Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar was established in January 1997 for advancement of Technical Education. The University has under its affiliation more than 300 Colleges offering Courses in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Hotel Management, Medical Lab Technologies & IT disciplines.The University has total strength of more than 3.25 lakh students approximately.
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.