PCTE Group of Institutes

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PCTE Group of Institutes is a group of four colleges in two campuses in Ludhiana, Punjab in India.

In 1999, the Punjab Management Education Trust established the Punjab College of Technical Education to provide management and IT education in the region. Since then, PCTE has expanded into Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Medical Lab Sciences, Airlines, Tourism, Hotel Management, Fashion Designing, Journalism and Mass Communication and Agriculture.

PCTE has approximately 2700 students from more than seven countries. All the PCTE courses are affiliated with Punjab Technical University. PCTE has been ranked among the best business schools in North India by Outlook, Business India, and AIMA.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Student achievements[edit]

Since 1999, PCTE have won 13 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 9 bronze medals in university exams.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21] Over 90 students have appeared on the university merit lists in the past decade.[22]

School awards[edit]

  • Education Leadership Award 2016 under 24th Dewang Mehta National Education Awards.
  • Best Management College in 2015 by Punjab Technical University.
  • Times Now- Education Evengalist of Year 2014
  • One of the best business schools in the world recognition at the World Marketing Summit – A Philip Kotler Initiative at Malaysia.2013
  • B-school leadership award by ET Now 2013
  • Bloomberg /UTV Outstanding B-school (North) 2012.
  • 6th Indy's Award for Best B-School Communication Plan for Placement 2012.
  • DNA and stars of Industry Group award for Innovative Leadership 2012
  • Star News B-school Leadership Award 2011.
  • 5th Indy’s Award for excellence in Mass Communication, Marketing Communication, Public relations and Advertising and Branding 2011.
  • DNA and stars of Industry Group award for Innovative Leadership 2011.
  • 18th Business School Affairs & Dewang Mehta B-school Award for encouraging Innovation that leads to better Development.
  • 19th Dewang Mehta B-school Leadership award 2011
  • Asia’s Best B-School Leadership Award[23][24] by CMO Council, USA at Suntec, Singapore in 2010.
  • Innovation Leadership Award by CMO Council, USA at Suntec, Singapore in 2010.[24]
  • Most Outstanding B-School of North India by Dainik Bhaskar B-School Leadership Awards at HRD World Congress in 2010.[24]
  • Best B-School Innovation Award by DNA in 2010.[24][25]
  • Best B-School Leadership Award by DNA in 2010.[24][25]
  • Ranked 38th among private B-Schools in India by Outlook in 2010.
  • "B-School that encourages leadership as part of curriculum" award by 17th Dewang Mehta B-School Excellence Award in association with B School Affaire in 2009.
  • Rated after top 7 B-School on the basis of Intellectual Capital by Indian Management Journal of All India Management Association in 2009.[26][27]
  • Rated as the best business school in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and J&K by the Competition Success Review[28] and Indian Management Journal of All India Management Association for the 7th time consecutively in 2009.
  • Business India rated PCTE in the A category in 2004,[29] then the A+ category in 2008,[30] and the A++ category in 2009.
  • Mint C-Fore B-School survey in association with the Wall Street Journal ranked PCTE as 37th among Top 50 Private B-Schools of India and Best B-School in Punjab, HP and J & K in 2008.
  • Indian Management Journal rated PCTE among the top 12 business schools in India on the basis of Intellectual Capital in 2008.
  • Business World ranked PCTE as 12th on Learning Experience basis and 31st on International Exposure among top business schools of India in 2007.[31]
  • Graded as an "A"-grade business school by the All India Management Association (AIMA) for multiple years in a row.[32][33][34]
  • Ranked 9th most economical business school of India by Outlook.

International conferences[edit]

Since 2004,[35] PCTE has organized international conferences in several Indian states[36] and Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom[37] – have presented their research papers in Business Management and IT.[38] These conferences have provided platforms for industry and academicians to share and discuss trends and technologies for the development of manpower.[39]

International links[edit]

PCTE has signed nine MOUs (Memoranda of Understanding, or agreements of cooperation) with institutions in Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and South Africa.[40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49] Seven faculty members teaching in a university in Mozambique joined PCTE for the academic session 2010-2011. PCTE has a number of agreements with foreign universities. Some are meant to facilitate research and faculty/scholar exchange, while others include student exchange as part of a wider MoU.[50]

PCTE has attracted students from Afghanistan, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe[51][49][52][53][54] – along with a research scholar from Cameroon.


