Punjabi University PhD Admission Notification 2022-23

Punjabi University PhD Admission Notification 2022-23.


IDate for submission of online Entrance Test Forms are as follows and are also available at website www.pupadmissions.ac.in
 Online Registration Without Late Fee01-09-2022
 Online Registration With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-07-09-2022
 Late date of filling/editing the Form08-09-2022 (05:00 pm)
 Download Admit Card09-09-2022
IIDate of Entrance Test12-09-2022
IIIDeclaration of Result (Tentative)27-09-2022
IVInterview/Counseling Date (9.00 am onwards)30-09-2022
VPlace of Interview/CounselingConcerned Department


Punjab Assembly established Punjabi University, Patiala under the Punjab Act No. 35 of 1961. Dr.

S. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India, laid the foundation of Punjabi University on June 24, 1962. He preached, ‘The institutes of higher education share the burden of nation-building in a critically important sense. Our aim is a strong, free and democratic India where every citizen has an equal place and full opportunity of growth. In this task, a vast responsibility rests on our universities.‘ Established on April 30, 1962 in the erstwhile princely state of Patiala with the main objective of furthering the cause of Punjabi language, art and literature, Punjabi University has since evolved into the largest University in the state. This is the second University in the world to be named after a language, the first being Hebrew University of Israel. Its vision is to establish and incorporate a University for the advancement of Punjabi studies and development of Punjabi language as a medium of instruction, or otherwise for providing instruction in humanistic and scientific subjects and generally for the promotion of education and research. The University started working from its present lush green and pollution free 316 acres campus in 1965.

The University has a modern well-planned campus situated on Patiala-Chandigarh National Highway at a short distance from the main city. Sprawling across 316 acres, the campus is away from the din and noise of the city. It presents a splendid sight of magnificent buildings which include the famous Guru Gobind Singh Bhawan. On December 27, 1967, Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then President of India, laid the foundation stone of Guru Gobind Singh Bhawan, the iconic landmark building of Punjabi University.

Initially University jurisdiction area was fixed as the 16 km radius having only 9 colleges. In 1969, it grew into an affiliating university, with 43 colleges affiliated to it. Now the university caters to the educational needs of nine Districts of Punjab. Over the time since its inception, the University has evolved into a multi-faceted and multi-faculty educational institution for the promotion of higher education and research in Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Engineering Languages, Technology and many more faculties. Spread over 600 acres of land, its 1500+ teachers are imparting instruction and guidance to nearly 14,000+ students in a multi-faceted, multi-pronged and multi-faculty environment comprising 70+ Teaching and Research Departments/Chairs on its Campus, 29 (Neighbourhood Campuses (05)/ Regional Centre (04) / Constituent Colleges (13) and 271 Colleges affiliated to it.

Our Vice-Chancellors

The University is fortunate in having a galaxy of scholars and academic administrators as its Vice-Chancellors.

These include:

  • Bhai Jodh Singh
  • Sardar Kirpal Singh Narang
  • Mrs. Inderjit Kaur Sandhu
  • Dr. Amrik Singh
  • Dr. S.S. Johl
  • Dr. Bhagat Singh
  • Dr. H.K. Manmohan Singh
  • Dr. Joginder Singh Puar
  • Dr. Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia
  • Sh. Swaran Singh Boparai, Kirti Chakra, Padma Shri
  • Dr. Jaspal Singh
  • Dr. B.S. Ghuman
  • Prof. Arvind (Present)

The Vision and Mission of Punjabi University, Patiala:

The vision and mission of Punjabi University, Patiala is to promote Punjabi language, literature, art and culture as well as the development of Punjabi language as a medium of instruction and examination in various fields of study, and generally for the promotion of higher education and research. The decisions are governed by management of facts, information and objectives.

The University:

  • Grooms leadership at various levels
  • Prepares perspective plan document, which is an important component of the University strategy development and deployment process
  • Has a well-defined organizational structure with effective processes developed for all its major activities
  • Has an effective feedback system involving all stakeholders
  • Has an action plan and schedule for its future development
  • Has an effective Grievance Redressed Cell
  • Effectively manages and monitors the affiliated colleges through College Development Council
  • Considers Student Satisfaction Survey as an input factor for all policies of the University
  • Takes sustained interest in recruitment and promotion aspects of its employees
  • Adheres to the Government of India/State Government policies on recruitment (access, equity, gender sensitivity and physically disabled)
  • Has an effective welfare mechanism for teaching and non-teaching staff Ensures transparent use of Performance Appraisal Reports

Conducts programmes to enhance the competency of its faculty and non-teaching staff

Uses performance budgeting as a core planning activity for decision making

Incorporates gender auditing to enhance inclusiveness

Has a UGC-funded Human Resource Development (HRD) centre that conducts various faculty development programmes and courses.

Strictly adheres to optimal utilization of budget

Conducts internal and external audits regularly for better monitoring and management of finances

Leadership takes initiatives for mobilization of resources

Considers academic audit of departments and its impact as an important quality initiative

Has an effective quality management and enhancement systems

Reviews its teaching-learning process, structure, methodologies of operations, and learning outcomes at periodic intervals

Has an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), which has contributed significantly to institutionalizing quality assurance, strategies and processes

Receives valuable feedback from the external members of the IQAC for its functioning

Encourages autonomy to its academic departments

Addresses the needs of the society and students in concordance with its mission statement. Besides generation and transmission of knowledge

Makes provisions for imparting education in the humanities, sciences, learned professions, and such other branches of learning as it may think fit for research and advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

Undertakes appropriate measures to

promote research and development in Punjabi language and literature.

progressively adopt Punjabi Language as a medium of instruction and examination for as many        subjects        as possible.

assist other bodies and individuals in the preparation, translation and publication of books, journals, periodicals and any other material in Punjabi or other languages

Promotes education among classes and communities which are educationally backward.

Has excellent NSS and Sports centers that promote physical well-being, sports culture, military training, and sensitization of students towards the existing and upcoming social issues.

In order to fulfill the objective of promotion and development of Punjabi language, literature, art and culture, numerous measures are taken, which are as under:

  • The University has set up a number of research departments/centers & cells such as Department of Punjabi Development, Text book Cell and Translation Cell, Department of Punjabi Literary Studies, Department of Punjab Historical Studies, Department of Lexicography, Centre for Advanced Media Studies, etc. in addition to a well- established teaching Department of Punjabi.
  • At UG level, Punjabi is introduced as a compulsory subject for all the courses. In many courses at the PG level, students can also opt for Punjabi as a medium of examination. Even M. Phil/Ph.D. thesis can be submitted in Punjabi language.
  • The University has launched a ‘Punjabipedia Project’ and has started a new website punjabipedia.org. It has also started an Online English-Punjabi Dictionary for the translation of words in english to punjabi.
  • The University has started an online programme “Lets Learn Punjabi” to learn Punjabi in Gurmukhi Script through Research Centre for Punjabi Language Technology. To make it easier to learn computer in Punjabi for those people who know Punjabi, the University has started an online programme “Punjabi Computer Help Centre”.
  • The University organises the following conferences every year:
    • Vishv Punjabi Sahit Conference
    • Sarb Bharti Punjabi Conference
    • Antar Rashtri Punjabi Vikas Conference
    • Punjabi Diaspora Conference
  • Bhai Veer Singh Chair is established to promote Punjabi Literature.
  • Talks on prominent Punjabi writers such as Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, Professor Harbhajan Singh and Prof Pritam Singh are organized every year.

To promote the tradition of Gurmat Sangeet, the University has established an exclusive department of Gurmat Sangeet. To preserve and promote the all-inclusive treasure of Gurmat Sangeet, the University has started Gurmat Gyan online Teaching. For this, Bhai Randhir Singh Online Gurmat Sangeet Library has also been established by Gurmat Sangeet Chair. Besides this, the University is the first in the region to establish a teaching department for religious studies i.e., Shri Guru Gobind Singh Department of Religious Studies. This is housed in Guru Gobind Singh Bhawan. It offers Master level and M.Phil programmes in Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism and Sikhism. For carrying out research in Sikhism, special research departments such as Guru Granth Sahib Studies and Encyclopaedia of Sikhism have also been established. The University has also released a set of four volumes, on Encyclopaedia of Sikhism prepared by a renowned Professor Late Sardar Harbans Singh. The University has maintained research facilities for the scholars at Dr. Balbir Singh Sahitya Kendra at Dehradun. There is a rich library with rare books and manuscripts bequeathed by Bhai Vir Singh, Dr. Balbir Singh and Prof. Puran Singh, the doyens of Punjabi literature. Research on comparative religions is carried out there. This centre is being developed as an Advanced Centre for Sikh Studies

For the promotion of art and culture, the teaching departments such as Department of Theatre and Television, Department of Music, Department of Dance, and Department of Fine Arts are established in the University. Two TV films, one on the Painting Traditions of Punjab and the other on Excavation in Singhol have been undertaken for the promotion of art & culture of Punjab.

Taking into consideration the need of the hour, the University has introduced a number of several courses in the areas of Engineering, Management, Computer Science, Health and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Advanced Media Studies, Hospitality and Hotel Management.

The University has also established Regional Centres, Neighbourhood Campuses and Constituent Colleges in the rural and remote areas such as Damdama Sahib, Jaito, Dehlan Sian, Joga Ralla and Jhunir. The goal is to take professional and job oriented courses to the door steps of the rural students and students of disadvantaged sections of the society.

Students participate in sports, cultural, co-curricular and extra-curriculur activities at different levels. Many of these activities like Lok Mela (Folk Festival), Lok Khedan (Local Sports), Folk Dances, etc. promote Punjabi art and culture.

The University during COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected every section of the society. Education, which lays a strong foundation is also affected at different levels. However, the Punjabi University has taken a lead in the state to teach its students through online mode. The University set up an E-learning platform wherein the students could log in and attend the lectures delivered in real-time by their teachers as per the time-table. The teachers prepared the study material for online teaching in record times. Through this platform, the teachers have conducted online tests and quiz to evaluate the performance of the students. Many a teachers have uploaded their teaching content and online-lectures on the web for repeated access to the students.

Several teachers of the University created Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed in case anyone on the campus or off the campus get infected by COVID-19. They also created small self-help groups to assist any inflicted person or family. Such measures have gone a long way to counter the adverse situations several times. The University Healthcare Center has conducted several round of COVID-19 testing for its staff to ensure their good health. This measure has helped in identifying the inflicted individuals on time and in preventing the spread of the virus. The center has also conducted several free vaccination camps not only for its staff but also for the public. Several Departments of the University have conducted many online Seminars and Webinars during this period to spread awareness about the pandemic.

