Chandigarh University (CU), Chandigarh Overview Overview

  Panjab   AICTE, UGC, AIU   ESTD 2012
  Panjab   AICTE, UGC, AIU   ESTD 2012

About College

Founded by S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved Panjab University Chandigarh or CU is a private research university. Chandigarh University address is well-connected with all the parts of the city.

It is situated in Mohali, Punjab, India. It is a part of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Chandigarh University had a rank of 16 among engineering universities awarded by Outlook India in 2017.

The university offers a total of 145 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Animation, Architecture & Planning, Arts (Fine / Visual / Performing), Aviation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Beauty & Fitness, Business & Management Studies, Design, Engineering, Hospitality & Travel, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Law, Mass Communication & Media, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, Teaching & Education etc.

The faculty at Chandigarh University is considered to be well qualified with some of them holding a PhD in their respective field of study. The teachers are knowledgeable, friendly, cooperative and helpful.

Establishment Year 2012
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘A’ Grade
Total number of faculty members 832
Total number of students enrolled 23917
The geographical area of the campus  200 Acres 

Courses offered and Fee Structure

Undergraduate courses

Chandigarh University courses are offered with a vast range of disciplines. The undergraduate courses include B.A, B.A. LL.B, B.Arch, B.Com (Hons), B.Com LL.B, B.Des, B.E. / B.Tech, B.P.Ed, B.Pharma, B.Sc, BBA, BBA LL.B, BCA, BFA, BOPTM, BPT and LL.B.

The Bachelor of Engineering full-time course provides degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering. Some of the exceptional specializations like Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, Petroleum Engineering, Food Technology, Information Security, Internet Of Things, Mobile Computing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Graphics & Gaming, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing etc are also provided over a period of four years.

The three-year-long Bachelor of Science programme provides degrees in Computer Science, Biotechnology, Economics, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Non-medical, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Actuarial Science, Medical, Airline and Airport Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Tourism & Travel Management, Resort and Event Management, Restaurant and Catering Management, Animation, Vfx and Gaming etc.

The duration of the UG courses under Chandigarh University is generally three to four years. Chandigarh University fee structure varies from course to course for different specialization and duration.

Postgraduate courses

The postgraduate courses offered by the university include LL.M, M.A, M.Com, M.E./M.Tech, M.Pharm, M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, MCA, Ph.D and Pharm.D. The Master of Engineering degree is provided with the specializations in Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Electrical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Constructional Technology and Management, Artificial Intelligence, Energy Engineering etc.

The two-year-long Master of Science programme is offered in the specializations like Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Geoinformatics, Biotechnology, Physics, Agronomy, Animation & Multimedia, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Lab Technology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Science & Toxicology etc. 

The Master of Business Administration programme provides degrees in the subjects like Human Resource Management, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Information Technology, Business Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Retailing & Supply Chain Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Strategic HR etc. The duration of the PG courses under Chandigarh University is generally two years. 

PhD courses

Chandigarh University offers a three-year-long PhD programme in specializations like Computer Science and Engineering, Physics, Management Studies, English, Mathematics, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Philosophy, Biotechnology, Computer Applications, Chemistry, Business Management, Forensic Science, Mass Communication, Tourism Management etc for a fee of INR 2,36,000.

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the university courses based on the marks scored in their qualifying degree, entrance examination or admission tests. Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular course or discipline.

The entrance exams include CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), GPAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), SLET (State Level Eligibility Test), CUSAT (Chandigarh University Scholarship Admission Test), JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination - Main), NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture), NET (National Eligibility Test), GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) etc. Chandigarh University admission details are enlisted on its website.

  • For the BE, B.Arch, B.Pharm, BBA, BCA, B.Sc, B.P.Ed, BOT, BPT, BJMC, LL.B and B.Com courses, admission is based on performance in CUSAT conducted by the university.
  • Admission to the M.E programme is based on the marks obtained in the GATE exam.
  • For the ME, M.Sc, LL.M, MCA, M.Com and MA courses, admission is based on performance in CU-PG-Entrance Test.
  • For the B.E degree, students are shortlisted on the basis of their All India Rank (AIR) of JEE Main depending on the marks obtained in the exam. B.Arch candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in JEE Main (Paper-II) or NATA.
  • For the MBA course, admission is based on performance in CAT, MAT, CMAT or CSAT  exam.
  • For the PhD admissions, candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in CU-PhD Entrance Test. CSIR NET, UGC NET, GATE, GPAT or SLET  qualified candidates do not have to sit for the entrance test.


