Spread over an area of 500acres, Central University of Punjab was established in 2009. It is one of the Central Universities of India, situated in Bhatinda, Punjab. It is a UGC recognized university offering post graduate and Integrated M.Phil./Ph.D programs. It is a newly established academic institution offering quality education. Central University of Punjab has a total of 12 schools. Its territorial jurisdiction extends to the whole State of Punjab.
Guru Nanak Dev University or G.N.D.U. was established at Amritsar, India on November 24, 1969 to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev's birth quincentenary celebrations. Guru Nanak Dev University campus is spread over 500 acres (2 km²) near village of Kot Khalsa, nearly 8 km west of the Amritsar City on Amritsar - Lahore highway, next to Khalsa College, Amritsar.G.N.D.U. is both a residential and an affiliating University. In conceiving the future course of the University, the objectives enshrined in the Act 1969, emphasized that the new university would make provision for imparting education and promoting research in the humanities, learned professions, sciences, especially of applied nature and technology. Studies and research on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, in addition to working towards the promotion of Punjabi language and spreading education among educationally backward classes and communities were the other commitments.
Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, is a private semi-residential university created under state government private university act. LPU is the largest private university in India in terms of potential student intake, and is situated on 800+ acres of green area on NH-1 at the entry of Jalandhar city. The university currently has 35,000 students from 29 states and 8 countries and over 150 programs.
LPU is recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. It is a residential university with separate hostels for both boys and girls housing more than 10,000 residents. It is branded for promotion as a "global university with boasting distinctive strengths in education and entrepreneurship", and imparts education through more than 150 Diploma, Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctorate programmes.
The PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh was established as Mugalpura Engineering College at Lahore (now in Pakistan) on November 9, 1921. The name of the college was later changed to Maclagan Engineering College and it’s started functioning under the name on March 19, 1924. In 1931, the college became affiliated to Punjab University, Lahore.
In 1966, with the formation of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the college came under control of the government of India through Chandigarh Administration. In October 2003, the government of India notified the Punjab Engineering College as a Deemed to be University and thereafter it became known as Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University).
Punjab Technical University (commonly known as PTU) at Jalandhar was established by an act of State Legislature on 16 Jan 1997, to promote technical, management and pharmaceutical education in the Punjab state at the degree level and above. Being an education and research university, it has a mandate to set up centres of excellence in emerging technologies and for promoting training and research and development in these areas.
PTU has 150 engineering colleges, 156 management colleges, 96 pharmacy colleges, 68 architecture colleges, 41 B.Sc MLT colleges and 42 hotel management and catering technology colleges, and 302 learning centers under distance education. It has taken new initiatives in technical education to provide latest trends in technology and give opportunities to student and faculty to interact with the technology leaders in the country including e-Governance to PTU.
Punjabi University, located at Patiala, is one of the premier institutions of higher education in Punjab, India.It was established on the 30 April 1962, and is only the second University in the world to be named after a language, after Hebrew University of Israel. Originally the university was conceived as a unitary multi-faculty teaching and research university, and primarily meant for the development and enrichment of Punjabi language and culture, but alive to the social and educational requirements of the state.
Established in year 1956, Thapar University was formerly known as Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It is one of the few UGC recognized engineering universities of India. Thapar University was granted full autonomy and the status of a Deemed University in year 1985 by UGC.TU strives to maintain academic excellence and to create an environment that encourages scholarly inquiry and research. NAAC, an Autonomous Institution of UGC, has reaccredited Thapar University with ‘Grade A’ award.
Thapar University, Patiala is ranked No. 17 by India Today in the list of Top 25 Engineering colleges of India. Thapar University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering, Science, Management and Social Sciences. The 250 acres campus of Thapar University is situated in the historic city of Patiala, Punjab. Thapar University offers courses at the bachelors, masters and Ph. D., level in several disciplines of engineering, technology and management sciences.