University College, Ghanaur is one of the 12 constituent colleges of Punjabi University, Patiala.
It was established in year 2011. The Government of India, under 11th plan, decided to uplift the
state of higher education in backward areas of the country. For this, the gross enrollment ratio
was taken as an indicator. On the basis of Census of India, 2001, the blocks with gross enrollment ratio
in higher education, lower than the national average were identified. As such, the government planned
to open 'Model Degree Colleges' in 374 such blocks in the country. University College, Ghanaur was
established under this scheme.
It is situated in Ghanaur at a distance of about 27 km from Patiala. The College is spread over an
area of 18 acres. The College has three academic blocks, one administration block, sports stadium,
a library, lush green lawns and canteen. It is well linked by road with Patiala and Ambala city and
In the college students are enrolled in B.A., B.Com., B.Sc.(Non-Medical), B.C.A., P.G.D.C.A. and
M.Sc. IT(Laterl Entry).The College encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities,
Seminars, Conferences, Sports meets, Youth festivals etc. for their personality development.
The College has highly qualified and competent staff. The teachers regularly participate in Seminars,
Conferences, Workshops and refresher/orientation courses in order to update themselves. In a very short
period, the college has emerged as a lighthouse in 'Puadh' region of Punjab. It particularly caters to
the needs of girl students. The catchment area of this college lies along the border region of Punjab and
Haryana around the river Ghaggar. It is an educationally backward region. Before the establishment of
this college, the people did not send their wards, especially girls, for higher education. The reason
being the girls have to travel to Patiala or Amabala. But now the situation has improved. The present
strength of students in the college is around 1100. Out of these, more than 600 are girls.
Hope that this institution will help raise the standard of education and subsequently the standard of
living in this region.
Dr. Lakhvir Singh Gill
The college has a spacious and well ventilated library. A special attention is given to equip it with latest books, newspapers and periodicals. The college and university authorities are planning to modernize and update the library in future. There is also a large reading hall for the students. Asst. Prof. Balwinder Singh is the incharge of the college library.
The college has a wide range of facilities & resources which support a student throughout his/her academic career at the college and make a marked difference in the overall students experience. We recognise that an ideal integrated learning
environment comprises various aspects that extends beyond the classroom to enable each student realise his/her academic-potential to the fullest. The college complex comprises three academic blocks (Arts, Commerce, Computer Science and Sciences) and one administrative blocks (divided into various parts like Principal office, clerical office, staff room, reception room, store room and waiting room). College has 24 classrooms, 3 halls and 4 faculty rooms. College has following other facilities.