I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University was established in 1977 as Punjab Technical University., and was later renamed in 2015 in the honour of Sh. Inder Kumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India. It offers courses in Technology, Management, Pharmaceutical, and more from various disciplines.
The University has 121 AICTE and 65 UGC Institutes affiliated with it. Stretching over 78.16 acres of land, it owns more than 10 campuses throughout the state of Punjab. The overall NIRF ranking is 3rd in State, 33rd in research, and 54th among top 100 Universities of India. Admissions are offered based on, both, merit and entrance exam scores. The average offered salary package is INR 4.3 LPA, whereas the highest offered salary package was INR 12 LPA in 2020 placements.
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Punjab Technical University Highlights
|Established | Institute Type||1977 | Public|
|Set By||Government of Punjab (India)|
|Approved by||UGC | AICTE|
|Courses Offered||B. Tech., M. Tech., B. Sc., M. Sc.,BCA, MCA, M. Phil., and M. A.|
|Selection Criteria||Merit & Entrance Exam Based|
|Campuses||Kapurthala, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Mohali I, Mohali II, Sultanpur Lodh|
|Top Recruiters||TCS, Byju’s, Wipro, Infosys, IBM|
|Punjab Technical University Highest Package||INR 12 LPA|
|Average Package||INR 4.3 LPA|
|Facilities||Central Library, Auditorium, Computer Centre, Hostel Accommodation, Sports Facilities, Cafeteria|
Punjab Technical University Ranking
- NIRF ranking is 3rd in State, 33rd in research, and 54th among top 100 Universities of India
- NIRF Ranking 96th among all Engineering colleges of India
- Best Technical University Award for the year 2013 by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
- Prestigious collaborations with institutes like Thompson Rivers University – Canada, Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management-Gwalior
Punjab Technical University Courses
|B. Tech.||Subjects: Civil Engg., Computer Engg., Electrical Engg., Electronics & Communication Engg., Mechanical Engg., Software Engg. in collaboration with Thompson Rivers University, Canada.
Duration: 4 Years
Eligibility: Candidates with 45% aggregate marks in 10+2.
|M. Tech.||Subjects: Civil Engg., Computer Science & Engg., Electrical Engg. (Power Systems), Electronics & Communication Engg. (Wireless Comm.), Food Technology, Mechanical Engg.
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: All those candidates who have passed B.E. / B. Tech. with at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) marks in aggregate and with valid GATE Score.
|B. Sc. (Hons.)||Subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Candidate must have 10+2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks or equivalent in aggregate with respective subject.
|M. Sc.||Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Food Technology, Clinical Research
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 50% marks or equivalent in aggregate. A relaxation for the minimum marks will be as per Punjab government regulations.
|Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT)||Subject: Hotel Management
Duration: 4 Years
Eligibility: Candidates who have passed the 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any stream conducted by a recognized Board
|M. Phil.||Subject: Journalism & Mass Communication, English, Punjabi, Political Science
Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: PG in the relevant subject with 55% Marks or equivalent degree from a UGC recognized University. (50% for SC/ST candidates)
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: All those candidates who have passed bachelor’s degree of minimum three-year duration in any discipline from a University recognized by UGC/AICTE
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Punjab Technical University Admission
Admissions at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University is based on both merits and entrance exam scores. Candidates are required to score minimum marks in the qualifying examination to get admission to the desired course.
Mode of Application: Online
Selection Criteria: Merit Based & Entrance Exam Based
How to apply?
- Candidates can collect Admission Form/Prospectus, Brochure and University magazine from Administrative office by paying the application fee only by Demand Draft in favour of “I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University” payable at Jalandhar.
- Fill the admission form in all respect
- In case of any difficulty, candidates should contact the Admission Center In-charge.
- Candidates should get his/her duly filled Admission Form examined at Admission Cell/Admission Data Entry Center.
- Submit the Admission Form along with all original documents and payment slip in the Administrative Office/Admission Data Entry Center.
- After completing all the process, candidates have to collect the Confirmation letter from Admission In-Charge.
