The University Cell, now known as K.S. Dhillon Higher Police Education & Research Wing was established in Punjab Police Academy in the year 1996 and is duly affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The cell deals with degree courses of M.A. M.Phil and Ph.D. in Police Administration. The Academy has thus given an opportunity to the police officers and trainees to enhance their academic qualification and professional knowledge simultaneously.
The number of persons who have passed M.A (Police Admn.) till now is around 1200. M.Phil has been done by 10 police officers. The Academy is also a doctoral research centre for Ph.D. research programmes. Three police officers have been awarded Ph.D. degrees in the discipline of police administration. A total of 8 Ph.D degrees have been awarded till date. Police Officers/Officials from different parts of the country and even from some other countries are joining MA; M.Phil and Ph.D. in Police Administration. So far Eleven Convocations of Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur have been conducted.