The script of Punjabi language is Gurmukhi which literally means ‘from the mouth of Gurus’. It is an Indo-Aryan language like many other modern languages of South Asia. It is spoken by as many as 140 million people, meaning that it is one of the top ten languages in the world by number of speakers.
In Persian, the word “Punjabi” means “five waters,” referring to the five major rivers found in the region where Punjabi language originated. Punjabi is one of the 22 regional languages of India notified in the eight schedule of the Constitution of India. It is an official language in Punjab but also spoken in major parts of Pakistan and in small pockets of most of Indian states. It is also a second language in Canada’s Ontario and Vancouver B.C. Majority of Punjabi population in some colonies of Surrey in Canada, South Hall in England also speak Punjabi.
The Post-Graduate Department of Punjabi was established in 1966 with Prof. K.C. Joshi as its founder Head. He continued till 1973 and was succeeded by Dr. T R Shingari (1976-1996), Dr. V B Agnihotri (1996-2003), Dr. K S Thind (2004-2007), Dr. G C Kaul (2007-2010). Presently, under the headship of Dr. R B Singh, the department has been striving to achieve excellence.


Courses Offered:

Post-Graduation : M.A. in Punjabi (Duration: 4 Semesters)
Under-Graduation : Punjabi is compulsory subject for all streams.
Elective Punjabi as an optional subject.
Functional Punjabi (as professional subject)
Basic Punjabi for Non-Punjabi students.


  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Khurana,  M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Head)
  • Sh. Sukhdev Singh,  M.A., M.Phil·
  • Sh. Balwinder Singh,  M.A., M.Phil·
  • Dr. Davinder Kumar Paul,  M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • Sh. Rajan Sharma,  M.A.
  • Sh. S.K. Midha,  M.A., M.Phil
  • Dr. Kawaljit Singh, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • S. Satpal Singh, M.A., M.Phil  
  • Dr. Kirandeep Kaur, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.  (C)
  • Mr. Manjeet Singh, M.A., M.Phil  (C)
  • Dr. Sahib Singh, M.A., Ph.D.  (C)