CU - Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

Mohali, Punjab | Estd.: 2012

Type: Private | Approved By: UGC,AIU,IAU

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31 May 2021


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₹4 LPA

About The College

The Chandigarh University (CU) is one of the most prestigious universities in India, offering both academic and professional excellence to its students.There are several undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs offered by Chandigarh University. Chandigarh University aspirants are admitted through the Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test. CUCET is mandatory for students who wish to take admission into university's undergraduate and postgraduate programs. A passing score on the CU-PhD entrance exam or GPAT/UGC/CSIR-NET is required in order to qualify for an interview. For the PhD program, however, applicants must pass the CU-PhD entrance exam.  Chandigarh University admissions are quite simple. Students can register either online or in person at the university's office. In the article, a detailed discussion of each degree program at Chandigarh University admission is presented.

  • Chandigarh University Placement has skyrocketed and is now one of the most popular universities for student placement. A total of 7,412 students were placed with 757 companies in 2021, with the highest offer being Rs 36 LPA. Companies visiting at Chandigarh University placement increased by 10% this year.

  • Additionally, Chandigarh University is in the top five fastest growing universities in Asia, bringing together top industry leaders with renowned academicians. Accredited by The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University with a prestigious A+ grade. As the only state private university of Punjab to be accredited by NAAC, Chandigarh University became the youngest and the only private university in India to get an A+ in its first accreditation cycle.

  • Students at the University can choose from a wide range of programs paired with flexibility, interactive learning, and an interdisciplinary approach, which enables them to pursue their career interests. As part of CU's intellectually challenging and diverse culture, the students are prepared to be socially sensitive as well.

  • According to Outlook in 2021, Chandigarh University ranked 15 for Private MBA. The University was established in 2012, and it currently offers over 200 programmes through its 18 constituent institutes, which include Chandigarh University Institute of Distance and Open Learning (CU-IDOL). Engineering, Science, and Management courses are popular at the university. In the annual rankings of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, the Government of India, Chandigarh University emerged as the leading standalone institution to file the most patents in a year, with 336 patents.

  • Chandigarh University is also associated with several international Institutes such as International Association of Universities (IAU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • Several awards and certifications have been awarded to the University in recent years. One of these is the QS I GAUGE E-LEAD (E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation), which gives CU the right to conduct online teaching and learning. Its MBA programmes are also offered in collaboration with top companies such as IBM, TCS, SBI, Virtusa, and SHRM.

  • Phase I registration for CUCET closes on August 28. Scholarships worth Rs 33 crore, in the form of 100% tuition waivers, are also awarded based on CUCET scores. A new scholarship program for Para-Olympians, “R-Tikaram Para-Athlete Sports Scholarship for Paralympians," of Rs. 1 crore was also recently announced by CU.

  • Furthermore, Chandigarh University has become one of the most popular universities for student placements. A total of 7,412 students were placed with 757 companies in 2021, with the highest offer being Rs 36 LPA. Companies visiting CU for placement increased by 10% this year.

Vision Chandigrah University, Chandigrah

  • To be globally recognized as a Centre of Excellence for Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and disseminating knowledge by providing inspirational learning to produce professional leaders for serving the society

Mission Chandigrah University, Chandigrah

  • Aims to provide world class infrastructure, renowned academicians, and an environment conducive to research, innovation, consultation, and entrepreneurship relevant to society.

  • To provide programs and courses that complement national policies and are in keeping with global challenges.

  • To develop a curriculum that meets the requirements of International Standards, Industry, Civil Society, and inculcates values such as Critical Analysis, Human Rights, and Ethical Conduct.

  • We strive to provide students with an experience that enhances their aspirations by providing blended learning, corporate mentoring, professional grooming, flexible curriculum, and a healthy environment that enhances any co-curricular or extra-curricular activity.

  • To create an ideal certification system that is scientific, transparent, and objective.

  • Develop strategic working relationships with companies and universities in the country and abroad to establish academic as well as research collaborations.

