Punjabi University was founded on April 30, 1962, in the former princely state of Patiala, with the primary goal of advancing the cause of Punjabi literature, language, and art. Punjabi University has subsequently grown to become the state's largest university.
Several milestones have been reached by the University in its efforts to further the overall growth of Punjabi. In addition to speeding up its principal responsibility of developing academic, intellectual, and scholastic standards, the University has made real and unwavering efforts for rural upliftment of society through different ways.
The Department of Distance Education was founded in 1968 and has been a pioneer in providing education via distance mode. It was the second institute in the country to embrace a non-formal style of education. This was India's first department to use a regional language as a medium of instruction and examination. Currently, the department oversees 34 multi-faculty programmes. The department is proud of its students, who have consistently scored very well in University tests, proving that the distant method of learning is second to none.
Punjabi University is affiliated with over 274 institutions and offers a variety of degrees in business management, computer technology, sciences, humanities, and the arts.
Below is the list of courses offered by PU Distance Education.
|Religious Studies||Journalism & Mass Communication|
|B.Com. / M.Com.|
|BA / BPT|
|BBA / BCA|
|B.Lib.I.Sc. / M.Lib.I.Sc.|
|Diploma in Library Science / Gurmat Sangeet / Punjabi Praveshika/ Gyani|
|PGDCA / PGDT (Translation) / HIV/AIDS Counseling|
|Certification (German, Computer Applications, French, Spoken English)|
Apart from the above-mentioned DDE Courses, Punjabi University also offer the courses given below:
|Bachelor of Arts|
|Travel and Tourism Management||Physical Education|
|Tourism Management||Chemistry (Hons.)|
|Mathematics (Hons.)||Economics (Hons.)|
|Computer Applications||Hospital and Hotel Administration|
|Computer Science (Hons.)||Computer Maintenance & Electronics|
|Special Education for Visually Impaired||Hearing Impaired|
|Mental Retardation (Special Education)|
|Electronics & Media Technology||Computer Engineering|
|Mechanical Engineering||Electronics & Communication Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Computer Science and Engineering|
|Women's Studies||Sikh Studies|
|Public Administration||Religious Studies|
|Indian Classical Dance||Gurmat Sangeet Gayan|
|Buddhist Studies||Music / Music (Instrumental)|
|Fine Arts and Painting||Persian|
|Defence and Strategic Studies||Education|
|Microbial and Food Technology||Zoology|
|Applied Physics||Counselling Psychology|
|Human Genetics||Sports Science|
|Physics||Applied Mathematics and Computing|
|Botany||Astronomy & Space Physics|
|Medical Biotechnology||Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Computer Engineering|
|Mechanical Engineering||Computer Science & Engineering|
|Industry Integrated||Financial Markets Management|
|International Business||Hospital and Health Care Management|
|Defence & Strategic Studies||Political Science|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||Commerce|
|Women's Studies||Comparative Philosophy and Religion|
|Human Development||Defence & Strategic Studies|
|Counselling Psychology||Public Administration|
|Management Studies||Journalism and Mass Communication|
|Library and Information Science||Commercial Art|
|Food & Beverage Service||Hotel House Keeping|
|Guidance and Counselling||Proficiency in German|
|Clinical Diagnostic Techniques||Meteorology and atmospheric physics|
|Early Childhood Education||Sanskrit|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||Agriculture|
|Web Designing / IT||Computing / DCHN|
|Hospitality, Travel and Tourism||Event Management|
|Food Science and Quality Control||Event Management|
|Computer Application / Information Technology||Clinical Diagnostic Techniques|
|German||Computer Hardware and Networking (ADCHN)|
|Human Rights and Duties Education||Audio Programme Production|
|Web Designing / Technology||Computer Application / Hardware and Networking|
|Journalism / Journalism Hindi||Broadcast Journalism - PGDBJ|
|Gender Studies||Women and Child Welfare|
|Computer Application / Maintenance||IT|
|Counselling Psychology||Forensic Science|
|Modern Persian||Yog Science|
|Counseling & Guidance||Pali|
|Clinical Diagnostic Techniques||Environmental Studies (CES)|
|German||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|Reporting for Newspapers and Television||Organic Farming|
|BA + B.Ed. / B.Sc. + B.Ed. / BA+LLB|
|BSW / BFSC|
|B.Pharma. / BPT|
|B.Lib.Sc. / M.Lib.Sc.|
|MBE (Business Economics)|
|M.Ed. (Special Education)|
|M.P.Ed. / MSW|
|MTTM (Tourism & Travel Management)|
|B.Tech. & MBA|
|M.Sc. (Nano Technology, Agronomy, Plant biotechnology)|
|LLM / MFC|
|B.Com. / M.Com.|
The following is the fee structure for Punjabi University Distance Education Courses, Diplomas, and Certification:
|Courses||Fees (For 1st Year)|
|M.A. (Economics, Public Administration, Punjabi, Political Science, Religious Studies, Hindi, Sikh Studies, History, English )||₹ 8,844|
|MA (JMC)||₹ 10,394|
|MA (Education)||₹ 22,769|
|M.Sc. (IT)||₹ 14,244|
|BBA / BCA||₹ 12,494|
|Diploma||₹ 4994 - 6944|
|PG Diploma||₹ 10194 – 15794|
|Punjabi Gyan / Praveshika||₹ 4644 - 5144|
Applications for admission to Punjabi Campus can be filed both online and in person at the university. Applicants must first examine the admission details for Punjabi University Distance Education, and if they find themselves eligible, they can simply apply.
|For Submitting BA/ MA/ PG Diploma Application Form without late fee||27th August, 2022|
|For Submitting BA/ MA/ PG DIploma Application Form with late fee||10th September, 2022 / 30th September 2022|
|BA / BBA / BCA||10+2 or similar|
|B.Com.||10+2 in commerce with at least 40% marks / 45% -50% at least if 10+2 is in any other stream|
|B.Ed.||Graduation / Post-graduation with at least 50% marks|
|B.Lib.I.Sc.||Graduation degree from an acknowledged university|
|MA||Graduation with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST)|
|M.Lib.I.Sc.||B.Lib.I.Sc. or similar with 50% marks from an acknowledged University|
Ques 1. Does PU provide distance education for postgraduate degrees as well?
Ans. PG courses are provided through PU Distance Education.
Ques 2. How is the placement at Punjabi University placement?
Ans. PU has an active placement cell that not only calls reputable firms, but also prepares their students for the same.
Ques 3. Is the PU of Distance Education recognised?
Ans. PU Distance Education is acknowledged by UGC-DEB.
Ques 4. How is the faculty at PU?
Ans. The professors here are excellent, and they are always willing to assist you. Audio visual tools help to keep classes on track. Guest lectures are held with industry professionals to provide guidance.
Ques 5. Does PU provide a Scholarship?
Ans. Yes, other than scholarship for university merit, it provides Merit Scholarship sponsored by Centre/State Government. Loan Scholarship / Stipends / Fee Concession.