Welcome to the Department of Punjabi, University of Delhi


The Department of Punjabi University of Delhi established in 1985 as an independent Department. Earlier, it was part of the Department of Modern Indian Language (now known as Department of MIL & Literary Studies).

The Department of Punjabi is internationally recognition for its eminent faculty like Prof. Harbhajan Singh, Prof. Attar Singh, Prof. Tarlok Singh Kanwar, Prof. Atamjit Singh, Prof. S. S. Noor. Recently, Prof. Jagbir Singh former Head, Department of Punjabi joined, Central University of Punjab as its Chancellor. The department prides itself to have produced some of the finest alumni who have become reputed academicians in various universities in India and abroad. With a remarkable legacy of being the nerve centre for Delhi School of Punjabi Criticism, the department hosts national and international conferences and seminars, memorial lectures, Diaspora series, etc annually.

The department provide a platform for live wire interactions among thinkers, writers and teachers on one hand, and between the intellectuals and the students on the other hand, which has made the department the centre of Punjabi literature, language and culture’s dynamic transformation through the decades.

The Department of Punjabi has close association with the college teachers which has been utilised by organising regular workshops, research guidance guest teaching under the faculty improvement scheme and by taking keen interest in promoting Punjabi language at the Under-graduate level. The department offers admissions to Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Diploma and Certificate Courses in Punjabi.

This Department’s faculty has been honoured with the highest civilian honours/Awards such as Padma Shri for Prof. Attar Singh; Kabir and Saraswati Samman for Prof. Harbhajan Singh; Sahitya Akademi Award for Prof S.S. Noor; Majlis-e-Bulleh Shah International Award from Pakistan for Prof. Kuljit Shellie, (former Dean, Faculty of Arts); Antar Rashtri Sahitkar/Kalakar Award (2002) from International Association of Punjabi Authors and Artists Inc. Canada and Modern Literary Scholar Award (2002) by Punjabi Academy, Wolverhampton, U.K. for Prof. Manjit Singh and Punjabi Academy Leicester U.K. awarded fellowship to Dr. Jaspal Kaur (HoD) on 6th July 2012.

Almost all the present faculty members (mentioned separately) have been honoured with many prestigious Awards for their contributions to Punjabi Literature.

Currently, the Department is flourishing under the headship of Prof. Ravinder Kumar’s.