Chandigarh University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Mar 13, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Mar 13, 2023

Chandigarh University, established in 2012, is recognized by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) with the right to confer degrees as per Section 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. Chandigarh University Punjab was NAAC accredited with an A+ grade in 2019, and it offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate degrees in several disciplines. Chandigarh university ranked in the 29th position in the Indian Universities rating by NIRF 2022. CUCHD has been ranked 2nd among the Top Private Universities in India in QS Asia University Rankings 2023. In overall rankings, CU secured 185th among the Top Asian Universities on the scale of quality education.

CU's highest National package in 2022 stands at INR 54.75 LPA. Chandigarh University Punjab is one of the most prominent private universities in North India, which offers a unique and inspirational academic model designed to match international standards. CU provides a global perspective to facilitate students with international learning opportunities through partnerships with 400+ top-ranked universities worldwide. Students at this University come from all 28 Indian states, 8 Union Territories, and 40 Nations. This university established the CUSAT (Student Satellite Designing and Training) program. Chandigarh University is the official coordination office for UNA in India. CUCHD has been approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, the Pharmacy Council of India, the Bar Council of India, the Council of Architecture and the National Council for Teacher Education. 

Chandigarh University Quick Insights

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.

Chandigarh University 
Year of Establishment 2012
University Status Granted 2019
Accreditations A+ Grade by NAAC
Recognition   UGC, AICTE, NIRF, NATS
Foreign Universities Partnership 60+
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, Diploma, PG Diploma
No. of Programs Offered 200+
Infrastructure Facilities Labs, Library, Hostel, WiFi facility,
Location Mohali, Punjab

CU Admission Dates 2023

Chandigarh University's admission is CUCET based, and other national-level exams like CAT, NATA, and JEE Main. The tentative vital dates regarding the same are as follows. 

Event Date
Last date for registration for CUCET Phase II October 30, 2023 
CUCET Phase-II examination Yet to be announced

Chandigarh University Ranking

Chandigarh University has achieved many accolades and awards over the years and ranked among the top 5% of universities in India. The list of the Chandigarh University ranking is as follows.

  • Chandigarh University ranked 2nd in the Top Private Indian Universities according to the QS Asia Rankings 2023.
  • In overall rankings, Chandigarh University has secured 185th among the Top Asian Universities on the scale of quality education.
  • According to NIRF 2022, Chandigarh University has been ranked 29th among the best universities in India.
  • According to NIRF 2022, Chandigarh University has been ranked 45th among the best institutes for Engineering.
  • Chandigarh University has been placed 4th among the finest private hotel management colleges in north India by India Today 2022.
  • Chandigarh University was rated in the diamond class by QS IGAUG.
  • The NIRF ranked Chandigarh University in the 77th position in the overall ranking category in 2021.
  • In 2021, the NIRF also placed Chandigarh University at 55 in the Science college ranking.

Chandigarh University Courses

Chandigarh University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate-level programs in engineering, computer applications, science, and management. Below given are the courses offered at the institute.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
BA 3 years CUCET score
B.Arch 4 years CUCET score/ NATA score
BSc 3 years CUCET score
BPharm 4 years CUCET score
B.Com+LLB 5 years CUCET score
MA 2 years CUCET score
MSc 2 years CUCET score
M.Com 2 years CUCET score
PhD 3-5 years UGC NET/ CSIR NET/ GPAT/ SLET scores or CU Ph.D. entrance test+ Personal Interview

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Chandigarh University Fee Details

Chandigarh University's fee details are listed below. The candidates can pay the academic fees post-admission either online or offline.

Course Total Tuition Fee
B. Arch INR 10.50 Lakh
BA (Hons.) {Liberal Arts} INR 4 Lakh
BBA (General) INR 4.23 Lakh 
BA+LLB (Hons.) {Integrated} INR 8.70 Lakh
M. Arch INR 2.22 Lakh
MCA INR 2.80 Lakh
LLM INR 1.23 Lakh
MBA (Business Analytics) {In Association with IBM} INR 5.82 Lakh

Read More: CU Fee Structure

Chandigarh University Departments

Chandigarh University, divided into 18 different university institutes, contains various departments like the institute of engineering, business, computing, etc. In the department of Engineering, there 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
Liberal Arts and Humanities Films and Visual Arts Tourism and Hospital Management
Teacher Training and Research Legal Studies Sciences
Nursing Design  

Chandigarh University Admission

CU admission 2023 is now open, and it conducts entrance exams for BA, BTech, BSc, MSc, MA, BDes, BArch, Ph.D., 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.

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.

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

Why Choose CUCHD?

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.

  • University was ranked first by The Week as the best emerging University across India.
  • Even during the covid time, Chandigarh University saw a steady increase in campus placement between March and August, and it observed a rise of 160 visiting companies.
  • Multinationals, including Fortune 500 Global and Indian companies from different sectors, visited Chandigarh University for regular placements.
  • Chandigarh University holds the record for the best engineering placement in Punjab.
  • Chandigarh University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Association of Universities.
  • Chandigarh University is also the only private University in Punjab that offers NBA accreditation for engineering programs.
  • The university offers regular placement, good education, and all the facilities for day boarding and residential students.

Chandigarh University Academic Advantages

  • In collaboration with IBM, Chandigarh University offers an exclusive opportunity to engineering aspirants through futuristic Bachelor of Engineering (BE) courses with specializations.
  • Pursuing Computer Science and Engineering at the best CSE engineering college in Punjab, India, provides a vibrant research environment, advanced industry-sponsored infrastructure, and stimulating teaching aid.
  • Chandigarh University's Institute of Film & Visual Arts is one of Chandigarh University's most creative departments, aiming to provide hands-on learning on real-time projects in the fields of Animation, VFX, Gaming, Designing, and Fine Arts.

