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The education in Chandigarh provides healthy and absolute advancement in learning in interesting and informative ways. Chandigarh education produces word class students in every stream who are researching in worldwide universities. The Government of union territory of Chandigarh has provided ample schools in its territory for fulfilling the plan to provide every child schooling facilities within one kilometer area of her/his residence. There are also quite large numbers of private educational institutions besides Government schools. The administration of Chandigarh is extending the ‘Grant-in-Aid’ policy to the recognized privately managed schools for encouraging the entrepreneurs in privately managed education. This ‘Grant-in-Aid’ is extended only to the schools having secular credentials and not to the distinct religion based schools. The education in Chandigarh is available to all irrespective of color, caste or dogma. The higher level of education in Chandigarh is also an excellent and department of education in Chandigarh administration oversees the four government colleges and their functioning well. These four colleges are equipped with extensive grounds, spacious campuses, outstanding infrastructures and auditoriums.

All these four colleges are allied to Panjab University and undertake courses in almost all key learning streams such as science, commerce and arts. These colleges also have courses in modern-day studies like Computer science, business administration and mass- communication. Three colleges have the Post Graduate level learning facilities in English, Economics, Commerce, Public Administration, Vocal and Instrumental music, Information Technology and Dance. Sales management and Functional English are also taught as job oriented courses. These colleges promote international competiveness. Chandigarh education is also rich in vocational educations and runs with equal importance beside conventional system of education. Vocational educations are mainly of five types viz, Health, Engineering, Home-science, Para-Medical and commerce.

Chandigarh has lots of educational Institutions ranging from publicly and privately operated schools to university colleges and Panjab University. The quality education of Chandigarh attracts large number of Indian and foreign students.

Chandigarh and all area of the union territory have several educational institutions, colleges and reputed Universities.


At present, Chandigarh has one deemed university and one state University of repute.

University Location Type Established Specialisation
Panjab University, Chandigarh Chandigarh State 1947 General
PEC University of Technology Chandigarh Deemed 1921 Technology 


  • University Business School – Chandigarh, Panjab University
  • Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology (CCET)
  • Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA, Panjab University)
  • Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)

The Chandigarh colleges include: MCM DAV College for Women (sector 36), GGDSD College, Government College for Girls (sector 42 and 11), DAV College (sector 10), Home Science College for Girls (sector10), Government Teachers Training College Chandigarh, Government College for Men, Guru Gobind Singh College and some others. Government has also set up Model Schools which are initially intended to provide and meet the educational needs of sectors.

Schools in Chandigarh

Chandigarh is particularly famous for its globally acclaimed school education system. The department of education of Chandigarh has played and still playing a crucial role in promoting, implementing and maintaining the quality of education. There are a variety of different schools in Chandigarh such as senior secondary schools, secondary schools, model schools and primary schools. Chandigarh schools have adopted the state curriculum, National Curriculum (CBSE and ICSE) and International curriculum (IB or IGCSE) for all subjects’ studies in its different schools. Some well-known and disciplined schools of Chandigarh are:

  • D.A.V. Sr. Sec. School
  • Guru Nanak Khalsa   High School
  • I.S.D.S.G. High School
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh High School
  • S.D. High School
  • Institute for the Blind
  • Vedic   Girls High    School
  • New Public School
  • Shishu Niketan Model Sr. Sec
  • Sacred Heart Public School


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