Chandigarh University is a private university located in one of the most beautiful union territories of India, Chandigarh. It was established in the year 2012. Nestled near the mesmerising hill stations like Shimla and Kasauli, CU stands as the academic hub offering multiple courses in different domains.
Chandigarh University is also famous to be the youngest amongst the top names in NIRF ranking list. It ranks #117 amongst the Engineering and #64 in the Management domain in the year 2019. Outlook today ranked CU at #10 positions in the top 50 private state universities in India in 2019.
With more than 22000+ students enrolling every year, Admission for all programs are done through CUCET scores and counseling conducted by the university. Certain programs accept different score cards for admission.
In the case of B.Tech/ B.Arch program, admission is done on the basis of JEE Main Paper I /JEE Main Paper II or NATA score, respectively. Similarly, for ME/ M.Arch, candidates must have a recent valid score of GATE.
For MBA program, a candidate must have a valid score of either one of the following: CAT/ MAT / GMAT. For Ph.D. courses, CU-Ph.D. Entrance Test is conducted by the university although CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ GATE/ GPAT or SLET qualified candidates can also apply for admission.
Upon shortlisting on the basis of submitted scores, they will have to go through Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. These rounds will decide the final selection of the candidate.
For other undergraduate programs, completion of 10+2 level of education is a must with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. In order to foster academic diversity, Chandigarh university has more than 250 tie-ups with foreign universities. This helps to establish partnership and facilitate student exchange program with them.
|Major Courses||Eligibility||Course Fees||Links|
|MBA||Graduation with 50% marks in aggregate||INR 3,70,000/-||Check Here|
|B.E||Passed 10+2 with 50% marks||INR 6,58,000/-||Check Here|
|B.Sc||Passed 10+2 from a recognized university||INR 3,14,000/-||Check Here|
|B.E Lateral Entry||Diploma with at least 45% marks or B.Sc. degree||INR 4,94,150/-||Check Here|
|BBA||10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized university||INR 3,02,000/-||Check Here|
The institute also provides distance education through CU-IDOL (Chandigarh University Institute of Distance & Open Learning). The programs available for admission include BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.A, B.Sc (TTM), MBA, MCA, M.Com and M.A (English & Psychology).
Interested students can apply by filling out an online application form on the website of “cuidol.in” or they can purchase it from the university head office or from the university regional admission office. But before filling the application form, candidates must check the eligibility which will be mentioned in the prospectus or on the University IDOL website.
Chandigarh University also believes in taking voluntary initiative towards the social cause by a myriad of activities that enforce community building and social responsibility. Activities like sanitation, hygiene, environment protection, and basic education program are volunteered by the students.
Chandigarh University was the first private university amongst its contemporaries to be accredited A+ by NAAC. CU has been recognised by Association of Indian Universities and other discipline-specific council boards of India such as;
Chandigarh University has recorded its name in the Limca Book of World Records for the highest number of companies arriving for placement opportunities, in 2018. Around 627+ domestic and multinational companies participated during the drive. Most of these companies are the premium members of Fortune India 500 group.
With 6314+ job offers made last year, Chandigarh University recorded the highest salary package of 31.77 LPA. This justified the ROI value which has increased to 6.5 times (highest in the Northern India circuit).
Know about, Chandigarh University Placement
|Name of the University||Chandigarh University|
|University Type||Private University|
|Basic Admission Criteria||All UG Courses: CU CET, Chandigarh University|
|BE: JEE Main/CU CET|
|B.Arch: JEE Main (Paper II)/ NATA/CU CET|
|All PG Courses: CU CET|
|ME: GATE/CU CET|
|MBA: CAT/ MAT/ XAT or CUCET|
|Ph.D.: CU Ph.D. Entrance Test|
|Application Mode||Online as well as Offline|
|Scholarship||On the basis of score in CUCET Chandigarh University|
|Course||Total Fees/ year||Eligibility|
|B.E||₹1.6 Lakhs||10+2 with 50%|
Bachelor of Physiotherapy(BPT)
|CU CET Registrations||01 Jan - 25 Jun, 2020||Apply|
|CU CET Exam||01 Jan - 20 May, 2020||-|
Chandigarh University offers BE (both regular and lateral), B.Arch courses in various specializations. Students have to appear in a scholarship cum admission test to secure admission in BE, B.Pharm and B.Arch courses. The final selection is done by considering 60% weightage for the Chandigarh University CET score and 40% for marks in the qualifying examination.
|Duration||4 years (B.E.)|
|5 years (B.Arch)|
For B.E. and B.Arch courses, JEE Main and NATA passed candidates can also apply for admission.
