Panjab University (PU) is a state university which is located in the capital city of Chandigarh, Punjab. It was established in the year 1882 and is approved by the AICTE, UGC, and NAAC with an ‘A’ grade. Panjab University has 188 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and having one rural Regional Centre at Kauni, and 3 Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana, and Hoshiarpur.

The university is ranked by several ranking agencies such as NIRF, Times Higher Education, and QS (Asia). Panjab University is ranked 44th by the NIRF in the Overall University rankings category of its 2020 ranking. The university is also ranked by the QS Asia rankings of 2020 at the 51st position for Overall university performance. 

As per latest updates, PU M.Phil & PhD Admit Card 2021 has been released for the entrance exam to be held on 7 March 2021. Candidates who applied for Panjab University Admission 2021 for PhD/M.Phil programs can download them now. 

PU offers various UG, Integrated, PG, Executive, Diploma, PG Diploma, Certificate, and Research Level courses. Admission to certain courses is based on Entrance Exams conducted by the University, whereas for some courses the college accepts the score of competitive national level examinations like JEE Main, NEET MDS, GATE, and more.

Panjab University has started the application process for PU MET 2021 from February 24, 2021. The registration window closes on April 10, the exam will be held on April 24, 2021. Visit the official website to apply. PU Law Entrance Exam 2020: PU UILS has released the 2nd Online Counselling Schedule 2021. Candidates can visit the official website to fetch the details of the counselling round. 

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Panjab University Highlights

Established | Type 1882 | State
Recognized AICTE, NAAC, UGC
Courses Offered UG, PG, Diploma, Certificate, and Research
Basic admission criteria Entrance-based
Entrance Exam JEE Main, NEET, MET, CAT, PU LLB, PUTHAT, MBAUSOL, PUMEET, and PU CET (UG and PG)
Application Mode Online
Official Website http://puchd.ac.in/

Panjab University Courses

PU offers so many modern-day career-oriented courses at numerous levels at the UG, PG, PG Diploma, Diploma, Certificate, Integrated, Executive, Ph.D., and M.Phil courses through the following faculties:

Courses Seats Intake Eligibility Admission Criteria
M.A. 46+5 NRI+ 2 Foreign Nationals Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks in the subject or 50% marks in aggregate Merit-Based
MSW 33+4 NRI+ 2 Foreign Nationals PU CET (PG)
Academics: 40%
PU CET (PG): 15%
GD+ PI: 35%
MJMC 30+ 5 NRI+ 2 Foreign Nationals PU CET (PG) Entrance test: 60%
Qualifying Examination: 40%
MBA (International Business or Human Resource) 64+9 NRI+ 3 Foreign Nationals Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate CAT 2018 CAT Score: 85% GD + PI: 15%
M.Com (Hons) 27+3 NRI+ 1 Foreign National B.Com/BBA with 45% marks in aggregate CET PG
M.Ed 50 Graduate with 50% marks  Merit-based
M.Tech 10+2 NRI+ 1 Foreign National B.E/B.Tech with 50% marks in the aggregate GATE
M.E. 20+ 2NRI+ 1 Foreign National B.E./B.Tech with 60% marks in the aggregate PU CET (PG)
LL.M 42+ 4 NRI+ 2 Foreign National LL.B/BA LL.B/ B.Com LL.B with 55% marks 
MDS 20 BDS degree from a recognized board NEET MDS
B.A.(Hons) Economics 29+4 NRI+1 Foreign National Intermediate graduate with 60% marks  Merit-based
B.Lib.I.Sc 60+ 5 NRI+ 3 Foreign Nationals Bachelor's degree with 50% marks
B.A. LL.B (Hons) 120 Intermediate Graduate with 50% marks (5% relaxation for reserved category) Entrance test conducted by the University
B.Com LL.B. (Hons) 
B.Pharm 46+6 NRI PU CET (UG)
B.Sc (Hons) 200+ 50 NRI
B.E 30+ 3 NRI+ 2 Foreign National Intermediate graduate with 55% marks in PCM JEE Main
BDS 85+15 NRI Intermediate graduate with Medical Stream NEET
PG Diploma in Disaster Management 34+3 NRI+ 2 Foreign Nationals Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks  Merit-based
PG Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations 15+ 2 NRI+ 2 Foreign Nationals Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregate or 45% in BJMC Aptitude Test
PG Diploma in Women’s Studies 15+2 NRI+ 1 Foreign National Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks Merit-based
PG Diploma in Radio Production 25 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks Aptitude Test

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Panjab University Admissions

Candidates seeking admission in the University will require to fill online admission form with duly filled-in necessary details. Those fulfilling the basic eligibility criteria of a particular course are eligible to apply. However, final admission will only be given on the basis of entrance test conducted by PU or scores of competitive examinations. 

Reservations

53.5% of the seats in each course are reserved for General Category and 46.5% seats are reserved for the categories are given below:

  • 15% for candidate belonging to the Scheduled Castes
  • 7.5% for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes
  • 5% for candidates belonging to the Backward Classes

Apart from these, 5% of the seats are reserved for PwD candidates, 5% for the sports category, and 5% for candidates belonging to Defence.

