Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Overview

  Chandigarh   AICTE, UGC, AIU, NAAC   ESTD 1882
  Chandigarh   AICTE, UGC, AIU, NAAC   ESTD 1882

About College

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Punjab University is a public state university situated in Chandigarh, India. With 188 affiliated colleges and 78 teaching and research departments, Punjab University Chandigarh is one of the most highly ranked universities in India.

Punjab University ranking is 21 among universities in India under the NIRF rankings of 2019. Punjab University colleges offer a total of 566 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Architecture & Planning, Arts (Fine / Visual / Performing), 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 Punjab University is considered to be highly experienced and qualified with most of them holding a PhD in their respective field of study. The teachers are knowledgeable, motivating, interactive and friendly.

Establishment Year 1882
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘A’ Grade
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU
Total number of students enrolled 30278
The geographical area of the campus  550 acres 

Courses offered and Fee Structure.

Undergraduate courses

Punjab University courses are provided with a degree in various disciplines. The Undergraduate courses include B.A, B.A (LL.B), B.A LL.B (Hons), B.Arch, B.Com, B.Com (Hons), B.Com LL.B, B.E. / B.Tech, B.Ed, B.Lib.I.Sc, B.P.Ed, B.Sc, B.Voc, BBA, BCA, BHM, D.Ed and D.P.Ed.

The 3-year long Bachelor of Science full-time course consists of specializations like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Microbial and Food Technology, Biotechnology, Non-Medical, Computer Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Fashion and Lifestyle Technology, Zoology, Medical, Fashion Designing, Agriculture, Botany, Industrial Microbiology, Geology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics etc.

The fee structure of most of these courses depends on the college conducting it. Punjab University fees for the B.Tech programme is INR 4.08 lakhs whereas the total fee of the B.Sc and B.A programme is INR 36,265 and INR 17,305 respectively. Punjab University UG admission 2019 information is provided on its official website. The UG courses are offered in roughly three years. To know more about Punjab University engineering courses, visit its official website. 

Postgraduate courses

University of Punjab PG admission is offered with the courses like Executive MBA/PGDM, LL.B, LL.M, M.A, M.Com, M.E./M.Tech, M.Ed, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.P.Ed, M.Pharma, M.Phil, M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, MBBS, MCA, MD, MPH, MS, MSW and PhD.

The Master of Arts degree is provided in the specializations of Political Science, Journalism & Mass Communication, Vocal, Psychology, Economics, Indian Theatre, Psychology, Painting, English, Sociology, Applied Arts, Defense and National Security Studies, Hindi, Geography, History, Human Rights and Duties, Public Administration, Remote Sensing and GIS, Sanskrit, Graphics, Punjabi etc.

The Master of Business Administration programme provides degrees in Human Resource Management, International Business, Hospital Administration, Retail Management, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Marketing Management, Mass Communication, Banking and Insurance Management, IT and Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical Management, Bio-Technology, Infrastructural Management, Guidance and Counselling etc.

The fee structure of most of these courses depends on the affiliated college conducting it. Punjab University fee structure for the M.A programme is INR 10,350 while the MBA programme requires a fee of INR 5.05 lakhs. All important information related to Punjab University PG admission 2019 is already given on the website. The PG courses are offered in two years. To know more about Punjab University MBA courses, visit Punjab University official website. 

PhD courses

The University offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in specializations like Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc over a period of two years. Apart from that, Punjab University distance education courses are also offered in various disciplines of study. 

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the university courses based on the marks scored in the qualifying exam. Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular class or discipline. The qualifying exams include JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Exam), CET-PG (Panjab University Postgraduate Common Entrance Test), MET (Panjab University Management Entrance Test), NEET MDS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS), PUTHAT (Panjab University Tourism & Hospitality Aptitude Test) etc. Shortlisted candidates need to sit for a personal interview and group discussion round. The final selection of candidates is made based on the qualifying exam score plus the performance in the personal interview or group discussion round. 

