Pondicherry University, Puducherry Reviews
Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Kalapet, Puducherry
Download Brochure
4.1/5
Based on 29 Reviews
College Infrastructure
3.8/5
Academics
3.8/5
Placements
2.5/5
Value for Money
3.0/5
Campus Life
4.5/5
Showing 29 Reviews

Paradise Pondicherry

Verified Review

Last Seen: 29 Aug' 20

Joined On: 12 May' 14

Education Interest: Engineering and Architecture

Education Level: Class 12

Posted on 29 Aug' 20 by Archa Banerjee
College Infrastructure
Infrastructure is good over all. Every department has got equipments like Wi-Fi, cold, normal and hot drinking Water, good benches and whiteboards. New students get new hostel with lift, WiFi and sea-facing rooms (only the 5th floor). Even, the campus is airy and there's no such pollution. The sky is so vivid that one can see all the constellations. Food is not very tasty, basic mess food. But most students cook using induction, as and when required. The campus beach is very close.
Academics
I'm studying Women's Studies because I'm a feminist. I'm pursuing Post-graduation. Teaching is really good. I feel that my curriculum is pretty up-to-date but there are some parts that need to be included like more emphasis on LGBTQ studies. But, still it's good enough to suffice one to clear UGC NET and get a respectable job.
Placements
I don't have much idea about this. I'm part of the first batch of Masters. But hopefully we all will get good prospective placements. The best thing is that we can also do internships along with studying.
Value-for-money
My course fee for a whole year was approximately 20K. But I'm almost studying free of cost, because I've been getting scholarships. Entrance merit, topper merit Scholarships worth 10K are provided to all eligible students. (Each semester). Yes, of course money is worth.
Campus Life
Perhaps, one of the reasons why Pondicherry University is so popular. Campus life is amazing. It is so captivating and lively. There is no curfew for boys as well as girls. We can get out and in of the campus at any hour (even at 3AM). The campus is 800 Acres full of woods and close to the Sea. Weekend parties and bonfires within and outside the campus are quite scintillating. There are many clubs and SPECTRA (LGBTQ+ community) is a brilliant initiative. Everyone is supportive and compassionate.
Anything Else
Pondicherry University is a paradise. It's the best place as a Central University to make one's dream come true. The ocean and the sky are two mesmerizing reasons why PU will always remain close to its student's heart.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Good college And Infrastructure

Verified Review

Last Seen: 17 Sep' 20

Joined On: 23 Jul' 20

Education Interest: Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 29 Jul' 20 by Dr. Sreelalitha Kramadhati
College Infrastructure
The institute area is at the center of the campus. Every classroom, libraries, laboratories are well equipped and well maintained. It has a centralized library, a canteen, a large sports ground, Amul shop, Nescafe shop, bank, etc. Overall the infrastructure is very good.
Academics
Because the quality of teaching is good and teacher also has great knowledge and And all staff and faculty are also well qualified they clear our doubt, Some teachers are friendly while some teachers are strict. Here you will meet every kind of teacher. Some teachers think that only students should make their best efforts, not teachers. The curriculum is updated.
Placements
the placements are not that much good. The quality of placement in our college is not so high or appreciating but if you deserve to be placed then you can get your opportunity through various other methods of placements and can achieve your dreams.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

