Chandigarh University (CU) is a leading is a not-for-profit university, accredited with the prestigious A+ grade by NAAC. The university has a total student strength of 13,221 with more than 5,500 female students across all departments. There are 16 departments in total offering many specializations in undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses. Admission to these courses is granted on the basis of score in CUCET examinations conducted at the university’s level. 

The university has emerged as one of the top universities in terms of placement and is also recognized and acknowledged by various organizations for its high placement record. With more than 750 Multi-Nationals visiting CU Campus in 2020-21, the number of offers touched 7412 and the highest package has registered a growth of 30%, scaling to a new high of INR 36 LPA.

Latest Update: Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has launched National Level Entrance Cum Scholarship Test, CUCET 2021 on January 22. Chandigarh University is offering academic scholarships worth INR 33 crores to students in more than 135 Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programs offered by the University; where students can avail merit-based scholarships for remission in academic fees up to 100% on the basis of CUCET-2021 scores. Student can fill the CUCET 2021 online application form and can appear online with the flexibility to choose his or her date and time slot. CUCET 2021 would be conducted in two phases where the first phase would run from December 2020 to May 2021.

Chandigarh University Key Facts

  • Chandigarh University has become Youngest and the only private university in India to bag an A+ grade accreditation and also the only state private university of Punjab to be accredited by NAAC.
  • Ranked among Asia’s best and fastest-growing universities, CU has coupled the experience of top industry leaders and renowned academicians to foster a global approach.
  • Chandigarh University offers a unique and inspirational academic model designed to match the international standards.
  • The University has a dynamic academic fraternity drawn from top universities nationally and internationally.
  • CU offers the most conducive student-faculty ratio of 14:1, leading to 85 per cent student satisfaction.
  • Chandigarh University provides a global perspective to facilitate the students with international learning opportunities, through partnerships with more than 306+ top-ranked universities worldwide.
  • CU has state-of-the--art technology integrated into every domain of the university from in-house designed and implemented university information management systems (CUIMS) coupled with the world-renowned Blackboard LMS to high-speed internet access all around the campus.

Chandigarh University Highlights

Established | Type  2012 | Private
Approval UGC, AICTE 
Campus Area 200+ Acres
Library 1,00,000+ Books
8,50,000+ E-Books
28,000+ E-Journals
Centers of Excellence 30+
Departments 16
Hostel 10,000+ Intake Capacity
Official Website

Chandigarh University Rankings and Awards

The University enjoys high standing among many national rating services that evaluate the quality of education, infrastructure, research activity and many more. Listed below are some of the recognition that makes CU proud of their excellence.  

  • Ranked 4th in North India with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  • Ranked 7th in Private University in India with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  • Ranked 13th in University in India with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  • Ranked 51th in Management and 84th in Engineering by NIRF, becoming the youngest university ever to be ranked by NIRF
  • The Week - Hansa Research Survey 2021
    • Ranked #1 among Best Emerging Multi-disciplinary Universities across India
    • Ranked 2nd among Best Private Multi-disciplinary Universities in North India
    • Ranked 7th among Best Private Multi-disciplinary Universities across India
    • Ranked 11th among Best Multi-disciplinary Universities in North India
    • Ranked 36th among Best Multi-disciplinary Universities across India
  • Ranked 41st in Top Private Engineering Colleges of India by INDIA TODAY Best Colleges Rankings 2021
  • Chandigarh University has received certification with QS I GAUGE E-LEAD (E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation)
  • CU has received ‘Diamond’ Rating from QS I-Guage Ratings based on globally recognized QS World Rankings
  • Ranked 7th among the top 25 young universities by Outlook Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 10th among top 50 private state universities of India by Outlook Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 3rd among top private universities of India by India Today Rankings 2017
  • National Award for Highest Number of Companies by Limca Book of Records

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Words of Chandigarh University Students

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                         Ria Sharma, M. Sc Mathematics Batch (2016-18) 
                         Research Scholar

C:\Users\cu\Downloads\MST 1\IMG_20190703_131515.jpg“Chandigarh University offers a unique combination of learning & self-development. Due to the great efforts of the faculty and the placement cell at the university campus, I was able to bag the first job that I have selected in endeavors career private limited.”
Mandeep Singh, M. Sc Mathematics Batch (2017-19)
Selected in Endeavors Career

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Saurabh Prajapati, M.Sc Mathematics Batch (2016-18)


