Private Universities in Punjab

S.No. University Name Date of Establishment
1 Adesh University 10.07.2012
2 Akal University 04.06.2015
3 Chandigarh University 10.07.2012
4 Chitkara University 07.12.2010
5 CT University 23.12.2016
6 D.A.V University 18.02.2013
7 Desh Bhagat University 25.10.2012
8 GNA University 21.08.2014
9 Guru Kashi University 26.12.2011
10 Lovely Professional University 26.12.2005
11 Rayat Bahra University 13.08.2014
12 RIMT University 08.12.2015
13 Sant Baba Bhag Singh University 12.02.2015
14 Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University 15.05.2008
15 Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences 17.11.2016


  • Adesh University

Adesh University was established in the year 2012 by Adesh Foundation, is a private university situated in Bathinda, Punjab. It was approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Medical Council of India (MCI). The university offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, PG Diploma, and Research courses in various disciplines. The UG courses MBBS, BPT, BDS, B. Pharm, B.Lib, and B.Sc. The PG courses include M.Sc., MD, MS, M.Lib, M.Pharm, and MBA. It also offers specializations each in PG Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

The admission process is both Merit-based for Undergraduate courses and Entrance test for other postgraduate and Post Graduate Diploma courses. The university placement cell provides internships and placements to its students in top companies. Even the students are also facilitated with scholarships based on various categories.

  • Akal University

Akal University was established in 2005 to uphold the three basic principles of higher education namely; Teaching, Learning, and Research. Akal Bhatinda offers UG and PG programs in mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, psychology, economics and commerce, English, and Punjabi languages. Furthermore, the University also offers Ph.D. programs in Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, English, and Economics.

Akal Bhatinda campus is well-equipped with ultra-modern facilities for teaching and research, Wi-Fi campus, modern labs, internet-linked smart classrooms, high tech well-stocked library facilities, CCTV cameras for special security of girl students, modern residential accommodation for teachers and separate hostel facilities for boys and girls, sports and recreational facilities for boys and girls.

  • Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University (CU) is a Private University accredited with an 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 Ph.D. 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. Last year the placement session bagged the highest CTC offer of INR 32.5 LPA with more than 6300 students getting placed in reputed MNCs and companies.

  • Chitkara University

Chitkara University is a globally recognized organization encouraging academic excellence through interdisciplinary applied research and expanding realms of knowledge through innovation. With its philosophical core commitment towards excellence in education, Chitkara Educational Trust established Chitkara Institute of Engineering & Technology in 2002; Chitkara International School, Chandigarh in 2004; Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh under Himachal Pradesh State Legislature in 2008; and Chitkara University, Punjab in 2010; which was established under the Punjab State Legislature.

Today, Chitkara has 12 schools in the fields of Engineering, Management, Architecture, Nursing, Healthcare, Pharmacy, Media, Arts & Design, Education, Hospitality, Applied Sciences, and Applied Engineering. Comprising of more than 13,000 students and 900 faculty members, Chitkara University is one of the best universities in North India that is also recognized by the government with the right to confer degrees as per Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Spanning across a sprawling campus of more than 65 acres of land with 40 percent green landscaping, Chitkara is equipped with a plethora of facilities such as the latest technologies, sports facilities, playgrounds/tracks, in-campus banking, courier, and shopping facilities.

  • CT University

CT University is a private university established in 2017. The university is a multi-disciplinary institution that offers under-graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral level programs in Design & Innovation, Humanities & Physical Education, Agriculture & Natural Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Computer Applications, Pharmaceutical, and Healthcare Sciences, Law, Management Studies, Hotel Management, and Airlines & Tourism.

The University accepts both online and offline applications for admission. The University accepts NEET Score for all the Medical Programs and also conducts Entrance exam for Doctoral aspirants.

  • D.A.V University

DAV University, Jalandhar was established in 2013. It is promoted by India’s oldest and single largest nongovernmental educational organization managing 816 institutions in the country. DAV University is duly recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). DAV is proud of its more than 40,00,000+ Alumni across the world.

In DAV University students are admitted on the basis of marks obtained at the last qualifying examination or it may conduct their own entrance (DAVUET, DAVUMET, and Ph.D. entrance) exams for admission in various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.

DAV University Programme

The University offers UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs under the various streams i.e., Engineering & Technology, Langauge, Social Science, Computer Science & Application, Journalism & Mass Communication, Sports & Physical education, etc.

  • Desh Bhagat University

Established as Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes in 1972, the institution received University status in 1996. Situated in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib District, Desh Bhagat University is a state private university established under Punjab Government Desh Bhagat University Act, 2012. The University also operates its campuses in Moga, Chandigarh, Shri Muktsar Sahib, and Kenya.

