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

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Mar 21, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Mar 21, 2023

Panjab University(PU) was founded in 1882 as the University of the Panjab Lahore (now in Pakistan). Still, in 1947 it was relocated to Chandigarh, where it was partitioned between Pakistan and India. Panjab University (also known as PUCHD) is a university supported by the federal and state governments. PU offers admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and PG-diploma courses in engineering, applied science, medicine, fine arts and humanities. The admissions for 2023 have begun and will be made based on merit or entrance exams like NEET UG/PG, GATE, PU Common Entrance Test, PU LLB (law), PU THST(hospitality), PUMEET (engineering), PULEET(lateral engineering), and MBAUSOL(management).

Panjab University Latest Updates

  • March 15, 2023: Panjab University results 2023 released for B.Voc. and MA courses.
  • March 14, 2023: Panjab University results 2023 released for B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics 2nd Semester Special courses.
  • March 09, 2023: Panjab University result 2023 released for M.Sc. in Medical Physics 3rd Year Examination.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awarded the university an 'A' grade with a 3.35 CGPA on a four-point scale. Panjab University has 188 affiliated colleges around the province, one rural, regional centre in Kauni and three regional centres in Muktsar, Ludhiana, and Hoshiarpur. PU is known for its facilities, quality of education and placements. In 2022, the highest package offered was INR 32 LPA, and the average package offered was INR 7.7 LPA. 

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Panjab University Quick Insights

Panjab University's main campus in Chandigarh, has 15 research and teaching chairs/centers and 78 research and teaching departments. It has 188 college affiliations, as well as 4 regional centers and 6 constituent institutions. The institution maintains its own radio station to unite various groups within the university community, including students, faculty, and the general public. The highlights of the institute such as accreditation, courses offered, infrastructural facilities, etc are mentioned below.

Panjab University(PU)
Year of Establishment 1882
Type of University Public
Accreditation NAAC
Recognition UGC, AIU, AICTE
Affiliated Colleges 188
Constituent Colleges 6
Courses Offered UG, PG, Diploma, Certificate
No. of Students 32130
No. of Faculties 948
Campus Area 550 acres
Infrastructural Facilities Open Air Theater, Seminar Halls, Sports Facilities, etc
Location Chandigarh, India

Panjab University Admission Dates 2023

Panjab University offers admission to courses based on various entrance exams, including NEET UG/PG, GATE, and PU Common Entrance Test, PU LLB, PU THST, PUMEET, PULEET, and MBAUSOL. Some important dates related to these exams are listed below.

Event Important Date
Last date to apply for UG courses July 15, 2023
Last date to apply for PG courses July 22, 2023
Entrance tests July and August 2023

Panjab University Ranking

Panjab University was placed 2nd among all Indian universities in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) published by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020. In the NIRF 2021, it was similarly placed 38. Other such rankings of the university are.

  • It was ranked 291–300 in Asia in 2020 by The QS World University Rankings.
  • It was ranked 195 among BRICS nations in 2019 by The QS World University Rankings.
  • The Times World University Rankings ranked PU 601–800 in the world.
  • The Times World University Rankings of 2020 ranked the university 149 in Asia
  • NIRF has ranked PU 44th overall in 2020.
  • NIRF ranked the university 72nd in the engineering ranking in 2020.
  • NIRF ranked the university 42 in the management ranking in 2020.
  • NIRF ranked it 2nd in India in the pharmacy ranking in 2020.

Panjab University Courses

Panjab University offers various career-oriented courses at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, diploma, certificate, integrated, executive, PhD, and M.Phil levels. The following is the list of the courses offered at the university.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
BE 4 years JEE Mains score
 BA LLB 4 years PU CET score
BDS 5 years NEET UG score
BPharm 4 years PU CET score
MA 2 years Merit based
MBA 2 years CAT score + Personal Interview+ Group Discussion
MCom 2 years PU CET (PG)
MDS 2 years NEET PG score
MTech 2 years GATE score
LLM 2 years PU CET (PG)

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Panjab University Fee Details

Panjab University courses fee is submitted both online and offline. The fee related information is given below.

