spectrometer, Fluorescence, UV-
Programmes of study
VIS Spectrometers to conduct research in
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences the forefront areas of organic synthesis,
magnetic resonance, solid-state chemistry,
M.Sc. Chemistry (Five year Integrated)
organometallic chemistry, etc. There is an
M.Phil. Chemistry (Full-Time) ongoing effort to add other sophisticated
Ph.D. Chemistry instruments such as HPLC, TGA/DTA, X-ray
[Full-time, Part-time (Internal]] fluorescence, etc. The scholars also use the
facilities available at SAIF, Chennai and SIF,
Entrance Examination Bangalore.
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences: The selection is
All the faculty members have individual
based on entrance test comprising of 100
laboratories with basic equipments to carry
objective type multiple-choice questions.
out day-to-day research. The scholars have
The question paper consists 10% of questions
access to several online journals and
from mathematics at +2 level and the rest
databases. Research seminars, invited
90% is equally distributed among inorganic,
lectures and group discussions are
organic and physical chemistry at
constantly held for the benefit of research
undergraduate level.
scholars.
M.Sc. (Five year Integrated): The question
paper will consist of objective type questions
Faculty
in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at
+2 level.
Professors
M.Phil. The selection is based on the
*H. Surya Prakash Rao, Ph.D. (IISc,
entrance examination. The examination will Bangalore)
consist of objective type questions, covering Specialization: Synthetic Organic Chemistry,
all aspects of chemistry at the M.Sc. level. Stereochemistry, Green Chemistry and
There will be 100 questions, out of which 90 Industrial Organic Chemistry.
questions will be distributed among *P. Sambasiva Rao, Ph.D. (IIT, Chennai)
inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and Specialization: Single Crystal EPR Studies on
10 will be from theoretical chemistry. transition metal ions; EPR and Optical Studies
on minerals; EPR Dating.
Ph.D. The selection is based on entrance
*K. Anbalagan, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
examination held in common with M.Phil. Chennai)
entrance test and viva. The candidates who Specialization: Inorganic Photochemistry,
are qualified in NET/GATE/CSIR etc. are Nanomaterial Photocatalysis, Correlation
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Readers G.V.K Biosciences, SRF, Orichid Labs etc.
*Bidhu Bhusan Das, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur) Scholars /students find employment through
Specialization: Synthesis and state-of-the- art campus interviews as well as by direct
structure-property relations in Electronic and contact. Some of the Ph.D. and M.Phil. and
Magnetic Materials, Magnetic Resonance M.Sc. students go abroad for higher studies
spectroscopy (EPR, NMR).
/post-doctoral research.

*R. Venkatesan, Ph. D. (IIT, Mumbai)


Ongoing Research Project:
Specialization: Inorganic Photochemistry, EPR Faculty research is supported by national
of Bio-molecules, Computers in Chemical funding agencies for about Rs.140 lakhs by
Education, Electrochemistry.
CSIR, UGC, DST, AICTE, etc. and also the
Department is supported by special funding
*Bala. Manimaran, Ph.D. (IIT, Mumbai) by UGC-DRS (FIST) and SAP (DRS).
Specialization: Organometallics, Nanoscale
Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Department of Earth Sciences
Lecturers The Department of Earth Sciences was
G. Vasuki, Ph.D. (Madurai Kamaraj started in September 1994. The Department
University, Madurai) is being supported by the FIST programme of
Specialization: Stereoselective Synthesis; the Department of Science and Technology
Chemistry Education (Constructivist Learning). (DST) and is poised for a rapid growth. DST
*N. Dastagiri Reddy, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur) has also sanctioned a National Facility for
Specialization: Main group organometallics, Geochronology and Isotope Geosciences in
transition metal based homogenous catalysis. the department.
*M.M. Balakrishnarajan, Ph.D.
The Department is supported by the
(Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli)
University Grants Commission’s SAP
Specialization: Chemical Information Sciences.
(DRS) and the Department of Science &
*C.R. Ramanathan, Ph.D. (University of
Technology, Govt. of India FIST
Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
programme to achieve its academic
Specialization: Drug design and development,
Asymmetric organic transformations. potentials.
Programme of study
Binoy Krishna Saha, Ph.D. ( University
of Hyderabad, Hyderabad) M.Sc. Applied Geology (2 year)
Specialization: Crystal Engineering, Host-guest M.Sc. Applied Geology (Five year
Chemistry, Polymorphism. Integrated)
TheM.Sc. courses are designed to develop
Placements basic understanding of the earth and the
Many pharmaceutical companies visit the earth processes, as well as to develop skills
Department every year to conduct campus to apply this knowlege to solve problems of
interviews and recruit students for suitable scientific and national importance.
positions. Out going Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.Sc. Academic programmes include intensive
students find employment in leading supported by modern laboratory facilities.
pharmaceutical companies like Reddy M.Phil. Applied Geology (Full-time)
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[Full-time, Part-time (External)] inclusion research, Stereoscopic zoom
These research programmes include courses microscope, Polarizing microscopes.
to develop research orientation and Geochemistry Laboratory: Inductively Coupled
supervised research work in conventional Plasma Spectrometer, Furnace, Microwave
as well as emerging areas of geoscience, digestion system, Electronic analytical
supported by state of the art research balance, Spectrophotometer, Flame
facilities and sophisticated research photometer, Conductivity meter, pH meter,
equipments including XRD, ICP-AES, TIMS Quartz double distillation unit.
and heating-freezing stage for fluid inclusion
research. Isotope Geoscience Laboratory: Thermal
ionization mass spectrometer with ultra-
Entrance Examination
clean laboratory to carry out Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd
Selection for the M.Sc. (Applied Geology) will and U-Th-Pb isotope studies.
be based on the examination at the B.Sc.
level consisting of objective type questions Computing and Network Facility: Adequate
in geology. The selection for the M.Sc. Applied number of PCs with internet connectivity
Geology (Five year integrated) will be based
through University intranet and online
on the entrance examination consisting of
objective type questions in Physics, access for all top ranking journals.
Chemistry and Mathematics at +2 level. For
M.Phil. and Ph.D. the examination would Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory: Mirror
consist of objective questions at M.Sc. level stereoscope, Workstation with Intergraph &
covering topics like Structure & Tectonics, GIS software package.
Minerology, Economic Geology,
Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Field Equipments: Global positioning system,
Petrology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Survey equipments, SLR camera and Digital
Paleontology, Basic Geophysics, Remote cameras.
Sensing, etc. For Ph.D. programme there will
be an interview. Geoscience Workshop: Rock cutting machine,
Thin section preparing machine, Mounting
Infrastructure Facilities machine for polished ore blocks, Laboratory
The Department has well equipped ball mill with agate grinding set, Automatic
laboratories with sophisticated equipments sieve shaker.
to cater to the needs of research as well as
practical course-work of M.Sc. students. Research Activities
Major facilities available in the Department The Department has completed four research
are listed below:
projects( total cost Rs. 36.35 lakhs) sponsored
Mineralogy, Petrology & Paleontology by DST and CSIR, and has seven ongoing
Laboratories: X-ray Powder Diffractometer, research projects funded by DST and NSC
Isodynamic Magnetic Separator, Polarizing (total cost Rs. 91.19 lakhs).
Research Microscope with Photographic Recognising the research capability of the
facility and heating-freezing stage for fluid Department, DST has provided major funding
under FIST programme (Rs.93 lakhs), and
National Facility Programmes to set up TIMS
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scholars are enrolled in the Ph.D. Specialization: Geochemistry, Sedimentology,
