About University

ABOUT Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open University

Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open Univeristy (PSOU), Patiala is a state university 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.

Our Vision & Mission

  • To propagate education in flexible mode across the State and to provide access to deliberately designed courses
  • To collaborate with other Higher Education Institutions for academic and research endeavours.
  • 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 to 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 cornerstone of our endeavor in developing wholesome personalities.



Accessible and equitable for providing quality education and lifelong learning.