C:\Users\cu\Desktop\pic wall of fame\IMG-20190704-WA0020.jpgI heartily feel very blessed to be part of Chandigarh University as a PHD scholar. The generosity of the college goes a long way in facilitating us in every way in order to make our dreams come true. I feel beyond grateful to Chandigarh University for providing us the shelter of most qualified, experienced and helpful guides. We feel the generosity of the college which truly allows us to make our passion and goals a reality. Thanks to Chandigarh University once again.”
Saniya Bahuguna, M. Sc Mathematics Batch (2015-17)
Research Scholar

C:\Users\cu\Downloads\MST 1\IMG-20190704-WA0012.jpg“I am very thankful to Chandigarh University for providing me that platform where I could nourish my research attitude and enrich my knowledge to an extent to make my identity as a successful individual. Division Mathematics offers both personal and professional growth. I give complete credit of my success to my teachers whose guidance at every step helped me to groom my skills.”
Heena Sharma, M. Sc Mathematics Batch (2015-17)
Research Scholar

Chandigarh University Courses

Chandigarh University offers various UG, PG and Doctorate level courses across various streams. Mentioned below are the details for the same:

Course Specialization Eligibility
BE Computer Science And Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Computer Science and Business Systems, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Automobile Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Graphics & Gaming, Food Technology, Mobile Computing, Internet of Things 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Biotechnology / Computer Science / Biology with at least 50% mark
BE (Hons) Information Security, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing

BE (Lateral)

Computer Science & Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechatronics, Petroleum Engineering, Food Technology
B.Sc Biotechnology, Computer Science, Hospitality And Hotel Management, Medical, Animation, VFX and Gaming, Non-Medical, Airline and Airport Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Economics, Nutrition & Dietetics, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Tourism & Travel Management, Culinary Arts, Resort and Event Management, Restaurant and Catering Management, Maths, Statistics and Computer Science 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board
B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics
B.Sc (Lateral) Medical Laboratory Technology
BA Film Studies 0+2 with at least 50% marks in any stream
BA (Hons) Liberal Arts
B.Arch Architecture 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics OR
10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics and subject to an aptitude test in Architecture
BBA Banking And Finance, General, Tourism & Event Management, Forex Management, Insurance & Risk Management, Marketing, Family Business

10+2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized board

BBA (Hons) Business Analytics
B.Pharma Pharmacy
B.Pharma (Lateral)
BJMC Journalism and Mass Communication
BPT Physiotherapy
BFA Fine Arts
B.P.Ed Physical Education
B.Des Industrial Design
B.Optom Optometry
B.Com (Hons) Commerce
BCA Computer Applications
MBA  Tourism And Hospitality Management, Strategic HR, Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Human Resource, Marketing, Entrepreneurship Any Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregate
M.Com (Hons) Commerce
M.Arch Architecture
MA Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Mass Communication & Journalism, English, Performing Arts, Economics
MPT Physiotherapy
MCA Computer Applications
MCA (Lateral)
ME Computer Science And Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics & Communication, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Environmental Engineering, Constructional Technology and Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Remote Sensing and GIS, Automation & Robotics, Mechatronics, Sustainable Development BE/ B.Tech or relevant Bachelor’s degree with 55%
M.Pharm Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks
M.Sc Biotechnology, Forensic Science & Toxicology, Industrial Microbiology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Data Science, Zoology, Medical Lab Technology, Botany, Animation & Multimedia, Statistics Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate (In case of SC/ST category 45%) with Core subject as a compulsory subject
M.Sc (Lateral) Forensic Science & Toxicology
PG Diploma Yoga Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks
Ph.D Mass Communication, Computer Applications, English, Computer Science And Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Business Management, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Forensic Science, Education, Tourism Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Law, Electronics And Communications Engineering, Chemical Engineering Master’s degree in Biotechnology or Pharmacy with 55% marks in aggregate

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Chandigarh University Admission

In order to apply for admission at Chandigarh University, candidates must follow a few simple steps. Firstly, the candidate should log in to the official website of Chandigarh University by generating a user ID and password. Upon logging in, the candidate must fill in the necessary details after choosing their CUCET Phase. Once the details are filled in, the candidate must select their discipline of interest and program. After this, the student’s profile will be created. With the registration complete, the student should receive a confirmation message of registration through email/SMS. Students can then download the prospectus and proceed to pay the course fee online. 

