The department's faculty members and students have been contributing in a big way towards this activity which is organized at Interstate and National level by AIU. Since the inception of the department in 2000, the students have been winning laurels for the department as well as the University in All India national level by winning consecutively for the last ten years gold/silver medals and Dance Trophies at All India Inter University Youth Festival Competitions conducted by Association of Indian Universities, thus projecting the cultural richness of Punjabi University at national level.
The students of department of dance contribute in reflecting the cultural ambiance & healthy practices of the university youth community through their performances during various National & International conferences, seminars, symposiums etc. for all the National & International delegates from time to time. The NACC teams & other UGC teams which have visited Punjabi University have highly appreciated the Academic and professional skills of the students and their output within the existing limited resources.
Thus the department of Dance has proactively contributed in preserving and promoting the culture and heritage of Punjab and India on all platforms
The department began with only one course of M.A. in Dance in 2000 with 20 seats and at the present moment there are three more courses being run wherein B.A(hons) school in dance was started in 2006, M.Phil has been started since sep. 2010 along with PhD course work in sep. 2010, thus the combined student intake has increased from 40 to 120.