Punjabi university, Patiala, was established in 1962, initially for development and enrichment of Punjabi language,keeping the social and educational status of the state alive.Since then, the university has evolved over time to cater to all aspects of education, including humanities, commerce and sciences.The university has been issued with an ‘A’ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The Department of Distance Education of the Punjabi University was established in 1968 and presently has 46 multi-faculty programs. Around 19,000-20,000students are enrolled every year in the distance education programs.
HOW TO SEEK ADMISSION
Admission process is conducted both online and offline.
Candidates can print and fill the admission form(available at http://dccpbi.com/student/stud_home.php) in either Punjabi or English. The fee can be paid via a demand draftpayable at Patiala and drawn in favor of the Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala and should be crossed as ‘And Co’. Name of the student, father’s name and name of the course should be mentioned at the back of the draft. Also ensure that the demand draft bears the name of the station of the branch of the concerned bank, and any overwriting must be duly signed by the issuing authority.
The fee can also be paid in cash at any State Bank of Patiala branch through core-banking account number 65009016757. The filled admission form, along with the demand draft/ pay-in slip received from the bank can be mailed under registered cover to the address the Head, Department of Distance Education, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002 by the due date. Also, the envelope should have “Application for Admission to _____ Course” written on it clearly.
Following documents (recent) are to be attached with the Admission Form:-
- Migration Certificate and original certificates, they can also be submitted within one month of submission of the admission form by paying a late fee.
- The photograph to be attached on the form should be self attested. Include one extra unattested photograph with the form
- Character certificate from institution last attended or from a gazetted officer, original/provisional marks-sheet.
- Self-attested copy of birth certificate and matriculation marks-sheet.
These documents have to be submitted in original(with an exception of the birth certificate), and photocopies will not be considered. The originals will be returned to the candidate after verification.
Candidates can visit the link http://admissiondccpbi.com/. The candidates are required to fill the registration form, pay the fees at a State Bank of Patiala branch, upload the bank challan and complete the admission form.
Note that additional forms have to be filled by candidates who want to opt for B.Ed, any course in Library and Information Science or Computer Application as a subject in B.A. These forms are available at the university website http://dccpbi.com/ .
The university offers a plethora of courses under its distance learning program- undergraduate and postgraduate (both degree and diploma), certificate courses (six months and one year). The full list of courses can be viewed at http://dccpbi.com/student/courses.php#. The fee structure for all the courses is very different. The fee for a B.A under the semester system is paid in two installments, the first of which is paid during the admission itself. The total fees for one year (in INR) of a few courses is as follows-
|PG diploma in journalism and mass communication
|Certificate course in German/French
There exists a separate practical fee for some subjects, a few of which are as follows (in INR)-
- Psychology as a subject in B.A- 725/- as laboratory charges, 550/- per semester as practical fee
- A Part-I of courses like Computer Application, Tabla, Gurmat Sangeet, Philosophy- 550/- per semester as practical fee
The Full details of the fee structure and fee for all available courses can be viewed in the prospectus (pages 18-26) available at http://dccpbi.com/files/prospectus.pdf. The fee has to be paid in whole, with an exception of the B.A. course, and no system of paying in installments is available.
Several merit scholarships including National Merit Scholarships are awarded to the eligible students. The students belonging to Scheduled Caste Category whose parents’ income is less than 2 lacs per annum and the students belonging to Backward Classes whose parents’ income is less than 1 lac per annum are entitled to fee benefits.
The eligibility criteria differ from course to course.
||10+2 from Punjab School Education Board or an equivalent board
||40% marks if their +2 was from commerce stream and 50% if it was from other streams
||Any candidate who has passed a Bachelor’s program can apply irrespective of the score
If a candidate passes their current course/degree in September 2016, they won’t be eligible for admission in the 2016-17 session.
There is a lot of variety of courses on offer for the distance learning program of Punjabi University. While most of the courses follow the semester system, few of them still pertain to the older annual system.
The courses offered by the university in its distance education program include-
||Punjabi, English, Hindi, History, Economics, Political Science, Women Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, etc.
|M.Sc, M.Lib, M.Com
|B.A, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Lib, B.Ed
||Translation, Journalism and Mass Communication, Computer Application
||Library Science, Divinity, Gurmat Sangeet, Punjabi Praveshika
|One year certificate
||Sanskrit, Urdu, French and German
|Six month certificate
||Computer Application and Spoken English
Out of these, the semester system courses are M.A. courses and M.Com, undergraduate courses (B.A., B.Com and B.Ed Part-I & II), B.B.A. (Part-I) and PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The annual system courses include postgraduate courses: M.Sc. (IT) Part-I and Part-II, undergraduate courses (Part-III for B.A. and B.Com, B.B.A. Part-II & III), all courses in computer application, all postgraduate diplomas and certificate courses (except PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication) and all courses in Library and Information Science.
Important dates for the admission process are as follows-
||July to mid-august
|Second installment of B.A. Part-I (semester I and II)
||Whole month of November
|Submitting admission form for all M.A, M.Com courses; part I and II of B.A, B.Com and B.Ed, part I of BBA and PG diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
||20th July 2016
|Submitting admission form for all MSc. courses, part III of B.A and B.Com, part II and III of BBA, part I, II and III of BCA, for all other PG diplomas except journalism and mass communication, for certificate courses in Urdu, Sanskrit, German, French
||17th August 2016
|Submitting admission form forsix months Certificate Courses in Spoken English, Computer Application, Soft Skills and Personality Development
||5th October 2016
|Submitting admission form for M.Lib, B.Lib and Diploma in Library Science
||19th August 2016
- The above data is of the session 2016-17.
For any course, if the number of applications received is less than 10, that course will NOT be offered in the session. In such cases, the total fee received from the applicants will be fully refunded. Also, for submitting admission forms later than these dates will make you liable for a late fee, details of which can be checked in the prospectus.
The Punjab University can be contacted via the following methods-
- Online admission help line numbers : 8146300491, 8872913859, 9465190491
- e-mail : email@example.com
- address- Department of Distance Education, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002
- website- http://dccpbi.com/
STUDY METHODOLOGY AND STUDY CENTRES
The study material is provided to students in installments to facilitate easier learning. The first installment of reading material is dispatched after the confirmation of admission itself. The textbooks and reading material is issued from the department library. The material comes with suggested reading and question sections. Also, there a Personal Contact Program (PCP) system is also established which enhances students understanding of the concepts and provides a deeper and more thorough learning experience. For extra help, video lessons are also available at the postgraduate level.
Examinations are held at test centres in cities located within Punjab, and the full list of test centres is printed at the back of the Examination form. Library facility is also available for the students at Library-cum-Study Centres established by the Department at the following places-
- Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda
- Government Barjindra College, Faridkot
- D. College, Barnala
- Desh Bhagat College, Bardwal (Dhuri)
- Gurmat Sagar Trust, Village Sahota
- Sri Anandpur Sahib
- Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)