programme. The research areas offered by Paleoclimate.
the Department are Geochemistry, Isotope Subhadip Bhadra, Ph.D. (IIT, Kharagpur)
Geochronology, Ore Geology, Sedimentology, Specialization: Structural Geology, Metamorphic
Petrology.
Structural Geology and Tectonics.
Interdisciplinary research with the
Departments of Chemistry and Physics are SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES
being actively pursued in the fields of EPR
spectroscopy of minerals and Dean: Professor S. Jayachandran
Paleomagnetism.
Placement Opportunities The School of Life Sciences comprises of four
Departments and a Centre offering
Many students are employed in national
diversified courses at Post-graduate (M.Sc.)
organizations like AMD, GSI, CGWB, NHPC
level and research in interdisciplinary
and private companies. A number of them
frontier areas leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D.
have qualified in NET, GATE, etc. and pursue
degrees.
research programmes in the Department
The School is developing into a dynamic
itself or opted to take up higher studies in
Centre for research through interactions
other leading institutions in India and
with other Schools of the University and
abroad.
collaboration with other institutions in
Faculty Puducherry in different areas of biological
sciences with applications in Biochemistry,
Professors
Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Marine
*S. Balakrishnan, Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru Biology, Ocean Studies, Pollution Control,
University, New Delhi)
Bioinformatics, Ecology and Environmental
Specialization: Isotope Geology, Geochemistry.
Sciences.
*M.S. Pandian, Ph.D. (Indian School of
Mines, Dhanbad) Departments /Centres coming under
Specialization: Economic Geology, Mineral the school:
Exploration.
Readers • Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology
*K.L. Pruseth, Ph.D. (IIT, Kharagpur)
Specialization: Experimental ore Petrology, • Department of Biotechnology
Geochemistry
• Department of Ecology and
D. Senthil Nathan, Ph. D. (IIT, Kharagpur) Environmental Sciences
Specialization: Paleontology, Sedimentology. • Department of Ocean Studies Marine
Lecturer (Senior Scale) Biology And Coastal Disaster
Rajneesh Bhutani, Ph.D. (Physical Research Management
Laboratory, Ahmedabad)
• Centre for Bioinformatics
Specialization: Isotope Geology, Tectonics.
Lecturers Department of Biochemistry and
*Pramod Singh, Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru
Molecular Biology
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Entrance Examination
The Department of Biochemistry &
Selection of students for M.Sc. is based on
Molecular Biology offers M.Sc., and Ph.D.
entrance examination conducted at various
programmes in Biochemistry & Molecular
centers in the country. The test consists of
Biology (BMB). The Department has an
multiple choice questions in Biochemistry,
excellent complement of teaching faculties.
Molecular Biology, Zoology, Botany,
The Department is recognized for special
Chemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology,
funding under DST-FIST programme and has
Genetics, Physiology and allied areas. Under
also attracted extramural funding worth
the self financing Scheme 6 students from
several lakhs. The Departmental faculty has
all over India and also admitted on payment
established research collaborations with
of Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum besides the
foreign investigators.
tuition fees.
Thrust areas of research
Research activities focus on Reproductive Special grants received
Biology, Plant Physiology & Biotechnology, The Department has received research
Thermophilic Enzymes, Phytoregulator- grants from various institutions such as
animal Cell Interaction, Systematic & UGC, DST, DBT, World Bank, etc.
Developmental Anatomy and Biopesticies.
Besides the centralized facilities, the
Faculty
Department has excellent sophisticated and Professors
modern equipments for wet-lab training, viz.,
UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, Ultracentrifuge, *P.P. Mathur, Ph.D. (Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi)
High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuges,
Specialization: Biochemistry of Reproduction,
Microfuges, Ultrasonicator, PCR Machine, Molecular Biology, Environmental
Temperature controlled plant growth Endocrinology, Bioinformatics.
chamber, CO2 Incubators, Geldoc apparatus, *K. Jeevaratnam, Ph.D. (IISc, Bangalore)
Elisa reader and Ultrapure water purifier. Specialization: Biochemical Pharmacology &
The Department admits students based on Toxicology, Nutrition, Microbiel Biochemistry
performance in the national entrance
Readers
examination. Several of our students have
found entry into MS and Ph.D. programmes *B. Kannabiran, Ph.D. (Madras University,
Chennai)
in the USA and Europe. This Department
Specialization: Pharmacognosy, Systematic
offers a congenial environment for training Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Biopesticides.
and individual growth. *K.Srikumar, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad,
Programmes of Study Hyderabad)
M.Sc. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Specialization: Biochemistry and Biotechnology,
(BMB) Enzymology and Cytokine Biology.
Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Y. Suresh, Ph.D. (Osmania University,
(Full-Time) Hyderabad)
Specialization: Molecular endocrinology,
UGC/CSIR- NET qualified students are Reproductive immunology and toxicology,
admitted to Ph.D. programme. Students are Cancer biology,
also selected for Ph.D. programme if they are
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Employment orientation/skill admitted for Ph.D. full-time programme.
formation/ knowledge generation However, students can join the Ph.D.
Students find placement in Pharmaceutical/ programme if they are selected as Junior
Biotech based companies. 3-4 students Research Fellows in any of the research
get admission to Ph.D. programmes in US projects awarded to the faculty.
and other overseas Universities every year. Entrance Examination
A few students also qualify UGC/CSIR-NET
Ten students are admitted based on merit
and get into premier research institutions
in the All India entrance examination
in India.
conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi. Additionally, 2 top ranking
students from among those who appear in
the entrance examination who are also
Department of Biotechnology natives of U.T. of Puducherry are also
admitted to M.Sc Biotechnology programme.
Since its inception in the year 1992 the All the students admitted to M.Sc.
Department of Biotechnology is offering M.Sc. Biotechnology programme are offered
and Ph.D. programmes in Biotechnology. fellowship @ Rs.800/- p.m.
The students admitted to M.Sc.
Infrastructure facilities
Biotechnology programme are those selected
The Department has well-equipped, spacious
in the combined entrance examination
laboratories with all modern facilities such
conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University,
as cold room, dark room, photo-
New Delhi on an all India basis. The
documentation facility and animal house.
Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
The Department also has sophisticated
has given an additional grant to strengthen
equipments such as high speed refrigerated
the M.Sc. Biotechnology teaching
centrifuges, UV spectrophotometers, UV
programme. To augment the infrastructure
transilluminator, bioreactor system, Gel
facility and to develop a vibrant research
apparatus, Gel documentation system, PCR,
group, the members of the faculty have
HPLC, GC, Vacuum concentrator, Lyophilizer
attracted extramural funding from both
and Phase contrast and inverted
national (UGC,DBT,DST, CSIR, AICTE and
microscopes.
BRNS) and international (Rockefeller
Foundation and Danish Government) funding Faculty
agencies. The publications attest the
quality research work carried out in the Professor
Department.
*S.Jayachandran, Ph.D. (Haryana
Programmes of study Agricultural University, Hisar)
Specialization: Microbiology, Genetic
M.Sc. Biotechnology Engineering.
Ph.D. Biotechnology (Full-time) Readers
The Department offers a full-time Ph.D. *N. Sakthivel, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
programme. Students who have qualified in Chennai)
the CSIR/UGC-NET examination alone are Specialization: Plant Biotechnology, Molecular
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N. Arumugam, Ph.D. (University of Delhi, Department of Ecology and
Delhi)
Environmental Sciences
Specialization: Plant Biotechnology,
Biochemistry, Molecular Plant Breeding.

