Punjab is the land of five rivers. Agriculture is the largest industry in Punjab. The state has total 23 universities from which 10 are private universities, 9 are state universities, 1 is Central and 3 are deemed universities.. Some of the reputed college in the state are Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar and Indian Institute of Management Amritsar for studying Engineering and MBA respectively. One of the oldest college of medical education is the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, which has existed since 1894. Punjab Agricultural University is a leading institution internationally for the study of agriculture. Alumni of the Panjab University, Chandigarh are Manmohan Singh (former Prime Minister of India) and Dr.Har Gobind Khorana (biochemistry nobel laureate).
Other reputed colleges are Universal Group of Institutions, Mohali; Indo Global Colleges, Mohali; Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali; Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar; Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali; Giani Zail Singh Punjab Technical University Campus, Malwa College of Nursing
University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Department of Commerce and Business Management, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Lovely Institute of Management, Phagwara; Department of Business Management, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Punjab School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala; Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar; Punjabi University Regional Centre for Information Technology and Management, Mohali, are some of the best institutes for studying MBA.