University College, Ghanaur is one of the 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 state-of-the-art automated library where students can have an access to 3300 publications ranging from books to journals. A separate section is dedicated to magazines, newspapers and periodicals. Reading hall of the library has the capacity to accommodate around 200 students. Prizes and gifts are regularly given to the students to cultivate reading habit among them.
With a sprawling campus area of 18 acres, the College is set amidst picturesque pastoral fields. There are three academic blocks, an administrative block, a library, a sports stadium and four well- equipped laboratories: two science and two computer, tennis and badminton courts, a canteen and small gymnasium. At present, the College offers degree programs of B.A., B.Com, B.C.A, B.Sc. (Non-Medical), M.Sc. IT and P.G.D.C.A. There is a dedicated team of 35 faculty members to support the academics of the students and to groom their personalities too. The college aims to provide an access to quality educational and cultural resources to the disadvantaged groups of society. The college recognizes that an ideal integrated learning environment comprises various aspects that extends beyond the classroom to enable each student realize his/her academic-potential to the fullest. Since its inception, the college has been making relentless efforts to maintain academic excellence besides encouraging the students to participate in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. And therefore in a very short span of time, the college has carved a niche for itself. It is serving as a premiere institute having its own distinct impression on the educational and cultural life of the people in the vicinity of the college.