Panjab University
Panjab University

Panjab University: Overview, Ranking, Admission, Placement, Eligibility Criteria

Chandigarh, Punjab

Panjab University (PU), commonly known as Panjab University Chandigarh (PUCHD) was established in1882, is a public research university located in Chandigarh, India. The University has been recognized by the UGC as the "University with Potential for Excellence in Biomedical Sciences" with facilities for Stem Cell Research and Drug Development and accredited by NAAC with ‘A++’ Grade.

The university has 6 Constituent Colleges located at Sikhwala, Balachaur , Nihal Singh Wala, Dharamkot , Mokham Khan Wala and Guru Har Sahai. And a total of  202 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and one Rural Regional Centre at Kauni, and 3 Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.

The university offers a diverse range of more than 850 courses at the UG, PG, and PhD levels throughout 78 departments. Panjab University offers a variety of popular undergraduate programs, including business & management, visual arts, medical sciences, languages, and B.A., B.Sc., LLB, BPEd, and B.Tech. 

The university conducts various entrance exams for admission to various courses, including the PU CET UG, PUCET PG, PU MET, PU LAW, PUTHAT, PULEET, MBA USOL, PU MPhil, and PhD while the scores of JEE Mains, CAT and NEET exam are also considered for admission in relevant courses. Panjab University is also known for offering excellent placement opportunities. The highest package stood at 58.48 LPA from MBA Course while the highest package from B Tech stood at 45 LPA.

Panjab University Highlights 2024

A brief overview of Panjab University is mentioned below-


Panjab University  Highlights


Punjab University, Panjab University Chandigarh



University Type

Public State University

Main Campus Location


Other Campuses

6 Constituent Colleges, 202 affiliated Colleges 

Official Website

NIRF Ranking 

-25 th under ‘university’ category



Flagship Courses

MBA, BTech

Campus Size

550 acres

Entrance Basis


Highest Package

58.48 LPA from UBS MBA

Punjab University Ranking 2024

Panjab University receives milestone rankings every year, mentioned below are the ranking of Panjab University in 2023 -

Ranking Body

Ranking Assigned


NIRF Ranking 2024



NIRF Ranking 2024



NIRF Ranking 2024



NIRF Ranking 2024


Research Institutions

QS World Ranking 2024



QS Asia Ranking 2024



Panjab University Placement 2024

Panjab University always has excellent placement opportunities , especially for professional courses like B Tech, MTech and MBA.Aspiring candidates can check the placement highlights 2023 in the table mentioned below -  



Highest Package

INR 58.48 LPA

Average Package 

INR 13.72 LPA

Placement Rate


No. of Companies participated


Top Recruiters

Tolaram, Trident, American Express, Dabur, Adani Group, Korn Ferry, Deloite.

Panjab University Admission 2024

Panjab University admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs along with Diploma and certificate courses based on university level entrance examination and on merit basis for few courses. Candidates who want to secure admission at PU must fulfill the eligibility criteria for their preferred course. Interested candidates can check the course-wise eligibility criteria and selection process for Panjab University admission in the table below:



Eligibility Criteria




  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 in any discipline.

  • They must have 50% aggregate marks in 10+2

  • Also, they must have Mathematics in Class 10th


Economics, Social Science, Economics Education

Aspiring candidates must have in 10+2 pattern or equivalent from a recognized Board, with minimum 45 % aggregate marks or equivalent





Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science & Applications, Microbiology and Zoology, Anthropology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematics, Physics,Fashion & LifeStyle, Physics and Electronics  

Applicants must have completed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics from a recognized Board 

 They must have minimum 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent in PCM.

For Speciactions , candidates must have relevant subjects.


Aspiring students must have passed their (10+2) with at least 45% marks in aggregate. 


Chemical, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Electronics & Communication Engg. Information Technology, Computer Science & Engg., Mechanical Engg., Electrical Engg.  

Pass in 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / any technical vocational subject* as optional, from a recognized Board, with minimum 50 % aggregate marks taken together in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the optional subjects

B Pharma

Pass in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board, with minimum 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent 


Biotechnology, (Chemical Engineering),(Computer Science and Engineering),Electrical and Electronics Engineering, (Electronics and Communication Engineering),(Food Technology),(Information Technology,Integrated BE Chemical MBA),(Mechanical Engineering)

The candidate should be an undergraduate. Must have secured 50% marks in agg.

The candidate should pursue graduation in Engineering or Technology stream.



Students must clear either a 3 year LLB degree or a BA LLB /BSc LLB /BBA LLB degree of 5 years with 50-60% aggregate scores.


English, Hindi, Punjabi, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology,Gandhian and Peace Studies, History of Art, Indian Theatre, Music (Instrumental + Vocal), Sanskrit. Mass Communication and Journalism (2 yr. course). Solid Waste Management, System Biology & Bioinformatics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Public Health, Police Administration, Social Work, Human Rights & Duties. Stem-Cell and Tissue Engineering(H.S.), Microbial Biotechnology, Remote Sensing & GIS Master in Disaster Management, Physics and Electronics  

Candidates should have completed their 3 years BA program  or its equivalent degree from a recognized university. 

They have to score at least 50% in the relevant subjects.

 Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of must subjects. 




