I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) was established by an Act of State Legislature on 16th January, 1997, to promote Technical, Management and Pharmaceutical education in the State at degree level and above. It was established as Punjab Technical University and renamed as I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University by State Government in the honor to Late Sh. Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India in 2015. The University has the mandate to set up centres of excellence in emerging technologies and for promoting training, research and development in these areas. The 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 particular. With this goal in mind, the University is promoting a number of Programmes in different streams.
Presently, apart from the Main Campus and Four Constituent Campuses, the University has 200+ Affiliated / Autonomous Colleges in the State of Punjab, which offers diverse range of AICTE, PCI, COA, and UGC approved Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Programmes in different disciplines. IKGPTU is undertaking and supervising the instructions and awarding of 150+ Bachelor / Master Degrees in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture and UGC Courses.
The University has a land area of 78.16 acres. IKGPTU provides a platform to its students to get them acquainted with the industrial needs by providing them industrial training throughout the year. The job fairs are organized regularly. The University has signed MoUs & other collaborations with various National / International companies and organizations.
IKGPTU is offering a number of schemes for meritorious & SC/ST students and is also successfully executing the schemes of Punjab Government under various categories. The University also offers freeship scheme for needy & scholar students from time to time. It also offers various scholarship scheme like GATE, JRF and SRF Scholarships, UGC / NET Schemes and Scholarships, Research Grants, Research And Development Projects etc. University aims at holistic development of the students.