  • For Punjab University admission 2019 in the full-time B.E courses, the marks obtained by the candidate in JEE Mains examination is taken into account.
  • For Punjab University admission 2019 in the M.Tech in Polymer, Materials Science & Technology and Microelectronics, MA, M.Sc., M.Ed., M.P.Ed., M.Sc. (Hons), MCA, LLM and MPH courses, the marks obtained in CET-PG is taken into account.
  • For Punjab University admission 2019 in the MBA course, the candidates are selected on the basis of the marks obtained in MET exam.
  • For admission into the MDS programme, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in  NEET MDS.
  • For Punjab University admission 2019 in the PhD and M.Phil courses, the performance of the candidates in an entrance examination conducted by the university is held into account. The exam is followed by a personal interview.
  • For admission into the BHMCT and BTTM programmes, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in PUTHAT.

Punjab University admission form 2019 is available on the official website of the University. To get more information, students must check the website.  


The companies employing MBA/PGDM students at Punjab include Airtel, American Express, Asian Paints, Centurion Bank, CITI Bank, Clover, Deloitte Consulting, ICICI, Indian Airlines(Air India), Indian Institute of Finance, Infosys, Kotak Mahindra Bank, LG Electronics, Newgen, NIIT, PHI, Philips India etc.

Companies recruiting B.Tech students include Agilent Technology, Amtek, Aricent, Bechtel, Bharat Electronics Limited, Bioxcel, BSNL, Code Bibber, Code Brew Labs, Deloitte, DRDO, Infogain, Infosys, Mind Tree, Newgen, Panacea Biotech, Philips India, SYNTEL, Technip, Unisys India etc.

Recruiters of BCA candidates include Amazon, Concentrix, Decathlon, Deloitte, DHFL, E&Y, GODREJ, HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential, IDBI Federal, IDS Infotech Ltd, Infosys, Larsen and Toubro, NIIT, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, south indian bank, TCS, trident group, Vivo Mobile, Wipro etc.

Results and Cut-off

Punjab University colleges announce the cut-off list of its various courses and disciplines once the results of the corresponding entrance tests are out. Punjab University result and cut-off list are prepared based on several factors like the number of candidates appearing for the qualifying exam, the highest marks obtained in the examination, the level of difficulty of the test and the number of vacant seats available in a particular department of the University.

The University declares following cut off lists until all the places in the affiliated colleges are filled up by candidates. 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, B.E candidates are required to surpass the JEE Mains or PULEET cut-off score, PG candidates are needed to cross the CET-PG cut-offs, MBA candidates need to cross the MET cut-offs and LLB aspirants need to surpass the PU UGLAW cut-offs.

Alumni Network

The university has an Alumni Association, also known as PUAA, that manages activities related to the alumni community of the institute. It also hosts an online platform that allows former students of the university to register and be a part of the growing alumni network.


The Scholarships and Assistantship programmes offered by Punjab University belong to the following categories:

  • Merit Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Sportspersons
  • Scholarships for Economically Poor Candidates
  • Scholarships for handicapped students
  • Scholarships for Wards of Army Personnel
  • Scholarships for Wards of University Employees
  • Scholarship for Girls
  • Scholarship for candidates belonging to backward classes

Campus Facilities 

The Library at Punjab University holds a rich collection of over 5000 online full-text journals which can be availed by readers through UGC-INFONET and INDEST-Consortium. Punjab University hostels are provided to both boys and girls.

There are 18 hostel buildings out of which 8 are for boys, 9 are for girls and one is a Working Women Hostel. The basic amenities offered to the residents include wifi facility, dining hall and canteen, water coolers, a visitors' lounge etc.

The hostel facilities vary according to colleges. The University campus also has Badminton Courts, a Cricket Ground, Football Ground, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Hockey Ground, Volleyball Court, Kabaddi Court, Shooting Range, Weight Lifting, Judo and Wrestling Court. To know Punjab university address, visit its official website.