Punjabi University Patiala

country rank  189
world rank  5578

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University Overview

Established in 1962, Punjabi University Patiala is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Patiala (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Punjab. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Punjabi University Patiala (PUP) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Punjabi University Patiala (PUP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Indian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name पंजाबी विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym PUP
Founded 1962
Motto Education Empowers

University Location

Address Rajpura Road
Patiala (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
147 002 Punjab
T +91 (175) 304 6310
F +91 (175) 282 882

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Central Admission Cell, Punjabi University, Patiala
Patiala 147002

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)
  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019