Universities In Punjab

The state of Punjab is home to many renowned universities in the country. On this page, you will find a complete list of universities in Punjab, which includes both govt universities and private universities in the state. A list of deemed universities in the state is also given here. Do you know how many universities in Punjab? There are total 29 universities in the state, which includes 11 govt universities and 16 private universities. Alongwith these 27 institutions of higher education, there are two institutes which have the status of deemed university. Some basic information like the major areas of education, address of university, phone number, email etc. is given. The link to official website of each university is also given.
We have divided the list into three sections Government Universities in Punjab, Private Universities in Punjab and Deemed Universities in Punjab. The section of government universities includes both state and central universities. The list includes only those universities which are approved by UGC (University Grants Commission). Also check our page on Universities in Chandigarh. Disclaimar: This information is given only for the general knowledge purpose only. For any information related to courses offered, admissions, approvals of university etc., we would recommend that you should visit the official website of UGC (University Grants Commission) or the official website of concerned university.
Some important links of official site of UGC are given below:
State University List (Punjab) - UGC Website
Private University List (Punjab) - UGC Website

Government Universities in Punjab

There are total 13 government universities in Punjab, which includes twelve state universities and one central university. Some of the latest additions to this list are Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University, Punjab Sports University and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur State University of Law.
  1. Punjabi University, Patiala
    Punjabi University was established in 1962 in Patiala city of Punjab. It was established for the cause of Punjabi language, literature, art and culture. The university is spread over an area of 600 acres and is one of the largest universities of Punjab.
    Major Streams: Humanities, Commerce, Science, Engineering.
    Official website : Punjabi University
  2. Guru Nanak Dev University - Amritsar (GNDU)
    It was established in 1969 to commemorate the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism. It is spread over an area of 500 acres towards the west of the city.
    Major Streams: Humanities, Commerce, Science, Engineering.
    Official website : Guru Nanak Dev University
  3. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
    Established in 1998 in Faridkot, this is the first university of Punjab dedicated for medical education and research. The university is named after the great sufi saint Baba Farid ji.
    Major Streams: Medical Science
    Official website : Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
  4. Guru Ravidas Ayurved University, Hoshiarpur
    The university was established for the education and research in the field of ayurvedic and homoeopathic medicines.
    Major Streams: Ayurved and Homoeopathic Medicine
    Address: Jodhamal Road, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
    Phones: 01882-243326, 01882-240326, 078349-95569
    Email: graupunjab@gmail.com
    Official website : Guru Ravidas Ayurved University
  5. Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)
    Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 in Ludhiana city of Punjab. This was one of the first universities established for agricultural research and education. The university played a vital role in green revolution in India. In 2006, College of Veterinary Science was upgraded to Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University.
    Major Streams: Agricultural Science, Veterinary Science
    Official website : Punjab Agricultural University
  6. I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU)
    The university was established in 1997 to promote technical education in the state of Punjab. Earlier, the name of the university was Punjab Technical University and it was later renamed after the name of former prime minister of India Inder Kumar Gujral (I.K. Gujral). The main campus of the university is located on Jalandhar - Kapurthala road in Kapurthala district of Punjab.
    Major Streams: Engineering, Technical Education, Business Management
    Official website : Punjab Technical University
  7. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University
    This is a government university, established to impart technical education in the state. The technical education institutes (engineering colleges) in Punjab were earlier affiliated with PTU. Now such institutes in some districts of Punjab come under this new university.
    Address: Lal Singh Nagar, Bathinda, Punjab
    Major Streams: Engineering, Architecture
    Phone: 0164-2280197 Address: Bathinda, Punjab (India). Pincode - 151001.
    Official Website : Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University
  8. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
    Address: Ludhiana (Punjab) India Phone No: 0161-2553342,+91-161-2553394 Email: reqistargadvasu@gmail.com
    Website: www.gadvasu.in
  9. Central University of Punjab
    City Campus, Mansa Road, Bathinda (Punjab). Pin Code - 151001.
    Phones: 0164-2864122, 0164-2430586, 0164-2864105, 0164-2864109
    Email: cupb.admissions2015@gmail.com, vc@cup.ac.in
    Website: Central University of Punjab
  10. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
    Address: Bhadson Road, Patiala (Punjab) Phone No: 0175-2391600, 2391601, 2391602, 2391603 Email: info@rgnul.ac.in
    Website: www.rgnul.ac.in
  11. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University
    Address: Mohindra Kothi, Near Fountain Chowk, Patiala (Punjab) - 147001 Website: www.pgsgcpe.com
  12. Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University (PSOU) - This university was established in 2019 for open learning in Punjab.
    Address: C/28 Lower Mall, Patiala, Punjab, 147001 Website: https://psou.ac.in/
  13. Sri Guru Teg Bahadur State University of Law - It is a state university established in 2020 on the occassion of 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur ji. The university was establish for the development and advancement of specialized education in the field of law
    Address: Village Kairon, Tarn Taran (Punjab)

