Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

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Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
Established July 1998
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Raj Bahadur
Location Faridkot, Punjab, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations AIU, UGC, ACU

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences was established in July 1998 by Punjab Act No. 18. It is named after Baba Farid, a 12th-century Punjabi sufi, and headquartered in Faridkot.


University has about 920 MBBS and 1,070 BDS seats across Punjab.[1]

Faculty of Medical Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Dental Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Nursing Sciences[edit]

University College of Nursing (UCON), Faridkot[2]

About the UCON [3][edit]

University College of Nursing (UCON) is working towards creation and provision of socially relevant and highly qualified professionals in a wide range of interdisciplinary areas of nursing sciences by providing education to a large number of nursing students from all sections of society in the country.

This institute was established as the School of Nursing in Year 1992. In 2001, this School of Nursing was upgraded into the College of Nursing with the intake of 50 seats in the BSc Nursing program. The Government of Punjab incorporated School of Nursing (Upgraded to University College of Nursing) as a constituent college of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, vide notification number 11 /299/01- 5SS3 /4770 Dated 14.10.2002.

BSc Nursing Post Basic Program was started in Year 2006 with the intake of 20 seats, vide letter no. 18-182/2006-INC and later on in the year 2007 seats were increased to annual intake of 35 seats, vide notification 02/JUL/2007-INC. In year 2008, MSc Nursing Program was started with total 10 seats, vide notification 02/MAY/2008-INC (2 seats each in Medical – surgical Nursing, Paediatric Nursing and Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing and 4 seats in Community Health Nursing). In year 2010, number of seats were increased to 20. Five in each existing speciality vide notification 166/02/SEP/2010. Two years later in the year 2012, this college started the MSc nursing program in Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing to and total seats for MSc increased to 25, vide notification 186/02/JULY/2012.

Presently, this institute is running its BSc nursing, Post Basic BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing program in various specialities and a certificate course successfully.

UCON Library [4]

Faculty of Physiotherapy[edit]

  • Adesh College of Physiotherapy,Muktsar,Punjab
  • All Saints Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ludhiana
  • Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy,Banur


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Coordinates: 30°41′01″N 74°44′05″E / 30.6837°N 74.7348°E / 30.6837; 74.7348