Punjab Technical University
|Punjab Technical University|
|Motto||Propelling Punjab to a prosperous knowledge society|
|Established||Under act of State Legislature on 16 January 1997|
|Location||Kapurthala highway, Jalandhar, India|
Punjab Technical University (PTU) is a state university located at Kapurthala highway, Jalandhar, India.It was established by an act of State Legislature on 16 January 1997, to promote technical, management and pharmaceutical education in the state of Punjab at the degree level and above. Being an education and research university, it has a mandate to set up centers of excellence in emerging technologies for promoting training and research & development in these areas.
- 1 History and Growth
- 2 Training and Placement
- 3 Awards and recognitions
- 4 Courses offered by PTU
- 5 Scholarships offered by PTU
- 6 Research Programme
- 7 Library facility
- 8 International Collaborations of PTU
- 9 Financial Position and Investments
- 10 PTU Campuses
- 11 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT)
- 11.1 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Hoshiarpur
- 11.2 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Mansa
- 11.3 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Khunimajra (Mohali)
- 11.4 Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Rajpura
- 11.5 Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Kapurthala
- 11.6 Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Dinanagar
- 12 University Campus Program of PTU
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
History and Growth
Punjab Technical University was established by an act of State Legislature on 16 January 1997 with a handful of institutes, i.e. 9 engineering & 5 management colleges. Presently the University administrates 280 colleges, out of which 102 are engineering, 134 are management, 30 are pharmacy, 07 are architecture and 07 are Hotel Management & Catering Technology (HMCT) with 25 regional centres. The university has a land area of 78.16 acre and it owns more than 20 campuses throughout the state of Punjab. Further, the university provides undergraduate and post graduate courses in most of the technical fields. It is currently undertaking and supervising the instructions and awards of 32 bachelor’s degrees in Engineering & Technology, and more than 20 Non-AICTE courses.
Having 20 plus campuses and 2000 plus learning centers spread across the country, the university provides education to more than 4 Lac students from India and 42 foreign states. It has taken new initiatives in technical education to provide latest trends in technology and give opportunities to student as well as faculty to interact with the technology leaders in the country including e-Governance to PTU. One of the latest dream ventures of the PTU is to make Punjab a technology hub and has been taking a number of significant steps to accomplish its goal.
The university and its staff takes progressive steps under the esteemed guidance of its Vice- Chancellor, Dr. Rajneesh Arora. The university is very closely associated with the Government of Punjab and taking vital steps for the growth of the region. In recognition of enormous contribution made by the former Prime Minister late I. K. Gujral towards the overall development and prosperity of Punjab, the Cabinet gave nod to rename the Punjab Technical University Jalandhar as IK Gujral Punjab Technical University as a befitting tribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed personality. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on November 2013.
Training and Placement
PTU has always been concerned about training & placement of its students. Thus, the Faculty Development Programs have been regularly organized for providing the best faculty by inviting resource persons from IITs, IIMs & NITs. Via industrial training throughout the year, PTU provides a platform to its students for making them familiar with the industrial needs. Moreover, Job Fairs are also organized regularly by the university. In fact the university also participates in different industrial fairs including the Trade Expo.
A milestone was achieved when IBM established its Centers of Excellence in the colleges of PTU. Moreover, the University has signed MoUs & other collaborations with various national & international companies like Wipro & HCL, Sphaera Pharma, Commercial Collaborative Research on Drug Design and Discovery, etc.
Awards and recognitions
- Best Technical University Award - University has bagged the much coveted “Best Technical University Award” for the year 2013. The award is instituted by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) that encourages technical universities to enhance their performance and to serve the community as well as stakeholders by improving quality and maintaining standard of the programs offered. The award was presented to PTU during the 43rd Annual Convention of ISTE on December 19, 2013 at Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
- ICT enabled University of the Year and Open & Distance Learning Initiative of the Year Award - PTU has been conferred upon the e-INDlA 2010 Award as "ICT enabled University of the Year" and "Open and Distance Learning Initiative of the Year Award" by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Govt. of India at Hyderabad on August 5, 2010.
- Best University Promoting High Quality Research at Master's and Doctoral Thesis Work - University bagged an award of “Best University Promoting High Quality Research at Master's and Doctoral Thesis Work” under the CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013. The Consortium of Co-Chairpersons-Industry (CCI) of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) jointly with Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure (CMAI) Association of India instituted this award.
