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University | 1962


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.

Top Courses & Fees

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.

Economics Public Administration
Punjabi Political Science
Religious Studies Journalism & Mass Communication
Sikh Studies History
English Women Studies
Hindi Education
M.Sc. (IT)
B.Com. / M.Com.
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
Music French
Urdu Persian
Fine Arts Linguistics
B.A. (Hons.)
Punjabi Gurmat Sangeet
Social Science Hindi
Sanskrit History
Political Science English
Tourism Management Chemistry (Hons.)
Mathematics (Hons.) Economics (Hons.)
Computer Applications Hospital and Hotel Administration
Biotechnology Geography (Hons.)
Home Management Statistics
Home Science Agriculture
Physics (Hons.) Botany
Computer Science (Hons.) Computer Maintenance & Electronics
Industrial Microbiology  
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)
Political Science Pali
Fine Arts and Painting Persian
Anthropology Sociology
Philosophy Music Instrumental/Vocal
Hindi Economics
Business Economics Urdu
Punjabi Vocal
History English
Defence Studies Sanskrit
Linguistics Fine Arts
Defence and Strategic Studies Education
Microbial and Food Technology Zoology
Applied Physics Counselling Psychology
Botany (Hons.) Zoology
Bioinformatics Forensic Sciences
Human Genetics Sports Science
Physics  Applied Mathematics and Computing
Biotechnology (Hons.) Mathematics
Botany Astronomy & Space Physics
Psychology Environmental Science
Medical Biotechnology Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Microbiology Geography
Biotechnology Human Development
Food Nutrition Statistics
Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Computer Science & Engineering
Industry Integrated Financial Markets Management
International Business Hospital and Health Care Management
Executive Dual Specialization
Neuro-Physiotherapy Cardio-Pulmonary Physiotherapy
Sports-Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal
Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacy Practice Pharmaceutics
Religious Studies Zoology
Counselling Psychology Urdu
Computer Science Physics
Public Administration English
Punjabi Persian
Defence & Strategic Studies Political Science
Education Botany
Economics Psychology
Hindi Chemistry
Journalism and Mass Communication Commerce
Psychology Education
Women's Studies Comparative Philosophy and Religion
Human Development Defence & Strategic Studies
Urdu Philosophy
Zoology Political Science
Counselling Psychology Public Administration
Management Studies Journalism and Mass Communication
Economics Botany
Hindi Defence Studies
Persian Physiotherapy
Computer Science History
Urdu Divinity
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
Fine Arts Persian
Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Event Management
Tourism Studies Hindi
French Punjabi
House Keeping Management
Music Space Technology
Advance Diploma
Cosmetology Web Designing
French Fine Arts
Food Science and Quality Control Event Management
Computer Application / Information Technology Clinical Diagnostic Techniques
German Computer Hardware and Networking (ADCHN)
PG Diploma
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 
JMC Hindi Translation
Counselling Psychology Forensic Science
Fine Arts Chinese
Modern Persian Yog Science
Urdu Modern Arabic
Counseling & Guidance Pali
Clinical Diagnostic Techniques Environmental Studies (CES)
Sikhism French
Sanskrit Russian
House Keeping JMC
German Early Childhood Care and Education
Spoken English Gyani
Music Cosmetology
Reporting for Newspapers and Television Organic Farming
BA + B.Ed. / B.Sc. + B.Ed. / BA+LLB
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)
B.Com. / M.Com.


Fee Structure Of Punjabi University

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
M.Com. ₹ 9,814
M.Lib. ₹ 14,744
BA ₹ 8,094
B.Com ₹ 8,694
B.Ed. ₹ 17,904
BBA / BCA ₹ 12,494
B.Lib. ₹ 12,044
Diploma ₹ 4994 - 6944
PG Diploma ₹ 10194 – 15794
Certification ₹ 8,594
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.

Steps to Apply online:

  • Candidates must go to Punjabi University's official website and look for the online admission page.
  • They can complete the form online.
  • After completing the application form, attach the necessary document and submit the photograph as well.
  • Submit the application fee online.
  • Now, submit the online application after completing all of the preceding procedures.


Steps to Apply Offline

  • Go to the Punjabi University official website and click on the online admission link.
  • Applicants can obtain the application form by downloading it.
  • After completing the form, attach the certified copies of all the necessary document.
  • Candidates should include one certified and one unattested photograph with their application form.
  • The application fee must be paid before the application form is submitted.
  • After completing the preceding steps, applicants can submit their application together with all necessary documents along with the DD.


​​​​​​​Important Dates of Punjabi University 2022

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

Eligibility Criteria Of Punjabi University

Courses Eligibility
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


Library Auditorium Wi-Fi Boys Hostels A/c Ambulance Mess Parking BIOMATRIC CHECKING SYSTEM Tuck Shops AC Dining Hall Indoor/Outdoor games Yoga and Meditation Sports


Ques 1. Does PU provide distance education for postgraduate degrees as well?
. PG courses are provided through PU Distance Education.


Ques 2. How is the placement at Punjabi University placement?
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?
PU Distance Education is acknowledged by UGC-DEB. 


Ques 4. How is the faculty at PU?
. 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?
Yes, other than scholarship for university merit, it provides Merit Scholarship sponsored by Centre/State Government. Loan Scholarship / Stipends / Fee Concession.


Review & Ranking of Punjabi University

  • PU, Patiala is one of Punjab's top five institutions. It was ranked 64 for universities and ranked 18 for Pharmacy by NIRF 2020 and 2021 respectively.
  • PU is approved by the UGC, AIU and accredited by NAAC with “Grade A”.
  • It received an 8/10 rating in a student’s survey.
  • Faculty, academics, accommodations, placements, and social life are all great for students.