Panjab University ,Chandigarh

What's new at Panjab University? Application 2023 is open for MBA; the last date to apply is Mar 20. Further, the entrance exam (MET) is held on Apr 16. The last date for PU-CET (UG) 2023 registration for admission to BSc (Hons) and BPharmacy is Mar 29 and the last date for submission of the fee is Mar 31. Further, the entrance test will be held on Apr 16. The last date for PU-LAW(UG) 2023 registration for admission to BA LLB (Hons)/ BCom LLB (Hons) is Apr 10 and the last date for submission of fee is Apr 14. Further, the entrance test will be held on Apr 30.

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PUCHD Highlights 2022

Established in 1882 as the University of the Panjab Lahore (in Pakistan now), Panjab University was relocated to Chandigarh in 1947, where the university was split between Pakistan and India. Punjab University (also known as PUCHD) is a Central and State Government-funded University. The university has been accredited with 3.35 CGPA on a four-point scale with 'A' Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Punjab University consists a total of 188 affiliated colleges spread across the entire regions of Punjab, one rural regional centre at Kauni, and three regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur. The university ranked two in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) among all the Indian universities declared by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India in 2020. It has been also ranked 38 in the NIRF 2021.

Punjab University won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy (MAKA) for the best all-round performance in sports for two consecutive years in 2018-19 and 2019-20. The university also offers courses under its School of Open Learning (PU SOL). The important highlights around Panjab University (PU) are mentioned in the table below:



Establishment year | Ownership type

1882 | Government

Campus size

550 acres

Recognised by


Accredited by

NAAC with "A" Grade

Approved by



- 7 for 'Indian Universities' by Times Higher Education Rankings 2022

- 601-800 in the world by Times Higher Education Rankings 2022

- 38 for ‘Overall’ by NIRF 2021

Total number of students


Number of courses offered

850+ courses in 78 departments

Total faculty


Student to faculty ratio


Official website

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PUCHD Courses and Fees 2022

Punjab University offers several undergraduate, postgraduate, E-diploma programmes in multiple streams such as Business and Management Studies, Accounting and Commerce, Arts (Fine/ Visual/ Performing), Design, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Science, and so on. Punjab University admission 2022 is conducted in both online and offline modes. Admission to various UG, PG, Diploma, PG Diploma, Doctoral programmes is based on both merit and entrance exams. Punjab University also conducts Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) or Counseling rounds for the final selection of the candidates under a certain course. Below mentioned are the top courses offered by Panjab University, along with their specialisations and course fee:

CoursesTotal tuition Fees Eligibility
M.Sc.(134 Courses)
INR 18 K - 3.92 L
(for 2 years)
Graduation : 50-55 %
B.Sc.(141 Courses)
INR 15 K - 2.88 L
(for 3-4 years)
10+2 : 40-50 %
M.A.(229 Courses)
INR 10.35 K - 1.35 L
(for 2-5 years)
10+2 : 60 %
Graduation : 45-50 %
Exams : PU-CET (PG)
B.E. / B.Tech(37 Courses)
INR 99.71 K - 6.19 L
(for 3-5 years)
10+2 : 50 %
B.A.(127 Courses)
INR 15.38 K - 1.96 L
(for 3-5 years)
10+2 : 30-60 %
BCA(75 Courses)
INR 31 K - 1.37 L
(for 3 years)
10+2 : 50 %
MBA/PGDM(20 Courses)
INR 40.03 K - 6.19 L
(for 2-5 years)
Graduation : 50 %
B.Com(101 Courses)
INR 17.3 K - 2.2 L
(for 3-4 years)
10+2 : 40-60 %
B.A. LL.B.(5 Courses)
INR 3.23 L - 5.27 L
(for 5 years)
10+2 : 50 %
PG Diploma(30 Courses)
INR 9.6 K - 45.76 K
(for 1 year-15 months)
Graduation : 45-50 %

Panjab University Cut off 2022: UG, PG, Certificate and Diploma Merit List (Released)

Panjab University conducts Panjab University Common Entrance Test (PU CET), which is a university-level entrance exam for admission to various courses. The entrance exam is held in offline mode and candidates are required to meet the eligibility criteria to appear for the entrance exam and apply for admission. Final merit lists for admission were created on the basis of marks obtained by the students in the last qualifying exams.

Panjab University Cut off 2022: PG Merit List (Released)

Panjab University released admission list for its various PG programmes. Candidates can check their name from the list and pay the admission fee to confirm their admission. Tabulated below is the provisional merit list for students of top colleges affiliated with Panjab University:

Panjab University

Course Name

Merit List

Masters in Geoinformatics


MSc (Microbial Biotechnology)


Master in Disaster Management


MA (Geography)


Master of Library & Information Science (M.LIB.I.SC.)