Punjabi University was the first in the state to conduct the examination in this difficult situation through online mode and declare the result timely so that the next session can start in time. The University was again the first to start the admission process in the state through online mode for the session 2022-23. The Centralized Admission Cell came up with the process of online counseling to complete the admissions well before the deadlines issued by the Govt.

New Courses introduced

In an endeavor to upgrade the education process at UG and PG levels, and to impart a wholesome flavor of education, the University has started six Multi-disciplinary 5-year Integrated Post-Graduate Programs in the areas of:

  1. Physical and Chemical Sciences (Physics/Chemistry)
  2. Biological Sciences (Biotechnology/Botany/Zoology/Human Genetics)
  3. Mathematical and Computational Sciences (Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science)
  4. Social Sciences (Economics/History/Political Science/ Psychology/ Public Administration/ Philosophy/Sociology)
  5. Languages (Punjabi/ English/Hindi/Sanskrit/Urdu/Persian)
  6. Performing and Visual Arts (Theatre and Film Studies/Music Vocal/Music Instrumental/ Dance/Fine Arts/Gurmat Sangeet)

The students admitted in these disciplines will have the opportunity to opt for the subject of its choice before the commencement of 2nd year (III-Semester) on the basis of merit-cum-preference considering the result of Semesters-I &

  1. The student will be allowed to exit the course after the completion of 3 years with the degree of B.Sc. or BA (Honours School) in the subject chosen in the 2nd year. The students pursuing these PG programs can exit the programme after completion of three years with a UG degree in respective discipline. These programs are the first of its kind in any University in the state of Punjab.

NAAC Performance

Punjabi University, Patiala, has kept up its spree of winning the highest “A” grade on a four-point scale amongst over 350 universities in the country. The status is awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which is an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission, for a period of Five Years. The rare status is given by the NAAC on the basis of overall performance of a University during a span of Five Years.

CycleGrade CGPAYear of AccreditationValidity Period
1st CycleFive Star20022002-2007
2nd CycleA            3.1120082008-2013
3rd CycleA            3.3420162016-2023

In the year 2016, an 11-member NAAC team visited the University from 20.01.2016 to 23.01.2016 and scanned the activities and achievements of its various departments to review the accomplishments at micro and macro levels.

  • Various funding agencies as UGC, CSIR, ICMR, ISRO, DST, DBT, ICSSR and Industry are funding many research projects in the University.
  • A large number of paid research scholars are pursuing research in thee University under different schemes such as


  • UGC BSR Fellowship in Sciences
  • UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
  • UGC-Maulana Azad National Scholarship
  • ICMR Open Fellow
  • DST Inspire
  • ICHR Open Fellowship
  • CSIR JRF Open Fellow
  • ICSSR fellowship

Disclosing the “prestigious honor” bestowed upon the University, the NAAC team had made a special mention about the fact that the University has not deviated from its statutory and fundamental responsibility of promoting the cause of Punjabi language, art and culture. The carrying forward of the utilitarian and qualitative research and use of innovative techniques by various departments were the other major factors which contributed towards its retaining the highest status. The grading is important for any University in ways more than one as it helped it in getting enhanced grants from various funding agencies for the promotion of academic and research activities and establishing tie-ups with prestigious institutions and organizations of national and international standing.

Departments’ Research Activities

The University has eleven departments which have been recognized for their research activities

  • SAP CAS-2: Punjabi(Till 31-03-2023);
  • SAP CAS-2: Physics (Till 31-03-2023);
  • SAP CAS-2: Economics(Till 31-03-2021);
  • SAP DSA-1: Botany (Till 31-03-2021);
  • DRS-2: Computer Science(Till 31-03-2020);
  • DRS-1: Forensic Science(Till 31-03-2017);
  • DRS-1: Human Genetics (Till 31-03-2017);
  • DRS-2: Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Research (Till 31-03-2020);
  • DRS-2: School of Management Studies (Till 31-03-2020);

University has been receiving research grants under UGC-NET, NFSC, MANF, SGC, SVSGC, Kothari, NFOBC etc. schemes of UGC,as well as other non-UGC organization including CSIR, ICMR, ISRO, DBT, DST, ICSSR, DRDO, and RUSA, and under industry-funded projects. The students engaged in research projects are getting fellowships from various schemes which mainly include:

  • UGC BSR Fellowship in Sciences
  • UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
  • UGC-Maulana Azad National Scholarship
  • ICMR Open Fellow
  • DST Inspire
  • ICHR Open Fellowship
  • CSIR JRF Open Fellow
  • ICSSR fellowship

Foreign Institutions Collaborations

The University has collaborations with some foreign institutions also. Some of the collaborators are:-

  • Apex Group of Companies, Dubai.
  • Kwantlen University College, Surrey, Canada.
  • Maharaja Garden City Association, Bankok, Thailand.
  • The University of Fraser Valley, Canada.
  • The University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK.
  • University of Wisconsin Parkside, USA.
  • Wilkes University College of Science and Engineering USA.
  • World Gatka Federation.
  • University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.
  • Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, Canada.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.
  • University of Wolverhamplon,UK.

Indian Institutions as Collaborators

The University also has many Indian Institutions as the important collaborators.

  • ICFOSS, Trivendrum.
  • PHD Chambers of Commerce.
  • Punjab Digital Library.
  • Infosys Campus Connect.
  • National Stock Exchange of India, New Delhi.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
  • Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghal, Solan.
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad.
  • Punjab Agro Juices Ltd. Chandigarh.
  • Sanudh Foundation, Chandigarh.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar.
  • Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali.
  • Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh.
  • National Agree Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali.
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Mohali (NIPER).
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research- Central Scientific Instuments Organisation.
  • Research Centre for Punjabi Language Technology, Punjabi University, Patiala has carried out a number of collaborative research projects for the technical development of Punjabi Language with national institutes like IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai, IIT Karagpur, IIT Gauhati, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Allahabad, ISI Kolkata, CDAC Pune, CDAC Noida, IISc Bangalore, University of Hyderabad, and MS University, Baroda.
  • Till to date 23 patents have been registered and accepted. 11 research journals are being published by the University. Around 94 awards have been bestowed upon the University faculty by duly recognizing their research. A large number of faculty members are on editorial boards of national and international journals.

The University has 22 Regional Centres/Neighbourhood Campuses/Constituent Colleges namely Guru Kashi College, Talwandi Sabo; Regional Centre, Bathinda; Regional Centre for Information Technology and Management, Mohali; University School of Bussiness Studies, Talwandi Sabo; Yadavindra Department of Engineering, Talwandi Sabo; Yadavindra Department of Sciences, College of Engineering & Management, Rampura Phul, Nawab Sher Mohammad Khan Institute of Advanced Studies, Malerkotla; Dr. Balbir Singh Sahitya Kendra, Dehradun; Neighbourhood Campus, Rampura Phul; Neighbourhood Campus, Jhunir, Punjabi University Baba Jogi Peer Neighbourhood Campus Ralla; Punjabi University Akali Phula Singh Neighbourhood Campus, Dehla Seehan; Punjabi University Neighbourhood Campus, Jaito. In order to spread higher education in the rural areas the University has taken over a sick college at Maur and the admission has started from July 2009 onwards.

The University has maintained the estate of Dr. Norah Richards at Andhretta in Himachal Pradesh which the noted artist donated to the Punjabi University. The buildings of the estate have been renovated keeping the original architecture intact. Arrangements have been made for the stay of faculty members and students who wish to carry out study and research in the field of Theatre and Television. The Department of Youth Welfare organises youth activities during the summer at Andhretta (Youth Leadership Camps) and the Department of Theatre and Television also arranges theatre performances at Andhretta every year.

University Library

The University Library, named as Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library is housed in a spacious modern and Air- Conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled building. The library stocks more than 5.67 lacs volumes and subscribes to 66 print journals and newpapers. Latest books are added every year. The library is kept open for 360 days of the year for 22 hours in a day. The library has a majestic reading hall, which has a seating capacity for more than 600 readers, where they can sit and consult reference books and other relevant literature. A separate Night Reading Hall is available for readers where they can read their personal books. The library is active member of DELNET (Developing Library Network), New Delhi & e-shodhsindhu of Information & Library Network (INFLIBNET) Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat). It caters to the requirements of all the teaching and research departments.

Dr. Ganda Singh Punjabi Reference Library

A new specialized wing called the Punjabi Reference Library has been added in the recent past. The aim of this library is to build up a strong collection on Punjab History, Culture, Sikhism, Punjabi Language and Literature. The rich collection of this library comprises of more than 1.84 lakh documents. About 125 important daily, weekly, newspapers and periodicals published anywhere in the world are received regularly in this library. Above 80,857 documents have been collected from 80 eminent historians and literatures. These contain newspapers, magazines, books, diaries and manuscripts pertaining to the 19th and 20th century. These documents contain mines of information knowledge and wisdom which are of immense value for the scholars.

Online Catalogue

  • Web-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) (
  • Thesis
  • English Section / Punjabi Section / Hindi Section
  • (To search the updated Theses database, kindly visit Web-OPAC) of the library on the Punjabi University, Patiala website.
  • List of Subscribed Journals (Print version)
  • e-Journals (available in the University Campus Network)
  • e-Books (available in the University Campus Network)
  • e-Books available Full Text online in Punjabi University Campus (Complete List)
  • Manuscripts Catalogue
  • Periodicals (Recent Arrivals List)
  • e-Shodhsindhu
  • Shodh-Ganga
  • DELNET (Developing Library Network, New Delhi)
  • Dissertation and Thesis [Proquest]


  • Wi-Fi enabled & Air conditioned Library building
  • e-journals, e-books and Web-OPAC
  • RFID based Self Check-In/Check-out and Security Gates
  • Automated Library, Book Drop
  • Internet/ Digital Lab, ETD Lab
  • More than 8,000 Members
  • Nearly 6,600 CD/DVD‟s database
  • Membership of DELNET
  • Membership of e-shodhsindhu
  • Database of Current Periodicals & Backsets of Periodicals
  • Digitization of Manuscripts
  • CCTV Camera Security System & R.O. based Drinking Water
  • Elevator for Physically Handicapped users and staff
  • Departmental Libraries

Regular Features / Facilities

  • Reading Hall
  • Night Reading Hall
  • Current Awareness, Computerised bibliographic and documentation Services
  • Recent Arrivals: Periodicals
  • List of Additions: Books
  • Subject Bibliographies
  • Catalogues of Donors’ Collections
  • Topical Book Exhibitions on Eventful Days
  • Readers’ orientation Programmes for fresh entrants.
  • Special lectures and Demonstrations for Faculty members, Research Scholars, Students and Staff
  • Inter Library loan facility
  • Reprographic services
  • Digitization of Manuscripts
  • In-house Library Automation Training for Staff by Computer Section of Library
  • Uploading of theses on Shodhganga

Various Sections in the Library

  • Computer Section
    • Internet / Digital Library Access Lab
    • ETD Lab
  • Acquisition Section
  • Technical Section
  • Circulation Section
  • Periodicals Section
    • Binding Section
    • Photostate Section
  • Reference Section
    • Text/Consultation books Section
    • Theses Section
    • Braille Books Corner
    • Sr. Inder Kumar Gujral Corner
    • Komagatamaru Books Corner
    • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Books Corner
    • Research Gallery
    • Social Work Books Corner
    • Gandhian Corner
    • Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Book Corner
    • S.S. Guraya Collection
    • S.S. Bir Collection
    • P.U. Publication
    • UNESCO Books
    • Syndicate Proceeding
  • Dr. Ganda Singh Punjabi Reference Library
  • Special Collection Section
  • Library Office
  • Departmental Libraries

Photo Gallary

Dr. Ganda Singh Punjabi  Reference Library has  photo gallery of eminent  scholars related to Punjabi  Language & Literature, Culture & History of Punjab and Sikhism.

