About the Centre

Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for P.G. Studies is a Government of Puducherry Institution started in 1989 with the aim of imparting higher education at the Postgraduate and research level to the urban and rural society. It is affiliated to Pondicherry University. Now the centre offers PG courses in 12 Arts, Humanities and Science disciplines, M.Phil. Programmes in 11 disciplines and Ph.D. Programmes in 7 disciplines.. The Centre is a UGC recognized institution under 2f and 12B of the UGC Act 1956 with effect from 1993.

Based on the excellent academic performance of the institution, the University Grants Commission inspected the institution in August 2007 and conferred Autonomous Status for a period of six years from the academic year 2007-08 to 2012-13 and it was also approved by Pondicherry University. The Peer Team of NAAC, New Delhi, also made a thorough study of the achievements of the Centre and accredited it at A level (85%) in 2005.

Among all the Colleges in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University recommended this Centre alone to the UGC to declare it as "A College with Potential for Excellence" and the Centre was bestowed with the honour of "A College with Potential for Excellence" in 2010 by the UGC.

The Courses offered by the Centre are
  • M.A. in English, Tamil, French, Economics, and History
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Computer Science
  • M.Com.
  • M.Phil. in English, Tamil, French, Economics, History, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Commerce
  • Ph.D. in Tamil, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Commerce, and English

The Centre's output stands at an aggregate of about 250 Postgraduates and 100 M.Phils every year. So far the Centre has produced more than 50 Doctorates (Ph.Ds.) in seven disciplines. The Centre has highly qualified Professors of whom more than 90% are Ph.D. qualified.

As per the guidelines of the UGC for Autonomous institutions, the Centre has formulated its own syllabi for the courses offered, finalized the curriculum and conducted the evaluation from the academic year 2007-08.

The Government of Puducherry and the Governing Body of this Centre are very keen about the maintenance of the standard and status of this Centre. The Governing Body of the Centre approved the starting of Job-Oriented Certificate and Diploma Courses. Accordingly, 6 courses in Computer in collaboration with CDAC and also 2 Foreign Languages with ABK-AOTS Dosakoi, Chennai are offered in this Centre.