A autiful campus which gave me best & worst life experiences

Verified Review

Last Seen: 21 Mar' 20

Joined On: 21 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Sciences

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 21 Mar' 20 by Devishree Saju
College Infrastructure
Being a science student, the facility which i would look for is the necessary laboratory and instrumentation facilities. Recently i have found that few instruments and machine which are very much beneficial for my project was under repair. Library is commendable with proper wifi and a good environment for studying. Though wifi in hostels show less strength at times, the living space is quite clean with the akkas coming regularly to clean. The food is hygienic except for the old menu we follow.
Academics
Im currently pursuing my masters in chem and i have taken up this subject because of my interest especially its practical sections that got inculcated right after my 10th std.the quality of teaching was poor suring my first three years of the course which gradually improved towards the last yrs of masters. The curriculum which our batch followed was not revised or updated.recently it got updated and will be put to effect for our junior's batch.i feel whatever we have studied can make us jobready
Placements
The quality of placements are quite good. Not sure of the percentage of students who got placed and the salary package. Recently the placements opportunity has been improving with a reliable salary. Since i have not tried for any placement as it would be mainly related to teaching profession for which im not much interested, i would not have much information related to the process and salaries. As far as i know our university has shown good support for students trying for placements.
Value-for-money
Including all the hostel and mess fee, we pay almost 30,000-40,000 per year. The academic fees include the semester and examination fee which both added will be around 10,000-15,000 per year. Writing about the worth which we pay each semester, im quite satisfied though there has been instances during my course where i have felt that im not getting the full worth of the money which i have paid. Especially related to the falls in infrastructure which i have already mentioned.
Campus Life
Univ life is what im going to miss when ill be leaving after my course especially the campus.One of the best features about the univ is its greenery and the pleasant atmosphere.The reading hall, excellent library are few good features of this campus.Though the teachers and support staff are not too student friendly in our dept,they have been successful in giving us the proper guidance.We have always felt safe within the campus with a good security system. Its location is 11km far fron the town.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

not for rigrous acedemic training.

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 21 Feb' 20

Joined On: 18 Jul' 19

Education Interest: Engineering and Architecture

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 21 Mar' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
Good hostels , Classrooms are spacious. Library annexe is a good place equipped with Air conditioning where you can study without any disturbances. Only problem is with the transportation service there is no enough buses.
Academics
In the department there is a severe lack of faculties .Most of courses are taught by guest faculties and research scholars. Due to this even MA projects have to be done under their guidence which is not a good idea.
Placements
There is no placement for our course. For social science courses there is no placement or any kind of job opportunities that would be readily available after the completion of the course . Most of the alumni have undergone seperate coaching getting to jobs. before
Value-for-money
It's costlier than most Central Universities
Campus Life
It's the best . Near to a beach like a vacation
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Average choice,but ya 2nd good University in South India.

Verified Review

Last Seen: 18 Mar' 20

Joined On: 08 Apr' 18

Education Interest: n/a

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 18 Mar' 20 by Venkat Sai king
College Infrastructure
Fair classroom with smart boards and projectors, but which are not used properly. Hostels are fine, but sports centers are very very ill maintained. Gym's situation is even worst. Mess food's quality is ill
Academics
Senior Permanent Faculty here is definitely a blessing but the issue is with the giest facilties they recruit, who are very poor and coming to curriculum, it indeed is updated but no feild trips or practical teaching..... Atleast an compulsory internship or a feildtrip to excavation kidda thing should be included.
Placements
For History its zero and even gor others courses, what i here frim from friends..... It doesn't provide much actually. When they are exposed to practical knowledge, one can expect but here it is just theory.
Value-for-money
Comparatively it is expensive to other central Universities, and has less facilities plus poor mess and the merit scholarships are less, which is not fair. When it is charging more than other Government funded Universities, it should atleast guve equal facilities which HCU or DU give
Campus Life
The grenary of campus and its location are positive.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

choosing PU is the best decision i have made till now

Verified Review

Last Seen: 14 Mar' 20

Joined On: 18 Jul' 19

Education Interest: n/a

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 14 Mar' 20 by Aparna anna
College Infrastructure
classrooms are well equipped with projectors and wifi . All the buildings in the university has wifi . sufficient number of hostels are there. university has a library that works till 8 pm and a reading room adjacent to library that functions till 12 pm. Only drawback is the food in mess. food is not that tasty but it is better than many other colleges to my understanding
Academics
I Am pursuing Geology. the syllabus of our course is well structured. We have optional softcore courses which have been introduced keeping competitive exams in mind. My classmates have performed very well in competitive exams like GATE, UGC-CSIR NET, Combined Geoscientist exam etc. The faculties are very passionate about teaching and give proper guidance to the students.
Placements
The is no campus placements for my department. other course like MBA , MSC physics have campus recruitments. For my course they are many exams that we can write to get a job. but there is no campus recruitment
Value-for-money
The fees have hiked this last year . But considering the quality of education we get comparing to other colleges i feel the money is worth.
Campus Life
campus area is large and have an appreciable area of forest. women students can feel secure thann outside and have a peaceful walk at night (which is difficult experience to get in india ). There no dress codes. every year various celebrations such as Hostel day celebration, holi, pongal, onam, football tournaments, academic fares and cultural activities happen in campus . campus is active politically with student council elections every year.
Anything Else
This university and place will change you and help you to grow mentally in ways you cant imagine
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

The overall experience is memorable.

