Chandigarh University (CU) is a Private University accredited with A+ Grade by NAAC. The university has a total student strength of 13,221 with more than 5,500 female students across all departments. There are 16 departments in total offering many specializations in undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. courses. Admission to these courses is granted on the basis of score in CUCET examinations conducted at the university’s level. The university has emerged as one of the top universities in terms of placement and is also recognized and acknowledged by various organizations for its high placement record. Last year the placement session bagged the highest CTC offer of INR 32.5 LPA with more than 6300 students getting placed in reputed MNCs and companies.
Chandigarh University has a very affordable fee structure, varied career opportunities as well as multiple offers from companies, The university offers 6.5 times ROI, which is highest in the region and is on par with many IITs, IIMs, and NITs. Growth of Chandigarh University is not just limited to an increase in the number of recruiting companies but also the value of packages offered, which then leads to high growth rates in Return on investment. The Institution has received memberships from reputed International Organisations like the International Association of Universities, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Chemical Society and so on.
|Established | Type||2012 | Private|
|Campus Area||200+ Acres|
|Centers of Excellence||30+|
|Hostel||10,000+ Intake Capacity|
The University enjoys high standing among many national rating services that evaluate the quality of education, infrastructure, research activity and many more. Listed below are some of the recognition that makes CU proud of their excellence.
Chandigarh University offers various UG, PG and Doctorate level courses across various streams. Mentioned below are the details for the same:
|BE||Civil Engineering||10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Biotechnology / Computer Science / Biology with at least 50% mark|
|Computer Science and Engineering|
|B.Sc||Computer Science||10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board|
|Animation, VFX and Gaming|
|BA||Literature and Cultures||0+2 with at least 50% marks in any stream|
|B.Arch||Architecture||10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics & also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination OR 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject and subject to an aptitude test in Architecture (NATA qualified or JEE PAPER-02 with minimum 40% of 390 marks.|
10+2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized board
|Banking and Finance|
|Tourism and Event Management|
|MBA||HR||Any Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregate|
|ME||Computer Science Engineering||BE/ B.Tech or relevant Bachelor’s degree with 55%|
|M.Sc||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|
|Physics||Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate (In case of SC/ST category 45%) with Core subject as a compulsory subject|
|Biotechnology||Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science / Agriculture/ Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS) / Medical Lab. Technology / Nursing|
|Ph.D||Biotechnology||Master’s degree in Biotechnology or Pharmacy with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Civil Engineering||M.Tech in the relevant discipline with 55% marks in aggregate|
|Computer Applications||Master’s degree in Computer Applications/ Computer Science with 55% marks|
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Chandigarh University also has its own Distance Education Programme which offers several affordable and best in class distance education courses to students who, for various reasons, may find it difficult to attend regular college and require some flexibility. The courses offered under this program are as follows:
|Undergraduate||B.B.A||A person with 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council is eligible for admission|
|B.C.A||A person with 10+2 from a recognized board is eligible for admission.|
|B.Sc Travel and Tourism||A person with +2 (any stream) from a recognized board is eligible for admission.|
|B.Com||A person with 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council is eligible for admission.|
|B.A||A person with 12th pass certificate from a recognized university is eligible for admission.|
|Postgraduate||MBA||A person with recognized Graduation in any stream is eligible for admission|
|MCA||Recognized Bachelor’s degree with atleast 50% marks (45% marks in case SC/ST category) in Mathematics / Statistics / Business Mathematics / Business Statistics / Quantitative Techniques as compulsory / optional / additional paper as one of the subjects either at 10 + 2 or at graduation level.|
|M.Com||A person with Graduation in any stream is eligible for admission.|
|M.A (English)||A person with a Bachelors degree from a recognized university is eligible for admission|
|M.A (Psychology)||Normal: - A person with graduation from a recognized University is eligible for admission with Psychology as a subject in Graduation.|
In order to apply for admission at Chandigarh University, candidates must follow a few simple steps. Firstly, the candidate should log in to the official website of Chandigarh University by generating a user ID and password. Upon logging in, the candidate must fill in the necessary details after choosing their CUCET Phase. Once the details are filled in, the candidate must select their discipline of interest and program. After this, the student’s profile will be created. With the registration complete, the student should receive a confirmation message of registration through email/SMS. Students can then download the prospectus and proceed to pay the course fee online.
Tabulated below is the selection criteria of the courses at the university:
|BE||Chandigarh University CUCET score OR a valid score in JEE Mains|
|B.Sc||10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board|
|BA||10+2 with at least 50% marks in any stream|
|BBA||10+2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized board|
|MBA||Any Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregate|
|ME||Score in CU Common Entrance Test followed by Group Discussion and Presentation or Interview|
GATE qualified candidates can also apply
|M.Sc||Bachelor’s Degree in Relevant Field|
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
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Chandigarh University offers Scholarships to the deserving candidates on the basis of various criteria. Following are the scholarships offered:
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Recognized by Limca Book of Records and WCRC for the highest and best in class placement records, the dedicated Central Placement cell of Chandigarh University ensures 100% placement assistance to the students by providing them the required industrial exposure and training. In the academic year 2018-19, a total number of 6314 students were placed in leading national and international companies. 627 companies visited the campus for placements during the session, recruiting a record-breaking number of students.
