The Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, New Delhi has taken a decision for setting up of New NITs under 11th Five year plan vide order No.F-23-13/2009-TS.III dt.30th October 2009. By virtue of this, a new NIT has come into existence in the Union Territory of Puducherry. This National Institute of Technology Puducherry admits students through JEE(Main) with 50% of seats reserved for the candidates having residence/native at Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, Yenam and the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar and the remaining 50% seats filled on all India basis. The National Institute of Technology Puducherry operates from the academic year 2010-11 onwards. The National Institute of Technology Puducherry functions from a temporary campus at Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College, Nehru nagar, Karaikal- 609 605. National Institute of Technology Puducherry Society was formed with 8 members. The members are the Secretary, MHRD, Government of India, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, MHRD, Joint Secretary MHRD, Dy. Educational Advisor(T), MHRD, Dy. Secretary (NITs), MHRD, Dy. Educational Advisor & Member Secretary(Incharge) of AICTE, MHRD, The mentor Director of National Institute of Technology Puducherry(Director, NIT, Tiruchirappalli) and the Principal Secretary(Technical Education), Govt of Puducherry. Dr.Baldevraj, Former Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research(IGCAR), Kalpakkam is the Chairman of Board of Governors for the National Institute of Technology Puducherry at Karaikal.