Tabulated below is the selection criteria of the courses at the university:

Program Selection Criteria
BE Chandigarh University CUCET score OR a valid score in JEE Mains 
B.Sc 10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board
BA 10+2 with at least 50% marks in any stream
BBA 10+2 or its equivalent examination with at least 50% marks from a recognized board
MBA Any Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregate
ME Score in CU Common Entrance Test followed by Group Discussion and Presentation or Interview
GATE qualified candidates can also apply
M.Sc Bachelor’s Degree in Relevant Field

A valid score in CU-Ph.D. Entrance Test/ GPAT/ UGC/ CSIR-NET + interview. Candidates who are in a regular job for the last five years, minimum 50% marks OR 5.0 CGPA on 10 point scale at PG level is required

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Chandigarh University Scholarships

Chandigarh University offers Scholarships to deserving candidates on the basis of various criteria. Following are the scholarships offered:

  • Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for the Academic Year 2021-22
  • Pre-Earned Credit Program Scholarship
  • Merit Scholarship Schemes for the Academic Session 2021-22
  • Old Student Concession Policy to Promote Higher Education
  • Single Girl Child Concession
  • Teacher’s Ward Concession
  • Sibling Concession
  • Concession to Girl Sibling
  • Covid Warrior Scheme
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Scholarship Scheme for Wards of Defence Personnel for the Academic Year 2021-22
  • CU Sports Policy for the Academic Year 2021-22
  • Architecture Scholarship on the Basis of Nata/jee (Main) Score
  • Scholarship for Family Members of Chandigarh University Staff for Session 2021-22
  • Early Bird Scholarship For PG Students for the Academic Year 2021-22

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Chandigarh University Placements

Recognized by Limca Book of Records for the highest and best in class placement records, the dedicated Central Placement cell of Chandigarh University ensures 100% placement assistance to the students by providing them the required industrial exposure and training. Fortune 500 Companies and Top 100 Companies visited Chandigarh University to recruit students. The highest offered CTC during the recent placement drive has registered a growth of 30% scaling a new high of INR 36 LPA and the median salary package was INR 5.96 LPA. There were a total of 7412 job offers in total, 691+ MNCs visited CU campus and 150 students received multiple placement offers.  Tabulated below are the placement figures from across the various domains:

Subject Total Companies Selected Students Highest Package (INR)
Computer Science and IT 122 2030 36 LPA
Mechanical, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Automobile Engineering 115 530 9 LPA
Civil Engineering, Petroleum and Chemical 35 178 15 LPA
Electrical and Electronics & Communication 37 628 10 LPA
Management 200+ 475 14 LPA
Hotel Management 106+ 294 18 LPA
BBA 200 175 (received multiple offers) 14 LPA

Microsoft recruited students from Chandigarh University for the third year in a row. Walt Disney also recruited 41 students, making it their highest record in India. More than 60 MNC's have recruited Engineering students from Chandigarh University. About 40+ MNC's that visit the IIT’s and the NIT’s for placements also visit Chandigarh University every year. Apart from that, some of the leading multinationals which regularly recruit CU students to include Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Hewlett Packard, SAP Labs, Hitachi, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grail Research, TAFE, John Deere, Schindler, Deepak Nitrate, Mindtree, The Taj, Oberoi, Hyatt, Vistara and Jet Airways.

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Chandigarh University Alumni

As per 2020, Chandigarh University has a total alumni count of 38,879, many of which are successful professionals. Tabulated below are the statistics depicting how many alumni from Chandigarh University are placed across different sectors in the industry: 

Sector-wise Placements

Sector Working Alumni
Engineering 1,817
Education 1,618
Business Development 1,109
Operations 821
Sales 713
Information Technology 702
Human Resources 563
Marketing 449
Arts and Design 437
Media and Communication 314
Support 276
Research 262
Finance 174
Consulting 160
Quality Assurance 159

Chandigarh University Facilities

Being one of the fastest-growing universities in India, Chandigarh University strives for excellence in all domains to provide its students with quality education and world-class facilities all around campus. The university provides the students with the best in class campus life in terms of academics, accommodation, and lifestyle: 