Verified Review

Last Seen: 28 Mar' 20

Joined On: 12 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Sciences

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 13 Mar' 20 by ajay haridas
College Infrastructure
The department is well equipped with WiFi as well as some instruments, even though some may be damaged occasionally. In such cases, you would have to go to Chennai or Delhi to carry out your projectwork, if there is any.
Academics
The current faculty members are well informed and are professionals in their respective fields. Even though some stalwart faculty members , the earth sciences department should be able to cop up with the irreplaceable dent.
Placements
Actually, there is no placement for applied geology course. By the time you complete the course, you would be writing certain competitive examinations. To continue in the field of geology in India, you would have to clear at least one of them.
Value-for-money
In the recent years, funds for field are dwindling. But, affordable. Recently, the administration has hiked the fees for certain courses. Earth sciences anyhow didn't come under it till now. Stipend is also provided for well performing students , although it will take a lot of time for it to be wired to our accounts.
Campus Life
Campus life is one of the best in the entire country. The vast campus along with the greenish cover provides an extraordinary experience. If you're an integrated student, NOSTALGIA ALERT...
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

The campus is a great place if you are willing to work hard

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 28 Mar' 20

Joined On: 12 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 12 Mar' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
Infrastructure else this campus is pretty good. The funding is good, so the quality of the buildings and classrooms and labs is good. There are no smart boards, but many classrooms are air conditioned and there is WiFi throughout the campus. The living spaces are average with compulsory sharing. The food is adequate.
Academics
I'm studying Post graduation in economics. The department is good with good faculty. However, there has been no appointment to the vacancies in the department and this is causing stress. The syllabus is updated to standards all over the country. This course is tuned for a career in research and the department is doing that.
Placements
My department has a very poor quality in placements with very few students getting jobs through the university route. Less than 5% students have been placed. However the department is more tuned towards research and students do generally tend to get into top institutes for their PhDs.
Value-for-money
My course costs me 10000 rupees per year. You have to add food and lodging to this and the total will be around 30k per year. The fees are highly subsidised because it is a central university. Considering the features we are getting the value for money compared to private institutions is good. However, among govt universities, ours has one of the highest fees.
Campus Life
The best part about college life is the large carefree liberal campus. The massive size and the complete lack of any controls is an experience which could make adults of us. The teachers and staff are a lil aloof. However, safety is pretty good. But there have been incidents of sexual harrassment by students and staff. The campus has a health centre and 2 medical colleges in a vicinity of 8 kms
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Good environment to study and excel in life with facilitates

Verified Review

Last Seen: 12 Mar' 20

Joined On: 28 Mar' 15

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 12 Mar' 20 by Varunjoshi
College Infrastructure
Good environment to study and excel, students should be provided proper guidance and facilities should be used in an apt manner. Funding to the university is also a major issue,due to lack of funds student's are missing activities such as field trips
Academics
Guest faculties should be selected with more exposure so that students can really learn anything instead of just attending classes for attendance. Apart from classes students should be encouraged of practical approach which we find missing in the department
Placements
As I K student of history department I don't find any placement opportunities. The culture of mutual exchange between universities and encouraging students to join think tanks is completely absent. Encouragement for arts is necessary
Value-for-money
It could be improved a lot with cooperation of faculties
Campus Life
Calm and cool
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

A University with Better Infrastructure

Verified Review

Last Seen: 25 Mar' 20

Joined On: 11 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 11 Mar' 20 by Thahseem S E
College Infrastructure
Pondicherry University which is a central university in Puducherry Union territory provideyou with the best infrastructure facilities that's available in south India. It provides free WiFi to All students teachers and non-teaching staffs, the best lab systems and Equipments at national level are available in major departments. The hygiene condition is also well maintained at all the area of university and the messes also provide a better menu that's available in south India.
Academics
As a student from Department of History , I can say that the department has the most efficient professors some of whom where internationally recognised historians and archaeologists. Many students of the department has cleared net exam and it provides a teaching career to many students. Many aluminis of the department are made notable achievements in the field of academics and archaeology.
Placements
The MBA departments especially Management studies, International Bussiness and Tourism studies provide many placement opportunities to the students. Though the initial salaries are not much excitable it provide a better job experience to the students. The university try to provide better placement options to the students. The students have to pass many tests mainly interview and activities to get placement in the best institutions.
Value-for-money
The fee in Pondicherry University is one of the highest of all the central universities in India. Though in some departments the fee is acceptable, in majority departments the amount of fee is very high and there are attempts by the students and students' council at all possible way to get it reduced.
Campus Life
The campus of the Pondicherry University provide you with a life that is very closely related to the nature. Out of the 800 acres of Campus more than 300 acrrs are filled with trees the entire university gives you a pleasant life in the campus. The university nights with yellow lights is a fabulous view ta all the students in the university. It will keep us calm and cool and also inspire and encourage us to be so active in the student life.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

