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University School of Open Learning, Panjab University - [USOL], Chandigarh

University School of Open Learning, Panjab University - [USOL], Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Chandigarh DEB | Estd 1971 PU, Chandigarh Public distance education

about college

Updated On - September 15th 2018 by ANAMIKA MAHAJAN

University School of Open Learning (USOL) formerly known as the Department of Correspondence Studies is situated in Chandigarh, Punjab. It was established in year 1971 and affiliated to Punjab University. It provides education at one’s doorstep who are not able to access the education from any sorts. The USOL is supported by well-qualified, research oriented faculty with oriented staff.

USOL offers Undergraduate, Post graduate, Diploma, Professional courses and certification programs.

USOL Highlights



Established in



University Grants Commission  (UGC)

Distance Education Board (DEB)

Affiliated to

Punjab University, Punjab

USOL Punjab Courses

For UG Courses

USOL offers courses like B.A, B.Com, B.LIS (Library Sciences) and many more

Eligibility: For B.Com, Certification and B.Lis, candidate must have completed 12th with minimum 50% marks from any recognized board.

For PG Courses

USOL offers admission in PG Diploma, M.A, M.Com and MBA (Executive).

Eligibility: Candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks in relevant stream or discipline.

For Executive MBA, Third and fourth semester admission shall be open to a candidate who has passed 50% of the prescribed papers of 1st and 2nd semester jointly.

Read more: Punjab University USOL fees

USOL provides its students with facilities like:

  • It provides study material in Self-learning mode.
  • Assignments are given to students to study
  • Personal Contact Program is introduced by USOL to make the learning easy.
  • Response sheets are given to students for practice.
  • Video and Audio- cassette Lessons on selected topics, Dissertations/ Projects in selected courses and Counseling of students on a one to one basis, organizing Regional and National Seminars and Special Lecture Series. To cater to the masses, for most courses, the printed study material is provided in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
  • Well -equipped Library, postal library facilities, an Educational Media Centre, Laboratories, a Computer Lab and subsidized hostel facility for outstation students
  • The USOL also involves the students in co-curricular activities and brings them together on a common platform despite their diverse locations. 
  • Since computers are becoming an integral part of the education process, the USOL has established a small Computer Lab with 10 Computers to facilitate lesson production.





Near Guru Tegh Bahadur Bhawan Suraj Bhan Hall, Panjab University, Sector 14
Chandigarh - 160014
Chandigarh , India

172-2541143 , 2534301



Praveen Gupta

I want to know about MPT course

10 Jul, 2019 12:21
Akhil Pasanth

Hi Praveen, This university does not offer the MPT Course.

10 Jul, 2019 15:21

I want English-language additional paper in B.ED.

07 Jul, 2019 22:49
Akhil Pasanth

Hi Dharmendar, Please visit the official site of the university

08 Jul, 2019 11:03
Manpreet Kaur

I want to do m.a. from pu..n i want to know fee nd hostel rent wid food

20 May, 2019 14:22
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Manpreet, total fee for this two-year course as prescribed by the university is INR 30,000 (excluding hostel fee and mess charges).

20 May, 2019 14:58

I want to do from punjab university n i want to knw the fee structure for non attending seats and want a contact number for this university for more details

14 May, 2019 12:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Pallavi, total fee for this 3-year course as prescribed by the university is INR 42,725. You may contact the college at 0172 253 4301.

14 May, 2019 14:14
Daljeet singh gill

I want to do BCA in punjab university

04 May, 2019 11:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Daljeet, this course is not offered in the university. You may still refer to the list of BCA Colleges in Punjab from here.

04 May, 2019 11:25
Rambhajan Singh

Bed I want information 7004209471

28 Feb, 2019 17:19
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rambhajan, kindly check the Fee Structure of B.Ed from here. For other details, kindly visit the official website of the university.

28 Feb, 2019 17:27
Sonu Yadav

Distance post. B. SC. Nursing I want information ??. U.

29 Dec, 2018 16:31
Akansha Expert

Hi Sonu, This college does not offer Nursing course.

29 Dec, 2018 16:54

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