Some of the schools under Pondicherry University are
- Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil Language and Literature
- School of Management
- Ramanujan School of Mathematics and Sciences
- School of Engineering
- School of Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Humanities
- School of Performing Arts
- School of Social Sciences and International Studies
- School of Education
- School of Media and Communication
- Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technologies
There are several facilities offered by the university. The library houses more than 1,15,613, books, journals and other documentaries and is also equipped with E-Journals access service, Reprographic and photocopying facilities, E-mail service, Internet access service, online public access catalogue and CD-ROM Journals Databases access service. Central Instrumentation facility, mechanical shop, glass blowing shop, electronic shop, accommodation and hostel facilities with good number of hostels are also provided by the university. The university caters to distance education since 1995. The various courses offered are MBA in marketing, finance, HRM, and International Business. Besides India, Pondicherry University has distance education centres at Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait as well. The University is fully supported by the University Grants Commission. The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The present Vice-Chancellor of the University is Prof. J.A.K. Tareen and Shri S. Logathan is the registrar. Memorandums of Understanding have been signed by the university with various other well known universities.