Punjab Technical University was established in the year 1997 under The Punjab Technical University Act, 1996 (Punjab) Act No.1 of 1997) by Government of Punjab. Since then, it has always kept its promise to ensure the students who are looking for technical education are provided with the most advanced knowledge and guidance in and around the state of Punjab.
The university started its journey with 09 engineering colleges and management colleges affiliated to it. Since then, the university has come a long way and at present, PTU, under its administration, has more than 400 colleges offering courses in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, B.Sc. MLT, Hotel Management & Catering Technology and IT disciplines.
Today, PTU is one of India’s largest technical university and has been rated as the “No. 1 Technical University of India” by ISTE, Bengaluru.
University Campus Program (UCP) has been conceptualized and developed by Punjab Technical University in association with QEEE set up by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2013.
The very foundation of this program is its blended methodology of learning which constitutes direct streaming of live lectures from IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) to the classrooms of “University Campus Program” of Punjab Technical University.
Along with the live digital streaming of lectures from IITs into the classrooms of University Campus Program, qualified faculties from top institutes like IITs and NITs are present in the classrooms, who further enhance the knowledge, comprehension, application and synthesis of concepts to make the students understand the concepts more effectively and easily. Selected students from University Campus Program will also be sent to study abroad for high end training in the cutting edge technological world. They can study at various foreign universities like University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Toronto, Canada, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan and University of Tokyo, Japan that are again associated with PTU’s University Campus Program.