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Central University of Punjab is a public university established in 2009 by an Act of Parliament (No 25, of 2009). NAAC has accredited the university with an ‘A’ grade. Adding to it, the university is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). CUPB campus is spread over an area of 37 acres and there are a total of 105 faculty members at the university. As per the website of the university, the mission of the Central University of Punjab is to promote innovation in teaching, learning, evaluation and research. The university provides 79 courses at postgraduate and doctoral levels. The university has secured 84th rank in the University category in NIRF 2021 Ranking with an overall score of 39.99 out of 100. It had secured 87th rank in the same category in NIRF 2020 Rankings.
Some of the popular courses offered by the varsity are M.Com, L.L.M, M.Pharma, M.Sc.etc. The university offers admission on the basis of the CUCET score. However, CUPB also accepts GATE and GPAT scores for admission in M.Tech and M.Pharma courses respectively. Along with the CUCET score, the varsity also conducts a personal interview for admission in Ph.D programmes. Central University of Punjab focuses on the holistic development of the students. It has collaborations with several national and international institutes/universities.
A well-maintained placement cell is there at the campus that aims to provide placements to the students. The campus of the Central University of Punjab has adequate facilities and infrastructure for the students and faculty members.
The university is situated at City Campus, Mansa Road, Bathinda, Punjab. The nearest airport to the university is Bhatinda Airport. It is located 34.2 km away from the campus. Bhatinda Junction Railway Station is nearest to the university with a distance of 7.3 km. Bathinda Bus Depot is closest to the CUPB campus. It is situated 5.6 km away from the university campus.
The NSS Cell of the university organised an online quiz under “FIT INDIA MOVEMENT” activities.
On the occasion of World Health Day, CUPB organised an event on the topic “Let’s Walk & Talk for Healthy Heart”.
The university is accredited by NAAC with an ‘A’ grade.
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National Service Scheme (NSS): It aims to educate society about social values and rights. NSS works towards making students socially responsible.
The varsity campus has a well-stocked library that has over 44,000 books and hundreds of journals. Central University of Punjab offers separate accommodation facilities for the boys and girls students. The boys and girls hostels are situated within the campus. A modern auditorium with a seating capacity of 250 people is also available. Furthermore, Central University of Punjab facilities also include a canteen-cum-mess, modern gym, medical centre, laboratories etc. The students and faculty members of the university have access to the wifi.
The university also has facilities for students who are interested in sports. An indoor and outdoor badminton courts, table tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, athletic track and football ground are there inside the campus for students. A few more Central University of
Punjab facilities are convenience store, bank, transportation facilities, guest house and alumni association.
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The varsity provides 79 courses at postgraduate and doctorate level. Engineering, management, commerce, pharmacy etc. stream courses are offered by the university. Some of the popular Central University of Punjab PG courses are M.Ed., M.A., M.Tech etc. All the PG courses are of 2 years duration. At the doctoral level, the university offers Ph.D programmes in 35 specialisations. The fee of CUPB courses vary from specialisation to specialisation and level of degree.
Bachelor degree in the respective field from a recognised university with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates)
Aggregate score of 60% or more in postgraduate degree in the respective field from a recognised university (55% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates)
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For taking admission to the university postgraduates and doctoral courses, candidates need to appear for CUCET and obtain a valid score. Candidates who have not appeared for CUCET can apply for Central University of Punjab admission. The university also accepts GATE score for M.Tech admissions and GPAT score for M.Pharma admissions. For admission in Ph.D programmes, candidates who qualified UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET, ICMR-JRF, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET and JEST (Physics) don't need to appear for the CUCET. As per the CUPB admission process, apart from the CUCET score, a personal interview is also conducted for admission in Ph.D programmes. The final selection for the Ph.D course is done based on the CUCET marks (if not qualified for the mentioned exam) and performance in the personal interview.
Meet the eligibility criteria and register for the CUCET.
Sit for CUCET and obtain a valid score.
Register and participate in the Central University of Punjab’s online counselling.
GATE and GPAT marks are also considered for M.Tech and M.Pharma admissions respectively.
Based on marks in entrance examinations, seats are allotted to candidates.
Visit the campus, fill the admission form, submit documents and pay the course fee.
Fulfil eligibility criteria and register for CUCET.
Take CUCET and score good marks.
Once the result is out, candidates are called for a personal interview.
The final selection is done based on entrance exam marks and PI performance.
At last, fill CUPB admission form, submit the required documents and deposit the course fee.
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Admission in postgraduate courses offered by the university is done based on the cutoff of CUCET. Central University of Punjab cutoff is released on the official website. Only candidates whose names are in the cutoff/merit list can take admission. The university releases cutoffs for multiple rounds of admissions. CUPB cut off is different for each programme. The CUCET cut off includes the registration number of the candidate, name of the candidate, marks obtained by candidates and category of the candidates. After meeting the cutoff requirements, candidates need to participate in the counselling conducted by the university.
