The office of the Dean of International Students is located in the Students Centre (Ground Floor), Panjab University on the University Campus, Sector-14. The Dean International Students looks after the welfare of the international students and also maintains liaison with university authorities and outside agencies. The Dean International Students lays down guidelines for admission of international students to all institutions affiliated to the Panjab University and maintains record/ particulars of each student.
The Dean of International Students maintains close liaison with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with regard to their Programs for the International Students. S/he also maintains liaison with Dean University Instructions, Dean Student Welfare, Dean Alumni Relations, as well as Principals of Affiliated Colleges in Chandigarh with regard to the welfare of International students and maintains links with International Alumni.
The office of the Dean of International Students facilitates the international students body in organizing their cultural functions/sports etc. The office organises various activities such as educational trips, orientation-cum-cultural exposure programme, English language and soft skills workshop, sports, cultural and literary extra-curricular activities and the end of academic session annual-cum-farewell function.
The students wishing to join any of the University Teaching Departments/Colleges affiliated to the Panjab University, for the first time are required to obtain an eligibility certificate. This certificate is issued by the Deputy Registrar (General) Panjab University, Chandigarh.
International students can approach this office for advice and assistance in finding a suitable hostel or residential accommodation in Chandigarh.
The students requiring expenditure certificate or assistance with their remittances are advised to contact the office of the Dean International Students.
International students admitted to various Panjab University Teaching Departments/Local Affiliated Colleges are required to pay 'Foreign Students Welfare Fee' @ Rs. 620/- per student per year.
A large number of the International Students have been pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Panjab University. During the 2015-2016 academic session their number was 497 (205 students in Panjab University & 292 in local affiliated colleges). Ten percent over and above the total number of regular seats in each course is reserved for Foreign Nationals/NRI candidates. Further, additional seats may also be created, if needed, for ICCR scholars on Government of India Scholarships.
Enrolment for Ph.D. programme is open throughout the year for Foreign Nationals/NRI candidates.
Enquiry No(s): 1800-180-2065, +91 172 2534818, 2534866 (from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm on working days including Saturday)