More about Panjab University
Established in 1882 in Lahore, Panjab University has been accredited by NAAC with grade ‘A’. The university boasts of being ranked the number one university in the nation in Times Higher Education Asian University rankings 2015, 39th by the Times Higher Education among BRICS & Emerging Economies, ranked 363 in the Thomson Reuters-powered 'Best Global Universities Rankings 2016' by US News and Global Report, ranked 38 in Asia Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings, 2015. The University has two campuses spread over an area of 550 acres in Chandigarh. It is one of the oldest universities in the countries and goes a long way in imparting education in fields of humanities, arts, languages, sciences, business, medicine, engineering, law etc. It aims to achieve excellence and perfection in its subjects, curriculum and research. It boasts of excellent well qualified faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The university has around 188 affiliated colleges. The university enjoys a history and heritage like no other, having existed for around 133 years. It enjoys a status and reputation of stature both at national and international level. It consists of some much celebrated and distinct faculty members.
Later, Punjab University was moved to Chandigarh where a beautiful new building made of red sandstone was erected. Its affiliated colleges were located almost all over northern India. There are seventeen hostels, 8 for boys and 9 for girls. The university lies in the heart of the city with PGI hospital walking distance away.
It consists of the following Faculties, Departments and Centres:
Arts which consists of Centre for Human Rights & Duties (U.I.E.A.S.S), Centre for Police Administration (U.I.E.A.S.S), Centre for Social Work (U.I.E.A.S.S), Department cum Centre for Women's Studies & Development, Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Department of Economics, Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Department of Geography, Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Department of History, Department of Library & Information Science, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, Department of Public Administration, Department of Sociology, Institute of Social Science Education and Research and School of Communication Studies.
Business Management and Commerce which consists of University Business School, University Business School - Ludhiana, University Institute of Applied Management Sciences and University Institute Of Hotel And Tourism Management.
Centres & Facilities which consists of A. C. Joshi Library, Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Institute of Health, Central Animal House, Central Placement Cell, Centre for IAS & Other Competitive Examinations, Centre for Industry Institute Partnership Programme, Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Centre for Study of Mid-West & Central Asia, Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area, Dean College Development Council, Dean International Students, Dean Students Welfare, Department of Alumni Relations, Department of Youth Welfare, Directorate of Sports, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Computer Centre, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre, Energy Research Centre, Human Resource Development Centre, I.C.S.S.R., Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Jyotirgamaya: 91.2 MHz - Panjab University Community Radio Station, P.U. Extension Library, Population Research Centre, Publication Bureau, Research Promotion Cell, Right to Information (RTI) Cell, SC/ST Cell, UGC-Centre of Excellence in Applications of Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites and Vigilance Cell.
Collaborative Research Centres which consists of Cluster Innovation Centre for Biotechnology (CIC-B), DST - Centre for Policy Research and DST Inspire Internship Program Centre.
Constituent Colleges which consists of Baba Balraj Panjab University Constituent College, Panjab University Constituent College (Guru Har Sahai), Panjab University Constituent College (Moga) and Panjab University Constituent College (Sri Muktsar Sahib).
Design and Fine Arts which consists of Department of Art History & Visual Arts, Department of Indian Theatre and Department of Music.
Education which consists of Department of Community Education and Disability Studies, Department of Education, Department of Life Long Learning and Extension, Department of Physical Education and Institute Of Educational Technology & Vocational Education.
Engineering and Technology which consists of Dr. S.S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility, CIL and UCIM and University Institute of Engineering & Technology.
Languages which consists of Bhai Vir Singh Chair, Dayanand Chair for Vedic Studies, Department of Chinese and Tibetan Languages, Department of English & Cultural Studies, Department of French and Francophone Studies, Department of German, Department of Hindi, Department of Punjabi, Department of Russian, Department of Sanskrit, Department of Urdu, Guru Ravi Das Chair of Sant Sahitya Studies, Punjabi Lexicography, Sheikh Baba Farid Chair and Vishveshvaranand Vishwa Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies.
Law which consists of Department of Laws, University Institute of Laws - Ludhiana, University Institute of Legal Studies.
Medical Sciences which consists of Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital.
Multi-Faculty Departments which consists of Department of Evening Studies - Multi Disciplinary Research Centre, University School of Open Learning.
Pharmaceutical Sciences which consists of University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Regional Centre / Study Centre / Rural Centre which consists of P.U. Regional Centre - Ludhiana, P.U. Regional Centre - Muktsar, P.U. Rural Centre Kauni and P.U. Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre.
Science which consists of Centre for Medical Physics (U.I.E.A.S.T.), Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (U.I.E.A.S.T.), Centre for Nuclear Medicine (U.I.E.A.S.T.), Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T.), Centre for Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering, Centre for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (U.I.E.A.S.T.), Department cum National Centre for Human Genome Studies and Research, Department of Anthropology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Biophysics, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Botany, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science & Applications, Department of Environment Studies, Department of Geology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Physics, Department of Statistics, Department of Zoology, Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology (U.I.E.A.S.T.) and University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development.