The number of companies that visited Chandigarh university for placements last year was 627 and the number of placements offered was 6,314. 

The highest package for the Engineering and Architecture (B.E /B.Tech) departments is INR 32.5 Lakhs per annum, for the Hospitality Department, it is 18 lakhs per annum and for the Management Department, the highest offer is INR 14 Lakhs per annum.

The companies recruiting BE students include Adecco Group,, Anchor Electricals, Apollo Hospitals, Asian Paints, CEASEFIRE, Club Mahindra, Dell, Deloitte, Emerson Electric, Eureka, Forbes, Flipkart, Genpact, GODREJ, Google, HCL, Hitachi, HP, IBM, ICICI Securities, iGate, IndiaMART InterMESH, IndusInd Bank,  Info Edge (India) Ltd., ITC Hotels, ITC Sonar, Jaro Education, L T, L&T Infotech, Le Meridien, Mahindra and Mahindra, Microsoft, Motorola, NIIT Technologies, Oracle Financial, Practo, Radisson, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), Samsung, Sapient, Shangri-La Hotel, Siemens, TATA AIG Insurance, The Grand, The Leela, The Pride hotels, Verizon, Videocon, Wipro BPO, Wockhardt India, XL Dynamics, YesBank, Zee News etc. Chandigarh University placement details can be found on the Chandigarh University official website.

Results and Cut-off

Chandigarh University cutoff list is declared for its several courses and degrees once the results of their respective entrance examinations are calculated. The candidates need to obtain a score which is equal to or more than the cut-off mark specified by the university to get admitted to their desired courses.

For example, ME aspirants need to clear the GATE Cut Off, BE students need to cross the JEE Main cut-offs, PhD aspirants need to clear the CU-PhD Entrance Test Cut Off (also CSIR NET, UGC NET, GATE, GPAT or SLET cut-offs), B.Arch candidates need to clear the NATA cut-offs and MBA candidates need to clear the CAT, MAT or CMAT cut-offs. The cut-offs are relaxed for reserved candidates like SCs, STs and OBCs.

Alumni Network

Chandigarh University has an Alumni Association that takes care of matters regarding the alumni members of the institute. There are many events held throughout the year by the Alumni Association on the campus. There is a Reunion Fund, which is managed by the alumni members of the university and the fund is used to give scholarships to the meritorious students.

Apart from this, the alumni are also invited to give life lessons to the current batch students which in turn helps them to find a correct way in their academic life.


The scholarship and assistantship programmes offered by Chandigarh University to its students include the following:

  • Scholarship scheme for Sportsperson
  • Scholarship scheme for Wards of Defence Personnel
  • Scholarship cum Admission Test (CU-SAT)
  • Scholarship for Family Members of CU
  • Merit Scholarship Scheme

Campus Facilities 

Chandigarh University campus has 13 libraries which altogether hoard a rich collection of over 85,000 books and 8,50,000 e-books and access to e-journals and databases like ASTM, ASME, EMERALD, McGraw Hill, IEEE, ASCE, EBSCO, SCC ONLINE, J-Gate, ELSEVIER and WESTLAW International. The library is a member of DELNET and British Council Library.

The university provides hostel or lodging provisions for both boys and girls. All the rooms in the hostels are equipped with basic facilities and amenities like common room, recreation room, salon, gym, water purifiers, TV, mess, laundry services, security, and surveillance system etc.

The university has a Badminton Court, Basketball Court, Cricket Ground, Football Ground, Tennis Court, Volleyball and Boxing facilities. 

Out of the many laboratories available under the university a few distinct ones include Vehicle Maintenance and Diagnostics Lab, Particle Mechanics Lab, IBM Software Lab for Emerging Technologies, Microsoft Innovation Center, Videocon – Connect Advanced Communication Lab, Aircraft and Spacecraft Materials Lab, Robotics And PCB Design Lab, Oracle Academy Lab, Microsoft - Global Technical Support Center (Gtsc) etc.