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The I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (previously known as Punjab Technical University), Jalandhar was established in January 1997 for the advancement of technical education & development. To address this issue of technical manpower shortage and to usher into a new era of industrial development comparable to international standards, the Punjab Government constituted the Punjab Technical University (PTU) in 1997. The University was entrusted with the responsibility of developing the new generation of technical manpower that can spearhead the industrial development of the state. It has been formed to be the grooming ground for the future Engineers, Managers, and Researches.

The University started its journey with nine Engineering & five Management colleges. IKGPTU has its own learning centers under Distance Education Program. It has a rich strength of lakhs of students, which also includes 1,500+ international students from 30+ countries.

IKGPTU provides a platform to its students to get them acquainted with the industrial needs by providing them industrial training throughout the year. Also, the job fairs are organized regularly. The university also participates in different industrial fairs as well as in trade expo. It has signed MoUs & other collaborations with various national & international companies.

As of today, PTU affiliates about 380 Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management and Architecture colleges in the State that are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education All courses are as per the nomenclature and guidelines of the University Grants Commission that makes these courses university acceptable.

Punjab Technical University is among the most respected Universities across the country. Read more about PTU in this article!

PTU 2018 Admission/Application Form

The university conducts counselling for Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, Punjab Agricultural University, Punjabi University and also for itself. No entrance exam or application form will be announced by the university. At the time of counselling, candidates can register themselves for the PTU 2018 admission by filling the online registration form & paying the fee from the official site. Candidates have to pay Rs. 2000 as the counselling fee. The fee is non-refundable. Candidates can submit the fee by depositing cash at Bank after generating Challan online & through online mode.

PTU 2018 admission will be started after the result declaration; the candidates are required to report their respective allotted college within the given time period. The admission for B. Tech. (1st year) will be based on the JEE Main. Candidates who want admission to B. Tech. (2nd year) through lateral entry will be selected from the merit list of the qualifying examination. The B. Arch. admission will be based on the valid NATA score.

Documents required at the time of admission:

  • 10th & 12th mark sheets
  • 10th & 12th passing certificate
  • Diploma certificate (if applicable)
  • Category certificate
  • JEE Main 2018 rank card
  • NATA 2018 rank card
  • Seat allotment letter
  • Residence Certificate
  • Character Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all courses are given below.

Courses Eligibility
B. Tech. Pass 12th Examination with Physics & Mathematics as main subjects along with one of the given subjects: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, & Computer.
Pass Diploma in any Engineering trade.
Pass two-year certificate course from SLIET (Sant Longowa/Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal)
The candidate has to qualify the JEE Main 2016.
B. Tech. (LEET) Pass Diploma Examination & secured at least 45% (40% in case of reserved category).
Pass B. Sc. Degree & obtained at least 45% (40% in case of reserved category).
B. Arch. Pass 12th Examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.
10th + 3-year Diploma (any stream) with 50% aggregate marks.
Or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination & secure, not less than 50% marks in aggregate.
Pass NATA 2016.
B. Pharmacy Pass 12th Examination with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the given subjects: Mathematics/Biotechnology/Biology.
Pass Diploma in Pharmacy.
Pharm. D Pass 10+2 Examination with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/Biology.
Pass D. Pharm. Course
B. Pharmacy (LEET) Diploma in Pharmacy & obtained 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST category)
Pass those subjects of B. Pharmacy (1st year) which have not been covered under D. Pharmacy.
M. Pharm. Pass B. Pharm. with at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST category) & have a valid GPAT score.
M. Tech. Pass B.E/B. Tech. with at least 50% (45% marks in case of reserved category) & with valid GATE score.
MBA Pass Bachelors Degree of minimum three years duration & have a valid CMAT score.
MCA Pass 10+2 examination or bachelor degree.
MCA (LEET) Pass Bachelor Degree (BCA/BSCIT/B. Sc. (Computer) with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at graduation level & Secure at least 50% marks (45% in reserved category).

Admission Cycle

In this section, we’re providing important information pertaining to the PTU 2018 event calendar.

Important Dates for PTU B. Tech. Admission 2018 – Round 1 & Round 2

Event Important Dates
  Dates for Round 1 Dates for Round 2
Deposit Counselling Fees by Second week of May 2018 Second week of June 2018
Submission of the PTU B. Tech. Application Form First week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Last Date to Register for Admission Second week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Declaration of Rank List First week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Choice Filling Starts from First week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Seat Allotment Result Second week of June 2018 Third week of June 2018
Reporting to Allotted Institutes Second week of June 2018 Fourth week of June 2018


85% seats will be reserved for the candidates who belong to the Punjab state & 15% seats will be open to all those candidates who belong to other states. All the rules and regulations regarding reservation are subject to changes by the government of Punjab.

PTU 2018 Counselling

To get admission in the university & its affiliated colleges, candidates have to fill an online registration form & pay the fee. Candidates can download the information brochure, process & schedule of counselling from the website. It may be available from the second week of May 2018. The PTU University conducts joint online counseling with representatives from all the other universities. If any candidate withdraws from the program within seven days of the end of the counselling, then the fee is refundable after deducting the processing fee of not more than Rs.1000.

Choice Filling

After successful registration, candidates have to fill their choice of program & institution. Candidates can fill the branches or colleges choice as well in order of their preferences. They can keep the print copy of the list of choices for future use. After the choice filling process is over, all filled choices of all the registered candidates are considered for seat allotment. The seat will be allotted on the basis of merit list and category of the candidate.