  • Academics: The university has a total of 14 academic blocks across an area of over 100 acres surrounded by greenery and a pollution-free landmass. The academic blocks consist of labs and classrooms that are featured with hi-tech equipment and resources 
  • Library: Chandigarh University has a Knowledge and Resource Centre that houses a Central Library as well as 14 other libraries across other academic blocks. There are over 120,000 books, 860,000 e-books, and more than 26,000 journals. 
  • Sports: Chandigarh University promotes all sports activities and participation in competitive sports events. The university has achieved several accolades in sporting events in Rowing, Boxing, Powerlifting, Taekwondo, Rollball and more at national and international levels. 
  • Food and Dining: All across the campus there are several food courts and places for students to hang-out. The cafes serve a variety of delicacies and cater to students, faculty, and staff. Mess facility is also available in hostels
  • Hostel: Separate hostel facilities are available for boys and girls. The hostels provide many amenities to residents such as the Internet, TV, music room, common room, indoor games, and reading room. Both hostels have fully equipped gyms, separate courts for basketball, volleyball and attached mess for dining. There is a dedicated and responsive staff that looks after the hostels for boys and girls. 
  • Health Care: Chandigarh University has a highly qualified medical team that attends to all medical needs of the students, faculty and staff on campus. The medical team is well equipped and provides an ambulance for emergencies. There is also a pharmacy on campus that offers medicines and other healthcare necessities. 

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Chandigarh University FAQs

Ques. Is Chandigarh University good?

Ans. Chandigarh University is one of India’s fastest-growing universities in several domains. It has now become India’s first private university to be awarded the A+ Grade by NAAC. The university provides its students with the finest quality of education, campus life, extracurriculars, accommodation, and placements. Chandigarh University has 16 departments and more than 30 university established centers of excellence. The hi-tech best in class facilities and academic excellence is what makes Chandigarh University stand out. The student to teacher ratio at the university is 14:1, making it stand on par with other top universities in the country. With over 13,200 students, the university also offers separate hostels that can accommodate both boys and girls. Hostel residents can also enjoy all the facilities available on the hostel grounds.

Ques. How are the placements at Chandigarh University?

Ans. Chandigarh University has been the recipient of multiple awards and titles for its placement record over the years. In the previous academic year, more than 6300 students from Engineering, Management, and Hospitality courses were placed in leading companies including Amazon, Walt Disney, Flipkart, HP, Zomato, Hitachi, IndiGo Airlines, Microsoft, HP, and several others. The highest offered CTC was a record INR 32.5 LPA. About 630 companies visited the campus to recruit students across all streams. The top CTC offered and the number of recruiters was both the highest so far. Microsoft became a consistent recruiter by recruiting students from Chandigarh University for the third year in a row. The university has also received the award for the Highest Number of Companies by Limca Book of Records.

Ques. How is the campus life at Chandigarh University? 

Ans. The campus of Chandigarh University spreads across more than 200 acres of lush green land. There are many facilities and resources that students can enjoy on campus. These include provisions for sports activities, dining, healthcare, recreational activities etc. There are regular national and international level sports events that take place every year. Students are encouraged to participate in sports and extracurricular activities. The library at Chandigarh University is stacked with over 120,000 books and even more digital reading material. Accommodation is another plus with separate modern hostels for boys and girls. Residents have access to mess facility, music room, internet, TV, gyms and more amenities in the hostel vicinity. There are also multiple sports grounds for students to enjoy outdoor activities. Students can visit the many cafes and eateries that are spread across campus to enjoy a variety of delicacies and meals as per their taste.

Ques. How do I register for Chandigarh University CET (CUCET)?

Ans. In order to register for CUCET, the eligible candidates can visit the official website of the university to register their profile. There are three phases of CUCET conducted in one year and the application can be made any time for the same. Candidates can even apply for CUCET multiple times to avail better scholarship. Upon application, the candidates must pay a registration fee of INR 1,000. However, students that have scored more than 90% in their 10+2 board examinations are not required to appear for the CUCET.

Ques. What is the selection criteria for Chandigarh University B.Sc (HHA)?

Ans. Eligible candidates that are seeking admission to the undergraduate course of B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration are required to appear for the NCHMCT JEE examination. This examination is accepted by the University Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management of Chandigarh University. Previous year’s NCHMCT JEE cutoffs for admission to the program were 16931, 25314 and 24270 in round 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Ques. Can international students pay their fee in cash at Chandigarh University?

Ans. It is advised that all International students must pay their fees online through the official website. The fee shall be paid through Swift Transfer using Bank fee Due Invoice as well as the Acceptance Letter sent at the time of admission. If students wish to pay the fee in cash, cash handling charges would be applicable.

Ques. What is the fee structure at Chandigarh University?