Lecturer (Senior Scale) The major objective of this Department has


been to provide interdisciplinary high quality
*V. Arul, Ph.D. (Maduarai Kamaraj education to students in order to deepen
University, Madurai) their understanding of contemporary
Specialization: Aqua Culture, Marine Bio-
ecological and environmental problems. The
technology.
faculty have received international national
research awards and medals. Some have also
Lecturers
been elected to the fellowship of National
*Lata Shukla, Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru Academics and Professional Societies and
University, New Delhi) are on the editional boards of national &
Specialization: Free Radical Research and Food international journals.
Biotechnology.
*K. Prashanth, Ph.D. (JIPMER, Pondicherry Thrust Areas:
University, Puducherry) Below-and above-ground Bio-diversity and
Specialization: Medical Biotechnology
Conservation; Environmental Pollution;
Immunology, Medical Microbiology.
Agro-Ecosystem; Weed Ecology; Land use
planning; Resource management; Wetland
Thrust Areas of Research Ecology; Mathematical Modeling; Human
Ecology and Environmental Health; Remote
• Novel cry genes bearing Bacilli
sensing and GIS; Pollution control;
• Bioactive compounds from marine and Bioprocess engineering; Process safety, risk
soil bacteria assessment, inherently safer process design.
• Plant transformation vectors with
antifungal genes
R & D Projects:
• DNA probes and PCR based diagnostic Faculty members received funds for research
methods for the detection of plant
projects from UGC, DST, MOEF, OHGC, AICTE
pathogens
The Rockefeller Foundation and other
• Immunodiagnosis of fish pathogens funding agencies.
Programmes of study
Special Research grants received
M.Sc. Ecology and Environmental
Sciences
The Department receives research grants
from various organisations like DBT, M.Phil. Environmental Technology
Puducherry Government, etc. [Full-time]
All M.Sc. students undergo summer training Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental
in national laboratories, institutions and Sciences
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Ph.D. Environmental Technology *G. Poyyamoli, Ph.D. (Madurai Kamaraj
(Full time, Part-time: internal and external) University, Madurai)
Entrance Examination: Specialization: Human Ecology, Sustainable
Management of Natural Resources and
Selection of students for M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ecosystems, Eco-Tourism and Agro-Ecology.
Ph.D. is based on entrance examination. *N. Parthasarathy, Ph.D. (University of
The question paper will consists of objective Madras, Chennai)
type questions of multiple choice. Specialization: Biodiversity & Conservation
Forest Ecology, Diversity and Ecology of Lianas,
Placement: fungi & lichens, Functional Ecology of Forest
Students passed out from this Department Plant Community
are working with TERI (New Delhi), ATREE D. Ramamoorthy, Ph.D. (Annamalai
(Bangalore) WII (New Delhi), Department of University, Chidambaram),
Environment of Puducherry Govt. and Govt Specialization: Principles of Ecology and
Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and
of Jammu & Kashmir and in various other
Environment, Agro-Ecosystems, Weed Ecology
Universities in India and abroad. & Ecology of Horticultural Crops
Faculty Lecturer (Selection Grade)
Professors S. S. Sundaravel, M.A., P.G.Diploma in
Planning
*S.A.Abbasi, Ph.D. (IIT, Bombay),D.Sc.
(Cochin University of Science & Technology), Specialization: Environmental Impact
FNASc., FIIChE, FIE. Assessment, Land Ecology, Global Change
Specialization: Environmental Engineering.
*Priya Davidar, Ph.D. (Bombay University,
Programe of Study
Mumbai) M.Sc. Sustainable Development
Specialization: Conservation Biology, Plant ( run in colloboration with Department of
Animal Interactions, Behavioural Ecology, Field
Scoiology; An Innovative Programme
Ornithology.
specially funded by UGC)
*Anisa B. Khan Ph.D. (Andhra University,
Vishakapatnam)
Specialization: Environmental Epidemiology -
The decade of 2005-2015 has been declared
Vermi Technology, Resource Re-cycling
Management, Marine Ecology. by UN to be Sustainable Development Decade
to underscore the vital importance of
*M. Vikram Reddy, Ph.D. (North Eastern Hill
University, Shillong) seitching over to a sustainable mode of
Specialization: Applied Soil Ecology; Soil living. Sine qua non for the success of the
Faunal Biodiversity; Pesticide Effects; Water initiative is trained man-power to translate
Pollution; Wildlife Ecology; Ecotechnology and the policy into reality on the ground. To create
Environmental Biotechnology. empowered and enabled leaders to manage
Readers the transition to sustainability in India,
Pondicherry University, in keeping with its
*K.V. Deviprasad, Ph.D. (Purdue University, mandate, has launched this unique 2-year
USA) learning based on hands-on interactions
Specialization:Bio-Physics;Theoretical Studies;
with practitioners and stakeholders. This
Environmental Law & Policy.
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UGC in the X plan in the University. The .Department of Ocean Studies
learning programme consists of several and Marine Biology
courses at the cutting edge by the two (JNRM Campus, Port Blair, Andamans)
Departments. The programme has a LARGE
EXPERIENTIAL PART in that the students The Department of Ocean Studies and
and teachers continually INTERACT WITH Marine Biology is unique of its kind in the
PRACTITIONERS AND STAKEHOLDERS country, established for providing training
BOTH IN THE CLASS ROOM AND IN THE and research in the fields of Ocean Studies ,
FIELD. In the fourth semester the students especially related to island environment.
would be undertaking an in-depth field based This Department was commences as the
dissertation project. The first batch of Centre of Ocean and Island Studies in the
students is yet to graduate. But the year 2000-2001 and then upgraded in the
University is striving to ensure that the year 2004. The Departnment is located in
trained talent finds appropriate avenues that Port Blair, the picturesque capital of
allow proper expression of capacity. To enable Andaman and Nicobar Islands and offers
the students get hands on experience with M.Sc. course in Marine Biology and
using modern Information Technology for undetake research work leading to Ph.D.
Sustainable Development, the University degree
has EXCLUSIVE COMPUTATIONAL AND GIS The main objective of this Department is to
FACILITIES for this programme. develop human resource to undertake Ocean
Entrance Examination and Island related studies with a thrust on
the following areas: Biological Oceanography
Students are selected on the basis of All India
and its resource potentiality, Development
Entrance examination of 2-Hour duration.
of database on physical, chemical, geological
The question would be of an objective type
oceanographic aspects along with marine
designed to test the aptitude of the student
environmental management.
for an inter-disciplinary study in Sustainable
Development. Programmes of Study

M.Sc. & Ph.D. Marine Biology


Teachers Participating in the Programme
M.Sc. Coastal Disaster Management

Dr. K.V. Devi Prasad (Coordinator),


Entrance Examination
Department of Ecology & Environmental M.Sc. - Marine Biology
Sciences The question paper will consist of objective
type questions. A majority of questions for
Dr. G. Poyyamoli, Department of Ecology & the common entrance examination would be
Environmental Sciences at the graduate level in Biology .
Ph.D.
Dr. C. Aruna, Department of Sociology The question paper will consist of objective
type questions. A majority of questions for
S.S. Sundarvel, Department of Ecology & the common entrance examination would be
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M.Sc. - Coastal Disaster Management Centre for Bioinformatics
The question paper will consist of objective
type questions. A majority of questions for
The Centre for Bioinformatics was
the common entrance examination would be
established as Sub-DIC in the year 1991-92
at the graduate level in hazards and earth
which was later upgraded to DIC. The Centre
sciences.
has taken an initiative in manpower
Faculty development in Bioinformatics and started
an Advanced Post- graduate Diploma Course
Professor in Bioinformatics with the support from the
*P.M. Mohan, Ph.D. (Cochin University of Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi in
Science & Technology, Cochin) the year 2001.
Specialization: Coral reef environmental The Centre has so far conducted twenty one
monitoring and Fishery Sciences. seminars, workshops and training
Readers programmes in the last fourteen years. The

*R. Mohanraju, Ph.D. (Annamalai Centre has been offering a four credit course
University, Annamalai Nagar)
in Bioinformatics to the students of the
Specialization: Oceanography and Marine
microbial processes in corals and mangroves, University since 1994.
marine products and pathogens.
The Centre has undertaken several
Jasyant Kumar Mishra, Ph.D. (India), collaborative projects in various areas like
D.Fs.(Japan)
comparative genomics, Zinc finger protein
Specialization: Marine Bioactive Compounds
engineering, molecular modeling, drug
Thrust Areas of Research target identification, development of
Coral reef environment monitoring - Fishery teaching aids in bioinformatics, etc. The
sciences - Oceanography - Marine microbial Centre has been providing computational
processes in corals and mangroves. facilities, bibliographic searches,
bioinformatics related services to its users.
Students’ Placement
More than 150 regular users from various
Nearly 10 students of this course are placed
departments of Pondicherry University,
in the following Institute/University *
affiliated institutions and nearby
Central Agricultural Research Institute,
Universities have been using these
ICAR, Port Blair, *Andaman & Nicobar
facilities. The Centre has 4 positions of
Administration School *Baby Marine Food,
Studentship/Traineeship of one-year
Mumbai, *Annamalai University,
duration sponsored by DBT, Government of
*Department of Environment & Forest,
India, to train post-graduate degree holders
Andaman & Nicobar Administration, *
in various aspects of bioinformatics
Andaman and Nicobar Centre for Science &
Programme of study
Technology, NIOT, DOD, Port Blair,
*Aquaculture Farm, Marakanam, M.Sc. Bioinformatics
*Department of Aquatic Science,
Ph.D. Bioinformatics
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Advanced Post-graduate Diploma in and Linux Operating Systems, HP 4600 DN
Bioinformatics* color Laser, HP 2200DN Laser Printer, Digital
Photo Copiers, Epson LQ 2180 Dot Matrix
Stipend:
Printer, HP 4P- Laser Printer, HP Inkjet 810
A stipend of Rs.5,000/- p.m. is provided by & 670 C, *) col. Color printer & 132 col.
the Department of Biotechnology, Printers
Government of India, New Delhi for all the A. Linux based Beowulf type clustering with
students. 1 master and slaves are available for
Entrance Examination molecular dynamics and simulation. Setting
up a dedicated clustering server is in
Ph.D. Only NET qualified students are process.
admitted for the Ph.D Programme The Department of Biotechnology,
M.Sc. Bioinformatics Government of India, New Delhi has
sanctioned a special grant for a dedicated 2
Selection of studetns is based on entrance Mbps connectivity exclusively for the Center
examination conducted at various centers for Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University.
inthe country. The test consists of multiple
choice questions in Biochemistry, Molecular Scientific Software packages
Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics, Computer Insight II, Amber, DS Modeling suite,
Science, Statistics and Mathematics. Autodock 3.0, Dock 5.0. Modeller 6.0. Gromos
The question paper for Advance Post- 96. whatif, EMBOSS, BioEdit, GeneScan,
graduate Diploma programme will be of the DNSIS, Statistica, Endnote.
objective type having 90 questions. For Ph.D. Resources & Services
programme candidates qualified for JRF
Web server for sequence analysis, Blast,
(CSIR) and those selected for projects are
Predict Protein, Sequence Manipulation
eligible.
suite are available at http://
Special Grants www.bicpu.edu.in
The M.Sc. (Bioinformatics is supported by the Web server for offline balst for sequence
University Grants Commission, New Delhi homology search is available at http://
under the Innovative Programme - Teaching www.bicpu.edu.in/blast
and reserach in Interdisciplinary & Emerging Web based database administration tool
areas. The Advacnes P.G. Diploma in phpmyadmin is available at http://
Bioinformatics is supported by the www.bicpu.edu.in
Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Free Biosoftware Artemis, Bioedit, Clustal W,
The centre is receiving grants from various Glimmer, Munner, Philip etc. are available
organizations like DBT, DST and Ministry at http://www.bicpu.edu.in
of Information Technology. A minor site of all publicly available protein
Infrastructure facilities structure co-ordinate in the form of the
Computers, Accessories & Communication Protein Data Bank available at http://
Facility AMD Opteron Server, Wipro Xeon @ www.bicpu.edu.in.pdb
3.0 Ghz Server, Silicon Graphics Fuel A full mirror of the SCOP database linked to
Machine, Around 35 Pentium IV PDB available at http://www.bicpu.edu.in/
workstations which runs on both Windows scop

