Over the time since its inception, the University has evolved into a multi-faceted and multi-faculty educational institution for the promotion of higher education and research in Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Engineering Languages, Technology and many more. Spread over 600 acres of land, its 1500+ teachers are imparting instruction and guidance to nearly 14,000+ students in a multi-faceted, multi-pronged and multi-faculty environment comprising 70+ Teaching and Research Departments/Chairs on its Campus, 27 Regional Centre/ Neighbourhood Campuses/Constituent Colleges and 274 Colleges affiliated to it.
Area of Excellence
University has excelled in the field of Sports and Culture. It has won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy, for a record number of times. It has won overall championship many times in All India Inter-University Punjabi Cultural Festival.
Research Capability and Focus Area
Eighteen Departments of Punjabi University, Patiala on the individual basis have been granted financial support for Projects by various sponsoring agencies like UGC, DST, CSIR, MOEF, ICSSR, ICAR, ISRO, etc. The total grants/ funds raised from outside agencies for research amounted to nearly Rs. 30 crores.
Notable Research / Publication
The University has eleven departments which have been recognized for their research activities CAS: Physics , Punjabi, Economics; DSA-2: Botany, Computer Science; DRS-6: Chemistry, Forensic Science, Human Genetics, Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Research, School of Management Studies, Zoology and Environment Science. The University has six departments recognized by UGC-BSR (Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Human Genetics, Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Research, Zoology and Environmental Sciences. The University also have eleven departments recognized as DST-FIST Departments and five as DBT-IPLS Departments. The University has more than 6500 publications with highest citations. Till to date 22 patents have been registered and accepted. 11 research journals are being published by the University. Around 94 awards have been bestowed upon the University faculty by duly recognizing their research. Large number of faculty members are on editorial boards of national and international journals.