The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) was established in 2009 along with other new Central Universities by an Act of Parliament (No 25, of 2009). The University is now accredited with ‘A’ grade from NAAC. It is credited with highest per capita research funding. The university has a mission of providing wide range of instructional and research facilities across integrated and cross-disciplines, promote innovation in teaching, learning and research, and cross-pollinate new ideas, new technologies and new world-views.
CUPB offers only Masters and Ph.D. programmes. It started with the first batch of 10 students in 4 programmes in August 2009 and now has more than 1300 students in different academic programmes
The University has been amongst the forerunners in term of research projects, which can be well seen with the Best Faculty to Research Projects Ratio of the University.