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Is this programme approved by the Government? Is this a recognised course?
Pondicherry University is a central Government University. All programmes offered are approved by University Grant’s Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Distance Education Council (DEC).
What is the difference between PGD and MBA?
A Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) is a 1-year course, it comprises 2 semesters, whereas Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is a 2-year course comprising 4 semesters.
Note: The maximum duration to complete a PGD is 2 years and an MBA is 4 years.

Online Admission/Enrolment Related

I am not sure which specialisation is best for me.
Our admission team has experienced counselors on board and they’d be happy to assist you in selecting a programme best suited to your professional needs. Reach out to us at 080- 4545 3102 or drop us an email at admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in.
Can you share a sample certificate that I will receive on programme completion?
Can we apply for a government sector job?
Yes, you can apply to any public/private sector job post successful completion of the programme.
Want to go abroad, is this certificate valid out of the country?
While the degree is globally-recognised, we strongly recommend you check with the recipient institution/university/organisation as well. Should you need any specific assistance, feel free to reach out to our admissions office at 080- 4545 3102 or write in with your queries to admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in. All the courses we offer are Online Education Courses.
What is the eligibility criteria?
Listed below are the programme specific eligibility criteria:
1. Eligibility for admission in Two Year MBA (except MBA in Hospital Management):
Any Degree from a recognised University under 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 or 11+2+2 streams.
2. Eligibility for admission in One Year PG Diploma courses:
Any Degree from a recognised University under 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 or 11+2+2 streams.
3. Eligibility for admission in Two Year MBA in Hospital Management:
Any Graduate with MBBS degree, Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Bio-Engineering, Bio-Sciences and a graduate from any of the Indian Systems of Medicine like Homeopathy, Siddha, Ayurvedha and Unani.
4. Eligibility for admission in Three Year BBA/B.Com courses:
Candidates should have a passing certificate in any of the following 10 + 2 or 11 + 1 or 11 + (2 years or 3 years diploma)
Can I fill out the application with my initial or nickname?
You need to register your names and/or initials as mentioned in your graduation certificate only. No other names/initials would be accepted.
- Any other names/initials differing from graduation certificates should be accompanied by gazette notification for name change.
Those applying to the Bachelor’s course should ensure that they register their names and/or initials as mentioned in +2 or equivalent educational certificate.
What are the documents required?
Here’s a list of documents you will need to submit:
  • Scanned copy of all academic marks card and certificates**
a. 10th
b. 12th (10+2) marks sheet
c. Graduation or Diploma or Lateral entry to Engineering, etc*
(File size for each certificate NOT to exceed 4MB)
  • A digital signature. Sign on a blank white sheet, scan and upload scanned copy. (File size NOT to exceed 1MB)
  • • One colour passport-size (2 inch x 2 inch or 51mm x 51mm) photograph scanned (Maximum file size – 1MB). DO NOT sign across the photograph. Please ensure that it is a recent, high resolution photograph of you.
  • ID proof (any of the following) — Passport/PAN Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Driving License/Voter ID. (File size NOT to exceed 4MB)
Note: File format – .jpeg.
** Foreign Degree holders refer to this question
* Not applicable for students applying for Under Graduate programmes
Online application form help details, can also be found here.
Is it necessary for me to apply online?
Yes, applying online is mandatory and the first step towards your enrolment. You are required to fill out all the fields in the application form. In case, any compulsory field is Not Applicable to you, please type out N/A in that field.
Do I need to print out the online application form and certificates?
No, you do not need to print out the online application or scanned copy of your marksheets/certificates/ID-proofs . You need to upload the required documents, these will be cross-checked at our end. A hard-copy will be maintained at the University Office.
Note: Incomplete/Not Eligible applications will be rejected, in such an event, the admissions team will inform you about the rejection. Admission is subject to submitting all the required documents as per the defined eligibility criteria.
Can I make a payment online? What is the mode of payment?
Once you complete the online application, you will be guided to the online payment gateway (Billdesk). Payment can be made online choosing one of the four modes:
  • Debit Card
  • Debit Card + ATM PIN (available for select banks)
  • Credit Card
  • Net banking