*Subject to approval by DBT, Government


of India
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Database & other information · Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore
resources · Orissa Agricultural University,
Books Bhubaneshwar
300 books ( In addition to the books available · HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar
in the Central Library) · University of Madras, Chennai
Journals · Central Sericulture Research & Training
Science, Nature, Scientific, American Institute, Mysore
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, · Vector Control Research Centre,
Briefings in Bioinformatics, Nature Chemical Puducherry
Biology, Nature Structural Biology, Cell, Linux · Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Magazine.
· Protein Lounge, Bhubaneshwar.
Access to CD-ROM Resources
Access to science-Direct and EBSCO · Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
database U.S.A.
· Genemines, Chennai
Co-ordinator
· HCL Infosystems, Puducherry
· Molecular Connections, Bangalore
Professor
· Pondicherry University
*P.P. Mathur, Ph.D. (Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi)
Specialization: Biochemistry of Reproduction,
Molecular Biology, Environmental SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Endocrinology, Bioinformatics.
Lecturers Dean : Professor V.C. Thomas
*D. Sundar, Ph.D. (Pondicherry University,
Puducherry) The School of Humanities, which became
Specialization : Molecular Biology, Protein operational in December 2004, consists of
Engineering, Bioinformatics. the following departments.
J. Jeyakanthan, Ph.D. (University of Madras,
Chennai) • Department of English
Specialization : Structural Biology and • Department of French
Biocomputing.
• Department of Hindi
Thrust Areas of Research
• Department of Sanskrit
DNA-Protein Interactions, Genome
Sequence analysis, Protein Structure • Department of Performing Arts
Modeling, Molecular modeling, Drug Design. • Department of Philosophy
Special Grants • Escande Chair in Asian Christian
The Center has received research grants Studies
from various organizations like DBT and • Department of Physical Education
others. and Sports
Placement Details All the Departments offer P.G., M.Phil., and
Some of the students trained in the Center Ph.D. programmes. However, the Center for
are placed in the following organizations Asian Christian studies offers only M.Phil.
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programmes. The School caters to the needs M.Phil. English (Full-time)
of a large number of students of the Ph.D. English
University and some of the faculty members
(Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External)
of the School have made enormous
contributions to their respective disciplines
Entrance Examination
and they are known and well respected in
M.A. The entrance examination question
the academic community for their
paper will consist of objective type questions
scholarship.
for 50 marks. The remaining 50 marks are
allotted to short notes, essay writing and
Department of English poem/prose analysis. The paper is set taking
into consideration the U.G. syllabus (English
The Department of English was established Major) in Indian Universities.
on 1 st December 1986. Right from its Essay and paragraph type questions of the
inception the Department has attracted a entrance examination will be based on the
considerable number of students and B.A. English literature syllabus followed in
research scholars, keen in their pursuit of Indian University literary and Aesthetic
language and literary studies. The movements, Genere Drama, Poetry, Prose,
Department has a special focus on Novel, Short Story, Biography, etc. Rhetoric,
Comparative Literature. A paper on Great Authors, Literary terms in Criticism
Comparative Literary Theory is offered to the & Literature, land marks in Literary History
post-graduate students in the Department. of England, English literary studies in
Moreover, students, both at post-graduate America, India and other Commonwealth
and research levels, are encouraged to take countries will form the basis for the
up research in inter-literary and inter questions in this section, Awareness of
diciplinary areas current literary events, bestsellers, award
The Department of English strives to winners, international figures in the literary
incorporate a wide range of subjects and field will also be tested. Questions testing the
issues under its purview – literary criticism skills of the candidate in comparative
and theory, poetry and aesthetics, fiction exercises will also be included in this
studies-modernist and post-modernist section.
phases, Commonwealth literature, In the objective type section, questions are
Postcolonial studies, Subaltern Studies, and based on multiple choice, either-or, match
Media Studies, Gender, Diaspora and the following, chose the correct alternative
Subaltern Studies. With such wide ranging etc., will be given. Knowledge of grammar,
subjects and with a faculty which is highly usage, idioms and phrases, current
specialized, the Department also has a lexicographical trends and new words added
student exchange programme with Rennes to the English dictionary will also be tested,
II University in France. Comprehension of passages and answering
the questions based on the passage will also
Programmes of study form part of the Objective type section.
Syllabus of M.Phil. English Programme
M.A. English and Comparative
Literature The subject studied in the M.A. English
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will be the basis for the questions in the Readers
M.Phil. question paper. All questions will be
*Sujatha Vijayaraghavan, Ph.D. (IIT,
subjective/essay type questions. Literary Madras)
movements, Critical terms, Authors and Specialization: Indian Writing in English,
texts from the British, American, Australian, Postcolonial Literature and Criticism and
Canadian, Indian and Commonwealth Translation Studies.
literatures will be the subject of the *S Murali, Ph.D. (University of Kerala,
questions. Knowledge of special contributions Trivandrum)
made by famous authors will also be tested. Specialization: Poetry, Aesthetics, Literary
Theory, Indian Literature, Visual Arts and
Questions on Linguistics, ELT, Literary
Environmental Studies.
Criticism, Modern and Postmodern issues
P. Bhaskaran Nair, Ph.D. (CIEFL, Hyderabad)
and tests will also figure in the paper, Specialization: English Language Teaching,
Candidates’ comprehension and analytical Teacher Education Material Production.
skills and ability to carry out logical *Clement Sagayaradja Lourdes, Ph.D.
arguments will be examined through (Pondicherry University, Puducherry)
appropriate exercise. Specialization: Indian Writing in English and
Translation Studies.
M.Phil./Ph.D. *H. Kalpana, Ph.D. (Pondicherry University,
The Entrance Examination question paper Puducherry)
will be descriptive in nature with short Specialization: Canadian Literature,
Commonwealth Literature, Feminist Theories
notes, essay writing and poem/prose
and Women’s Literature.
analysis. The questions for the entrance
examination will be at post- graduate level Lecturers
aimed at testing the students’ Nikhila Haritsa, Ph.D. (Bangalore
comprehensive understanding of literature University, Bangalore)
in English as well as research aptitude. Specialization: Computer-mediated
Infrastructural Facilities Communications, Audio Visual Communication
and Mass Media, Postcolonial Studies.
The Department has well-ventilated class
Lakshmi Mili, M.A., PGDTE(ELT) (CIEFL,
rooms and one class room can be used as a
Shillong)
seminar hall having a seating capacity of 50-
Specialization: English language teaching.
60. Besides the facultys’ personal computers,
Binu Zachariah, Ph.D. (University of
the office has a computer with internet
Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
facilities along with a dot-matrix printer.
Specialization: Comparative Literature and
The Department also has a photocopier, a English language teaching.
VCD Player, new audio-visual equipments
such as LCD projector, educational CDs, etc.
Faculty Department of French

Professor The Department of French was established


in 1987. The following programmes are
*N. Natarajan, Ph.D. (University of Madras, conducted: M.A. (French-Translation and
Chennai)
Interpretation), M.Phil. and Ph.D. Faculty
Specialization: Literary Criticism, Modern Fiction
members are trained in French Language
and Comparative Literature.

