Chandigarh University is a private university located in Mohali, Punjab, India near Chandigarh. It was established in 2012 by Punjab State Legislature. The university is recognized by University Grants Commission under section 2(F) with the right to confer degrees as per section 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. The college offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD courses in the field of sciences, humanities, and management. The university also offers courses in distance mode. Chandigarh University Admissions to the regular courses are done through the CUCET exam. The university also accepts scores of national level entrance exams like CAT/ JEE Main/ XAT/ MAT/ NATA.

Chandigarh University Admission 2022 has been started. The last date for CUCET Registration is 29 May 2022. The exam will be conducted on 31 May 2022. The CUCET Application fee is INR 1000. Chandigarh University has started PhD Admission 2022, the applications must be submitted before June 15, 2022.

The university is renowned for its management course but it offers as many as 40 courses as a part of its programs offered. The university is ranked 84 in engineering colleges and 51 among management colleges in private colleges across the country. It was also accredited an A+ by the NAAC. The college has very good placement opportunities and many MNCs such as Microsoft, IBM, TCS, Amazon, L&T etc visit the campus every year to recruit the eligible candidates. The highest placement package offered by the university is INR 52 LPA. Over 7500 students were placed by the 750 top-notch companies. 

Based on the CUCET score Chandigarh University provide scholarship to the students. A merit list is prepared based on 60% weightage given to the CUCET score while marks in class 12th  or graduation hold 40% weightage.

Chandigarh University Highlights

Established| Institute type 2012 | Private
Accredited to NAAC A+
Affiliated to Private University
Approved by University Grants Commission
Set by Punjab State Legislature
Courses offered UG, PG and PhD
Application Mode Online/offline
Admission Mode Online/offline
Admission Criteria Entrance exam
Top recruiters Microsoft, IBM, TCS, Amazon, Flipkart etc.,
Campus Area 200 Acre
Facilities Available Hostels,transport,sports, cultural activities etc.,
Official Website

Chandigarh University Ranking

In 2019, the university was accredited with NAAC A+. It was ranked 84 in engineering colleges across the country and was ranked 51 in Management colleges by NIRF. It ranks in the top 5% in universities in India to receive the prestigious NAAC A+.

Agency Rank
NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 77 for overall
  • Ranked 61 for B.Tech
  • Ranked 51 for Pharmacy
  • Ranked 16 for Architecture
  • Ranked 45 for Management
  • Ranked 47 for Overall
  • Ranked 55 for Science
The Week - Hansa Research Survey 2021
  • Ranked 1st 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
India Today
  • Ranked 41 in Top Private Engineering colleges in India
  • University School of Business ranked 51 among the top BBA Colleges in India 
  • Diamond Rating
  • Platinum Rating in University Institute of Media Studies & University Institute of Legal Studies

Chandigarh University Courses Offered

Course Detail
  • Duration:4 years for bachelor’s and 2 years for master’s
  • Eligibility: qualified class 12th with physics and mathematics and minimum 60% aggregate+ qualified CUCET for bachelors and 50% in bachelors for master’s
  • Selection Criteria: merit-based
  • Duration: 3years for bachelor’s and 2 years for master’s
  • Eligibility: qualified 12th standard+ qualified CUCET for bachelors and 50% in bachelors for master’s
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Hotel& Hospital Management
  • Duration: 3 years for bachelor’s and 2 years for master’s
  • Eligibility: 50% in 12th standard+ qualified CUCET
  • Selection Criteria: merit-based
Pharma Sciences
  • Duration: 4 years for bachelor’s and 2 years for master’s course
  • Eligibility: Qualified class 12th with Biology and Physics with a minimum of 60%+ qualified CUCET and 50% in bachelors for master’s
  • Selection Criteria: merit-based
Media Studies
  • Duration: 3 years for bachelor’s and 2 years for master’s
  • Eligibility: Qualified class 12th with 50% and 55% in English+ qualified CUCET
  • Selection Criteria: Merit Based

Chandigarh University Admissions

Chandigarh University admits all it's undergraduate and postgraduate programs based on a CUCET entrance exam. CUCET 2022 will be conducted in two phases. Besides CUCET, Chandigarh university also accepts admissions through a few national level exams such as JEE Main etc., The University has started the CUCET registration on its official website

  • The application can be applied online as well as offline with an indicated application fee of INR 1,000.
  • The online application can be submitted through the official website whereas, for the offline process, the candidate needs to submit it to the university’s admission office.

How to Apply?

  • Visit for the registration process.
  • Register on CUCET page and create your profile.
  • Once registration is done, a verification message will be sent to the registered Email ID and phone number.
  • After verification and successfully registration, pay the application fee of INR 1000.
  • Add your current qualification along with your school name & subjects and choose the CUCET exam date available in the drop-down menu.
  • Submit your application and download it for future usage.

Chandigarh University Placements

Chandigarh University set a new placement record as 25 students got recruited by Microsoft. In the 2021-22 placement drive, the highest package has seen a growth of 30%. Over 60 MNCs have recruited engineering students from CU, IITs and NITs. More than 40 MNCs have recruited students from the University School of Business at Chandigarh University & IIMs.