Chandigarh University Cutoff

Chandigarh University cutoff 2022 has been released. 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 Mains Cutoff 2022


Opening Rank 

Closing Rank

General 10201 10382

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Chandigarh University Results

Chandigarh University publishes its results on its official website, and a tentative date for the result 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 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

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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 2022, 9500+ students received job offers. The Department of Career Planning and Development trains students for placements in top industries. 

  • The highest international package offered was INR 1.7 CR.
  • CU's highest National package is INR 54.75 LPA
  • A total of 325 offers were made or a package of INR 5 LPA and above.

CU Top Recruiters

Chandigarh University witnessed the participation of 900 companies in the placement drive, and 6100+ offers were made. 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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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. The following are a few of the scholarships provided by Chandigarh University.

Scholarship Description
Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) For the Academic Year 2023 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 An amount of INR 7800 pm(for engineering) and INR 4500pm(other courses) is 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 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. 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 Faculty

CUCHD has an array of experienced and skilled faculty, which provides its students with research and workspace learning. Students can connect with the visiting and regular faculty, and it provides a stable learning environment for all the students. Apart from this, the faculty at the university are also involved in research programs, more than 7000 research papers have been published, and the university faculty have filed 12 patents. 

Chandigarh University Alumni

Chandigarh University has more than 35000 registered Alumni, and numbers increase yearly. The community helps all the Alumni stay in touch with each other and help students who seek their help in guidance in the future. They even visit their college to talk about their achievement, give 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

Also read: Chandigarh University Alumni

Chandigarh University Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 1852
Year of Establishment 2012
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 27297
Campus Area 250 Acres
Accredited by NAAC, COA, NCHMCT
Recognised by AIU BCI NCTE UGC +3

Chandigarh University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
40 MBA
45 Engineering
19 MBA
104 Commerce
76 Engineering
45 Commerce
19 Architecture
23 Media
106 Commerce
36 University
271 University
37 Pharmacy
29 University
56 BBA

Chandigarh University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
M.Arch ₹2,22,000 2 Years
BE ₹8,94,040 5 Years
B.Tech ₹7,15,833 4 Years
MBA ₹5,28,833 2 Years
B.Des ₹6,92,000 4 Years
LLB ₹3,57,000 3 Years
BBA ₹4,34,182 3 Years
BCA ₹3,80,000 3 Years
B Pharmacy ₹9,64,000 3 Years
B.Arch ₹10,50,000 5 Years

Chandigarh University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Chandigarh University

M.Arch [Master of Architecture]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,22,000 (2 Years)

₹ 5,28,833 (2 Years)

B.Des [Bachelor of Design]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 6,92,000 (4 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 3,57,000 (3 Years)

₹ 4,34,182 (3 Years)

₹ 3,80,000 (3 Years)

B.Pharmacy [Bachelor of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 9,64,000 (3 Years)

B.Arch [Bachelor of Architecture]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: NATA

₹ 10,50,000 (5 Years)

Exams Accepted: NATA

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 3,54,143 (3 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,23,500 (3 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,48,000 (2 Years)


Full Time On Campus

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,00,000 (4 Years)

B.Optom [Bachelor of Optometry]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,52,000 (3 Years)

₹ 1,34,000 (2 Years)

BPT [Bachelor of Physiotherapy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 5,49,000 (4 Years 6 Months)

Pharm.D [Doctorate of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 12,72,000 (6 Years)

₹ 2,90,667 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,23,000 (1 Year)

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Full Time On Campus

MA [Master of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,76,800 (2 Years)

M.Pharm [Master of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,94,500 (2 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,76,059 (2 Years)

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 3,60,000 (3 Years)

MPT [Master of Physiotherapy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,24,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by Chandigarh University

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 06, 2023


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023


Exam Date: Mar 13, 2023


Exam Date: May 14, 2023

Chandigarh University FAQs

What courses are available at CU?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

How are the placements at CUCHD?

Chandigarh University has provided the best placements. In 2022, the highest international package offered was INR 1.7 cr, and the highest domestic package was INR 52.11 LPA. Over 900 companies visited the campus, and over 6100 offers were made.

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Pk80211Kumar | , batch of 2023

Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

  • 3.6
  • Placements 4
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 2.5
  • Infrastructure 3.5
  • Campus 3

Entrance Exams & Admissions : There is no big criteria for taking admission in Chandigarh University. You have to give an exam which is cucet. It is a scholarship test and it contains 100 questions which is based on 12th. Either you can give this test to take admission or you can take admission directly also .

Vanipandit1112 | , batch of 2023

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

  • 3.6
  • Placements 3.5
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 3.5
  • Infrastructure 3.5
  • Campus 4

Entrance Exams & Admissions : If you want specialization, the eligibility criteria is above 75% in intermediate. The scholarship examination is there. If you don't have any so you can crack it and have it. There are no cutoffs. But in our time because of corona those who scored 55% and above were given admission.

Manipatni7 | , batch of 2023

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

  • 4.5
  • Placements 4.5
  • Fees 4.5
  • Academics 4.5
  • Infrastructure 4.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Great University They have their own exam of University which is CUCET. Which is also a scholarships program

Isha16April2003 | , batch of 2023

Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

  • 2.3
  • Placements 2.5
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 1
  • Infrastructure 2
  • Campus 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : 1. Person who is 12th pass with 60 percentile is eligible for this course. Admission procedure is normal. 2. I didn't took any entrance exam. 3. No cut off is required.

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