Puducherry is situated on the Coramandel coast, 160 km south of Chennai. This fast growing city is the capital of the Union Territory bearing the same name. Puducherry, which attracted the French to settle here two centuries ago, still carries several marks of French culture and heritage. It is also the place where the national poet Shri Subramanya Bharathi wrote several of his master pieces that fanned the flames of freedom and also enriched modern Tamil Literature. Bharathidasan, a staunch disciple of Subramanya Bharathi, whose poems stressed social revolution and emancipation of women, was also an eminent son of Puducherry.


Pondicherry University is a Central University established by an UGC Act of Parliament in October 1985. It is an affiliating University with a jurisdiction spread over the Union Territory of Puducherry, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The University aims to disseminate and advance knowledge by teaching, research and extension. It also aims to promote interdisciplinary studies along with integrated and innovative courses to meet the current trends and demands of the industry at large. The University’s motto is 'Vers la Lumiere' meaning 'towards the light'. The main campus is located in Kalapet, 10 km from the town. It is adorned with a serene and beautiful campus of 800 acres adjoining the scenic Bay of Bengal. The University has entered into MoUs with a good number of reputed International and National institutions for collaboration and faculty development. The University has a full-fledged placement cell. Students of Pondicherry University, Community College and all affiliating institutions make use of this facility and get placed in highly reputed firms, industries and multinational companies.


Pondicherry University Community College was established on 16th October 1995, the day of the Decennial Celebration of Pondicherry University, formally inaugurated by Dr. (Ms.) A.S. Desai, the then Chairperson of the University Grants Commission. The Pondicherry University Community College is the first of its kind in the University system of higher education in India to cater to employment oriented education to the Community and is an experimental model of American and Canadian Community Colleges. The motto of Pondicherry University Community College is “Education for Employment through Skills Formation”. The educational activities are designed in line with the needs and demands of the local community. More specifically, the main objective of this College is “to offer job-oriented courses based on the perceived community demand for specific manpower”. In short, Community College is “for” the Community and “of” the Community.

The College performs four major functions namely, teaching, training, research and extension. It attempts to create a model of employment oriented education with adequate mutual collaboration and cooperation of members from various commercial, agricultural, government and academic institutions and organizations.

The PUCC acts under the general, academic and administrative supervision of Pondicherry University. PUCC has been recognized by the UGC as a Constituent College of Pondicherry University.