Punjab Technical University (PTU) was established in the year 1997 under the Punjab Technical University Act, 1996 (Punjab Act No. 1 of 1997) to provide for the establishment and incorporation of a University for the advancement of technical education and development thereof in the State of Punjab and for matters connected therewith. In pursuance of this Act, The University started its journey with 09 Engineering Colleges and few Management Colleges affiliated to it. Since then, the University has come a long way and during this academic Session 2011-12, the University has affiliated 100 + Engineering Colleges, 139 Management and Computer Application Courses, 37 institutions imparting Pharmacy Education, 11 Colleges imparting Hotel Management Education, 06 colleges providing Architecture Education and 21 Regional Centres for M. Tech and Ph.D. in different branches of Engineering and Management and 01 Regional Centre for M. Pharmacy. More than 2013 Learning Centres of PTU are providing professional education through Distance Learning all over the country and abroad.
At the time of inception of the University, the students were doing their engineering courses from the Universities of other States. PTU achieved that height & glory because of which it became successful in winning the faith of the students. At present, after 15 years of its existence, PTU is providing education to approximately 5 lac students in the fields of Engineering, Management, Architecture and Pharmacy. This number included around 50 percent students from the states other than Punjab.
We, at Punjab Technical University, are propelled by the vision and wisdom of our leaders and are continuously striving of discharge our duties for the overall improvement of quality of education and to make sure that the courses we offer remain relevant to our society and useful to our students in the globalised work environment.