Central University of Punjab

The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (Punjab) came into existence by the Central Universities Act, 2009. The university extends its territorial jurisdiction over the entire Punjab. The University aims at carving out and preserving its national character through its research and instructional programmes. It will be a multi-faculty and a multi-facility university with up to date infrastructure. It also wants to bring to the public the diverse technological trends so that the whole society benefits from it. The Visitor and the Chancellor of the University is Smt. Pratibha Patil while the Vice-Chancellor is Dr. JaiRup Singh

The Central University at present is functioning from a Camp Office situated at Civil Station, which is in close proximity to the city. The university campus (Camp Office) would move to Transit Campus of the University, very soon. The present campus sprawls over 35 acres of land and is located on the Bathinda – Delhi highway, which is only 5 Kms from the Bathinda main bus stand.

The campus of the Central University of Punjab provides the students and other members with an ideal, peaceful and secure environment for educational pursuits. It has an individual administrative block and will have water and electricity supply very soon. The academic section will be outfitted with excellent laboratories, library, seminar halls, computer labs, research laboratories, faculty rooms, etc. There will also be residential areas for the faculty members and other staff, located within this Central University campus.

The University, which is an important link in the list of new Central Universities being established recently, has been set up in such an area where the backward classes also have the opportunity to seek higher education. It will also develop itself as an “environment friendly green university”. This university of higher education is destined to appear as an excellent provider of teaching, research, skills, knowledge, ethics etc. It has already started its 1st academic year in 2009.

The schools that have already been proposed to be established under the schools are
  • School of Languages, Literature and Culture
  • School of Emerging Life Science Technologies
  • School of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • School of Design & Planning
  • School of Information & Communicative Sciences
  • School of Global Relations
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Management
  • School of Legal Studies and Governance
  • School of Health Sciences
The courses and programmes to be undertaken by the Central University of Punjab in the academic session of 2010-11 are

M.Phil and Ph.D (Integrated Courses) in
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Biosciences
  • South & Central Asian Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Genetic Diseases and Molecular Medicine
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
M.Tech. and Ph.D (Integrated Courses) in
  • Computer Sciences and Technology
M. Arch. in
  • Green Architecture and Landscape Design
L.L.M. and Ph.D (Integrated Courses) in
  • Environmental Law
This futuristic and ultra-modern seat of learning will also offer instructions in social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, Environment, Earth Studies, Humanities, Language and Literature, Global Economics, Global Relations, Information and Communicative Science, Technology, Engineering, and medicine, Basic and Applied Science, Design and Planning, extramural studies and training services. It will also have diverse undergraduate courses.

The other facilities provided by the Central University of Punjab are Wi-Fi system, Library, medical, hostels for both boys and girls.

Last Updated on : March 28, 2016