Chandigarh University: Courses, Fees, Admission 2024, Cutoff, Placements

Janki Sharma Janki Sharma | Apr 19, 2024
Janki Sharma
Janki Sharma

Updated on - Apr 19, 2024

Latest Updates for Chandigarh University

  • 22 May 2024 :

    CSIR NET Application Form 2024 last date to apply has been extended till May 27, 2024.

Chandigarh University admission 2024 is open now. The CUCET 2024 applications are currently open for Phase 1 admissions. CUCET 2024 scores are mandatory for admission to various UG and PG courses offered at the institute. The CUCET 2024 applications are live on the official website till May 30, 2024.

Chandigarh University is a premier institute established in 2012. NAAC has accredited it with an A+ Grade and ABET. It is among the top 0.1% of universities in India to have received ABET accreditation in Engineering. UGC and AICTE have recognized it. In 2019, CU became the youngest university in the country to be assessed and accredited by NAAC and granted A+ grade in the first cycle itself. In addition, Chandigarh University had also become the only state-private university of Punjab to be accredited by NAAC.

Chandigarh University NIRF Ranking was 27 in the university category and is a prestigious member of ICAR, the Bar Council of India (BCI), and the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). It has a state-of-the-art campus and an excellent placement record.

According to the Chandigarh University placements 2023, the highest package (international) stood at INR 1.7 Crore, and the highest package (domestic) stood at INR 54.75 LPA. The university also offers scholarships worth INR 170 cores through the CUCET scores.

Chandigarh University ranked 7 among the top 10 private institutions in India in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (An Initiative of Ministry of Education).CU has also the National Award for Highest Number of Companies according to the Limca Book of Records.

Chandigarh University Highlights 2024

Chandigarh University's vision is to be recognized globally as a Centre of Excellence for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. A few Chandigarh University highlights, such as its year of establishment, accreditation recognition, etc., are given below:

Year of Establishment 2012
Recognition UGC, AICTE
Accreditations NAAC (A+) ABET
Membership and Approvals
International Memberships
Courses Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, Diploma, PG Diploma
No. of Programs Offered 200+
Number of Students 26000+
Infrastructure Facilities
Labs, Library, Hostel, WiFi facility,
Location Mohali, Punjab

Chandigarh University Admission 2024

CU admission 2024 is now open, and it conducts entrance exams for BA, BTech, BSc, MSc, MA, BDes, BArch, PhD, and MCA every year, called the Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test CUCET) done in 3 different phases active for a particular period, and the students can take advantage of this pattern. 

Chandigarh University accepts both online and offline modes of registration for CUCET, and during the registration process, the student can choose their program of choice. Any information required related to admission is provided on the official website. After registration, students can download the examination brochure and pay the entrance fee.

Chandigarh University Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for different courses at CUCHD differ under CUCET. Given below are the admission criteria for a few programs.

BBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have passed their 10+2 examinations with at least 50% marks from a recognized board to be eligible to apply for BBA.
  • A valid CUCET score.

BE CSE Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have completed 10 + 2 with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 60% of aggregate marks.
  • They can have chemistry, biotechnology, computer sciences, and biology as other subjects.
  • A valid CUCET score.

M.Sc. Medical Lab Sciences Eligibility Criteria

  • For the PG specialization, the student must have a bachelor of MLT with an aggregate of 50% marks from a recognized board or a university.

Read More: CUCHD Admission

Chandigarh University Admission Dates 2024

Chandigarh University conducts the CU-Common Entrance Test for BE, BPharm, MPharm, PharmD, Integrated programs and MBA courses. The important dates related to the admission process are mentioned below:

Event Date
CUCET 2024 Registrations End May 30, 2024
CUCET Phase 1 October 2023 to May 2024
CUCET Phase 2 May 2024 to End of Admission

Chandigarh University Ranking

Chandigarh University is one of the best emerging multidisciplinary universities in India. As per the QS World Rankings 2024, Chandigarh University has occupied the top spot with 771-780 among the various private universities in India. The other rankings are listed below:


  • CU Ranked 1 Among All Private Universities in India.

QS Asia University Rankings 2024

  • CU Ranked 1 among Top Private Universities in India.
  • CU Ranked 149 among Top Universities in Asia.


  • Chandigarh University entered the league of Top 500 Universities in the world.

Rankings in India

  • Hospitality & Leisure Management: 1st
  • Engineering & Technology: 11th
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: 10th
  • Engineering- Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Manufacturing: 12th
  • Business and Management Studies: 16th

 Rankings in World

  • Hospitality & Leisure Management: 101-150 rank band.
  • Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing: 401-450 rank band.
  • Engineering & Technology: 342 rank band.
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: 301- 350 rank band.
  • Business and Management Studies: 401-450 rank band.