Course Total Tuition Fee
BA LLB INR 3.25 Lakh
BA INR 32,100
BE (Information Technology) INR 3.58 Lakh
BLibISc INR 8570
BPharm INR 30,520
MPharm INR 39,440
BPEd INR 23,000
LLM INR 88,050
MPH INR 1.74 Lakh

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Panjab University Departments

Panjab University offers a variety of programs in fields such as business and management studies, accounting and commerce, fine/ visual/ performing arts, design, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, medicine and health sciences, and science, among others. The departments at the university are mentioned below.

Economics Sociology Music Education
Hindi Law Botany Zoology
History Geography Indian Theater German
Urdu Evening Studies Mathematics Biophysics

Panjab University Admission

Panjab University admissions start with candidates filling out an online admission form with duly filled-in essential details. Those fulfilling the basic eligibility criteria of a particular course are eligible to apply. However, the final admission will only be given on the clearance of entrance tests carried out by PU or scores of competitive examinations. 

Panjab University Eligibility Criteria

Panjab University eligibility criteria for different courses depend on the type of course chosen. The following is a list of some of the courses provided by the institute, along with their qualifying requirements.

BE Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should have completed 10+2 with PCM
  • The applicant should have appeared for JEE Main

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a graduate.
  • The applicant should have appeared in the MET entrance exam

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must have completed BE/ in the relevant discipline.
  • The applicant will need to appear in the CET-PG exam conducted by the university

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Why Choose Panjab University?

Panjab University is dedicated to attracting and supporting the best college students and faculty, who excel at coaching and research. The wonderful traditions of the university established during the period of more than 133 years of its long service to the state since its inception are a supply of thought for the existing technology of faculty members and college students. By the distinctive feature of its history, experience, achievements and philosophy, the university has a countrywide character and it enjoys a worldwide stature drawing both faculty and college students from all around the country and different parts of the globe. 

Panjab University Academic Advantages

[PU] Panjab University in the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), DST, is one of six supercomputing facilities serving the country's northwestern region. The institution has been designated as a Special Centre by the Indian government. For the purpose of faculty and students, the university provides internet connectivity to over 1800 terminals. 

  • The university has signed MoUs with Synergy University Moscow, Russia, University of Wolverhampton, Western Sydney University, Australia, USERN, CIIL, Mysore, and many others 
  • In 2018-19 and 2019-20, the university won the famous Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy (MAKA) for the finest all-around performance in sports for two years in a row.
  • The university's School of Open Learning also provides courses (PU SOL).

Panjab University Top Affiliated Colleges

Panjab University has 78 departments, six constituent colleges, and three regional centers, one each in Ludhiana, Rohtak, and Shimla, upon its inception. In the state of Panjab, the university currently has the following regional centers and constituent colleges.

Baba Balraj PU Constituent College, Balachaur (SBS Nagar) PU Constituent College, Sikhwala (Sri Muktsar Sahib) PU Constituent College, Mokham Khan Wala (Ferozepur)

PU Constituent College, Nihal Singh Wala (Moga)

Shaheed Udham Singh PU Constituent College, Guru Har Sahai (Ferozepur)

PU Constituent College, Dharamkot (Moga)

PU Regional Centres

PU Regional Center, Ludhiana PU Regional Center, Muktsar
PU Rural Center, Kauni PU Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Center, Hoshiarpur

Panjab University Cutoff

[PU] Panjab University 2022 cutoff will be released on the university's website in August 2022 for UG and PG programs. Only those applicants who manage to qualify the PU CET entrance examination will be considered eligible for the counseling session. Once the cutoffs are announced, the merit list of the PU CET UG 2022 is released. This listing consists of the names of the applicants who've secured the defined marks and rank required for admission to a course offered by the university.

PUCHD BTech Cutoff 2022 (Expected)

Category Expected Cut Off Rank
General 55235-145356
SC 114139-248282
ST 268746-301435
EWS 57859-185454
PWD 73000-74000

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Panjab University Result

Panjab University releases the examination result online on the university's official website. To check the mark sheet roll number is required. Students who aren't happy with the marks secured in the examination can apply for the revaluation. The revaluation form will be accepted within 30 days from the day of the announcement of the result. 

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Panjab University Infrastructure

Panjab University campus is sprawled on 550 acres in Chandigarh's sectors 14 and 25. At the main campus in Chandigarh, over 6,700 students can be accommodated in 17 hostels (nine for women and eight for men). A working-hostel women's with a capacity of 70 inhabitants is also part of PU. Following are the facilities available for students at the campus.