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Punjab Technical University Scholarship
- Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-Abled Students at National Scholarship Portal
- Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls Students (Technical Degree) at National Scholarship Portal
- Merit cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS at National Scholarship Portal
- Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities at National Scholarship Portal
- Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Uttar Pradesh Students.
Punjab Technical University Freeship Schemes
The free ship scheme is implemented for the students of IKGPTU Main Campus and Constituent Campuses for the session 2020-21.
- For the benefit of Parent Less student (PLS), Father Less Student (FLS), Special Abled Student (SAS) and Low Income Group Students (UGS).
- A sum of rupees one crore shall be kept reserved for this scheme. The students of Punjab shall be given preference under this scheme.
- The preference for giving benefit shall be in the following order:
Parent Less student (PLS),
Father Less student (FLS),
Special Abled student (SAS),
Low-Income GrouP Students (LIGS)
Note: The annual income of the family of a student applying for the scholarship should be less than INR 2.5 lakh.
Required documents for Freeship Scheme (Proof of Annual Income):
- In case of land, owner certificate from Tehsildar
- In case of employee, certificate from employer, ITR or Form-16
- In case of running own business, ITR or Form-16
- For non-land owner, self-declaration can be accepted
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Punjab Technical University Placements
Placements in I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University is given great significance, with top companies like IBM India, Cognizant, Byju’s, Infosys, Wipro, and TCS offering jobs to the students through campus recruitment drives.
IKG PTU students of batch passed out in 2020 got placed in the following companies:
|Recruiters||Salary package offered|
|Jaro Education||INR 12 LPA|
|Byju’s||INR 10 LPA|
|IBM India Pvt. Ltd.||INR 4.5 LPA|
|Cognizant||INR 4 LPA|
|Sopra Steria||INR 4 LPA|
|Infosys Ltd.||INR 3.6 LPA|
|Wipro Technologies||INR 3.5 LPA|
|Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)||INR 3.36 LPA|
|Mphasis||INR 3.30 LPA|
|Grazitti Interactive||INR 3.12 LPA|
|CHC Consulting Pvt. Ltd.||INR 3.10 LPA|
|Entuple Technologies||INR 3.00 LPA|
|Just Dial Ltd.||INR 2.73 LPA|
|Mahashakti Energy Ltd.||INR 2.50 LPA|
|Zapbuild Technologies||INR 2.40 LPA|
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Punjab Technical University Distance Learning
Punjab Technical University DDE offers UG and PG courses such as BBA, B.Sc, B.Com, BA, M.Com, and M.Sc. PTU DDE admissions to various courses are based on merits obtained in the qualifying examination. The minimum eligibility required for admission 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 in the previous qualifying examination.
Punjab Technical University Facilities
The University offers the following facilities to cater to the needs of the students as well as faculty members:
Central Library: The three floored library is inter connected, centrally air conditioned, with a seating capacity of more than 500 readers at a time and is well connected and easily approachable from all the departments of the university. The library’s independent building is also near completion and by the year 2017 the library would shift into its independent building.
Computer Centre: The University has a well-equipped, fully air-conditioned Computer Laboratory with leased line Internet facility, Wi-Fi campus, and convenient printing and scanning resources.
Auditorium: The University has two well equipped air-conditioned seminar halls fitted with multimedia projectors and audio-visual systems, having a seating capacity of 150 and 100. A University auditorium with seating capacity of 800 is under construction.
Hostel Accommodation: The University provides accommodation to students studying in different departments at the university campus. Residences (Boys’ Hostel, Girls’ Hostel 01 & Girls’ Hostel 02) located at its main campus are within walking distance from the academic wing. There are 76 rooms in each Girl’s hostel having intake capacity of 94 students and there are 144 rooms in Boy’s hostel having intake capacity of 288 students. The accommodation offered single seater and double seater rooms.
Application criteria for hostel:
- Academic Performance
- Good Behaviour
- Disciplinary Record
Transportation Facility: A fleet of buses is available for the convenience of students. University bus routes for students are from Beas, Jalandhar Cantt., Kartarpur, Kishanpura Chowk, and more.
