The Directorate of Higher & Technical Education was bifurcated from the erstwhile Directorate of Education to set up a separate establishment for dealing with the matters pertaining to the Higher Education. The Government of Puducherry, to impart quality higher education has established various colleges in the Government sector and also under various Societies. Apart from this, private initiative in the field of higher education also being encouraged by this Government by providing No Objection Certificate for Private Managements to start Arts & Science Colleges and Professional Colleges.
There is one Central University by the name of "Pondicherry University" located at Kalapet. Most of the Government Arts & Science Colleges, Professional Colleges, Engineering & Medical colleges are affiliated to Pondicherry University. It also offers various courses in its campus
To provide higher education in research and Arts, Science and Technology, which would cater to the immediate and future need of the Nation, towards building up useful Human resources and to enhance opportunities to develop synergy across higher education community through exchange of best idea and practice among institutions and industries.
AddressDirector of Higher and Technical Education, Pipmate Complex, Lawspet Road, Puducherry-8.