Panjab University (PU)

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Panjab University (PU) is a collegiate central university located in Chandigarh, India.[3] Originated in 1882 as the University of the Punjab Lahore, the university was formed as an effect of Hunter education committee (1882-83) during the time of British Raj. It was relocated in Chandigarh in the year 1947 as the East Panjab University after the partition of India, where the university was split between India and Pakistan.

The university has 78 teaching and research departments and 10 centres/chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh. It has 188 affiliated colleges spread over the eight districts of Punjab state and union-territory of Chandigarh, with Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur cities in Punjab state.[4][5] It is one of the most well ranked universities in India.[6]

The campus is residential, spread over 550 acres (2.2 km2) in sector 14 and 25 of the city of Chandigarh. The main administrative and academic buildings are located in sector 14, beside a health centre, a sports complex, hostels and residential housing.[7]

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