Department of Punjabi
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Department of Punjabi
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

About Us

The Department of Panjabi was established in 1979 in this University to promote Panjabi Language, Literature and Culture to the desired standards in Haryana State and to emphasize Panjabi teaching and research activities. The Department was started with one Lecturer and one Reader. At present, one Associate Professor & four Assistant Professors are working as permanent faculty members in the Department. All faculty members are well-known and well-reputed for their contribution in the field of Panjabi Language, Literature, Culture and Research. The Department is running various courses like M.A. (Panjabi under CBCS-LOCF scheme), M. Phil. (till 2019) Ph.D. and Certificate Course in Panjabi. Ratio for male and female students is 30:70. Twelve Ph.D. scholars have been pursuing Ph.D. as URS/JRF/SRF/RGNF in the specialized fields of Panjabi Language, Literature, Culture and Research. More than 180 students of this Department have qualified JRF/NET/SLET. The Department has absolutely indulged in research pursuits. Many eminent scholars i.e. Professor Attar Singh, Professor Harbhajan Singh, Professor Darshan Singh. Professor Prem Prakash Singh, Professor Satinder Singh, Professor S.S.Noor, Professor Jagbir Singh, Professor Deepak Manmohan Singh, Professor Joga Singh, Professor Kuldeep Singh Dheer and Professor Paramjeet Singh Sidhu have been invited as Visiting Fellows to deliver the lectures in the Department. The Department has produced more than 190 Ph.D. scholars and more than 490 M. Phil. scholars. The Department has a Chair named Guru Gobind Singh Chair for the intensive study of Gurmat Tradition and Sikh Heritage.

The Department is well known for organizing various National and International Seminars/Conferences/Symposium/Workshops etc. for the promotion of Panjabi Language, Literature, Culture and Research in the Haryana State. In addition to this, the Department has a rich tradition to organiz Refresher Courses in Panjabi and an Inter-disciplinary Refresher Course in Hindi and Sanskrit Languages. The Department is practicing all the responsibilities to conduct PCP of M.A. (Panjabi) under Directorate of Distance Education of Kurukshetra  University, Kurukshetra.


To maintain the pride of Panjabi Language, Literature, Culture and Folklore in the present era.


 ਵਿਦਿਆ ਵਿਚਾਰੀ ਤਾ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੀ॥

Vidya Vichari Tan Parupkari॥

To educate every learner morally aware, socially responsible, academically sound and globally competent.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Chairperson Speaks

India has always been a diverse nation, be it culture or language. In the modern era, languages are not merely used for communication; they have various other roles. One of the world’s 10 most spoken languages is Punjabi, and India has a large community with Punjabi as their primary language. In the modern education system, there are many courses designed for language learning. The course is provided by many universities not only across India but also abroad. The Punjabi Language Course emphasizes literature, origin, and the social aspects with study topics like Poetry, Punjabi Folklore, Punjabi novel, and Western Literature Approaches.

Students can find many Degree courses in Punjabi along with graduation and post-graduation, with ample career opportunities in both the private and government sectors. Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Punjabi. Languages have been an integral part of our life, and now their role is transformed from communication to multiple new domains. It might seem that there is not much scope when it comes to learning a language, but it’s quite the opposite. Candidate with graduation or master’s degree is highly preferred for hiring is not only in the private and government sector in India but also abroad. The students have opportunities to work in sectors like tourism, education, translating literature. The degree allows aspirants to do Punjabi jobs of an interpreter which might be of different types, such as general interpreting, consecutive interpreting, and liaison interpreting. With International Organizations like UNESCO stepping up onto programs like language preservation, the academic domain of languages is getting global attention and more employment opportunities are created in this field. Students can also be a part of various NGOs working at the national and international level for language preservation. This will not only earn them a good salary, but they can work for a better cause in their field. The growing market of literature is also a very prominent part of the Punjabi Language Sector along with universities and college hiring for teaching purposes. The availability of these job profiles is dependent on the candidate’s hard work, but due to less competition, they can begin their career from prestigious job profiles. Undertaking the course provides students with expertise in the field of Punjabi Language, and with some of the major NGOs working in the same sector, the scope and employment opportunities are at a rise.



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