Panjab University

Panjab University

Description

The University has been incorporated for the purpose, among others, of making provision for imparting education in Arts, Letters, Science and the learned professions and of furthering advancement of learning, the prosecution of original research, with power to appoint University Professors, Readers and Lecturers, to hold and manage educational endowments, to erect, equip and maintain University colleges, libraries, laboratories and museums, to making regulations relating to the residence and conduct of students and to do all such acts as tend to promote study and research". History and Present InfrastructurePanjab University has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports. The University supports excellence and innovation in academic programmes. Promotes excellence in research, scholarship and teaching and is committed to attracting and supporting the best students and recruiting faculty who excel at teaching and research. For more than a century, it has served various societal needs with distinction. The glorious traditions of the University, established during the period of more than 125 years of its long service to the nation and since its inception in 1882 at Lahore (now in Pakistan), are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. By virtue of its age, experience, achievements and philosophy, the Panjab University is a Universit

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...M.A. Part-I Note: Students may offer any four papers out of the following. Paper-I History of India from Earliest Times to 78 AD Paper-II Political History... Learn about: World History, Social History, Mughal Dynasty...

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...The Department admits students for Post-graduate research leading to the Ph.D. degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology on the basis... Learn about: Asian History, Ancient History, Mughal Dynasty...

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...The university offers course in Police Administration... Learn about: Social Science, Ethnic studies...

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History

Panjab University has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports. The University supports excellence and innovation in academic programmes. Promotes excellence in research, scholarship and teaching and is committed to attracting and supporting the best students and recruiting faculty who excel at teaching and research. For more than a century, it has served various societal needs with distinction. The glorious traditions of the University, established during the period of more than 125 years of its long service to the nation and since its inception in 1882 at Lahore (now in Pakistan), are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. By virtue of its age, experience, achievements and philosophy, the Panjab University is a University of national character and stature, in so far as it has drawn both its faculty and students from all over the country and abroad. Its faculty includes some of the most distinguished scientists and academicians in arts and humanities. The University continues to attract celebrated scholars from abroad to visit and interact with the faculty and students. Over the years the reputation of Panjab University has grown into one of innovative teaching research and community outreach.After the partition in 1947, the University was constrained to function for almost a decade without having a campus of its own. The administrative office was located at Solan and the teaching departments functioned from Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Delhi and Amritsar. It was in 1956 that the University was relocated at Chandigarh. Its red sandstone campus, designed by renowned French architects, came up within a few years. The University campus was designed by Pierre Jeanerette under the general guidance of the legendary Le Corbusier. Till the re-organisation of Punjab in 1966, the University had its regional centers at Rohtak, Shimla, Jalandhar and its affiliated colleges were located in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and U.T. of Chandigarh.With the re-organisation of Punjab, the University became an Inter-State Body Corporate catering to the newly organised states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and U.T. of Chandigarh. Gradually, the colleges of Himachal and Haryana were affiliated to the universities in the respective states and the Panjab University was left with the affiliated colleges in U.T. of Chandigarh and some parts of Punjab. Presently, the U.T. administration of Chandigarh and the State Govt. of Punjab share the maintenance deficit of the University in the ratio of 60:40, respectively.The annual budget estimates of the University amount to Rs. 187.81 crores for 2008-2009.Panjab University, with its 51 teaching and research departments besides 10 Centers/Chairs for the teaching and research on the main campus located at Chandigarh, has more than 173 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and Chandigarh, Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Vishweshavaranand Vishva Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies (VVBIS&IS) at Hoshiarpur.The main campus at Chandigarh is spread over 550 acres in sectors 14 and 25, the Sector 14 having the main academic and administrative buildings, besides a health centre, a sports complex, hostels and residential area.The Central A C Joshi Library of Panjab University has a holding of over 6.9 lac volumes which includes 1.25 lac periodicals some of which are rare collections from the 19th century. The University Library has been recognized as one of the six national centres for data-information-distribution in the UGC's INFLIBNET programme. The library works to provide services which most effectively meet the needs of faculty, students and staff of the University community. Our book and journal collection is augmented by a variety of online sources. Our librarians provide specialized help beyond