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About

History

By virtue of its history, experience, achievements and philosophy, the university has a national character and it enjoys an international stature drawing both faculty and students from all over the country and different parts of the globe. Over the years, the reputation of PU has grown to emerge as an institution at the pinnacle in innovative teaching, research and community outreach.

Education

The academic institutes on the campus and four Regional Centres are grouped under the Faculties of Arts, Science, Languages, Law, Education and Fine Arts, Business Management and Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dairying, Animal Husbandry and Agriculture. Most of the departments have their own specialized libraries, and the working period runs for at least 180 days in a year.

The University School of Open Learning, a multi-disciplinary department, caters to more than 25000 distance learners and offers over 20 traditional and job oriented courses.

Research

The University is participating in various prestigious International High Energy Research Programmes at Fermilab (USA), KEK (Japan) and CERN (Switzerland). At present, the University is involved in a big way in CMS and ALICE Experiments at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Switzerland and Neutrino Programme at Fermilab, USA. The CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) project at the Large Hadron Collider is for the discovery of Higgs Boson and other new particles. Under such International Research programs, the University had earlier been involved in the Top Quark Discovery (1995) and CP-violation discovery (2001).

Career

The University is committed to attract and support the best students and faculty, who excel at teaching and research. In independent India, Panjab University with its Campus at Chandigarh and nearly two hundred colleges in Punjab state and Chandigarh U.T., has served various societal needs with distinction. The glorious traditions of the University established during the period of more than 133 years of its long service to the nation since its inception are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
601 200
2023
801 -200
2022
601
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
1001 200
2023
1201 -200
2022
1001
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
759 -80
2022
679
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Services

Student services

The office of the Dean of International Students is located in the Students Centre (Ground Floor), Panjab University on the University Campus.The Dean of International Students maintains close liaison with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in regard to their Programs for the International Students. He also maintains liaison with Dean of University Instruction, as well as Principals of Affiliated Colleges in Chandigarh in regard to the welfare of International students.

Housing services

There are seventeen Residence Halls for students on the campus, 8 each for boys and 9 for girls and a Working Women Hostel.

Library services

The Library subscribes to about 600 current periodicals. Its holdings of back volumes of periodicals go back to nineteenth century. Also access to approximately 5000 online fulltext journals, is available through INDEST- Consortium and UGC- INFONET.

ICT services

The Computer Centre of the University provides Fibre Optic high speed network connectivity through Gigabit technology to all the Departments, Centres, Hostels and Administrative Block. The Computer Centre is connected through National Knowledge Network (NKN) and the National Mission of Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) networks.

Medical services

A round-the-clock emergency service, along with 24x7 ambulance, is available. The Institute has a fully equipped modern clinical laboratory, latest computerized ECG machine, a fully computerized digital 500mA mammographic compatible CR unit and an X-Ray machine. BGJ Institute of Health is manned by a general physician and specialists from different faculties.

Student Life

Campus life

Panjab University is located in Sector 14 and Sector 25 of Chandigarh, spreading across an area of almost 550 acres. The layout of two campuses of the University has been conceived to meet the academic, administrative, sports/recreational, residential and other requirements of a growing University. To make it self-contained, infrastructural facilities like its own Shopping Centre, Health Centre, Bank, Post office, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Sports Grounds, Botanical Gardens, well maintained parks, Open Air Theatre, Guest Houses, Faculty House, Seminar Complexes, Alumni House, Community Centre and a school, have been provided.

Sports facilities

The University has playgrounds for all major sports. There is an air conditioned gymnasium hall, an international level Swimming Pool, Diving Pool, 400 m grassy Athletic Track, two cemented Basketball courts with flood lights, four Volleyball courts, one Hockey ground, two football grounds, two Kho-Kho courts, two Kabaddi courts, three Softball grounds, two Cricket grounds, one Netball ground, one korfball ground, two synthetic lawn tennis courts, 8 grassy Lawn Tennis Courts, one Cinder Lawn Tennis Court. An international standard 10 meter shooting range is also functional on PU Campus. The University has been awarded the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad trophy thirteen times for excellence in games and sports.

Accreditation

Panjab University has been Accredited with a CGPA of 3.35 on a four point scale at A Grade valid for a period of 7 years from 25/06/2015.

Panjab University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Panjab University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
15 Jan 2025
Fully Funded Scholarship for Social Change Makers 2024-2025
Need-based

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Kanthari
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Kanthari International Institute for Leadership
Need-based

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Kanthari
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
75000 INR
Deadline
05 Apr 2024
Skillcombo Scholarship for talented students
Merit-based Need-based

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Skillcombo
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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FHE Health
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

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Wiingy
Location not available

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