Courses and Facilities offered at Punjab University

Punjab University was established in 1882 in Lahore and was moved to Chandigarh, Punjab after India’s independence. The University has 189 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and Chandigarh along with various Regional Centres. The University is Ranked 1 amongst Universities in India and Ranked 38 in Asia Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings.

Courses offered by Punjab University at the Undergraduate level:

Eligible for candidates having passed 10+2 or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • B.Sc. Hons. [11 Courses]
  • B.E. [8 Courses]
  • B.D.S.
  • B.Ed. (4-year integrated Course)
  • B.E. Chemical with MBA (5-year Integrated Course)
  • B.Pharm.
  • LL.B. (5-year integrated Course)

Courses offered by Punjab University at the Postgraduate level:

Eligible for candidates having passed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • LL.B.
  • LL.M.
  • M.B.A. [8 Courses]
  • M.C.A.
  • M.Com. (E-commerce)
  • M.Pharm. [3 Courses]
  • M. Lib. & Information Science
  • M.A. Physical Education
  • M.Sc. [13 Courses]
  • M.A. [29 Courses]
  • M.Ed. [3 Courses]
  • M.Sc. Hons. [11 Courses]
  • 5-year Integrated M.Sc. [3 Courses]

Research Programs Offered by Punjab University:

Eligible for candidates having passed a master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • Ph.D. [38 Courses]
  • M.Phil. [17 Courses]
  • Post-M.Sc. Courses [2 Courses]

Other Courses offered by Punjab University:

  • Certificate Courses [10 Courses]: Eligible for candidates having passed 10th or equivalent in the relevant stream.
  • Diploma Courses [9 Courses]: Eligible for candidates having passed 10+2 or equivalent in the relevant stream.

Eligible for candidates having passed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • Advanced Diploma Courses [7 Courses]
  • Postgraduate Diploma Courses [10 Courses]

Courses offered by Punjab University at the Department of Evening Studies:

Eligible for candidates having passed 10+2 or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • B.A.
  • B.Com.

Eligible for candidates having passed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • M.A. [4 Courses]

Courses offered by Punjab University in Distance Mode:

Eligible for candidates having passed 10+2 or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • B.A.
  • B.Com.
  • B.Ed.
  • B.lib & Info sci.

Eligible for candidates having passed Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant stream.

  • M.A. [8 Courses]
  • M.Com.
  • M.B.A.
  • M.Ed.
  • Post Graduate Diploma [4 Courses]

Punjab University is placed on a sprawling expanse of 550 acres. The Library is fully computerized and consists of over 7 lakh publications and a collection of 1490 manuscripts along with providing access to over 7500 online full-text journals through UGC- INFONET. The Library extends services such as Online Membership, SMS service, Digital signage system, facilities for visually impaired students, etc.

Radio Jyotirgamaya 91.2 is the community radio station of Punjab University that unifies the university students and faculty along with the community. The Radio programmes can be heard by the community who reside in the range of 10 kms.

The University consists of 17 hostels in which 8 hostels are exclusively for boys and 9 hostels are exclusively for girls and can accommodate nearly 6700 students. A Working Women hostel is present inside the campus which can accommodate 70 residents.

Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Institute of Health caters to the medical needs of the employees, their dependents, students of all the departments, daily wagers, contractual employees, mess and canteen workers and provides emergency service along with ambulance at times of need. The Institute comprises a modern clinical laboratory equipped with the latest computerized ECG machine, an X-Ray machine and a fully computerized digital mammographic compatible CR unit.

The University provides facilities for the student to take part in sports activities such as a Swimming Pool, Diving Pool, Athletic Track, Basketball courts, four volleyball courts, two football grounds, two Kho-Kho courts, two Kabaddi courts, one Hockey ground, three Softball grounds, two Cricket grounds, one korfball & one Netball ground, two synthetic lawn tennis courts, one Cinder and 8 grassy Lawn Tennis Courts. The Campus is also equipped with a standard 10-meter shooting range and a fully air-conditioned gymnasium.

The University maintains various National and International Collaborations and has signed MoU’s with Institutes such as the University of Nottingham (UK), University of Birmingham (UK), University of Missouri, USA World Vegetable Research Centre (Taiwan), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Delhi), IIT (Roorkee), Jamia Hamdard University (Delhi), Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India (Mumbai), etc.

Scholarships are offered to deserving students in the University such as Post Matric Scholarships, Central Sector Scholarships, Scholarship for SC/ST, Merit cum Means Scholarship, Maulana Azad national fellowship for minority students, etc.

Punjab University consists of a Central Placement Cell that works in providing placement and job opportunities to the students. The Cell trains the students in various areas related to placement and On-Campus drives are organized and companies are invited to recruit the students into their firms.

FAQ’s:

When was Punjab University established?

Punjab University was established in 1882 in Lahore and was moved to Chandigarh, Punjab after India’s independence.

Is Punjab University an affiliating University?

Yes, Punjab University is an affiliating University and has 189 affiliated colleges.

What is the ranking of Punjab University?

Punjab University is Ranked 1 amongst Universities in India and Ranked 38 in Asia Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings.

Does Punjab University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, Punjab University is equipped with 17 hostels and provides accommodation to 6500 students.

Does Punjab University have any collaborations or MoU’s?

Yes, Punjab University has various national and internal collaborations and has signed various MoU’s.

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