Pondicherry or Puducheri is a Union Territory in India and is governed by the Central
Government of India. Though is a small Union Territory the region has more than
a dozen each of Medical colleges as well as Engineering and Technology colleges.
With 100% literacy, the Union territory is well advanced educationally. Pondicherry
has a large number of educational facilities which offer courses for study ends
at all levels.
Among the various Universities in Pondicherry, the main university is a Central
University and there are some Deemed Universities also. In fact, a number of medical
colleges and Engineering colleges are Deemed Universities.
The Central University in Pondicherry offers a wide range of courses that include
generalized courses and specialized courses like Tamil Literature and Green Energy
Technology. The Central University in Pondicherry, was established in 1985, and
is supported by the UGC. The University Of Pondicherry has a long list of colleges
spread out in the Union Territory affiliating with it.
The university has Hotel management colleges affiliated with it and also many polytechnics
offering Diploma programs.
The unique feature of the Central University in Pondicherry is that the courses
conducted by the university are very rare and that is why the university is very
global in nature as the students aspiring to study a particular course enrols in
this university as it is conducted here.
There are four major Deemed Universities in Pondicherry with many affiliating medical
colleges and engineering colleges across the Union Territory.
A University in Pondicherry for distance education also functions in Pondicherry
reaching out to those for whom formal education is not accessible.
The institute of National Importance is the Medical College and Hospital JIPMER,
which conducts various courses in medicine, apart from postgraduate and research
programs for which the institute is very well-known globally.