Panjab University - [PU] Rankings


Ranked 44 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 34 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 2 for Pharmacy by NIRF 2020
Ranked 2 for Pharmacy by NIRF 2019
Ranked 42 for MBA by NIRF 2020
Ranked 15 for Law by NIRF 2020
Ranked 72 for B.Tech by NIRF 2020
Ranked 54 for B.Tech by NIRF 2019
Ranked 28 for Dental by NIRF 2020
Ranked 23 for Dental by Indiatoday 2020
Ranked 30 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 48 for Overall by Financial Express 2019
Ranked 601 for Overall by THE 2020
Ranked 601 for B.Tech by THE 2020
Ranked 601 for B.Tech by THE 2019
Ranked 401 for Paramedical by THE 2020
Ranked 301 for Paramedical by THE 2019
Ranked 601 for Science by THE 2020
Ranked 501 for Science by THE 2019
Ranked 501 for Life Sciences by THE 2020
Ranked 51 for Overall by QS 2020
Ranked 50 for Overall by QS 2019
Ranked 530 for Overall by US News 2020
Ranked 54 for Overall by Dalal Street Investment journal 2019
Panjab University - [PU], Chandigarh

Panjab University - [PU], Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Chandigarh AICTE Estd 1882 State University NAAC Grade A Ranked 44 for Overall by NIRF 2020+23 more

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Panjab University, one of the oldest universities in India has been ranked among the top Universities in country by all the ranking agencies. It affiliates 194 colleges and 6 constituent colleges are spread over four districts of the state Punjab.

NIRF, in its recent rankings has ranked the institute at 26th position among top 100 universities in India. While it has successfully came ahead of its competitors like Tezpur University,Osmania University, Mahatma Gandhi University etc. Still, it has a long way to go up to reach at top place where IISc, Bangalore is placed. 

Another National Ranking agency, Outlook India has ranked the University at 30th place out of 100 Universitites. After fairing well in National Rankings, Punjab University has been ranked in slot of #601-800 by Times Higher Education Ranking and in rank range of #801-100 by QS World University Rankings.

Panjab University Ranking 2020 Highlights

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
NIRF202026 out of 100
Outlook ICARE Ranking201930 out of 100
Times Higher Education2020#601-800
QS World University Ranking2020#801-1000

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Panjab University NIRF Ranking

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by the Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. The parameters broadly cover teaching, learning, and resources; research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.

“Panjab University has made a drastic improvement of 12 places in NIRF Ranking and attained the position of 21st out of 100 Universitites in India.”

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at

This is how Panjab University scored in each of the parameters that NIRF considers for assigning ranks to Universitites:

Panjab University NIRF Parameter Score

Panjab University Outlook ICARE Ranking

Panjab University has attained the 30th position out of 100 Universitites in India, just behind Aligarh Muslim University and Andhra University. The University is ahead of many famous universities like Tezpur University, Guhati University, Osmania University etc.

Institutions are awarded an overall rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation in specific parameters. This has been designed with valuable feedback from the industry. 

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
Outlook ICARE201930 out of 100

The Outlook Rankings evaluate institutions based on parameters such as Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Faculty with Ph.D. (FWP), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Citations Per Paper (CPP) and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID).

Panjab University Outlook ICARE Parameter Score

Reflecting the overall scores of few other Universitites in Outlook ICARE Rankings

Name of the InstituteRankOverall Outlook Score
University of Delhi891.93
Jadavpur University1089.38
Anna University1385.90
Calcutta University1483.84
Banaras Hindu University1683.75
Jamia Millia University1782.28
Jawaharlal Nehru University1881.59
University of Hyderabad1981.02
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham2080.94
Savitribai Phule Pune University2180.65
Aligarh Muslim University2580.17
Panjab University3079.86

University of Delhi is the top entrant in the list, also it is the first among the universities of India apart from the IITs and IIMs, known for its excellence in academics.

Panjab University Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking

Panjab University has bagged the fifth position among Indian Universities and 166th position in Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Ranking 2020. Among Asian countries, it stands at 136th and in range of 600-800 in the world.

Ranking AgencyYearRank
Times Higher Education RankingWorld University Ranking601-800th
Asia University Ranking136th
Emerging Economies166th
In India5th

The parameters that Times higher Education considers for preparing the rank lists are: Teaching, Industry Income, Citations, Research and International Outlook. Citation seemed to be the strongest point for Panjab University as it has scored a solid 50+ in this domain. Research is one region where Panjab University can work a lot on improving itself. Its performance in this criterion was below satisfactory as it managed to score less than 20 points. Its performance in the remaining domains of Research, Citations and Teaching were quite ordinary as its scores in these domains were in the range of 20 to 50. 

Below are the scores obtained by Panjab University in each of the considered parameters in a Graphical form :

Panjab University THE Scores

The Top Universities according to Times Higher Education Ranking are: 

Name of UniversititesRankTHE Score
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham601–80028.3–35.2
Banaras Hindu University601–80028.3–35.2
University of Delhi601–80028.3–35.2
Jamia Millia Islamia601–80028.3–35.2
Jawaharlal Nehru University601–80028.3–35.2
Panjab University601–80028.3–35.2

Panjab University QS Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS system comprises the global overall and subject rankings alongside five independent regions (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe, and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS). 

“Panjab University has been ranked in the range of #801-1000 in QS World University Rankings as per the report of 2019. Its rank among Indian universities is quite impressive in the range of #51-55. In the BRICS QS Ranking, it is ranked at 195th position and in range of #291-300 among Asian Universities Ranking.”

This is how Panjab University has performed in the QS World Rankings over the years :

Ranking AgencyCategoryRanked at
QS World RankingsIndia#51-55
 -Asian University Ranking#291-300

The criteria that are taken into consideration before calculating the overall score for a college in the QS World Rankings are: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student, Citations per Faculty and International Students.

Here is how Panjab University scored in each of the parameters :

Panjab University QS Parameter Score

Punjab University, entered into the list first time in year 2015, in range of #301-350 which  has fallen drastically in following years. 

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