The Department of Distance Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, established in 1968, is one of the pioneer university departments in India to initiate distance learning in higher education. In fact, it is only the second department after the department associated Dell University to make higher education accessible to people from remote areas through correspondence. It is also the first distance education department provide education in a regional language (Punjabi).

Our department has a vision of reaching the people who aspire for quality higher education but cannot join an institutions on regular basis. Our department, in particular, aims to cater to the educational heeds of Malwa region of the state which was, at one time, considered to be lacking in good quality higher education facilities. It also aims to hone the hands-on skills of people by offering several vacational courses.

Ours is a multi- faculty department that offers 33 academic/professional courses. We have two help centres, at Guru Kashi Campus of the university in Talwandi Sabo and at University Constituent College, Barnala; and we offer admission twice a year (in July and January). In order to facilitate education for people with limited English language competence and to promote the use of vernacular (Punjabi), the department adopts bilingual mode of instruction in classrooms and for examination. It provides reading material in English as well as in Punjabi for most courses. Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) are organised by the department during each semester of all the courses.

Presently, more than 15000 students are on the rolls of he department. Students are given flexibility in time for completing a couse and for joining or leaving the department during a course. The department has a well stocked library which offers membership to its students from far-flung areas.

University Computer Centre, the University set up a Computer Centre in 1986 with the assistance of the University Grants Commission. The University Computer Centre (UCC) is taken as a centralised resource facilitator for computerization with an aim to cater to the needs of the entire University. The principal objective of UCC is to provide readily available facilities of computer milieu to students, research scholars and teachers of the University. Its associated objective is also to automate administrative and secretarial wings of the University. It is one among the best in the region in terms of computing resources, campus wide network and internet facility. Some noticeable services delivered by UCC are:

  • Enhanced Internet Facility
    • Extended Campus-wide networking
    • Use of advanced featured firewall for checking upon bandwidth abuse
    • Access to on-line journals, thesis and dissertation repositories in the Campus and NPTEL study material.
    • Wi-Fi hot spots in the main library, hostels and departments.
    • Video-conferencing facility
    • Improved Website of the University
  • High Performance Computing Lab (Established under DST-Purse Grant)

UCC emerged as a pioneer podium in the state to extend campus wide Internet facility way back in the year 1996. It extended the facility through thick/ thin Ethernet, now banking upon a robust 20+ km of fibre optic backbone supported through 1 GB fibre/ 10 GB fibre links. The University’s dedicated 155 Mbps bandwidth is made available under the NKN-NMEICT project of MHRD. It is 1:1 leased line connection available on fiber links/ Copper links resulting in unlimited 24X7 connectivity. In the main campus, the facility has been extended to all the departments, administrative branches, hostels, research scholar flats and guesthouses through fiber links. The Campus Backbone is primarily being used to access On-line Journals, Library ERP, Net Surfing, Intranet Applications, Online Examinations, Placement of Students, Online Admissions, Hostel Administration and Surveillance. Now the Individual departments are making use of this facility for accessing online resources, electronic formats of theses and dissertations available in the repository of Shodhganga (Inflibnet-UGC), NPTEL study material and many more. As per policy, non-academic sites are disallowed using academic hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) to check upon bandwidth abuse. About 10,000+ users are registered to use the campus Internet facilities on average. On spot Registration of Guests to allow them to use Internet facilities is also provided. Sophos firewall is used to manage it. The University has about 2000+ nodes on its network. These are hooked to the central backbone either through wired links/ Wi-Fi nodes.

Presently, 350+ WAPs have been installed with thin and fat functionality in the Campus to set up Wi-Fi zones

in all important places such as the main library, hostels, guesthouses and departments in the University. Majority of the students bring their own devices to access the campus e-facilities.

A modest video conferencing facility has been set up. Presently, it is a one to one communication. This facility is being intensively used for Online Examinations, PhD Registration and submission Viva-Voce, Interactive Lectures, Placement Interviews and Meetings.

UCC manages the University website with domain name www.punjabiuniversity.ac.in and pbi.ac.in for email facility.

The University has set up a High Performance Computing Lab by installing five state of the art AI Servers

(high-end, multi-GPU (graphics processing unit) servers, accessible remotely and securely) in the University Computer Centre from the funding received under DST-PURSE project scheme. The aim is to provide new generations of students with access to modern facilities that allow them to gain up-to-date knowledge and progressive experience in the field of AI to a level that matches the requirements for current and future AI education. Furthermore, these servers are dedicated to the educational and research based needs of the students in courses taught within the University.

Research Centre for Technical Development of Punjabi Language, Literature & Culture was established in 2004 with the aim of conducting research and development in linguistic and computational aspects of Punjabi Language as well as to spread the usage of Punjabi on computers and internet as well as to enhance Punjabi culture world wide. It is the only Centre in the World dedicated for Technical Development of Punjabi language. In the last 15 years, the centre has developed technological solutions not only for Punjabi, but also Hindi, Urdu and Sindhi languages. The first high accuracy Gurmukhi to Shahmukhi and reverse transliteration software has been developed in the centre and it has proved to be a boon in breaking the script barrier for Punjabi language. The Centre has also resolved the communication issues of Indian sub-continent with the development of Urdu/ Hindi, Sindhi and Punjabi transliteration tools, which have been provided online. These tools are being used to transliterate books, articles, magazines and newspapers for Punjabi, Sindhi and Urdu languages.

Other notable achievements of the centre have been the development of Akhar 2021, Unicode based Indic word processor for Punjabi, first Gurmukhi Optical Character Recognition(OCR) System, First Intelligent Predictive Romanized typing utility for Gurmukhi Text, First Punjabi font to Unicode and reverse conversion utility, first Intelligent Punjabi/Hindi Font Recognition System, First Punjabi Spell Checker for both Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi scripts, Sangum and first Punjabi Grammar Checker. The video lectures and Multi-media based website for Punjabi teaching, developed by the centre, are being used in schools, universities and homes in more than 156 countries. Major research projects worth more than 2.5 crores including 3 international projects worth 90,000 US$ have been successfully completed by the Centre staff. Recently the centre has been granted Rs. 49.50 Lakhs by Ministry of defense for developing transliteration systems for Perso-Arabic scripts and the centre is also a Part of that consortium of six institutes to which 14.70 crores was awarded for developing OCR for Printed, handwritten and camera images for 22 scheduled Indian Languages. The Centre is also participating in machine transliteration system for Indian Languages under Rs. 25.24 crores Research Project titled “Indian Language to Indian Language Machine Translation.” Under these projects, the centre will provide technical solutions for 16 Languages.

The centre has also been actively involved in providing consultancy in the areas of usage of Punjabi on computers and conducting of Recruitment tests majorly type tests and has earned more than 75 lakh rupees as consultancy provided to various Punjab and Central government organisation. Besides delivering consultancy and providing support for its existing research and technology, the centre also promotes usage of Unicode based Punjabi software in government offices.

Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) located in Punjabi University, is one of the seventeen centers in the country. It has been promoted under the Consortium for Educational Communication (ECE) Programme of Inter-University Centre of University Grants Commission for Countrywide Class Room teaching through educational films being telecast by the Doordarshan. This Centre has a well-equipped full-fledged shooting studio which is being upgraded with the latest digital apparatus. The Centre has already produced more than 64 educational films covering various aspects of different fields of education including art and culture of Punjab.

The Publication Bureau, established in 1966 has a unique and important place in the academic life of the University. It has been publishing the research works, books and journals, produced by different departments of the University. It has so far published more than 3000 titles on Punjab history, art, culture, religion, literature and sciences. The book van has been introduced by the university to make the university publications easily available to the masses.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is established to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic action to improve the academic & administrative performance of the institution. To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalizaton of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices.

The Directorate of Sports works for promoting sports in the University and its affiliated colleges. It organizes inter- college competitions in various games and trains students for participation in Inter-University, National and International games. Infrastructure and facilities for most of the prevalent games have been well maintained. The Punjabi University also has a large gymnasium hall for indoor games. It is one of the very few institutions in India to possess its own Velodrome and Synthetic track.

The Placement Cell: We believe that long-term sustainability of the University and her relationships with industry for training & placement of our students can only be achieved by making assiduous efforts in the following directions:

  • Grooming our students with the right combination of skill-set required for becoming a successful employee or entrepreneur.
  • Assessing the needs of industry and providing inputs to concerned departments in the form of internal feedback or through interaction with our alumni as well as senior delegates from industry/premier educational & research institutions, so that relevant skill-set is imparted to our students.
  • Achieving high degree of responsiveness through dedicated human effort, coupled with application of information technology.
  • Maintaining good work-ethics.

Our specific objectives of are to:

  • Create awareness among students regarding available career options and help them in identifying their career objectives.
  • Guide the students in developing skills and job-search strategies required to achieve their career objectives.
  • Identify suitable potential employers and help them achieve their hiring goals.
  • Organize activities concerning career planning.
  • Act as a bridge between students, alumni and employers.
  • Take feedback from industry and provide inputs for curriculum.