Alternatively, you can also choose to complete your online application and pay though Demand Draft (DD). Make the Demand Draft:
Payable to: "The Finance Officer, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry", payable at Pondicherry
Courier the DD to the following address:
C/O: Mr John/Mr Fakruddin
Directorate of Distance Education
Pondicherry University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry - 605 014
Amount details for Demand Draft (DD):
For MBA in Hospital Management - Rs. 18,000
For rest of the MBA specialisations - Rs. 15,500
For all PGD specialisations - Rs. 13,500
For BBA/B.Com – Rs. 9,500
Note: If you are choosing DD option, to help track your DD and receipt acknowledged, make sure you send the below listed details to admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in:
a) Copy of DD/DD Challan
b) Courier/Speed Post details

faq arrow Course Fees Related

What is the fee structure and/or are there any installments?
And: The fee for a 2-year MBA programme is Rs. 45,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:
  • Semester 1: Rs. 15,500 (including 5,500 towards Books and admission fee)
  • Semester 2- Rs. 10,000
  • Semester 3- Rs. 10,000
  • Semester 4- Rs. 10,000
The fee for a 1-year PGD programme is Rs. 23,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:
  • Semester 1: Rs. 13,500 (inclusive of registration fee, tuition fee and books)
  • Semester 2- Rs. 10,000
The fee for a 3-year BBA/B.Com programme is Rs. 23,500.
The fee can be paid semester-wise, below is the fee payment schedule:
  • Year 1: Rs. 9,500 (inclusive of registration fee, tuition fee and books)
  • Year 2: Rs. 7,000
  • Year 3: Rs. 7,000
[Examination fee for all online programmes (BBA/B.Com/MBA/PGD) will be separate and will be charged at actuals. Details can be found here.]
Is there any scholarship or discount?
No special scholarships or discounts are available to students.

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Does the exam take place online or do I need to go to an exam center?
exam takes place at a University designated exam center around the country. You can find the current list of exam centers. We offer different streams in Online MBA here. The format of the exam is subjective. For your reference, view a sample question paper here.
When will I know about the examination dates?
The examination dates will be shared one month prior to the examination. The exams are held, typically, in June and December, every year. MBA/PGD students appear for exams at the end of each semester i.e. every 6 months and UG students appear for exams once a year.
Can I switch exam center?
You are required to select an exam center at the time of filling out the online application. Switching Exam Centers is generally not permitted. Special cases are considered only on genuine grounds, but before the Exam Wing finalizes the Exam Centers lists. Thereafter no change would be permitted whatsoever. However, should you decide to change the exam center after you have submitted the online application, you need to place a special request with you can reach out to our student support team, who will guide you with the exam center switch process, if permitted by the Exam Wing.

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I am a Foreign Degree holder. Can I apply?
Foreign Degree holders need to provide an Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Equivalence Certificate. This certificate facilitates students, with foreign degree, to get admission in Indian Universities. [Click here to view the AIU brochure & refer to page no. – 9 titled ‘Bachelor and Higher Degree Programmes’]

faq arrow Student Support Related

If I have doubts, how can I clarify them?
Before Enrolment: While you consider enroling with Pondicherry University’s online programmes and have doubts and need help clarifying your doubts, you are welcome to reach out to us on call at 080- 4545 3102 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 6pm. You can also drop in an email to admission@onlinepondiuni.edu.in and our admission team will respond to your queries.
Post Enrolment: Once enroled, if you have queries, questions related to the courseware, faculty, LIVE sessions, accessing our Learning Management System (LMS), you can reach out to our student support team. You can also post your queries and/or doubts on the online platform (ATP) and our academic team will respond within 24 hours.
Moreover, during each semester we conduct 10 hours of LIVE mentoring sessions, cumulatively. You can use these sessions to clear subject related doubts and orient yourself to the examination.

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How is the course delivered?
Anytime, anywhere, any device – as long as you have an internet connection. You can also access all material on your android phone through an app.
You will receive books (hard copy) for each semester at the address of communication provided by you.
Apart from this a login ID and password will be provided, giving you access to all of the below:
  • You will receive an e-book link, so you can access books (soft copy) anytime
  • You will get access to an e-library with 12,000+ titles
  • Pre-recorded audio and video sessions
  • You can post any doubts and/or queries 24x7 and the faculty will respond to you within 24 hours. Doubts are also cleared during live mentoring sessions; where previous year’s question papers are discussed.
  • You can see how much of which course you have completed and also take self-assessments to judge for yourself how well you have covered and understood a topic.
  • Guru Talks are organised – Industry/Renowned personalities address the students through the virtual classroom. That is one of the benefits of Distance MBA Courses
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