Chandigarh University enjoys quite a reputable status amongst many national rating agencies that evaluate the quality of education, research activity, affordability, and athletic excellence. The University became “The Youngest University” to be ranked by NIRFGovt. of India. It has been ranked 117th out of 200 for its Engineering division and 64th out of 100 for its Management division.

Agency Rank
NIRF Management: 64th out of 100
Engineering: 117th out of 200
Outlook-ICARE Top 25 Young Universities 7th out of 25
India Today 16th out of 30

The university set up the benchmark by being the First Indian university to hold Limca Book Of Records for Highest Number of Recruiting Companies in one academic year. Chandigarh University has been awarded the prestigious A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Aside from the above-mentioned accreditations, the university is considered amongst the top 50 private state universities by the Outlook-ICARE India University Ranking 2019. 

On an international scale, Chandigarh University has been honored with the award of "University with Best Placements" and also with the title of Asia’s Fastest-Growing Private Education Institute by WCRC Leaders.

Chandigarh University Ranking Highlights

CU has three major institutes- Engineering, Business Management, and Hotel Management. 

  • Under the discipline of Engineering, Chandigarh University has been ranked 16th among the Top Engineering Institutes of India by The Outlook Magazine.
  • University School of Business (USB) at Chandigarh University is ranked 5th among Emerging B-Schools of India by the third-largest Indian newspaper: Times of India. 
  • The University Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management (UITHM) has been ranked 7th among the Top Pvt. Hotel Management Institutes of North India by the Indian The Week magazine.

Aside from the awards and the titles, CU also has a vast Alumni network of over 38879 candidates who are all currently working under some of the best MNCs in the world. Ever since it’s inception, the university has witnessed a steady growth in terms of placements.

During the latest recruitment session, the University hosted more than 627 Top MNC's who made 6314 offers with the highest package ranging at INR. 31.77 LPA which was bagged by some students from the Engineering discipline.

Under the Department of Management, a total of 710 job offers were made and over 175 students bagged more than 2 offer letters. The highest Package offered was INR. 14 LPA.

Hotel Management students witnessed a breakthrough as the World’s top Tourism And Hospitality Management company- Walt Disney elected 41 Hotel Management and Airlines Tourism students during campus placements at Chandigarh University. 

Chandigarh University Ranking Comparative Analysis

Taking a comparative view regarding the ranks attained by similar institutes, the following statistics can be observed-

Chandigarh University NIRF Ranking


The NIRF has allotted the following ranks to the below-mentioned universities situated within the state of Punjab.

Based on the data presented above, it is quite evident that the Chandigarh University has managed to settle amongst the top 200 universities under the category of Engineering, though if compared to its contemporaries like TIET or PTU, the university still has a long way to go to be considered at par with the other two.

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The score obtained by CU in various parameters of NIRF 2019 (Engineering) is as follows:

Parameters Score
Teaching, Learning, and Resource 50.42
Research and Professional Practices 3.17
Graduation Outcomes 56.81
Outreach and Inclusivity 68.46
Perception 2.02
Total 34.48


Chandigarh University Ranking

As per the graph presented above, under the field of Management, CU is amongst the top 100 institutes of India as suggested by the report published by the NIRF. Though Punjab University is ranked at the 48th position in terms of the best Management Institute located within the region of Punjab.

The university was ranked on the basis of the following parameters-

Parameters Score
Teaching, Learning, and Resource 58.05
Research and Professional Practices 6.21
Graduation Outcomes 73.40
Outreach and Inclusivity 76.62
Perception 2.43
Total 41.86

Chandigarh University Outlook I-CARE Ranking

The Outlook I-CARE announced CU amongst the Top 25 Young Universities in 2019. The universities are ranked as per the following parameters-

  • Faculty Student Ratio (FSR)
  • Faculty with Ph.D. (FWP)
  • Papers Per Faculty (PPF)
  • Citations Per Paper (CPP) 
  • Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID)

Given below are the top ten young universities as suggested by the Outlook magazine:

Institute Score Rank
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University 68.44 1
M.S Ramaiah University 62.81 2
Shiv Nadar University 62.14 3
PES University 52.89 4
Apeejay Stya University 51.03 5
Manipal University 50.85 6
Chandigarh University 50.66 7
Chitkara University 49.18 8
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences 47.50 9
Centurion University of Technology & Management 46.39 10

With reference to the data given above, CU has garnered the 7th position amongst the top ten young universities within the country. Manipal University is a step ahead of it with just a .19 scale whereas Chitkara University has been ranked at the position of 8th best university. 

The latter is one of the four major competitors of Chandigarh University situated within the state of Punjab.

Chandigarh University India Today Ranking 

India Today rated the Chandigarh University at 16th position out of the top 30 universities within the country. It was given an overall score of 9.27 out of 100.


“The college is the best in terms of infrastructure, faculty, facilities, Student-management relation. The hostel facilities are also best in class. The most attractive and best part of this college is the academic structure and placement offers that they are way way better than other colleges.”

-Teja Kumar Reddy