Punjabi University Patiala‟s recruitment season for the year 2020-21 opened with a remarkable upswing in its placement record. It carries incredible significance at times when the country is facing alarming unemployment rate. It has succeeded in hitting the high note by getting cent percent placements done by 60 companies and fairly large number of students placed in more than three companies. A host of companies were invited at the campus to conduct placement drives for the pass out batches of the various branches of the University. The session witnessed successful placements from the reputed corporate houses like Infosys, HCL, Quark, SAPLabs, TCS, Western Shipping, Zoxima Solutions, NIIT Technologies, Daffodils, Xenonstack, TT Consultants, Bebo Technologies, Safeaeon, Cognizant, Enest, etc. on the promising salary packages ranging from 20 LPA to 3.8 LPA. The offers were made for varied profiles like System Analyst, Systems Engineer, Product Engineer, Analog/Digital Engineer, Software developer, Engineer Trainee, etc. The painstaking efforts are being made to equip them with the offbeat solutions and approaches to address the upcoming challenges at the higher levels. Multiple placement drives are organized to make sure the students get enough opportunities to showcase their skills and knowledge to the companies of national and international repute.

The university prepares the students well in advance with mock interviews and other capacity building initiatives to make the students ready for the jobs and it helps it increasing the success rate in the placement drive. The finishing school and the Departments play a very proactive role in raising the employability quotient of its students. The university adopts multipronged approach to make its students job creators as well by energizing and promoting the entrepreneurship capabilities amongst its students.

The Youth Welfare Department of the University organizes youth activities all round the year. The Punjabi University has won unique distinctions in Youth Festivals organized by the Association of Indian Universities in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India; Directorate of Youth Services, Panjab; Directorate of Higher Education, Panjab and Panjabi Academy of Delhi State. Students of Punjabi University have had the privilege of representing India in the Festivals of India held in the former USSR, Mauritius, Spain, China, Germany and U.A.E.

(Dubai). This department also organizes Hiking, Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing courses, and Youth Leadership Training Camps.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is one of the most significant programmes of the university. The overall aim of National Service Scheme is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they study in educational institutions. Since 1972 Punjabi University NSS Department is committed to its Social Responsibility through various types of outreach community programs. At present, Punjabi University is running 382 NSS units in different colleges affilated with the university along with 4.5 units of University Campus, engaging around 39,000 NSS Volunteers to fulfill the various objectives of NSS.

The NSS units of our University seek to uphold the NSS motto “Not me but You” through its day-to-day programmes with the underline message that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. It aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. It thus attempts to develop in them qualities like leadership, discipline, social service, social harmony, national pride and civic responsibility.

National Service Scheme has two types of programmes – Regular Activities and Special Camping Programmes. Students enrolled as NSS Volunteers are expected to work in the scheme for a period of two years and also participate in Special Camping Programmes of 7 days duration. These special camps provide the volunteers an opportunity to do constructive work like cleaning the surroundings as well as creation of awareness on social evils like drugs, smoking, etc among the villagers. It enables the volunteers to get an insight into community life and its problems and helps them to contribute to the same. Suitable incentives/ awards are conferred to recognize the voluntary services rendered by NSS volunteers, Programme Officers (POs), NSS Units and the College NSS Cells.

NSS units of Punjabi University conduct programmes on days of national significance like Independence Day, Republic Day and Liberation day, as well as marking days of importance such as NSS Day, World AIDS Day, World Environmental Day etc. Health and social awareness programmes, Free Medical check up camps, blood donation camp, Promotion of a Green environment, Plastic eradication campaign, Anti- Child labour campaign, Swaach Bharat campaign, Malaria awareness drive, Anti- tobacco awareness, Street Plays on various social issues, Personality development programmes, Social responsibility programmes (Visits to Orphanage, Old age) etc. are just some of the activities conducted in the University & its affilated colleges. Besides this, NSS volunteers participate at National Level programmes such as National Intergation camp, National Youth parliament, National Youth Festival, Advanture camp, Republiuc Day Parde etc. orgnized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India.

A Sadbhavna Club is working under the auspices of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur National Integration Chair. The major objective of the club is to promote spirit of National Integration among the students. All the students of the University Campus are eligible to become its members. The activities of the club include organisation of National Integration Camp, Seminar, Interstate Youth Exchange Programmes, Personality Development Programmes, etc.

A well equipped Health Centre, with qualified physicians and paramedical staff, is at the service of the students round the clock. The Centre has an x-ray unit and also a laboratory for medical tests. Students of various teaching departments at the campus are entitled to free medical aid by the University Health Centre. The Health Centre is equipped with basic necessary and modern equipments.

The University has established Centralized Admission Cell (CAC) in the year 2012. This cell monitors online admission of all courses run by the university and conduct entrance tests and counseling of various courses mentioned in the Handbook of Information. This cell also issues Identity Cards of Students and Employees.

A Student Counselling Cell: On the guidelines of University Grants Commission (UGC), a “Student Counselling Centre” has been set-up at Punjabi University, Patiala in the premises of Dean, Student’s Welfare Office. It aims to bridge formal as well as communicative gaps between the students and the institution and within the student itself too as it aims to address the challanges and dilemmas faced by the students ranging from anxiety, stress, homesickness, interpersonal conflicts, depressive thoughts and a slew of other academic concerns. Students’ Counselling Centre aspires to cater to the emotional and intellectual needs of the students and makes and effort to guide them to move up in their career at regular intervals of time. This includes Counselling, Psychological Testing and Interactive Workshops at regular intervals of time. Counselling services are extended at hostels also and regular and scheduled hostel visit are carried out. The students can contact Dr. Ruby Gupta (Counselor) at Students Counselling Centre, Appointment can be sought at [email protected]

There are six residential Hostels for boys and seven residential Hostels for girls. The Hostels have all modern amenities for comfortable living for 4000 students. There are two (one for boys and one for girls) hostels at Guru Kashi Campus, Talwandi Sabo and two hostels (one for boys and one for girls) at Punjabi University Neighbourhood Campus, Rampura Phul. The strength of these four hostels is 550 for boys and 550 for girls. All the Hostels have wi-fi facility & CCTV Camera.

The University Enquiry and Information Centre has been set up at the Main Gate to provide all facilities under one roof to the students and parents with regard to admissions, results, information regarding general courses, receipt of examination forms and canteen facilities. The Centre also handles enquiries of all sorts.

Women’s Studies Centre was allocated to Punjabi University by University Grants Commission under XI Plan. Its main object is the pursuit of a comprehensive critical and balanced investigation of the cause of gender disparity. Almost certainly the most pervasive human rights abuses in the world involve women who constitute half of world’s population and are subjected to discriminatory policies virtually in all the counters. It also aims at revitalizing University education bringing it closer to burning social issues and working towards their solutions. To fulfill the above objectives the centre organizes activities in six broad areas: Research, Seminars / Panel discussions, workshops / symposium, curriculum development / Teaching and Training advocacy / luster building with the colleges and extension activities.

UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC):

U.G.C- Human Resource Development Centre has conducted one Faculty Induction Programme, ten Refresher Courses and two Workshop Courses during the session 2021-22 through online mode. Subject wise Refresher Course in Languages, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Social Sciences, Research Methodology, Life Sciences, Economics, Chemistry, Law, Commerce and Psychology were conducted during the year of 2021-22. In these Refresher Courses 245 teachers participated. Three workshops were also organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre. 72 participants attended these workshops. In these courses, the participants came from different states i.e. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi,   Uttrakhand etc. 29 teachers attended the Faculty Induction Programme. The Resource Persons from the different states of India delivered the lectures in the above mentioned courses.

The Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) was established in 2009 to provide state of the art technical and professional training in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Centre prepares its students to excel in the ever expanding Media and Entertainment sector. The students may opt from a variety of professional courses offered by the CAMS namely; B.A honours in Journalism, Mass Communication & Media Technology, M.A honours in TV & Film Production (5 year Integrated), M.A TV and Film Production. In addition to these, the Centre also offers certificate courses in Direction, Editing & Professional Photography. The Centre is the place to pursue a Ph.D in Media Studies.

The Sophisticated Instruments Centre (SIC) was established in 2012 as a necessary and very important facility for carrying out research work in the field of Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and Physical Sciences. The latest models of various scientific instruments like Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), LCMS, Spectroflourimeter, HPTLC, Gel Documentation System, Florescent-Micro-Photographic Unit, UV/V is Spectrophotometer, Flash Chromatograph, PCR, Horizontal & Vertical gel Electrophoresis Unit, Ultra-Centrifuge, Lyophilizer, Ultra-Freezer (-80°C) EDX (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, Gel Documentation system, Lyophilizer, Particle size Analyzer, Nano-drop Analyzer and Deep Freezer (-20°C) etc. have been installed in the SIC laboratories. The building of SIC was completed with grants from UGC during the 11th plan in 2012. SEM was also purchased with grant from UGC. Majority of the other instruments have been purchased with grant from DBT under the “DBT- Punjabi University Patiala Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advance research and Education” (DBT-IPLS) project 102/IFD/SAN/4650/2011-2012 at Punjabi Univesity, Patiala. A Fossil Museum has been established in the centre which attracts the visitors. Students from different colleges visit our department to understand the use of latest Instruments.

The aim of the centre is to make maximum scientific facilities available to the research scholars of university and from othe institutes so that they can generate good quality research in the form of data from their experimental work. It enables them to compete at international level in terms of data generation from their research work. Various facilities have been made available for the students and research scholars from other Universities/Research Institutes/Industries.

The Centre for Diaspora Studies was established in the year 2012 and was subsequently supported financially by UGC for Advanced Studies till 30th June, 2017. The Centre is running P.G. Diploma successfully and is planning to introduce some other Certificate/P.G. Diploma courses along with Doctoral Research.

The Transport Department of the University runs a fleet of buses for linking the campus to various parts of Patiala city.

Policy against Sexual misconduct/Harassment, eve teasing, stalking

Sexual harassment constitutes a gross violation of women’s right to equality and dignity. The University has therefore ‘zeor tolerance ‘ ploicy towards any act of sexual harassment. In May, 2002 the “Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Cell” was set up to look into any complaint in this regard. The short title of the Cell is “Prevention of Women Harassment Cell” (PWHC).