pleasant and painful filled with bunch of memories

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 25 Mar' 20

Joined On: 11 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 11 Mar' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
our university has the facilities which is required for the students and the infrastructure is good.It has rich biodiversity and eco-friendly environment. Students from different cultural background can be seen. Regarding any difficulties we can approach our students council which works for students solidarity and welfare. Im not sure about laboratories, library is one of the best thing in our university along with reading halls. New hostels are better comparing to old ones and the food depends.
Academics
I'm doing masters in sociology as it provides better understanding about society and individuals. Teaching is comparitively good. our curriculum is updated and it helps through clearing UGC-NET and JRF. Regarding jobs there are options based on their skills and interests.
Placements
Most of the humanities and arts departments encourages students to engage in doctoral research. students are trained to conduct researches on their own. I'm not aware of Other department Placements and job oppurtunities.
Value-for-money
Total fees for one whole academic year costs around 20,000/- and inbetween we have to pay semester fee which costs 1700/- and also exam fees it depends on number of subjects opted. Yes, its worth of paying and I am satisfied with fees and the knowledge i'm recieving.
Campus Life
University life is filled with both Pleasure and Pain. It is a different phase of our life we can learn new things and life values. Students are offered with many add on courses provided with certificates. Students can get help from their superiors and its not based on difference and inequality. Its comfortable and safe for the students being inside this university anytime and anywhere.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

A better place to know yourself

Verified Review

Last Seen: 25 Mar' 20

Joined On: 11 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 11 Mar' 20 by Mohammed Shanid
College Infrastructure
Pondicherry University has good infrastructure facilities like smart class room and all... But, in social science most of the faculty are not using any of these... so students are not getting any benefit from it... Comparing to other central universities PU has clean and green campus aswell as hostel facilities.
Academics
In my department I can say that teachers are ready to update themselves. Recently department introduced new syllabus and that dealing contemporary needs. Peramanat faculty are well qualified and trained. They are very open to the students. But in UG course(first 3 years of MA integrated) department teaching largely dependenting on Guest faculty.
Placements
We can not see any placement activities in the department... eventhough many studentd getting pkaced well by their smart andd hard work. Alumini standing as a good placement cell. In management and commerce has good placement history.
Value-for-money
Comparing to other universities PU has highest fee strucure. Paying huge amonut for Arts is questionnable.
Campus Life
Can live a wonderful campus life. PU has student comminity from all over the country and we can make good relationship with them. It is a best place to know about other cultres and life beyond the boarders.
Anything Else
This placevwill change you.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Excellent place to pursue your academics.

Verified Review

Last Seen: 10 Mar' 20

Joined On: 16 Apr' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Education Level: Class 12

Posted on 10 Mar' 20 by Abhimanew Vineeth
College Infrastructure
Pondicherry University has an excellent infrastructure. It well includes Health Center, Shopping Complex, Multiple Laboratories, Sports arenas, WiFi, Smart classrooms etc. Apart from the play fields most of the university assets are well maintained. The roads were properly tarred, Garbage bins are fixed in adequate places and regularly cleaned. The university has a dedicated sanitary wing to ensure all in intact. The contributions of the sweepers (akkas) needs special mention.
Academics
I am pursuing MA History in this University. I think the syllabus of our department is itself unique. It covers all aspects in the history. Global History, Atlantic Slave trade were some of the papers offered by this department which makes itself different from other colleges. Syllabus are attributed in such a manner which gives more focus in the Ancient Indian History. We are blessed with the eminent and well qualified professors who are known around the globe.
Placements
The department of History in the Pondicherry University did not offers any job placements to its students. How ever, Most of the students are well talented due to the intense programs and strategies offered by this department. Majority of them qualified for the NET/JRF in the due course of their Post Graduation Degree.
Value-for-money
When compared to the other central universities, Pondicherry University has the highest fee structure across all the departments and centers. Fees will not be affordable for a student who are not coming from an affluent background. Still, half of the Fees which is paid in the university for the academic purposes will come to your pocket if your performed well in the examination in the form of stipends.
Campus Life
Campus Life is extraordinary. One can enjoy a heterogeneous culture inside the campus as the students coming from all over the world pursue their seats here. The campus has no restrictions except in Drugs and Ragging. Teachers and non- Teaching staffs are very friendly and eager to help if we approach them. The Location is about 12 kilometers away from the Pondicherry City in a placed called Chinna Kalapet. The university beach (which is not a private beach) is located in front of the university
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

