New 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 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 Centre for M.Tech and Ph.D in different branches of Engineering and Management and 01 Regional Centre for M.Pharmacy. More then 2013 Learning Centres of PTU are providing professional education through Distance Learning all over the Country and abroad.
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.