School of Languages, Literature and Culture

Department of Punjabi

The Department of Punjabi was established in July 2019 at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. Prior to this, M.A. Punjabi and Ph.D. Punjabi programmes were being offered under the Department of Languages and Comparative Literature. Currently, the Department of Punjabi is offering M.A. Punjabi and Ph.D. Punjabi programmes. Apart from providing quality post-graduate education, the department constantly strives to nurture creative and analytical faculties of the students. Introduction of research project and seminars at the post-graduation level helps in achieving this objective. The department also organizes several co-curricular activities for the holistic development of the students.

Research Thrust Areas
Gurmat Sahit, Sufi Sahit, Parvasi Sahit, Punjabi language and linguistics, Ecocriticism, Semiotics, Post-colonial studies


  1. Dr. Zameerpal Kaur, Professor, HOD
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  2. Dr. Amandeep Singh, Assistant Professor
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  3. Dr. Ramanpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor
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  4. Dr. Lakhvir  kaur Lezia, Assistant Professor
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Academic Programmes

  • 2020-21
    • M.A. Punjabi
    • Ph.D. Punjabi
  • 2019-20
    • M.A. Punjabi
    • Ph.D. Punjabi


Academic Calendar

  1. August-December 2020
  2. January-June 2020

Punjabi Language Teaching Initiatives
            Central University of Punjab, Bathinda is a mini India where students from 26 states, faculty from 19 states and non-teaching staff from 12 states converge and most of them have no prior exposure to Punjabi. So, to fulfil their day-to-day needs of communication, the Department of Punjabi has launched various programmes for students, faculty and staff.

For the students, two Interdisciplinary courses (PBI.517 & PBI.530) are available for learning introductory Punjabi. Another short-term course has been designed for faculty and staff of the university which is offered from time to time as per demand. Head of the Department, Prof. (Dr.) Zameerpal Kaur, also made an introductory presentation about Punjabi Language in an exchange programme organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India under Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Abhyan 2020-21. (Presentation)

Library/Laboratory Facilities
Students of the department have access to the well equipped and fully computerized University library. Currently, the library has over 44,251 titles and subscribes to 45 international and national print journals including access to JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Project Muse, Sage, Springer Link, Taylor & Francis, Wiley-Blackwell etc. Large number of books related to Punjabi language, literature and culture are available in the library.
To provide practical training of Punjabi Language Computing, well-equipped Language Lab is also available under the School of Languages, Literature and Culture. 24+1 Desktop computers are available with Clarity SNET class software. Punjabi Language support is available on all the computers in the Language lab.

Recent Activities in the Department

  1. Online workshop about ‘Learning How to Create a Website’ conducted from 25th to 30th May, 2020 (Prof. Zameerpal Kaur and Dr. Amandeep Singh)
  2. Special Lectures by Prof. S. K. Dweshwar, Former Professor, Department of Punjabi, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Prof. Rawail Singh, Professor, Department of Punjabi, University of Delhi, Delhi were organized on 19th and 20th February, 2020 respectively.
  3. Tri-Lingual Kavi Darbar: The department organized a Tri-Lingual KaviDarbar with financial assistance from Punjab Urdu Academy, Malerkotla in the university auditorium on 25th November, 2019.
  4. Literary Activities: Literary programmes about Ajmer Singh Aulakh and Ram Sarup Ankhi were organized on 19.08.2019 and 28.08.2019 respectively in the classroom.
  5. Book Exhibition: Department of Punjabi organized an exhibition of Books of Punjabi Language and Literature in collaboration with a  group of students of Punjabi University, Patiala under their mission of “Books and Library in Each Home”.
  6. Invited Lecture on “Introduction to Literature and Literary Studies” by Prof. Jaswinder Singh, Former Head, Department of Punjabi, Punjabi University, Patiala was organized on 29.07.2019.

Board of Studies

  1. Constitution of Board of Studies of Department of Punjabi for a Period of two years
    Notification No.- CUPB/MS/2020/1396
    Date: 10.02.2020