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Two Societies namely Union Territory of Pondicherry Colleges of Education Society (UTPCES) and the Union Territory of Pondicherry Arts Science and Technology Colleges Society (UTPASTCS) were formed in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively. The former society was formed to impart Teaching Education Technology to the youth of this Union Territory and the latter for teaching arts and science courses. In view of the similar administrative and financial functioning of these Societies the Government have since amalgamated these Societies into one and named it as "PONDICHERRY SOCIETY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION" (PONSHE). This Society has been registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 on 15.03.2007 and the registration number allotted to this society is 397/2007. Pursuant to the reconstitution of the Governing Body of the Society vide G.O.Ms.No.20 dated 09.02.2010, The Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education has been appointed as the Chairman and the Secretary to Government (Edn.), who was hitherto the Chairman of the Society has been designated as the Vice-Chairman. The Director of Higher & Technical Education is the Member Secretary of the Society.

The following colleges are at present, functioning under the aegis of this society:-

  • Perunthalaivar Kamarajar College of Education, Karaikal. (PKCE)
  • Indira Gandhi College of Arts & Science, Kathirkamam, Puducherry. (IGCAS)
  • Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Arts College, Kalitheerthalkuppam, Puducherry. (PKAC)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Arts & Science College, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry. (RGASC)
  • Kasthurba College for Women, Villianur, Puducherry. (KCW)

Background for setting-up of the PONSHE Society

Two Societies namely Union Territory of Pondicherry Colleges of Education Society (UTPCES) and the Union Territory of Pondicherry Arts Science and Technology Colleges Society (UTPASTCS) were formed in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively. The former society was formed to impart Teaching Education Technology to the youth of this Union Territory and the latter for teaching arts and science courses. In view of the similar administrative and financial functioning of these Societies the Government have since amalgamated these Societies into one and named it as "PONDICHERRY SOCIETY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION" which was registered on 15.03.2007 with registration No. 397 of 2007 under Societies Act and functioning under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education with the following objective:

  • To start and Administer Colleges to impart teaching in Arts, Science and Technology and Teacher Education.
  • To impart Education in Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research Courses in different subjects so as to administer a high standard of Education.
  • To provide all types of in-service programmes for Teachers and Students and to provide a Forum for Research and Training in all fields of Higher Education.

Under this Society, presently one College of Education in Karaikal Region and four Arts & Science Colleges in Puducherry Region are functioning. 

i. PERUNTHALAIVAR KAMARAJAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KARAIKAL.

The Perunthalaivar Kamarajar College of Education, Karaikal (previously known as the Karaikal College of Education) was established under the aegis of the erstwhile Union Territory of Pondicherry Colleges of Education Society. The College was earlier housed in the Campus of the Office of the Chief Educational Officer, Thalatheru, Karaikal. From the month of May 2007, it had been started functioning in its own building at Nehru Nagar, Thalatheru Post, Karaikal.

The NCTE - SRC granted recognition initially to this College to run the one year B.Ed course from the academic year 2001-2002 with an intake of 60 students. The Pondicherry University has granted Permanent Affiliation to the College. Later on, the intake capacity of 60 students was increased to 100 students from the academic year 2004-05 by the NCTE and then D.T.Ed. course was started during 2006-07. The subjects offered under this stream are as follows:-

Sl no Name of the Course Annual Intake total no. of student
1 B.Ed. (Tamil) 100 students overall 100
2 B.Ed. (English)
3 B.Ed. (Maths)
4 B.Ed (Physical Science)
5 B.Ed. (Biological Science)
6 B.Ed. (Social Science)
7 B.Ed. (Commerce)
8 D.T.Ed. 50 85

Further, in the recent 3rd General Body Meeting of this Society, it has been resolved to start M.Ed. Course in the college from the coming academic year 2011-12. 

ii. INDIRA GANDHI COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE, KATHIRKAMAM.

Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science started functioning from the academic year 2001-02 under the aegis of this Society, running in the premises of the Government Girls' Higher Secondary School, Kathirkamam, Puducherry-9. Since then this College has been offering non-conventional semi professional under graduate degree courses in emerging areas as detailed below:-

Sl no Name of the Course Annual Intake total no. of student
1 B.Sc.(Biotechnology) 33 419
2 B.Sc.(Applied Microbiology) 33
3 Bachelor of Comp. Applns. 33
4 B.Sc.(Statistics) 33
5 B.Com.(Foreign Trade) 33

iii. PERUNTHALAIVAR KAMARAJAR ARTS & COLLEGE, KALITHEERTHALKUPPAM

This College was started during the academic year 1998-1999 BY the Government of Puducherry, later on, during the academic year 2004-2005, it was brought under the fold of this Society. The college has its own building. Presently the following courses are offered in this college:-

Sl no Name of the Course Annual Intake total no. of student
1 B.A.(Functional Tamil) 44 359
2 B.Sc.(Mathematics) 44
3 B.A.(Tourism & Travel Management) (from 2001-02) 33
4 B.C.A. (from 2010-11) 30
5 B.Com. (from 2010-11) 30

iv. RAJIV GANDHI COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE, THAVALAKUPPAM.

This College was started during the academic year 1995-1996 as an Annex of Tagore Arts College, Lawspet, Puducherry to cater mainly to the need of the students from rural areas. This college has since been functioning in the premises of the Government Higher Secondary School, Thavalakuppam. Subsequently, in the year 2003, it was brought under the fold of the erstwhile Union Territory of Pondicherry Arts, Science and Technology Colleges Society. Presently the following courses are offered in this college:-

Sl no Name of the Course Annual Intake total no. of student
1 B.Com. 40 197
2 B.Com.(Cooperative Management) 40
3 B.C.A. (from 2010-11) 30
4 B.Sc. (Computer Science)
(from 2010-11)
30
5 B.B.A. (from 2010-11) 30

v. KASTHURBA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, VILLIANUR.

This College was started during the academic year 2005-2006, exclusively for catering to the need of the rural women. This college is functioning in the premises of the Kannagi Government Girls' Higher Secondary School, Villianur.. Presently the following courses are offered in this college:-

Sl no Name of the Course Annual Intake total no. of student
1 B.A.(Social Work) 25 111
2 B.A.(Historical Studies) 25

Two Societies namely Union Territory of Pondicherry Colleges of Education Society (UTPCES) and the Union Territory of Pondicherry Arts Science and Technology Colleges Society (UTPASTCS) were formed in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively. The former society was formed to impart Teaching Education Technology to the youth of this Union Territory and the latter for teaching arts and science courses. In view of the similar administrative and financial functioning of these Societies the Government have since amalgamated these Societies into one and named it as "PONDICHERRY SOCIETY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION" which was registered on 15.03.2007 with registration no. 397 of 2007 under Societies Act and functioning under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to Government, Government of Puducherry.Under this Society presently one College of Education is functioning in Karaikal Region and four Arts & Science Colleges are functioning in Puducherry Region.

Composition of the Governing Body of PONSHE


Sl no Name & Occupation of the Member  
1 Secretary to Govt. (Education) : Chairman
2 Secretary to Govt. (Finance) : Member
3 Director of Higher & Technical Education : Member Secretary
4 One Representative of the Pondicherry University nominated by the Vice-Chancellor  : Member
5 Regional Director, NCTE, Bangalore or his Representative : Member
6 Joint Secretary to Govt.(Education) : Member
7 Under Secretary to Govt.(Finance) : Member
8 Principal, Perunthalaivar Kamarajar College of Education, Karaikal : Member
9 Principal, Indira Gandhi College of Arts & Science, Puducherry : Member
10 Principal, Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Arts College, Kalitheerthalkuppam, Puducherry. : Member
11 Principal, Rajiv Gandhi College of Arts & Science, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry. : Member
12 Principal, Kasturba College for Women, Villianur, Puducherry. : Member