How to Reach

Pondicherry (also known as “Pondy”), is a city and capital of the Puducherry union territory of Southern India.

By road from Chennai

Pondicherry is situated 160 km south of Chennai.  Getting to Pondicherry involves a three to four hour road journey from Chennai.  One can get a bus from CMBT in Koyambedu or from Thiruvanmiyur or Guindy.  You can be sure of a seat only from CMBT in Koyambedu.

By train from Chennai

Pondicherry is connected to Chennai by railways through Villupuram. There are 2 passenger trains running daily to Chennai Egmore Railway station. In addition to this, there is also a daily express train to Chennai Egmore. It is advisable to go by road rather than train to Pondicherry from Chennai as the journey is longer by train.

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Concept of Social Sciences Winter School 2016

This ambitious project of Indo-French cooperation in social sciences has been designed with a view towards developing a multi-year programme of intensive and multidisciplinary training workshops addressing theoretical and methodological issues in social science research. This practical setup provides each and everyone with the opportunity of sharing experiences and research ideas.


This training workshop has three main objectives:

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