  • Contribute to the development of a healthy, vibrant and sustainable society through involvement in activities pertaining to Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR), such as rural development, senior citizen assistance, women empowerment, community service, health and hygiene awareness, or environmental protection.

The core values followed by Chandigarh University are human dignity, empathy, humility and giving.

Chandigarh University Highlights



  • 2012

Type of Institution/ University

  • Private

Accredited/Approved by

  • NAAC Accredited with A+ Grade
  • Recognized by UGC, AICTE
  • Approved by BCI, PCI, CoA, NCTE, AIU, CSI

Entrance Examination


Courses and Curriculum

  • More than 200 courses

New Courses

  • Industry-Driven Futuristic programmes & Satellite Designing Programme (10 UG and 10 PG)

Campus Infrastructure

  • Hostels, Library, Auditorium, Sports Complex, Labs, etc.

Modes of Education

  • Full- time / Distance education

Highest Salary Offered

  • Rs. 36 LPA (Engineering)
  • Rs. 28 LPA (MBA)

Scholarships Offered

  • Merit- based

Gender Ratio

  • Co- educational

Apply Through

  • FormsADDA

Awards & Rankings

  • Ranked 15 for MBA by The Week (2021)
  • Ranked 15 for Private MBA by Outlook (2021)


  • S. Satnam Singh Sandhu


Chandigarh University Placement

  • Chandigarh University placement does not limit its students to a small number of companies for their placements. They should instead apply to the interdisciplinary branch as well as the core selection processes.
  • Chandigarh University's placements of 2021 were more than just successful graduates from all departments. More than 7,412 students were placed by 757 multinational companies this year. This is why the Chandigarh University has been awarded the title of 'University with Best Placements'.
  • Chandigarh University also offers a Joint Placement Programme (JPP), which allows not only Chandigarh University students but also qualified candidates from other cities to have the opportunity to receive an offer and enhance their chances of employment. In terms of University placements in 2021, the following highlights are to be noted: 

Students placed at Chandigarh University


Companies visited Chandigarh University


Chandigarh University Highest package offered Engineering

Rs 36 LPA

Chandigarh University Highest package in MBA

Rs 28 LPA



Chandigarh University placement  2020 Statistics Chandigarh University placement 2021 Statistics

Students placed

6,617 7,412

Highest Package

Rs 35 LPA (Engineering) Rs 36 LPA (Engineering)

Companies visited

691 757


Chandigarh University Placements MBA 2021

As compared to last year, placements at Chandigarh University for MBA 2021 have improved. The University School of Business (USB) also experienced a 20 per cent increase in placement offers during the pandemic, as well as a 15 per cent increase in the number of companies visiting the campus for placements in comparison with last year. The following are a few highlights regarding Chandigarh University MBA placements 2021

Companies visited


Total offers


Students placed


Highest package

Rs 28 LPA

Companies offering  greater than Rs 5 LPA package


Students with multiple offers



ICICI Bank selected 95 candidates during the MBA placements of Chandigarh University in 2021, which is a record number. Additionally, over 30 companies hired students in 2021 with specialties in Banking and Finance. This table provides detailed information on placements by specialization


Number of Companies Participated

Banking and Finance 30
Marketing and Business Analytics 100
Human Resource 30
Information Technology 20


Chandigarh University Placements Engineering 2021

Compared to last year, Chandigarh University placements have improved for Engineering students in 2021. Although the pandemic went on, the University saw an increase of 30% in the total number of companies and 70% in branch companies. Following are some highlights of the Chandigarh University Engineering placements 2021

Companies visited


Core Engineering companies


Students placed


Highest Package offered

Rs 36 LPA

Companies offering greater than Rs 5 LPA package


Companies offering greater than Rs 10 LPA package



CSE & IT branch students accounted for the greatest number of placements at Chandigarh University Engineering placements 2021 with 2,030 students. Additionally, CSE & IT received the most number of placement applications. Below are the details at a branch-by-branch level


