The admission to B.Tech. courses is made through Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC), Government of Puducherry. Eighty five percent of the total intake is earmarked for residents of UT of Puducherry and the remaining 15% is for students from other States of India. The admission for the students of Puducherry is by merit ranked based on the qualifying examination (Higher Secondary). For the students from other states it is based on the AIEEE score.
Admission is also offered in the second year B.Tech. degree courses for Diploma candidates through Lateral Entry. Total number of seats under the lateral entry scheme is 20% of the sanctioned intake, which will be supernumerary to the approved intake. Lateral entry for Diploma holders in Engineering is allowed only for the residents of Union Territory of Puducherry. Candidates seeking admission under this scheme should appear for an entrance test conducted by the Centralized Admission Committee (Lateral Entry).
In addition to routine academic activities, students take active part in a number of co-curricular events. PTU students have been regularly participating and winning prizes in a number of technical events and meets organized by other engineering colleges. Each engineering department has its own Students' Council to provide a forum to organize co curricular activities. The students councils organize invited lectures on emerging areas delivered by experts from technological organizations, conduct competitive events, arrange industrial visits, publish Student Magazines annually to showcase the domain knowledge and presentation skills of the students. In addition, every department regularly organizes national level technical students’ meet. Technical meets organized annually or bi-annually by various departments are:

National Level Technical Meet Organizing Department
EDIFICE Civil Engineering
MECHNIUM Mechanical Engineering
GENESIS Electronics And Communication Engineering
ICON Computer Science And Engineering
NEURA Information Technology
ELECTROFAD Electrical And Electronics Engineering
REVELATION Electronics And Instrumentation Engineering
TIELINES Chemical Engineering
CANET Computer Applications