 National Institutional Ranking Framework

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings are based on parameters broadly covering “Teaching, Learning, and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and "Perception.".


  • Ranked 27 among The Best Universities In India.
  • Ranked 45 in overall institute rankings in India.
  • Ranked 38 among The Best Institutions For Engineering In India.
  • Ranked 36 among The Best Institutions For Management Studies In India.
  • Ranked 34 among The Best Institutions For Pharmacy In India.
  • Ranked 15 among The Best Institutions For Architecture & Planning In India.


Outlook best Universities rankings 2023 

  • Ranked 10 among Top Private B-School in India by Outlook I-Care B-Schools Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 3 among Top Private B-School in North India by Outlook I-Care B-Schools Rankings 2023.

 The Week Rankings 2023

  • CU ranked 1 among the Emerging Private Engineering Colleges under The Week Best College Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 9 among Private Colleges in India under The Week Best College Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 37 among the best Engineering Colleges under The Week Best College Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 3 among Private Colleges in North India under The Week Best College Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 12 among Private Engineering Colleges under The Week Best College Rankings 2023.
  • Ranked 2 among the Private Engineering Colleges in North India under The Week Best College Rankings 2023.

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Chandigarh University Courses

Chandigarh University offers over 50 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. The courses are offered online and offline. The offline courses are conducted in a regular and full-time format at the institute. More details about the courses are mentioned below:

Course Duration Selection Criteria
BE 4 years Passed 10+2 + CUCET score
BSc 3 years Passed 10+2 + CUCET score
BArch 4 years
Passed 10+2 + CUCET score/ NATA score
BA 3 years Passed 10+2 + CUCET score
BBA 3 years Passed 10+2 + CUCET score
ME 2 years Graduation + CUCET score
MArch 2 years Graduation + CUCET score
MSc 2 years Graduation + CUCET score
LLM 2 years Graduation + CUCET score
MBA 2 years Graduation + CUCET score/CAT score
PhD 3-5 years
Postgraduation + UGC NET/ CSIR NET/ GPAT/ SLET scores or CU Ph.D. Entrance Test+ Personal Interview

Chandigarh University Fee Details

The Chandigarh University fee details include the total tuition fees and other non-academic fees. The total tuition fees information about the courses offered at CU is given below:

Courses Total Fees
Bachelor of Physical Education
INR 1,95,600
INR 10,54,500
BCA (Hons.)
INR 5,85,200
B.Sc (Hons.) {Forensic Science} INR 5,05,200
Master of Business Administration (Applied Finance)
INR 6,83,600
Pharm D INR 15,94,800

Read More: Chandigarh University Courses and Fee Structure

Chandigarh University Cutoff

Chandigarh University cutoff 2023 will be released soon. Admissions to various courses are based on the institute's cutoff criteria. Students seeking admission in B. Sc courses must appear in NCHMCT JEE.

Chandigarh University NCMHCT JEE Cutoff 2023

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 9000 11000

Read More: CU Cutoff

Chandigarh University Placements

Chandigarh University has seen a constant rise in its placement scale since its inception in 2012. Students received placements in different engineering, management, and hospital hospitality industry categories. In 2023, 9124+ students received job offers. The Department of Career Planning and Development trains students for placements in top industries. The placement packages are listed below.

  • The highest international package offered was INR 1.7 CR.
  • The highest domestic package is INR 54.75 LPA.

CU Top Recruiters

Chandigarh University witnessed the participation of 858 companies in the placement drive. The following are a few top recruiters for the last session of placements.

Google Amazon Flipkart
HP Dell Cognizant
Practo Deloitte Godrej

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Why Choose Chandigarh University?

Chandigarh University is one of the best private universities in India. As mentioned, it is also considered one of the fastest-growing private universities in Asia. There are 18 university institutes for students to choose their desired field, and more than 200 courses run under the care of these institutes. The following are a few points that would make Chandigarh University a good choice for further studies.


The Chandigarh University's Common Entrance Test is one of the key features of the university. This online test that offers course admission also rewards students' achievements by giving them scholarships worth 170 crores. This ensures equal opportunity and provides financial assistance to all students.

2. Recognitions and Rankings

Chandigarh University is a PCI, BCI, and NBA-accredited university. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Association of Universities. Additionally, it has ranked among the top 50 universities in the country consecutively for three years in a row.

3. Placements

With an affordable fee structure, varied career opportunities, and multiple offers, CU offers 6.5 times ROI, the highest in the region and comparable to IITs, IIMs, and NITs. Growth is not only confined to an increase in No. of companies but also packages offered, thus leading to an exponential growth in Return on investment.

4. Industry Tie-ups 

A rise of 160 visiting companies multinationals, including Fortune 500 Global and Indian companies from different sectors, was recorded during the placement drives. A unique corporate advisory board and technical experts from relevant industries lay the roadmap for future endeavors.