PCTE publishes the PCTE Journal of Business Management and PCTE Journal of Computer Sciences. PCTE also edits the quarterly journal, M-World, for the Ludhiana Management Association, addressing management issues.

PCTE faculty member have written or edited the following books:

  • Business Families of Ludhiana
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Groups in Punjab
  • Environment and Pollution Education
  • Web Advertising and Online Marketing
  • UGC Question Bank for Business Management
  • E-Publishing Concept and Practical Approaches
  • Dynamic Management in Global Economy
  • Information Technology & Management
  • Software Engineering: Complete Course Book
  • Modern Business Environment: Changes and Innovations
  • Biochemistry – Environment and Agriculture
  • Pathophysiology for Pharmacy[55]

Student activities[edit]

PCTE was listed in the Limca Book of Records 2005,[56] for being the only business school to give its students hand-on knowledge about Indian stock market. its . The students pool funds and invest in the market. A portfolio of scrips is planned and managed by the students every year, who are themselves responsible for all decisions regarding the buying and selling of scrips. They manage all financial activities related to bank account, financial decisions and D-mat account.

Koshish is cultural and literary event,[57][58][59][60][61] held in the month of September–October every year. Classes compete among themselves in varied events to lift the overall trophy. As many as 1,700 PCTE students participate each year[62] in different cultural and literary events..[63]

Ehsaas is PCTE’s international, inter-institutional cultural-cum-literary festival.[64][65][66][67] Since year 2000, it has been organized multiple times both in India and in Pakistan. Events at Ehsaas may include a car rally,[68] "dumb charades, face painting",[69] "a fashion show, folk and western dances, solo and duet singing, mime, one act plays, fusion music, poetry etc."[67] At Ehsaas 2006, 700 students participated on four teams from Pakistan – NCBA & E-Lahore, FAST-Peshawar, IQRA-Islamabad, and SZABIST-Islamabad. 25 professional institutes in India and around 6000 visitors attended the event.

The Institute of Hotel Management at PCTE also organises a food festival called Daawat-e-Khas. The event combines ethnic foods of India – both popular dishes and unusual fare – with live music.[70]

A singing contest was organized in 2009 by the PCTE Institute of Hotel Management.[71] Another example is a 2010 cross-country run with a theme that promoted traffic safety and warned participants to "Say no to drugs".[72]


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  36. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Conference on 'global trends in IT'". The Tribune. 31 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008.
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  43. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: PCTE signs pact with Sri Lanka varsity". The Tribune. 30 July 2005.
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  54. ^ Shivani Bhakoo (24 August 2006). "Ludhiana Stories: Foreign students find studies cheap in India". The Tribune.
  55. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Book on pathophysiology for pharmacy". The Tribune. 13 July 2007. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.
  56. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: College enters Limca Book of Records". The Tribune. 24 April 2004. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
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  61. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Koshish-2009". The Tribune. 27 September 2009.
  62. ^ "1,700 take part in Koshish fest". Times Of India. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
  63. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Sri Lankan team visits PCTE". The Tribune. 27 September 2005.
  64. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: PCTE students to hold car rally". The Tribune. 18 February 2003.
  65. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: All set for 'Saluja Ehsaas'". The Tribune. 25 February 2005.
  66. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: "Ehsaas-2005" begins". The Tribune. 27 February 2005.
  67. ^ a b "Ludhiana Stories: PCTE to organise "Ehsaas" in Pak". The Tribune. 16 November 2006.
  68. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Goodwill car rally by PCTE". The Tribune. 20 February 2003.
  69. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: PCTE cultural fest today". The Tribune. 3 March 2006.
  70. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Food fest at PCTE". The Tribune. 19 September 2010.
  71. ^ "Ludhiana Stories: Singing contest". The Tribune. 18 March 2009. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009.
  72. ^ Charu Chhibber (21 February 2010). "Ludhiana Stories: Students run for a cause". The Tribune.

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