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Explore all about the education system in Chandigarh and information on the best schools, colleges in universities in Chandigarh.

Education in Chandigarh

Education system in Chandigarh, which is a Union Territory and the capital city of both Haryana and Punjab, has evolved as one among the best in India. Known for its quality education, Chandigarh is home to numerous educational institutions, which include schools, colleges and universities. Schools in Chandigarh offer education right from nursery to higher secondary level. One can find colleges offering both professional and conventional courses, in the city. Some of the prominent universities of Punjab are located in Chandigarh.

Apart from regular programmes, one can also pursue a number of courses through distance learning, from institutions such as the University School of Open Learning, Panjab University (Chandigarh). Vocational courses in the field of animation, graphic designing and computers can also pursued at various institutions for vocational studies, the city. Over the years, the educational institutions located here have played an important role in producing efficient and talented young professionals, for the growing industries in 'the city beautiful' Chandigarh.

Schools in Chandigarh
Both primary and secondary level education can be pursued in the schools in Chandigarh. Schools in the city are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), or State Board. There are co-educational, girls' and boys' schools in the city. Some of the top and best schools in Chandigarh are D.A.V Senior Secondary School, Guru Nanak Khalsa High School, New Public School, Sacred Heart Public School, Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School and International Public School.

Colleges in Chandigarh
Colleges in Chandigarh offer courses in a wide variety of streams, including medical, engineering, management, science, arts, law and commerce. Some of the popular colleges in Chandigarh are Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology, DAV College, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh College of Architecture, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Prestigious Institutes in Chandigarh, Chandigarh College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Government Medical College & Hospital Chandigarh.

Universities in Chandigarh
A number of courses at the postgraduate degree and diploma level can be pursued in the universities in Chandigarh. Apart from affiliating the colleges of the city, the universities also provide state-of-the-art infrastructure to conduct research for doctoral programmes offered by them, in their campuses. The popular universities in Chandigarh are Panjab University (affiliating university), and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER, Deemed University).

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