Chandigarh University – (CU) Chandigarh

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Chandigarh University is a private university offering 200+ courses. As per NIRF Ranking 2023, Chandigarh University is ranked at 27th position among all the Indian Universities. CU has also received accreditation from ABET for eight of its engineering programs. Chandigarh University admission 2022-23 is now open for various UG and PG courses. Aspirants are required to appear for the Chandigrah University Common University Test (CUCET). The last date to apply for CUCET Phase 2 is October 8. Candidates can apply online on the university’s official website – Further, Chandigarh University placement reports 2022 has been released. The highest salary packages stood at INR 52.11 LPA and INR 28 LPA for B.Tech and M.Tech, respectively. Also, the university witnessed an increase of 10% in the number of recruiters visited during the 2022 placement drive.


Chandigarh University campus is located on the Chandigarh-Patiala highway. The university is around 30 KMs away from the Chandigarh city center. Established in 2012, the university has one of the largest on-campus student strengths of 13211. The university has received NAAC A+ accreditation in 2019 with a 3.28 GPA. In the year 2022, the university has ranked 29th in India. Chandigarh University has also earned a ‘Diamond’ rating from QS IGauge.

B.Tech/B.E is the flagship course of Chandigarh University. Over 35% of the students opt for computer science during the admission process. The university houses 18 departments offering 200+ UG, PG & Doctorate level regular and distance learning courses. The distance learning programs are offered via Chandigarh University Institute of Distance and Open Learning. Chandigarh University B.Tech’s total fee is INR 7.08 Lacs. Chandigarh University MBA and BBA fees is INR 4.34 Lacs and INR 3.66 Lacs respectively.

Admission to Chandigarh University Courses is based on Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) scores. For admission to the law, nursing and pharmacy programs, candidates are required to appear for the counselling round as well. Further, Chandigarh University Placement 2022 report is released. The university has placed 7500+ students are with 757 companies. The highest package is offered at INR 52.11 LPA for B.Tech, INR 28 LPA for MBA and INR 15 LPA for Hotel Management. Chandigarh University has seen a boost of 10% in recruiters as compared to 2020.

Chandigarh University Highlights

Established | Type2012 | Private
ApprovalUGC, AICTE
Campus Area200+ Acres
Library1,00,000+ Books 8,50,000+ E-Books 28,000+ E-Journals
Centers of Excellence30+
Hostel10,000+ Intake Capacity
Official Website

Chandigarh University Admission 2024

Chandigarh University admission is given in a wide range of courses such as B.Tech, B.Sc, BA, M.Tech, MBA, MCA, M.Pharm etc. The university conducts Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for admission in its courses. For Chandigarh University admission in B.Tech, the university also accepts JEE Main. Candidates who have a valid score in JEE Main are exempted from CUCET for B.Tech admission. It is mandatory for candidates to appear for CUCET for admission in B.Tech, B.Pharm, MBA, BA + LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, Pharm D, M.Pharm, Master of Law etc. courses. For the rest of the programmes, CUCET is a scholarship test. 

Chandigarh University Admission Dates 2024

CUCET Registration Last Date30-May-24
Chandigarh University PhD Admission Notification17-Jan-24
JEE Main Exam Date (Session 1)January 24 – February 1, 2024
JEE Main Exam Date (Session 2)April 1 to 15, 2024

Chandigarh University Scholarships Based on CUCET

Percentage obtained in CUCETScholarship offered for CUCET Phase 1Scholarship offered for CUCET Phase 2
40 – 49.9915%10%
50 – 59.9925%15%
60 – 69.9930%20%
70 – 79.9940%30%
80 – 9050%40%
90.1 – 100100%100%

How to prepare for CUCET 2024?

