Panjab University: Statistics



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#1049 of 14,131 In the World
#251 of 5,830 In Asia
#18 of 876 In India
#1 of 34 In Punjab
#1 of 4 In Chandigarh
#109 of 1,084 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 129 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate47%
Admissions Requirements12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarJuly to April (July - October; October-December; January-April)

We've calculated the 47% acceptance rate for Panjab University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Panjab University is a world-class research university with 19,695 scientific papers published and 316,066 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Medicine, and Materials Science.


Panjab University majors

by publication & citation count

13,215 / 240,291
12,663 / 214,751
10,718 / 190,707
10,446 / 177,077
Organic Chemistry
8,923 / 165,202
Quantum and Particle physics
7,940 / 140,836
7,884 / 147,808
Environmental Science
7,724 / 122,059
7,550 / 124,798
Materials Science
6,549 / 120,665
Computer Science
6,038 / 96,696
5,928 / 104,699
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,093 / 61,198
4,013 / 63,662
3,256 / 55,895
3,161 / 47,322
Metallurgical Engineering
3,076 / 53,692
2,980 / 49,053
Geography and Cartography
2,881 / 41,541
Optical Engineering
2,839 / 45,278
Nuclear Physics
2,708 / 69,588
2,706 / 34,270
Chemical Engineering
2,647 / 56,977
2,586 / 48,666
2,519 / 55,662
2,350 / 41,260
2,295 / 60,043
2,210 / 21,271
2,205 / 29,995
Political Science
1,973 / 12,709
Physical chemistry
1,941 / 37,482
1,862 / 12,520
Electrical Engineering
1,823 / 22,410
1,804 / 19,409
1,781 / 29,173
1,742 / 39,911
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,727 / 15,173
1,712 / 16,126
1,614 / 27,280
1,481 / 24,955

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 137 392
1991 135 431
1992 123 406
1993 104 382
1994 143 531
1995 118 572
1996 129 504
1997 146 604
1998 151 693
1999 153 967
2000 122 931
2001 180 1046
2002 206 1359
2003 215 1661
2004 220 1773
2005 330 2834
2006 325 3425
2007 353 3965
2008 366 4864
2009 405 5975
2010 484 6772
2011 579 9297
2012 610 10607
2013 724 12403
2014 870 13749
2015 997 15671
2016 1051 17135
2017 1077 18196
2018 1084 18654
2019 1125 23132
2020 1352 29433
2021 1725 41243
2022 1489 41928
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Panjab University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (in INR)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 3,000 per year
Bachelor of Science (BSc) 3,000 per year
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) 3,000 per year
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 5,000 per year
Master of Arts (MA) 5,000 per year
Master of Science (MSc) 5,000 per year
Master of Commerce (MCom) 5,000 per year
Master of Laws (LLM) 10,000 per year

Panjab University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Panjab University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

Panjab University alumni

  1. Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan Singh
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    1932-.. (age 91)
    Enrolled in Panjab University
    In 1952 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics
    bankerpoliticiancivil servanteconomist

    Manmohan Singh is an Indian politician, economist, academician and bureaucrat who served as the 13th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. He is the third longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. A member of the INC, Singh was the first Sikh prime minister of India. He was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

  2. Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1952-2019 (aged 67)

    Sushma Swaraj was an Indian lawyer, politician, and diplomat who served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi government from 2014 to 2019. She is only the second person to complete the 5-year term as Minister of External Affairs after Jawaharlal Nehru. Being a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, she was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi. She was elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of the Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi for a short duration in 1998 and became the first female Chief Minister of Delhi.

  3. Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1949-.. (age 74)
    police officertennis playerpoliticianwriter

    Kiran Bedi is an Indian social activist, former-tennis player who became the first woman in India to join the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972 and was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry from 28 May 2016 to 16 February 2021. She remained in service for 35 years before taking voluntary retirement in 2007 as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development.

  4. Kirron Kher

    Kirron Kher
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1952-.. (age 71)
    television actorfilm actortelevision presenterstage actorpolitician

    Kirron Anupam Kher is an Indian politician; theatre, film and television actress; television personality; singer; entertainment producer; and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In May 2014, she was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament, from Chandigarh.