A well-maintained placement cell is there at the campus. The job of the placement cell is to ensure placement drives are conducted smoothly and maximum numbers of companies participate and hire students. Central University of Punjab placement cell also helps students in improving their skills. It conducts seminars, workshops etc. to boost students' confidence. Along with placement opportunities, the placement cell also provides internship opportunities. Internships help students in knowing the professional world. According to the 2019-20 placement report of the university, 112 postgraduate students got placed and 120 students decided to pursue higher studies.
Number of eligible students
Number of students placed
Median salary offered
Rs. 3,00,000 per annum
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To be eligible for admission in the university, candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria determined by the varsity. Central University of Punjab admissions to all the PG courses are offered based on CUCET score. For admission in M.Tech and M.Pharma courses, the university also accepts GATE and GPAT scores respectively. As per the CUPB admission criteria, preference is given to GATE candidates in M.Tech admission, whereas, candidates with a valid score in GPAT are preferred in M.Pharma admission. The varsity admission to Ph.D courses is also done on the basis of CUCET score and personal interview performance. However, candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET, ICMR-JRF, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET and JEST (Physics) are exempted from the entrance test. The interested candidates can apply for Central University of Punjab admissions by visiting the official website of the university and filling the application form.
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The university’s campus has all the necessary facilities and infrastructure required by students. A well-stocked library, boys hostel, girls hostel, gym, canteen, auditorium etc. are some of the Central University of Punjab facilities available at the campus. The library of the university has ample numbers of books, journals and newspapers. Both boys and girls hostels are located within the varsity premises. Apart from these facilities, the CUPB facilities list also includes a medical centre, wifi, transportation, laboratories, convenience store, guest room and a Bank. The Central University of Punjab also has sports facilities for students who have an interest in sports. The varsity has both indoor and outdoor sports facilities for students.
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The university was established in 2009 by an Act of Parliament (No 25, of 2009).
Yes, the varsity has been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
In NIRF University Rankings 2021, the university got ranked at 84th position in the university category.
Yes, the varsity has been accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC.
The university is situated at City Campus, Mansa Road, Bathinda, Punjab.
Yes, the campus of the varsity has separate accommodation facilities for boys and girls students from other states.
The university provides 79 courses at postgraduate and doctoral levels.
Yes, the university has tie-ups with numerous foreign universities. A few of them are The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA, Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
The Central University of Punjab provides 44 postgraduate courses in engineering, commerce, pharmacy etc. streams.
The total fee of the L.L.M course is Rs. 20,350.
The varsity has 45 seats in the Master of Commerce (M.Com) programme.
The campus of the university covers an area of 37 acres.
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The university provides accommodation facilities for boys students. An air-conditioned reading room is present in the boys hostel proximity. The reading room is well-stock with books along with computer and printing facilities. The boys hostel also has a mess cum canteen facility for the students.
Accommodation facilities for girls students are located inside the campus only. The rooms of the girls hostel are spacious and ventilated. A canteen cum mess with an air-conditioned dining hall is available at the girls hostel.
A fully equipped health centre is available at the campus for students and faculty members. The health centre is run by a medical officer and support staff, available 24*7. Free medicines and first aid care is provided by the Central University of Punjab medical centre.
The varsity has a fully functional gym at the campus. The gym has an air-conditioner and equipment for weight training, cardio and functional training. Students can make use of the gym after prior permission from the sports director of the university.
Central University of Punjab library was established in 2009. Currently, the library has over 44 thousand books, 45 journals and 34 newspapers and magazines. The library collection also includes over 36,000 e-books, 7429 e-journals and over 476 CD-ROM/DVD. The CUPB library also has an advanced Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).
The campus has indoor badminton courts, table tennis courts, outdoor badminton court, basketball court, volleyball court etc. for students. Furthermore, the university also has an athletic track and football ground. The university is shortly introducing a squash court and hockey ground for students.
The computer centre of the university is fully air-conditioned and has rapid internet connectivity. The systems at the lab are updated regularly and have the latest software and hardware. For the safety of the data, each system has antivirus software. The university also has wifi for students and staff members.
A mess cum canteen is available to cater the needs of the students. The food provided is affordable and of optimum quality.
The air-conditioned auditorium is equipped with modern facilities like multimedia projectors, sound system etc. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 250 people. It is the venue of various events conducted at the university.
The Central University of Punjab has a 32 seater bus for the students and staff members. It shuttles between Bathinda city and the City Campus at its scheduled time.
The entire campus of the varsity is wifi enabled. Students and faculty members can easily access the internet after logging in via the unique id and password provided by the university.
Students at the university are encouraged to perform experiments at the laboratories. Central University of Punjab Bathinda lab facilities include modern instruments for students' uses. The varsity has air-conditioned laboratories.
CUPB has ATMs of the State Bank of Patiala and Punjab National Bank available at the campus.
The university campus has a well-furnished and fully air-conditioned guest room for the visiting faculty.
For photocopy, thesis binding, eatables, stationery items etc. a tuck shop is situated near the canteen-cum-mess.
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UGC - University Grants Commission
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