Pondicherry University  holds a special place in the Indian  University System. It was created to meet out the demands of the local community, and ever since its inception in 1985,   it has shown a tremendous commitment to innovation and to serving the needs of the nation.

We are proud of our innovative ideas and positive approaches in every sphere of activity. As a Vice-Chancellor of this prestigious University, my focus will be on refining our strategic direction and identifying opportunities for growth. We are constantly responding to the challenges of the changing academia by defining our strengths and building our distinctive character and identity. We are committed to recruiting staff who can assist us in transforming  these challenges into opportunities, and who are also willing to walk with us in the constant search for quality, efficiency and new opportunities which are indeed our highest ideals.

Let us keep our motto Vers la Lumiere (From Darkness, towards the Light! ) at the heart of everything we do. We can make this University a unique one by generating new ideas that will benefit society and educate people. I am highly impressed by the enthusiasm that our staffs show by their commitment to the ideals that will help us achieve our vision of being a student-centred university.

I can imagine that many of you are feeling both excited and perhaps a little anxious about starting your journey as a university student. Let me assure you that you have chosen to study at a prestigious institution where "noble thoughts come from everywhere". The University takes great pride in having established strong, industry-focused teaching programmes and cutting-edge research. We offer our students a research-enriched education that is complemented by work-integrated learning opportunity.

As a work environment, Pondicherry University has a lot to offer. We are committed to excellence across all our activities – teaching and learning, research and administration – and to serving the needs of our local, national and international communities.

As you will soon discover, a university is much more than just a place to acquire knowledge; it leads to all round personality development. At Pondicherry University we take pride in being an institution with a myriad of multidisciplinary learning opportunities, both locally and globally. The world class research undertaken by our institution not only contributes to the creation of new knowledge but is also meant to inspire you, dear students, to solve future challenges facing communities at large.

It is my great privilege to welcome you to Pondicherry University.

I wish all of you a fulfilling and empowering journey ahead.