Prof. (Dr.) Vikas Chawla

Dean (Academics & College Development)

Dean Message

Founded in 1997, I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) was established by an Act of State Legislature to promote technical, management and pharmaceutical education in the state of Punjab for undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes in various Faculties including Engineering and Technology, Mathematical & Applied Sciences, Management Studies, Media and Mass Communication, Hospitality Tourism and Travel Management, Life style Design, Architecture, Social and Human Science, Teacher Training & Education and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

It is an honour to serve this esteemed institution as Dean (Academic & College Development). The Academics at IKGPTU is designed towards providing the students a strong background in fundamentals, an ability to translate it to real life problems and a capacity to design, build and analyse different products, processes and systems. The academic process is outcome oriented and ensures development of desired skill set.

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 of Punjab in particular. With this aim, the university is running a number of courses in different streams through Regular as well as Open and Distance Learning programmes. At present University have 136 AICTE and 78 UGC institutes affiliated with it. IKGPTU is undertaking and supervising the instructions and award of 56 AICTE approved Courses and 65 in non-AICTE/UGC courses. The University has a land area of 78.16 acres & it owns 04 campuses throughout the state of Punjab. The University has a rich strength of lakhs of students, which also includes 1,500+ international students from 30+ countries.

Thousands of years ago, the Indian Rishis of the Vedic age propounded three fundamental principles of human knowledge: asato mā sadgamaya (Lead me from Falsehood to Truth), tamaso mā jyotirgamaya (Lead me from Darkness to Light), mṛtyor mā’mṛtaṃ gamaya (Lead me from Mortality to Immortality). Keeping this in mind the endeavour at IKGPTU has been to offer proactive learning modules, inculcating the right value system, pragmatic approach and matrix of synergies that build competencies and enable the students to take on the competition effectively and achieve excellence in their career. University also provides a course on Human Values & Professional Ethics for all engineering & management students, in collaboration with NRCVEE, IIT, Delhi and IIIT, Hyderabad. IKGPTU provides a platform to its students to get them acquainted with the industrial needs by providing them industrial training throughout the year. Excellent placement record, availability of state-of-the-art facilities and teaching aids, this University offers immense opportunities to the perspective students.

I am sure, under the leadership of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, the University is well poised to make its mark internationally also. The foundation of a healthy society rests upon its healthy education system. Brand IKGPTU is serving as a milestone in preparing the State of Punjab as the best state in the domain of Technical Education. Beyond doubt the programmes started at University shall help in developing the young minds as successful entrepreneurs & competent professionals.

I invite you to take this journey towards excellence and self-fulfilment with us and wish you the best in all your endeavours.