MA (English) (Department of English and Cultural Studies, PU)




MA (Governance and Leadership)


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PUCHD Rankings 2022

Punjab University has been ranked as one of the notable institutions of the country by various prestigious ranking bodies. Below mentioned are some of the most recent rankings attained by Panjab University:

Ranking Body



Times Higher Education Rankings 2022

University- India


Times Higher Education Rankings 2022


601 - 800

Times Higher Education Rankings 2021



The Week 2021

North Zone


The Week 2021

All India


NIRF 2021



Panjab University Ranking for Pharmacy

Panjab University Ranking for Economics

Panjab University Ranking for M.Sc.

Panjab University Ranking for B.E. / B.Tech

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Ritul Walia | B.Sc. in Non-Medical - Batch of 2021
Reviewed on 15 Mar 2023
Placements 3 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
It is an excellent college.

Placements: Our college offered many placement opportunities. Top roles offered are physicist and mathematician.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure of the college is well-maintained. Our classrooms are well-maintained with smart boards. Science labs are excellent. The library is huge and well-maintained. The canteen is good.

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Sahil | Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 13 Mar 2023
Placements 1 Infrastructure 2 Faculty & Course Curriculum 2 Crowd & Campus Life 1 Value for Money 1
Absolutely dissatisfied, not at all good infrastructure and not at all good staff .

Placements: There is no placement and I don't think there will be any placement and there are no companies that hire anyone from any course and everyone's on their own. If you want to be in this college just don't, I swear you will regret being in this college with no placement and no internship .

Infrastructure: There is a Wi-Fi but nobody actually tells the password and classrooms are not at all good. There are leakages in classrooms. There is a playground but it's totally useless and overall infrastructure is not at all...

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Aastha goel | Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 13 Mar 2023
Placements 2 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
I am fully satisfied with my college but the placement cell is not that good.

Placements: Maximum number of students were not placed in BA. The highest package would be INR 30-40k per month and for the lowest and average I am not sure. Some were placed in other colleges or in MCM DAV.

Infrastructure: Infrastructure was good. The college has good English and Science labs and even music room was good. There was a canteen, a big library, a big ground, teachers seating room and principal and HOD's cabin. Overall the infrastructure was good and hygienic.

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Jatinder | B.A. in Political Science - Batch of 2025
Reviewed on 11 Mar 2023
Placements 2 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 3
Our college has good infrastructure.

Placements: A few students got placed in our college.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure of our college and the hostel is good and clean. Our college provides all facilities like a library, study room, and a huge playground. A huge playground is available where you can play any game. The hostel facility is available for students. The hostel warden and superintendent are cooperative.

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Anonymous | Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 5 Mar 2023
Placements 2 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 3 Crowd & Campus Life 2 Value for Money 3
The only good thing about this course is its attendance criteria.

Placements: It's a degree college. Placements are not provided in BCA. You will get accounting jobs. It's related to the central government, so I won't suggest it.

Infrastructure: Classrooms are dusty. Computers in labs rarely work, so we can't do our practicals properly. The library is good. It can be rated 3 out of 5. We don't have access to Wi-Fi. The canteen is fine, but I never went there.

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Panjab University Admission Dates 2023

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  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons)
  • B.Arch
  • B.Com LL.B
  • B.E. / B.Tech
  • B.P.Ed
  • BDS
  • LL.M.
  • M.A.
  • M.Arch
  • M.Com
  • M.E./M.Tech
  • M.P.Ed
  • M.Pharma
  • M.Sc.
  • MBBS
  • MCA
  • Ph.D.
B.A. LL.B. (Hons) B.Arch B.Com LL.B B.E. / B.Tech B.P.Ed +13 Courses
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31 Mar '23

GATE 2023 Scorecard availability


Apr '23

JEE Main 2023 Session 2 Exam City Intimation


20 Mar '23 -

10 Apr '23

NATA 2023 application form - Phase 1


Apr '23

GPAT 2023 Admit Card


Apr '23

GPAT 2023 Exam Date


6 Mar '23 -

6 Apr '23

NEET 2023 Application Process


6 Apr '23

PU MET 2023: Last Date of Receiving of Form Printouts (By post)

11 Apr '23

PU MET Admit Card Availability

16 Mar '23 -

10 Apr '23

PU UGLAW 2023 online registrations

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PUCHD Constituent Colleges & Regional Centres

Punjab University consists of 78 departments, six constituent colleges and had three regional centres initially, one each in Ludhiana, Rohtak and Shimla. At present, the university has the following regional centres and constituent colleges in the state of Punjab:

