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Panjab University is a public university in Chandigarh, India. It was first established in 1882 in Lahore, and relocated to Chandigarh in 1956. Panjab University, with its 51 teaching and research departments and 10 Centers on the main campus located at Chandigarh, has more than 173 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and Chandigarh, Regional Centers at Muktsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Vishweshavaranand Vishva Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies (VVBIS&IS) at Hoshiarpur. Over the years the reputation of Panjab University has grown into one of innovative teaching research and community outreach. Panjab University’s website>>

Extension at Panjab University

Panjab university ExtensionThe Centre for Adult, Continuing Education & Extension at Panjab University was established in 1977 after the University Grants Commission incorporated extension into its higher education policy. The objectives of the Centre are: to promote a meaningful and sustained relationship between the University and the community; to extend knowledge and other institutional resources to the community and vice-versa; to gain insights from a contact between knowledge resource and social-cultural realities, to develop a two-way process between the experts and the people; to create an ambience for a learning society; to facilitate the development of capabilities of the community for the overall development; and to improve quality of life. The Centre holds awareness programs in literacy, post-literacy, continuing education, sanitation, environment, gender equality, nutrition, population education, increasing incomes and vocational skills for unemployed youth. The number of beneficiaries ranges from 2000 to 3000 each year. Learn more>>

Open Learning at Panjab University

Panjab University Open learningThe University School of Open Learning was established in 1971. The objective was to take university based education beyond the four walls of the University. It continues to do so and fulfils a prime social responsibility of providing education at the door step for those who are unable to access formal education. Started as a Directorate, it is now a full-fledged USOL with due representation on all University bodies. Supported by a well qualified, research oriented faculty and efficient staff, the USOL offers 28 courses i.e. Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and Professional Courses. Some innovative and socially relevant Courses such as Certificate Course in Vivekanand Studies, Diploma in Human Rights and a Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga have been recently introduced. To cater to the masses, for most courses, the printed study material is provided in English, Hindi and Punjabi. Learn more>>