The University is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), the Bar Council of India (BCI), the Punjab Nurses Registration Council (PNRC), the Indian Nursing Council (INC), and the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) among others. The university offers more than 256 professional programs across 50 streams at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels with more than 400 faculty members. DBU offers specializations in faculties, including Applied Sciences, Management, Education, Commerce, Agriculture, Animation, Fashion Technology, Tourism, Law, Hotel Management, Performing Arts, Nursing, Physical Education, and Social Sciences. The university has 19 schools under it which provide education in various disciplines like Engineering, Management, Humanities, Pharmacy, Arts and many more.

  • GNA University

GNA University (GU), established in 2014, is a private university located in Phagwara city of Kapurthala district of Punjab. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and certificate courses in various fields viz., Management, Hospitality, Engineering, and Commerce. It ranks among the top 20 private universities in Punjab.

  • Guru Kashi University

Guru Kashi University was established in 2011 and is a co-ed institute. It has been established by the State Legislature Act of Punjab. It is a residential University and has more than 7000 students. It is a member of the Indian Society for Technical Education.

It is administered by a board of governors and an Academic Council. All the courses, instructions, and examinations are managed by the Academic Council which is the highest academic body of the University.

It provides 134 Courses across 16 streams. The popular Courses are B.Sc., BA, M.Sc., MA, B. Tech., etc. Courses are recognized by UGC, AICTE, ICAR, NCTE, and all other national agencies.

Guru Kashi University extends multiple facilities to its students to make their learning experience memorable. Facilities like Libraries, Workshops, etc. enhance their knowledge on a professional level.

  • Lovely Professional University

Lovely Professional University (LPU) is a Private University situated on the outskirts of Jalandhar, Punjab. It is the largest single-campus university in India, with more than 30,000 students, over 4000 faculties and staff, offering more than 200 programs. Recognized by UGC and is also a member of AIU.

The university is ranked high on various parameters by acclaimed bodies and is a recipient of various awards including the Best Private University Award by ASSOCHAM again in 2017, presented by Sh. Prakash Javadekar Union Minister of HRD, Govt. of India. With internationally benchmarked curricula, innovative pedagogy, experiential learning, and 200+ foreign tie-ups for equitable and affordable quality education, the University is poised to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in Research.

  • Rayat Bahra University

Rayat Bahra University (RBU) was established in the year 2014 as a private University. It is a part of the Rayat Bahra Group. It is located in Mohali, Punjab. The university has emerged as a premier destination of professional Education in North India.

Rayat Bahra University offers a wide variety of UG, PG, Ph.D., and diploma courses in Engineering & Technology, Management Studies, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Law, Sciences, and Social Sciences. The university is known for one of its kind in terms of infrastructure and modern equipment for sports and recreation.

  • RIMT University

RIMT University, Punjab was established in the year 1998, under the recognition of AICTE, BCI, PCI, and COA. The university is approved under the University Grants Commission(UGC) and the Punjab State Legislature.

RIMT offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs to its students panned over diverse streams. The admission to these courses offered is done on the basis of merit received in the 10+2 and bachelors’ degree program respectively.

The University is ranked amongst the Top 5 universities of North India, setting a benchmark in providing quality education and industrial training. The institution has signed MOU’s with a number of notable organizations, both domestic and international to provide internships and placements to their students.

  • Sant Baba Bhag Singh University

Sant Baba Bhag Singh University (SBBSU) was set up in 2003 in Jalandhar, by the SBBS Memorial Charitable Society. It is approved by UGC and AICTE. SBBSU offers undergraduate, post-graduate, doctorate, and certification courses in the fields of Engineering, Sciences, Humanities, Commerce, Management, Fashion Designing, Hotel Management, Tourism, and Law through its constituent colleges.

  • Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU) is located in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. It offers a wide array of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses like B.Tech, M.Tech, B.C.A, M.C.A, P.G.D.C.A, B.Sc., M.Sc. B.Com., M.Com., BBA, MBA BA, MA, Ph.D., and many more.

Admission to these courses is strictly merit-based. For B.Tech, 25% seats shall be filled through JEE score. For MBA, CMAT score shall be the criteria for 25% seats and for M.Tech, 25% seats shall be filled on the basis of percentile in GATE.

A vast number of companies visit the campus to recruit students. Every year the campus witnesses a wonderful placement season with a large number of companies recruiting students. Some of these are Vserv Solutions, Cadbury, Bonn Foods, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and Nestle. The college has facilities like Hostel, Library, Transport, Cafeteria, and Medical facilities.

  • Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences

Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences is a state private university established in 2016 under Punjab Private University. It has two institutes named Sri Guru Ram Das University of Medical Sciences and Research and Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing which provides a wide range of courses such as UG, PG, Ph.D., Nursing, and Diploma for Medical Courses. The university has a total of 150 seats for MBBS and 79 seats for MD/MS courses.

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