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Central University of Punjab
The Central University of Punjab (CUP) is a Central University located in Bathinda, Punjab, India. It has been established through an Act of Parliament: “The Central Universities Act, 2009" by Govt. of India. The territorial jurisdiction of Central University of Punjab is whole of the State of Punjab The Central Universities Bill 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It also seeks to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities


CUP has started functioning from its transit campus at Bathinda Integrated Cooperative Spinning Mills Limited on Bathinda-Mansa Road. The actual university complex will be set at Bathinda’s Ghudda village, ancestral village of Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, where 500 acres (2.0 km2) has been acquired for the purpose.


The university does not offer undergraduate studies. Postgraduate programmes offered include regular M.Sc. and M.A. studies as well as integrated doctoral programmmes awarding M.Phil./Ph.D., LL.M./Ph.D. etc.

Schools and Centres

• School of Basic and Applied Sciences – Centre for Bio Sciences.
• School of Basic and Applied Sciences - Centre for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
• School of Environment and Earth Sciences - Centre for Environmental Sciences and Technology.
• School of Global Relations - Centre for South and Central Asian Studies.
• School of Legal Studies and Governance - Centre for Environmental Law.
• School of Language, Literature and Culture - Centre for Comparative Literature.
• School of Social Studies – Centre for Developmental Economics.
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