International Students Admission

Foreign or NRI students seeking admission in any of the courses being offered by the University must have the basic qualification as required. They will be required to produce the scores of the following tests to take admission:

  • SAT II for admission to UG Courses
  • GRE or GMAT for admission to PG Courses
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-English speaking students

To take admission to B.P.Ed and M.P.Ed (Physical Education), a candidate will be required to undergo a mandatory Physical Efficiency Test (PET). 

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Panjab University Ranking

Body / Magazine Rank Year
QS 51 for Overall 2020
US News 530 for Overall 2020
Times Higher Education 501 for Life Sciences 2020
Times Higher Education 601 for Science 2020
Times Higher Education 401 for Paramedical 2020
Times Higher Education 601 for Overall and B.Tech 2020
NIRF 28 for Dental 2020
NIRF 72 for Law 2020
NIRF 15th for Law 2020
NIRF 42 for MBA 2020
NIRF 2nd rank in the Pharmacy category 2020 and 2019
NIRF 44 in the Overall ranking category 2020
QS 50 for Overall 2019
Times Higher Education 301 for Paramedical 2019
Times Higher Education 601 for B.Tech 2019
Times Higher Education 501 for Science 2019
QS World University Rankings 801-1000 (World) 2018
QS World University Rankings 301-350 (Asia) 2018
QS World University Rankings 201-205 (BRICS Nations) 2018
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 601-800 (World University Rankings) 2018
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 121-130 (Asia) 2018

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Punjab University Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to deserving candidates on basis of Merit and for Sportsperson, Economically Poor Candidates, handicapped students, Wards of Army Personnel, Wards of University Employees, Girls, and Candidates belonging to backward classes. The following are the details for the same:

  • Need-cum-Merit Scholarships for Handicap Students: These scholarships are paid for nine months a year to the students as per the conditions laid down for the award out of "Students Scholarship Fund".
  • Sports Scholarships: This is awarded on the basis of the grading done by the Sports Department based on the performance of the Campus students in various sports activities. This scholarship is paid for nine months a year out of the "Students Scholarship Fund".
  • Mrs. Udham Kaur Scholarships: Two Scholarships to the girl students Menon Educational (for 10 months) studying in Medical Colleges affiliated to Pb. University Strictly on the basis of Merit-cum-means with INR 1000 per month. 
  • P.U. Soldier’s Relief Fund Stipends: To be awarded to two candidates, the sons and daughters of members of Defence Services studying in the Panjab University affiliated colleges. Preference will be given to the children of those who are disabled or have been killed in Military operations with INR 400 for 10 months. 
  • Alfred Woolner Scholarship: To a student of M.Phil./Ph.D., holding the degree of Master of Arts in one of the Indian Languages preferably of the Panjab University with INR 200 for two years. 
  • Financial Assistance: This is paid out of the "Poor Students Welfare Fund" to the deserving P.U. Hostel residents.

Panjab University Placements

PU offers Placement to all candidates through their central placement cell. The Placement Cell of the university endeavors to offer training & placement services to the students. The students are worth placed in consultancies, Think Tanks, Research Institutes besides Academics and Civil Services. The university has got so many tie-ups with many reputed and renowned firms as well as companies for providing maximum placement and training opportunities to its students so that they grow well right from their first job.

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Panjab University Entrance Exams

Panjab University conducts various entrance exams to shortlist students for admission to various courses. The university conducts a total of 8 entrance exams:

  • Panjab University Combined Entrance Test for Undergraduate/ Postgraduate (PU CET)- Read More
    • Application fee:
      • General category: INR 2175 
      •  SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1088
      • Addition subject charges: INR 575 per subject
  • Panjab University Law Entrance Exam (PU LLB)- Read More
    • Application fee:
      • General category: INR 2175 
      •  SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1088
  • Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT)
    • Application fee:
      • General category: INR 2175 
      •  SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1088
  • Management Entrance Test (MET)
    • Application fee:
      • General Category: INR 2175
      • SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1087
  • Panjab University Entrance Engineering Test (PUMEET)
    • Application fee:
      • General Category: INR 2500
      • SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1250
  • Panjab University Ph.D. Entrance Test
    • Application fee:
      • General category: INR 2175 
      •  SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1088
  • Panjab University Lateral Engineering Entrance Test (PULEET)- Read More
    • Application fee:
      • General category: INR 2175 
      •  SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1088
  • MBA Executive Entrance Test (MBAUSOL)
    • Application fee:
      • General category: INR 2175 
      •  SC/ ST/ PWD: INR 1088

Panjab University Result

The results of the respective academic semesters of the university can be tracked simply by visiting the official result website of the university. The results can easily be found by putting students’ roll numbers in the given pdf documents for the desired program and session.