A life course in 5 years

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 23 Mar' 20

Joined On: 10 Mar' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 10 Mar' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
The University has a good working environment with almost all facilities. The library,reading room, departments and the hostels are connected to University wifi which has limited access to data and certain contents. Reference books need to be updated for Sociology in the school and central library. The hostel facility is average where a single room has to be shared with three students. The space for recreational activity has to be set for girls where boys do already have. Hygiene is average.
Academics
The curriculum in department of sociology is updated an year back and is more inclusive though the suggested readings have to be more relevant. I spent 5 years in the department doing integrated M A Sociology where in the 4th year would be merged to the new PG batch. Teaching is above average and specific teachers meet the standards. In general the department keeps cordial relation with the students. It facilitates students to have a sociological perspective in whatever field they diverge into.
Placements
We dont have a placement facility specific for the department and in general for Social Sciences. Otherwise students are placed at UPSC, various state PSCs and other universities ( Punjab University, Lovely University)
Value-for-money
At the time of admission it costs around 14,700 and then 2000 and 6000 alternatively till the course finished . Now it's been increased . The money was worth paying.
Campus Life
Campus life was great with the fellow students and the local people are very nice apart from few exceptions. Its safe inside the campus.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

My PU Life

Verified Review

Last Seen: 10 Mar' 20

Joined On: 28 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 28 Feb' 20 by Dhinakar
College Infrastructure
Institutional infrastructure Pondicherry university is quite Good. But still Road conditions inside the campus have to be improved, WIFI bandwidth is not upto the level and Bus frequency for inner transportation is very low, have to be increased by 2 for every half an hour.
Academics
Regarding department of History, which I belong, is having very fair quality of teaching and the curriculum had been designed out as a multidisciplinary one, which much focuses on the recent trends of historical research.
Placements
I didn't know much about placement in our university, but regarding social science in Indian universities we can't expect placements as do we expect in engineering colleges and technical institutions, since most of the students will try for the high studies.
Value-for-money
I paid Around 25,000 Rs (including hostel) per year, which I feel little bit higher than other central universities. But still our institution is providing fair quality of service, faculties and facilities. Which definitely have to be improved in future.
Campus Life
Pondicherry university campus is entirely different from rest of the all other south Indian universities campuses. Clam and peace full atmosphere with good environment.
Anything Else
This is one of the best university in south Indian. Which is still not utilized properly by the Native pondicherry and Tamil Nadu student.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Review about Pondicherry university on the basis of educati,

Verified Review

Last Seen: 10 Mar' 20

Joined On: 28 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 28 Feb' 20 by R. Priyavarshini
College Infrastructure
Yes our college have good infrastructure. But in the case of facilities it's not good especially on hostel rooms there is limited network connection and transportation also not frequent. The facilities in classrooms, libraries, laboratories are good on internet connection but there is no smart board class. No our living place is very bad in cleanliness and food is not hygenic
Academics
I am studying M. A . The quality of education is not bad. When we are getting permanent faculty teaching is good but in the case of guest faculty it pathetic. No my job is not ready after my graduation that is even more horrible
Placements
My department doesn't have placement, that is the biggest disappointment.I don't have any idea about other department. But in the case of mba department we have placements and also for social work placements are Available
Value-for-money
We are paying nearly 4500 and 7000 for food for a semester. Yeah feel in some cases but in the case of food it's very bad. In case of education good
Campus Life
Campass life is very good and our campass life is best. Students were engage in all kinds of activities especially on sports. We have 2 finely Bulited stadium. We have 2 tournaments on food ball , hand ball and cricket in a year. Yes our campass is safe , in the case of emergency we have hospital inside our curriculum 24×7
Anything Else
Overall its good
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Didn't meet expectations, still good.

