Top 5 Universities in Chandigarh | A Comprehensive Guide With Courses & Other Details

Chandigarh is a city famous for its cleanliness, beautiful gardens and round-abouts. But, apart from being an epitome of beauty and peace, Chandigarh is also known for its universities as it is one of the best educational hub of India. The City Beautiful, Chandigarh has been famous for its excellent and quality educational institutions that has given our country and the world great gems like Kalpana Chawla, Jaspal Bhatti, Kiran Bedi, Manmohan Singh and Sushma Swaraj to name a few.

Choosing the best university in Chandigarh and getting into it is quite hard these days. Here’s a comprehensively detailed information of all the finest and well-reputed Universities of Chandigarh to help you out in your journey of finding the right educational hub for yourself that can make all your dreams come true. We have made this list on the basis of university’s reputation, courses offered and placements. Read along.

PEC University of Technology

First off, we have for you Chandigarh’s finest and oldest educational institute The PEC University of Technology (PEC). Formerly known as Punjab Engineering College established in 1921 in Lahore. The PEC University is considered as one of the best technical colleges of India by the National Foundation of Engineers.

The PEC University provides degree courses in various specializations and sets itself apart with its multi-dimensional disciplinary courses and programs. The PEC has collaborations with both national and international student exchange programs and educational institutions. The main departments in which PEC Chandigarh offers Bachelors of Engineering are:

  • Aerospace
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic and Communication
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Production and Industrial
  • Materials and Metallurgical

The PEC University Chandigarh also offers Masters Degree in the following fields:

  • Structures
  • Hydraulics & Irrigation
  • Highways
  • Rotodynamic Machines
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Electronics Metallurgical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Intergrated Manufacturing(CIM)

The PEC University offers some other great facilities to its students and organizes some great events and fests like the PEC fest that hosts an array of technical and  cultural events. The PEC has clubs, technical societies, clubs, Students Council and Entrepreneurship Incubation Cell. Kalpana Chawla, Jaspal Bhatti, Inderjit Chopra, Gaurav Dhillon and many more who have served nations on the national and global level with their great intelligence and devotion have remained the students of the PEC University in the past.

Recruitments– More than 40 companies visit the PEC University during their placement season. Companies like Microsoft, JP Morgan, American Express, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, General Motors, and Boston Consulting Group are some of the prominent companies that participate in the recruitment process of the PEC University.

Brochure & Fee Details

Location: PEC University of Technology, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012

Contact: 0172-2753813-14

Panjab University (PU Chandigarh)

Originated in 1882 in Lahore and established in 1947 the Panjab University is one of the oldest universities of Chandigarh. With 190 affiliated colleges, 75 teaching and research departments the Panjab University has secured its place among the top institutions of higher education in India and Asia. The PU Chandigarh’s iconic circular building was designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The regional centres of PU are located in Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Muktsar.

The Panjab University’s 78 departments are further grouped under 12 different specialization departments of:

  • Arts
  • Languages
  • Science
  • Law Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Business Management & Commerce
  • Technology & Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

All of the 12 departments offer a wide range of specialization courses and programs and every department has a seperate library dedicated to it. The PU Chandigarh has affiliations with some great educational institutes that are located both on and off its main campus.The PU or Panjab University of Chandigarh some housed some of the great personalities of India like Sushma Swaraj, I K Gujral, Manmohan Singh, Kiran Bedi and Sunil Mittal.

Recruitments: Almost 20-30 companies visit the PU Chandigarh campus every year to offer placements and internships and that include ace companies like ITC, Reliance Industries, Universal Oil Product, UCO Bank, Bharti Airtel, Thomas Cook, Fullerton India, Nielsen, AMROP, Reserve Bank of India, HDFC Bank.

Brochure & Fee Structure at:

Location: Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, 160014

Contact: 1800 180 2065

Rayat Bahra University (RBU)

The Rayat Bahra University is among the top privately owned universities of Chandigarh that was founded in the year 2005. The university is located at the distance of 12 km from Chandigarh. With affiliation to the University Grants Commission and the I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Rayat Bahra University Chandigarh offers engineering courses at under-graduate, graduate and post graduate levels.

The Rayat University offers study programs in various departments like:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Management Studies
  • Computer Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Dental Sciences
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Education
  • Law
  • Social Sciences

The university offers residential and day programmes at the Undergraduate and Post Graduate level to its students. The Rayat University of Chandigarh has a separate department for International affairs under which they provide help to international candidates and manage their admission procedure.

Recruitments: Some of the prominent companies that offer placements at Rayat Bahara University RBU every year include Wipro, Coca-Cola, Cognizant, HCL, IBM, ITC, Hilton, Bosch Taj, Hyatt, McDonalds, Marriott Hotels, Dabur and Asian Paints.

Brochure &

Location: Rayat Bahra University Chandigarh, V.P.O. Sahauran, District Mohali, Kharar, Punjab 140104

Contact: 1800 120 7244

Other Campuses: Panipat, Sonipat, Shimla, Ropar, Hoshiarpur and Patiatla

Chitkara University

Established in 2010 the Chitkara University, Chandigarh is a privately owned university officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of India. The Chitkara University delivers education in Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs and has been ranked among the top 50 colleges in India.  The university offers specialization courses in the departments of:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality & Management
  • Business & Accounting
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Planning & Architecture
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Education

The Chitkara University has tie-ups with some great international institutes from USA, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia and UK. Moreover, the Chitkara Chandigarh also organizes some great events based on technology and sports.

Recruitments: The Chitkara University offers placements and internships program every year along with the best and well-reputed global companies in participation like Infosys, Google, Wipro, Airtel, HCL, Microsoft, Accenture, IBM, Citibank, Fortis, L&T, Pepsico, TATA Motors and many more.

Brochure & Fee Details at

Location: Chitkara University Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH- 64), Village Jhansla, Patiala, Punjab 140401

Contact: +91 9501105714

Chandigarh University

Founded in 2012 the Chandigarh University is another university that has garnered a lot of reputation in a short period since its establishment. The Chandigarh University is affiliated to the UGC and is the largest privately owned university that has more than 30,000 students from 30 different nations worldwide. This University in Chandigarh has an amazing campus and ambience for its students to help them think out of the box.
The Chandigarh University provides education in 90 programs including the Graduate, Postgraduate and PhD. The courses are in the field of:
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Animation & Multimedia
  • Computer Applications
  • Legal Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Architecture & Design
  • Biotechnology
  • Physical Education & Sports
  • Language, Literature & Culture
  • Journalism & Mass Communication

The Chandigarh University also offers associated courses with IBM that give Cloud Based Application, Big data & Analytics and Information Security specializations. The university has international tie-ups with countries like UK, USA, Canada, European Union, New Zealand, Australia, Middle East, Russia and Asia.

Recruitment: Getting the National Employability Award from last two years straight the Chandigarh University provides maximum placements to its students every year. Some of the elite companies that offer internships here are Microsoft, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Axis Bank, Federal Bank, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, J.W. Marriott, Flipkart, HCL, Wipro Technologies, Ranbaxy.

Brochure & Fee Structure at:

Location: National Highway 95, Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway, Mohali, Punjab 140413
Contact: 1800 200 0025
Yes! We have come to the end of the list but guys I hope this list ends up in making a bright future for you. To all the aspiring youngsters of Chandigarh “may you always find the pearl in every shell”. Tell us about your thoughts in the comment section below about this guide on Universities n Chandigarh.


Shivali Angurala

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