Chandigarh University, located in the vicinity of culturally rich and exciting community of Chandigarh, is a multi-disciplinary university with a reputation for the quality of its teaching and research across the academic spectrum. Its growth in quality programmes, faculty, facilities and research has attracted students and positioned the varsity as a premier institution of higher learning in India.
The culmination of an extended effort by Satnam Singh Sandhu to establish a new kind of independent educational institution, the university, in a short time span, has grown leaps and bounds. Today, it has more than 12,000 students. Its seven institutes encompass 30 professional courses, as well as numerous interdisciplinary centres and laboratories whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.
CU has received plaudits for the quality of education and innovation from Discovery Education, European University of Rome, AIMA, ET Now, Dainik Bhaskar and Engineering Watch magazine.
Out of the 450 teachers that form the faculty base of the university, more than 50 are PhD holders with 400 publications to their credit.
The university has tie-ups with foreign universities and associations such as Royal Roads University, Canada; University of Business and International Studies, Switzerland; University of California, River Side; University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC; International Association of Universities and AIESEC.
A prominent feature of the university is its strong linkages with national and international companies of repute which ensure that research and teaching are of the highest quality by involving industrial leaders in the advisory boards and expert lecturers. This aspect prepares the students for the industry, helps avoid stagnation and keeps them updated on the latest corporate trends.
Students with valid scores in JEE, MAT and CAT are considered for scholarships, provided they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria. The university sits on more than 50 acres of land. The campus includes 4 boys’ hostels and 1 girls’ hostel, a lavish set-up for sports; impressive food courts, hostel messes and a rich library with more than 43,200 books, 87,000 e-books and 6,700 e-journals. The library has tied up with Developing Library Network (DELNET) in New Delhi and the British Library in Chandigarh.
Comprehensive training is provided to make students industry ready through a rigorous training and placement programme. Google, Amazon, Flipkart, Hewlett Packard, Deutsche Bank, RBS and Leela’s are some of the prominent names who have hired the university’s passouts.