Chandigarh University (CU), Chandigarh  Chandigarh, Punjab

 ESTD 2012
 Private University
 NIRF Ranking - 29
  AICTE, BCI, PCI, NCHMCT, COA, NCTE, NCTE, IAP Recognised Approved

About Chandigarh University (CU) , Chandigarh

Last Updated By: Anil Kumar on 4th May, 2023

Chandigarh University(CU) - Courses, Ranking, Admission 2022, Placement

Chandigarh University is a private University situated in the Union Territory Chandigarh. The University was established in the year 2012 and has gained a tremendous momentum in very few years. Chandigarh University is accredited by the Council of Architecture (COA), AICTE and UGC Approved University. The university is among Top 5% institutions of India for receiving NAAC A+ rating. 

Latest Update - Chandigarh University announced CUCET 2022.

Chandigarh University ranked amongst Top 1.7% Universities of Asia
Chandigarh University ranks at 48th for its overall NIRF Ranking 2022 Performance

The university is popular for various discipline such as Engineering, Management, Architecture, Hotel Management etc. It has been ranked amongst Top 1.7% Universities of Asia and Overall 271-280 by QS University Ranking Asia.

Chandigarh University conduct CUCET Exam (Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test) for admission into various courses. Scholarship worth INR 45 crore are also given to students in form of tuition waivers based on CUCET Exam. The university has also introduced new namely R-Tikaram Para-Athlete Sports Scholarship for Para-Olympians worth INR 1 crore.

Chandigarh University Highlights

Chandigarh University Highlights

Established 2012 
Type of UniversityPrivate
ApprovalUGC, AICTE 
AccreditationNAAC A+, PCI, COA, NHMCT, NCTE
Application ModeOnline
Application FeesINR 1000
Exam Accepted

University Exam - CUCET

National Exam - JEE Main, NATA, JEE Main Paper2, GATE, CAT, MAT, XAT, GPAT

Campus Area200+ Acres
Type of CoursesUndergraduate, Post graduate and P.hD
Centers of Excellence30+
Highest Salary Package

54.75 LPA - Engineering 

28 LPA - Management

HostelBoys and girls with 10,000+ Intake Capacity

Chandigarh University Courses

The Chandigarh University Courses are offered in various disciplines under the categories of UG (Undergraduate), PG (Postgraduate) and Doctoral. The fields offered by Chandigarh University are-
CourseSpecializationEligibilityAdmission Criteria
BEComputer Science And Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Computer Science and Business Systems, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Automobile Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Graphics & Gaming, Food Technology, Mobile Computing, Internet of ThingsCandidates must be 12th pass with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Biotechnology / Computer Science / BiologyCandidates should have a valid CUCET Score or JEE Main score
BE (Hons)Information Security, Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing
BE (Lateral)Computer Science & Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechatronics, Petroleum Engineering, Food Technology
B.ScBiotechnology, Computer Science, Hospitality And Hotel Management, Medical, Animation, VFX and Gaming, Non-Medical, Airline and Airport Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Economics, Nutrition & Dietetics, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Tourism & Travel Management, Culinary Arts, Resort and Event Management, Restaurant and Catering Management, Maths, Statistics and Computer ScienceCandidates must be 12th pass or its equivalent from a recognized boardAdmission is done on the basis of CUCET Exam
B.Sc (Hons)Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics
B.Sc (Lateral)Medical Laboratory Technology
BAFilm StudiesCandidates must be 12th pass with 50% marks in any stream
BA (Hons)Liberal Arts
B.ArchN/ACandidates must be 12th pass with 50% marks in PCM OR
10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics and subject to an aptitude test in Architecture
JEE Main Paper 2 or CUCET score or NATA score
BBABanking And Finance, General, Tourism & Event Management, Forex Management, Insurance & Risk Management, Marketing, Family BusinessCandidates must be 12th pass with 50% marksValid score of CUCET
BBA (Hons)Business Analytics 
B.Pharma (Lateral)
B.DesIndustrial Design
B.Com (Hons)N/A
MBA Tourism And Hospitality Management, Strategic HR, Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Human Resource, Marketing, EntrepreneurshipAny Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks in aggregateValid score of CAT,MAT,XAT or CUCET
M.Com (Hons)N/AValid score of CUCET
MAPsychology, Clinical Psychology, Mass Communication & Journalism, English, Performing Arts, Economics 
MCA (Lateral)
MEComputer Science And Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics & Communication, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Environmental Engineering, Constructional Technology and Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Remote Sensing and GIS, Automation & Robotics, Mechatronics, Sustainable DevelopmentCandidates must be BE/ B.Tech or relevant Bachelor’s degree with 55%Valid score of GATE or CUCET
M.PharmPharmaceutics, PharmacologyBachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marksBased on CUCET
M.ScBiotechnology, Forensic Science & Toxicology, Industrial Microbiology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Data Science, Zoology, Medical Lab Technology, Botany, Animation & Multimedia, StatisticsBachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate (In case of SC/ST category 45%) with Core subject as a compulsory subject
M.Sc (Lateral)Forensic Science & Toxicology
PG DiplomaYogaBachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks
Ph.DMass Communication, Computer Applications, English, Computer Science And Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Business Management, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Forensic Science, Education, Tourism Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Law, Electronics And Communications Engineering, Chemical EngineeringMaster’s degree in Biotechnology or Pharmacy with 55% marks in aggregateBased on CU Ph.D. entrance test
The Chandigarh University offer the courses through its institutes-
  • Institute of Literature, Culture and Language
  • Institute of Architecture
  • Institute of Engineering
  • School of Business
  • Institute for the training of teachers and research
  • Institute of Multimedia and Animation
  • Institute for Hotel Management

Chandigarh University Rankings

Chandigarh universty provides quality education with best in class infrastructure, research activity and many more. Given below are some of the univerity recognition that makes Chandigarh Universty best:

Ranking Body

Latest Rankings


Ranked 29 among The Best Universities In India

Ranked 77th among Best Colleges in India

45th among the Higher Educational Institutions for Management in India 

Ranked 52nd among universities across the country

Ranked 51st among top Pharmacy Institutions

Ranked 61st among top Engineering Institutions

Ranked 16th among top Architecture Institutions

India Today

Ranked 41st in Top Private Engineering Colleges of India

Ranked Top 30 Hotel Management Colleges of India

Ranked amongst the Top 45 BCA Colleges of India

Ranked Top 100 Commerce Colleges of India.