Private Universities in Punjab

There are total 16 private universities in Punjab. Do you know which is the first private university in Punjab? Lovely Private University (LPU) was the first private university in Punjab.
  1. DAV University
    Address: Village Sarmastpur, Jalandhar - Pathankot National Highway (NH 44), Jalandhar - 144 012, Punjab
    Phones: Registrar: 0181-2708845, Admission: 0181-2708848 Mobile:8195000352
    Website: DAV University
  2. Desh Bhagat University
    Address: Amloh Road, Mandi Gobindgarh, Distt:Fategarh Sahib. Pin : 147301 Phone No: 01765-520523-24 Email: contact@deshbhagatuniversity.in
    Website: deshbhagatuniversity.in
  3. Lovely Professional University
    Address: Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road, National Highway 1, Phagwara, (Punjab) Pin : 144411 Phone No: 0182-4404404
    Website: www.lpu.in
  4. Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University
    Address: Fategarh Sahib (Punjab) Pin : 140406 Phone No: 01763-232300 Email: info@sggswu.org
    Website: sggswu.org
  5. Chandigarh University
    NH95, Gharuan, Mohali (Punjab) Phones:+91-160-3051003, +91-160-2710300 +1800 200 0025 info@chandigarhuniversity.ac.in
    Website: chandigarhuniversity.ac.in
    Chandigarh University is private or government - Many friends asked me the question - Is Chandigarh University private or government? The answer is that its a Private university. Please note that there is university in Chandigarh city named as "Panjab University (P.U.)", this is different from Chandigarh University (C.U.).
  6. Adesh University
    Adesh University, Bathinda is managed by Adesh Foundation and was given status of university in 2012 by government of Punjab.
    Major Streams: Medical Sciences (M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.Sc. Nursing), Technical Education
    Address: NH-7, Barnala Road, Bathinda (Punjab). Pin Code: 151109
    Phones: 99140-12277,99140-12266, 0164-5055172
    Email: mail@adeshuniversity.ac.in
    Official website : Adesh University
  7. Akal University
    Akal University was established by Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib.
    Major Streams: Humanities, Commerce, Science, Religious Studies.
    Address: Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab
    Phones: 07087775533, 07087775544, 07087775566, 07087775588
    Email: info@akaluniversity.in
    Official website : Akal University
  8. Chitkara University
    Chitkara University was established in 2010 and is run by Chitkara Educational Trust. Chitkara Educational Trust first started an engineering college at the present campus of Chitkara University in 2002. Later on, many other colleges and courses were added at the same campus and it was given the status of university in 2010.
    Major Streams: Management, Technical Education, Pharmacy.
    Address: Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway (NH- 64), Punjab- 140 401
    Phones: 0172-172 4090900, 01762-507084/86
    Email: admissions@chitkara.edu.in
    Official Website : Chitkara University
  9. GNA University
    GNA University, Phagwara is one of the industry led universities, promoted by S. Amar Singh Educational Charitable Trust, Jalandhar. The industrialist family of GNA Udyog Limited manages the affairs of this educational trust and the university.
    Major Streams: Technical Education, CAD/CAM, Management
    Address: Sri Hargobindgarh, Phagwara- Hoshiarpur Road, Phagwara, Punjab, Pin Code – 144405
    Phones: 01824–504999, 01824-504914, 9876200089
    Email: info@gna.university, admissions@gna.university
    Official Website : GNA University
  10. Guru Kashi University
    GKU has been established by the Act of the Legislature of the state of Punjab, under the “GURU KASHI UNIVERSITY ACT 2011” (Punjab Act No 37 of 2011), to provide education at all levels in all disciplines of higher education (including professional, medical, technical, general education) through all the modes of education.
    Major Streams: Technical Education, Management
    Address: Sardoolgarh Road, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab. Pin Code - 151302
    Phones: 01655-324777, 9914283400, 9914286400, 9914225400
    Email: info@gurukashiuniversity.in
    Official Website : Guru Kashi University
  11. Sant Baba Bhag Singh University
    Sant Baba Bhag Singh University was established in 2014 and is managed by Sant Baba Bhag Singh Memorial Charitable Society
    Major Streams: Commerce, Science, Engineering
    Address: Village Khiala, Padhiana, Jalandhar, Punjab 144030
    Phones: 0181-2711633, 81466-20135, 81466-20136
    Email: admissions@sbbsuniversity.in
    Official Website : Sant Baba Bhag Singh University
  12. Rayat-Bahra University
    Rayat-Bahra University is run by Rayat-Bahra Group. The group was successfully running various institues for last 14 years including engineering college, pharmacy college, management and hotel management institutes at the present campus of the university and it was given the status of university by Punjab government in 2014. The university is located near Chandigarh, at a distance of approximately 3 KM from Kharar on the Kharar - Ropar road.
    Major Streams: Engineering, Law, Pharmaceutical Science, Hotel Management
    Address: V.P.O. Sahauran, Tehsil Kharar, Distt. Mohali. Pincode - 140104
    Phones: 0181-2711633, 81466-20135, 81466-20136
    Email: info@rayatbahrauniversity.edu.in
    Official Website : Rayat-Bahra University
  13. RIMT University
    Started as Regional Institute of Management and Technology (RIMT), it was converted to a university in the year 2015.
    Major Streams: Engineering, Management, Law, Para Medical Sciences, Hotel Management
    Address: Opposite Floating Restaurant, Sirhind Side, Mandi Gobindgarh-147301, Punjab
    Phones: 1800-137-0022
    Email: info@rimt.ac.in
    Official Website : RIMT University
  14. Sri Guru Ramdas University of Health Sciences
    SGPC is running a medical college Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (SGRDIMSR) at Amritsar. In 2016, the college was upgraded to a university. The university is run by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC).
    Major Streams: Medical Science, M.B.B.S., M.D., Nursing, Dental College
    Address: Mehta Road, PO Vallah, Amritsar, Punjab. Pin Code - 143501
    Phone No: 0183-2870200, 3299311
    Email: sgrdimsar.asr@gmail.com
    Official Website : Sri Guru Ramdas University of Health Sciences
  15. CT University, Ludhiana
    Punjab Vidhan Sabha passed a bill on 19 Dec 2016 to approve the creation of CT University. CT University is coming up near Ludhiana city, on Ludhiana-Firozpur highway. The construction of the buildings of this university is going on in full swing at this new campus. It is being established by CT group, which is successfully running various colleges in Jalandhar. At the time of updating this page (Page Updated On 19/12/2016), there is not much information available about this university as this university is just approved today. The details about the courses offered, university phone number, email etc. will be updated soon.
  16. Amity University (Mohali): Amity University (Mohali) is one of the many universities established by not-for-profit Amity Foundation and is located in IT City, Mohali. Address: Sector 82 Alpha, IT City, International Airport Road, Mohali
    Phone No: 080459–26489
    Email: info@pb.amity.edu
    Official Website : https://amity.edu/

