Panjab University

Panjab University is one of the oldest universities in India. It was established in 1882 as University of Punjab at Lahore (now in Pakistan). The university has 78 teaching and research departments and 15 Centers/Chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh. It has 188 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and having one rural Regional Centre at Kauni, and 3 Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.

University has 6 Constituent Colleges located at Sikhwala (Sri Muktsar Sahib), Balachaur (SBS Nagar), Nihalsingh Wala (Moga), Dharamkot (Moga), Mokham Khan Wala (Ferozepur) and Guru Harsahai (Ferozepur).

Panjab University is located in Sector 14 and Sector 25 of Chandigarh, spreading across an area of almost 550 acres. The University meets the academic, administrative, sports/recreational, residential and other requirements of a growing University.

The University has facilities such as shopping Centre, Health Centre, Bank, Post office, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Sports Grounds, Botanical Gardens, well maintained parks, Open Air Theatre, Guest Houses, Faculty House, Seminar Complexes, Alumni House, Community Centre and a school, have been provided. Besides these facilities, the University Campus has 8 hostels for boys, 9 hostels for girls, a Working Women Hostel and 2 sports hostels.

Teaching Departments/Centres

The four Regional Centres and academic institutes on the campus are grouped under the Faculties of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dairying, Medical Sciences, Business Management and Commerce, Education and Fine Arts, Law, Languages, Science and Arts.

Most of the departments of Panjab University have their own specialized libraries, and the working period runs for at least 180 days in a year.

The University School of Open Learning, a multi-disciplinary department, caters to more than 25000 distance learners and offers over 20 traditional and job oriented courses.

Courses offered at Panjab University


Centre for Human Rights & Duties (U.I.E.A.S.S)
  1. Master of Arts in Human Rights and Duties
Centre for Police Administration (U.I.E.A.S.S)

Centre for Social Work (U.I.E.A.S.S)

Department cum Centre for Women's Studies & Development
  1. Certificate Courses in Governance & Leadership
  2. Doctorate of Philosophy
  3. M.A. (Women's Studies and Development)
  4. Master Programme in Governance & Leadership
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Women's Studies
Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology
  1. M.A. (Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology)
  2. M.Phil (AIHC &A)
  3. Ph.D. (AiHC & A)
Department of Defence and National Security Studies
  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management & Security
  2. Post Graduate Diploma course in Homeland Security
  3. Masters of Arts (Defence and National Security Studies)
  4. Master of Philosophy (Defence Studies)
  5. Executive Certificate Course in Disaster Management and Security
  6. Doctor of Philosophy in Defence Studies
Department of Economics
  1. Five year Integrated Programme in Economics [BA (Hons School) in Economics Followed by MA (Hons School) in Economics]
  2. M.Phil Economics
  3. MA (Economics)
  4. Ph.D.
Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies
  1. Master of Philosophy (Gandhian Studies)
  2. Master of Arts (Gandhian and Peace Studies)
  3. Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Geography
  1. Master of Arts (Geography)
  2. Masters in Disaster Management
  3. Masters in Remote Sensing (GIS)
  4. Ph.D.
Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies
  1. Ph.D.
Department of History
  1. M.A. (History)
  2. M.Phil. (History)
Department of Library & Information Science
  1. Bachelor of Library & Information Sciences
  2. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  3. Master of Library & Information Sciences
Department of Philosophy
  1. MA (Philosophy)
  2. Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
  1. M.Phil (Political Science)
  2. Masters in Political Science
Department of Psychology
  1. Masters in Psychology
  2. Ph.D.
Department of Public Administration
  1. Doctor of Philosophy
  2. M.Phil (public administration)
  3. Masters in Public Administration & Public Policy (Hons.)
Department of Sociology
  1. M.Phil in Sociology
  2. Masters in Sociology
  3. Ph.D.
Institute of Social Science Education and Research

School of Communication Studies
  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Journalism and Mass Communication)
  2. Master of Arts (Journalism & Mass Communication)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations

Business Management and Commerce

University Business School
  1. Master of Commerce (Honours)
  2. Master of Business Administration (Human Resource)
  3. Master of Business Administration (International Business)
  4. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  5. Master of Business Administration for Executives
University Business School - Ludhiana
  1. Master of Business Administration
University Institute of Applied Management Sciences
  1. MBA Programme
University Institute Of Hotel And Tourism Management
  1. Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  2. Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management

Constituent College

Baba Balraj Panjab University Constituent College
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Computer Application
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
Panjab University Constituent College (Ferozepur)
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Computer Application
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
Panjab University Constituent College (Moga)
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Computer Application
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
Panjab University Constituent College (Sri Muktsar Sahib)
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Computer Application
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
Saheed Udham Singh Panjab University Constituent College (Guru Har Sahai)
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Computer Application
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)

