Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Panjab University (PUCHD), Chandigarh

Panjab University

Panjab University is a residential cum affiliating university in the city of Chandigarh. It is among the most prestigious and oldest universities in India. Spread over an area of 550 acres in sectors 14 and 25 of the city, it has an array of teaching and research departments. It has more than 150 affiliated colleges/institutes spread over Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh. Regional Centers of the university are located at Muktsar, Ludhiana, and Hoshiarpur.
Educational Streams
Panjab University conducts a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines. The university has set up a separate faculty for Dairy, Animal Husbandry and Agriculture. Several courses are imparted under the evening studies program, keeping in view the needs of the people engaged in jobs. Giving due importance to local aspirations, the university also imparts course on Sikh Studies. 

Quality business education is imparted in Panjab University Business School. The school has collaboration with the industry to translate the mission into action. Centre for Women's Studies and Development conducts specialized courses for women. Centre for Environment and Vocational Studies conducts courses on Environment Science and Solid Waste Management. 

A separate department has been set for adult and continuing education. Centres on Defence Studies and Energy Research conduct postgraduate and research programs in their respective fields. University School of Open Learning conducts correspondence courses for the students.
AC Joshi Library of the Punjab university has a collection of approximate 7 lakh books. It is open on all week days and all its operations are computerized. Online journals and reference sources are also available in the library. As a residential university, it has several hostels equipped with all amenities for the students. 
Panjab University was established in 1882, at Lahore (now in Pakistan). After the partition in 1947, Panjab University functioned for almost a decade without a campus of its own. The administrative office of Panjab university was located at Solan and the teaching departments functioned from Delhi , Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Amritsar. The university was relocated at Chandigarh in 1956.


  • Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology
  • Economics
  • Gandhian Studies
  • Geography
  • Guru Nanak Sikh Studies
  • History
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Population Res. Center
Business and Management Commerce
  • University Business School
  • University Institute of Applied Management Sciences
Dairying, Animal Husbandry and Agriculture
Design and Fine Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Indian Theater
  • Music
  • Education
  • Physical Education
Engineering and Technology
  • Chandugarh College of Engineering & Technology
  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Swami Saravanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre
  • Chinese and Tibetan Languages
  • Dayanand Chair for Vedic Studies
  • Guru Ravidas Chair for Sant Sahitya Studies
  • English
  • Hindi
  • German
  • French
  • Russian
  • Punjabi Studies
  • Urdu
  • Sanskrit
  • University Institute of Legal Studies
  • Department of Laws
Pharmaceutical Science
Medical Science
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Center for Environment and Vocational Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Applications
  • Geology
  • National Center for Human Genome Studies and Research
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Evening Studies
University School of Open Learning (formerly Dept. of Correspondence Studies)
Other departments
  • Regional Center
  • Center for Adult, Continuing Education & Extension
  • IAS and Other Competitive Examinations
  • Defence and National Security Studies
  • Women's Studies and Development
  • Energy Research Center
  • Population Research Center
  • Center for Swami Vivekananda Studies

Contact Details:
Panjab University,
Sector 14
Chandigarh - 160 014

Phone: +91-172-2784869, 2534866
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