About Chandigarh University

Institute of Distance & Online Learning (IDOL)

Chandigarh University (CU) is a known name in the Indian education arena which has consistently delivered excellence in academia, research & placements. CU has the distinction of ushering in a new era in higher education by creating a unique, inspirational academic model, coupled with unprecedented industry patronage for experiential learning and unbeatable placements, further supported by outstanding facilities and extensive international partnerships.

The university has been bestowed with many awards and recognitions, including Asia's Fastest Growing Private Institution, the Limca Book of Record for inviting the highest number of companies in a year for campus placements and more.

Wide spectrum of programs paired with flexibility, experiential learning and interdisciplinary orientation emancipate our students to explore their interests and pursue fulfilling careers. At CU we are grooming students to be socially sensitive through intellectually challenging and contemporary diverse culture.

Top 10 Reasons

to Join CU-IDOL


Student Friendly, Professional & Dynamic CULMS

CU-IDOL offers courses through a Learning Management System (LMS) & also has a dedicated website that keeps students connected to the university. The students are given 24x7 access, which helps them in planning and completing their course of study.


Interactive E-content

As a CU Distance & Open Learning student, you will have open access to our free-of-cost online contents, namely videos, e-courses, SLM, & quizzes. Apart from the multimedia course contents, CU LMS has features such as rubrics, teacher and instructor-facilitated learning, a discussion board, course tracker, download submit assignments, interact with faculties and virtual programming environment.



CULMS provides online digital library and other open course (like MOOCs) access to the students so as to acquire the knowledge.


Relative Grading Evaluation System

The CU IDOL offers Credit based semester System and Relative grading based ten point Letter grades Evaluation system. Each letter grade indicates the level of performance in the course and grade point for the purpose of computing the SGPA and CGPA.


Campus life

The campus life is the most memorable part of every student; therefore the CU IDOL provides the opportunity to the students to be in the campus for curricular and extra-curricular activities to enrich their learning experience and get a chance to interact with the members of faculty and peers. Numerous Workshops and Seminars are also organized in the campus to enhance to course-related and beyond knowledge level of the students beyond curriculum.


Affordable Fee Structure

We believe that circumstances should not affect one's education. Therefore, CU-IDOL provides high-quality education at an affordable fee structure.



The university will have a dedicated help-desk service for CU-IDOL students to address their queries and guide them throughout the programme of study.



As a CU-IDOL student, you will have access to best placement support from the university.



Be it curricular, co-curricular or extra-curricular, CU’s Distance & Open Learning students will have full access to various campus events for the overall benefits.


Globally Adaptable & Industry-led Course Curriculum

The curriculum taught by CU-IDOL adheres to the needs of contemporary education, is at par with international standards, and is relevant to the industry.

Take a look at our Popular Programs



The B.A course provides an education in variety of contexts. The B.A aims to offer education that is accessible to students with a wide range of educational backgrounds and professional and personal circumstances. Along with offering variety of subjects this course is developed for the all-round development of the student and inculcating different skills in them.



Bachelor of Business Administration, is a highly valued Professional degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management.



Bachelors of Commerce, is a highly valued Professional degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in commerce, accounting and banking industries.



Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA) is an undergraduate degree course in computer applications. With the rapid growth of IT industry in India, the demand of computer professional is increasing day by day. This increasing growth of IT industry has created a lot of opportunities for the computer graduates.

B.Sc (TTM)

B.Sc (Travel and Tourism Management)

The 3 years degree with 6 semesters is designed to introduce students to the Industry of Travel and Tourism, where in they are acquainted with tourism product and how to make it, market it and finally sell it after promotion. Management as well as Planning skills with essential communication skills are being imparted in this course. Students after completing the degree can choose career like travel agents, lodging managers or meeting, convention and event planners.

M.A (English)

M.A (English)

Master of English (M.A. English) is a post graduate degree course in English Literature. It is a two-year postgraduate programme that deals with the study of Literature and Language in English across the world. It equips the students with analytical and critical thinking skills to produce original insights in scholarly academic writing and discourse. The programme would foster fundamental literary concepts tendencies and trends across periods, genre and cultures in English literature literary theory and approaches composition and rhetoric.

M.A (Psychology)

M.A (Psychology)

The program is designed for comprehensive and advanced learning in Psychology. The degree is a scientific study of mental processes, motives, behavior, group think and other related aspects to nature of the mind. It will facilitate to understand clinical aspects of the brain and ability of counseling and interventions in improving behavioural problems.



Master of Business Administration, is a highly valued Professional degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management.



Master of Commerce, is a highly valued Professional degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in banking and management.



Master of Computer Applications is a highly valued Professional degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in computer and programming industries.

What Industry Leaders Say


Engineers play crucial role in Nation Building and Universities play crucial role in making quality engineers who through their work serve society and mankind. I see lot of enthusiasm in students at University campus who will use their skills in making India a developed nation.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Former President of India


Pursue research with absolute confidence and assurance that every new knowledge that you will find or possess will ultimately have its own benefit as no Research can be initiated without the ultimate aim to deliver products and services that are relevant or importance to the mankind.

Roger Konberg

Noble Laureate and Scientist from USA Prof


I am delighted to be here in Chandigarh University, I see lot of enthusiasm and innovative ideas. I feel like I am in Harry Potter Movie and all the magicians are here doing wonderful things. Not every University can do that with such commitment and dedication that I see here.

Prof. (Dr.) Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Laureate & Chancellor - Glasgow Caledonian University, UK


What I see here that is remarkable as compared to other universityies is the active involvement of students in deciding what is right, what is wrong.

Mr. Suraj Chettri

Head of Human Resources Airbus & Airbus Group

How Distance Learning Boosted My Career?


Enrolling myself with distance learning program provided me with the freedom to study as per my convenience. It was definitely an experience worth remembering.

Meenu Bhardwaj

Associate Dean - International Relations

I opted for the program keeping my personal passion and eagerness to learn about the management. Being a working professional, the distance learning program has given my career a boost.

Sanjay Sharma

Purchase Manager

Things that I liked about distance education is the flexibility and convenience to learn. The course was very rewarding and enabled me better prospects in my present job. I can pave my ways through various scenarios in both professional and personal life.

Harmeen Virmani

Soft Skill Trainer