Punjabi University Patiala
Updated on: Mar 4, 2013
Punjabi University, established on the April 30th 1962 under the Punjabi University Act. This is the second university in the world to be named after a language. Spread over 600 acres of land, its 500 teachers are imparting instruction and guidance to nearly 9,000 students in a multi-faceted, multi-pronged and multi-faculty environment comprising 65 Teaching and Research Departments on its Campus, five Regional Centres, six Neighbourhood Campuses and 166 Colleges affiliated to it.
Punjab Technical University has been awarded the status of five star by the NAAC, a statutory body of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University has scaled new heights in the direction of strengthening and spreading the religious ethos and quintessence, particularly that of Sikhism.
Punjabi University has established the first ever overseas centre for teaching of Punjabi as a foreign language at Espanola, New Mexico.
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