Design and Fine Arts

Department of Art History & Visual Arts
  1. Doctor of Philosphy in Fine Arts
  2. M.A. in History of Art
Department of Indian Theatre
  1. Doctor of Philosphy
  2. Master of Art
Department of Music
  1. M.A. & M. Phil. Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
  2. Ph.D. Research work


Department of Community Education and Disability Studies
  1. B.Ed. Special Education (Learning Disability)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy
  3. MA Community Education & Development
Department of Education
  1. M.ED (General)
  2. MA (Education)
  3. Ph.D.
Department of Life Long Learning and Extension
  1. Diploma in Pre-school Education
Department of Physical Education
  1. Bachelor in Physical Education
  2. Master of Philosophy in Physical Education
  3. Masters in Physical Education
  4. Ph.D.
Institute Of Educational Technology & Vocational Education
  1. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Education-Bachelor of Education

Engineering and Technology

Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology
  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Food Technology)
  3. Doctor of Philosophy
  4. Integrated B.E. (Chemical)-MBA
  5. Master of Engineering (Chemical with specialization in Environmental Engineering)
  6. Master of Engineering (Food Technology)
  7. Master of Science (Industrial Chemistry)
  8. Master of Technology (Polymer)
  9. Masters of Engineering (Chemical)
Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility, CIL and UCIM
  1. M.Sc (Instrumentation)
  2. M.Tech. (Instrumentation)
University Institute of Engineering & Technology


Bhai Vir Singh Chair
  1. Ph.D. on Comparative Literature
Dayanand Chair for Vedic Studies
  1. Ph.D.
Department of Chinese and Tibetan Languages
  1. Advance Diploma in Chinese
  2. Certificate in Chinese
  3. Certificate in Tibetan
  4. Diploma in Chinese
  5. Diploma in Tibetan
  6. Diploma of Proficiency of interpretership in Tibetan
  7. M.A. Buddhist and Tibetan Studies (For Private Candidates Only)
  8. Ph.D in Tibetan/Buddist Studies
  9. Post Graduate Diploma in Buddist studies
Department of English & Cultural Studies
  1. Doctor of Philopsphy
  2. M. Phil in English
  3. Masters in English
Department of French and Francophone Studies
  1. Advanced Diploma in French
  2. Certificate Course in French
  3. Diploma in French
  4. M.A (French)
Department of German
  1. Advanced Diploma Course in German
  2. Certificate Course in German
  3. Diploma Course in German
Department of Hindi

Department of Punjabi
  1. M.A. in Punjabi
  2. M.Phil in Punjabi
  3. M.Phil in Guru Granth Sahib Studies
  4. Diploma in Translation
  5. Diploma in Punjabi Language
  6. Culture and Certificate Course in Functional Punjabi
  7. Ph.D.
Department of Russian
  1. Advanced Diploma in Russian
  2. Certificate Course in Russian
  3. Diploma in Russian
  4. Masters in Russian
Department of Sanskrit
  1. M. Phil. (Sanskrit)
  2. M.A. (Sanskrit)
Department of Urdu
  1. Advanced Diploma Course in Persian
  2. Advanced Diploma Course in Urdu
  3. Certificate Course in Persian
  4. Certificate Course in Urdu
  5. Diploma course in Persian
  6. Diploma Course in Urdu
  7. M.A. (Urdu)
Guru Ravi Das Chair of Sant Sahitya Studies
  1. Subject specific as well as comparative study and research of all Medieval Indian literature
Punjabi Lexicography
Sheikh Baba Farid Chair
Vishveshvaranand Vishwa Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies


Department of Laws
  1. Bachelor of Law
  2. Doctor of Laws & Doctor of Philosophy in Law
  3. Master of Laws
University Institute of Laws - Ludhiana
  1. Five years B.A (Honors) LL.B.
University Institute of Legal Studies
  1. B. Com LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years Integrated Course
  2. B.A. LL.B (Hons.) 5 years Integrated Course
  3. Master of Law
  4. Master of Law (Evening Course)

Medical Sciences

Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital
  1. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Multi-Faculty Departments

Department of Evening Studies - Multi Disciplinary Research Centre
  1. Bachelor of Arts (Three Year Degree Course)
  2. Bachelor of Commerce (Three Year Degree Course)
  3. Master of Arts in Economics
  4. Master of Arts in English
  5. Master of Arts in History
  6. Master of Arts in Political Science
  7. Master of Arts in Punjabi
University School of Open Learning
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Education
  4. Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  5. Master of Arts
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking
  7. Certificate Course In Vivekananda Studies
  8. Certificate Course In Women Studies
  9. Master Of Business Administration
  10. Master Of Commerce
  11. Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Applications
  12. Post Graduate Diploma In Health, Family Welfare And Population Education
  13. Post Graduate Diploma In Human Rights And Duties
  14. Post Graduate Diploma In Mass Communication
  15. Post- Graduate Diploma In Statistics

