Panjab University, Chandigarh – 2021

Panjab University, one of the oldest public universities in India, was initiated in 1882 in Lahore. It was moved in 1958-60 at the heart of Chandigarh, sectors 14 and 25, the newly built capital of Punjab after the bifurcation of the Indian subcontinent. A beautiful red sandstone campus in an area of 550 acres with a serene atmosphere was designed for the Panjab University by Pierre Jeanneret under the general guidance of Le Corbusier who architectured Chandigarh City. It had its regional centers at Rohtak, Shimla, and Jalandhar, and its affiliated colleges were located in the respective states and a union territory until the reorganization of Punjab in 1966. With the reorganization of Punjab, the University became an Inter-State Body Corporate catering to the newly organized States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Then, the colleges of Himachal and Haryana were affiliated to the Universities in the respective states, and the Panjab University was left with the 189 constituent/affiliated colleges in the Union Territory of Chandigarh and some parts of Punjab.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where Panjab University gave its reports.

Courses Offered at Panjab University Chandigarh

Panjab University offers a modest number of 6 courses in undergraduate programs and a considerable number of 5 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at Panjab University Chandigarh

Students Intake
Panjab University admitted 905 students in 2021, 851 students in 2020, and 836 students in 2019 at UG programs, 55 students in 2021 and also in 2020, and 53 students in 2019 at dual degree programs, and 449 students in 2021 and 367 students in 2020 at PG programs.
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Panjab University has 199 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:16, that is, one professor is available for every 16 students.

Panjab University Chandigarh Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
Panjab University spent Rs. 8.4 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 1.59% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a galactic 92.84% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 2.03% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 3.54% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 6.5 crores and it was around Rs. 53 lakhs in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
Panjab University spent over Rs. 37 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a galactic 97.21% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 1.86% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.93% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 34 crores in 2020 and Rs. 29 crores in 2019

Panjab University Chandigarh Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As Panjab University has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 20 crores through the 47 sponsored research projects from 13 companies in 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 8.6 and Rs. 9.2 crores through 19 and 12 sponsored research projects from 10 and 9 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
Panjab University received Rs. 2.5 crores through 35 consultancy projects from 5388 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.5 crores and Rs. 11 lakhs through 9 and 8 consultancy projects from 8 and 4 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Panjab University Chandigarh Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At Panjab University, 761 students got admission to UG degree courses and 85.41% of them graduated, of whom 49.92% got placements at top companies and 55 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 86.33% of students graduated, of whom 64.45% got placements and 54 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 82.97% of students graduated, of whom 65.9% got placements and 48 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, 64.71% of students graduated, of whom 15.85% got placements at top companies and 28 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 67.24% of students graduated, of whom 39.62% got placements, and 25 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 56.12% of students graduated, of whom 14.46% got placements and 27 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Dual Degree Graduations & Placements
At the dual degree programs, 83.78% of students graduated, of whom 48.39% got placements at top companies and none was selected for higher studies in 2021; 38.24% of students graduated, of whom all got placements in 2020; and 72.22% of students graduated, of whom 61.54% got placements and none was selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 185 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 18 students graduated in 2021, 12 students graduated in 2020 and 25 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.8 LPA in 2021, Rs. 7 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 5 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of Dual Degree Graduates: Rs. 6.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 5.95 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2019.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 2.74 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.25 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of Panjab University are Asian Paints, Bell Ceramic, BILT, City Bank, Ethos, Bharti Axa, Deutsche Bank, IBM, Deloitte, etc.

Students Diversity at Panjab University Chandigarh

As Panjab University has a good faculty strength, a massive 3276 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 72.59% are boys and a fair number of 27.41% are girls, a modest number of 890 students are from within the state, a considerable number of 2372 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 9 students are from abroad.

Facilities on Panjab University Chandigarh Campus

Panjab University has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, auditorium, community radio, internet facilities, convenience stores, banks and ATMs, a post office, an alumni center, a school, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals at Panjab University Chandigarh

CYANIDE is the annual cultural festival celebrated for three days in February where many cultural events such as music, dance, etc., are organized, besides this, a youth festival is conducted to keep the students balanced in both academic and sports where hiking and rock climbing activities are organized. Moreover, science festivals and technology and management festivals are also organized to make students familiar with novel technologies in the world where quizzes, symposiums, and conferences on various technologies are conducted.


Panjab University is in Chandigarh, the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, which is a planned city designed by Le Corbusier, the famous Swiss-French Architect, therefore it has a good transport system and commuting through the city is easy. Chandigarh Railway Station is around 9.9 km away and Chandigarh International Airport is around 23.4 km away from the institution are available to commute, so Students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at Panjab University Chandigarh

For UG courses at Panjab University: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or equivalent to any other recognized boards can take PU CET and should clear it for admission, and the admission is through the entrance exam only.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed UG degree at respective stream can take the PU CET PG exam and should clear it to get admission to PG courses.

Fee Structure at Panjab University Chandigarh

Students need to pay around Rs. 3.29 lakhs as fees for UG courses at Panjab University, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.50 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within two years.

Panjab University Chandigarh Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: Panjab University has a decent faculty and modest infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 39.71%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: Panjab University has some distinguished professors and research scholars, therefore, it scored 42.62%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As Panjab University has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 48.4%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: Panjab University has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, besides this, it admitted a decent number of girl students, so it scored 43.12%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: Panjab University has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, so it scored 14.83%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Panjab University Chandigarh got 40.16% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 89.

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