Universities in Puducherry

Pondicherry University and Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University are the major universities in Puducherry, India.

Pondicherry University is outstanding among the central universities in the country. It has affiliated colleges located in Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The University was established in October 1985 by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament. Being a Central University it is fully supported by the University Grants Commission.

Pondicherry University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The University is academically organized at several levels for efficient functioning. According to the 4icu.org 2011 University Web Ranking, it is ranked 71st among top Colleges and Universities in India.

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University is a state of the art, multidisciplinary teaching and research foundation that offers a range of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing courses. The University's departments are excellently designed infrastructures housed in modern superstructures in the area known as Pillaiyarkuppam, in Pondicherry, on the ECR National Highway, that leads to nearby Cuddalore town and reaches up to land's end, Kanyakumari.

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