Top 10 Universities of Punjab | Admission process and Details
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Planning for higher studies in Punjab’s Top-ranked universities? This list will provide the best and plus top-ranked universities in Punjab. After reading this whole article you will have very useful information about these listed universities such as description, placement, courses they offer, their location, and also, ranking and awards won by them.
01. Punjab University
Punjab University is one of the reputed universities in India. It is located in the country’s famous city of Chandigarh (Punjab). Many famous personalities have emerged from this university, including the former Prime Minister of the country, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
• In 1867, it was proposed to establish a university in the province of Punjab, and in 1882, ‘Punjab University’ was established, especially for the study of Eastern languages.
• The university campus in Sector 14 and 25 of Chandigarh city is spread over an area of about 550 acres.
• The University has 75 faculty facilities and research departments.
• There are more than 188 sprawling colleges affiliated to the university in Punjab and a rural regional center in Kauni and 3 regional centers in Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur.
Uni Rank, an international organization that released the World Top Educational Institute and University rankings, released the ranking of Top 20 Indian University 2018, in which Punjab University got 15th rank.
02. Lovely Professional University
Lovely Professional University is a private university which is located in Jalandhar district, Punjab. This university tops the private universities of the country. There are many courses available at LPU. Students can take admission for graduation, postgraduate, and doctoral-level studies from this university. Apart from these courses, students can also do diploma and certificate courses from here.
Spread over 600 acres, LPU’s campus is no less than any city. On one side there are the modern labs on the campus, the largest auditorium and library in the country, on the other side the campus itself has shopping malls, hospitals, post offices, and also the university even has its own hotel. The hospital here is open round the clock to look after the health of the students and there is also a pharmacy center in the hospital itself.
If the students are not able to get admission in IIT, then it is not that they cannot start their engineering career from any other higher educational institution. In this context, there are specialized institutions in the country that are not inferior to IITs in any way to get an engineering degree — such as the Lovely Professional University (LPU). Which is the best institute that has emerged in a different and special way in the Indian education sector? LPU is the right choice for students, not only for engineering but also for other programs.
LPU’s biggest strength is student placements. LPU has set a record for the highest number of consecutive placements in North India for the last three years. In big companies like Google, Amazon, LPU students are working in high positions with a salary package of more than one crore rupees. A company like Cognizant alone, the world’s number three IT company, hired 1900 students of LPU. In this way, LPU students are appointed in good companies in every corner of the world.
03. Chandigarh University
Chandigarh University (CU) is a Private University certified with A+ Grade by NAAC. The university has 13,221 total number of students with more than 5,500 girl students over all departments. There are a total of 16 departments that are giving many specializations in undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. courses. Admission to these courses is awarded on the basis of score in CUCET examinations administered at the university’s level.
The university has appeared as one of the top universities in terms of placement and is also recognized and approved by various organizations for its high placement record. Organizations around the world are really worried about their financial conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the same Chandigarh University has beaten all odds and made many recruitments by top multinationals during record-breaking campus placements this year (2020). More than 6,617 offers have been composed for students in engineering, MBA, hotel management, pharmacy, biotechnology, media, and other programs.
Dr. RS Bawa, the vice-chancellor of the University of Chandigarh, lauded this record-breaking achievement, saying: “Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Nautics, Capgemini, Cognizant, Accenture are among the few multinationals participating in the recruitment process this year.
According to Dr. Bawa, it is heartening to see how the number of offers made by Fortune 500 companies and the top 100 companies in India has seen a huge jump in the first stage placements.
More than 1,500 students have got several offers, and the highest package ever offered is Rs 35 lakh per annum by the students of IT Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. The largest package offered to automobile and mechanical engineering students is Rs 21 lakh per annum and to the students of civil, electronics, and electrical branches, it has reached Rs 20 lakh annually.
04. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET)
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) is founded in 1956 and established in Patiala, Punjab. Known amongst the best private universities and technical institutes in the nation, the institute has been officially declared with an ‘A’ category by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The TIET has been ranked 210 by the QS World University Rankings in Asia region. TIET has 6 schools, 8 departments, and 8 centers giving various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. Admission to the courses is done on the basis of credit got in past qualifying exams. The University also allows admission on the basis of score in national level exams like GMAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT, etc.
TIET has more than 11,000 students across a 300 acres campus area in its two campuses; one in Patiala and another is in Dera Bassi. These are furnished with the latest facilities to guarantee that students have access to the best support for learning, research, sports, and personality development. The placement offered has been consistently over 90% for the last 6 years. The largest package for 2020 was recorded at INR 43 Lacs. TIET also offers scholarships worth INR 14 crores.
05. Chitkara University, Punjab
Founded in 2010 by the Punjab State Legislature under The Chitkara University Act, Chitkara University is a government-recognized. It is the single Indian University to be amongst the top 8 leading finalists for the category ‘Technological Innovation of the Year’ for the reputed ‘Times Higher Education Asia Awards 2020’. Praised as the Oscars in Higher Education, where around 150 universities across the world have participated. At the beginning of the year 2020, Chitkara University won E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation (E-LEAD) Certification from QS IGUAGE.
