The Pondicherry University was established in 1985 by the Government of India at Puducherry. The University has jurisdiction over about 90 colleges in the Union Territories of Puducherry, Lakshadweep, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Pondicherry University campus is spread over 780 acres facing the Bay of Bengal on the East Coast Road and is accessible from Chennai and Bengaluru. The vision of Pondicherry University is to adapt to ever-changing needs of the society and serve as an enabler of societal transformation through state-of-art higher education and research that match global benchmarks by providing access, resources, and opportunities. The University has its mission to deploy globally competent resources in terms of people and infrastructure, develop skilled individuals who will serve as agents of value-based societal transformation in various spheres of life enriched with education, research, training, and cultural integration.