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Vice Chancellor

 Established in the year 1997, Punjab Technical University  (PTU) has, for more than a  decade, been dedicated to its  mission  to promote technical, management and  pharmaceutical  education in the state at the degree level and above. Staff,  students  and supporters take pride in having contributed to the  University’s reputation as  Punjab’s flag ship, research-led  university, known for the excellence of technical  teaching, its  research and its service to its local, national as well as  international  communities. Society is changing by leaps and  bounds in ways which will have a  profound impact on the role of  Universities. Looking into this, university has  undertaken the task of training students to help in the development of skilled  manpower in this sector in the country in general and in the state in paticular. Hence,  university is promoting a number of courses in different streams in regular as well as  distance education programmes.

I feel pride in stating that university has bagged the much coveted Best Technical University Award for the year 2013, by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). This has only been possible with the sincere hard work and dedication of whole PTU family and another major credit goes to the students and parents- strongest pillars of university. 
I am pleased to share that university shares a major lot of young and tech-savvy students who have and will take campus to heights, with the use of technologies. 
Punjab is developing at a faster pace in terms of technology and development. Parents, both nationally as well as globally, must send their children in Punjab for their higher education. PTU is consistently providing a platform to its students to get them acquainted with the industrial needs by providing them with industrial training throughout the year and we are always concerned about the training and placement of the students. 
At end, I would like to claim that university is quite fortunate to have outstanding staff, students and facilities. Our challenge for the future is to build on this strong base to establish ourselves firmly among the world’s leading universities. 

I wish luck to all the students and staff of university and expect more sincere efforts in making university renowned globally.

Rakesh Kumar Verma,

 

IAS