CUCET is neither difficult nor easy, it all depends on preparation. If you prepare effectively for the entrance exam according to the syllabus, you will be able to pass it without difficulty. Some important preparations tips for CUCET 2022 are as follows:

  1. Visit the official website of Chandigarh University and refer to the syllabus and exam pattern of CUCET 2022. The syllabus will make it clear to candidates about related courses, topics, and units they must study in order to pass the exam.
  2. Prepare a timetable to cover the entire syllabus prior to the examination schedule.
  3. Make notes of the important and complex topics. Revise them and take mock tests to practice.
  4. Watch videos related to the CUCET exam to know the personal experience of previous candidates

Chandigarh University Courses and Eligibility

Chandigarh University offers various UG, PG and Doctorate level courses across various streams. Mentioned below are the details for the same:

CourseAnnual FeesEligibility
BERs 1,96,000 - Rs 2,90,00010+2 (PCM) with 50% aggregate + CUCET/ JEE Main
BArchRs 2,10,00010+2 (PCM) + CUCET/ NATA/ JEE Main Paper-II
BCARs 1,31,000 - Rs 1,37,00010+2 with 50% (PCM & Computer Science/ Computer Applications) + 55% aggregate (overall) + CUCET
BBARs 1,41,000 - Rs 1,85,00010+2 with 50% (Science/ Commerce) + CUCET
BSc (Hons)Rs 79,000 - Rs 1,24,00010+2 (PCM) with 50% + CUCET valid score
BPharmRs 2,41,00010+2 (PCB) with 50% aggregate + CUCET
BPTRs 1,35,00010+2 (PCM) with 50% aggregate
BARs 94,000 - Rs 1,35,00010+2 (Any Stream) with 50% aggregate + CUCET
BA LLB (Hons)Rs 1,54,000 10+2 (Any Stream) with 50% aggregate + CUCET
BFARs 1,00,00010+2 (Any Stream) with 50% aggregate
BCom (Hons)Rs 1,35,00010+2 (Commerce) with 50% aggregate + CUCET
BCom LLB (Hons)Rs 1,62,00010+2 (Any Stream) with 50% aggregate + CUCET
MBARs 2,50,000 - Rs 3,28,000Graduation with 50% aggregate + CUCET/ CAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ XAT
MScRs 62,000 - Rs 1,35,000BSc or BTechwith 50% aggregate + CUCET
MARs 60,000 - Rs 1,18,000BA/ Any UG Degree 50% aggregate + CUCET 
MCARs 1,40,000 - Rs 1,48,000BCA/ Any UG Degree 50% aggregate + CUCET
MTechRs 56,500BE/ BTech 50% aggregate + CUCET
MPharmRs 1,33,000B.Pharm 50% aggregate + CUCET
PhDRs 1,40,000PG Degree (Any Stream)

Chandigarh University also has its own Distance Education Programme which offers several affordable and best in class distance education courses to students who, for various reasons, may find it difficult to attend regular college and require some flexibility. The courses offered under this program are as follows: 

UndergraduateB.B.AA person with 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council is eligible for admission
B.C.AA person with 10+2 from a recognized board is eligible for admission.
B.Sc Travel and TourismA person with +2 (any stream) from a recognized board is eligible for admission.
B.ComA person with 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council is eligible for admission.
B.AA person with 12th pass certificate from a recognized university is eligible for admission.
PostgraduateMBAA person with recognized Graduation in any stream is eligible for admission
MCARecognized Bachelor’s degree with atleast 50% marks (45% marks in case SC/ST category) in Mathematics / Statistics / Business Mathematics / Business Statistics / Quantitative Techniques as compulsory / optional / additional paper as one of the subjects either at 10 + 2 or at graduation level.
M.ComA person with Graduation in any stream is eligible for admission.
M.A (English)A person with a Bachelors degree from a recognized university is eligible for admission
M.A (Psychology)Normal: - A person with graduation from a recognized University is eligible for admission with Psychology as a subject in Graduation.

Chandigarh University Admission

In order to apply for admission at Chandigarh University, candidates must follow a few simple steps. Firstly, the candidate should log in to the official website of Chandigarh University by generating a user ID and password. Upon logging in, the candidate must fill in the necessary details after choosing their CUCET Phase. Once the details are filled in, the candidate must select their discipline of interest and program. After this, the student’s profile will be created. With the registration complete, the student should receive a confirmation message of registration through email/SMS. Students can then download the prospectus and proceed to pay the course fee online. 