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 28 Feb' 20

Joined On: 24 Jun' 13

Education Interest: n/a

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 28 Feb' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
The infrastructure and facilities of the college are adequate. The library and reference room are well maintained but are not available 24*7. Reading room which is also not available 24*7. Wifi is satisfactory. The mess food is poor. The living spaces are fine except for a few old hostels.
Academics
Academically, the history department is fine. The permanent faculties are well-experienced and helpful. The syllabus mainly concentrated on Indian history and it is framed according to the specialization of professors. The only problem is the number of guest faculties.
Placements
The department of history doesn't have any campus placements. I think there are campus placements for the management and science students. But social science and humanities departments don't have enough campus placements.
Value-for-money
The academic and other fees are high in PU comparing to other central universities. The MA history course costs approximately 23000/- excluding the mess fee. There are scholarships for merit and reduction in fee for students. The mess fee is almost 15000 a year and the mess food is not worthy for the fee we are paying.
Campus Life
The campus life is active. There are many extra-curricular activities for students conducted by various departments and student organizations. There are sports tournaments and cultural programmes.Also, departments organise curriculum-oriented seminars and classes. The university is situated in Chennai- Pondicherry ECR, approximately 10 kilometres away from Pondicherry. For medical emergencies PIMS is nearby and GIPMER is also accessible.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Good

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 10 Mar' 20

Joined On: 28 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 28 Feb' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
There are hourly bus services for student transportation, except on the weekends. The library is fairly well-equipped, and the reading is open on all days, but does not stay open for 24 hours. Wifi is available, though its speed varies. There are separate gymns for Male and female students and two stadiums. The hostels are cleaned daily. The mess food is average, but there are three canteens.
Academics
The Department of History has an excellent faculty and the syllabus mainly focuses on Indian history. There is an option to take a couple of "soft" courses offered by other departments. There are also regular lectures by visiting scholars and other personalities. The history department does not offer dissertation. However, a few papers are taken by guest faculties.
Placements
The humanities, social sciences and science students do not get placement offers. There are placement drives for those doing MBA and MCom, and most of them find them satisfactory. Placement offers are only for final year students.
Value-for-money
PU's fees is rather high compared to other central universities, especially for the MBA department. Female students do not have to pay rent for hostels. Students can get mess reductions for days that they do not eat from the mess. Overall, however, the facilities are only average considering the comparitively high fees.
Campus Life
There are frequents events organized by the students themselves, including fests, movie screenings and plays. There are both academic and cultural events. The campus is less than an hour from the town by bus.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

I hope I reviewed it pretty well !!

Verified Review

Last Seen: 22 Feb' 20

Joined On: 22 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Sciences

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 22 Feb' 20 by Pooja A
College Infrastructure
All the classrooms and the labs in our department are well equipped with all facilities. The library is maintained in a very good manner. As for the hostel, though it's a bit old, it's still maintained pretty well. Wifi facility is there in almost all the buildings. As for the mess, the issue of hygiene is sometimes questionable.
Academics
Currently doing Integ.MSC in Physics. The reason is mainly because I didn't want to pursue mainstream engineering courses, so naturally I took the MSc course. The teaching quality here is pretty good. They do give an insight on recent developments in certain areas of interest. Though this course is not a most sought after one, it does helps one to get placed in some institution, school etc. But along with a Phd or an MTech, it gives us much better job opportunities.
Placements
It's pretty average. Some students did get placed from departments like physics, chemistry, mathematics etc. If I'm not wrong the average salary offered was around Rs. 4 lakhs per annum. The department is also highly encouraging to students to appear for the placement interviews.
Value-for-money
So, I had to pay Rs.9800(course fee alone) per year. I think it's totally worth it for all the facilities we are getting here.
Campus Life
The campus is never idle and is always lively here. We can walk around anytime anywhere within the campus as it safe here. Most of the time there is a solution for almost all the emergency situations.
Anything Else
The campus being in Pondicherry gives a new charm to it. We feel a sense of freedom and responsibility when we stay here.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Pondicherry University Review by a Student