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and Literature. They have undergone Entrance Examination
specialized training at various universities ]M.A.(Translation and Interpretation)
in France. The two year Master’s degree in The question papaer for the entrance
French-translation and interpretation examination will mostly consists of objective
prepares students for successful jobs like type questions on French language,
translators, teachers, lecturers and literature and civilization. However, 20
executives. Students are given wide options marks out of 100 will be allotted to
to select electives from various Departments translation and essay writing in order to test
of the University so as to increase their job the linguistic skills of the candidate.
opportunities and to become fully equipped M.Phil and Ph.D. The written examination
to face the challenges of life. will consist mostly of questions of objective
type on French language, literature and
Linkages with French Universities
civilization and one essay type question to
M.A. students can pursue their studies at test the argumentative skills of the
University of Rennes II, France. The credits candidate.
earned in that French University will be
Infrastructure Facilities
taken into consideration and M.A. degree will
The Department has audio and video
be awarded by the Pondicherry University.
equipments designed for the teaching of
French students from University of South
language.
Brittany, France have the possibilities of
continuing their studies in Pondicherry Faculty
University. Every year, five to six students
of this Department are selected by the Professors
French Embassy, New Delhi to teach English *R. Venguattaramane, Ph.D. (Universite de
language in various regions of France for a Sorbornne Nouvelle - Paris III) ( on deputation
period of one year. This gives them an to College Development Council)
opportunity to do some courses in French *S. Pannirselvame, Ph.D. (Pondicherry
Universities and also to have first hand University, Puducherry)
Specialization: French Language, French
information of life in France. Back in India,
Linguistics, Translation and Teaching of French
they are able to fare well in their professional as Foreign Language.
lives.
Reader
Job opportunities
*Nalini J. Thampi, Ph.D. (Central
All the students, after their post-graduation/ Institute of English and Foreign Languages,
M.Phil. are absorbed as lecturers, teachers, Hyderabad)
translators and executives in companies Specialization: French and Francophone
like Ford, GE, HP, British Airways, etc. Literatures, Comparative Literature and
Women’s Writings.
Programmes of Study
Lecturer (Senior Scale)
M.A. French (Translation and
Interpretation) S. Ananda Vadivelou, DEA (Sorbonne
University, Paris III,)
M.Phil. French (Full-time) Specialization: French Civilization, Business
Ph.D. French French, Hotel Management & Tourism.
(Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External)

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Lecturer Faculty
C. Thirumurugan, Ph.D. (Pondicherry Professor
University , Puducherry )
Specialization: French Literature and *V.Vizialakshmi, D.Litt.(B.R.Ambedkar
comparative Literature University, Muzaffarpur)
Specialization: Poetry, Fiction and Comparative
Literature
Department of Hindi Lecturer

S.Padma Priya, Ph.D. (Sri.Venkateswara


The Department of Hindi offers facilities for University, Tirupathi)
intensive study and research in different Specialization: Modern Poetry, Functional Hindi
areas of Hindi literature, functional Hindi and Translation.
and translation, paying special attention to
comparative literature. Department of Sanskrit
Programmes of study
The Department of Sanskrit aims to train
M.A. Hindi students who are oriented towards research
M. Phil. Hindi (Full-time) and teaching in advanced areas of Vedanta,
Nyaya, Yoga and Sahitya. A Centre for
Ph.D. Hindi (Full-time & Part-time
(Internal & External)) Simple Sanskrit Speaking, sponsored by the
UGC, is attached to this Department. The
PG Diploma in Functional Hindia Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed
University), New Delhi has also allotted a
Entrance Examination center to teach non-formal Sanskrit courses
through this Department.
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A.
Programmes of study
Admission to Ph.D. will be based on the
marks obtained in the entrance M.A. Sanskrit
examination followed by an interview. For M.Phil. Sanskrit (Full-time)
M.A. entrance examination question paper
Ph.D. Sanskrit
will consist of both objective type questions
for 50 marks and essays on literary and (Full-time & Part-time (Internal &
External))
general topics for 50 marks. The question
will be of under graduate level Entrance Examination
M.Phil./Ph.D. entrance exam question The entrance examination for admission to
paper will contain two parts, first part will M.A. programme will include questions of
contain objective type question and the B.A. Sanskrit level on the following topics:
Prose, Poetry, Drama, Historical Kavya and
second part will be descriptive in nature. The
Alankaras.
questions will be of post-graduate level to test
the comprehensive understanding of Hindi The entrance examination for admission to
literature and the research aptitude of the M.Phil. and Ph.D. will be of the level of M.A.
candidate. in the following areas: Prose, Poetry, Drama,
Historical Kavyas, Alankaras, Technical

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Literature and Sad-darsanas. A majority of Entrance Examination
the questions will be descriptive in nature M.A. The written paper for admission will
which would test the research aptitude of the comprise of objective type questions of the
candidate. undergraduate level.
Entrance exam pattern for M.A. in Sanskrit: M.Phil./Ph.D. The written paper for
twenty short type questions of 2 marks, admission will comprise of subjective type
ten short notes of 4 marks, and one essay questions of the post-graduate level.
type for 20 marks.
Entrance exam pattern for M.Phil./Ph.D. will Faculty
be common.
Professors
Infrastructure facilities
*V.C.Thomas, Ph.D. (University of Delhi,
Computer with Internet facility is available. Delhi)
Faculty Specialization:Phenomenology, Existentialism
& Metaphysics.
Readers
*K.Srinivas, Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru
*J. Krishnan, Ph.D. (University of Madras, University, New Delhi)
Chennai) Specialization: Analytic Philosophy,
Specialization: Advaita Vedanta and Nyaya. Epistemology (Indian and Western), Philosophy
*K.E. Dharaneedharan, (Vidyavaridhi, Ph,D.) of Science & Modern Logic.
New Delhi
Readers
Specialization: Nyaya, Mimamsa, Advaita
Vedanta and Visishtadraita Vedanta. *B.R.Shantha Kumari, Ph.D. (Pondicherry
Chakradhar Behera, Ph.D. (University of University, Puducherry)
Pune, Pune) Specialization: Advaita, Aesthetics and
Specialization: Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga and Classical Indian Philosophy.
Linguistics. S. Indira, Ph.D. (Sri Venkateswara
University, Tirupathi)
Specialization: Contemporary Indian
Department of Philosophy Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy & Yoga
Philosophy.
The Department of Philosophy started Lecturer
functioning from the academic year 1989-
P.Kesava Kumar, Ph.D. (University of
90 and is offering Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
programmes. The thrust areas of teaching Specialization: Ethics and Social Philosophy,
and research are Metaphysics (Eastern & Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Cultural
Western), Epistemology (Eastern & Western) Studies, Philosophy of Religion and Political
and Social Philosophy (Eastern & Western). Philosophy

Programmes of study
Escande Chair in Asian Christian
M.A. Philosophy Studies
M.Phil. Philosophy (Full-time)
This Endowed Chair was established in the
Ph.D. Philosophy year 2004. The main objective of the Chair
(Full time & Part-time (Internal & external)) is to guide researchers on the study of

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Christianity in relation with other religious, Entrance Examination
and cultural & philosophical thoughts in
Asia. The focus is religious harmony and M.P.Ed.: The written examination for M.P.Ed.
humanism. The Chair offers Ph.D., M.Phil. will comprise of multiple objective type
and P.G. Diploma programmes in questions of B.P.Ed. / B.P.E. level and general
collaboration with the Department of knowledge in games and sports. The
Philosophy. applicants should also undergo physical
fitness tests and games proficiency tests
Programmes of Study
conducted by the Department.
M.Phil. Asian Christian Studies (Full-time ) M.Phil./Ph.D.: The questions for the
Ph.D. Asian Christian Studies entrance examinations will consist of
Multiple choice questions drawn from the
P.G. Diploma in Asian Christian Studies.
M.P.Ed. / M.P.E./ M.P.E.S., viz., Research
Entrance examination Methods, Elementary Statistics, Exercise
Physiology, Measurement and Evaluation in
The written test for admission to Ph.D.,
Physical Education, Bio-Mechanics and
M.Phil. and P.G. Diploma will comprise of
Kinesiology, History of Physical Education,
objective type questions on Christianity.
Training Methods, and General Knowledge
Co-ordinator in games and sports.
*P.A. Sampath Kumar, Ph.D. (Strasbourg Infrastructure Facilities
University, France) Co-oridinator, Chair in
Asian Christian Studies The Department offers good facilities for the
Specialization: Christian Scriptures, Biblical following games: Cricket, Football, Volleyball,
languages, Origin and Development of Basketball, Tennis, Kabaddi, Hockey,
Christianity in the former French colonies in Handball and Kho-Kho. The Department has
Asia. a good out-door stadium with cinder track.
The Department also has a Physical Fitness
Centre and Physiotherapy Lab.
Faculty

Department of Physical Education Professor


and Sports *N. Govindarajulu. Ph.D. (Jiwaji University,
Gwalior).
The Department of Physical Education and Specialization: Physical Education,
Sports was established in August 1987. Management and Organisation of Physical
Programmes of Study Education and Sports, Measurement and
Evaluation in Physical Education and Yoga.
M.P.Ed. Master of Physical Education
Readers
M.Phil. Physical Education (Full-time)
*P. K. Subramaniam, Ph.D. (Pondicherry
Ph.D. Physical Education University, Puducherry)
(Full-time & Part-time (Internal & Specialization: Physical Education, Kinesiology,
External)) Yoga and Volleyball.

