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Innovative & Student-centric Distance and Online learning

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University (CU) is one of the premier seats of higher learning in India and now ranks no. 1 among the top Top Private Universities in India as per the QS World Rankings 2024. It is also one of the Top 5% Universities and the first to get the prestigious NAAC A+ accreditation in Punjab. Committed to excellence in research, innovation, multidisciplinary education & active promotion of promising young talent, it is ranked 27th among the best universities in India in the NIRF Rankings 2023. It is among the top 7 private higher education institutions in India.

At CU, we believe that all students can embrace, pursue, and excel in all academic areas they are passionate about. We continually inspire our students to explore new professional paradigms and encourage them to immerse themselves in a journey of continuous learning and discovery.

To facilitate our students with truly international learning opportunities, CU has collaborated with more than 360+ top-ranked universities around the globe. We offer a learning process with participation and practice at its heart and intend to cultivate the desire to move towards the value-laden process of gaining specialized academic and professional competencies.

Institute of Open & Distance Learning (ODL)

Over the years, Chandigarh University has emerged as the best Distance Education University in Punjab, India, which couples the experience of top industry leaders and renowned academicians to foster a global approach to life-long and real-world learning. The university has quickly evolved into a hub of eminent and distinguished scholars whose informed guidance ingrain their students with work-ready knowledge.

The ODL program offered by Chandigarh University provides superior Distance learning in Punjab, India, with a desire to deliver student-focused, quality education to students with diverse learning backgrounds. We seek to create excellence in Open & Distance Learning by providing the technology interface, i.e., a Learning Management System (LMS), between the institution and the learner so that quality education can be offered at an affordable cost while also making education convenient for everyone.

Our Learning Management System (CU LMS) keeps your curriculum, virtual classrooms, interactive sessions, faculty, etc. a Click Away. It enables learners to plan their studies according to their learning needs and provides enough scope to the experts to plan e-content.


To be recognized as an elite centre of Distance and Online Learning for providing quality education through State of the Art ICT, enabling and empowering all sections of the society to contribute for the development of the nation.


Providing state-of-art technology, infrastructure, renowned academicians, and an ideal environment for knowledge transfer through Distance and Online learning.

Creating curriculum at par with the best regular program curriculum consisting of innovative, career-oriented courses.

Establishing a unique transformative centre of research for modern pedagogical Computer-Based teaching (CBT), digital content development, video lecture development, and assessment for Distance and Online Learning needs.

Engaging students through blended pedagogies to equip them with the requisite professional and life skills, social sensitivity, and a high sense of values and ethics.

Core Values

Human Dignity

  • Respecting
  • Treating fairly and being inclusive


  • Exhibiting sensibility to others plight
  • Exhibit Solidarity with action


  • Modesty in success
  • Openness to learn


  • Contributing to society, nation & family
  • Sharing knowledge to create a more enlightened & purposeful society

Awards & Rankings

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Highest Number of Companies for Placements

-by Limca Book of Records

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Best Student Friendly

-by Star Group

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University with Best

-by WCRC

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Ranked 27th Among the Best Universities in India in 2023

-by NIRF

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Ranked 7th Youngest University in India

-Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019

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Ranked 3rd Among Top Pvt. Universities of India

-by India Today


How Distance Learning
Boosted my Career?

From overcoming any geographical or economical barriers to helping
professionals upgrade their portfolios, CU Distance Learning has helped
shape many careers.
Here’s what our alumni have to say:


Hear from our Students

Our Students & Alumni share their first-hand experience with CU Distance Learning.
Watch the videos below and listen to what they have to say.


Sawan Kumar

Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22



Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22


Abhishek Gupta

Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22


Puneet Kaur

Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22



Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22


Gagandeep Singh

Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22



Master of Business (MBA) 2021-22

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