Education in Punjab

The recent revolutionary ripple in education system of India is touching and transforming the infrastructure of education and knowledge throughout the country. Punjab is one of the few states in India that has been in the forefront of education movement. According to the figures, Punjab has responded most actively to the ‘Sarva Shiksha Program’, which is a national expedition to drive the darkness of illiteracy out of everyone’s life.

Continuous Change That Leads To Future

With Indian government’s specially designed plans and cooperation with state authority, most of the people of Punjab have gained preliminary education. The ever-increasing rate of literate people in Punjab stands at 77%, at present. Central and state government’s tireless pursuit of providing quality education to everyone is literally changing the education atmosphere for good and developing students to lead the competitive world with ease.

New Ideas

In order keep up with the pace of neighboring states, Punjab government is concentrating on implementing special ideas such as establishment of portals for distance education, technical education in Punjab University and many more. Punjab government has confirmed to launch a comprehensive plan to provide technical education to students, for leading them to industrial opportunities. These well-devised plans are advancing education in Punjab to a newer level.

Hierarchy in the Education System of Punjab

  • Primary Education - A strong education system supports Punjab’s primary education, strengthening the base of general education of the masses. Punjab has 44281 fully functional primary schools, which are equipped with 118099 teachers and 4670695 students.
  • Secondary Education - Secondary education in Punjab follows infrastructure of CBSE board, which is precisely developed to fulfill needs of the students. There are 5454 secondary schools, which follow the rules of CBSE board explicitly. These schools have more than 514304 students who are taught by 16538 teachers.
  • Pre University / College Education - The present number of colleges in Punjab is three hundred and eighty two. 80 engineering colleges and 70 colleges of arts and science attract students. Colleges in Punjab are equipped with well-trained faculties to provide extensive knowledge to the students so that they can have great careers.

Educational Prospect of Foreigners In Punjab

Every college and university in Punjab has reserved seats for foreign nationals. This particular quota enables foreign nationals to easily get entrance in colleges of Punjab. Colleges and universities of Punjab offer lucrative education options for foreign nationals. Well structured educational organizations and improvised education options in Punjab opens the doors for multitude of opportunities for foreign education enthusiasts.

Schools in Punjab

Name of School Location Affiliation
Kendriya Vidyalaya Jalandhar CBSE
The Punjab Public School Nabha ICSE
Yadvindra Public School Patiala ICSE
Kendriya Vidyalaya Patiala CBSE
Sainik School Kapurthala CBSE

Colleges in Punjab

Type of Colleges Name of College Degree
Engineering Amritsar College of Engineering & Technology, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chandigarh Engineering College, Bhutta College of Engineering & Technology BE, B.Tech
Architecture Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture, Indo Global College of Architecture, Lovely Institute of Technology B.Arch
Medical Christian Medical College, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences &Research, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital MBBS
Management Bhai Gurdas College of Engineering & Technology, Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Science, Doraha Institute of Management & Technology MBA
Law Guru Nanak Dev University, Army Institute of Law, Rayat College of Law, K C L Institute of Laws for Women LLB