Its genesis lies in UGC directives, issued in March 1999, to all the Vice Chancellors and Principals to set up prevention of sexual harassment cells, with regard to landmark judgement, Vishaka vs. State of Rajasthan (1997) where in the Supreme Court of India created legally binding guidelines basing it on the right to equality and dignity accorded under the Indian Constitution as well as by the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Punjabi University Patiala stands committed to provide a congenial and conducive atmosphere in which students, teachers and non-teaching staff can work together in an environment free of violence, harassment, exploitation and intimidation. This includes all forms of gender violence, sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender. Punjabi University Patiala values the dignity of every individual, guarantees full respect for human rights, ensures the full enforcement of upholding the dignity of workers, employees, applicants for employment, students or those undergoing training, instruction or education. Towards this end, all forms of sexual harassment in the employment, education or training environment are declared unlawful.

The rules and regulations, by which PWHC carries out its functions, are updated and revised from time-to-time in accordance with court judgments and UGC guidelines. Currently, its policy is in consonance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and University Grants Commission (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015.

Objective of the PWHC:

  • To fulfil the directives of the Supreme Court and UGC, in respect of implementing a policy for complying with prohibition, prevention and redress of workplace sexual harassment.
  • To provide a civil redressal mechanism, to an aggrieved person, in contrast to a criminal -primarily punitive


  • To evolve a mechanism, for the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment complaints, through an internal system of relief that is easy to access and thereby provides an effective remedy to the aggrieved complainant as quickly as possible so that she can continue to study/work and develop without further impediments.
  • To ensure the implementation of the policy in letter and spirit through proper reporting of the complaints and their follow-up procedures.
  • To champion prevention of workplace sexual harassment through orientation, awareness and sensitization sessions.
  • To provide a detailed framework for the redress.
  • To provide an environment free of gender-based discrimination.
  • To ensure equal access of all facilities and participation in activities of the University.
  • To create a secure physical and social environment which will deter acts of sexual harassment.
  • To promote a social and psychological environment that will raise awareness about sexual harassment in its various forms.

Definition of sexual harassment: For this purpose, sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:

  1. Physical contact and advances;
  2. A demand or request for sexual favours;
  3. Sexually coloured remarks;
  4. Showing pornography;
  5. Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

Some examples of behaviour that constitute sexual harassment at the workplace:

  • Making sexually suggestive remarks or innuendos.
    • Serious or repeated offensive remarks, such as teasing related to a person’s body or appearance.
    • Offensive comments or jokes.
    • Inappropriate questions, suggestions or remarks about a person’s sex life.
    • Displaying sexist or other offensive pictures, posters, MMS, SMS, whatsapp, or e-mails.
    • Intimidation, threats, blackmail around sexual favours.
    • Threats, intimidation or retaliations, against an employee who speaks up about unwelcome behaviour with sexual overtones.
    • Unwelcome social invitations, with sexual overtones commonly understood as flirting .
    • Unwelcome sexual advances which may or may not be accompanied by promises or threats, explicit or implicit.
    • Physical contact such as touching or pinching.
    • Caressing, kissing or fondling someone against her will(could be considered assault).
    • Invasion of personal space (getting too close for no reason, brushing against or cornering someone).
    • Persistently asking someone out, despite being turned down.
    • Stalking an individual.
    • Abuse of authority or power to threaten a person’s job or undermine her performance against sexual favours.
    • Falsely accusing and undermining a person behind closed doors for sexual favours.
    • Controlling a person’s reputation by rumour-mongering about her private life.

Jurisdiction of PWHC: The Cell addresses the complaints from teachers, research scholar, students and non-teaching employees of

  • Punjabi University Campus Punjabi University
  • Neighborhood Campuses and Regional Centers
  • Constituent colleges

Grievance Redressal Mechanism: PWHC executes an internal mechanism, for the redress of the sexual harassment related complaints, through Harassment Redressal Committee (HRC). The HRC of the cell comprises seven members which include a senior professor as the chairperson along with a professor, an associate professor, a member from the non-teaching staff, a member from an N.G.O., a representative from research scholars and a representative from students(President of the elected student body,if any)as members.

Process of making complaint:

  • An aggrieved person is required of submit a written complaint to either the chairperson or any of the members of the HRC.
  • Friends, Relatives Colleagues, Co-students, Psychologist or any other associate of the victim may file the complaint in situation where the aggrieved person is unable to make a complaint on account of physical or mental incapacity or death.
  • If the complaint is made to the Head of the Department, Dean/Director of the Faculty, or any Committee Member or any other Officer of the University, the same shall be forwarded to the chairperson of HRC.

Process of conducting inquiry: HRC is required to assure confidentiality, non- retaliation and recommend interim measures to conduct a fair inquiry which has six stages:

Stage One : Receiving the complaint.

Stage Two: Planning carefully: Creating a confidential file and other related documentation

Stage Three: Preparing an interview plan for the hearing: Complainant, Witnesses and Respondents Stage Four : Reasoning :- (Analysing and assessing the information gathered during the inquiry) Stage Five: Finding and Recommendation

Stage Six: Writing the report

Timelines for the process of making complaint and conducting inquiry:

Submission of ComplaintWithin 3 months of the last incident
Notice to the RespondentWithin 7 days of receiving copy of the complaint
Completion of InquiryWithin 90 days
Submission of Report by HRCWithin 10 days of completion of the inquiry
Implementation of RecommendationsWithin 60 days
AppealWithin 90 days of the recommendations

Viva-Voce through Video-Conferencing

Keeping in mind the employment and academic future of the students (abroad and even in India away from the University), Punjabi University, Patiala allows the conduct of viva through Video Conferencing. For this purpose, students have to pay a fee of Rs. 10,000/- for student in India and $300 for studentsabroad.

Academic Calendar of Session 2022-23

1.       Summer Break                                       :        1.07.2022 to 29.07.2022

  • Opening of Teaching Departments           :        01.09.2022 Onwards
  • Intermediate Semester                            :         —

4.       First Semester                                       :         01.09.2022 to 27.12.2022

  • Intermediate Semester Examination        :         —
  • Examination of 1st Semester                   :         07.01.2023 Onwards 7.          Winter Break                                         :         28.12.22 to 06.01.2023

8.       Second Semester                                   :         01.02.2023 to 31.05.2023

  • Examination of 2nd Semester                   :         10.06.2023 Onwards

List of the Faculties and Their Deans

1             Faculty of Arts and Culture                                    Prof. Rajinder Singh Gill
  • Faculty of Business Studies                                     Prof. Ritu Lehal
3             Faculty of Education and Information Science          Prof. Jasraj Kaur
  • Faculty of Engineering                                           Prof. Manjeet Singh Patterh
5             Faculty of Languages                                             Prof. Rajinder Pal Singh Brar
  • Faculty of Law                                                      Prof. Monica Chawla
7             Faculty of Life Sciences                                         Prof. Manruchi Kaur
  • Faculty of Medicine                                               Prof. Gurpreet Kaur
9             Faculty of Physical Sciences                                    Prof. Sanjiv Puri
  1. Faculty of Social Sciences                                       Prof. Harvinder Kaur
11           Faculty of Computing Sciences                               Prof. Rajesh Kumar Bawa


Admission Criteria

The admission to Ph.D. Programme during the academic session 2022-2023 will be on the basis of common Entrance Test conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.

The following category of candidates may be exempted from this Entrance Test:

  1. Candidates who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET (JRF)/ NET/SLET (PunjabState)/GATE/GPAT examinations.
  2. Theholdersofteacher fellowships.
  3. Direct          awardees          of          fellowships          from Government agencies           like DBT/DST/ICMR/ICAR/INSPIRE/NFSC/MANF.

(Students appointed in the project sponsored by these agencies are not exempted from Entrance Test)

  1. Foreign students sponsored by Government of India agencies like ICCR, Ministry of HRD, etc. and foreign students sponsored by their respective Governments/Embassies under UNDP.

Other foreign students residing outside India (Foreign Passport Holders) who wish to seek admission directly (without any sponsorship) to Ph.D. Programme.


The candidate shall apply for admission to the Ph.D. Programme online at website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/.    The    application     fee     for     the     Ph.D.     Entrance     Test     is Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 1400/- for SC/ST candidates) for each subject.

Entrance Test Scheme

The question paper for the Entrance Test will consist of two sections. The section A will consist of 50

/multiple choice questions of Research Methodology and Section B will consist of 50 /multiple choice questions from the syllabus of the particular subject. Each question will carry one mark.

Syllabus for Entrance Test

The Entrance Test would be based on Research Methodology and Core papers out of the current post graduate syllabus and UGC NET/CSIR/GATE syllabus of the respective subject of Punjabi University, Patiala. For further information regarding the syllabus contact the concerned Head of Department or University website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/.


There is no negative marking.

Qualifying Marks

The Qualifying marks in the Entrance Test will be 50% for the Ph.D. Programme. A relaxation of 5% marks would be given to SC/ST/Physically handicapped candidates.


The result of this Entrance Test will be valid up to the date of Ph.D. Entrance Test to be held after two years

i.e. in 2024. However, the Entrance Test for Ph.D programme will be held every year.

Place of Test

Ph.D. Entrance Test will be held only at Punjabi University, Patiala Campus. The centre of examinations will be mentioned on the Admit Card.


The Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programme is an eligibility test for short-listing the applicant for purpose of consideration by the Department. Merely qualifying the Ph.D. Eligibility Test will not entitle the student to secure admission to Ph.D. Programme.

All candidates who qualify the Entrance Test must appear in the interview in the concerned department.

The candidates who qualify the Entrance Test and also attended the interview will be included in the pool of candidates for Ph.D. Their candidature will remain valid for two years i.e. up to the date of Ph.D. Entrance Test to be held after two years. If a candidate having passed Ph.D. Entrance Test is unable to take admission to Ph.D. Course Work because of non-availability of Supervisor but finds a Supervisor after the last date of admission to Ph.D. Course Work, he/she is allowed to enroll in Ph.D. Programme. However, he/she will have to get admission to Ph.D. Course Work in the next year.

A Merit List shall be prepared by each Department after the Ph.D. Entrance Test and interview as per the following criteria:

1Marks obtained in Entrance Test70%
3Writing Skill Test (Ph.D. Proposal/ Summary/ Extempore Assignment.)15%

Supervisor will be allotted on the basis of merit of the candidate obtained above and preference of the candidate for the Supervisor subject to availability of seat(s) with the Supervisor of his/her specialization.

Admission to Ph.D. Course Work 2022

Those students who want to join Ph.D. Course Work in session 2022-23 should get the consent from their supervisor and apply for enrollment to Ph.D. Programme by filling Ph.D. ENROLLMENT-CUM-ADMISSION FORM FOR PH.D. PROGRAMME

2022-23 (Form-I Attached)

Admission to Ph.D. Course Work will be done only after approval of their enrollment by Research Branch, Punjabi University, Patiala.