Tabulated below is the selection criteria of the courses at the university:

ProgramSelection Criteria
BEChandigarh University CUCET score OR a valid score in JEE Mains
B.Sc10+2 or it's equivalent from a recognized board
BA10+2 with at least 50% marks in any stream
BBA10+2 or its equivalent examination with at least 50% marks from a recognized board
MBAAny Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregate
MEScore in CU Common Entrance Test followed by Group Discussion and Presentation or Interview OR GATE qualified candidates can also apply
M.ScBachelor’s Degree in Relevant Field
Ph.DA valid score in CU-Ph.D. Entrance Test/ GPAT/ UGC/ CSIR-NET + interview. Candidates who are in a regular job for the last five years, minimum 50% marks OR 5.0 CGPA on 10 point scale at PG level is required
  1. Scholarship cum Admission Test (CU-SAT)
  2. Merit Scholarship Scheme
  3. Scholarship scheme for Wards of Defence Personnel
  4. Scholarship scheme for Sportsperson
  5. Scholarship for Family Members of CU
  6. National Level Entrance cum Scholarship Test CUCET 2022

Chandigarh University offers several scholarship schemes based on entrance tests, academic performance, sports, and defense quotas under multiple programs. Some of the Chandigarh University scholarships are mentioned below:

1. CUCET Scholarship

Candidates giving Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) can also avail scholarships on the basis of their scores. Details regarding the same are as follows:


CUCET %Phase-I Scholarship Offered (December 2021 to May 2022)Phase-II Scholarship Offered (June 2022 to End of admission)
90.1 – 100100%100%
80 – 9050%40%
70 – 79.9940%30%
60 – 69.99 30%20%
50 – 59.9925%15%
40 – 49.9915%10%


2. Engineering Scholarship based on JEE Main score

CU Engineering scholarship is based on JEE Mains – All India Rank, scholarships are provided to meritorious students. 5% of the total students will be provided with this scheme of scholarship.


All India Rank (AIR)Amount of Scholarship fee provided
Rank<25000100% of the Semester fee
25001- 5000075% of the Semester fee
50001-7500050% of the Semester fee
75001-10000020% of the Semester fee
100001-12500010% of the Semester fee


3. Architecture Scholarship based on NATA/ JEE Main scores

Scholarship to B.Arch students is based on their NATA/ JEE Main scores. Students can get up to a 40% of a tuition fee waiver on semester fees under this scholarship.


NATA ScoreJEE Main PercentileSemester Fee Waiver (in %)
120.1 – 15085-9030
100 – 12080-8520
90 – 99.99N/A10


4. Scholarship scheme for the wards of Defence Personnel

Chandigarh University offers the Armed Forces Educational Welfare Scheme (AFEWS) for the wards/ spouses of the Defence Personnel. About 5 percent of seats in all the courses are reserved for the wards and spouses of Defence Martyrs and their dependent members. 

​5. Miscellaneous Need-Based Scholarships & Alumni Scholarship:

 Chandigarh University Scholarships also offers merit cum need-based scholarships to the students directed by the

government rules or social factors for. Ex. Covid Etc. Alumni of Chandigarh University & Chandigarh Group of Colleges can get a 10% concession in fees for the admission to different courses or admission of their wards.


Chandigarh University also provides financial help from a government-run education loan portal known as Vidya Lakshmi. Students can avail of information on loans offered by 34 banks through this portal.

Chandigarh University International Programs & Partnerships

Chandigarh University International Program is a vast portfolio of degrees, internships & certifications which can be pursued at international universities during the semester breaks or for the entire semester. As per the latest update, Chandigarh University has inked an MoU with the Saint Petersburg State University of Russia. The MoU has been signed to foster knowledge exchange and scientific research activities among students. As per the Chandigarh University website, there are 4 types of International programs.