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  1. Bachelors in Pharmacy
  2. Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Analysis (Self Finance Course)
  3. Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Regular Course)
  4. Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance (Self Finance Course)
  5. Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics (Regular Course)
  6. Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmacognosy (Regular Course)
  7. Masters of Pharmacy in Pharmacology (Regular Course)
  8. Ph.D. in Pharmacy

Regional Centre / Study Centre / Rural Centre

P.U. Regional Centre - Ludhiana

P.U. Regional Centre - Muktsar

P.U. Rural Centre Kauni
  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. Bachelor of Commerce
  3. Bachelor of Computer Application
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
P.U. Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre
  1. B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years Integrated Course
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Information Technology)
  5. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  6. Bachelor of Law
  7. Master of Computer Applications


Centre for Medical Physics (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
  1. M.Sc. in Medical Physics
  2. Ph.D. in Medical Physics
Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
  1. M. Tech. (NSNT)
  2. Ph.D.
Centre for Nuclear Medicine (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
  1. M.Sc. in Nuclear Medicine
Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
  1. Master in Public Health
Centre for Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering
  1. Masters in Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering
Centre for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
  1. M.Sc in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
  2. Ph.D.
Department cum National Centre for Human Genome Studies and Research
  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Genomics
  2. M.Sc.(Human Genomics)
Department of Anthropology
  1. Bachelor of Science (Honours School) Anthropology
  2. Diploma in Forensic Science & Criminology
  3. Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology
  4. Master of Science (Honours School) Anthropology
Department of Biochemistry

Department of Biophysics
  1. Bachelor of Science (Honours School ) in Biophysics
  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics
  3. Masters of Science (Hons. School ) in Biophysics
Department of Biotechnology
  1. Bachelor of Science (Hons School) Biotechnology
  2. Master of Science (Hons School) Biotechnology
  3. Ph.D.
Department of Botany
  1. B.Sc. (Hons. School) in Botany
  2. Doctor of Philosophy
  3. M. Phil in Botany
  4. M.Sc. (Hons. School) in Botany
Department of Chemistry
  1. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry
  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
  3. Masters of Science (Honours School) in Chemistry
Department of Computer Science & Applications
  1. M.Sc. (Honours School) Computer Science
  2. Master of Computer Applications (Evening) (Self Financing)
  3. Master of Computer Applications (Morning)
  4. Ph.D. Computer Science
Department of Environment Studies
  1. Doctor of Philosophy
  2. M.Sc (Environment Science)
Department of Geology
  1. B.Sc in Geology (Honours)
  2. Masters in Geology (Honours)
  3. Ph.D. in Geology
Department of Mathematics
  1. B.Sc in Mathematics (Honours)
  2. Doctor of Philosphy in Mathematics
  3. Masters in Mathematics (Honours)
Department of Microbial Biotechnology
  1. Doctorate of Philosophy
  2. Master of Science (Microbial Biotechnology)
Department of Microbiology
  1. B.Sc. (Hons. School) in Microbiology
  2. Doctor of Philopsphy
  3. M.Sc. (Hons. School) in Microbiology
Department of Physics
  1. B.Sc. (Hons. School) Physics
  2. B.Sc. (Hons. School) Physics (Specialization in Electronics)
  3. M.Sc. (Hons. School) Physics
  4. M.Sc. (Hons. School) Physics & Electronics
  5. Ph.D.
Department of Statistics
  1. M.Phil in Statistics
  2. Masters in Statistics
  3. Ph.D. in Statistics
Department of Zoology
  1. B.Sc (Hons.)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy
  3. M.Sc Hons. School
  4. Master of Philosophy - M.Phil.
Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
  1. M.Sc Course in Forensic Science & Criminology
  2. Ph.D.
University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development
  1. 5 year integrated B.Sc & M.Sc in Fashion & Lifestyle Technology

Centres & Facilities

  • Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Institute of Health
  • Centre for IAS & Other Competitive Examinations
  • Centre for Industry Institute Partnership Programme
  • Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
  • Centre for Study of Mid-West & Central Asia
  • Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies
  • Centre for the Study of Geopolitics
  • Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
  • Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area
  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Computer Centre
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre
  • Energy Research Centre
  • Human Resource Development Centre
  • I.C.S.S.R.
  • Population Research Centre

Collaborative Research Centres

  • BioNEST
  • Cluster Innovation Centre for Biotechnology (CIC-B)
  • DST - Centre for Policy Research
  • DST Inspire Internship Program Centre

Panjab University Application Process

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Panjab University Contact

Panjab University
Sector 14, Chandigarh, 160014

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