5. Research Facilities

Chandigarh University has one of the best research facilities in the country. It was ranked 11 under the NIRF Innovation Index in 2023. The university has filed more than 900 patents. 

Chandigarh University Infrastructure

Chandigarh University spread across 250 acres of land, provides state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities. There are separate hostels for girls and boys, and the hostels are equipped with all the modern facilities, an attached mess, and a common room. Some of the Chandigarh University infrastructure facilities are listed below.

  • Libraries
  • Labs
  • Classrooms
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym
  • ATM
  • Sports
  • Cultural Activities
  • Transportation
  • Hostel

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Chandigarh University Scholarships

Chandigarh University has a great scholarship program to reward brilliant and deserving young aspirants for their futuristic courses and help them study. The scholarships are given based on their top scores on CUCET and other criteria.

Students can avail up to 100% scholarships worth INR 170 Crores. The following are a few of the scholarships provided by Chandigarh University.

Scholarship Description
Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) For the Academic Year admission_year Fee waivers range from 15%-100% based on scores ranging from 40%-100% in the CUCET exam 
Post Graduate Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST INR 7800 pm(for engineering) and INR 4500pm(other courses) are awarded to 1000 SC/ST students pursuing professional courses. 
Pre-earned Credit program scholarship Fee waivers up to 50% are awarded based on scores in the Coding Boot Camp certification Test
Merit-based scholarship Academic fee waivers from 10%-50% are awarded based on scores in NATA, CAT, and JEE Mains scores.
Early bird scholarship for PG students for the year 2023-2025

A 15% scholarship is awarded to students who have completed BTech from Chandigarh University, and a 10% scholarship is awarded to BTech graduates from other recognized universities.

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Chandigarh University Results

Chandigarh University publishes its results on its official website, and a tentative date for the results will be announced once the exams conclude. Candidates can access their results using their registration number and password. Based on these results, they will get their preferred department or may get assigned to another one.

Chandigarh University Departments

Chandigarh University, divided into 18 university institutes, contains various departments like the Institute of Engineering, business, computing, etc. The Department of Engineering is the Department of Biotech Engineering, the Department of Apex Engineering, the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, etc. The departments or institutes under Chandigarh University are listed below:

Engineering Business Agricultural Sciences
Computing Pharma Sciences Media Studies
Bio-Technology Architecture Applied Health Sciences
Design Films and Visual Arts Tourism and Hospital Management
Teacher Training and Research Legal Studies Sciences
Nursing Liberal Arts and Humanities

Chandigarh University Alumni

Chandigarh University has an Alumni Association which helps the students in exchanging experiences and sharing valuable knowledge and insights. The community helps all the Alumni stay in touch with each other and helps students who seek their help and guidance in the future.

The Alumni Association even visits their college to talk discuss their achievements career advice, and conduct workshops for other students. Chandigarh University Alumni are listed below. 

Notable Alumni Profession
Bhagwan Singh Asian Games 2018 Medal Winner and National Gold Medalist in Rowing
Tanya Mittal Miss Tourism Universe & TedxYouth Speaker
Ankit Bhatt Journalist, News 18 Bureau Head in Jammu & Kashmir, Young Journalist Awardee
Shashi Chopra International Medalist in Boxing
Sumit Malik Member of India’s American Football World Championship Squad

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Chandigarh University Faculty

CU is known for its competent faculty. The highlights of the CU faculty are:
● 1300+ Ph. D. faculty and 450+ pursuing Ph. D.
● 10000+ publications in WOS, SCOPUS, UGC and more
● Faculty from 23 states and two union territories
● 550+ International faculty, 22 % international faculty
● 45% female faculty, 54.45 % male faculty

Chandigarh University Collaborations

CU collaborates with various national and international institutes and universities to offer students better academic and research prospects. Some of these partnerships include the student exchange program and Research and educational projects.

CU has collaborated with 486 Top-Ranked Universities in 95 countries across the world. Chandigarh University collaborated with the best Universities in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Australia,
Russia, Italy among other countries.

