Chandigarh city is known to have best education system throughout India. There are many colleges and universities in the city which offers top most education to the students. These colleges and universities have various courses and educational programmes on their list. One can choose any of these courses according to their interest. Among all the universities and colleges Panjab University is meant to be the best university of all times. It is counted in one of the Top and oldest universities of higher education in Chandigarh.
Panjab University Chandigarh
Panjab University is a collegiate institution situated in Sector 14 and 25. The university was established in 1947 in the Punjab and its office was in Solan and the teaching departments used to function from Jalandhar, Hoshairpur, Amritsar and Delhi. Then the university was shifted to Chandigarh in 1956.
The main campus of the Panjab University Chandigarh was designed by the Swiss French Architect Pierre Jeanneret under the supervision of Le Corbusier. Spread over an area of 550 acres the university consists of teaching area, Central Library, Gandhi Bhawan, Fine Arts Museum, Sports Complex, Shopping Centre, Health Centre, University Hostels, residential area, State Bank branches, Open Air Theatre, Seminar Complexes, Botanical & Medicinal Gardens, Rose Garden, medical and engineering institutions at a walking distance of one another.
The university has 78 teachings, 15 centres for teaching & research departments and 188 affiliated colleges spread over Punjab. These departments and centres are grouped under Arts, Languages, Science, Education and Fine Arts, Business Management, Law, Engineering, Commerce, Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Monuments at Panjab University
The Museum of Fine Arts – The University has total 4 museums from which museum of fine arts in one of them. This museum showcases the early works of all modern artists of India. The collection in the museum was initiated by the art historian B.N Goswamy.
Gandhi Bhawan – This beautifully designed monument by the famous architect Pierre Jeanneret ia an Auditorium Hall which is located in the middle of a pond of water. At the entrance the architect had hanged an art piece for the welcome of the visitors. Gandhi Bhawan has a huge collection of books on Gandhi. ‘Truth is God’ is written at the entrance of the bhawan.
Student council – This council organizes educational tours, Youth national & International festivals, Library & Cultural events, Academic debates according to the interests of the students. Its office is located in the student center where departmental representatives and officers are elected by the students from the different departments on the campus.
The Student Centre – The centre is the most popular places of the university for eating and chilling out. Popularly known as STU-C it was inaugurated in 1975. On the first few floors the the office of the university students council has been accommodated. On the top floor of the student centre there is a Cafeteria.
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