Verified Review

Last Seen: 17 Feb' 20

Joined On: 17 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 17 Feb' 20 by daisy singha
College Infrastructure
The infrastructure is good overall. Hostel rooms are meant for two people but three are allotted which is slightly inconvenient. Classrooms are well equipped with WiFi. The food and living conditions are clean and hygenic. Cleanliness is well maintained.
Academics
I m studying Sociology since i want to be aware and understand the social situations and problems prevailing our society and use this knowledge to uplift the unprivileged and also make myself a better human being.
Placements
There are rarely any placements for social sciences. Even though there are placements for Science and Commerce it is not the case for Social Sciences. Not all social science students want to do a PhD.
Value-for-money
The course cost 9200 per year for an Integrated Sociology student. Education has become an expensive affair and the amount can be reduced for the convenience of the students. Being a Central University this amount is a bit high.
Campus Life
The campus is well equipped with various facilities like health center, bank, post office, gym, beauty parlour, shops etc. Various stadiums and fields are available for students entertainment. It is safe for people inside the campus but one might experience moral policing by some bullies in rare occasions. The students, teachers and support staffs are quite helpful.
Anything Else
This place has helped me to understand and experience the diversity and and culture of our country.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

It was really interesting to share my experience.

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 16 Feb' 20

Joined On: 16 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 16 Feb' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
Our university have all the necessary infrastructure facilities for the academic development of the students.Our class room is large enough to accommodate around 70 students.It is provided with internet facility.Our library has large collection of books.Mess careers provide us with nutritious and hygienic food.
Academics
Iam a post graduate History student.We have experienced and well qualified Professors from reputed universities in India and abroad.Our department is also providing course other than hard core course , which help us to do specialisation in a particular field.
Placements
We don't have any placement opportunities in our department.But we have option to do research in our department.Year by year many students are qualifing NET exam.Large number of research work are also going in our department.
Value-for-money
Our course cost is increasing year by year at an increasing level. Academic fee is approximately around fourteen thousand. But it is comparatively high compared to other Central Universities in India. University is providing with necessary facilities for the fee we are paying.
Campus Life
We have an outstanding campus life here. We can enjoy a mini Indian cultural life because students from different parts of the country are studying here. Different cultural events are conducting are organising in the university. So many extra curricular activities and sports events are conducting here. Both the facilities and staff members are supportive. The entire campus is safe for the students.
Anything Else
Our campus is eco friendly with so many trees and shelter to many widliy species. We have reading room which accommodate around 150 students is open up to 12 am. Here students have much freedom to express themselves.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Both academic and campus life is great in PU

Verified Review

Last Seen: 16 Feb' 20

Joined On: 16 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 16 Feb' 20 by Prabha Subhaga
College Infrastructure
Our university have good infrastructure , almost all the classrooms are smart classrooms, high speed wifi is available in every nuke and corner of the campus. They keep the campus clean everyday. Sanitary napkins are available in all the girls hostels. Every school have their own library and there is also Ananda Rangapillai library, the common library declined as 'library of the week' by The Oxford University Press on 5th June 2019. They also provide good food.
Academics
We have highly qualified and experienced Professors, and visiting Professors. Our syllabus is net oriented. And research scholar's have excavated many places and found many archaeological remains. syllabus is also up to dated.
Placements
We don't have any placements programmes in our department. But many of our students got placements in various colleges and universities in all over India after completing their studies. This department also developed many brilliant research scholars . UPSC and NET coaching is also provided to students.
Value-for-money
Comparing to rest of the central universities Pondicherry university is very costly. Our academic fee is above 15000. For girls, they don't need to pay hostel rent as it is free for them. But the money is worth to pay, because the department provides many enlightening programmes for the students.
Campus Life
We are experiencing funnest and friendliest campus life here in Pondicherry university. Both outside and inside the campus is safe for students , we celebrate almost all the festivals here in the campus. Students and departments conducts sports activities. It can handle all the emergencies. The beach right in front of the university, shopping complex, Silver Jubilee campus, canteen are the most favorite places for the students. Here campus life is awesome.
Anything Else
My life changed after joing here. I was an introvert before
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Excellent, nice campus

Verified Review
Anonymous

Last Seen: 15 Feb' 20

Joined On: 15 Feb' 20

Education Interest: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education Level: In Graduation

