VC releases Punjabi University Patiala Admission Mission 2019

VC releases Punjabi University Patiala Admission Mission 2019

KS Diwan/ Patiala

Punjabi University Patiala is one of the premier institutions of higher learning. Alongwith making seminal contribution towards the development of Punjabi language, literature, art and culture, the University has emerged as a keen player in other disciplines also. Being a dynamic institution it has a strong tradition of revising curricula on regular basis, introducing sunrise courses alongwith consolidating of traditional courses. The University has more than 65 teaching and research departments having nearly 15000 students including 878 students doing Ph.D on its rolls. At present University is offering admissions in engineering and technology, business studies, life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, law, social sciences, languages, education, information sciences, and arts and culture. In the recent past sincere efforts have been made to make University academically robust by improving the quality of teaching, research, consultancy, outreach programmes and collaboration with outstanding national & international institutions of higher learning. In the pursuit of excellence, the endeavour of the University is to produce highly knowledgeable, employable and committed students imbued with critical thinking, scientific temper and humane, secular and ethical values.

The University’s strengths which include the following provide enough evidence that the University has emerged as one of the most suitable destinations for admission seekers in various courses : 

Strengths of the University

1. Largest State University funded by Punjab Government
2. Imparting quality education: NAAC ‘A’ Grade Accredited University
3. Highly talented and most qualified faculty
4. One of the best performing Universities in sports : Won MAKA Trophy 10 times
5. Lowest Fee Structure
6. Free ships up to 8% and also tuition fee reimbursement of the poor students by an NGO
VC releases Punjabi University Patiala Admission Mission 2019
7. All India Council For Technical Education Approval for Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering
8. Blending of traditional and sunrise courses: Along with traditional courses the University has introduced new courses such as FYIC M.Sc. Program in Physics (Hon’s School System); M.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and also B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science;  MBA in Health Care and Hospital Management; MBA in Media Studies and Entertainment; Masters in Disaster Management; Masters in Governance and Public Policy; Masters in Human Rights & Duties; Post Graduate Diploma in Governance & Leadership
9. Curricula revision in tune with changing market and societal needs
10. Learner centric teaching pedagogy by supplementing lecture method with other modes of learning
11. Project based learning pedagogy introduced in Engineering streams
12. Soft Skills : organised a number of programmes for developing soft skills
13. Examination Reforms : Online examination form submission; online uploading of marks from evaluation centres; online downloading of roll numbers; online absentee statement from colleges; transcript to be sent within one week.
14. State -of-the-Art infrastructure including smart class rooms in each department and in a few departments all class rooms are smart class rooms
15. Companies visited for campus placement : 22, prominent include  Infosys, TCS, Josh Technologies, SAP, Ingenuity Gaming, NCR Corporation, Click Labs.
16. Promoting Entrepreneurship, start-ups and placement & employability by setting up of a Finishing School and Entrepreneurship Innovation  & Career Hub – Allocation of Rs. 15 crores for this purpose
17. WiFi Facility throughout the Campus
VC releases Punjabi University Patiala Admission Mission 2019
18. One of the best libraries in the region:

Books :  About  5.25 lacs

Journals and Back Volumes   :  over  50,000

Dissertations : over  7,000

C.D./Floppies : over  4,000

Microfilms   : 617

Manuscripts            : 873

Current Journals : 610

19. Having collaboration with 14 International Universities/Institutions including the recent one with University of British Columbia, Vancouver; University of Wisconsin, Parkside; University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George; and University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Canada; Inseec, France, etc.
20. Students mobility to foreign Universities and Student Internship abroad
21. Patents : 22 filed and a new patent filed this week; Research projects in progress – 48
22. Departments getting funds for research under :
  UGC – SAP (Special Assistance Programme) Departments (11)
CAS Physics



DSA – 2 Botany

Computer Science

DRS – 6 Chemistry

Forensic Science

Human Genetics

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research

School of Management Studies

Zoology & Environmental Science

  UGC – BSR (Basic Scientific Research) Departments (6) : Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Science,  Human Genetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research, Zoology & Environmental Science
  DST (Department of Science & Technology) – FIST Departments (Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure) (11) : Computer Science, Zoology & Environmental Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research, Physics, Botany, Chemistry, Human Genetics, Biotechnology, Statistics, Mathematics, Forensic Science


  DBT (Department of Biotechnology) – IPLS (Interdisciplinary Programme in Life Science) Departments (5) : Botany, Biotechnology, Zoology & Environmental Science, Human Genetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research
23. RUSA Grant: Phase – I Rs. 20 Crores

Phase – II Rs. 50 Crores for promoting Research , Innovation and Entrepreneurship

24. Set  up 6 inter-disciplinary Research Centres : Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences, Centre for Productive Development through Novel Technology Interventions, Centre for Human Development and Knowledge Management, Incubation Centre: i-STRIVE (Centre for Industrial and Social Transformation through Research and Innovation in Vocational Entrepreneurship), Centre for Public Policy and Governance and Rapid Prototyping and Material Testing Research Centre
25. Set up Institute for University, Society-Industry Partnership for bridging the gap between University, industry and society
26. For improving quality of research organized capacity building programmes for (i) writing good quality research projects, (ii) publishing papers in reputed journals, (iii) spreading awareness among faculty and research scholars about funding agencies
27. University has also become partner of two very powerful knowledge clusters : CRICK (Chandigarh Region Innovative & Knowledge Cluster) having 30 premier institutions as members; and a cluster constituted by Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India under the programme “Linking of Universities with National Research Laboratories (Northern Region)
28. Educational Multimedia Research Centre one of 21 such research centres across the country has been producing MOOCs in the field of Cyber Security and Information, Performing Arts, Physical Education etc based on UGC approved course curriculum. In all more than 5000 programmes have been produced so far. It is one of the six media centres across the country which has been allotted on independent DTH channel for producing programmes in Law and Legal Studies.


29. To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the University has planned 55 programmes out of which 35 have already been organised.
30. Eco-Friendly lush green Environment
31. Popular University among International Students (Around 250 International Students)
32. Student-Friendly Administration
33. Hostel Facility for boys and girls
34. Safe & Secure Environment for students especially girl students
35. Courses Offered : M.A. and M.Sc. in various streams;  M.B.A., M.P.T., M.Pharmacy, M.Tech., B.A./B.Sc. Hon’s Courses, Hotel Management Courses, Media & Film Industry Courses, B.P.T., B.Pharmacy, B.Tech., Five Year Integrated Courses, PG Diploma Courses, Certificate Courses, Foreign Language Courses, M.Phil./Ph.D. and Online Courses


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