Ranked 51st amongst the Top BBA Colleges of India

Ranked amongst the Top 25 Best Mass Communication Colleges of India


Ranked 16th among Top 100 Engineering Colleges across India.

Ranked 7th among Top 30 Private Hotel Management Colleges across India.

Ranked 8th among Top 25 Architecture Colleges across India.

Ranked 16th among Top 31 Private Mass Communication Colleges across India.

Ranked 21st among Top 33 Private Law across India.

Ranked 55th among Top 105 Science Colleges across India.

Ranked 55t among Top 125 BBA Colleges across India.

Ranked 47th among Top 110 BCA Colleges across India by The Outlook

Ranked 106th among Top 150 Commerce Colleges across India.

QS Rating

Ranks 3 Among Top Private Indian Universities In QS World Rankings 2023

Under the latest QS Asia Rankings 2023, Chandigarh University has been ranked #2 among the Top Private Universities in India and ranked #185 among the Top HEIs in Asia.


Chandigarh University Admission

The Chandigarh University Admission can be processed Online as well as Offline Mode. There are certain steps which can be followed by the students to apply for the admissions. Here is the procedure-
Online Mode-
  1. Visit the Chandigarh University profile at CollegeSearch website. Click on "Apply Now" , you will be redirected to the official website of Chandigarh University.
  2. Create the Account on the official website of the Chandigarh University. The student has to fill the required details like Name, DoB, Mobile Number, etc. The User id and password will be generated.
  3. The estimated time to fill up all the details is  approx "5 min"
  4. The student has to Log into the website and has to select the option available. For the registration process to complete, the student has to pay the application fee of Chandigarh University through an Online mode of payments.
  5. The Application Fee is INR 1000.
  6. After the payment of the application fee, the application process will be considered as complete.
Offline Mode-
  1. In the Offline Mode, the candidate can either download the application form or can visit the Chandigarh University campus and fill the form.
  2. If the application form is downloaded, the candidate has to send a DD of Rs 1000/- in favor of "Chandigarh University" at the campus.
  3. The students can also take the help of student Chandigarh University reviews to know the other details.

Admission 2022 Open - Apply Now

Chandigarh Univesity Placements

According to the Chandigarh University Placement statistics, the highest package recieved by the student is 54.75 LPA for 2021. The placement cell of the university continously work with the students to provide best placement offers. It has been recognised as one of the best university for placements. Every year fortune 500 companies visit the campus as recruit from the campus.
Placement Highlights of Chandigarh University:
  • No. of Companies - 757
  • Campus Placement Offered - 7412
  • Engineering Highest Package - 54.75 LPA
  • Management Highest Package - 28 LPA
Given below are year on year placement statistics of the chandigarh university:
ParticularsStatistics (2019)Statistics (2020)
Total companies627691
Total offers6,3146,617
Highest CTC offeredRs 31.77 LPARs 54.75 LPA
Companies offering CTC above Rs 15 LPA1718

Microsoft recruited students from Chandigarh University for the third year in a row. Walt Disney recruited 41 students, which is their highest record in India. Other fortune companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, HP, SAP Labs, Deloitte are regular recruiters of the Chandigarh University.

Placement trends of the Chandigarh university 

Total Offers generated241046904690513463146617
Highest CTC offered (LPA)2423.6522.531.7731.7735


Given below are the number of students placed every year. The number of student placed have been increasing year on year.

Student batch year

No. of student placed





















The major companies visited the campus for the recruitment were Google, HP, Dell, Microsoft, HCL, Amazon, L&T, Newgen, Flipkart, ITC Infotech

Chandigarh University Scholarships

The university offers various types of scholarships to the students, mentioned below are the list of scholarship that the student can avail;

  • Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for the Academic Year 2021-22

Pre-Earned Credit Program Scholarship

Merit Scholarship Schemes for the Academic Session 2021-22

Old Student Concession Policy to Promote Higher Education

Single Girl Child Concession

Teacher’s Ward Concession

Sibling Concession

Concession to Girl Sibling

Covid Warrior Scheme

Alumni Scholarship

Scholarship Scheme for Wards of Defence Personnel for the Academic Year 2021-22

CU Sports Policy for the Academic Year 2021-22

Architecture Scholarship on the Basis of Nata/jee (Main) Score

Scholarship for Family Members of Chandigarh University Staff for Session 2021-22

Early Bird Scholarship For PG Students for the Academic Year 2021-22

Chandigarh University Alumni

The total alumni count of Chandigarh University as per 2020 report is around 38879. All the these are successful alumni placed in good companies. Mentioned below is the total number of alumni placed in different sectors:

SectorNo. of Working Alumni
Business Development1,109
Information Technology702
Human Resources563

Addtionally, the university has huge campus of 100 acres, well stocked library, 14 academic blocks, library with 1,20,000 books, 8,60,00 e-books and 26000 journals. Chandigarh University students are also very active in sports and participate in Rowing, Boxing, Powerlifting, Taekwondo, Rollball and more at national and international levels. 

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