Posted on 15 Feb' 20 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
College Infrastructure
Good infrastructure comparatively to other Universities. We have the best common and large library and School of Social Sciences has a separate library as well. Class rooms have normal facilities and good enough. When coming to sports facilities we have two Stadiums and extra 2 grounds, two tennis court, basket ball court, two volley ball court. University also has one Men's Gym and one Lady's Gym. Hostel infrastructure is good. There are 13 boys hostel and 8 women's hostels. 24×7 free wifi too.
Academics
I'm studying Integrated MA in Sociology.I love Studying Sociology.Sociology department is one of the best department in the university with good quality of teaching. And our curriculum is up to date and revised.
Placements
Sociology aluminies are placed in various universities and in collages as assistant professors and guest faculties. Also in Civil services. And other subject oriented jobs. Department is not conducting any placement programmes.
Value-for-money
The course fee for one year is rupees 9200 excluding hostel fees. As far as tuition fee is concerned the course is worth spending money and you get quality teaching.
Campus Life
The campus life will be excellent and worth living in the campus. The campus is 780 acres and it is safe and it also have an health centre inside the campus and also ambulance service is also available.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
Is this Review Helpful?

Positivity Everywhere

Verified Review
Anonymous

Joined On: 08 Sep' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 08 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2018
  • MBA
This course in the Dept. of Management Studies, Pondicherry University is great. We experience certainty with the right kind of faculty members and talented young minds blended with the spirituality of Puducherry. It has got a nice place in the history for having nurtured and incubated numerous talents across the globe.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Student Crowd
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

The campus that provides Great exposure to variety of people

Verified Review

Last Seen: 22 Aug' 16

Joined On: 22 Aug' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 22 Aug' 16 by Sayuj Mani
Pondicherry Central University provides a great campus with a lot of people who are completely different in their life style... There are students from now parts of the nation. In fact, the place is generally known as mini India. There is a big campus which and has good academic facilities in each department. The most important thing about this place is that... U Feel Alive in Pondicherry University.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Student Crowd
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Excellent return on investment & Awesome campus life

Verified Review

Last Seen: 15 Aug' 16

Joined On: 15 Aug' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 15 Aug' 16 by gaurav kumar
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2017
Excellent infrastructure , more tie up with industry, student from pan India & awesome environment, should focus on more placement related aspect, Almost every thing except magazine & washing machine, need more case based & practical teaching , excellent crowd, only INR 72000 for two year MBA course.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Value for Money
  • Campus Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Student Crowd
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Good exposure

Verified Review

Joined On: 27 Feb' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 27 Feb' 16 by Vijay
In our college have a good infrastructure. I have more number of friends from different state among India. We gained more knowledge from our staffs. Our university also providing so many facilities like free transportation. Free library for 24 hours, Freecycle for inside the campus, sports facilities, and so on.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Campus Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Almost like a forest

Verified Review
Anonymous

Joined On: 09 Feb' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 08 Feb' 16 by Anonymous
This user choose to post privately in case a user is anonymous.
Teachers are very strict. Basic medical amenities are not there.half of the time drugs given are not adequate and cause reactions. People are very friendly. As they have left their hometown, they mix and stay together. The "mess" is a cultural hub. To learn new things about yourself and others. Students who are eager to learn can flourish.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Campus Life
  • Industry Exposure
  • Hostel
Is this Review Helpful?

Good college life

Verified Review

Last Seen: 13 Sep' 13

Joined On: 13 Sep' 13

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 09 Jul' 15 by Prasanth Ekambaram
Lush green campus with student strength being diverse(students from all states and few students from abroad) is a good experience.University has 3 canteens which serves various delicacies. Sports grounds are awesome, have various addon courses to pursue in the evening.Hostel students can learn yoga in the morning.24 x 7 WiFi facility is available across the university campus.University has affordable fee structure but university still need to improve further in all aspects.
  • Infrastructure
  • Placements
  • Academics
  • Campus Life
  • Industry Exposure
Is this Review Helpful?
Disclaimer: The reviews mentioned above truly represent the experience of the student / alumni. We do not allow manipulation / editing of these reviews by any personal.

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
  • 150M+ Students
  • 24,000+ Colleges
  • 500+ Exams
  • 1500+ E-books
  • Economic Times
  • Financial Express
  • Firstpost
  • Livemint