For more detailed information regarding enrollment, registration, course work etc. the student can see the Ph.D Oridiance (Effective from Session 2022).


The Application-cum-Admission-Forms for admission to Ph.D. offered by Punjabi University Patiala (Patiala Campus and its Regional Centre, Bhatinda) for the year 2022-23 will be processed through the On-line system. Candidates seeking admission in Ph.D. are required to fill the Application-cum- Admission Form by the stipulated date online (https://pupadmissions.ac.in.)


Application-cum-Admission-Form Ph.D. offered by Punjabi University, Patiala at Patiala campus to be submitted through following common online procedure.


  1. Open https://pupadmissions.ac.in/
    1. Click on the button “Register Now”
    1. Select Form No. 14 from the drop-down list in the Select Course.
    1. Fill the Registration Form Online – kindly fill your particulars as Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Category (SC/ST or General and all others), Mobile No., e-mail address, etc.
    1. Make payment using one of the following modes:
      1. Online Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking
      1. Pay-in-slip of State Bank of India

(NOTE: For making the payment by mode „b‟, take a print of the Pay-in-slip and deposit the amount in any branch of SBI. You will be issued User Id and Password (through SMS) only after confirmation of your payment by Centralized Admission Cell. No need to send the Pay-in-Slip to Centralized Admission Cell, but in case Userid and Password are not received within 48 hours of payment, send the scanned copy of Pay-in-slip Receipt through email at [email protected].

  • Note down your User id for future use. This completes your registration process subject to payment confirmation. To fill your application form please refers to step 2.


  1. Visit https://pupadmissions.ac.in/and open the Application Form by logging on “Click here to Apply” button in the concerned course category using your User id generated at the end of successful registration.
  2. Fill the Application Form Online and provide information regarding your academic record, reservation category, etc.
  3. After completion of the Application Form click on SAVE button.


  1. The registered candidates can edit information filled by them in the Application Form for limited period using their User id and password.
    1. Visit https://pupadmissions.ac.in/and Click at “Student Dashboard Login” to access and edit the filled application form.
    1. The candidate has to save any changes made in the Application Form by clicking on “Update Record” button.


Registered candidate whose payment has been confirmed and successfully completed the step 2, can print their application forms for their personal record, using User Id and Password.

Guidelines for Ph.D.
  1. The candidate is strictly advised to check the admission schedule for Ph.D. specified in the IMPORTANT DATES mentioned on the website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/ before filling the online application form.
  2. The Qualifying marks in the Entrance Test will be 50% for the Ph.D. Programme. A relaxation of 5% marks would be given to SC/ST/Physically handicapped candidates.
  3. The admission to Ph.D. programme is not based on merit/score in the Entrance Test. The Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programme will be for short listing the applicant for purpose of consideration by the Board of Studies. Qualifying the Entrance Test will in no way entitle a candidate to any right to get enrolment in the Ph.D. programme in the department concerned where he/she intends to seek enrolment. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure his/her eligibility and fulfillment of such other conditions as may be prescribed for enrolment in the rules and regulations of the University. The enrolment in Ph.D. programme will be subjected to the availability of seats and supervisor for guidance/supervision in the area of research to be chosen by the candidate. The candidates are advised to verify these details from the concerned Department before applying for the test. UGC-CSIR NET (JRF)/SLET (Punjab State)/Gate/GPAT qualified candidate seeking direct admission in Ph.D. must check admission procedure available at page no. 38 of this Handbook.
  4. The candidates are strictly advised to check the Eligibility Criteria mentioned in the Online Handbook of Information for Ph.D. in which subject he/she is seeking admission.
  5. Candidates should fill the Application Form as per schedule (Important dates) given in the Handbook of Information for Ph.D.
  6. Application Fee and Payment Options: The application fee for the Ph.D. Entrance Test is Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 1400/- for SC/ST candidates) for each subject. Payment can be made by either through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Internet Banking or Cash deposited in State Bank of India through Pay-in Slip.
  7. Application Form, incomplete in any respect, will be rejected.
  8. In no case the Entrance Test fee once paid will be refunded or transferable.
  9. If a candidate fails to appear in the examination for any reason, whatsoever, or if his/her application is rejected on any ground the examination fee shall not be refunded.
  10. The Admit cards can be downloaded from www.pupadmissions.ac.in.
    • Candidates will be able to print the Admit Card online after a particular date (notified at website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/). In case of any problem, you can collect Admit Card from the Centralized Admission Cell one day before the date of Entrance Test (For updates regularly visit at https://pupadmissions.ac.in/).
  • Candidates submitting Application Form with late fee of Rs.1500/- and opting for payment via Online Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card shall be able to print their Admit Card as given above.
  • The candidate shall be admitted to the test only on the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre. No candidate shall be allowed to take the test without the Admit Card.
  • Admit Card will be issued to the candidates PROVISIONALLY. The candidates can appear in the Entrance Test on their own risk and responsibility subject to the final confirmation of their eligibility at the time of interview for enrolment in the Ph.D programme. The University shall, in no way, be responsible if they are found to be ineligible later, leading to cancellation of their result or any other consequence(s) emanating from the same.
  • Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme in more than one subject shall be required to fill a separate Application Form for each subject and pay Application Fee separately.
  • There shall be no re-evaluation of the answer books of the Entrance Test. Eligibility of the candidate will not be determined at the time of Entrance Test. It will be determined at the time of counseling/ interview by the concerned department. Therefore, a candidate may appear in Entrance Test at his/ her own risk. The candidates are strictly advised to check their eligibility criteria mentioned in Online Handbook of Information.
  • The candidate shall use only Black/Blue ink Ball/Sketch pen to shade the entire circle in OMR sheet. Use of Fluorescent marker pens, lead pencils etc. or pens of ink other than black/blue is not allowed. Use of rubber, blade or any material to erase or cut the response will be deemed to be incorrect answer and will result in deduction of one mark for each such answer. Marking/shading the response sheet at other than prescribed places shall lead to the cancellation of the result.
  • Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination and his/her result is still awaited can submit their application form online in time. He/she has to update his/her online Application Form using EDIT option whenever he/she gets the result till the date given by Centralized Admission Cell (it is in the interest of the applicants to complete the information). He/she will be required to submit the result at the time of Interview.
  • In case any candidate is found to have furnished false information/false certificate/found to have withheld/concealed information in his/her Application Form, he/she shall be debarred from appearing in Entrance Test/Admission to the course.
  • The result of the Entrance Test will be made available at the website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/.
  • There shall be no re-evaluation of the answer books of the Entrance Test.
  • No document is to be attached with online application form.
  • On the day of interview, the candidates are advised to bring the following documents:
    • Printout of the filled online Application Form.
    • Paste Photograph at appropriate place on the Form and sign it.
    • Self attested Photocopies of all certificates regarding Date of Birth, Detailed Marks Cards (DMC) of all examinations and Character certificate from the institution last attended.
    • Gap Year Certificate (if any)
    • Necessary Certificate from employer (for employed candidates only)
    • Residence/ Domicile Certificate
    • Certificate for availing the benefit of a reserved category/additional seat (Latest and signed by the competent issuing authorities).
    • Any other document supporting your candidature as per University Online Handbook of Information.



Subjects for Entrance TestSubject Code
Business Management (Common test for admission to School of Management   Studies    and    University   School                             of              Applied Management)230
Civil Engineering240
Computer Engineering270
Computer Science280
Defence and Strategic Studies300
Education and Community Services320
Electronics & Communication Engineering330
Environmental Sciences350
Fine Arts360
Forensic Science370
Gurmat Sangeet390
Human Genetics420
Journalism & Mass Communications430
Library and Information Science450
Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography460
Mechanical Engineering480
Music (Vocal & Instrumental)490
Subjects for Entrance TestSubject Code
Pharmaceutical Sciences520
Physical Education540
Political Science570
Public Administration590
Religious Studies610
Social Work630
Sociology and Social Anthropology640
Sports Science650
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies660
Theatre & Television#680
Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Management690
Punjabi Literary Studies720

# No Entrance Test of Theatre & Television will be conducted for the session 2022-23.



  1. Faculty of Arts and Culture
    1. Department of Dance
    1. Department of Fine Arts
    1. Department of Gurmat Sangeet
    1. Department of Gurmat Gyan Online Study Centre
    1. Department of Music
    1. Department of Theatre & Television
  1. Faculty of Business Studies
    1. School of Management Studies
    1. Department of Commerce
    1. Department of Applied Management
    1. Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management
  1. Faculty of Education and Information Science
    1. Department of Education and community Service
    1. Department of Journalism & Mass Communications
    1. Department of Library and Information Science
    1. Department of Physical Education
    1. Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS)
  1. Faculty of Engineering
    1. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
    1. Department of Computer Engineering
    1. Department of Mechanical Engineering
    1. Department of Civil Engineering.
    1. Department of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Languages
    • Department of English
    • Department of Hindi
    • Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography
    • Department of Persian, Urdu and Arabic
    • Department of Punjabi
    • Department of Sanskrit and Pali
    • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Law
    • Department of Law
    • Punjab School of Law
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
    • Department of Biotechnology & Food Technology
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Human Genetics
    • Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
    • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research
    • Department of Physiotherapy
    • Department of Sports Science
  1. Faculty of Physical Sciences
    1. Department of Chemistry
    1. Department of Forensic Science
    1. Department of Geography
    1. Department of Mathematic
    1. Department of Physics
    1. Department of Statistics
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Defence and Strategic Studies
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of History
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Public Administration
    • Department of Religious Studies
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology
    • Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies
    • Women Study Centre
    • School of Social Sciences

XI        Faculty of Computing Sciences

  1. Department of Computer Science


The information about various subjects/subject code and tentative slots available for enrolment to Ph.D programme in Punjabi University, Patiala Campus are as under:-

No.SubjectSubject CodeTentative number of slots for Ph.D.*
1.Applied Management23004
4.Business Management23000
5.Civil Engineering24004
8.Computer Engineering27030
9.Computer Science28019
11.Defence and Strategic Studies30005
13.Education and Community Services32004***
14.Electronics & Communication Engineering33025
16.Environmental Sciences**35000
17.Fine Arts36007
18.Forensic Science37007
20.Gurmat Sangeet39000
23.Human Genetics42004
24.Journalism & Mass Communications43000
26.Library and Information Science45004
27.Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography46001
29.Mechanical Engineering48015
30.Music (Instrumental)49016
31.Music (Vocal)
33.Pharmaceutical Sciences52067
Sr. No.SubjectSubject CodeTentative number of slots for Ph.D.*
35.Physical Education54000
38.Political Science57000
40.Public Administration59005
42.Religious Studies6104.5
44.Social Work63011
45.Sociology and Social Anthropology64002
46.Sports Science65003
47.Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies66001
49.Theatre & Television#68000
50.Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Management69006

* Entrance Test will be held for all the subjects.