Ans. For more information on CU Fee structure, please click on CU Courses and Fee to know the detailed fee structure for different program

Ques. What is the format of CUCET conducted by Chandigarh University?

Ans. CUCET is the entrance test conducted for admission into various programs. It comprises 100 questions, each question carrying 1 mark with negative marking for incorrect questions. The time duration for the test will be 2 hours. For different programs, different categories of questions are set for the CUCET test.

Ques. Who are the regular recruiters at Chandigarh University?

Ans. With over 627 recruiters arriving for the placement , the major recruiters that arrive every year are as follows:

Amazon, Microsoft, SAP Labs, VMWare, HP, Deloitte, Cognizant, Sapient, Hitachi, Practo Technologies, Flipkart, Gwynniebee India, Zomato.Com, L&T, TAFE, John Deere, Schindler

Ques. Does Chandigarh University have shuttle service from the airport, railway station or bus stand?

Ans. Yes, there is a shuttle service from CU to the airport, railway station and Chandigarh bus stand.

Ques. Is there banking facility at Chandigarh University? 

Ans. There is an SBI Branch with ATM facility in the university campus near the main gate. Students’ can open their account at the SBI branch of the university branch. 

Semester fees can be paid online through NEFT, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking. Students can also pay via Cash at PNB/ ICICI through Challan generated at UIMS. Fees should be paid in October/April every year for the respective odd and even semesters.

Ques. What are the wifi and computer lab facilities at Chandigarh University?

Ans. Each department and their library has the facility of computer labs with complete internet access. The campus and all hostels also have the wifi facility and wired internet LAN connection as well.

Ques. What are the important contact numbers of Chandigarh University?

Ans. Please find the following numbers to contact for any help related to admission for hostel accommodation :

Phone number:
General Helpline : 1800-200- 0025
Girls Hostel : 8146651563, 7087118102
Boys Hostel : 7087456666, 8146278666
Transport : 8146651560, 8146651659
Shuttle Service : 8146651641, 8146651619

Ques. If documents are not submitted while taking admission to Chandigarh University, will it be considered cancelled?

Ans. If you couldn’t submit some of your Documents which are mandatory at the time of admission, you can submit them within a week. If the certificates and results are awaited and not yet declared, then they can submit an undertaking that their Documents will be submitted within one week after their results get published.

Ques. What are the facilities provided by Chandigarh University?

Ans. There is a Library hall in every Academic Block, with e-library facilities providing all kinds of books & study material. The Central Library is open everyday. The Computer Labs are well equipped with Wi-Fi connection. A variety of branded and local Food Courts, eating joints are available at every Academic Block for meals and snacks at affordable prices.

Ques. What is the Global Fellowship Program at Chandigarh University? 

Ans. The Global Fellowship Program (GFP) is a multi-disciplinary two year post-graduate degree program. It provides a diploma after completion of one year. The program accepts applications from a graduate or postgraduate with strong academic record, extra curricular achievement and strong communication skill. Students in this program can also leave after completion of one year and receive their post-graduate diploma in Liberal Arts and Humanities.

Candidates must send in their entries by filling an application form with a Statement of Purpose (SOP) and must mention two references.

Ques. How to apply for a scholarship at Chandigarh University?

Ans. Students cannot apply directly for scholarships at Chandigarh University. Scholarships are offered to those meritorious students who have either scored very high in the common entrance test that is, CUCET or it is awarded to those students who have a brilliant academic performance with at least 7.0 CGPA in the first and second year of study.
Students can avail scholarships after they get admission to the university. They can contact the admissions office for more details on the following numbers and email id:
General Inquiries:+91-160-3044444
Mobile: +91-99159-99223, +91-99159-99224
Toll Free: 1800 1212 88800

Ques. Is there a study in Music, available at Chandigarh University?

Ans. Chandigarh University does not offer admission to any of the music courses yet the institute has a variety of other courses related to liberal studies.

Ques. Can I get direct admission in Chandigarh University for Law?

Ans. Yes, you can get direct admission in Law for which the minimum eligibility is 50% marks at Graduate level. The only thing you have to do is to register online and fill the application form on the official website of the Chandigarh University.

Ques. What is the migration fee of Chandigarh University?

Ans. Is it possible to get admission in Chandigarh University Main Campus for MSc Chemistry?. Yes, Aspiring students for MSc program in Chemistry can apply for the main campus of Chandigarh University. Candidate must have a Bachelors' Degree in Chemistry with a minimum aggregate of 50%.