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Province:Union Territory

Post Code:160014

Tel.:+91(172) 254-1716 +91(172) 254-1441

Fax:+91(172) 278-335 +91(172) 254-1022


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185 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and Chandigarh, Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur (Swami Sarvanand Giri), Kauni. A traditional, open and distance education institution.

Institution Funding



Founded 1882 as University of the Punjab at Lahore, acquired present title 1947. Relocated in Chandigarh 1956. Recognized as the 'University with Potential for Excellence in Bio-Medical Sciences' by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Academic Year

July to April (July-October; October-December; January-April)

Admission Requirements

12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent



Accrediting Agency

University Grants Commission

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Arun Kumar Grover

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Guljit Singh Chadha

Job title:Registrar

International Relations Officer : Deepti Gupta

Job title:Dean of International Students

top Divisions

Centre : Ambedkar

Fields of study:Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology

Centre : Human Genome Studies and Research

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

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Centre : Human Rights and Duties

Fields of study:Human Rights

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Centre : IAS and Other Competitive Examinations

Fields of study:Justice Administration, Public Administration

Centre : Medical Physics

Fields of study:Nuclear Physics, Oncology, Physics, Radiology, Radiophysics

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Centre : Microbial Biotechnology

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Microbiology

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Centre : Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Fields of study:Nanotechnology

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Centre : Nuclear Medicine

Fields of study:Medical Technology, Radiology

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Centre : Petroleum and Applied Geology

Fields of study:Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering

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Centre : Police Administration

Fields of study:Administration, Police Studies

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Centre : Public Health

Fields of study:Health Sciences, Public Health

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Centre : Social Work

Fields of study:Social Work

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Centre : Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility, CIL and UCIM

Fields of study:Instrument Making

Centre : Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering

Fields of study:Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology

Centre : Study of Geopolitics

Fields of study:International Relations, Natural Resources, Political Sciences, Regional Studies

Centre : Study of Mid-West and Central Asia

Fields of study:Asian Studies

Centre : Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

Fields of study:Social Policy, Social Problems

Centre : System Biology and Bioinformatics

Fields of study:Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Molecular Biology

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Chair : Bhai Vir Singh

Fields of study:Comparative Literature, Writing

Chair : Medieval Indian Literature

Fields of study:Hindi, Literature, Medieval Studies, Urdu

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Chair : Sant Sahitya Studies

Fields of study:Ancient Books, Hindi, Indic Languages, Medieval Studies

More details:Guru Ravi Das

Chair : Vedic Studies

Fields of study:Ayurveda, Esoteric Practices

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Department/Division : Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

Fields of study:Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, Tourism

Department/Division : Anthropology

Fields of study:Anthropology, Criminology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry

Department/Division : Arts History and Visual Arts

Fields of study:Art History, Visual Arts

Department/Division : Biochemistry

Fields of study:Biochemistry

Department/Division : Biophysics

Fields of study:Biophysics

Department/Division : Biotechnology

Fields of study:Biotechnology

Department/Division : Botany

Fields of study:Botany

Department/Division : Chemistry

Fields of study:Chemistry

Department/Division : Chinese and Tibetan Languages

Fields of study:Asian Studies, Chinese, Tibetan

Department/Division : Community Education and Disability Studies

Fields of study:Education, Rehabilitation and Therapy

Department/Division : Computer Science and Applications

Fields of study:Computer Science

Department/Division : Defence and National Security Studies

Fields of study:Military Science, Protective Services, Safety Engineering

Department/Division : Economics

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Industrial and Production Economics

Department/Division : Education

Fields of study:Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Technology

Department/Division : English and Cultural Studies

Fields of study:English, English Studies, Literature

Department/Division : Environment and Vocational Studies

Fields of study:Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Vocational Education, Waste Management

Department/Division : Evening Studies

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, Economics, English, History, Indic Languages, Political Sciences

