School Of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala
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 The Department ‘University School of Applied Management’ was established at Punjabi University, Patiala in the year (January) 2011 to cater to the needs of modern day business and industry, service sector and financial markets etc. The focus of Five year Integrated MBA Applied Programme is to prepare the students for an alternate career in business and Industry of the 21st century. The department is offering MBA Five year Integrated Program in the field of Applied Management as specialization. The main feature of the program me is concentration on the sectoral areas and the specializations like Banking and Insurance, Retail Management, Financial Markets, E-Commerce, Consultancy Business,  etc. The programme is making a difference in terms of skill development of the students, teaching pedagogy and evaluation pattern with main focus on continuous evaluation of the students. There is a provision of workshops on soft skills, personality development, communication skills and the development of presentation skills of the students to prepare them for the new age jobs of the present day global and domestic business. Keeping in view the employability scope and the demand in the market, the department also offers a unique Five Year Integrated MBA Programme in Financial Markets jointly with the National Stock Exchange of India to the students who opt for the above flagship programme by having some NCFM courses in the Financial Markets. The online examination of the NSE courses is conducted by the NSE by paying an additional fee of Rs. 3000/- per semester by the students to the National Stock Exchange for the first three years of MBA Financial Markets Program and Rs. 5500/- per semester for the remaining two years of MBA Financial Markets Program.


No. of seats                  :         40

Eligibility :   Admission to the first semester of the Programme shall be open to the candidates who have passed Senior Secondary Examination i.e. 10+2 with at least 50% marks (Reservation in Case of SC/ST candidate as Applicable from time to time) in aggregate from a recognized Board of Education OR an equivalent examination.


Fee                 :          First Semester     Rs. 46910/-

                                  Second Semester Rs. 23135/-



     1. Dr. Ritu Lehal, M.Com, M.Phil. Ph.D. (Management) (Professor & Head)

2.  Dr. Manjit Singh M.Com, Ph.D. (Professor)  Email:

3. Dr.Sarang Narula, MBA, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)

4. Dr. Kapil Sharma, MBA, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)

5. Ms.Harsimran Kaur, MBA, (Assistant Professor)

Faculty from other departments as per the course requirements is associated for the teaching of various courses in this program.

Faculty from other departments as per the course requirements shall also be associated for the teaching of various courses in this program.

 Faculty Profile


Dr. Ritu Lehal (M.Com, M.Phil, Ph.D.) is presently Professor & Head in University School of Applied Management at Punjabi University, Patiala (INDIA). She has 21 years of teaching and research experience at University level. She has more than 25 Research Papers to her credit in various referred journals including, Vinimaya, Business Analyst, South Journal of Management, NICE, Journal of Management etc. She completed a major Research Project titled, "A Comparative Study of Organisational Climate, Organisational Role Stress, Quality of worklife, Job Satisfaction and Managerial Effectiveness in Men and Women Executive in Punjab" in the year 2004, funded by AICTE. In 2008, completed another major Research Project titled, "Dynamics of Job Satisfaction in Female Teachers in Higher Education- A Study of Punjab and Chandigarh, funded by UGC.          

She has organised various seminars and conferences at national level, presented more than 10 papers in various seminars conferences. In 2010, her book titled, "People management in life Insurance corporation of India Recruitment and selection, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal," was published by LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany. She worked as Senior Warden, as additional charge, for all the six girls hostels for six years, from 2001-2007. She is presently a member of 'Women Cell' of the University for last 5 years and on the standing committee of Women Study Center, Punjabi University, Patiala. She has attended SAM and TOT workshops related to sensitization of women teachers in higher education. She has attended Soft Skill and Personality Development workshops organised by Infosys.

Dr Manjit Singh is presently working as Professor in the University School of Applied Management and has 18 years of teaching experience in the field of Management and Commerce education at the university level. He has 52 research publications to his credit in the national and international journals. He has got an opportunity to work with foreign universities on a UNDP assignment for more than two years (2002-2004) and has served as Head of the Department at Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management, RWANDA. He was actively involved in Teaching, Research and Training at the international level. He has attended programs of UNESCO (Paris) on University Enterprise Management and has also attended a program on ‘Competitiveness and Strategy based on Harvard Business School case studies conducted by ‘Onthefrontier’ (USA). He has been associated with Curtin University of Technology, Australia as course facilitator for the Accounting and Finance courses. He has also been associated with Infosys for the Campus Connect program as soft skills trainer for B. Tech. and MCA students. He has participated and presented papers in more than 40 national and international seminars/conferences and has acted as Resource Person in various orientation and refresher courses conducted by various Universities in the region. Six students have already completed Ph.D degree, eight more are pursuing doctoral research.

Dr.Sarang Narula is presently working as Assistant Professor in the University School of Applied Management. He has done his bachelor’s in Commerce from Punjabi University and Masters in Management from University of Pune. He has a total of nearly thirteen year experience which includes both of Industry and Teaching. He has worked for around six years in several organization which include best of Telecom & Insurance sector after having a stint in industry he has joined Punjabi University as Assistant Professor in Management and has been teaching both post graduate and under graduate classes since past eight years. He has attended as well as presented research paper at various National and International conferences.

Dr. Kapil Sharma is working as an Assistant Professor in this university from August 2006. He worked at USBS, Talwandi Sabo till March, 2011 and then joined as a faculty member in the department of University School of Applied Management in June 2011. He completed his doctorate in 2011 and was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in February 2012. He has attended few seminars, workshops and an orientation course. Few candidates are also doing Ph.D. under his supervision.

Ms. Harsimran Kaur is presently working as Assistant Professor in the University School of Applied Management. She has done her masters in Management from Punjabi University, Patiala. Her area of specialisation is finance.

 Programs Offered by the Department:


       2.    Five Year Integrated Course MBA (Financial Markets)

         3.    Five Year Integrated Course MBA (Applied Management)

 University School of Applied Management also offers PhD Program. The admission for PhD program is as per the guidelines of Punjabi University Patiala for PhD Admission.


PhD Degree Awarded:                3

Pursuing Phd:                            46




Contact Us

Name: Prof. Ritu Lehal
The Head of the Department,
School of Applied Management
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.

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Ph: 0175-304-6330

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