  •  236 of these Universities/Institutes are QS Ranked and 208 have been ranked by THE World University Rankings
  • 1500+ Student Traveled Abroad for Semester, Summer & Cultural Exchange Programs
  • 274+ Paid Internships in Walt Disney, USA (Highest Number in the Region)

The various institutes of different countries with which Chandigarh University has collaborated and signed MoUs are listed below:

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
United States of America Marshall University, University of Mississippi, Youngstown State University, University of California, University of Illinois, Florida State University, University of North Alabama, Etcetera.
United Kingdom Brunel University London, University of East London, Middlesex University, University of Chester, Birmingham City University
New Zealand New Zealand Institute of Studies, Royal Business College, Massey University
Australia University of Sunshine, Sunshine Coast, Ironwood Institute, The University of Southern Queensland.
Finland Centria University of Applied Sciences

Chandigarh University Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 1852
Year of Establishment 2012
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 27297
Total Area (In Acre) 250 Acres
Recognised by AIU BCI NCTE UGC +3

Chandigarh University Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#1 in 2024 University
#15 in 2023 Architecture
#27 in 2023 University
#28 in 2023 University
#34 in 2023 Pharmacy
#36 in 2023 MBA
#38 in 2023 Engineering
#271 in 2023 University
#10 in 2022 Mass Communication
#19 in 2022 Law
#23 in 2022 Mass Communication
#38 in 2022 BCA
#38 in 2022 BBA
#55 in 2022 Science
#56 in 2022 BBA
#76 in 2022 Engineering
#104 in 2022 Commerce
#19 in 2021 MBA
#36 in 2021 University
#45 in 2021 Commerce
#106 in 2020 Commerce

Chandigarh University Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
Bachelor of Engineering ₹8,37,964 4 Years
MBA ₹6,09,040 2 Years
BDes ₹7,57,333 4 Years
LLB ₹3,28,250 3 Years
BSc ₹5,40,900 3 Years
B.Pharmacy ₹10,64,000 4 Years
BCA ₹5,85,200 3 Years
BBA -- 3 Years
B.Arch ₹10,54,500 5 Years
BA ₹2,16,900 3 Years

Chandigarh University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Chandigarh University

B.Des [Bachelor of Design]

Offline On Campus

₹ 7,57,333 (4 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,28,250 (3 Years)

₹ 5,85,200 (3 Years)

₹ 10,64,000 (4 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,83,600 (2 Years)

₹ 1,23,600 (2 Years)

₹ 2,16,900

MA [Master of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,90,267 (2 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,16,900 (3 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 11,36,850 (6 Years)

MPT [Master of Physiotherapy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,41,600 (2 Years)

₹ 4,80,000 (4 Years)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Offline On Campus
  • Specialization:
  • Yoga

Master of Optometry

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,83,600

₹ 3,15,600 (3 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,38,000 (2 Years)

₹ 2,25,600 (2 Years)

₹ 6,92,550 (4 Years 6 Months)

₹ 1,95,600 (3 Years)

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 4,56,000 (3 Years)

B.Arch [Bachelor of Architecture]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NATA

₹ 10,54,500 (5 Years)

Exams Accepted: NATA

Exams Accepted by Chandigarh University

JEE Main

Result Date: Apr 25, 2024



Exam Date: Apr 06, 2024


Exam Date: May 11, 2024

Chandigarh University FAQs

Is Chandigarh University AICTE approved?

Yes, Chandigarh University is an AICTE-approved university. Additionally, it has approvals from ICAR, BCI, PCI, COA, NCTE, AIU and CSI.

What courses are available at CU?

The university offers courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in management, engineering, science, etc.

Is there any entrance examination to get admission to graduation courses at Chandigarh University? 

Chandigarh University conducts its entrance exam, CUCET. Candidates are required to clear these. Based on the merit list and fulfilling essential criteria, students are offered various courses under different departments.

Is Chandigarh university good for CSE?

CU is best in Punjab for CSE. CU also offers best placement opportunities for its engineering students in north India.

Chandigarh University vs. LPU. Which is better?

As per the NIRF Rankings, CU was ranked 27th and LPU was ranked 38th in the Overall category. The ranking is a reflection of the education, infrastructure, placements, and extra-curriculars offered at the institute. In 2023, the highest package at CU stood at INR 1.7 CPA and INR 3 CPA at LPU. Both are the best private universities in the country and students can make a call based on their preferences.

What are the national-level exams accepted at Chandigarh University?

The accepted exams include CAT, NATA, JEE Mains, NCMHCET, UGC-NET, CSIR-NET, SLE and GPAT.

What are the marks required to get admission at Chandigarh University?

Students applying for Chandigarh University admission must aim to have a 50-60% score in the qualifying examinations,

Are any scholarships available at Chandigarh University Punjab?

CU offers various scholarships to deserving students. Based on the score of CUCET, students can apply for scholarships. These are also available for the students of SC/ST categories.

How are the placements at CUCHD?

Chandigarh University has provided the best placements. In 2023, the highest international package offered was INR 1.7 cr, and the highest domestic package was INR 52.11 LPA. 858 companies visited the campus and more than 9124 offers were made.

Does Chandigarh University offer integrated courses?

Yes, Chandigarh University Punjab offers integrated courses. such as BA+LLB, BCom+LLB, BE+ME. Other details can be found on the official website.

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