Leading Universities in Patiala

The leading universities in Patiala (India) are Punjabi University, Thapar University, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, among others.

Punjabi University, located at Patiala, is highly regarded as one of the premier institutions of higher education in India. The University has kept up its spree of winning the highest "A" grade on a four-point scale amongst over 350 universities in the country. The status is awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It was earlier given "five star level" by the NAAC for the period covering March 2002-2007.

Thapar University (TU) was established on 8 October 1956 as an Engineering College named Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It offers post-graduate and undergraduate programs in Engineering, Science, Management and Social Sciences. Outlook India ranked Thapar University No. 17 among the Best Engineering Colleges in India 2010.

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was founded at Patiala in the year 2006 by the State Legislature by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Act, 2006. It has the approval of the Bar Council of India for imparting professional legal education. The university has a well furnished Moot Court Hall, Conference Hall, Lecture Rooms and Class Rooms equipped with modern teaching aids and equipments.

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