** M.Sc. Zoology students are eligible for Ph.D. in Zoology and M.Sc. Environmental Sciences students are only eligible for Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences.

*** Ph.D slots are available at Punjabi University Regional Centre Bathinda.

# No Entrance Test of Theatre & Television will be conducted for the session 2022-23.

Note: The number of slots available for Ph.D. programme in various subjects may vary from time to time. Students are advised to contact respective Head of Departments or University website www.pupadmissions.ac.in



Arts/Professional GroupScience Group
Rs. 8,910/-Rs. 10,550/-
Note: The Ph.D. Course Work fee includes Library security (Refundable) Rs. 1050/-.

A) Indian Students :    All candidates will have to pay fees as prescribed by the University for variouspurposes for as detailed below: –

Enrollment/Enrollment-cum-Admission Form FeeRs. 2000/- Rs. 1400/- (for SC/ST)
Candidates who have done M.Phil./ Ph.D. Course Work from Private/ Deemed/ Punjabi University Autonomous Colleges desiring exemption from Ph.D. Course Work.Rs. 5000/- + Rs. 2000/- Enrollment Fee
Registration FeeRs. 2000/- + Rs. 100/- Registration Form Fees if downloaded
Annual Fee (Annual Fee from Registration date to 31 March)Rs. 3000/- (Per Annum)
Laboratory Fee: For Science Students, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Civil Engineering students (for three years)  Rs. 5000/- (Per Annum)
Computer Lab Fee (Annual) (for three years) For students of Computer Science, Computer Engineering,Geography, Psychology, Statistics, Management, Commerce or for other students wherever applicableRs. 3000/- (Per Annum)
Topic Modification FeeRs. 5000/-
Late Fees 
Late Fees for paying Annual FeeRs. 50/- (per month)
Late presentation of Annual Seminar and Six monthly ReportRs. 1000/- for the first month Rs.500/-(for subsequent months)
Thesis submission Fee if submitted late after Pre- Submission SeminarRs. 1000/- per month
7th Year ExtensionRs. 1,00,000/-
8th Year ExtensionRs. 3,00,000/-
9th Year ExtensionRs. 5,00,000/-
Late Fee for applying for ExtensionRs. 500/- per month
Thesis Evaluation FeesRs. 4000/-
*Video-ConferencingUS $ 300 or equivalent in Indian Rupees
*           GST as applicable will be charged extra.

(B)       Fees for International Students and NRI (Foreign Passport Holders) other than those sponsored under ICCR/MHRD etc.

Non-SAARC CountriesUS $ 3500.00 Per Annum
SAARC Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)US $ 1250.00 Per Annum US $ 100 One Time Eligibility Fees. US $ 100 One Time Thesis Submission Fees.
The Annual Fees will include all charges other than hostel charges, mess charges and medical charges. Note: Fee for International Students will be updated by Directorate of International Affairs from time to time as directed by respective Funding Agencies like ICCR/MHRD etc.

*The Ph.D. Candidates who have gone to foreign countries or residing in foreign countries can avail the facility of video- conferencing for presenting Annual Seminar/Ph.D. Viva-Voce Examination. For each Seminar/Examination requisite Fees shall be charged. This facility shall also be available to Indian Students for justified reason who cannot present themselves physically. Approval of Vice-Chancellor shall be necessary for such Indian Students.

The fine for late presentation of Seminar and Six Monthly Report shall become applicable one month after the date of issue of Registration Letter by the Research Branch Office.

The Annual Fees will include all charges other than hostel charges, mess charges, medical charges if treatment is done from outside University Health Centre. The Hostel accommodation will be provided on the basis of availability of hostel accommodation.

The contingency amount charged from the student will be transferred to the “Contingency” of the concerned Department.

Note: 1. Refundable Security is to be taken from every student.

  • Fee structure given above is subject to change / revision as per the administrative decision.


  1. First Class Master Degree in Pharmacy (M. Pharm.)/Engineering and Technology (M.Tech.)
    1. For all other Subjects: Masters Degree* in the concerned/allied subject (as determined by the Departmental Research Board) with 55% marks at Masters Degree (without rounding off) or its equivalent Grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed).

(A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of Grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled (provided they have 40% physical disability)


  1. M.Phil./M.Litt. Degree with B+ or equivalent.**


  1. In case of Defense Personnel who have obtained Masters Degree on the basis of Staff-College, admission will be allowed if the candidate has obtained at least 60%marks in the Master‟s Degree.


  • Candidates who have passed C.A./I.C.W.A./Company Secretary Examinations areeligible for getting admission to Ph.D. Degree.

*For doing Ph.D. in the Science Departments the candidate should have passed regular M. Sc. Degree from U.G.C. recognised University. Candidates with M.Sc. through Distance Education will not be eligible for admission to Ph.D. Degree in the Science Departments.

**Equivalence is established as:

If a candidate is awarded percentage of marks instead of Grade in M.Phil., then 55% or more marks will be treated equivalent to B+ Grade.


If a candidate is awarded Grade in M.Phil. but the grading pattern of the M.Phil. awarding University is different fromthat applicable in Punjabi University, then the CGPA of the candidate will be converted into percentage of marks. If the percentage so obtained is 55% or more, then the candidate’s grade will be considered as B+ Grade for the purpose of admission to Ph.D. programme.


Direct Admission

Every candidate interested in taking admission to Ph.D. Programme has to appear and qualify the Entrance Test to be held twice every year (January and July) by Punjabi University, Patiala.

The following category of candidates may be exempted from taking Entrance Test for Ph.D. programme.

  • Candidates who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET (JRF)/ NET/SLET (Punjab State)/GATE/GPAT examinations.
  • The Holders of teacher fellowships.
  • Direct   Awardees    of   Fellowships    from   Government Agencies                 like DBT/DST/ICMR/ ICAR/INSPIRE/NFSC/MANF.

(Students appointed in the project sponsored by above agencies are not exempted from Entrance Test)

  • Foreign students sponsored by Government of India agencies like ICCR, Ministry of HRD, etc. and foreign students sponsored by their respective Governments/Embassies under UNDP.
  • Other Foreign students residing outside India (Foreign Pass Port Holders) who wish to seek admission directly (without any sponsorship) to Ph.D.Programme.
  1. Through M. Phil.

For candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme after M.Phil. Course following will be applicable:

  1. Candidates who have obtained M.Phil. Degree with minimum B+ Grade or equivalent from Punjabi University, Patiala or from Autonomous Colleges affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, as a regular student and whose admission to M.Phil. Course has been through an Entrance Test are exempted from the Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programme. However, candidates who have completed M.Phil. Degree from Autonomous Colleges affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala shall have to produce the following documents to avail exemption from

Entrance Test:

  • Copy of Advertisement of Entrance Test
    • Gazette Notification of Entrance Test result
    • Copy of Pool (Eligible Candidates)
    • Candidates who have passed M.Phil. (with minimum B+ Grade or equivalent) from another University as regular student or through Distance Education will have to appear in the Entrance Test.
    • Candidates who have passed M.Phil. with minimum B+ Grade or equivalent from Punjabi University (regular as well as Distance Education) whose admissions were made without the Entrance Test will have to appear in the Entrance Test.

The candidates who qualify the Entrance Test and also attended the interview will be included in the pool of candidates for Ph.D. Their candidature will remain valid for two years i.e. up to the date of Ph.D. Entrance Test to be held after two years. If a candidate having passed Ph.D. Entrance Test is unable to take admission to Ph.D. Course Work because of non-availability of Supervisor but finds a Supervisor after the last date of admission to Ph.D. Course Work, he/she is allowed to enroll in Ph.D. Programme. However, he/she will have to take admission to Ph.D. Course Work in the next year.

The Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programme is an eligibility test for short-listing the applicant for purpose of consideration by the Department. Merely qualifying the Ph.D. Eligibility Test will not entitle the student secure admission to Ph.D. Programme.

A Merit List shall be prepared by each Department after the Ph.D. Entrance Test in the following manner:

Sr. No.CriteriaWeightage
1Marks obtained in Entrance Test70%
3Writing Skill Test (Ph.D. Proposal/ Summary/ Extempore Assignment.)15%

Supervisor will be allotted on the basis of merit of the candidate obtained above and preference of the candidate for the Supervisor subject to availability of seat(s) with the Supervisor of his/her specialization.

Foreign Students:

  • Foreign students sponsored by the Government of India agencies like ICCR, Ministry of HRD, etc., and foreign students sponsored by their respective Governments/Embassies, are exempted from Entrance Test.
  • Self-financing foreign students shall be exempted from the Entrance Test for admission to Ph.D. Programme.
  • Foreign students shall have to pass Punjabi test (Elementary Course in Punjabi -2) as prescribed by the University before their Ph.D. Viva-Voce examination.
  • Foreign students shall have to pass TOEFL/IELTS or a test in English Language designed by Punjabi University, to prove their competence in English Language.

Foreign students will have to fulfill all requirements regardingeligibility and pay the requisite fees as applicable from time to time. It will be their responsibility to select a Supervisor from the University and take written approval of the Supervisor on the enrollment/admission form for doing Ph.D. Course Work.

    • Procedure for enrolment:

An eligible candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme will select a supervisor for himself/herself from the University and take the written approval of the supervisor before enrolment to Ph.D. programme.

The eligible candidates can enroll themselves for Ph. D. degree by filling up the Enrolment-cum- Admission Form. The candidates who are required to do the Ph.D. Course Work as per rules will fill up the forms by the stipulated date in order to join the Course Work. The candidates who are exempted from doing the Ph.D. Course Work as per rules can enroll themselves for Ph.D. degree all the year round by filling up the Enrolment-cum-Admission Form. The candidates who are UGC-CSIR (JRF)/ NET/ SLET/ SET/ GATE/ GPAT/ Teacher Fellowship holders can also enroll themselves for Ph.D. degree round the year but they will have to join the Ph.D. Course Work if the deadline for admission is not yet over, otherwise they will have to take admission to the Ph.D. Course Work within a year from the date of enrolment. If such candidates fail to take admission to Ph.D. Course Work within a year, then their enrolment will be cancelled.

