Puducherry is the union territory of India and the name means “New Town”. There is one Central University the Pondicherry University located at Kalapet. Most of the Government Arts & Science Colleges, Professional Colleges, Engineering & Medical colleges are affiliated to Pondicherry University. There are 7 Government Arts & Science Colleges in the U.T. of Puducherry, they are, Bharathidasan Govt. College for Women, Tagore Arts College, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Puducherry Region, Avvaiyar Govt. College for Women, Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College in Karaikal Region, Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Arts College in Mahe Region and Dr. S.R.K. Govt. Arts College in Yanam Region.
There are four Arts & Science Colleges and one B.Ed. Colleges in Puducherry - Perunthalaivar Kamarajar College of Education, Karaikal; Indira Gandhi College of Arts & Science, Puducherry; Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Govt. Arts College, Puducherry; Raiv Gandhi Arts & science College ,Puducherry; Kasthurba College for Women, Villianur, Puducherry. These colleges offers courses like B.Sc.(Bio-Technology), B.Sc.(Computer Science), B.Sc (Statistics) and B.A., (Foreign Trade) and B.Sc.(Microbiology) B.B.A. (Tourism and Travel Management), B.A. (Social Work ).
Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engineering and Technology offers various B.Tech & M.Tech Courses. There are five polytechnic colleges in Puducherry named - Women Polytechnic College, Puducherry; Karaikal Polytechnic College, Karaikal; Indira Gandhi Polytechnic College, Mahe; Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Polytechnic College, Yanam; Women Polytechnic College, Karaikal.