Panjab University: Statistics



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#1092 of 14,131 In the World
#269 of 5,830 In Asia
#18 of 876 In India
#1 of 34 In Punjab
#1 of 4 In Chandigarh
#105 of 1,000 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 132 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate20%
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 20% 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 21,887 scientific papers published and 347,766 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Medicine, and Materials Science.


Panjab University majors

by publication & citation count

14,802 / 274,889
14,340 / 257,045
11,986 / 206,801
11,840 / 203,307
Organic Chemistry
10,225 / 202,401
9,056 / 181,655
Quantum and Particle physics
8,983 / 150,270
Environmental Science
8,827 / 146,755
8,443 / 147,669
Materials Science
7,458 / 140,079
Computer Science
6,892 / 106,843
6,765 / 128,020
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,836 / 63,300
4,616 / 81,291
3,739 / 63,813
3,658 / 68,137
Metallurgical Engineering
3,571 / 65,366
3,443 / 62,710
Optical Engineering
3,374 / 57,225
Geography and Cartography
3,217 / 43,676
3,213 / 41,809
Chemical Engineering
3,174 / 72,282
2,992 / 56,169
2,936 / 67,598
Nuclear Physics
2,767 / 58,703
2,726 / 53,763
2,669 / 37,213
2,515 / 71,490
2,452 / 21,940
Physical chemistry
2,396 / 51,582
Political Science
2,379 / 15,923
2,266 / 15,682
Electrical Engineering
2,208 / 28,914
2,057 / 29,257
2,052 / 20,587
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,989 / 18,789
1,971 / 16,390
1,947 / 47,898
1,828 / 27,929
1,664 / 30,331

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 145 487
1992 136 440
1993 111 407
1994 148 555
1995 125 631
1996 144 557
1997 147 661
1998 161 742
1999 163 966
2000 132 990
2001 199 1106
2002 229 1477
2003 227 1893
2004 232 2077
2005 326 3065
2006 341 3432
2007 359 3866
2008 362 4798
2009 419 5944
2010 487 6928
2011 595 8790
2012 606 10022
2013 733 11607
2014 902 13154
2015 1016 14596
2016 1063 15853
2017 1071 17073
2018 1246 19317
2019 1208 24079
2020 1434 30356
2021 1627 38765
2022 1670 43193
2023 1630 46010
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 92)
    Enrolled in Panjab University
    In 1952 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics
    economistcivil servantpoliticianbanker

    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 Indian National Congress, Singh was the first Sikh and non-Hindu 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 and politician, who served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi government from 2014 to 2019. She was the second person to complete a 5-year term as the Minister of External Affairs, after Jawaharlal Nehru. A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Swaraj was the second woman to hold the office of Minister of External Affairs, 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 75)
    writerpoliticiantennis playerpolice officer

    Kiran Bedi, is a 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 72)
    television actorpoliticianstage actortelevision presenterfilm actor

    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. During her film career, she is the recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Award nominations.

All 65 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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