  1. International summer programs
  2. Semester Exchange Programs
  3. Volunteer Internships
  4. Study Abroad Programs


International Summer ProgramsThe international summer program is a paid program that can be opted during the summer breaks and can last anywhere from two weeks to two months. The summer programs are available for 11 streams & students can opt for these courses for international exposure. The average cost to pursue these programs can be between 2 Lakhs to 3 Lakhs per month depending upon the course fees and living expenses. The table below shows the current running international summer programs.

Semester Exchange Programs  Semester exchange programs are a type of student exchange program running at universities across the country. The duration of these programs varies from 2-6 months and can cost between 2-3 lakhs per month.

Volunteer Internships  The volunteer internships are unpaid internships undertaken by students for international exposure and work experience. The type of work assigned during the internship can be program coordination, Social Media, alumni Network, Follow-ups, documentation, research, editing, and writing.

Study Abroad ProgramsThe study abroad programs provide students an opportunity to get a full-time degree from the international universities partnered with Chandigarh University. As per the report, Chandigarh University has partnered with 39 global universities.

The above-mentioned programs are available to all the students. Some of the International Tie-Ups of Chandigarh University are as follows:

Chandigarh University Placements

According to the latest Chandigarh University placement report released by the university on the official website, 9124 placement offers have been made by the 858 companies visited the campus for recruitment drive at Chandigarh University. As per the report, Chandigarh University highest package (international) was Rs. 1.7 crore and the highest national package stood at Rs. 54.75 LPA. Some of the top recruiters who visited the campus during Chandigarh University placements 2023 are Google, Amazon, Flipkart, HP, Dell, Cognizant, Deloitte, Zomato, Jaro Education, Yes Bank and several others. More details on Chandigarh University placement have been tabulated below:

Chandigarh University Placement 2023: Placement Statistics


Total number of students placed during Chandigarh University placement More than 9124
Companies visited858
Highest International PackageRs. 1.7 Crore
Highest National PackageRs. 54.75 LPA
Highest MBA PackageRs. 28 LPA
Highest Hotel Management Package Rs. 18 LPA
Package Offered by 31 CompaniesRs. 20 LPA
Package Offered by 52 CompaniesRs. 15 LPA
Package Offered by Approx 100 CompaniesRs. 10 LPA
Package Offered by 162 CompaniesRs. 7 LPA
Package Offered by 304 CompaniesRs. 5 LPA


Chandigarh University Alumni

Chandigarh Recruiters

Chandigarh University Faculty

As per the details submitted to NIRF, Chandigarh University has a total of 1852 faculty members in 2022. Majority of inhouse faculty are PhD and NET qualified. Apart from this, Chandigarh University is visited by 100+ national and 80+ international faculty members. Some names of the Chandigarh university renowned faculties are given below

Being one of the fastest-growing universities in India, Chandigarh University strives for excellence in all domains to provide its students with quality education and world-class facilities all around campus. The university provides the students with the best in class campus life in terms of academics, accommodation, and lifestyle: 


The university has a total of 14 academic blocks across an area of over 100 acres surrounded by greenery and a pollution-free landmass. The academic blocks consist of labs and classrooms that are featured with hi-tech equipment and resources.


Separate hostel facilities are available for boys and girls. The hostels provide many amenities to residents such as the Internet, TV, music room, common room, indoor games, and reading room. Both hostels have fully equipped gyms, separate courts for basketball, volleyball, and attached mess for dining. There is a dedicated and responsive staff that looks after the hostels for boys and girls. 


Chandigarh University has a Knowledge and Resource Centre that houses a Central Library as well as 14 other libraries across other academic blocks. There are over 120,000 books, 860,000 e-books, and more than 26,000 journals. 


Chandigarh University has a highly qualified medical team that attends to all medical needs of the students, faculty, and staff on campus. The medical team is well equipped and provides an ambulance for emergencies. There is also a pharmacy on campus that offers medicines and other healthcare necessities. 


