UNIVERSITY was established through an Act of State
Legislature w.e.f. 16th January, 1997. The idea
of Technical University was conceived to bring
all Technical Institutions and Engineering Colleges,
under a common umbrella. This was necessary in
view of the specialized nature of teaching in
the filed of Technical Education especially in
All the Engineering College
of the State were affiliated to Punjab Technical
University, Jalandhar w.e.f. 01.07.97.
While framing the Punjab Technical
University Act, every care has been taken so that
the University is empowered to deliver and establish
Technical Institutions which are responsive to
the new innovations in Technical Education and
also fall in line with the contemplated industrial
collaboration. Management Education also falls
within the ambit of Technical Education.
Management is a field which
deserves special attention. The Indian industry
will have to be made highly professionalized if
it has to compete at the International Level.
The State is in need of Entrepreneur Managers.
The setting up of Business Management Institutions
would certainly be helpful in meeting the ever
increasing demand for competent Managers.
The world has been shaken
by the strong gusty winds of globalization and
it is practically impossible for any nation of
the world to remain un-effected by its force.
Certainly, India also cannot be mere spectator.
Ours is a world where turmoil and instability
prevails in the socio political scenario. Low
level of efficiency and productivity are the negative
features of manufacturing and service industry
in India. In this kind of a situation, India is
trying to pull its way to march with the major
economically developing and developed countries.
Our industry is waking up to these competitive
weaknesses with the opening up of new markets.
For survival and growth, Indian Management must
open up and be flexible so that it can convert
its weaknesses into strengths. It is in this context
that management education in India should be shaped
to march into 21st Century. It is possible only
if the county has a network of higher Management
Institutions having state of art infrastructure
and facilities and staff comparable to best in
The University proposes to
establish multi-disciplinary Centres of Excellence
for Advanced Teaching Research and Development
and Postgraduate/Doctoral teaching in emerging
technologies. These will also have strong linkages
with industry through applied research projects,
consulting and other supporting services. Centre
for excellence in Management is one of the first
priorities of the University.