Established in 1985, Pondicherry University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Puducherry (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Karaikal, Port Blair. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Pondicherry University (PU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Pondicherry University (PU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Indian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.