Central University of Punjab


Central University of Punjab
Logo of CUPB.jpg
Other name
CU Punjab
TypeCentral University
Academic affiliations
University Grants Commission; National Assessment and Accreditation Council; Association of Commonwealth Universities[1]
ChancellorJagbir Singh
Vice-ChancellorR.P. Tiwari
Location, ,

30°08′24″N 74°47′27″E / 30.14000°N 74.79083°E / 30.14000; 74.79083Coordinates: 30°08′24″N 74°47′27″E / 30.14000°N 74.79083°E / 30.14000; 74.79083
CampusRural, 500 acres (200 ha)

Central University of Punjab is a Central University located in Ghudda village of Bathinda, Punjab, India. It has been established through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by Govt. of India. The territorial jurisdiction of Central University of Punjab is whole of the State of Punjab.[2] Central University of Punjab has been ranked as number one amongst newly established central universities in India consistently since 2012 as per university rankings of Researchgate and Scopus.[3]

The Central Universities Bill 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It also seeks to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities.[4]

University Profile

Central University of Punjab City Campus

The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (Punjab) has been established through the Central Universities Act 2009 which received the assent of the President of India on 20 March 2009. Its territorial jurisdiction extends to the whole State of Punjab.

It started its functioning from Camp Office in April 2009, which happens to be the residence of the Vice-Chancellor, and from November 2009 it shifted to its City Campus spread over an area of 35 acres. Recently shifted and fully operational in the main campus at Ghudda Village (21.5 km from Bathinda Bus Stand) on Bathinda-Badal Road. It is also 32 km far away from Mandi Dabwali (Haryana). Mandi Dabwali has well connected to New Delhi via NH9.


The university offers mainly research oriented master's and doctoral degree programmes: Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A., M.Pharm., M.Tech., LL.M., M.Ed. and MBA [5]

Schools and centres

School of Basic Sciences

  1. Department of Applied Agriculture
  2. Department of Biochemistry
  3. Department of Botany
  4. Department of Chemistry
  5. Department of Computational Sciences
  6. Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  7. Department of Microbiology
  8. Department of Physics
  9. Department of Zoology

School of Education

  1. Department of Education
  2. Department of Physical Education

School of Engineering & Technology

  1. Department of Computer Science and Technology

School of Environment and Earth Sciences

  1. Department of Environmental Science and Technology
  2. Department of Geography
  3. Department of Geology

School of International Studies

  1. Department of South and Central Asian Studies

School of Health Sciences

  1. Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine
  2. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Natural Products
  3. Department of Pharmacology

School of Languages, Literature and Culture

  1. Department of English
  2. Department of Performing & Fine Arts
  3. Department of Punjabi
  4. Department of Hindi

School of Legal Studies and Governance

  1. Department of Law

School of Social Sciences

  1. Department of Economic Studies
  2. Department of Psychology
  3. Department of Sociology
  4. Department of History

School of Management

  1. Department of Financial Administration
  2. School of Information and Communication Studies
  3. Department of Library and Information Sciences
  4. Department of Mass Communication and Media Studies

Accreditation and ranking


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[6]87
NIRF (Universities) (2021)[7]84

In the young age of seven years of establishment, university has proved itself with NAAC 'A' Grade.

The Central University of Punjab ranked 84th among universities by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2021.[7]

Research contributions

Researchers from this university had contributed in a number of peer-reviewed scientific research. Among these are discovery of new species of marine alga Ulva paschima and Cladophora goensis, first report of endophytic algae from Indian Ocean, discovery of the geographical origin of Holy Basil as North-Central India, Molecular assessment of Hypnea valentiae-a red alga from West and East coast of India and multitargetted molecular docking analysis of plant-derived natural compounds against PI3K Pathway.

See also


  1. ^ "Association of Commonwealth Universities Membars-Asia". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/vikas_doc/docs/1241592408~~1235040259_central_University_Bill_2009.pdf
  3. ^ "Central University Punjab ranked among top universities of India - Times of India".
  4. ^ "Parliament passes bill to set 12 central varsities". The Times of India. 25 February 2009. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Admission notification:2011-2012". projects.eduquity.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  6. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.

External links

  • Official Website