Companies Visited

Students Placed

Computer Science and IT 122 2030
Mechanical, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Automobile Engineering 115 530
Civil Engineering, Petroleum and Chemical 35 178
Electrical and Electronics & Communication Engineering 37 628


Chandigarh University Placements Pharma Sciences 2021

A total of 27 Pharmaceutical companies attended the Chandigarh University placement  for Pharma Sciences. Below are some highlights regarding the same

Total no. of Companies visited


Total students placed at CU


Chandigarh University Highest placement Pckage CTC

Rs 4.38 LPA

Chandigarh University Placements Hotel Management & Airlines Tourism 2021

The Walt Disney Company has selected 41 students from Chandigarh University studying hotel management and airline management for Chandigarh University placements in 2021. The company plans to recruit students from Chandigarh University's School of Hotel and Airlines Tourism for its fifth consecutive year.

In addition, 20% more Five-Star Hotel Chains recruited Hotel Management students this year than last year, and 30% more offers were extended to these students as well. The following details are provided in relation to that

Companies visited


Total offers


Total students placed


Students selected by Five Star International & National Chain of Hotels


Highest Package Offered

Rs 18 LPA

Students selected by Walt Disney



Chandigarh University Top Recruiters


Capgemini Videocon


Hyundai Microsoft

Tech Mahindra

Oracle SAP


Mindtree Birlasoft


Deloitte TCS

Precision Group

Google Flipkart


Microsoft Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Wipro Limited IBM


Chegg Inc. Axis Bank

Top Recruiter's From Last Two Years

Amazon | Microsoft | SAP Labs | Google | VMWare | HP, Deloitte | Cognizant | Sapient | Hitachi | Practo Technologies | Flipkart | Gwynniebee India | Zomato | L&T | TAFE | John Deere | Schindler | Deepak Nitrate | Mind tree | Ernst & Young | Grail Research | Zycus | Taj | Oberoi Hyatt | Vistara | Jet Airways | TGIF.


India Today 2017

  • Chandigarh University (CU) Secured 3rd ranked amongst top private universities of India.

Career (2015)

  • Chandigarh University (CU) secured 7th rank amongst the top 25 socioversities of India.

Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019

  • Ranked 7th amongst the top 25 young universities of India.

Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019

  • Secured 10th rank amongst top 50 private state universities of India.

Limca Book of Record 2017

  • Chandigarh University (CU) received the national award for the highest number of companies for campus placement in a single academic year.

WCRC 2016

  • Chandigarh University (CU) has been honored with the award of “university with the best placement”.

Star Group 2017

  • Chandigarh University (CU) has won the title of “best student-friendly university”.

Aspiring Mind (2015 & 2016)

  • Chandigarh University (CU) has been ranked as the best educational institute for providing employability.


Chandigarh University Rankings

Besides Management, Engineering, Commerce, and Computer Applications, the University has been ranked in numerous streams in recent years. Listed below are a few Chandigarh University ranking that are important:

Chandigarh University Ranking in the year 2021

  • Chandigarh University was ranked 15 for MBA by The Week
  • Outlook gave CU the prank of 15 forPrivate MBA.

Chandigarh University Rankings in the year 2020

  • Chandigarh Ranking in NIRF ranked CU between  51-57 for Private MBA.
  • For Engineering, Chandigarh University Ranked in NIRF CU in the 84th position.
  • For Commerce, Chandigarh University Ranking: The Week ranked CU in the 45th position.
  • For Private Engineering, Chandigarh Ranking: The Week ranked CU in the 14th position.        
  • For Engineering, Chandigarh University Ranking in India Today ranked CU in the 75th position.      
  • For BCA, Chandigarh University Ranking at India Today ranked CU in the 50th position.   ·       
  • For Engineering, Chandigarh University ranking at Times ranked CU in the 28th position.       

For MBA at Chandigarh University: Outlook ranked CU in the 48th position.   