Deemed Universities in Punjab

  1. Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
    Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology is a deemed university. This is a very reputed engineering college of Punjab which is deemed as university.
    Major Streams: Engineering, Business Management
    Address: Adarsh Nagar, Prem Nagar, Patiala. (Punjab) Pin : 147004
    Phone No: 0175-2393021, 2364498, 2393020
    Email: registar@thapar.edu
    Official Website : Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
  2. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET)
    This is a very reputed engineering college of Punjab which is deemed as university. The institute is run by the central government.
    Major Streams: Engineering, Science
    Address: Longowal, Dist. Sangrur, Punjab. Pincode – 148106
    Phone No: 01672-280057, 01672-253100
    Email: director@sliet.ac.in
    Official Website : Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology

Upcoming Universities in Punjab

  • Ashoka University (Mohali): Punjab Government has allotted a 50 acre site at IT City (Mohali) to founders of Ashoka University to setup a world class technology university.
    The New Delhi-based Reimagining Higher Education Foundation, a not-for-profit initiative based on collective public philanthropy, which had established the world-class Ashoka University in Sonepat, will be setting up a 21st Century Technology University with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.
  • Skill Development University, Chamkaur Sahib : Punjab Chief Minister made an announcement to setup a skill development university at Chamkaur Sahib, Ropar. The project would come up in 100 acres and an announcement in this regard was made by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in his budget speech in 2017.