Courses offered by PTU
|Master of Applied Management|
|MBA (International Business)|
Scholarships offered by PTU
PTU offers a number of schemes for students including SC/ST welfare schemes, in which no fee is to be paid by the SC/ST students. Besides it also successfully executes different schemes of Punjab Government. The university also offers free ship scheme for students who come from economically weaker sections (EWS). PTU offers various opportunities in collaboration with IIT Delhi, like project of RUTAG Rural Technology Action Group for development of rural technologies through Engineering Colleges and Local NGOs. It also offers various scholarship schemes like GATE Scholarship, JRF & SRF Scholarships, UGC/Net Schemes & Scholarships, Research Grants, Research and Development projects etc.
Punjab Technical University's research program has made significant progress over the last few years. At present, PTU offers PhD in 21 disciplines with a total number of research students enrolled in PhD summing up to approx. 1613. The number of PhD supervisors in PTU system has increased to 46993.
The PTU Library has accessioned 8856 text and reference books, 973 complementary books and more than 1000 thesis. PTU Library is fully automated for accessing the e-journals on 20 computers with internet connections in a centrally air conditioned hall. The PTU Central Library has installed library software called 'LIBSYS'. It has been designed to:
- Automate, manage and look after the over-all processing of large-scale libraries
- Manage book issues, returns and magazine/newspaper subscriptions
- Calculating/managing fines along with balances of payments due from members
- Generating various reports for record-keeping and review purposes, according to end user requirements
Further, the library has also provided access to ASTM's Standards and Engineering Digital Library which has more than 12,000 standards, 1400 e-books, 15,000 journal articles and 47,000 papers, chapters and articles.
International Collaborations of PTU
The University is pursing international collaborations with various established universities and institutions to provide better research facilities, opportunities, projects and exposures to its students at a global level. So far it has collaborated with San Jose State University, U.S.A; Waiariki Institute of Technology, New Zealand; Dongguk University, Korea and University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). In the near future, PTU is looking forward for more such fruitful alliances.
Financial Position and Investments
The financial position of PTU is strong. The university has shown considerable growth in the financial year 2012-13. The financial position shows that the university has attained fiscal self-sufficiency. All the investment is being made on the recommendation of investment committee and approval of the worthy Vice-Chancellor. Funds of the university are placed only after assessing the credibility of the bank with maximum return and safety of investment. These investments are being made in term deposits with Nationalized Bank and Scheduled Commercial Bank.
GZS-PTU Campus, Bathinda
Set up in the year 1989, Giani Zail Singh – Punjab Technical University Campus is the oldest and the first Government Engineering institute established, and promoted by Government of Punjab. It started with the name, Government Engineering College and later got the name, College of Engineering & Technology, Bathinda in 1992; thereafter it was made fully autonomous body of the Punjab Government. In the honor of the Late President, the institute was renamed as Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering & Technology in 1996. With the aim to put emphasis on post graduate studies as well as Research & Development, the college was made a constituent college of Punjab Technical University in 2012 and renamed as Giani Zail Singh – Punjab Technical University Campus. Being the second campus of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, the institution is pursuing the very objective by playing a pivotal role in producing quality technical manpower. The institution is an excellent education centre with state-of-the-art laboratories, computer centre, library and workshops. GZS-PTU started with only five UG courses in Engineering and Architecture in the year 1989, and now it has seven UG and eleven PG courses in different disciplines.
PTU Campus, Mohali
Punjab Technical University Mohali Campus is the regional office, near the capital of Punjab. The campus is headed by the director. It mainly provides the environment to learn foreign languages e.g. French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese and English. Moreover, it also provides a Training Centre of Taekwondo.
Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT)
The Punjab Institute of Technology, Hoshiarpur is one of the newly planned PITs by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The institute is in its very first session i.e. 2013-14. The vision behind the institution is to spread quality education in the region, which is vastly covered by Kandi area. PITs are committed to provide excellence in higher education, in the field of Engineering, Technology and Management at par with the IITs. In order to meet the urgent need of quality Technocrats and Managers in the market, the Punjab Technical University has decided to establish Punjab Institute of Technology, Hoshiarpur for the benefit of Doaba belt of Punjab. This Institute will be committed for quality education in Engineering, Technology & Management to aspiring students. It is not approved for AICTE university.
Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Mansa
PIT, Mansa is one of the institutions developed under the aegis of PTU to promote technical education and employment in rural areas of Punjab, at par with IITs. This institute is the constituent Institute of Punjab Technical University. The foundation stone of this institution was laid by the Honorable Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, on April 9, 2011. The institution is spread over about 54 acres of land in district of Mansa. Furthermore, the courses offered at PIT, Mansa provide flexible and modular approach, so that the student once admitted after matriculation are allowed to leave after completion of any module. The students will also be allowed to make entry to higher module after gap. Further, keeping in view the service to the rural section, 30% seats are reserved for the economically weaker students hailing from rural area and five seats in non-medical discipline are reserved for the students from within the revenue limits of Mansa Kalan (including Mansa City), in view of the land donation, as per the Punjab Government policy. New admission scheme for 2013-14 was announced at PIT, Mansa. The result of PIT Mansa has been shining at 91 per cent. 19 out of 21 students from the institution have been given the golden chance to be promoted to B.Tech.
Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Khunimajra (Mohali)
Punjab Institute of Technology, Khunimajra, (Mohali) is among the institutions developed under the aegis of Punjab Technical University to promote technical education, research and innovation, at par with IITs/IIMs. PIT, Khunimajra (Mohali) strives to transform the students and faculties into well trained and highly motivated scientists, academicians, technologists and managers, who can contribute in nation building with high degree of professional excellence. This institution is planned with the vision to spread quality education in the region, which is vastly covered by Kandi area of Punjab and around Chandigarh. PIT, Khunimajra (Mohali) is committed to offer excellence in higher education. The PIT Khuni Majra (Mohali) is to be developed as “Centre of excellence in Built Environment”.
Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Rajpura
The Punjab Institute of Technology, Rajpura (PIT-R), is one of the newly planned PITs by Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala. This institution was planned with the vision of spreading quality education in the region and thus was established on the lines of IITs in India. PITs are built to offer excellence in higher education in the field of Engineering, Technology and Management. In order to meet the urgent need of quality technocrats & managers in the market, the Punjab Technical University decided to establish an institute Punjab Institute of Technology, Rajpura for the benefit of Malwa Belt of Punjab. This Institution will be committed for quality education in Engineering and Technology & Management to aspiring students. The PIT-R also has integrated courses for students with option of multi-exit.
Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Kapurthala
Punjab Institute of Technology, Kapurthala is also known as PTU main academic campus. It is one of the Institutions developed under the aegis of Punjab Technical University to promote Technical Education, Research and Innovation, at par with IITs/IIMs. PITK strives to transform the students and faculties into well trained and highly motivated scientists, academicians, technologists and managers who can contribute in nation building with high degree of professional excellence. It was developed in order to meet the challenges of technical education in India.
Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Dinanagar
The Punjab Institute of Technology, Dinanagar is one of the newly planned PITs by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. This institution is planned with the vision to spread quality education in the region, which is vastly covered by Kandi area. PITs are committed to the cause of excellence in higher education in the field of Engineering Technology and Management. In order to meet the urgent need of quality Technocrats and Managers in the market, the Punjab Technical University decided to establish the institute in the name and style of Punjab Institute of Technology, Dinanagar for the benefit of the Majha belt of Punjab. This Institute will be committed for quality education in Engineering Technology to aspiring students.
University Campus Program of PTU
The Punjab Technical University and the Punjab Government have identified 30 of the top affiliated colleges of PTU as “University Campus” to provide high quality of education at an affordable cost. These affiliated colleges which have already been performing well academically have been taken under the supervision of PTU to further ensure academic excellence. The University campus program will have its first academic session from 2014-15. Campuses have well developed infrastructure; state of the art technology; new and industry relevant course design and curriculum; highly trained professional faculty and most importantly, an affordable fee structure. The University Campuses are spread across various locations in the state of Punjab. Apart from having faculty from top IITs and NITs, efforts are being made for live streaming of lectures directly from IITs in some classes to ensure clear understanding of concepts. For more information go to: www.punjabtechuniversity.in
College of Engineering and Management, Kapurthala
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