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University | 1950


Panjab University (PU) is a public college university in Chandigarh. It is both a central and a state university, with funding from both the state and union governments. It began as an extension of the University of the Punjab in Lahore, which was established in 1882. Following India's partition, the University of the Panjab was split into two independent institutions, one in each of the two separate nations, with the Indian university first known as East Panjab University (EPU) and located in Shimla. On October 1, 1947, it was renamed Panjab University and transferred to Chandigarh. It is acknowledged by UGC, AICTE and NAAC with an A grade.
In 1971, the Correspondence Studies Department was given name as University School of Open Learning. It is approved by the UGC and DEB and gives education to people who are unable to receive education of any kind. UG/PG/Diploma/Certifications programmes are provided by University School of Open Learning.

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The PU application procedure is online.

Steps to Apply

  • Login to the website of PU.
  • A candidate must sign up and generate a login ID and password.
  • Following that, the candidate must complete the registration form with all of their information.
  • Then, the required documents should be scanned and uploaded.
  • Make an online payment for registration fee.
  • For entrance purposes, a hardcopy of the admit card should be brought to the examination centre.


Important Dates of Panjab University (PU) 2022:

Last date for registration for undergraduate, postgraduate, Diploma & Certification courses 15th Sept., 2022
Last Date for Registration for PG Diploma 22nd Sept., 2022
Deadlin to fill Admission Form / Exam Form 6th Oct., 2022
MBA (Executive) Counselling Dates 7th Oct, 2021 – 9th Nov, 2022

Eligibility Criteria of Panjab University (PU)

Admission to the courses is based on both merit and entrance exams. In addition, the University does GD, PI, and Counseling sessions to complete the selection of candidates into a certain course.

Courses Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc. / MA / B.Ed. Graduation in relevant field with at least 50% marks along with Aptitude Test
B.Tech. 10+2 with at least 50% marks along with JEE Main, PU LEET, PU MEET
M.Tech / ME BE with at least 45% marks along with PUCET- PG, GATE 
MBA Graduation with at least 50% marks along with CAT, PU MET 
B.Sc (Hons.) / B.Sc. / B.Pharma. Relevant qualification along with PU CET
LLB / B.Com LLB Relevant qualification along with PU LLB
LLM Relevant qualification along with CLAT
BDS Relevant qualification along with NEET
M.Pharma. GPAT
Ph.D. Post-Graduation with at least 50% marks along with UGC NET, CSIR NET
Masters of Travel and Tourism Management CAT



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Library Auditorium Wi-Fi Tuck Shops Boys Hostels A/c AC Dining Hall Indoor/Outdoor games Earn while you learn Yoga and Meditation Play Ground Mess Labs


Ques 1. Is Panjab University a government institution?
Panjab University (founded in 1882) is a state and federally funded university in Chandigarh. 


Ques 2. Does University School of Open Learning (USOL) Panjab University provide any scholarship?
The University School of Open Learning PU offers several scholarships to poor and meritorious students from various categories, including SC/ST and PwD students. The USOL PU offers scholarships to students in the PwD category under the NHFDC scheme. 


Ques 3. Is it possible to get direct admission to Panjab University?
Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree and 45 percent aggregate marks are eligible, and the selection criteria will be determined by the MET Entrance Exam. 


Ques 4. What is the pattern of the B.Com entrance test for admission to USOL PU?
The B.Com. entrance test format for admission to USOL PU includes Aptitude Test (General English, Data Interpreting, Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability.


Ques 5. To be eligible for BA admission at Panjab University, which qualification is required at 10+2?
Eligibility criteria for UG courses requires 10+2 courses from any recognised board/university/council.


Review & Ranking of Panjab University (PU):

  • According to Times Higher Education Asian University rankings 2015, USOL PU is the top university in India among those colleges.
  • Panjab University was Ranked 15 by the Week 2020 and ranked 21 by Outlook 2020 and ranked 23 by NIRF for Universities.
  • It was Ranked 17 by the Week 2021, ranked 23 by India Today 2021, ranked 28 by NIRF 2020 and ranked 25 by Outlook 2019 for Dental.
  • Also, it ranked 42 by NIRF 2020 and Outlook 2020 for MBA/PGDBM, Ranked 89 by NIRF 2021 and ranked 22 by Outlook 2019 and ranked 41 by India Today 2021 for Engineering and Private Engineering. It was ranked 27 by NIRF 2021 for law and ranked 2 by NIRF 2021 for Pharmacy.
  • Second place among Indian universities in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) published by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020
  • Times Higher Education (WUR) ranked The University fourth among Indian institutes/universities in 2019-2020
  • In a Student survey, it has received the rating of 8.5/10.
  • The academic curriculum, academic infrastructure, placements, accommodations, and social life are all designed to meet the requirements of students.