Aspiring candidates must have 50% marks in aggregate in B.Com, BBA (any stream) and BA Economics from a recognized university.


Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science & Applications, Microbiology and Zoology, Anthropology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Geology, Mathematics, Physics,Fashion & LifeStyle, Physics and Electronics  

All candidates must have completed a BA in Science from a recognised college/university. They must secure a minimum 50 – 60% in Agg.

Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of must subjects. 

M Pharm

  Drug Discovery & Drug Development,  Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance ,Pharmaceutical Analysis,etc 


Candidates must have completed (B. Pharm) or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

 Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of must subjects. 

M Tech/ME

Material Science and Technology,Instrumentation,(Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,Polymers,Chemical Engineering,Chemical specialization with Environment Engineering,Computer Science and Engineering,(Cyber Security),Electrical Engg. Power System),Electronics and Communication Engineering,(Food Technology,Polymer Engineering,Micro Electronics, Mechanical Engineering,IT

Candidates who must have obtained their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for MTech degree course.

 Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of must subjects. 


(Executive), M.B.A. (Bio-technology), M.B.A. (Retail Management), M.B.A. (Telecommunication and IT), M.B.A. (Infrastructural Management), M.B.A. (Pharmaceutical Management), M.B.A. (Hospital Administration)

A graduate degree under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern under any discipline, securing at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university. Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of must subjects. 


Economics, Gandhian Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Women/Gender Studies, English, Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi, Physical Education, Music, Botany, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Defence & Strategic Studies  

The candidates must secure at least 55% marks in their master’s degree from any recognised university.

Criteria can vary in terms of must have subjects as per the specifications chosen.


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Periodontology, Prosthodontics and Crown And Bridge

Candidates must have scored at least 50 percentile in NEET- MDS 2023.


  • Candidates must have passed in 10+2+3 pattern with any recognised institute or university. 
  • OR completed BCA from Punjab University.


Chinese/Tibetan, English, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu/Persian.

Anthropology, Biochemistry, Bio-Physics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Applications, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology  


Candidates must have post graduated with at least 55 % marks in relevant discipline from a recognised university.


Guidance and Counseling), M.Ed. (Educational Technology)

  • The applicants  must have completed their bachelor's degree from a university approved by UGC
  • . Candidates passed with 55% in  B. EI. Ed degree from a government university can also pursue an MEd course.

Infrastructure Facilities

Punjab University is known for its excellent  infrastructure facilities scattered across a vast 550-acre area of campus. Mentioned below are the numerous facilities on campus-  

The University is filled with a cluster of significant structures including the Gandhi Bhawan, the Fine Arts Museum, the University Library and the Student Centre form the hub of social interaction. Among all the most artistic buildings is the Gandhi Bhawan, a three-winged monument that is regarded as its pride. 

The institute  has a well equipped  infrastructure, including a school, guest houses, faculty houses, seminar complexes, alumni houses, community centers, swimming pools, gyms, sports grounds, health centers, banks, post offices, and open-air theaters.

The  Campus offers around 8 hostels for boys, 10 hostels for girls, a Working Women Hostel and International Hostel and 2 sports hostels.

The University has excellent sports facilities offering playgrounds for all the major sports whether indoor or outdoor including two football grounds, two Kho-Kho courts,air conditioned gymnasium hall, an international level Swimming Pool, Diving Pool and many more.

Additional facilities at PU include WiFi, a shuttle service, auditorium halls, classrooms, faculty housing, retail stores, post offices, banks, outdoor theaters, and an abundance of open areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many campuses are there?

Panjab university comprises 6 constituent colleges and around 202 affiliated colleges.

On what basis does Panjab University take Admissions ?

Most of the UG and PG courses admission are based on university level entrance exam i.e,PU CET UG, PUCET PG, PU MET, PU LAW, PUTHAT, PULEET, MBA USOL, PU MPhil, and PhD while few are based on merit list and national level entrance exams like NEET, CAT, etc

What is the NIRF ranking of Panjab University?

Panjab University Stands 25 th in NIRF ranking 2023 in the ‘University’ category, 33  in the ‘Research Institutional' category and 61  th in the ‘Engineering’ category.

What is the eligibility criteria for B.Tech in Panjab University?

A Candidate must have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as the major subjects are eligible for admission. The applicants must have at least 45-50% of marks in Class 12 to secure admission.

Does Panjab University Offer hostel Facilities?

Panjab University offers around  8 hostels for boys, 10 hostels for girls, a Working Women Hostel and International Hostel and 2 sports hostels.

Is UIET a part of Panjab University?

The University Institute of Engineering and Technology(UIET) is a department located on the campus of Punjab University, Chandigarh, and was founded in 2002.

What was the highest package of Panjab University 2023?

The highest package touched INR 58.48 LPA from MBA course while the average package stood at INR 13.72 LPA

Does Panjab University offer diploma courses?

Yes, Panjab University offers a diverse range of UG and PG Diploma Courses along with multiple Certificate Courses along with distance learning opportunities.

Are Panjab University registration forms available?

PU CET forms are available on the official website of Punjab University , candidates willing to take admission in UG courses must fill out the form latest by June 11,24.

What are the flagship courses offered in Punjab University?

The Flagship Courses include BE/BTech and MBA with highest placement opportunities.

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