The highest offered CTC during the recent placement drive was INR 35 LPA and the median salary package was INR 5.96 LPA. There were a total of 6617 job offers in total and 150 students received multiple placement offers. Mentioned below is a chart depicting the hike in the number of Chandigarh University students placed every year since 2008:
Tabulated below is the highest offered package year-wise as well as the number of recruiting companies each year:
|Year||Highest Package (LPA)|
No. of Companies
Microsoft recruited students from Chandigarh University for the third year in a row. Walt Disney also recruited 41 students, making it their highest record in India. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, SAP Labs, VMWare, Hitachi, HP, Deloitte, Cognizant, Sapient, Practo Technologies, Flipkart, Gwynniebee India, Zomato.Com, L&T, TAFE, John Deere, Schindler, and several others recruited students from Engineering streams. Management and Hospitality students were offered profiles in retail, business analytics, management, insurance, etc. Recruiters for these profiles included Walt Disney, Vistara, Indigo, Jet Airways and more.
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As per 2020, Chandigarh University has a total alumni count of 38,879, many of which are successful professionals. Tabulated below are the statistics depicting how many alumni from Chandigarh University are placed across different sectors in the industry:
|Arts and Design||437|
|Media and Communication||314|
Being one of the fastest-growing universities in India, Chandigarh University strives for excellence in all domains to provide its students with quality education and world-class facilities all around campus. The university provides the students with the best in class campus life in terms of academics, accommodation, and lifestyle:
Ques. Is Chandigarh University good?
Ques. How are the placements at Chandigarh University?
Ques. How is the campus life at Chandigarh University?
Ques. How do I register for CUCET?
Ques. What is the selection criteria for admission to B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration at Chandigarh University?
Ques. What are the facilities provided to the parents accompanying their children to the University?
Ques. Can international students pay their fee in cash?
Ques. Is there any uniform dress code kind of discipline in Chandigarh University?
Ques. What is the fee structure at CU?
Ques. What is the format of CUCET? Is it conducted in offline mode?
Ques. Who are the regular recruiters at CU?
Amazon, Microsoft, SAP Labs, VMWare, HP, Deloitte, Cognizant, Sapient, Hitachi, Practo Technologies, Flipkart, Gwynniebee India, Zomato.Com, L&T, TAFE, John Deere, Schindler
Ques. Does CU have shuttle service from the airport, railway station or bus stand?
Ques. What are the banking facilities available at CU? When can we pay the semester fees?
Semester fees can be paid online through NEFT, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking. Students can also pay via Cash at PNB/ ICICI through Challan generated at UIMS. They can pay the fees in October/April every year for the respective odd and even semesters.
Ques. What are the wifi and computer lab facilities available for the students?
Ques. What are the important contact numbers for the students to call for any admission related info?
General Helpline : 1800-200- 0025
Girls Hostel : 8146651563, 7087118102
Boys Hostel : 7087456666, 8146278666
Transport : 8146651560, 8146651659
Shuttle Service : 8146651641, 8146651619
Ques. If I could not submit the documents while taking admission, will it be considered cancelled?
Ques. What are the facilities provided by CU for the students in the campus?
Ques. What is the Global Fellowship Program? What is its purpose?
Candidates must send in their entries by filling an application form with a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and must mention two references.
Ques. How to apply for a scholarship at Chandigarh University?
Ques. Is there a study in Music is available at Chandigarh University?
Ques. Can I get direct admission in Chandigarh University for Law?
Ques. what is the migration fee of Chandigarh University?
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year|
|Lovely Professional University - [LPU], Jalandhar||# 6 by ARIIA (university)||₹1,37,200|
|Panjab University - [PU], Chandigarh||# 2 by ARIIA (university)||₹19,213|
|Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT University], Vellore||# 3 by ARIIA (university)||₹1,95,750|
|Punjab Engineering College University of Technology - [PEC], Chandigarh||# 68 by NIRF||₹86,250|
|Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology - [Thapar], Patiala||# 51 by NIRF||₹3,30,850|
|Chitkara University - [CU], Patiala||# 6 by ARIIA (university)||₹1,26,500|
|Amity University, Noida||# 6 by ARIIA (university)||₹3,11,000|
|Chandigarh Group of Colleges - [CGC], landran||# 52 by Chronicle||₹49,233|
|Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - [GGSIPU], New Delhi||# 43 by The Week (university)||₹18,875|