Courses offered : BSc (Hons) in 4 bio-science related streams namely (a) Biotechnology (b) Bio Physics (c) Bio Chemistry (d) Microbiology. Botany and Zoology streams are also offered.
Punjab University Chandigarh is one of the oldest Universities in India. Established in 1882 as University of Punjab at Lahore (now in Pakistan), it is now spread over an area of 550 acres the city of Chandigarh.It has 78 teaching and research departments and 15 Centers/Chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh. It also has 188 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab and having one rural Regional Centre at Kauni, and 3 Regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur. The University has 4 Constituent Colleges located at Sikhwala (Sri Muktsar Sahib), Balachaur (SBS Nagar), Nihalsingh Wala (Moga) and Guru Harsahai (Ferozepur).
No. of seats
a) Bio Chemistry (Open 30, NRI 4)
b) Bio Physics (Open 25, NRI 4)
c) Biotechnology (Open 15, NRI 2)
d) Microbiology (Open 30, NRI 4)
Selection criteria : (i) CET percentile score with 75% weightage, (ii) 10+2 examination marks with 25% weightage and (iii) over and above weightage of NCC, NSS, etc. in terms of marks in the qualifying examination. The cut off percentage is 15% of the total marks. Only in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Backward Classes / PwD candidates, this requirement will be a minimum attainment of 10% (cut off) of total marks.
Special Note : The candidates who have passed/appeared in 10+2 Examinations of Mahila Gram Vidyapith, Allahabad are ineligible to appear in the Entrance Test, as this institution has been derecognised by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Delhi, included in the booklet of recognised exams, have also been deleted from the Booklet.
Additional seats / Concessions
a) For girl child : Two additional seats per unit per course subject to maximum limit of four (4)out of the two girl children from the session 2015-16 are created for admission to a given course in the Panjab University Teaching Departments, Regional Centres and its affiliated Colleges provided they are otherwise eligible from all angles. The additional seats will be only for those girl Children who are either a single girl child of her parents or one amongst the only two girl Children with no male Child. The additional seat will be available to only one of the two girl children of a couple.
b) For Cancer, AIDS and Thalassemia Patient : One additional seat each for the student suffers from Cancer, AIDS and Thalassemia has been allowed for admission in each course in the Panjab University Teaching Departments, Regional Centres and its affiliated Colleges subject to the condition that the candidate seeking admission under each of these categories if otherwise eligible from all angles. The claimant candidate will have to submit a certificate as a proof of from the National Medical Institute like PGI, AIIMS etc. in support of his/her claim.
C) Two additional seats for rural students : Only those candidates will be considered in this category, who have passed their Matriculation and +2 examination from those rural schools that do not fall in the area of the Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee/ Small Town / Notified Area / Cantonment Area. Further, the candidates should have been studying in such school for atleast five years before passing the last examination. A candidate claiming such benefit will have to produce a certificate from the D.E.O./Principal of the concerned institute of the area certifying that the school from where the candidate has passed the Matriculation and +2 examination, falls within the aforesaid rural area.
d) One additional seat for border area students : The Border area students shall mean those candidates who have passed their Matriculation and +2 examination from the Border Area Schools situated within 20 kilometres from the International Border. A candidate claiming such benefit will have to produce a certificate from the Tehsildar or the Principal / Headmaster / Head of the School certifying that the School from where the candidate has passed the matriculation and +2 examination, falls within the aforesaid Border area.
e) One additional seat for Youth Festival participants : one additional seat is reserved per unit for those candidates who have excelled and outperformed by their participation in the Youth Festivals
f) Wards of Kashmiri displaced persons : (i) 5% weightage be given and the merit be determined accordingly provided that the candidate fulfilled the minimum prescribed qualifications (including Entrance Test), wherever applicable, for all courses including Professional and technical courses of the University Teaching Departments and the affiliated colleges. (ii) 5% increase intake subject to maximum of 3 seats (to be treated as additional seat(s) per course at the entry point be made in all courses at under-graduate and post-graduate level in all the Arts and Science affiliated Colleges and Panjab University Teaching departments wherever the reservation policy approved by the University was applicable.
g) Wards of Martyrs/permanent disabled of Kargil War : Concession be given for admission to various courses in Educational Institutions up to academic year 2020-21 only to those wards of martyrs / permanent disabled (up to 80% leading to incapacitation) of Kargil war who have a valid certificate from the Ministry of Defence to this effect and the same be entered in the pension Book of the family. Oher special provisions are
i) 1% seats with minimum of 1 seat in the Departments and affiliated Colleges except in partially financed/self-financing courses.
ii) Exemption in fee.
iii) Exemption in hostel fee.
Reservation : Open 55.5%, SC 15%, ST 7.5%, BC 5%, Sports 5%, Defence personnel 5%, Physically handicapped 3%, Riot victim 2%, Freedom fighter 2%