Top Universities in Punjab 2022

Punjab is known for its robust educational infrastructure. With the support and backing of the Central government, Punjab has increased its literacy percentage that has helped the students to thrive in this competitive world. In the past few years, the private sector has exhibited a keen interest in promoting higher education in Punjab. There have been advent of universities that offer world-class education combined with good placement opportunities. Students from all over the world migrate to Punjab for pursuing higher education. These are known for their teaching pedagogy. Many central, state, private and deemed universities are located in Punjab. Apart from regular programs such as undergraduate, post-graduate and professional courses, many top universities in Punjab also offer programs in different modes such as correspondence courses and distance learning. Some of the top universities in Punjab are Punjab Agricultural University, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh University, Lovely Professional University, Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and Central University of Punjab. Parameters such as affiliation and approval of colleges, placement records, national importance, infrastructure and facilities provided by colleges, quality of education, students reviews, etc., have contributed significantly to their National Institute Ranking Framework or NIRF Rankings.

Top Movers in 2019

According to the latest NIRF rankings, here is the list of top universities in Punjab:

  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology gained nine spots and moved up from Rank 33 to 27 this year.
  • Punjab Agricultural University moved down to 51st position this year.
  • Guru Nanak Dev University gained four positions and moved up to 55th position this year.
  • Central University of Punjab secured 95th position this year.
  • Lovely Professional University retained its position i.e. 124th rank.
  • Punjabi University has secured 181st rank this year.
  • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology has secured 185th rank this year.

Placements and career prospects provided by top universities in Punjab

Students in their final year of graduation/post-graduation program must make crucial decisions about their career. While every student wishes to get a good platform and career opportunity, with the job market full of challenges, students are not able to achieve their dreams of getting jobs in blue-chip companies and this is the reason that campus placements play a crucial role. Above-mentioned top universities have a well-organised training and placement cell that strives to engage with reputed companies for campus placement. These universities arrange campus interviews for final-year students of all branches by inviting various private and public sector organisations. A database of organisations is available with these universities that is continuously updated. Moreover, these universities are closely involved in institute/industry interaction programs such as faculty exchange program, joint research projects in collaboration with industries and mobility of industrial personnel program.

Placement percentage in most of these universities ranges from 90-100 per cent with top companies such as General Motors, Adobe, Ericsson, GRAIL Research, Saint Gobain, TATA Motors, Fidelity Investments, Hero Motorcorp, Infosys, Nestle India, Cognizant, Mahindra and Mahindra, Accenture, Cap Gemini, Samsung Electronics, RBS Bank, HSBC, Dabur India, Reliance Industries, etc., visiting the campuses each year.

The average salary package offered to a graduate of Thapar University is around INR 7.17 LPA and the highest salary package offered is around INR 39 LPA. Final year students of Lovely Professional University get an average salary package of INR 4.2 LPA. The highest salary package offered is around INR 20.5 LPA. The average salary package offered to a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University is around INR 4 LPA. The highest salary package offered is around INR 22 LPA.

The average salary package offered to a graduate of Punjabi University is around INR 3 LPA and the highest salary package offered is around INR 10 LPA. Graduates of Chandigarh University get an average salary package in the range of 3-5 LPA. The highest salary package offered is around INR 18 LPA.

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NIRF ' 21
Panjab University (PUCHD)
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(778)
Fees: 34,200
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
12
The Week ' 21
21
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26
NIRF ' 21
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.6
(673)
Fees: 2.87 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
24
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52
NIRF ' 21
Chandigarh University (CU)
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(2105)
Fees: 7.28 Lakh
36
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
53
NIRF ' 21
Guru Nanak Dev University
3.8

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(353)
Fees: 82,410
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
15
The Week ' 21
43
Outlook ' 20
62
NIRF ' 21
LPU - Lovely Professional University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(4278)
Fees: 7.68 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
84
NIRF ' 21
CUPB - Central University of Punjab
3.6

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

4.2
(6)
Fees: 5,040
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
73
Outlook ' 20
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