  • Library
  • Gym
  • Auditorium
  • Swimming Pool
  • Convenience Store
  • Seminar Complex
  • Open Air Theater
  • Laboratories
  • Sports Facilities
  • Cafeteria, Mess
  • Hostel

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Panjab University Placements

Panjab University Central Placement Cell (CPC) works to place students in well-known and respectable enterprises, government organizations, and multinational corporations. During the PUCHD UIET (University Institute of Engineering and Technology) placements 2022, 337 students out of 495 eligible students were placed.

  • The top package offered was INR 32 LPA.
  • The average package offered was INR 7.77 LPA.
  • Approximately 90 UIET students have secured remuneration packages exceeding INR 12 LPA.
  • During UBS (University Business School) placements in 2022, the maximum package provided was INR 53 LPA.

Panjab University Top Recruiters

The list of recruiters visiting the university are as follows

Agile Media Labs Grey B ZS Associates Power Grid Procter & Gamble
Agilent Havells India Ltd. ZScaler Philips India Ltd. Quark Media Labs
Ambuja Group HCL Technologies Wipro Technologies Gemini Solutions Roots Analysis
Amtek HMEL Winshuttle Pernod Ricard Samsung Engineering
Bechtel Hughes Systique Playbuff Perkin-Elmer Satyam Computer Services
BEL IBI Biosolutions Grail Research Evalueserve Schneider Electric
Bharat Electronics Ltd. Infogain Panacea Biotech Essar Steels Siemens Information systems Ltd
BHEL Infosys ON Career Volvo Eicher SymStream
Bioxcel Larsen & Toubro Escorts NTPC Syntel

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Panjab University Scholarships

Panjab University offers a variety of scholarships in a variety of fields. All government subsidies, scholarships, and fellowships require an Aadhaar number to be disbursed. The following are some of the PU scholarships.

Scholarship Description
SC/ST merit-based scholarship These scholarships will be offered to students who have received at least 50% or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and whose parents/guardians' yearly income from all sources does not exceed INR 2.50 LPA.
Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship This scholarship is offered to female students belonging to six notified minority categories and with an annual family income less than 2LPA.
Scholarship Trust Fund About 2500 scholarships are awarded to handicapped students for degree and postgraduate level professional/technical courses. The NHFDC awards these on behalf of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 
Ishan Uday Scholarship 10,000 scholarships are awarded to students from the northeastern region. INR 5400 pm for a regular degree and INR 7800 for professional/technical degree.

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Panjab University Collaborations

Panjab University has signed MoUs with various international/national institutes that cover visiting faculty, research collaboration, student exchange etc. The international collaborations are as following.

Country Partnering University
UK University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University
Australia University of Western Sydney
Thailand National Science Technology and Development Agency
USA University of Missouri, Baylor Medical Center, Dallas
Portugal Universidade de Aveiro
Morocco International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Taiwan World Vegetable Research Center

National Collaborations

  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • CSIO, Chandigarh
  • Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India, Mumbai
  • Central University, Hyderabad
  • IIT Roorkee
  • Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
  • Agriculture University, Palampur
  • Himalayan Forest Research Institute
  • Nuclear Science, Delhi
  • Inter-University Consortium (Kolkata and Bhubaneswar)
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi
  • GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), New Delhi

Panjab University Alumni

Panjab University alumni have made significant contributions to entertainment, business, the arts, and literature and have produced some of the country's most notable laureates. Aside from that, several noteworthy alumni of the university have been active in representing the country globally as entrepreneurs and writers. A few of the notable alumni are.

Notable Alumni Profession
Ayushmann Khurrana Actor, Singer, Writer, TV Host
Shankar Dayal Sharma 9th President of India
Manmohan Singh Former Prime Minister of India
Sushma Swaraj Former Minister of External Affairs
Yuvraj Singh Former Indian International Cricketer
Balbir Singh Former Hockey Player, Padma Shri awardee
Jimmy Sheirgill Actor, Film Producer
Sunil Bharti Mittal Indian Billionaire Entrepreneur, Founder of Bharti Enterprises
Kapil Dev Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team
Kalpana Chawla NASA Astronaut
Neeraj Chopra Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist
Kiran Bedi First IPS Officer

