Punjabi University Patiala Witnesses Remarkable Surge in Undergraduate Admissions

In a positive development, Punjabi University Patiala has experienced a significant upswing in admissions for the academic session 2023-24. All undergraduate courses have witnessed a surge in applications, counselling appearances, and fee deposits compared to the previous year. Notably, even engineering courses, which had previously attracted less attention, have seen a remarkable increase in admissions this year. The Vice-Chancellor credits the Punjab Government and Chief Minister for their support in overcoming the university’s financial challenges, with a grant of 90 Crore issued for the ongoing financial year.

Punjabi University Patiala offers a diverse range of undergraduate courses across thirteen different branches at its main campus in Patiala. These include B.Tech courses in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering, as well as B.Com and MBA Integrated courses, and programs in Physiotherapy and Pharmacy.

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In addition to the existing courses, the university introduced a unique set of Five Year Integrated Programmes (FYIP) in six streams of Sciences and Humanities. These courses have a strong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach, allowing students to choose majors and minors from a wide range of electives offered by the university. The FYIP courses witnessed a remarkable surge in interest across various streams, indicating the growing enthusiasm among students.

The overall competition for the 807 seats in the FYIP courses saw around 3000 students vying for placement, compared to 2600 students in the previous year. The number of applications received for the BTech courses also experienced a significant upswing, with all seats in Computer Science filled rapidly and overwhelming responses in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering streams.

The Physiotherapy course stood out with over 500 applications received for just 30 seats, highlighting the immense interest in this field.

Prof. Arvind, the Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, attributes this resurgence in admissions to the dedicated efforts of the Punjab Government and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in reviving the university’s financial health. The university is now considering increasing the number of seats in high-demand courses such as Physiotherapy and select BTech streams. This upswing in admissions signifies that with the right support and encouragement, young students are eager to pursue higher education within Punjab