VC's Message

Prof. (Dr.) B.S. GHUMAN

I feel privileged and honoured to get an opportunity to serve my alma mater, Punjabi University, Patiala which is among the premier institutions of higher learning. Established on April 30, 1962, it was endowed with a mandate to further the noble cause of Punjabi language, literature and culture. In this endeavour the University has stood the test of time. It has been promoting and nurturing Punjabi language,

Department of Liguistics and Punjabi Lexicography, Centre for Technical Development of Punjabi Laguage, the Departments and Centres devoted to Sikh Studies, Gurmat Sangeet and the Performing Arts. In addition, significant contribution to this end has been made in the shape of the teaching of Punjabi as a foreign language and the work on Punjabi Pedia. Read More...


About Punjabi University

Punjab Assembly established Punjabi University, Patiala under the Punjab Act No. 35 of 1961. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India laid foundation of Punjabi University on June 24, 1962. He preached, "The institutes of higher education share the burden of nation-building in a critically important sense. Our aim is a strong, free and democratic India where every citizen has an equal place and full opportunity of growth. In this task, a vast responsibility rests on our universities." Established on April 30, 1962 in the erstwhile princely state of Patiala with the main objective of furthering the cause of Punjabi language, art and literature, Punjabi University has since evolved into the largest University in the state. This is the second University in the world to be named after a language, the first being Hebrew University of Israel. Its vision is to establish and incorporate a University for the advancement of Punjabi studies and development of Punjabi language as a medium of instruction or otherwise for providing instruction in humanistic and scientific subjects and generally for the promotion of education and research. The University started working from its present lush green, pollution free, 316 acres campus since 1965. Read More...

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