Panjab University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 20:1
Total Faculty 948
Year of Establishment 1882
Genders Accepted Co-ed
Student Enrollment 32130
Campus Area 550 acres
Accredited by NAAC-A, NIRF
Recognised by AIU UGC +1

Panjab University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
92 Engineering
30 Law
12 University
3 Pharmacy
25 University
67 MBA

Panjab University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
BE ₹2,95,130 4 Years
MBA ₹4,59,066 2 Years
LLB ₹84,720 3 Years
M.Tech ₹44,412 2 Years
B Pharmacy ₹34,980 2 Years
BA ₹21,317 3 Years
B.Lib.I.Sc ₹8,570 1 Year
B.P.Ed ₹23,000 2 Years
MCA ₹2,63,160 3 Years
M.Ed ₹73,400 2 Years

Panjab University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Panjab University

BE [Bachelor of Engineering]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,95,130 (4 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: JEE Main PU LLB

₹ 84,720 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted: JEE Main PU LLB

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 44,412 (2 Years)

B.Pharmacy [Bachelor of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 34,980 (2 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 21,317 (3 Years)

₹ 8,570 (1 Year)

₹ 23,000 (2 Years)

₹ 2,63,160 (3 Years)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 73,400 (2 Years)

ME [Master of Engineering]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 39,440 (2 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 88,050 (1 Year)

₹ 25,505 (2 Years)

MPH [Master of Public Health]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,45,270 (2 Years)

MSW [Master of Social Work]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 19,650 (2 Years)

₹ 1,01,720 (2 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 13,440 (3 Years)

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 61,160 (2 Years)

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 95,850 (3 Years)

MA [Master of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 36,952 (2 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 21,800 (2 Years)

MDS [Master of Dental Sciences]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 14,74,170 (3 Years)

M.Pharm [Master of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,81,540 (2 Years)

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 6,781 (1 Year)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,17,361 (2 Years)

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 42,258 (3 Years)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Full Time On Campus

₹ 24,266 (1 Year)

BDS [Bachelor of Dental Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 4,50,880 (4 Years)


Full Time On Campus

₹ 8,570 (1 Year)

Exams Accepted by Panjab University

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 06, 2023


Exam Date: May 07, 2023


Exam Date: Mar 01, 2023

Result Date: Mar 10, 2023

Panjab University FAQs

Is Panjab University private or government?

Panjab University (PU) is a public university in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

How much percentage is required for Panjab University?

Candidates must have received at least 45 percent in their graduation or equivalent exam from a recognized university. Minimum marks will be reduced by 5% for SC, ST, Backward category, and Persons with Disabilities. PU BA LLB 2022 is open to candidates who are taking the qualifying exam.

What is the minimum attendance percentage required by Panjab University?

As per University rule, 75% is mandatory for attending the final examination. But if there is a medical issue, the student must consult the respective Head of the Department and have to maintain at least 33% of attendance.

What is the Panjab University ranking?

Panjab University ranked 679th among Best Global Universities.

Is Punjab University good for placements?

Yes, the top and average packages from the recent placements were INR 32 LPA and INR 7.77 LPA, respectively.

What are the exams accepted at PU?

Panjab University accepts scores of NEET UG/PG, GATE, and PU Common Entrance Test, PU LLB (law), PU THST(hospitality), PUMEET (engineering), PULEET(lateral engineering), and MBAUSOL(management).

Panjab University Reviews

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Iammisssomya | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

  • 3.5
  • Placements 1.5
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 3.5
  • Infrastructure 4
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Students for the course of MA Psychology were selected on the basis of a merit list. There was no entrance exam or interview for the selection. PU does not provide the applicants with a cutoff. The top scorers out of all applicants get selected. Admissions are entirely based on marks obtained in the bachelor's program.

Rahulnarvan8 | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

  • 5
  • Placements 5

Placements & Internships : The college has good campus placements and alumni meets.

Aarzoorathi80 | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on May 30, 2022

  • 3.5
  • Placements 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : There is an entrance exam conducted by University for the admission in the course. I give the PU CET entrance exam, and the level of the exam is easy to moderate, not too much difficult.

Piyush Parimoo | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

  • 5
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline. Weightage for students with Masters or Mphil or Ph.D. scholars who have completed their coursework. The program has a dissertation component for students who wish to pursue research or an industry internship component for students who wish to join the industry.

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