Department/Division : French and Francophone Studies

Fields of study:French, French Studies

Department/Division : Gandhian Studies

Fields of study:Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy

Department/Division : Geography

Fields of study:Geography, Safety Engineering, Surveying and Mapping

Department/Division : Geology

Fields of study:Geology, Petrology

Department/Division : German

Fields of study:German

Department/Division : Guru Nanak Sikh Studies

Fields of study:Asian Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy

Department/Division : Hindi

Fields of study:Hindi, Translation and Interpretation

Department/Division : History

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Contemporary History, History, Medieval Studies, Modern History

Department/Division : Indian Theatre

Fields of study:Acting, Singing, Speech Studies, Theatre, Yoga

Department/Division : Laws

Fields of study:Law

Department/Division : Library and Information Science

Fields of study:Information Sciences, Library Science

Department/Division : Life Long Learning and Extension

Fields of study:Continuing Education, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Gender Studies, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Vocational Education

Department/Division : Mathematics

Fields of study:Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science

Department/Division : Microbiology

Fields of study:Microbiology

Department/Division : Music

Fields of study:Music, Musical Instruments, Singing

Department/Division : Philosophy

Fields of study:Aesthetics, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion

Department/Division : Physical Education

Fields of study:Physical Education

Department/Division : Physics

Fields of study:Electronic Engineering, Physics

Department/Division : Political Science

Fields of study:International Relations, Political Sciences

Department/Division : Psychology

Fields of study:Psychology

Department/Division : Public Administration

Fields of study:Administration, Economics, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration

Department/Division : Punjabi

Fields of study:Cultural Studies, Indic Languages, Translation and Interpretation

Department/Division : Russian

Fields of study:Literature, Russian, Slavic Languages

Department/Division : Sanskrit

Fields of study:Grammar, Literature, Philology, Philosophy, Sanskrit

Department/Division : Sociology

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Development Studies, Family Studies, Gender Studies, Social Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies

Department/Division : Statistics

Fields of study:Statistics

Department/Division : Urdu

Fields of study:Persian, Urdu

Department/Division : Women's Studies and Development

Fields of study:Women's Studies

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Department/Division : Zoology

Fields of study:Zoology

Institute : Applied Management Sciences

Fields of study:Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations Research

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Institute : Chemical Engineering and Technology

Fields of study:Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Food Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Technology

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Institute : Dental Sciences and Hospital

Fields of study:Dentistry, Surgery

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Institute : Educational Technology and Vocational Education

Fields of study:Educational Technology, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education

Institute : Engineering and Technology

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering

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Institute : Fashion Technology and Vocational Development

Fields of study:Fashion Design, Journalism, Management, Photography, Textile Design, Textile Technology

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Institute : Forensic Science and Criminology

Fields of study:Criminology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry

Institute : Hotel Management and Tourism

Fields of study:Hotel Management, Tourism

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Institute : Laws

Fields of study:Law

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Institute : Legal Studies

Fields of study:Law

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Institute : Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fields of study:Pharmacy

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Institute : Sanskrit and Indological Studies

Fields of study:Sanskrit, South Asian Studies

More details:Vishveshvaranand Vishwa Bandhu

Research Division : Energy

Fields of study:Energy Engineering, Environmental Management

Research Division : Population

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Family Studies, Health Sciences

School : Business

Fields of study:Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations Research

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School : Business

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, E- Business/Commerce, Human Resources, International Business

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School : Communication Studies

Fields of study:Advertising and Publicity, Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Relations

School : Open Learning

Fields of study:Alternative Medicine, Human Rights, Statistics, Yoga

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Unit : Panjabi Lexicography

Fields of study:Indic Languages, Linguistics

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Post Diploma

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree (professional)

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy


Also certificate and advanced diploma courses; Bachelor's and Master's degree Honours; MBA

top Academic Periodicals


Arts and Science and Social Sciences Journals

Main Press

University Press

Updated on 27-11-2017