Chandigarh University has 22 B.E. courses and B.Arch for which a candidate can apply with a valid CUCET score. B.E is further divided into CSE and IBM courses and both of them have 3 specializations each.
|Automobile Engineering||Aerospace Engineering||Industrial Design||Biotechnology||Civil Engineering|
|Chemical Engineering||Computer Science and Engineering||Computer Science and Business System||Electronics and Communication||Electrical Engineering|
|Food Technology||Information Technology||Mechanical Engineering||Mechatronics Engineering||Petroleum Engineering|
CSE has 3 specializations which include Graphics & Gaming, Internet of Things and Mobile Computing.
This course has 3 specializations viz Cloud Computing, Information Security and Big Data & Analytics.
B.Arch: Selection to B.Arch will be based on the marks secured in either CUCET or NATA or JEE Mains paper 2.
The university offers admission to the Lateral Entry B.E. courses. Students with Diploma can apply. At least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in any branch of Engineering / Technology. OR B.Sc. Degree.
|Automobile Engineering||Aerospace Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Chemical Engineering|
|Biotechnology||Computer Science and Engineering|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|Information Technology||Mechanical Engineering|
Chandigarh University B.E. Lateral Entry Eligibility Criteria: Admission to the courses will be based on the performance in CUCET, conducted by the University.
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year||Admission|
|Lovely Professional University - [LPU], Jalandhar||# 99 by NIRF||₹1,37,200||Know More|
|Panjab University - [PU], Chandigarh||# 44 by NIRF||₹19,213||Know More|
|Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT University], Vellore||# 28 by NIRF||₹1,95,750||Know More|
|Punjab Engineering College University of Technology - [PEC], Chandigarh||# 68 by NIRF||₹86,250||Know More|
|Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology - [Thapar], Patiala||# 51 by NIRF||₹3,30,850||Know More|
|Chitkara University - [CU], Patiala||# 38 by NIRF||₹1,26,500||Know More|
|Amity University, Noida||# 63 by NIRF||₹3,11,000||Know More|
|Chandigarh Group of Colleges - [CGC], landran||# 52 by Chronicle||₹49,233||Know More|
|Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - [GGSIPU], New Delhi||# 101 by NIRF||₹18,875||Know More|
At the postgraduate level, Chandigarh University offers full-time Master of Engineering (ME) and M.Arch programs for a duration of 2 years. The ME program is available in the following the specializations, i.e
Eligibility - Bachelor's Degree in the relevant field or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in the qualifying examination.
Selection Criteria: Score in CU Common Entrance Test followed by Group Discussion and Presentation or Interview. OR GATE qualified candidates can also apply.
The table displays some basic details related to the MBA course.
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fees||INR 1000/-|
The university offers 9 specializations under MBA course which are tabulated below aong with their fees.
|Specializations||Fee Per Semester|
|Business Analytics||INR 95,000/-|
|Strategic HR||INR 1,12,500/-|
|Tourism & Hospitality||INR 80,000/-|
|Banking & Financial Engineering||-|
Specializations such as Marketing, Finance, International Business, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship come under General MBA. While, MBA in Strategic HR is a specialized program in association with SHRM (Society for Human resource Management).
The university provides MBA in Business Analytics in collaboration with IBM. Whereas, MBA in Banking and Financial Engineering is offered in collaboration with ICICI Bank.
Chandigarh University MBA Eligibility
The eligibility for MBA course is mentioned below for different specializations:
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university.
NOTE - For Strategic HR, candidates who are Chartered Accountant/Company Secretary/Cost Accountant are also eligible.
To apply for this program, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce background with at least 55% marks.
Chandigarh University offers BA, B.Sc, B.Com, LL.B, BBA, B.P.Ed and BCA courses. These are full-time courses offered for a duration of 3 years. Many of the courses such as BBA, B.Com and B.Sc, and BA are offered in multiple specializations. Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria for admission to a particular course can apply online. Selection Criteria: Admission is based on merit in Chandigarh University CUCET and performance in the last qualifying examination.