The table below shows the placement statistics for 2021-22 Batch

Particulars Details
Highest Package for Engineering INR 52.11 LPA 
Highest Package for MBA INR 28 LPA
Highest Package for HM INR 18 LPA
Total Students Placed 8000+
Total Companies Visited 757
Top Recruiters Google, L&T, Microsoft, Amazon, Godrej, Motorola Solutions, HP, Deloitte, Zomato, Vistara, Jet Airways etc.

Chandigarh University Scholarships

Chandigarh University Provides Scholarships to all the students who exceed on the academic front. It provides a scholarship of 10% to the students who have a CGPA 9.0 or above not having any other scholarship. Below are the category and scholarships based on category and the course taken:

CUCET Scholarships

Marks Obtain in CUCET Phase 1 Scholarship Phase 2 Scholarship
90 to 100 100% 100%
80 to 90 50% 40%
70 to 79.99 40% 30%
60 to 69.99 30% 20%
50 to 59.99 25% 15%
40 to 49.99 15% 10%
30 to 39.99 10% 5%

Merit Scholarships

All India Ranking Quantum of Scholarship (Sem Fee)
Up to 25,000 100% 
25001 to 50000 75%
50001 to 75000 50%
75001 to 100000 20%
100001 to 125000 10%

Chandigarh University Facilities

Chandigarh University offers a wide range of facilities on its campus. Situated on a 200-acre campus, the college offers:

  • Hostel: The university provides separate hostels for boys and girls with up-to-date facilities and attached mess. The mess cafeteria provides very hygienic food. The hostel also has music, television, an internet facility, a salon, and indoor games with a gym. Outdoor game courts such as volleyball and basketball, a reading room and staff to look after students and the hostels.
  • Transport: The university provides a bus transport facility to students attending the college from within 100 KMs with buses that are very comfortable and ergonomic to give a peaceful travel experience.
  • Sports: The university promotes sports and games as much as its academic front. It organises inter, intra sports events within the college departments and promote a healthy relationship between different category students and increase the positive outcome of the good effect sports have on students. The university has experts guiding the students in various sports available on the campus. There are scholarships based on sports category too.
  • Cultural Activities: The university has all cultural activities from dance, and theatre to music and literature and fine arts. There are numerous clubs for all the cultural activities. The university conducts youth fests and championships for all its arts pursuing students. The university has won many medals in Punjab state youth fests and events.
  • Libraries: The college has a library with both physical and e-library facilities. The library holds over 12,000 books and 8,70,000 E-books and 30,000 E-Journals. The campus holds a total of 14 libraries across its area and the libraries are electronically accessible. The libraries work on all days.
  • Student welfare: The university has a separate department for student welfare called the department of student welfare a student care centre that closely takes care of students all its years to develop innovative solutions to issues and concerns. The main purpose of this is to help students improvise productive learning while abolishing the stressful concerns they face.

Chandigarh University FAQs

Ques. Where is Chandigarh University located exactly?

Ans. The University is located on the NH-95 Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway, Mohali, Punjab. It is located on the main road in a busy locality instead of in the outskirts making it easy to locate for newcomers and also ease to goods and supplies to hostel students living on campus. The campus is very beautiful and has all kinds of facilities despite the location.

Ques. How many courses are available at Chandigarh University?

Ans. The university offers courses in management, engineering, pharmacy, culinary and journalism with as many as 40 courses as can be seen in the college website. The college offers courses in Engineering, management, arts, animation and multimedia, hotel management and hospitality, food technology engineering, travel and tourism, MBA, culinary sciences, pharma sciences, biotechnology, nutrition and dietetics, and Physiotherapy etc.

Ques. How to get admission to Chandigarh University?

Ans. The college conducts an exam in three phases for the admission process which is available both online and offline. The exam is also different for different courses. one can visit the college website to find out the same. And the exam is available 3 times during an academic year. Each time the no of seats available will become less and less because the seats get filled up. So it is advisable to take the gold phase of the CUCET conducted.

Ques. Is there a management quota available at Chandigarh University?

Ans. It is available. Management quota seats are lesser than the seats offered on a merit basis. So it is advisable to talk to the university beforehand and buy a seat in the course the candidate wishes to join and take admission into. The management quota seats are costlier than the normal seats and there is no availability for scholarships for the management quota students.

Ques. What is the Fee for the Hotel Management course?

Ans. For Bachelor’s degree, it is INR 3,34,000. Hotel management is a 3-year course in the university and is conducted through semester wise exams. The total academic fee is INR3,34,000 and there will be additional hostel and mess charges if required. The course in the college is one of the top-notch class hotel management classes and the fee is very reasonable.

Ques. Is there distance learning available in this college?

Ans. Yes! Chandigarh University provides distance learning for various courses in its curriculum. The fee may vary for online and offline courses. The online courses may charge more for a few courses such as management ones and lesser for simpler courses. the materials are sent through the post and the candidate has to attend the college for exams. The distance learning provided by Chandigarh university is one of the best ones in the country with more than hundreds of video courses available for various courses with interactive doubt clearing sessions making it easier to access for students across the country.