Applications for enrolment along with an enrolment fee (as well as an eligibility certificate issued from the Registration branch of Punjabi University, Patiala, will also accompany the application for enrolment), shall be entertained by the Head of the Department. The Head of the Department after verifying the eligibility conditions shall forward the same to the office of Dean, Research within a week. The Dean, Research will accord the permission for enrolment on the recommendations of the Head of the Department.

The verification of the eligibility of candidates for Ph.D. Course Work will be done at two stages. At the first stage, the eligibility of a Ph.D. candidate, seeking admission to Course Work, will be done by the Admission Committee of the Department during interview. Once a candidate is found eligible by the Department he/she will have to get eligibility certificate from the Registration branch of the University before being admitted to Ph.D. Course Work.

  • Structure and Duration of Ph.D. Course Work:

This is a Course Work required for the registration to Ph.D. programme of the University. The Ph.D. Course Work is compulsory for all candidates who have passed Ph.D. Entrance Test or are holders of UGC-CSIR (JRF)/NET/SLET/SET/GATE/GPAT Teacher Fellowship or have done M.Phil. with at least B+ grade but without Course Work of at least one semester duration. In service or working candidates are also required to do Ph.D. Course Work.

The Ph.D. Course Work comprises of four papers of one semester duration. There will be at least three compulsory papers including the paper of “Research Methodology”. The structure and contents of the Ph.D. Course Work will be prepared by Departmental Ph.D. Course Committees.

As passing of Ph.D. Course Work is only an essential requirement for the registration to Ph.D. Programme of the University, no degree will be awarded to successful candidates in Ph.D. Course Work, only detailed mark sheet will be issued.


The candidate qualifying the Entrance Test or those who are exempted from Entrance Test will have to pass Ph.D. Course Work before registration in the Ph.D. Programme of the University. However, they will have to choose supervisor from University on their own before taking admission to Ph.D. Course Work or before enrolment for the Ph.D. programme.

  • In case of M.Phil pass candidates following conditions will be applicable for Course Work
    • Candidates who have passed M.Phil. degree with minimum B+ grade as regular student or through Distance Education from Punjabi University, Patiala and have studied paper on Research Methodology are exempted for doing Ph.D. Course Work for getting registered to Ph.D. Programme.
    • A candidate who has done M.Phil. from another University as regular student and has studied Research Methodology is also exempted for doing Ph.D. Course Work.
    • The candidates who have done M.Phil. as regular students but have not studied and passed the paper on Research Methodology are required to pass the paper of Research Methodology after taking admission to Ph.D. Course Work. They have to pay fee and other charges as applicable to other students taking admission to Ph.D. Course Work.
    • The candidates who have obtained M.Phil. degree through Distance Education from another University or M.Phil degree from a private University are required to pass the Course Work for Ph.D. programme.
  • If a candidate having passed Ph.D. Entrance Test is unable to take admission to Ph.D. Course Work because of non-availability of supervisor and hence join the M.Phil Course at Punjabi University, Patiala can enroll themselves in Ph.D. programme when seat is available. Such a candidate who has passed first semester of M.Phil. Programme of Punjabi University, Patiala with minimum B+ Grade and passed four papers including the paper on Research Methodology and then shifts to Ph.D programme is exempted from Ph.D. Course Work.
  • A candidate who has passed first semester of M.Phil. programme of Punjabi University with minimum B+ Grade and studied and passed four papers during the first semester including the paper on Research Methodology and who has passed UGC-NET/JRF is also eligible for enrolment for Ph.D. programme and he/she will be exempted from Ph.D. Course Work.
  • If a candidate has done Ph.D. Course Work from sister department or from another University, then he/she can be exempted from Ph.D. Course Work on the recommendation of the following Committee:
  • Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Dean, Research
  • Dean of Concerned Faculty
  • Head of the Department, if holding Ph.D. Degree
  • Senior most teacher of the Department holding Ph.D. Degree

Candidates who have done M.Phil/Ph.D Course Work from a private university are not exempted from Ph.D Course Work. However, Ph.D Course Work from a university having MOU with Punjabi University, Patiala shall be put before above committee.

  • The CSIR/UGC (NET)/JRF and other fellowship holder scholars will be appointed at the departments/institutes where the supervisor of the scholar is working. The candidate whose supervisor is working in the College/Institute outside University Campus, Patiala will directly join the respective College/Institution where their supervisor is working. Rest of the formalities related to the correspondence, appointment, claim of fellowship, attendance will also be completed by the institute where his/her supervisor is working. However, these candidates have to attend their Course Work at Punjabi University Campus, Patiala.

A candidate admitted to Ph. D. Course Work must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Has been on the rolls on the Department throughout the semester preceding the examination.
  • Every candidate has attended a minimum of 75% of the delivered number of lectures in each paper.
  • The shortage in the attendance of lectures by the candidate will be condoned as per University rules.

There will be four papers of four credit each. If the Departmental Ph.D./M.Phil. Course Committee decided to include elective papers depending on specializations, then there can be three compulsory core papers (one of Research Methodology) and one optional.


The medium of instruction and examination shall be English except the language subject for which the medium shall be the language concerned. Provided the candidates in the subjects of Sanskrit, Persian and Religious Studies shall be permitted at their option to offer medium of examination as under:

Sanskrit: Sanskrit or Hindi or Punjabi or English Persian: Persian or Urdu or Punjabi or English Religious Studies: English or Punjabi


The candidates pursuing Ph. D. Course Work other than the subject of Punjabi shall be required to pass subject of Punjabi of Matriculation or equivalent examination, any time before Viva-Voce for the award of Ph. D. Degree except those who have already passed examination in Punjabi of that level or higher level.

The foreign students will have to pass Elementary Course in Punjabi – I, Non-Punjabi Ph.D. scholars from other states of India will have to pass Elementary Course in Punjabi – II.


In each paper a maximum of 50% weightage will be given to continuous assessment or sessional work which shall be based on two house tests (maximum 30%) one seminars 10% and one assignment 10%. The examination conducted by the University in each theory/practical course shall has 50% weightage.


Such candidates will be allowed to appear in the University examination who satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have been on the rolls of the Department concerned throughout the semester preceding the examination.
  • Have earned a minimum grade B in the sessional work.
  • Have their names submitted to the Dean, Academic Affairs by the Head of the Department along with certificate to be signed by the Head of the Department of having attended not less than 75% of the total delivered lectures in each paper (Theory/Practical/Tutorials and Seminars) separately.
  • In addition to the above, the ordinances of the University in respect of Ph.D. Programme shall apply.

NOTE: Must see latest UGC Gazette notification of 5th may 2016 regarding minimum standards and procedure for awards of Ph.D degree on website ‘www.pupadmissions.ac.in’

Text Box: Ragging in any form is not allowed. As per order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court "If any incident of ragging comes to the notice of authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain and if explanation is not satisfactory, the authority would expel him from the institution".

Important Note:



Detail of the Hostel Charges can be obtained from the Provost/Hostel Warden or the candidates can refer to the Handbook of Information 2022-23 available at website www.pupadmissions.ac.in.


  • The schedule of payment of the hostel charges will be the same as in the case of tuition fee. In case a student does not pay the hostel charges within the due date, it shall be the responsibility of the Warden to ensure that such student does not continue to stay/reside in the hostel.
  • Once a student is admitted to the hostel, he/she cannot stop paying the hostel rent on the plea that he/she has stopped residing in the hostel. In order to vacate hostel accommodation, the student is required to obtain the prior permission of Warden/Senior Warden/Provost and send a prior intimation to the Accounts Branch of the University, positively.
  • If the name of the student is struck off due to non-payment of hostel dues from the list of the hostellers, he can be allowed re-admission with the approval of the Dean Students/Provost.
  • The students of low income group can be given free accommodation in the University Hostels. In addition to it, five outstanding players and two outstanding students involved in cultural activities can also be given free accommodation. In order to exempt above mentioned students from payment of room rent, the committee consisting of following members will send recommendation through Dean Students to the Vice-Chancellor for approval.
    • Dean Students/Provost              Chairman
    • Director, Youth Welfare
    • Director, Sports
    • One nominee of the Vice-Chancellor

Tuition and Hostel charges shall be paid in the concerned Department and Hostel. The tuition fee shall be charged for 12 months as given below:

  • Examination fee will be deposited separately according to the Examination Schedule.
    • The students have the option to deposit fee for the whole year/session in one installment.
    • If a student does not deposit hostel charges/tuition fee by the due date, he will have to pay fine as per rules.
    • The fee for semester 2nd and 3rd will be paid without late fee within ten working days after the 1st and 2nd semester examinations respectively.
    • However, if a candidate fails to pay the fee within the ten days due to some special reason, he can be granted another ten days for admission with Vice-Chancellor’s permission. Thereafter, only readmission will be allowed.

The Dean Students/Provost is authorized to remit the fine if he feels that the student could not deposit the fee for some genuine reasons. Provided further that non-payment of any dues for more than 15 days, the name of the student shall be struck off from the rolls of the department. Such students, however, can seek re- admission and in case if allowed, all the dues, late fee charges and admission fee etc. as provided shall have to be paid.

If a candidate is absent from the class for 10 days continuously, his/her name shall be struck off from the rolls of the department. Such students, however, can seek re-admission and in case if allowed by the competent authority, they shall have to pay Rs. 465/- as re-admission charges.


All refunds will be as per University Rules. For refund rules see Handbook of Information 2022-23.

Note: If the name of the student is struck off due to non-payment of hostel dues from the list of the hostellers he/she can be allowed re-admission with the approval of the Dean Students/Provost.


International Students are admitted under three categories:

  1. Students sponsored by the Government of India agencies like ICCR, Ministry of HRD etc.
  2. Students sponsored by their respective Governments/Embassies, under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Punjabi University, Patiala.
  3. Self financing students recommended by their respective Government or Embassy.

All International Students must possess a valid student visa and an HIV negative test report from a recognized/government medical hospital/laboratory in India.

Text Box: All disputes arising from this document or connected therewith are subject to the territorial jurisdiction of courts situated at Patiala only and to the exclusion of all other courts.
Text Box: As per direction of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and guidelines laid down by UGC, Punjabi University, Patiala has "Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Cell" to deal with issues of gender based harassment and violence on the Campuses. The cell addresses the complaints of sexual harassment nature from students, research scholars, teachers and non-teaching employees of the various departments of the University, its constituent colleges, regional centres and neighbourhood campuses. The information is available at:


Please refer to the main Handbook of Information for admission, Punjabi University, Patiala in relation to the Reservation Policy at website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/.


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