Why Chandigarh University

Here are a few reasons why Chandigarh University is a huge deal in education

  • With an academic model designed to match international standards, Chandigarh University offers unique and inspiring study opportunities. A wide range of programs are offered with flexibility, experiential learning, and an interdisciplinary focus.
  • In the context of contemporary research excellence, CU is involved in world-class research with outstanding results.
  • There is a burgeoning academic fraternity of top universities from around the world that are drawn to the university. In addition, with CU's 14:1 student-faculty ratio, 85 percent of students are satisfied with their education.
  • With more than 306 top-ranked universities worldwide, Chandigarh University provides students with a global perspective to facilitate international learning.
  • Over 65% of the students come from other states and countries, and 28 out of the 28 Indian states, 8 of the 8 Union Territories. Therefore, the atmosphere at CU is friendly, inclusive and cosmopolitan.
  • CU's student-centric approach provides students with optimal learning experiences and services that help ensure success. To develop their academic, social, and career skills, students are empowered to take responsibility.
  • With state-of-the-art technology integrated into every aspect of the university from the in-house built and supported university information management system (CUIMS) combined with the Blackboard Learning Management System to high-speed internet access all over campus, CU is a technology-driven university.
  • An ethical, professional, and transparent e-government system underpins the work of Chandigarh University in fostering a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable society for the benefit of students and staff alike.

Admission Process


  • Check the eligibility criteria through the FormsADDA website.
  • The candidate needs to fill the application form through the FormsADDA website.
  • The candidate needs to appear for the Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET).
  • The institute will shortlist the candidate on the basis of academic & CUCET performance.
  • Shortlisted will receive an offer letter at the registered email address.
  • Fee payment & commencement of classes.


  • Check the eligibility criteria through the FormsADDA website.
  • The candidate needs to fill the application form through the FormsADDA website.
  • The candidate needs to appear for the Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET).
  • The institute will shortlist the candidate on the basis of academic & CUCET performance.
  • Shortlisted will receive an offer letter at the registered email address.
  • Fee payment & commencement of classes.

Chandigarh University Admission 2021

The admissions process at Chandigarh University begins in December and ends in July. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, this year's admission process has been slowed. A three-phase test is conducted by CU for CUCET. Phases one and two run from December to August, phase three runs from May to July. However, the CU admission dates may change this year. Chandigarh University's Phase I admission dates are as follows



Release of CUCET Application Form 14-Dec-2020
Last date to apply 28-Aug-2021

CUCET is conducted by the University for admission to all courses. A number of other national-level exams are also accepted in addition to CUCET, as shown below. There is a Rs 1,000 application fee for each of the programmes, and applicants can apply both online and offline.

The following are a few of the popular courses offered by Chandigarh University along with their eligibility requirements and entrance exams


Eligibility Criteria

Accepted Entrance Exam

BE/ BTech To have passed Class 12 in Science stream with 50% aggregate marks CUCET/ JEE Main
MBA Bachelor's degree in any discipline from any UGC recognised university CUCET/  CAT/ MAT/ GMAT
BBA To have passed Class 12 from any stream with an aggregate of 50% CUCET
ME/MTech Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology with an aggregate of 55% marks CUCET
ME+PhD Bachelor's degree in a relevant stream of Engineering GATE
PhD Master's degree in the relevant stream UGC NET/ CSIR NET/ GPAT/ SLET

Chandigarh University Fees & Courses Offered

More than 200 bachelor's and master's degrees and diplomas are offered by Chandigarh University (CU) in several fields, such as Engineering, Management, Science, Pharmacy, etc. Chandigarh University offers 20 distance learning programmes via CU-IDOL in addition to its full-time programs.

For the academic session 2021-22, Chandigarh University has introduced industry-driven futuristic programmes in Blockchain Technology, Electric Vehicles, Digital Marketing & Data Sciences and Satellite Design. Additionally, the University has introduced nursing courses and established a Nursing Institute.

Here is a list of a few popular courses at Chandigarh University fees and Courses



Semester Fee

BE/ BTech Civil, Electrical, Computer Science, Chemical, Biotechnology Rs 60,000 - Rs 1,05,000
BBA General, Banking & Finance, Forex Management, Marketing, Business Analytics Rs 52,500 - Rs 60,000
BSc Fine Arts, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Airlines & Airport Management, Culinary Arts Rs 28,000 - Rs 1,05,000
B.Arch Not Applicable Rs 80,000
MTech Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Automobile, Mechanical, Robotics & Automation Rs 40,000 - Rs 1,05,000
MBA Sales & Marketing, Applied Human Resource, Logistics & Supply Chain, Investment Banking Rs 80,000 - Rs 1,12,500
MSc Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Statistics, Biotechnology Rs 25,000 - Rs 45,000
MA Economics, English, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Performing Arts Rs 49,000 - Rs 1,76,000
PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Electronics & Communication, Computer Applications, Civil Depends upon the courses and time duration

Key Features

  • Chandigarh University (CU) has a strong connection with its alumni members.
  • Chandigarh University (CU) provides an industrial visit to its students because the university believes that practical knowledge is as important as theoretical knowledge.
  • Chandigarh University (CU) has an excellent placement record of its students.
  • The faculty at Chandigarh University (CU) are very supportive. They always guide their students so that they can get the best placement, high package job, and a good start for their career.
  • Chandigarh University (CU) provides various types of guest lectures, seminars, and many other programs to develop the overall personality of its students. This helps students to get the best placement in a reputed multinational company.

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Frequently Asked Question

1. Which is best course in Chandigarh University?

Ans- Chandigarh University Ranking 2020:

  • Ranked 51-57 for Private MBA by the NIRF.
  • Ranked 84 for Engineering by the NIRF.
  • Ranked 45 for Commerce by The Week.
  • Ranked 14 for Private Engineering by The Week.
  • Ranked 75 for Engineering by India Today.
  • Ranked 50 for BCA by India Today.
  • Ranked 28 for Engineering by Times.

2. Chandigarh University good or bad?

Ans- WCRC ranked Chandigarh University among Asia's Best & Fastest Growing Private Universities. Since CU's commencement, its reputation as an ethical, credible education provider has grown among its peers, earning the university recognition both here and abroad.

3. Is Chandigarh University a government?

Ans- In the first cycle of the accreditation process, Chandigarh University proved to be the youngest and only private university in India to bag an A+ grade. It has also established itself as the only private university of Punjab to be accredited by NAAC.

4. Is CU better than PU?

Ans- CU offers stricter instruction because students cannot enroll in alternative classes, as they can easily do at Panjab University. However, this is also good in the long run, since the students are better prepared for the future here. CU is the way to go! For one year, you're likely to spend between 3,50 and 4,00,000 rupees.

5. Which is better Thapar or Chandigarh?

Ans- Thapar University is ranked 29 by NIRF for BTech, and UIET Chandigarh is ranked 22 by Outlook for Engineering. There is an admission fee of 13.23 lakhs for Thapar University's BE in CSE program. There are 60 students enrolled in CSE. In order to be eligible, you must have a 10+2 and 60% in PCM.

6. Is Du better than Chandigarh University?

Ans- The reason Chandigarh University is better than Delhi University and Loyola is due to the fact that it offers quality education to its students with the help of highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty members. A+ grade has been awarded by NAAC to the University.

7. Is CU good for MBA?

Ans- Its placement record for Chandigarh University MBA placement for students is impeccable, with well-known brands of various industries offering attractive salaries up to 28 LPA. In NIRF 2020, CU is ranked 51st in the Management category, 5th among the emerging B Schools of India - TOI, AAA Ranking by Career 360, and AA+ Ranking by Digital Learning.

8. Is Chandigarh university good for commerce?

Ans- Chandigarh University has been ranked as being among the top B.Com colleges in Punjab. The globalization of the Indian economy and liberalization of the corporate sector are causing many multinational companies to set up their branch offices in India.