Sports Facilities: The Sports Department organises the annual activities under the guidance of the sports council of the University. In an academic session, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University organizes various sports activities on the campus. The University also participates in different Inter-Varsity games. Sports facilities available are Basketball Court, Indoor Games, Volleyball Court.
Cafeteria: In order to provide healthy and affordable food to the students, University has a hygienic cafeteria on the campus, serving a broad selection of items of varied taste and dietary restriction.
Publication Bureau: The Publication Bureau was established to make available quality books for higher education at a low cost and to inculcate a habit of reading among the students. The Publication Bureau is engaged in publication of translated books in Science and Engineering. It was established primarily for the development and enrichment of Punjabi language. However, over a period of time, the University started contributing significantly in other disciplines also.
Corporate Relations & Alumni Office: It is the nodal point of contact for companies seeking students from IKG PTU campuses and its affiliated colleges for training and placement. CR&A office organises Joint Campus Placement Drive(s) of various MNCs at University Campus and its affiliated colleges.
Anti-Ragging: The University Grants Commission vide its letter no F.1-16/2007 (CPP-II) dated June 17, 2009 has reiterated the ban on ragging of students in Institutions of Higher Learning. The students are therefore directed to strictly desist from any kind of ragging.
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Punjab Technical University Result
Punjab Technical University announces results for the distance and regular courses through its official website. The results are usually announced 40-45 days after the completion of examinations.
How to check the result?
- Visit the official website.
- Click on ‘Examination’ in the ‘Departments’ tab.
- Now click on ‘Examination portal for Students’.
- You will be redirected to PTU Result and Datesheet portal.
- Enter User Name & Password and download the result and datesheet for future references.
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Punjab Technical University Faculty
The faculty at I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University multi-faculty institution offering courses in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management, Human Values and Professional Ethics. In order to provide opportunities to the faculties to improve their qualification and to introduce research activities, University has established 14 regional centres and 6 Constituent Institute at various locations in Punjab. The University has:
- 2 Professors
- 11 Associate Professors
- 44 Assistant Professors
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Punjab Technical University FAQs
Ques. What is the Fee Structure of AICTE Courses in PTU?
Ans. Here is the fee structure of AICTE Courses in PTU for 2020 Batch, 1st Semester:
|Course||Admission/Counselling Fee||Exam Fee||Tuition Fee|
|B. Tech.||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|B. Tech, (Lateral Entry)||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|B. Arch.||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|B. Pharmacy||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|B. Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|Pharma. D.||INR 2000||INR 1000 (1st Yr.)||INR 60000 (1st Yr.)|
|Pharma. D. (Post Bacc.)||INR 2000||INR 1000 (1st Yr.)||INR 60000 (1st Yr.)|
|HMCT (4 Year)||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|MBA||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|MCA||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|MCA (Lateral Entry)||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|B. Voc. Courses||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 25000|
|M. Tech. (Full Time)||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|M. Arch. (Full Time)||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 30000|
|M. Pharma.||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 42500|
Ques. How many colleges are under PTU?
Ans. There are a total of 73 affiliated colleges under PTU. Some of the top college are listed below:
- Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana - Read More
- Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar - Read More
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- Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozpur – Read More
Ques. Is Punjab Technical University approved by WES?
Ans. Recently, many PTU students were facing challenges for their verification requests submitted to WES (World Education Services). So, they requested the Punjab Technical University to look into this matter. Now, with the mutual settlement of both WES and Punjab Technical University, students can apply for study visas or PR without any problem.
Ques. Where is Punjab Technical University located? What are its contact details?
Ans. PTU is located at Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway, Vpo, Ibban, Punjab 144603. PTU Contact Details are as follows:
- Landline Number: 1800-419-0730, 01822-662528
- Mobile Number: +91-94780-98012, +91-75894-01150
- Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ques. What affiliations does Punjab Technical University have?
Ans. Punjab Technical University is affiliated to:
- University Grants Commission (UGC)
- The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
- Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
- All India Council for Technical Association (AICTE)
- National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)