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*D. Sakthignanavel, Ph.D. (Annamalai candidates in the entrance examination and
University, Annamalai Nagar) for the Ph.D. programme based on the
Specialization: Physical Education, Exercise
performance in the entrance examination
Physiology, Training Methods, Yoga, Sports,
Psychology. and viva voce.
*D. Sultana, Ph.D. (Alagappa University, Faculty
Karaikudi)
Specialization: Physical Education, Professors
Measurement & Evaluation and Basketball and *K.A. Gunasekaran, Ph.D. (Madurai Kamraj
Yoga. University, Madurai)
Lecturer (Selection Grade) Specialization: Folk Theatre (Music & Dance),
G. Vasanthi , Ph.D. ( Annamalai University) Folk Arts, Literature & Music in Theatre (Play
Specialization: Physical Education, Sports writing & Direction)
Psychology, Volleyball and Table Tennis. R. Raju, Ph.D. (Tamil University, Tanjore)
Specialization: Stage Craft, Film Acting, Theatre
Lecturer
Architecture and Direction.
K. Tiroumourougane, M.Phil. Lecturer (Senior Scale)
Specialization: Physical Education, Exercise
Physiology, Cricket and Yoga. V. Arumugham, Ph.D. (Pondicherry
University, Puducherry)
Department of Performing Arts Specialization: Modern Choreography, Direction
and Play writing, Theru-k-koothu
Department Performing Arts started
functioning from the academic year 1988-
89 and it offers M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Theatre Arts. AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Thrust areas of teaching & research:
Folk Theatre (Music & Dance), Folk Arts, Dean : Professor
(Music in Theatre), Modern Theatre (Play T. Subramanyam Naidu
writing & Direction), Stage Craft, Theatre
Architecture, Body Language, Modern School of Social Sciences and
Choreography, Theru-k-koothu, Lighting,
International Studies comprises the
Costume, Make up, Setting, Film Acting,
Film Appreciation, Script Writing and following Departments and Centres:
Direction. • Department of Anthropology
Programmes of study
• Department of Sociology
M.A. Drama & Theatre Arts
• Department of History
M.Phil. Drama & Theatre Arts (Full-time)
Ph.D. Drama & Theatre Arts • Department of Politics and
Full-time, Part-time (Internal & External) International Studies

Entrance Examination: • Centre for Women’s Studies

Admission to M.A. and M.Phil. programmes Various programmes offered in the


will be based on the performance of the departments under the School are given

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under title programmes of study. These Anthropology, Medical Anthropology,
programmes are highly innovative and Nutrition and Health, Women’s Studies,
challenging. With students drawn from Political Anthropology, Visual Anthropology
different parts from India, the School provides and Social Change. There will also be an
an excellent academic curriculum that has interview.
enabled the alumini to get positions in the
emerging labour market. Infrastructure facilities
The Department has good computer facilities
with free Internet access for the students
and scholars. There are separate laboratories
Department of Anthropology for Cultural Anthropology and Physical
Anthropology.
The Department of Anthropology provides
facilities for intensive training and research Employment orientation
in the areas of Social Anthropology, Medical Students of the Departments find placement
Anthropology and Visual Anthropology. The in Anthropological Survey of India, Social and
Department aims to train candidates who are Tribal Welfare departments and NGO
oriented towards advanced research and organisations.
training related to scheduled castes,
scheduled tribes and rural studies. Faculty
Special Grants
Professor
Major research projects were received from
University Grants Commission, New Delhi *T Subramanyam Naidu, Ph.D. (Mysore
University, Mysore)
Indian Council of Medical Research, New
Specialization: Cultural Anthropology, Tribal
Delhi, and Ministry of Social Justice Studies, Nutrition and Health studies,
Empowerment. Endangered Human Populations, Forecasting
and Assessmenting studies.
Programmes of study
Reader
M.A. Anthropology
A. Chellaperumal, Ph.D. ( Madras
M.Phil Anthropology University, Chennai).
Ph.D. Anthropology Specialization: Cultural Anthropology, Social
Anthropology, Tribal Folklore
Entrance examination Lecturers
M.A.: The entrance examination will consist
Ms Valerie Dkhar, M.Sc.
of objective type questions.
Specialization: Cultural Anthropology,
M.Phil & Ph.D.: The entrance examination Ecological Anthropology, Tribal Development
for admission to M.Phil & Ph.D. programme and Physical Anthropology
will be at the level of M.A. in the following Jesurathnam Devarapalli , Ph.D. ( Andhra
areas: Social Anthropology, Cultural University, Andhra Pradesh).
Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Pre- Specialization: Socio-Cultural Anthropology,
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Department of Sociology marks and descriptive type questions for 40
marks. the Objective type questions will be
The Department of Sociology was established from the following heads(10 questions
in January 1993 and the first batch of M.A carrying 10 marks in each head)
and Ph.D. degree students were admitted Undergraduate sociology, general knowledge,
during the 1993-94 academic year. From its reasoning and pattern recognition ability,
inception, the Department has stressed the high school arthimetics, English Language
need for training human resources required Vocabulary, English Language
for the employment market and accordingly Comprehension
oriented its curriculum and course work that M.Phil & Ph.D.: The entrance examination
emphasized application in addition to sound for M.Phil & Ph.D. will consist of questions
theoretical understanding. Our instructional on social theories and research methodology
methods pay special attention to developing at the P.G. level.
skills in use of computers not only for data
analysis but also as a tool for sourcing Infrastructure Facilities
information and accessing databases around • Computer Laboratory with internet
the world through the internet. Our alumini facilities
students are employed in such reputed • Several modern instructional
organizations as WIPRO and Ramco Systems equipments.
as well as in State and Central Government Faculty
concerns. A few have found lucrative
employment in countries such as North Professor
America, Middle East and Southeast Asia. *Bibhuti Bhusan Mohanty, Ph.D.
The research areas undertaken by students (Sambalpur University, Sambalpur)
and faculty members cover Human Resource Specialization: Sociological and Development,
Rural Sociology, Problems of backward classes,
Management, Development and Health
Economic Sociology.
Policy, Dual Career Families and Family
Reader
Policy, Sociology of Nursing, Non-
*G. Ramathirtham, Ph.D. (University of
Governmental Organization and Social
Pune, Pune)
Change, Sophisticated Causal Modeling of Specialization: Sociological Theories, Rural and
Health Seeking Behaviour and collecting and Urban Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Sociology
analyzing primary data on Communities in of Banking.
the neighborhood. Lecturer (Senior Scale)

Programme of study V.Mangaiyarkarasi, M.Phil. (University of


Madras, Chennai)
M.A. Sociology Specialization: Women Studies, Industrial
M.Phil Sociology Sociology, Indian Society and Environmental
Sociology.
Ph.D. Sociology
Lecturer
Entrance Examination
*C. Aruna, Ph.D., (Bharathiar University,
M.A. Coimbatore)
Specialization: Gender Studies and Aging,
The enterance examination for M.Sc. will
Social Network, Social Psychology, Medical
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Pradeep Kumar Parida, Ph.D. (Utkal Entrance Examination
University, Bhubaneshwar) For the P.G. programme, the admission will
Specialization: Social Problems, Disaster be based on the performance in the entrance
Management and Environemental Sociology, examination.
Indian Society, Sociological Theories.
The entrance examination will consists of
Department of History three parts ; multiple choice type questions
for 50 marks; short answer type (200 words)
for 20 marks; and essay type ( 600 words ) for
The Department of History was established
30 marks.
in December 1987. From its inception, the
Department has been offering M.Phil. and The question would be at the graduate level,
Ph.D. course. Since 1992 it has been offering testing the students comprehensive
understanding of the ancient, medival and
M.A. and M.Phil. programmes under the
modern periods of Indian History.
Choice Based Credit System. The
Department is carrying our teaching and M.Phil. & Ph.D.
research in Socio-Economic History of The entrance examination will consist of
Medieval India, History and Historical multiple choice type questions for 30 marks
Geography of Medieval South India, social and descriptive for 70 marks. The questions
and Intellectual History of Modern India, will be of the P.G. level. Testing the
History of Freedom Struggle in India, Indo- candidate’s ability for historical analysis, and
French Studies, Philosophy of History and critical study and in-depth understanding of
Histriography and Women’s History. The histography ( Western and Indian) and history
Department also includes a Centre for of India.
Canadian studies, established in 1991 by the
UGC in collaboration with the Shastri Indo- Faculty
Canadian Institute, New Delhi. Our alumini Professor
are positioned in reputed central and state
educational institutions and also form part *K. Rajan, Ph.D. (Mysore University, Mysore)
of the Civil service cadres. The revised Specialization: Archaeology of South India,
curriculum makes it possible for students Ancient History of South India, Tamil
to have comprehensive as well as in- Epigraphy.
depth knowledge in history so as to enable Readers
them to clear competitive examination like *Venkata Raghotham, Ph.D. (University of
UGC NET and Civil Service Examinations Hawaii, Honolulu)
and take up administrative, teaching and Specialization: Medieval History, Historio-
research careers with confidence in future. graphy and Medieval History of South India.
The details of the programmes offered during *G. Chandhrika, Ph.D. (Annamalai
this academic year are as under: University, Chidambaram)
Specialization: Modern History, Intellectual
Programmes of study History of Modern India, Historiography and
Women’s History.
*K. Venugopal Reddy, Ph.D. (Jawaharlal
M.A. History
Nehru University, New Delhi)
M.Phil History Specialization: Modern History, Economic
History of India, Nationalist Movement in India
Ph.D. History and Labour History)

