I.K Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) was established in the Year 1997 under the Punjab Technical University Act, 1996(Punjab Act No. 1 of 1997) to provide for the establishment and incorporation of a University for the advancement of technical education and developement thereof in the State of Punjab and for matters connected therewith. In pursuance of this Act, the University started its journey with 09 engineering colleges and few management colleges affiliated to it. Since then, the University has come a long way and during this Academic Session 2014-15, the University has affiliated 107 engineering Colleges, 140 Management and Computer Application courses, 33 institutions imparting Pharmacy education, 06 colleges imparting Hotel Management education, 08 Colleges providing Architecture Education and 21 Regional Centre for M.Tech and Ph.D in different branches of Engineering and Management and 01 Regional Centre for M.Pharmacy. More then 2100+ Learning Centres of PTU are providing professional education through Distance Learning all over the Country and abroad.