Punjab Technical University (PTU), at Jalandhar was established by an act of State Legislature on 16 th Jan 1997, to promote Technical, Management & Pharmaceutical education in the Punjab State at the Degree level and above. Being the educational and research university, it has the mandate to set up centres of Excellence in Emerging Technologies and for promoting Training, Research & Development in these areas.
The university, under its administration, has 40 Engineering colleges, 56 Management colleges, 17 Pharmacy colleges,6 architecture colleges, 4 B.Sc MLT colleges and 2 Hotel Management & Catering Technology Colleges, and 302 Learning centers under distance education . It has taken new initiatives in technical education to provide latest trends in technology and give opportunity to student and faculty to interact with the technology leaders in the country including e-Governance to PTU.
In a country like India, Distance education is an effective way of spreading the education & technology to the people. Distance education is an established and recognized mode of education, which is in consonance with changing socio-economic needs and emerging demands of the knowledge era. Keeping up with the sprit of Open University system and in accordance with National Policy of Education, which lays emphasis on continuing and distance education, the University is providing quality education in rural and urban areas. Punjab Technical University has set up more than 350 Learning Centers in all the regions of Punjab and across the nation, which are conducting the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in IT, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical & Applied Technologies, Hotel Management & Tourism and Media Technologies. The University has a mission to provide excellent education to the PTU students and make the affiliated Learning Centers as center of excellence. Now the distance education programme is being revamped and a lot of progressive moves to modernize the mode of teaching are being taken by the University. Interim Council of distance education has been constituted, which gives guidelines for the improvement of distance program are being undertaken. For all the courses, the new syllabus pattern (with effect from September2003 session) is implemented to meet the requirements of current emerging field. Today this programme is a tremendous success among the students all over the states by offering the high demand courses in IT, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical & Applied Technologies, Hotel Management & Tourism and Media Technologies. But sofar the Distance Education Programs of this University have not got any recognition and thus are unaccredited.
Web : http://www.ptu.ac.in/
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar