University: Punjab University
Address: Sector 14, Chandigarh, 160014
Phone: 0172 253 4867
Chancellor: Vice-President of India
Courses: (MBBS), (M.D), (BDS), (MDS), (B.Sc.),(M.Sc.),(BPT), (MPT), (BMLT)
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 1947
Vice-chancellor: Arun Kumar Grover
- Brahmrishi Yoga Training College
- Chandigarh College of Architecture
- Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology
- D.A.V. Post Graduate College
- Dev Samaj College for Women
- Dev Samaj College of Education
- G.G.D.S.D. College
Panjab University is a public collegiate university located in Chandigarh, India. It originated in 1882, but was established in 1947, making it one of the oldest universities in India. There are seventeen hostels on the campus including eight hostels for men and nine women hostels including a Working Women Hostel. A Sports Hostel has been built for visiting sports teams. Two more hostels are under construction, one each for boys and girls, on the south campus in Sector-25. All the hostels have Wi-Fi internet and multiple messes for students. There are also shopping centres and ATMs for students and faculty on campus. The Dean, Student Welfare and the Dean Student Welfare (Women) look after the functioning of the university hostels, conduct of election to the student bodies, planning and organising of cultural and extra-curricular activities on the Campus. They disburse cultural scholarships and financial assistance to campus students.
The University Health Centre offers consultancy, clinical and emergency services. There are five full-time doctors, including one medical specialist, one surgical specialist and one dental specialist. Part-time consultants include a gynaecologist, a paediatrician, a radiologist, an eye specialist, an Ayurvedic doctor and two general physicians. They are supported by a large paramedical staff.
Beside regular consultancy, medicines and emergency attention, employees and students have access to facilities like the clinical tests, ECG, X-Ray, ultrasonic treatment, diathermy and Yoga. The centre runs a Family Welfare Clinic with facilities of family planning, vaccination and immunisation of children (DPT, Polio and BCG). From time to time the Health Centre launches health awareness drives through lectures, film shows and workshops.
The University has playgrounds, a gymnasium and a swimming pool for its sports activities. The Directorate of Sports organises about 70 Inter-College and four to five Inter-University Competitions every year. The Directorate of Sports participates in 62 games both for men and women in the Inter-University Competitions and arranges training camps in these games under the supervision of expert coaches.
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