Today, Chitkara has 12 institutions giving knowledge in disciplines of Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Management, Healthcare, Media, Pharmacy, Arts & Design, Education, Applied Sciences, Hospitality, and Applied Engineering. Holding more than 13,000 students and 900 staff, Also, it is one of the best universities in North India that is also recognized by the government.
Chitkara University has great strength for placements. When the world’s most selective companies seek new, innovative ability, they prefer to Chitkara University. Top FMCG organizations, financial institutions, consulting firms, consumer products manufacturers, and technology firms are amongst those firms that hire graduates and interns and full-time workers. Some of the prominent recruiters are Infosys, Cybage, ITC Infotech, Wipro, Hitachi, Honda, Panasonic, Sterling and Wilson, Future Group, Kotak Mahindra, etc.
06. Guru Nanak Dev University
Guru Nanak Dev University is a state government university, rated by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade and also UGC. Founded in the year 1969 on the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Amritsar, Punjab. The university gives UG, PG, and Doctoral programs such as B.Tech, B.Sc.,B.Com (H), BBA, BA (Hons), B.Arch., LLB, B.A.LLB, BTTM, BHMCT, B.Lib., B.Planning, B.Pharm., BPES, BPEd., BPT, and B.Ed courses at the UG level. Entry to these courses is based on an entrance test led by the university.
Guru Nanak Dev University admissions are offered both on merit and entrance-basis. For the UG level, the applicant must have qualified class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks and 45% marks in the related subject. For B.Tech., the applicant must have qualified Class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks and must hold the best JEE Main scores.
- GNDU has been ranked Overall 88th and 51 University level in the rankings list of NIRF 2020.
- GNDU is rated among the top 10 state government colleges and the top 9% universities in the world by the World University Ranking.
- The University is ranked 73rd by the QS 2020.
In the placement of the 2019-20 year, 729 students from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar was won in top-recruiting firms such as TCS Digital, TCS Codevita Ninja, KPMG, Capgemini, ICICI Bank, Cognizant, Wipro, HDFC Life, etc. The pay packages awarded to them were between INR 2 LPA to INR 7 LPA.
07. I.K Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU)
Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar was founded in the year 1997 by the Government of Punjab. It is appreciated for giving higher education in Engineering, Technology, Management, and Allied Sciences. The university carries a unique style of covering almost the entire color of education in the current competing world. Since its beginning, the university has earned enormous accolades not only nationwide but also globally for its outstanding academic curriculum and infrastructure facilities. Punjab Technical University has set up more than 300 Study Centers in all-over the regions of Punjab and over the nation, which are transferring the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in IT, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical & Hotel Management & Tourism, Applied Technologies, and Media Technologies.
The placement is outstanding and similar to other IITs, being new, it has earned a lot of reputation because of the study and research. All large businesses such as Microsoft, Oracle, Nvidia, Salesforce, Adobe, MathWorks, Oyo, Xilinx, etc visit campus. There was a 100% placement for MTech this year. The average package is about 16 LPA MTech student get a stipend of Rs 12400 every month by MHRD.
08. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology – [NIT], JALANDHAR
Founded in 1987, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was previously known as Regional Engineering College. In 2002, it observed a change in its status as the National Institute of Technology. At present, it carries the position of an “institute of national importance”. The courses given by this institution are B Tech, M Tech, M Sc, Ph.D., and PGDM programs in Management and Engineering. The selection method is based on the number scored in several entrance tests. Every year, the campus welcomes several remarkable recruiters who conduct appropriate tests to get qualified candidates.
09. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), founded in the year 2007. The institute is affiliated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, and recognized by Autonomous Institute. IISER provides BS-MS Dual Degree, Integrated Ph.D., and Ph.D. programs. It’s official website is www.iisermohali.ac.in. You will have to clear these entrance examination to enter in this college- GATE/CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/NBHM-JRF/JGEEBILS (TIFR/NCBS)/GPAT/ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE, JEE Channel, and KVPY Channel.
Placements depend upon student’s skills and eligibility. This is a research college. Students come here to proceed with a career in Research. They either come here for Ph.D. or to capable enough to apply for Ph.D. Most of the students here pursue a Ph.D. after their PG. Else there are companies that directly hire students from the campus.
10. Central University of Punjab
The Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda (CUP) was organized by the Central Universities Act 2009. The campus is constructed over 500 acres of area. CUP faculty is close with their students and support them carefully. The Central University of Punjab gives research-oriented masters and doctoral degrees. The applicant must pass through CUCET for the Central University of Punjab admissions in various courses. UGC-NET JRF qualified applicants are also eligible to give exams.
The university grants placements and career direction to its scholars. The placement group under academic interests administers campus placements and internships. Around 50% of the learners get placed, and 70% of the learners get internships.