|BCA||-||10+2 or equivalent in any stream|
|B.Sc||Computer Science||10+2 or equivalent with non-medical stream|
|Biotechnology||10+2 examination with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects|
|Economics||10+2 or equivalent in any stream|
|Animation, VFX and Gaming|
|Film and Television Studies|
|Fashion & Design|
|Nutrition & Dietetics||10+2 examination with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects, alongwith one of the following subjects:- Biotechnology/Biology with atlest 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST category)|
|Physiotherapy||10+2 examination with atleast 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST category) in Medical Stream etc Physics, Chemistry and biology as compulsory subject.|
|Optometry||10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects.|
|Medical Lab Technology - (MLT)|
|Medical Lab Technology - (MLT) Lateral Entry||Diploma in Pharmacy OR Diploma in MLT from Recognized institute|
|Non-Medical||10+2 examination with Physics/ Chemistry & Mathematics as compulsory subjects|
|Computer Science, Statistics & Mathematics||10+2 or any other equivalent examination with mathematics as one of the subjects and having at least 50% marks in aggregate|
|Hotel & Hospitality Management (HHM)||10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream|
|Airlines & Airport Management|
|Travel & Tourism Management|
|Hospitality and Hotel Administration affiliated to NCHMCT|
|B.Sc (Hons)||Agriculture||10+2 examination with Science (English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths/ Biology/Zoology/Botony) OR 10+2 with Agriculture with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST category)|
|BA||General||10+2 in any stream|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||10+2 with atleast 50% marks in aggregate (In case of SC/ST category 45%) or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council in the aggregate OR 45% marks in 10+2 in any stream with atleast 55% in English as the subject.|
10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream
|Advertising & Marketing|
|Banking & Finance|
|Insurance & Risk Management|
|Tourism & Event Management|
|Pharma D||-||10+2 examination with atleast 45% marks in aggregate.|
|B.Pharma||-||10+2 examination with atleast 45% marks in aggregate (40% marks in case of SC/ST category) with English, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, along with one of the following subjects:- Biology / Bio-Technology / Mathematics.|
|B.Pharma||Lateral Entry||Diploma in Pharmacy from an institute aliated to any university OR any state Board of Technical Education provided that the diploma or the institute is duly approved by the PCI / AICTE.|
|B.A + LLB||-||10+2 with atleast 50% marks (In case of SC/ST category 45%) in any stream.|
|B.Com + LLB||-|
|BBA + LLB||-|
|LLB||-||Bachelor degree in any discipline with atleast 50% marks|
At integrated level, Chandigarh university offers, BA-LL.B, B.Com-LL.B, BBA-LL.B and B.Sc+ MBA , BA + B.Ed and B.Sc+ B.Ed courses. These courses are offered for the duration of four years except for integrated law programs which are offered for the duration of five years. Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria for a particular course can apply for the admission. However, admission to various courses will be granted on the basis of score in the CUCET Entrance examination, conducted by Chandigarh University.
|B.A + LLB||10+2 with at least 50% marks (In case of SC/ST category 45%) in any stream.|
|B.Com + LLB|
|BBA + LLB|
|BA + B.Ed (Integrated)*||10+2 or its equivalent examination with at least 50% marks|
|B.Sc + B.Ed (Integrated)*||10+2 examination with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, along with one of the following subjects:- Mathematics / Computer Science / Biology|
|B.Sc (Agriculture) + MBA – Integrated||10+2 examination with Science (English, Physics, Chemistry, Maths/ Biology/Zoology/Botony) OR 10+2 with Agriculture with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST category).|
Chandigarh University offers 2-years M.Sc (regular as well as lateral), LL.M, MA, M.Com and 3-years MCA (regular and lateral) courses in different streams. The university also offers PG Diploma in Yoga Education. Admission to these courses is based on the marks in CUCET and merit in the last qualifying examination.
|Course Name||Specialization||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Criteria|
|M.Sc.||Animation and Multimedia Technology||B.Sc or any other equivalent degree with at least 50% marks (In case of SC/ST category 45%) in relevant field||A valid score in CU Common Entrance Test + marks in the qualifying exam|
|Industrial Microbiology||Bachelor degree with atleast 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST category) in any branch of life Science / Agriculture/ Pharmacy / Veterinary / Medicine (MBBS) / Medical Lab Technology / Nursing|
|Forensic Science and Toxicology||Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/ Pharmacy|
|Biotechnology||Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science / Agriculture/ Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS) / Medical Lab. Technology / Nursing|
|Chemistry||Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate (In case of SC/ST category 45%) with Core subject as a compulsory subject|
|Agronomy||B.sc in agriculture (Minimum 4 years program) from a recognized university with minimum 55% in aggregate|
|Botany||Bachelor's degree in B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany / B.Sc. Medical with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST category) with Botany as compulsory subject.|
|Data Sciences||Bachelor's degree in B.A./BCA/B.Sc. (Statistics or Mathematics or Computer Science) /B.E/B.Tech OR Any other Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2 years learning of Mathematics and/or Statistics with basic software programming skills with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST category)|
|Medical Lab Sciences||Bachelor of MLT with 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC/ST category)|
|Statistics||Bachelor’s degree in B.A./B.Sc. with Statistics or Mathematics or Graduate in any discipline with Statistics/Mathematics/Quantitative techniques as one of the subjects with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST category) provided the student had Mathematics at 10+2 level.|
|Zoology||Bachelor's degree in Medical / Allied Medical Sciences / Bio- Sciences/ Life Sciences with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST category) with Zoology as compulsory subject.|
