Punjabi University Patiala Distance Education – List of courses

The Department of Distance Education for Punjabi University, Patiala, was established in 1968 and has been a pioneer institute imparting education through the distant mode and has been the second institute in the country to adopt the non-formal mode of imparting education. Presently, the Department is managing 4l multi-faculty programmes. Student’s enrolment in the Department is as high as ten to twelve thousand every year.

Courses offered by Punjabi University through distance mode:

Master Degrees

  • Master of Arts (Punjabi)
  • Master of Arts (English)
  • Master of Arts (Hindi)
  • Master of Arts (History)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Master of Arts (Religious Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Sikh Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Women Studies)
  • Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication)
  • Master of Science (Information Technology)
  • Master of Science (Information Technology) Lateral Entry
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts (Tabla)
  • M.A. Gurmat Sangeet (Gayan)
  • M.A. Gurmat Sangeet (Tanti Saaj Vadan)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Education)

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Education


  • Diploma in Library Science
  • Diploma in Gurmat Sangeet
  • Diploma in Divinity (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies)
  • Gurmat Sangeet Praveshika
  • Punjabi Praveshika
  • Gyani

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate Course in French
  • Certificate Course in German
  • Sri Guru Granth Sahib Certificate Course
  • Certificate Course in Spoken English
  • Certificate Course in Computer Applications
  • Certificate Course in Soft Skills and Personality Development
  • Punjabi Gyan
  • Certificate Course in Sanskrit
  • Certificate Course in Urdu

Post Graduate Diplomas

  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • PG Diploma in Computer Applications
  • PG Diploma in Forensic Science
  • PG Diploma in HIV/AIDS Counselling
  • PG Diploma in Translation