Pre University Course

The Pre-university course, popularly abbreviated to PUC, is an intermediate course (which is known as 10+2) of two years’ duration, conducted by Department of Pre-University Education. This Pre-university course is also known as the Plus-two or Intermediate course. It is a Qualifying course to get an admission into an Indian university, which can be considered as a degree bridge course to prepare students for university education.

The Pre-University Course extends over a period of Two academic years. The course of study comprises of Parts I & II.

Part I :

English and any one of the following languages:

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Part II :

Any one of following combinations:

  • Arts:
    • History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology
  • Commerce:
    • History, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy
    • Statistics, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy
    • Statistics, Business Studies, Accountancy & Computer Science

Medium of Instruction is English, Minimum 05 students should be there for every language class, otherwise students have to make their own arrangements to study the language privately.


A Pass in Karnataka S.S.L.C or an examination considered equivalent by the karnataka Pre-University Board is a Pre-requisite for admission to PUC. At the enrolment, students from other Board must produce a certificate of eligibility  from the Pre-University  Board.