Panjab University Constituent Colleges

Baba Balraj Panjab University Constituent College, Balachaur (SBS Nagar)

Panjab University Constituent College, Mokham Khan Wala (Ferozepur)

Panjab University Constituent College, Nihalsingh Wala (Moga)

Panjab University Constituent College, Dharamkot (Moga)

Panjab University Constituent College, Sikhwala (Sri Muktsar Sahib)

Saheed Udham Singh Panjab University Constituent College, Guru Har Sahai (Ferozpur)

Panjab University Regional Centres

Panjab University Regional Centre, Muktsar

Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana

Panjab University Rural Centre, Kauni

Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur

PUCHD Scholarships

Punjab University offers various scholarships under many categories. The Aadhaar number is mandatory for the disbursement of all Government subsidies/ scholarships/ fellowships. Some of the Panjab University scholarships are listed below:

  • Scholarships for the students with disabilities:Under this scheme, 2,500 scholarships are offered to eligible differently-abled students for UG and PG courses
  • Merit-cum-means scholarship for SC/ST: These scholarships will be awarded to the students, who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination, and the annual income of whose parents/ guardian from all the sources does not exceed INR 2.50 LPA.

Panjab University Reservation Criteria

Panjab University reserves seats for admission to various UG and PG courses under several categories. Below mentioned is the break-up of all the categories:


Reserved seats (%)







Person with disabilities


PUCHD Infrastructure

The campus of Panjab University is spread across an area of 550 acres in sector 14 and 25 of the city of Chandigarh. The university has 78 teaching and research departments and 15 centers/ chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh. It also offers infrastructural facilities such as smart classrooms, health centre, bank, shopping centre, post office, gymnasium, botanical gardens, swimming pool, well maintained parks, sports grounds, guest houses, open air theatre, faculty house, seminar complexes, alumni house, community centre and much more. There are a total of 17 hostels (nine for girls and eight for boys) to accommodate over 6,700 students. PU also comprise of a working-women hostel with a capacity to accommodate 70 residents.

  • Moot Court (Law)
    Sports Complex
    Hospital / Medical Facilities
    Wi-Fi Campus
    Shuttle Service
    Convenience Store

PUCHD Top Alumni

Punjab University alumni have played a vital role in the fields of Entertainment, Business, Arts and Literature, and has given some major laureates to the country of all time. Other than this, several notable alumni of Panjab University have also been active participants in representing the country internationally as entrepreneurs and writers. Some of the notable alumni, who have added value to the university are enlisted below:

Alumni Description

Alumni Photograph

Captain Vikram Batra: He was an officer of the Indian Army. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest military decoration of India, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War.

Manmohan Singh: He is an Indian economist, academic, and politician who served as the 13th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014.

Ayushmann Khurrana: Ayushmann Khurrana is an Indian actor, singer, writer and television host who works in Hindi cinema.

Irshad Kamil: He is an Indian poet and lyricist known for his work in Bollywood films including Jab We Met, Chameli, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Aashiqui 2, Raanjhanaa, Highway, Tamasha, and Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu: She is an Indian model, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2021.

Kapil Sharma: Kapil Sharma is an Indian stand-up comedian, television anchor, film & television producer and TV actor known for hosting The Kapil Sharma Show.

Anupam Kher: Anupam Kher is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

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Punjab University FAQs

Q. Is Punjab University good?

A. Punjab University is one of the highly-ranked universities of India. The university has also been accredited by the NAAC with a CGPA of 3.35/4 with "A" grade.

Q. What all amenities does the campus of PU have?

A. The campus of PU has amenities such as State Bank of India branch, public transport system, open-air theatre, guest and faculty houses, seminar complexes, staff club, several spacious lawns, botanical and medicinal herbs gardens, a newly laid rose garden, a school and a day-care centre for the employees' children.

Q. How many colleges are affiliated to Punjab University?

A. The Punjab University has a total of 188 affiliated colleges spread across the entire state of Punjab, one rural regional centre at Kauni and 3 regional centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur. Some of the colleges are as below:

  • DAV College
  • Guru Nanak Khalsa College
  • Guru Gobind Singh College for Women
  • Maharishi Dayanand College of Education

Q. Is Punjab University a government or private university?

A. Panjab University is a central and state government-funded university located in Chandigarh, Punjab.

Q. How many courses does Punjab University (PU) offer and in which stream?

A. Punjab University offers around 625 courses in the stream of Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, Accounting & Commerce, Engineering, Law, Teaching & Education, Arts, Architecture & Planning, Medicine & Health Sciences, Mass Communication, Hospitality & Travel, Design, Banking & Finance, Beauty & Fitness, and Nursing.

