Government Colleges in Pondicherry


Pondicherry is a union territory in India and before the year 2006, this union territory was called as Puducherry. The union territory has four districts namely Mahe on the Arabian Sea, Yanam on the Bay of Bengal, Karaikal and Puducherry Districts. Karaikal and Puducherry districts are enclaves of the state of Tamil Nadu, while Mahe and Yanam are enclaves of the states of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh respectively. The union territory has four official languages namely French, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil and the status of each language varies by districts of the union territory and for communication between the districts of the union territory, English is used as a common language.

Higher Education in Pondicherry:

When it comes to higher education in the union territory of Pondicherry, the first thing coming to the mind of most of the people is the Pondicherry University, which confers degrees in different disciplines under different faculties of education. The union territory also has a number of higher education institutions in faculties like engineering, medicine, arts, science and commerce, dentistry, etc… In addition, there are also some government colleges in Pondicherry and here are the names of the government colleges in Pondicherry:

Medical Colleges:

Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

Engineering College:

Pondicherry Engineering College

Arts, Science and Commerce Colleges:

Arignar Anna Government Arts College

Avvaiyar Government College for Women

Bharathidasan Government College for Women

Dr. S.R.K. Government Arts College

Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Government Arts College

Polytechnic Colleges:

Motilal Nehru Government Polytechnic College

Government Womens Polytechnic College

Explore some of the details regarding these government colleges offering education from the union territory of Pondicherry from the content given below:

Medical Colleges:

Of the two medical colleges functioning from the union territory of Pondicherry Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute is affiliated to the Pondicherry University, while Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry is a statutory body popularly known as JIPMER. These medical colleges are approved with an intake capacity of 150 students per year and 75 students per year respectively by the Medical Council of India. JIPMER not only offers MBBS course, but it also offers several other PG courses as well in the faculty of medicine and several other B. Sc courses as well. JIPMER also offer fellowship and super-specialty courses as well.

Engineering College:

Pondicherry Engineering College is fully funded by the government of Pondicherry and the institute is affiliated to the Pondicherry University. The college began its journey in the year 1984 and the institute offers Bachelor of Technology course in the following branches of engineering:

Information technology

Chemical engineering

Electronics & instrumentation engineering

Electrical & electronics engineering

Computer science & engineering

Electronics & communication engineering

Mechanical engineering

Civil engineering

Arts, Science and Commerce Colleges:

All five government arts, science and commerce colleges functioning from Pondicherry are affiliated to the Pondicherry University and some of the courses offered by these institutions are given below:

Bachelor of Science in

o Computer science

o Zoology

o Chemistry

o Physics

o Mathematics

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts in

o English

o History

Master of Arts in

o English

o History

o Tamil

o Economics

o Social work

Master of Science in Botany

The above-mentioned courses are only a few courses and these institutions offer other courses as well.

Polytechnic Colleges:

The two polytechnic colleges functioning under the government of Pondicherry offer the following subjects as three-year diploma course:

Packaging technology

Fashion technology

Electrical and electronics engineering

Electronics & Communication engineering

Modern Office Practice

Architectural assistantship



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3 Responses to “Government Colleges in Pondicherry”

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    I require government catering colleges list in pondicherry. Please

  2. 2
    vm menon:

    My son is doing final year in B.Tech ( Electronic & Commission) with Pondicherry University. Please let me know whether the two degrees are equal to a degree in Electronic & Instrumentation as far as applying for job is concerned

  3. 1
    vinoth raj:

    when will the classes for first year starts in Bharathiyar college of engineering and technology, Karaikal?