PTU Cut-off and Merit List

The PTU admission authorities will determine the cut-off of the PTU B. Tech. admissions 2018. A number of factors are taken into account while preparing the cut-off marks. These factors include the number of candidates appearing for the examination, the number of available seats, choice of course, etc. The candidates scoring higher marks than the pre-determined cut-off have better chances of securing a seat through the PTU Admissions 2018 procedure.

The final merit list of candidates is prepared by the PTU authorities on the basis of the candidate’s scores in the qualifying examination. The PTU merit list is available on the official website of PTU and can be accessed by the candidates by providing their username and password on the website.

Registration Fee for PTU 2018

The PTU Registration Fee 2018 is Rs. 2000/– for all categories. The application fee is refundable and the candidates can pay the fee through the online mode.

PTU 2018 Result

On the date of PTU 2018 Result announcement, those candidates who get a seat will be informed by an SMS. Candidates can login to their account & check seat allotment from the official portal. Selected candidates must take the printout of the provisional allotment letter of the college/branch.

Courses Offered at PTU


  • Doctor of Philosophy: At present, PTU offers Ph. D. in 21 disciplines.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Production Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Chemical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electronics & Communication Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science & Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Textile Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Automobile Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)
  • Bachelor of Science (Airlines Tourism & Hospitality Management)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Multimedia Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Fashion Designing)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Processing Technology)


  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Master of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Production Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Power Systems Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Electrical Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Electronics & Communication Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Industrial Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Thermal Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Computer Science & Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (VLSI Design)
  • Master of Technology (Structural Engineering)
  • Master of Engineering (Construction Technology)
  • Master of Technology (Microelectronics)
  • Master of Technology (Nanotechnology)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Technology (Instrumentation & Control Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (Environmental Science)
  • Master of Science (Information Technology)
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Pharmacy

Awards & Recognition

I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) has bagged the much-coveted Best Technical University Award for the year 2013. The Award, instituted by the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, encourages technical universities to enhance their performance and to serve the community as well as stakeholders by improving quality and maintaining the standard of the programs offered.

Earlier, University had bagged an award in the “Best University Promoting High-Quality Research at Master’s and Doctoral Thesis Work” category in the CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013. This award was instituted by a Consortium of Co-Chairpersons-Industry (CCI) of Gujarat Technological University (GTU), jointly with the Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure Association of India (CMAI).

IKGPTU has also been conferred upon the eINDlA 2010 Award of the Year as “ICT Enabled University of the Year” and “Open and Distance Learning Initiative of the Year Award” by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Govt. of India, at Hyderabad on August 5, 2010.

About the PTU Distance Education Program (DEP)

Distance Education Programs play 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 a conventional 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 Program (DEP) of the Punjab Technical University was conceived & University became a pioneer to start the Distance Education in the country in its present form. Restricting education to its campuses only, will not serve its objective of creating a knowledge-rich society.

The objective of the program 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, PTU offers affordable, quality, professional education in the following fields:

PTU Campuses

  • GZS-PTU Campus, Bathinda
  • PTU Campus, Mohali
  • Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Hoshiarpur
  • Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Mansa
  • Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Khunimajra (Mohali)
  • Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Rajpura
  • Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Kapurthala
  • Punjab Institute of Technology PIT, Batala

College Facilities

The PTU Campus has an excellent infrastructure, which includes airy, Global Studies classrooms; a Global Studies stocked Library, Hi-tech Computer lab, Faculty Room and a Global Studies defined parking lot for students, faculty and visitors. All classrooms are properly furnished with adequate chairs, tables, TV sets, LCD and overhead projectors, etc.

The college also offers hostels for both Boys and Girls with facilities like STD / ISD, telephone lines, exclusive uninterrupted study room for students after college hours and uninterrupted power supply with a separate generator for students. Also, nutritious food is provided as per the preferred menu of the hostellers with a non-veg meal provided once a week. Students can avail facilities like Wi-Fi, air cooler rooms, photocopy machines, gym, bookshop, post office and much more.

The library of Punjab Technical University is in-house in its rear building. The three floored library is interconnected, 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. At present, the library caters to the need of the university staff only. It has a good collection of more than 2000 books including govt. publications, statistical reports, conference proceedings, reference books, scriptures, distance education study materials and fiction and nonfiction books. The PTU library has more than 1000 Ph. D. and M. Tech. research thesis, which provides a vital source of information to the research community. The PTU Library has 8856 text and reference books, 973 complimentary books and more than 1000 thesis. In its digital collection, the library has nearly one hundred digital resources including research thesis, utility software, study materials, reference works, e-books, images, infotainment materials, etc. The library is also a member of DELNET, which provides free access to a number of e-journals, e-books, electronic databases and research publications.

That was all you needed to know about the Punjab Technical University.

Contact Details

 For Admission Related Query

  • Regular Courses: 1800-419-0730 (Toll-Free Number)
    +91-94780-98012, +91-75894-01150  (Mobile No.)
    [email protected]  (E-mail for Students Queries)
    [email protected]  (E-mail for College Correspondence only)
  • Distance Education Program: +91-94780-98108   (Mobile No.)
    [email protected]  (E-Mail ID)  (Website)

For Online Counselling Fee Related Query : +91-94780-98107, +91-95011-06247  (Mobile)   [email protected], [email protected]

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