From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
Puducherry is a union territory of India consisting of four non-contiguous enclaves and districts: Puducherry, Karaikal and Yanam on the Bay of Bengal, and Mahé on the Arabian Sea.
The 2011 census records a population of 1.2 million over 4 districts. The capital and largest city is Pondicherry.
Education in Puducherry
The 2011 census records a literacy rate of 86.55%. Pondicherry University, founded in 1985, has 35000 students in 87 affiliated colleges.
Virtual education in Puducherry
There are 27,000 distance learning students at the University of Pondicherry.