Q. Does Punjab University offer admission to international students?

A. Yes, PU offers admission to international students as well. The university has a separate “Dean International Students office” which coordinates between Punjab University and Foreign Universities for collaboration in research and teaching, facilitates students and faculty exchange programmes and internships.

Q. Are there any seat reservations at Punjab University?

A. Generally, 55.5% of the seats in each course are reserved for open category students and 44.5% seats belong to the reserved category.

Q. Does Punjab University offer courses in distance-learning mode?

A. Punjab University currently offers 26 programmes both conventional and professional in distance learning that include degree, Diploma and certificate courses. All the programmes offered are UGC approved.

Q. How to fill the application form for admission to Punjab University?

A. The application form is made available online. Admission form fee can be paid only using net-banking/credit card/ debit card/ SBI Challan.

Q. For how many courses can a candidate apply through one application form in Punjab University?

A. Candidates can apply for a maximum of four courses in one application form. However, candidates, who wish to apply for more than four courses, are required to submit another admission form.

Q. What is the highest package offered at Punjab University placements 2021?

A. The highest package offered during PUCHD UIET (University Institute of Engineering and Technology) placements 2021 was INR 31 LPA.



Which is good to choose for B.Tech CSE among CU, LPU, Chitkara, PEC, UPES, Graphic Era, UIET and Galgotias?


Contributor-Level 7

21 hours ago

We should not compare the two, both the universities are good at their place. But as a student of LPU I would like to say LPU is best because in India LPU is one of best private university. Its ranking, placement, education, infrastructure and diversity makes this university one of a kind. Rankin...We should not compare the two, both the universities are good at their place. But as a student of LPU I would like to say LPU is best because in India LPU is one of best private university. Its ranking, placement, education, infrastructure and diversity makes this university one of a kind. Ranking: - LPU comes under top 100 amongst all private and government university. This Dear year what shook me the most is the resent ranking by the worlds university ranking again amongst all government and private university. Placement: - In lovely professional university from 100 students 90-95 students get placement. Specifically in B.Tech, the highest salary package was 64lac per annum. In management it was 21lacs per annum. So, in my point of view its great packages as compare to any other university. Infrastructure: - There is green areas in the university at so many different departments in the campus, classroom with a/c, google lab, IMAC lab, moot court, fine art lab, agriculture farmland, space centre, play grounds, and both girls and boys hostel. Education: - professors are well educated most of them are Ph.D. m. hill or Masters in specific subject. Good Luck.

Isband Soz

Contributor-Level 9

2 weeks ago

The CSE branch of engineering is lately in high demand due to technology embracing world. The young generation of India are more keen in enrolling for this course in order to get educated and keep-up with the pace of industries. The universities of India are doing justice to this course as they a...The CSE branch of engineering is lately in high demand due to technology embracing world. The young generation of India are more keen in enrolling for this course in order to get educated and keep-up with the pace of industries. The universities of India are doing justice to this course as they are giving the opportunities to students to pursue the education and secure their position in corporate world and the epitome of such university is LPU and data suggests that students have been hired by top-notch companies with the highest package is of 64 LPA.


Can I get admission in B.Com. Also please tell the best colleges under PU for B.Com.


Khushi charan Sharma

Beginner-Level 5

2 days ago

Yes for sure you can get admission in college under PU (PUNJAB UNIVERSITY)through the CUET exams that is basically a entrance exams and the best college are DAV college, GURUNANAK KHALSA COLLEGE, gopichand Arya college.


I got 49 percent marks in can i take admission in


Nandini Pangasarajah

Contributor-Level 7

2 days ago

Hello, the cut off marks for M.Com is 50 percent, so you can try and get the admission over there. All the very best, Hope this answer helps.


Are there too many students from Punjab at Lovely Professional University?


Contributor-Level 7

2 weeks ago

The LPU has several culture university students and lecturers here who come from different federal states, or we can say from all over the world, but in my opinion there is no maximum number of students from one federal state.

Mawal Ark

Contributor-Level 8

2 weeks ago

Not necessarily there are majority of students from Punjab locale, rather LPU hosts students from PAN India and overseas as well. The University believes in DIVERSITY and has diverse population studying wide-array of courses. There are around 30000 students from all over India and 70+ countries.


Which regional centre is best for law 3year In 3 centre of Punjab University.



Contributor-Level 8

a week ago

You can consider following:
Gopi Hand Arya Mahila College, Block-I, ABH10-G. N.
Khalsa College, Block-III,
Bhag Singh Khalsa College

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