List of Universities in Chandigarh
Updated on: Mar 26, 2013
Chandigarh, a Union territory of India and capital of Punjab and Haryana, serves host to institutes of national importance. Chandigarh is reputed for facilitating quality education. The state has become a study hub for the students coming from all over India, such as Uttaranchal, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Universities in Chandigarh are renowned for competitive exams in India and abroad.
Universities of Chandigarh offer courses such as Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering etc. Some universities in Chandigarh provide financial assistance to students who are from financially weaker sections of the society.
Such students are also provided the opportunity to study technical and vocational courses. The universities in Chandigarh are well equipped with modern facilities and educational tools such as computers, libraries, and students-accommodations.
The leading universities and institutions in Chandigarh (India) are Panjab University, PEC University of Technology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, among the other universities.
Panjab University is one of the oldest Universities in India. The University has imparted instructions for the academic disciplines such as, science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports.
The UGC has selected Panjab University for an academic collaboration with Oxford Brookes University. The University is also equipped with modern facilities such as computers and libraries.
Punjab Engineering College was earlier known as the Maclagan Engineering College, Punjab Engineering College started its operations from Pakistan. When India became independent, the college was being operated from the premises of Thomson Engineering College, now the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee). The Institute was relocated to its present location in Chandigarh in January 1954.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh is a renowned and old institute that offers courses in medical sciences and allied branches. Being granted the status of Deemed University, it is known as an autonomous institute under the Act of the Parliament of India in 1967.
It provides educational facilities required for the training of medical and non-medical personnel. There is a full fledged institute of nursing called National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) which imparts quality nursing education.
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) is an autonomous body renowned for the national importance that was conferred on it by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament.
The Institute is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Association of Indian Universities. It is popular for being the first of its kind to offer courses in pharmaceutical sciences.
Provided below are the links of some of the reputed colleges in Chandigarh:
- National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER Chandigarh)
- Panjab University Chandigarh (PU Chandigarh/ PUCHD)
- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh (PGIMER Chandigarh)
- Punjab Engineering College (PEC Chandigarh)
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