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Pondicherry University Distance Learning

Pondicherry University, R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry – 605014

Approved By: UGC,DEB        Type: Public

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Pondicherry University Distance MBA/BBA Overview

Pondicherry University is a Central University established in 1985 under the Pondicherry University Act, 1985. It is accredited “A Grade” by NAAC and also affiliated by UGC. The University has affiliated over 90 colleges spread over the Union territories of Puducherry, Lakshadweep and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The University is the fastest growing university in India due to its immense growth in all aspects. The University offers free education and hostel to all physically challenged students. The University has a disabled-friendly infrastructure and a special library for students who are visually challenged.

Pondicherry University offers multiple distance courses for students and working professionals. The University started its distance Education program in the academic year 1995-96. The main objective was to give an opportunity to students who are not able to enroll for normal on-campus education, due to lack of time or financial status. Directorate of Distance Education of Pondicherry University is recognized by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB). As per the university’s record, more than 2,50,000 students have enrolled in distance Education program over the years.

Pondicherry University Distance MBA/BBA Programs and Specializations

Directorate of Distance Education offers various Distance Education courses:

MBA Programs (2 years- Four Semester)

S. No.CoursesCourse Code
1.MBA- Marketing36
2.MBA- Finance37
3.MBA- International Business38
4.MBA- Human Resource Management (HRM)39
5.MBA- General43

Pondicherry University also offers various other distance programmes listed as followings:

Undergraduate Courses (3 years-Non Semester)

S. No.CoursesCourse Code
1.B. Com- Bachelor in Commerce55
2.BBA- Bachelor of Business Administration56

Postgraduate Courses (2 years-Non Semester)

S. No.CoursesCourse Code
1.M. Com- Finance59
2.MA – English60
3.MA- Sociology61
4.MA- Hindi62

Pondicherry University Distance MBA/BBA Admission Procedure

The University allows admission to its Distance Education programs through Online and Offline medium. The candidate willing to apply to any of the above-listed Distance Courses can apply Online on the official Pondicherry University website. To visit the official website of the University click here.

The University conducts admission twice a year i.e. Calendar year: January- February, Academic year: July- August.

Students can also receive the application form and Information Brochure from the DDE Office, Pondicherry University, in person without any fees.

Documents required for admission:

  1. Original and attested copies of
  • 10th Mark Sheet and certificate
  • 12th class Mark Sheet
  • Degree/ Provisional Certificate/Consolidated Mark Sheet of Degree.

Note: Original Certificate will be returned immediately via speed post by the DDE after verification. If Original documents are not received within a month from the date of admission student may write to the DDE. Transfer Certificate/ Migration Certificates are not to be submitted.

  1. Demand Draft: For applicants applying for the Distance Education program has to submit the application form to DDE Office, Pondicherry along with above-mentioned Documents and Demand Draft of the amount specified in Fee structure.
  • The Demand draft has to be drawn in favor of “The Finance Officer, Pondicherry University, Puducherry”, payable at Puducherry.


  • DDE copy of Challan paid in the DDE A/C No.413264239 at Indian Bank, Pondicherry University


  • Online Payment gateway challan of DDE from DDE link provided in Pondicherry University website.


  • Students are required to mention their Name, Course applied, and Phone Number on the back side of the Demand Draft.
  • Paid fees will not be refunded in any circumstances.
  1. Application form submitted must be accompanied by a copy of Photo-ID proof which is issued by any Central or State Government organizations.

Pondicherry University Distance MBA/PGDM/BBA Fee Structure

S. No.Fee ParticularsFees (INR)
1Registration & Processing Fee200/-
2Matriculation Fee25/-
3University Development Fund1,000/-
4Recognition Fee200/-
5Study Material & Handling Charges3,500/-
6Tuition Fee20,000/-

The above fees can be paid at once or at installments as follows:

S. No.Fee ParticularsFees (INR)
1First Semester (during Admission)9,925/-
2Second Semester5,000/-
3Third Semester5,000/-
4Fourth Semester5,000/-
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Fees for the course is Rs. 3,325/- per year.

Pondicherry University Distance MBA/BBA Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for the distance MBA program offered by Pondicherry University must  have passed and hold degree under 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 or 11+2+2 system of college recognized by UGC.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

To apply for this course candidates must have to pass 10 + 2 exams from a recognized board.

Pondicherry University Distance MBA Review & Ranking

Pondicherry University is a Non- profit Educational Institute that is working constantly to provide education and equal opportunity to every individual of the society. The University has persistently worked hard to achieve its motto of “From Darkness, towards the Light”. Initiatives taken by the University for the Welfare of society is one of its kind. It is evident by its schemes of fees concession for financially weak and poor section of the society. In 2018, Pondicherry University was ranked 86 in India overall and 59 among universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

Pondicherry University FAQS For Executive/Distance MBA Programes

Ques.1. Is a correspondence MBA from Pondicherry University UGC approved?

Ans:- Pondicherry University offers the best correspondence MBA program. The academic programs offered by the University are accredited by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and University Grants Commission (UGC).

Ques.2. Is any difference between Twining and Distance mode?

Ans:-Twining programs refer to the teaming up of with the top institution overseas like the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand. You can confer a degree from an overseas university while studying in another country. This innovative method is adopted by Pondicherry University. It is one of the partner or Twinning centers which organizes all-important task on behalf of the University. 

Distance education refers to availing a course without being physically present in the traditional education system such as college classroom. You can complete your degree at anyplace anytime through online mode.

Ques.3. When does the admission process for distance MBA at Pondicherry University begin?

Ans:- The last date of admission is around the last week of February of every academic year. Visit the official website to stay updated with the admission notifications.

Ques.4. What will happen if I fail to remit the fee in time?

Ans:- In case the candidate fails to remit the fees in the prescribed time period shall pay the penalty fees. The candidate has to pay INR 5 per day for the first 10 days of delay. The candidate has to pay INR 10 penalty per day after the first 10 days of delay up to the last day of the month in which the fee is due.

Ques.5. What is the Distance MBA fee structure of Pondicherry University?

Ans:- The candidates obtaining for twinning mode have to pay a fee of INR 45,500 and candidates obtaining for Distance MBA has to pay a fee of INR 25000 towards development fund and study material.