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 developement 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 2012-13, the University has 494 affiliated colleges (105 Engineering Colleges, 140 Management Colleges, 8 Architecture Colleges, 34 Pharmacy Colleges and Others (NON-AICTE 135 Colleges and AICTE 72 Colleges). More then 2100+ Learning Centres of PTU are providing professional education through Distance Learning throughout the country.
All the time of the University , the students were doing their engineering courses from the University of other states. PTU achived that height & glory because of which it became sucessfull in winning the faith of the students. At present, after 15 year of its existance, PTU is providing education to approximately 5 lac students in the fields of Engineering, Management, Architecture and Pharmacy. This number includeds 50 percent students form the states other than Punjab.
We, at Punjab Technical University, are propelled by the vision and wisdom of our leaders and are continously striving to 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 usefull to our students in the globalized work environment.