The Government of India as one the two Central Universities of South India established Pondicherry University under the Act of the Indian Parliament. The President of India is the Visitor and the Vice-President of India is the Chancellor of Pondicherry University. The University is located in a sprawling campus spread over 780 acres of land, facing the Bay of Bengal on the East Coast Road. It is easily accessible from Chennai (168 km) and Bangalore (300 km). The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and signed Memorandum of Understanding with several foreign Universities/institutes. Pondicherry University been accredited by the National Assessment of Accreditation Council - NAAC (An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission) with A Grade in 2018 for a period of 5 years.
School of Management
The School of Management is the first academic entity of the University established as the centre of excellence in 1986. This School of Management has six departments. It is one of the largest school in the University with more than 60 faculty members, more than 225 research scholars and 1000 plus students.
Department of Management Studies
For the past 31 years, the department has been catering to the needs of aspiring management and research students with a highly competent team of 15 faculty members, DMS serves as a boon to the ardent students who have the striving thirst to learn and practice management. The department been rated high by many rating agencies such as STAR NEWS, Indian Express, Business India, India Today, CSR-GHRD and many others and signed MOU with leading International Universities.