|Agriculture Extension||B.Sc (Agri)/ BSc Agri (Hons) of minimum 4-years from a recognized university. The minimum qualifications for admission to Masters’ programme shall be an OCPA of 6.00/10 or 60% marks or equivalent at the graduation level (50% for SC/ST category)|
|M.Sc (Lateral Entry)||Forensic Science and Toxicology||PG Diploma in Forensic Science OR PG Diploma in Ballistics/ Digital Forensic / Cybercrime from the recognized institution|
|M.Com(Hons)||-||Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Commerce or its equivalent|
|LL.M||-||Bachelor's Degree in Law (LLB) with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST category)|
|M.A.||Journalism and Mass Communication||Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate or its equivalent|
|English||Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate in Arts / Science with English as a compulsory subject|
|Psychology||Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks|
|Clinical Psychology||Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from a recognized university with 55% marks in aggregate. Also, 55% marks in psychology subject or Preferably Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology with 55% marks aggregate.|
|PG Diploma||Yoga Education||Graduation in any discipline with 50%|
|MCA||-||Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in Mathematics / Statistics / Business Mathematics/ Business Statistics / Quantitative Techniques as one of the main subjects at 10+2 or Graduation level|
|MCA (Lateral Entry)||-||B.Sc (IT/ Computer Science) or BCA Graduates with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories)|
Chandigarh University offers admission to the Ph.D. program in full-time, Part-time and Research Scholar category in External mode. The admissions are generally offered in the months of July and December every year. A master’s degree in the relevant discipline with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) is the minimum eligibility for admission. Candidates applying for the Ph.D. course need to appear for an entrance test conducted by the University. Shortlisted candidates as per the entrance test score are invited for the Interview or presentation round based on which the final selection is made. Apart from CU Ph.D. Score, the candidates with valid score in GATE/ CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ SLET or GPAT can also apply for admission. Such candidates have to attend the Interview/ Presentation round only.
|Course||Specialization||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Criteria|
|Ph.D.||Pharmaceutical Sciences||Master’s degree in Biotechnology/ Pharmacy or Biology with 55% marks in aggregate|
A valid score in CU-Ph.D. Entrance Test/ GPAT/ UGC/ CSIR-NET + interview. Candidates who are in a regular job for the last five years, minimum 50% marks OR 5.0 CGPA on 10 point scale at PG level is required
|Biotech||Master’s degree in Biotechnology or Pharmacy with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Computer Applications||Master’s degree in Computer Applications/ Computer Science with 55% marks|
|Chemistry||Master’s degree in Science with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Business Management||MBA/ M.Com with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Mathematics||A relevant Master’s degree with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Electrical Engineering||M.Tech in the relevant discipline with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Computer Science Engineering|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering|
|Mass Communication||55% marks in Post-Graduation Degree in (Journalism & Mass Communication/Advertising/Public Relations/Media Management/Media.|
|Tourism and Hospitality Management||55 % marks in Post-Graduation in a relevant field. The candidates having 3 years of executive experience in Tourism & Hospitality industry|
|English||Two years Master’s in English OR M. Phil Degree in English|
|Mathematics||Master Degree in Mathematics/ Statistics or its relevant stream with atleast 55% marks in aggregate|
|Law||LL.M. Degree from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale|
|Forensic Science||Master's degree in Forensic Sciences and related fields i.e M.A Criminology, Digital Forensic (MCA), LLM, M.Sc. in Life Sciences i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Postgraduate in Social Science, Psychology, Computers, Engineering, Physical Science, Engineering, Ballistics, Arms and Ammunition|
|Psychology||Two years Master’s in Psychology with minimum of 55% marks|
Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. program are advised to follow the given steps:
Dean Research Office, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab Documents required to be attached
For Non Med:
|General Knowlegde||20 Questions|
|Logical Reasoning||35 Questions|
For Other PG:
|Basic Computer Knowlegde||20 Questions|
|Logical Reasoning||35 Questions|
There are two modes of application – Online mode and Offline mode.
For registration through Online mode, applicants can follow the steps given below:
For Application in Offline Mode, refer below-mentioned steps:
Admission Office, Chandigarh University, SCO 223, First Floor, Sector 36 D, Chandigarh, 160036
Note: Once the CUCET Result are released, selected candidates need to pay 30% of the total fee within 15 days of the receiving the intimation notice in order to avail the scholarship benefits
Ques. Can a student change his/her session schedule on their own?
Ques. What are the helpline numbers provided for fresher students regarding hostel, transport and general query related to admission?
Ques. Are there any Health Centers or ATMs available near the campus?
Ques. How can I register for CUCET and can I appear multiple times for getting selected into the session that has a higher percentage of scholarship?
Ques. What should I do if I do not receive the login ID credentials after entering the registration prerequisites?
Ques. If a student has scored 90% in 10+2 level, will he/she have to appear for CUCET in order to take admission?
Ques. What is the pattern of CUCET examination this session?
Ques. Does the university assist the students while availing the loan facilities?
Ques. How to apply for Distance Education and Open Learning?
Ques. Is there any minimum attendance criteria for distance education?
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College