The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda popularly known as CUP Bathinda was established in 2009 and has been accredited with 'A' grade from NAAC. The Central University of Punjab is the youngest university that has secured its position in the top 100 institutions (95th Rank) in the University category & 1st amongst New Central Universities in the MHRD’s NIRF Ranking 2019.

The University is spread over a campus of 37 acres which offers only Masters and PhD programmes. Admission to most of its PG courses is based on the CUCET entrance exam. However, the university also accepts other national level entrance exams for admissions to some of the courses.

CUP Bathinda Highlights

The interested students can get a glance of the institute through the following points:

Established I Institute type 2009 I Central University
Accredited by NAAC
Entrance exam CUCET/ GATE/ GPAT
Courses offered PG and Doctorate courses
Popular Courses MA, MBA, M.Tech, Ph.D
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance based
Campus area 37 Acres
Facilities Available Library, Sports, Auditorium, Museum, Health Care facility, etc.
Official website

CUP Bathinda Courses

The college offers PG as well as Doctoral courses in different fields. The basic eligibility and course fees are tabulated below:

Courses Specializations Eligibility Selection Criteria
MA Economics Graduation with 50%  CUCET
Mass Communication & Journalism
Political Science
M.Sc Physics Graduation with 50%  CUCET
Physics (Computational Physics)
Chemical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry)
(Computational Chemistry) Sports Science
Environmental Science and Technology
Food Science and Technology
Life Sciences
M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Sciences(Medicinal Chemistry) Pass in B.Pharm  GPAT
Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry)
M.Tech Computer Science & Technology B.E/B.Tech with 55% marks GATE
Computer Science & Technology (Cyber Security)
MBA Agribusiness Graduation with 50%  CUCET
Ph.D Pharmaceutical Sciences and Natural Products Post Graduation
Environmental Science and Technology
Computational Sciences
Economic Studies
Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Physical Sciences
Languages and Comparative Literature
Chemical Sciences
Animal Sciences
Plant Sciences
Biochemistry & Microbial Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
Geography & Geology
South and Central Asian Studies (including Historical Studies)
Computer Science & Technology

Apart from the courses mentioned above the university also offers B.Ed. and M.Com at the PG level

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CUP Bathinda Admissions

The college offers admission to various courses at PG and Doctorate courses on the basis of merit and entrance.

How to Apply?

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of the University
  • From the homepage, click on the tab for online admission form
  • Only application forms are accepted
  • Read out the eligibility norms and other important instructions given
  • Fill out the necessary details including personal data and academic information
  • Upload images i.e. signature and photograph
  • Pay application fee of INR 800 for General category and INR 400 for reserved category
  • Verify and submit the duly filled application form before the last date

Documents Required:

  • Mark sheet of 12th and Graduation, whichever is applicable
  • Certificate of 12th and Graduation, if applicable
  • Certificate claiming reservations, if applicable

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CUP Bathinda Placements

The University’s Placement Cell facilitates interaction between the industries, companies and students who are in the final year of their course. Students being placed in credible organizations, getting an appropriate job in sync with their intellectual aptitude is the purpose of the placement cell.

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CUP Bathinda Scholarships

  • The College offers scholarships to the needy students but they need to meet a certain eligibility criteria as there is an entrance exam for scholarship. They need to maintain good academic results throughout the college. 
  • The scholarships are initiated by the State Government or Central Government for the meritorious and reserved categories. 
  • The institute also offers scholarships to students who performed well in academics.

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CUP Bathinda Facilities

The college provides all the basic facilities to its students in its campus only. The infrastructure of the campus is quite well built with facilities like:

  • Library: The college has a well established library on the campus. It presently has over 44,251 titles and subscribes to 45 international and national print journals
  • Hostel: Boys’ and Girls’ hostel facilities are available in the campus. All rooms are furnished with solar water heaters.
  • Gymnasium: An air-conditioned fully functional fitness centre is available for the students and staff of the Central University of Punjab.
  • Transport: The university has purchased a 32 seater bus for convenience of the faculty and students. It shuttles between Bathinda city and the City Campus .
  • Sports: Besides beautiful walking trails and bikeways around the campus, CUPB has good sports facilities for the students and staff. Indoor badminton and table tennis courts are available round the clock to foster sporting skills. Outdoor badminton, volleyball and basketball courts are ready for use.

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CUP Bathinda Faculty

The faculty of CUP Bathinda is highly qualified and is expert in teaching in their respective subjects. Most of the faculty is trained from the best universities of US, Canada, Germany, England, Japan, Israel. The college administration is taken care of by vice chancellor Prof. R.K.Kohli who himself is very experienced and has done his PhD too. All the faculty members have also completed their Masters and most of them have PhD degrees also.

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CUP Bathinda FAQs

Ques. Out of Central University of Punjab and Central University of Haryana, which is better?

Ans. Both universities are equally good and have all the basic facilities to offer. So the decision should moreover be based on students locality, whatever is nearer to him/her.

Ques. Is residing in hostels compulsory at CUP Bathinda?

Ans. No, staying in a hostel is not compulsory. Students can opt to daily come to college by their own means. However hostel facilities are available if students want to opt for hostels.

Ques. Is any special training provided to students apart from course syllabus at CUP Bathinda?

Ans. Yes, the college provides personality development and soft skills training to its students so that they can perform well in campus placement interviews.

Ques. Are there any part time courses available at CUP Bathinda?

Ans. No, as of now CUP Bathinda only offers full time courses. No part time or distance learning courses are provided by the college.

Ques. How is an M.Tech (Cyber Security) at Central University of Punjab?

Ans. M.Tech in cyber security from CUP Bathinda is obviously good because only few colleges offer M.Tech in cyber security . Choices are very less and it is a growing and more prefered branch also.