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Panjab University Facilities

  • Facilitating Centers: Facilitating centers providing services for various Educational and Cultural Programs and events held at the University.
  • PU Radio: The University’s own community radio station (Radio Jyotirgamaya 91.2), which helps in unifying the university’s faculty, students, and other community members. The radio programs can be heard up to the range of 10 kilometers.
  • Health Centre: Bhai Ghanaiya Ji (BGJ) Institute of Health fulfills the medical requirements for about 40,000 employees and their dependents, students from all the departments, boys and girls residing in the hostels, daily wage workers, contractual employees, hostel mess, and canteen workers. 24x7 emergency services are available. BGJ Institute of Health is manned by a general physician and specialists from different faculties of PU.
  • Sports: The University has playgrounds for all major sports, a gymnasium, International level Swimming Pool, Diving Pool, Athletic Track, and more. The University has been awarded The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for 13 times, for excellence in games & sports at All India Inter-University level.

Panjab University FAQ

Ques. What is the reservation criteria at Panjab University?

Ans. The reservation criteria at Panjab University is as follows:

  • General Category: 53.5%
  • Reserved category: 46.5%

Ques. Who are some of the notable alumni of Panjab University?

Ans. Some of the notable alumni of Panjab University are:

  • Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
    • 9th President of India
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh
    • 13th Prime minister of India
  • Dr. Hargobind Khorana
    • Nobel Laureate Biotechnologist
  • Late Sushma Swaraj
    • Minister of External Affairs of India (2014–2019)
  • Kalpana Chawla
    • NASA Astronaut
  • Kirron Kher
    • MP Chandigarh / Actress
  • Kiran Bedi
    • First IPS Officer
  • Jaspal Bhatti
    • Comedian
  • Anupam Kher
    • Renowned Movie Star

Ques. How can I get transcripts from Panjab University?

Ans. You need to fill an application form to get transcripts from Panjab University. Along with the application form and fee, you need to submit all the mark sheets and degree certificates. The process will take 21 working days to issue your transcripts.

Ques. Has Panjab University collaborated with any of the international organizations?

Ans. Yes, Panjab University has collaborated with many international organizations, namely:

  • Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
  • The Bonch-Bruevich Saint –Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Russian
  • Synergy University, Moscow, Russia
  • Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Iran
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
  • University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • London School of Management Education, UK. 

Ques. Does Panjab University provide hostel accommodation to students?

Ans. Yes, the university has 18 hostels amongst which 8 are for boys and 10 are for girls. These hostels have the capacity of accommodating around 7000 students. These hostels also include:

  • One ‘working women’ hostel with an intake capacity of 70 residents
  • One hostel for international students
  • Two sports hostels (one for boys and one for girls).

Ques. What is the PU CET (UG) exam pattern for Panjab University admission?

Ans. The test is conducted in the following subjects:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Each subject exam is of 70 minutes duration with 60 questions in total each carrying 2 marks. For every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. The medium of the exam is English only.

Ques. What are the various exams conducted for admissions at Panjab University?

Ans. The university conducts different exams for University admissions. They are:

  • Panjab University Combined Entrance Test for Undergraduate/ Postgraduate (PU CET)
  • Panjab University Law Entrance Exam (PU LLB)
  • Panjab University Tourism and Hospitality Aptitude Test (PUTHAT)
  • Management Entrance Test (MET)
  • Panjab University Entrance Engineering Test (PUMEET)
  • Panjab University Ph.D. Entrance Test
  • Panjab University Lateral Engineering Entrance Test (PULEET)
  • MBA Executive Entrance Test (MBAUSOL)

Ques. Will there be an entrance exam for the year 2020 for BHMCT or BTT at Panjab University?

Ans. No, there will no entrance exam for the year 2020 for BHMCT or BTT course at Panjab University. The university has canceled the examination to make sure that the classes begin on time. 

Ques. What is the online application fee charged for applying to a particular course at Panjab University?

Ans. The minimum amount that the candidate is supposed to pay is INR 300 for applying to 1 course. The amount increases with the increase in the number of courses applied. For example,

  • For Admission to 1 Course, INR 300 will be charged
  • For Admission to 2 Courses, INR 400 will be charged
  • For Admission to 3 Courses, INR 500 will be charged
  • For Admission to 4 Courses, INR 600 will be charged

Candidate applying for more than 4 Courses is/are required to submit an additional fee of INR 300

  • For Admission to 5 Course, INR 900 will be charged
  • For Admission to 6 Courses, INR 1000 will be charged
  • For Admission to 7 Courses, INR 1100 will be charged
  • For Admission to 8 Courses, INR 1200 will be charged

Ques. What academic courses do the distance center of Panjab University offer?

Ans. The distance center of Panjab University offers BA, B.Com, B.Ed, B.Lib, MA, MBA, M.Com, Certificate, and Post Graduate Diploma. The certificate and PGD courses are offered in the following streams:

  • Certificate Course in Corporate Security and Safety & Fire Protection Management, Vivekananda Studies, and Women Studies.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application, Disaster Management and Security, Health, Family Welfare, and Population Education, Human Rights and Duties, Library Automation and Networking, Mass Communication, Statistics, and Guidance & Counselling.