Chandigarh University promotes all sports activities and participation in competitive sports events. The university has achieved several accolades in sporting events in Rowing, Boxing, Powerlifting, Taekwondo, Rollball, and more at national and international levels. 

Food and Dining

All across the campus there are several food courts and places for students to hang out. The cafes serve a variety of delicacies and cater to students, faculty, and staff. Mess facility is also available in hostels.






Chandigarh University ranking received by the QS World University Rankings 2024 was 1st among the private universities in India. It has also secured a place in 771-780, overall. In the QS Asia University Rankings 2024 it ranked in the 1st position among all private universities in India, and the overall Asia rank was 149. Further, Chandigarh University NIRF Ranking 2023 is 45th in the overall category with a score of 53.29 and 27th in the university category and scored 54.63. Chandigarh University ranking in India and various other rankings for the current and previous years are mentioned below in the table.

Chandigarh University QS Rankings

Ranking NameCategoryRanking 2024Ranking 2023Change in Position
QS World University Rankings Top Private Universities in India1st3th2
Top Universities in the World771-780 801-1000220
Top Universities in Asia185th185thNo change

Chandigarh University NIRF Rankings

YearCategoryRankingChange in Position
Chandigarh University NIRF Ranking Overall45th48th3

Chandigarh University Outlook Rankings

Ranking Body and YearCategoryRanking
Outlook I-CARE B-School Ranking 2023Top Private B-School in India10th
Top Private B-School in North India3rd
Outlook I-CARE Best Colleges Rankings 2022Best Private Architecture Colleges of India6th
Top Hotel Management Private Colleges of India 6th
Top Private Fashion Designing Colleges of India24th
Top Engineering Private Institutions of India14th
Best Law Private Colleges of India19th
Top Sciences Colleges of India by Outlook55th
Top BCA Colleges of India by Outlook38th
Top BBA Institutions of India38th
Top Mass Communication Private Colleges of India10th
Outlook Best Universities Rankings 2022Private Universities in North India1st
Private Universities in Punjab1st
Infrastructure And Facilities Among Private Universities2nd
India’s Best Private Universities5th
  1. Ranked 1st in Punjab with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  2. Ranked 4th in North India with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  3. Ranked 7th in Private University in India with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  4. Ranked 13th in University in India with NAAC A+ accreditation during the first cycle
  5. Ranked 51th in Management and 84th in Engineering by NIRF, becoming the youngest university ever to be ranked by NIRF
  6. Ranked 7th among the top 25 young universities by Outlook Ranking 2019
  7. Ranked 10th among top 50 private state universities of India by Outlook Ranking 2019
  8. Ranked 3rd among top private universities of India by India Today Rankings 2017
  9. National Award for Highest Number of Companies by Limca Book of Records
  10. Titled Asia’s Fastest-Growing University by WCRC in 2015


RANKED #4 National


B.Tech #45 out of 300 in India 2022

MBA #40 out of 100 in India 2022

Pharmacy #37 out of 100 in India 2022

Architecture  #19 out of 100 in India 2022


Ranked 1st Among Private Universities in North India

Ranked 1st Among Private Universities in Punjab

Ranked 2nd in India for Infrastructure And Facilities Among Private Universities

Ranked 5th Among India’s Best Private Universities

Engineering #148  Top Private Colleges in India 2022

Architecture  #6  Top Private Colleges in India 2022

Management  #6  Top Private Colleges in India 2022

Fashion Designing  #24  Top Private Colleges in India 2022


Ranked #1 among Best Emerging Multi-disciplinary Universities across India by The Week

Ranked 2nd among Best Private Multi-disciplinary Universities in North India by The Week

Ranked 7th among Best Private Multi-disciplinary Universities across India by The Week

Ranked 11th among Best Multi-disciplinary Universities in North India by The Week

Ranked 11th among Best Multi-disciplinary Universities in North India by The Week


MBA #8 out of 18 Top Universities in India 2021

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