Punjab has been one of the most prosperous states in India since independence by way of Green Revolution coupled with white revolution. In order to give the equal momentum to the industrial growth of Punjab educated skilled workforce in sufficient numbers has always been a need of the hour. The Globalization of Indian economy in early 90’s further extrapolated the need of such a young innovative workforce.
To address this issue of Technical & professional workforce shortage and to usher into a new era of Industrial Development comparable to International Standards, the Punjab Government constituted Punjab Technical University (IKG-PTU) in 1997 by an Act of State Legislature. The University was entrusted with the responsibility of developing the new generation of technical manpower that can spearhead the industrial development of the State. Punjab Technical University has been founded to be the grooming ground for the future professionals like Engineers, Managers, Researchers etc.
As of today, IKG-PTU has a wide network of more than 180 Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management and Architecture Colleges in the State that are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
About Distance Education Programme(DEP)
Distance Education Programmes plays a crucial role in enriching the knowledge base of any society. The need & importance of DEP becomes more relevant in developing countries where sometimes it becomes difficult to impart education to masses in conventional regular mode.
IKG-PTU understands the aforesaid need in India & further it has firmly understood that innovative professional education has to be spread to the general masses. This is how the Distance Education Programme (DEP) of the Punjab Technical University was conceived & University became a pioneer to start Distance Education in the country in its present form. Restricting education to its campuses only will not serve its objective of creating knowledge rich society has been the convincing idea of imparting education in distance mode.
The objective of the programme is to impart affordable, relevant, skill-based & remunerative Professional Education to the masses of the country.
Today, across the State of Punjab including Chandigarh University is affordable quality professional education in following fields:
- Information Technology(IT)
- Journalism & Mass Communication