The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (Punjab) has been established through the Central Universities Act 2009 which received the assent of the President of India on 20th March 2009. Its territorial jurisdiction extends to the whole State of Punjab. This newly set up Central University of Punjab (CUP) at Bathinda is poised to write new alphabet on the academic horizon of India. This University is one of the important links in the recently set up chain of Central Universities created in the educationally backward areas of India. Going to be an upwardly mobile organization, it is destined to emerge as a quality provider of teaching and research, knowledge and skills, products and services, attitudes and ethics. It is gearing up to provide proper institutional leadership to the emerging demands of access, equity, relevance and quality in the mainstream University system. It has already flexed its muscles and initiated its first academic session.
The University works with utmost ethics, transparency, non-interference, accountability and decentralization. This upcoming University is committed to fulfill all the criteria in terms of programmes, faculty, infrastructural supports, and other norms as laid down by the University Grants Commission, and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The University would carve out and maintain its national character and global outreach through its instructional and research programmes. It is planned to be a multi-facility and multi-faculty university enshrining state-of-the-art infrastructural support systems for teaching and research. It will bring into public domain the global technological trends for the benefit of every strata of society. It started its functioning from Camp Office in April, 2009, which happens to be the residence of the Vice Chancellor, and from November 2009 it shifted to its City Campus spread over an area of 35 acres. The main campus is coming up on 500 acres of land near Bathinda.