Punjabi University Patiala, is a higher education institute located in Patiala, Punjab, India. Panjabi University teaches and researches in science, engineering and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports.
It was established on the 30 April 1962, and is only the second University in the world to be named after a language, after Hebrew University of Israel. Originally the university was conceived as a unitary multi-faculty teaching and research university, and primarily meant for the development and enrichment of Punjabi language and culture, but alive to the social and educational requirements of the state.
The university campus is spread over an area of 316 acres (1.3 km2), on the Chandigarh road, about 7 kilometers from the Patiala, the City of Gardens. The institution has over fifty-five teaching and research departments, covering disciplines in Humanities and Science, as diverse as Fine Arts, Computer Science and Business Management. The recent milestone achieved by the university has been setting up of an engineering college of its own diversifying its area of education and research.
The University also has four regional centres, namely The Guru Kashi Regional Center at Bathinda, The Guru Kashi Campus at Talwandi Sabo, Regional Centre for Information Technology and Management at Mohali and The Nawab Sher Mohammad Khan Institute of Advanced Studies in Urdu, Persian and Arabic at Malerkotla. Punjabi University also maintains six neighbourhood campuses at Rampura Phul, Jhunir, Sardulgarh, Karandi, Ralla and Dehla Seehan to impart education to backward area of Punjab.