About University

ABOUT Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University

Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open Univeristy (PSOU), Patiala as a institution for open learning in Punjab, has been established with effect from 20th December 2019 by an Act 19 of 2019 notified vide Notification No. 23-Leg/2019 dated 20.12.2019 of the State Legislature of Punjab as a State University and is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under Section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 at its own departments, its constitutent colleges and/or through its affiliated colleges in regular mode with the approval of its statutory bodies/councils, wherever required.

Our Vision & Mission

  • To propagate education in flexible mode all over the State and to provide access to innovately design courses
  • To collaborate with other Higher Education Institutions for academic and research endeavours.
  • Setting up a wide network of support services
  • Multiple modes for delivery of instructions such as Print & Electronics
  • To provide course for rural, agricultural, industrial and commercial needs of people and design learning material for improving socio-economic condition of the masses.

Motto of The University: SEWA


kill Enhancement

Skill Enhancement through customized programs by leveraging technology.



Employability-focused education reflecting excellence in all spheres of learning.



Wisdom as the corner stone of our endeavor by developing worthwhile and wholesome personalities.



Accessibility at lower costs and providing inclusive education.