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N. Chandramouli, Ph.D (Telugu University, Entrance Examination
Hyderabad) For M.A. in Politics and International
Specialization: Archaeology of South India, Relations, the question paper will consist of
Rock art of India, Ancient history of South India,
objective type questions with multiple
Early historic Archaeology, Numismatics, South
Indian Art and Architecture choices in the areas of Contemporary
International Relations, Indian History,
Politics, and Foreign Policy; and General
Knowledge. For M.Phil. and Ph.D.
Department of Politics and programmes, the question paper will consist
International Studies of essay type questions in the areas of
International Relations, Indian Political
The thrust areas of teaching and research System including Indian Constitution,
include: Indian Foreign Policy and Indian Politics and
• Specific focus on India’s foreign policy, Economy, and current affairs of national and
Indian political system, Political Theory, international importance.
Public Administration, South Asian Infrastructure Facilities
Security Issues. The salient features of
the Department include The Department has good infra-structural
facilities including computers, over head
• Exchange programmes with prestigious projector and slide projector, etc., to assist
foreign and Indian universities. teachers and students in their pursuit of
• Interactions with distinguished Indian academic excellence and relevance.
and foreign scholars through seminars,
conferences, workshops and refresher Faculty
courses, etc.
Professors
• Promoting teaching and research in the
areas of International Relations and Area *D. Sambandhan, Ph.D. (Gokhale Institute,
Studies in general and South and South- Pune)
east Asian studies in particular.
Specialization: International Finance, Exchange
• Exchange programmes with prestigious Rate Economics, Structural Economic Reforms.
foreign and Indian universities.
B. Mohanan, Ph.D. (Kerela University)
• Policy input to the makers of India’s
foreign and security policies as well as Specialization: South Asian studies, Political
the theoretical understanding of Theory, Development Studies.
International Relations. *P. Lazarus Samraj, Ph.D. (Annamalai
University, Chidambaram)
Programmes of study Specialization: Indo-U.S. Relations, Terrorism,
M.A. Politics and International Indian Politics.
Relations Reader
M.Phil. Politics & International Studies *P. Moorthy, Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru
(Full-time) University, New Delhi)
Ph.D. Politics & International Studies Specialization: Peace and Disarmament
(Full-time & Part-time (Internal & Studies, Science and Technology, Nation
External)) Building and Human Resources Management.

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*B. Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.(M.S. University of • Legal rights of /for women
Baroda, Baroda) • Restructuring women’s role in history
Specialization‘: European Integration, Indo – • Critical analysis of stereotyping
French Relations, and Human Rights.
Programmes of study
*T.S.N. Sastry, Ph.D., (Andhra University,
Ph.D. Women’s Studies
Vizhakapatnam) (On leave)
(Full-time & Part-time (Internal &
External))
Lecturers (Senior Scale)
M. Phil. Women’s Studies (Full-time)
L. Prema Shekara, M.Phil.
Specialization: International Relations, Foreign Infrastructure facilities
Policy of the US, Indo-Pakistan Relations. Computer, Overhead projector, Colour
C.S. Anuradha, Ph.D. ( Madras University, television, VCD projector, Slide projector and
Chennai). Audio system.
Specialization:South Asian Security, Marine
Security, Women International Relations. Co-ordinator
S.S. Tabraz, Ph.D. ( J.N. University, New
Delhi). Reader
Specialization: SInternational Meditation,
Israel-Palestinian conflict and Conflict *Usha V.T., Ph.D. (University of Kerala,
resolution. Trivandrum)
Specialization: Feminist theories, Women’s
discourse, Indian women’s writing and
Representation of women on media.
Centre for Women’s Studies
Established in July 1999, the Centre offers
M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Women’s Studies. The 11OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS
overall approach to Women’s Studies in this
Centre is multidisciplinary. The prime aim
of the Centre is the creation of a critical UGC-Academic Staff College
awareness and sensitivity towards women’s
issues in every field. Both male and female The UGC has established Academic Staff
students are admitted. A holistic approach Colleges in different universities all over the
to gender studies is envisaged. It encourages country and fifty one colleges are existing
women’s academic development and today. The Academic Staff College of
empowerment, the major objective being Pondicherry University is one among them
women’s empowerment, the marking out and and was established in 1987. They are
the definition of a female space. The conceived with a view to plan, organize,
following are the thrust areas: implement, monitor and evaluate Academic
Staff Orientation Programme for newly
• Generating awareness towards women’s appointed college and University teachers
issues and refresher programmes for senior
• Gender sensitivity teachers.
• Women’s empowerment
Director
• Expression of the women’s voice
• Socio-cultural factors and Mamota Das, Ph.D. (M.S University of
marginalization Baroda)

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Lecturer arranges shortterm training and coaching
P. Ramalingam Ph.D. (Annamalai programmes for various sectors of
University) employees.
Specialization: Educational Psychology,
Guidance and Counselling. Director

Progress K.S. Kumari, Ph.D. (M.G. University,


Kottayam)
The Academic Staff College has so far
Reader & Co-ordinator
organised 78 orientation courses, 94
refresher courses and 18 special S. Yogamoorthi, Ph.D. (Annamalai
University, Chidambaram)
programmes. 6277 teacher participants have
been benefited through these programmes.
Objectives of Community College
Catchment Area
The motto of Pondicherry University
The catchment area for the Academic Staff Community College is “Education for
College of Pondicherry University consists Employment” through skill formation. This
of goal is sought to be achieved by four fold
• Podicherry University departments and functions, viz, teaching, training, research
colleges affiliated to it. and extension.
• Annamalai University departments.
• Colleges in South Arcot District of Tamil
Nadu, affiliated to Madras University and Directorate of Distance
other Districts of Tamil Nadu.
Normally, teachers from southern states of
Education
Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and
The University has a Directorate of Distance
Andaman and Nicobar Islands participate in
Education. The Directorate offers 10 P.G.
the programmes in large numbers. Nearly
programmes, 15 P.G. Diploma programmes
5 to 10 per cent of the participants for
and 6 U.G. Programmes. About 25,000
orientation and refresher courses are drawn
students from all over India are on rolls of
from outside southern India.
the Directorate of Distance Education.

Director
Community College S. Baskaran, Ph.D. (Tamilnadu
The inspiration for establishing the Agricultural University, Coimbatore)
Community College came from the
Deputy Director
American Community Colleges which play
S. Ganesan, Ph.D. ( Madras University)
a key role in manpower development of
America and the consequent astonishing
Full details of the programmes offered
economic progress. The Pondicherry
through Distance Education are
University Community College offers three
available in the separate brochure
years degree courses in six disciplines and
published by the Directorate and also in
a numbers of job oriented P.G. Diploma,
the University website www.pondiuni.org.
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12. AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS Ph.D. SUPERVISORS
[Full Time & Part Time (Internal) only]
Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC ), Puducherry

Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Eligibility


supervisors
Zoology Dr. P.K. Das Zoology
Dr. S. Sabesan “
Dr. P. Jambulingam “
Dr. K. Krishnamoorthy “
Dr. T. Mariappan “ Candidates with DST / CSIR / ICMR,
Dr. K.D. Ramaiah “ etc. fellowships alone are eligible to
Dr. D. Dominic Amalraj “ apply. The Candidate are exempted from
Dr. N. Pradeep Kumar “ the Entrance Examination. The eligible
Dr. S. Poopathi “ candidates will be called for an
Dr. A.R. Rajavel “ interview. The date of the interview will
Dr. K.P. Paily “ be intimated separately to the eligible
Dr. V. Vasuki “ candidates.
Microbiology Dr. S.L. Hoti Microbiology
Dr. K. Balaraman “
Dr. A.M. Manonmani “
Chemistry Dr. M. Kalyanasundaram Chemistry
Dr. Nisha Mathew “
Epidemiology Dr. S.P. Pani Epidemiology

Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER),


Puducherry

Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Question paper pattern Syllabus
supervisors
Anatomy Dr. Ramachnadra Rao Human-Anatomy, Medical
Genetics, Cytogenetics

Physiology Dr. Gopal Krushma Pal Neurophysiology, Cardio


respiratory, Physiology

100 Question (30 in Research


Pathology Dr. S. Jayanthi Histopathology, Cytology, Methodology and 70 in P.G.
Immunohaematology & blood concerned subjects) Standard
banking, Haenatology
Microbiology Dr. S. Badrinath Medical Virology
Dr.S.C.Parija Paracytology and Immunology
Dr.B.N.Harish Clinical Bacteriology

Pharmocology Dr. C. Adithan Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Dr. S.C. Pradhan Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Dr. B. Gitanjali Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Dr. Raveendran Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Port Blair, A & N Islands

Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Question paper pattern Syllabus
Guides
Microbiology Prof. S.C. Sehal Microbiology inclusing infectious Objective P.G.
diseases Standard
Dr. P.Vijaychari Microbiology Objective P.G.
Dr. D. Biswas Microbiology Standard
Dr. D. Biswas Microbiology
Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for P.G. Studies (KMCPGS), Puducherry

Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Question paper pattern Syllabus
Guides
Tamil Dr. S. Gautham Sangam and Ethical Literature
Dr.K.Panjangam Modern Literature and Literature
Critics
Dr. K. Parimalam Feminism & Grammar
Dr. Chintaniladevi Religious Literature and Epic
Dr. T. Selvam Tholkappiyam & Sangam
Literature
Dr.S. Sathiaseelan Folk and Linguistics
Botany Dr. G. Kumaravelu Environmental Biology & Stress As per the University P.G.
Physiology pattern Standard
Dr. M.P. Ramanujam Biodiversity, Environmental stress,
Plant Biotechnology (tissue
culture)
Dr. V. Ramassamy Developmental Biology, Anatomy
& Pharmacognosy
Dr. K. Kadavul Forest Ecology
Zoology Dr.V. Anandan Marine Biotechnology Fisheries
Science
Dr. A. Gunasingh Fishery & Environmental Science
Dr. B. Kumaran Endocrinology Toxicology
Dr.G. Krishnamoorthy Endocrinology
Physics -- --
Chemistry Dr.R. Gunasegaran Org.Natural Products
chemistry
Dr. V. Arjunan Molecular Spectroscopy
Dr. Ashok Kumar Photo Chemistry & Kinetics
Jana

Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC), Puducherry


Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Question paper Syllabus
Guides pattern
Civil Dr. T. Sundararajan Hydraulics Water Resources Engineering, Two hours of Covering
Non-Conventional Materials, objective type different fields of
Construction Management questions Civil Engineering
Ground Water Management,
Dr. S. Kothandaraman Structural Engineering, Construction
Materials, Non-Conventional Materials
Dr. S. Sivamurthy Reddy Geology/Hydrogeology, Geochemistry
Dr. R. Saravanane Water supply and waste water Engg.
Industrial waste management
Water quality modelling.

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Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Question paper Syllabus
supervisors pattern

Mechanical Dr. S. Vennkatraman Design/Vibration Two hours of Covering different


Engineering Dr. V. Soundararajan Manufacturing optimization/Design objective type fields of
for Manufacturing questions
Mechanical
Engineering

Electronics and Dr. T.G. PalaniveluComputer aided Communication, Two hours of Covering different
Communication Dr. P. DhanhanjayamPower Electronics objective type fields of
Engineering Dr. V. Prithiviraj Signal Procuring Technicians in Array questions Electronics and
Antenna Communication
Dr. E. Srinivasan Digital Signal Procuring Engineering
Dr. S. Chandramathi Computer Networks
Computer Science Dr. P. Thambidurai Image Data Processing, Image processing,
and Engineering Multimedia Networks, Multimedia As per the P.G.
Databases,Object Oriented Distributed University Standard
Computing, Design and Implementation pattern
of New Distributed image Database
Mathematics Dr. V. Sitaramaiah Theory of Numbers
Dr. P. A. Padmanabham Special Functions
Dr. R. Sekar Fluid Mechanics As per the P.G.
Dr. J. Jayakumar Numerical Analysis University Standard
Dr. G. Ayyappan Probability, Stochastic Process and pattern
Queuing Theory
Dr. (Mrs.) S. Manga- Commutative Algebras and Homological
yarcarassy Theory
Physics Dr. L.K. Kaliyaperumal Solid State Physics (Experimental)
Board field ceramics, Molecular
spectroscopy (Thernmotical). High
TC Superconductors
Dr. G. Vaidyanathan Ferro fluid
Dr. B. Palanivel Solid State Physics. Electronic Structure As per the
Calculation, High Pressure Physics, University P.G.
Structural Phase stability pattern Standard
Dr. R. Kannan Solid state Physics (Broad field), High
Temperature Superconductors , colossal
magnets Resistance (CMR) Compounds,
Ceramic Oxides
Dr. S. Nagarajan Solid State Luminescence, Photo lumi-
nescence, Thermo luminescence Solids
Electrical and
Electronics Engg.

Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law college, Puducherry

Subject offered Name of the Recognised Specialisation Question paper pattern Syllabus
supervisors

Law Dr. M. Ganagadevi Law 30% Research Methodology As presecribed


Dr. L. Solomon Raja Law descriptive ; 70% law questions for PG
descriptive

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR THE UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES : 2007-2008
(for P.G./M.Phil. & P.G. Diploma Programmes of the University)
UNIVERSITY REOPENS AFTER SUMMER VACATION ON Monday, the 25th June 2007

Semester Descriptions Period of Session


COUNSELLING AND REGISTRATION* 25.6.2007 to 29.6.2007

ODD Commencement of Regular Classes 02.07.2007 ( Monday )

SEMESTER Last date for payment of fees # 13.07.2007 ( Friday )

(26.06.2007 Last date for dropping courses 20.07.2007 ( Friday )

TO Submission of Registration Cards to the Academic Section 27.07.2006 (Friday)

24.11.2007) End of classes 14.11.2007 (Wednesday)

Commencement of Examinations 15.11.2007 (Thursday)


Completion of Examinations 26.11.2007 (Monday)

Last date for submission of results to Examinations 29.11.2007 (Thursday)

Committee

COUNSELLING AND REGISTRATION** 27.11.2007 to 29.11.2007

EVEN Commencement of Regular Classes 27.11.2007 (Tuesday)

SEMESTER Last date for payment of fees # 10.12.2007 (Monday)

( 27.11.2007 Last date for dropping courses 17.12.2007 (Monday)

TO Submission of Registration Cards to the Academic Section 20.12.2007 (Thursday)

05.05.2008) Winter Vacation 29.12.2007 to 15.01.2007

COUNSELLING AND REGISTRATION*** 02.04.2008 to 03.04.2008

End of classes 18.04.2008 (Friday)

Commencement of Examinations 21.04.2008 (Monday)

Completion of Examinations 03.05.2008 (Saturday)

Last date for submission of results to Examinations 05.05.2008 (Monday)


Committee

* Only first semester students


** For second and subsequent even semester students
*** For third and subsequent odd semester students

# if not paid by the last date, fine to be paid Rs.3/- per day for the first 10 days, Rs.10/- per day
thereafter upto the last day of the month in which the fees is due. After that the readmission fees
of Rs.1000/- plus UDF Rs.500/- are to be paid along with the fee arrears, after obtaining Vice-
Chancellor’s approval.

SUMMER VACATION - 06.05.2008 TO 26.06.2008


UNIVERSITY REOPENS ON 27.06.2008

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(i) University reserves the right to make changes in the


information provided herein. This cannot be quoted for any
sanction.

(ii) Not withstanding the information given in the brochure, the


University has the ultimate right to decide on any issue as per its
rules and regulations.

(iii) For up-to-date information including changes in the


programmes listed in this brochure the University website
www.pondiuni.org may be checked from time to time.

02-04-2007 S. LOGANATHAN
Puducherry Registrar

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1. Duly filled in & signed: (i) application form, (ii) Hall Ticket, (iii) Coding Sheet.
2. Attested copy of community certificate for SC/ST candidates.
3. Residence certificate for Pondicherry UT/A&N residents.
4. Attested copy of certificate(s) for Physical/Visually challenged category.
5. Attested copy of the statement of marks.
6. For Ph.D. candidates: (i) copy of publication (ii) Attested copy of certificate for having
qualified for JRF of UGC/CSIR (iii) Consent letter of the guide and NOC form the employer.
7. D.D for Rs.600/300/200/100 whichever is applicable for applications registered
online.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. All particulars in the application form must be written carefully and legibly in CAPITAL
LETTERS. If any column is unfilled the application will be summarily rejected without
any intimation.
2. Any attempt on the part of the candidates to influence directly or indirectly will be treated
as disqualification.
3. No Individual Intimation will be sent to candidates not selected and no correspondence
on this subject will be entertained.
4. All disputes pertaining to conduct of examination and allocation of seats in various subjects
by the University shall fall within the jurisdiction of Puducherry.
5. The rules are subject to change in accordance with the decision taken by the University
from time to time.

TO REACH THE UNIVERSITY


TELEPHONE : 0413 – 2654 300 EPABX Connects all Schools / Depts /
Centres/ Directorate(s) / Sections / Officers / Hostels / Library, etc.
in the Campus

FAX : 0413 – 2655255

WEBSITE : www.pondiuni.org

TRANSPORT: Train : Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Station

Road : Govt. owned and other private buses from major cities
LOCATION: Situated about 150 kms. South of Chennai (Madras) on the East Coast
Road.

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