All 60 notable alumni

Panjab University faculties and divisions

Centre : Ambedkar Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology
Centre : Human Genome Studies and Research Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology
Centre : Human Rights and Duties Human Rights
Centre : IAS and Other Competitive Examinations Justice Administration, Public Administration
Centre : Medical Physics Nuclear Physics, Oncology, Physics, Radiology, Radiophysics
Centre : Microbial Biotechnology Biotechnology, Microbiology
Centre : Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Nanotechnology
Centre : Nuclear Medicine Medical Technology, Radiology
Centre : Petroleum and Applied Geology Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Centre : Police Administration Administration, Police Studies
Centre : Public Health Health Sciences, Public Health
Centre : Social Work Social Work
Centre : Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility, CIL and UCIM Instrument Making
Centre : Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology
Centre : Study of Geopolitics International Relations and Diplomacy, Natural Resources, Political Sciences, Regional Studies
Centre : Study of Mid-West and Central Asia Asian Studies
Centre : Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy Social Policy, Social Problems
Centre : System Biology and Bioinformatics Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Molecular Biology
Chair : Bhai Vir Singh Comparative Literature, Writing
Chair : Medieval Indian Literature Hindi, Literature, Medieval Studies, Urdu
Chair : Sant Sahitya Studies Ancient Books, Hindi, Indic Languages, Medieval Studies
Chair : Vedic Studies Ayurvedic Medicine, Esoteric Practices
Department/Division : Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, Tourism
Department/Division : Anthropology Anthropology, Criminology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry
Department/Division : Arts History and Visual Arts Art History, Visual Arts
Department/Division : Biochemistry Biochemistry
Department/Division : Biophysics Biophysics
Department/Division : Biotechnology Biotechnology
Department/Division : Botany Botany
Department/Division : Chemistry Chemistry
Department/Division : Chinese and Tibetan Languages Asian Studies, Chinese, Tibetan
Department/Division : Community Education and Disability Studies Education, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Department/Division : Computer Science and Applications Computer Science
Department/Division : Defence and National Security Studies Military Science, Protective Services, Safety Engineering
Department/Division : Economics Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Industrial and Production Economics
Department/Division : Education Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Technology
Department/Division : English and Cultural Studies English, English Studies, Literature
Department/Division : Environment and Vocational Studies Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Vocational Education, Waste Management
Department/Division : Evening Studies Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, Economics, English, History, Indic Languages, Political Sciences
Department/Division : French and Francophone Studies French, French Studies
Department/Division : Gandhian Studies Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy
Department/Division : Geography Geography, Safety Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
Department/Division : Geology Geology, Petrology
Department/Division : German German
Department/Division : Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Asian Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy
Department/Division : Hindi Hindi, Translation and Interpretation
Department/Division : History Ancient Civilizations, Contemporary History, History, Medieval Studies, Modern History
Department/Division : Indian Theatre Acting, Singing, Speech Studies, Theatre, Yoga
Department/Division : Laws Law
Department/Division : Library and Information Science Information Sciences, Library Science
Department/Division : Life Long Learning and Extension Continuing Education, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Gender Studies, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Vocational Education
Department/Division : Mathematics Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science
Department/Division : Microbiology Microbiology
Department/Division : Music Music, Musical Instruments, Singing
Department/Division : Philosophy Aesthetics, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion
Department/Division : Physical Education Physical Education
Department/Division : Physics Electronic Engineering, Physics
Department/Division : Political Science International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences
Department/Division : Psychology Psychology
Department/Division : Public Administration Administration, Economics, Human Resources, Management, Public Administration
Department/Division : Punjabi Cultural Studies, Indic Languages, Translation and Interpretation
Department/Division : Russian Literature, Russian, Slavic Languages
Department/Division : Sanskrit Grammar, Literature, Philology, Philosophy, Sanskrit
Department/Division : Sociology Demography and Population, Development Studies, Family Studies, Gender Studies, Social Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies
Department/Division : Statistics Statistics
Department/Division : Urdu Persian, Urdu
Department/Division : Women's Studies and Development Women's Studies
Department/Division : Zoology Zoology
Institute : Applied Management Sciences Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations Research
Institute : Chemical Engineering and Technology Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Food Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Technology
Institute : Dental Sciences and Hospital Dentistry, Surgery
Institute : Educational Technology and Vocational Education Educational Technology, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Institute : Engineering and Technology Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Institute : Fashion Technology and Vocational Development Fashion Design, Journalism, Management, Photography, Textile Design, Textile Technology
Institute : Forensic Science and Criminology Criminology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry
Institute : Hotel Management and Tourism Hotel Management, Tourism
Institute : Laws Law
Institute : Legal Studies Law
Institute : Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
Institute : Sanskrit and Indological Studies Sanskrit, South Asian Studies
Research Division : Energy Energy Engineering, Environmental Management
Research Division : Population Demography and Population, Family Studies, Health Sciences
School : Business Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Operations Research
School : Business Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, E-Business/Commerce, Human Resources, International Business
School : Communication Studies Advertising and Publicity, Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Relations
School : Open Learning Human Rights, Statistics, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy, Yoga
Unit : Panjabi Lexicography Indic Languages, Linguistics

General information

Alternative names PU
पंजाब यूनिवर्सिटी
Founded 1882
Accreditation University Grants Commission
Motto Lead us unto the Light from Darkness
Colors red

Location and contacts

Address Chandigarh, Union Territory, 160014
City population 1,055,000

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