The leading universities in Punjab (India) include Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab Agricultural University, Central University of Punjab, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, to name a few.

Guru Nanak Dev University is both a residential and an affiliating university. UGC has granted the University Centre for Excellence in Sports Sciences. National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited the University at the "Five Star Level".

The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. In recognition of its outstanding achievements in agricultural research, education and extension, it was adjudged the Best Agricultural University in India in 1995.

The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (Punjab) has been established through the Central Universities Act 2009. The University is committed to fulfill all the criteria in terms of programmes, faculty, infrastructural supports, and other norms as laid down by the University Grants Commission, and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences was founded under an Act passed by the Legislature of the State of Punjab in July 1998. The Government of India has recognized the MBBS, MD/MS/PG Diploma/BDS/Bsc(Nursing)/M.Sc.(Nursing) being awarded by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

List of major universities in Punjab:
- B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
- Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
- Central University of Punjab
- Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
- Guru Nanak Dev University
- Lovely Professional University
- Punjab Agricultural University
- Punjab Technical University
- Punjabi University
- Thapar University
- IIT Ropar
- Panjab University
- Punjab Engineering College
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
- Chitkara University

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