Punjab Technical University wins Best Technical University Award for the year 2013

Punjab Technical University (PTU) has bagged the much coveted Best Technical University Award for the year 2013. The Award instituted by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) encourages technical universities to enhance their performance and to serve the community as well as stakeholders by improving quality and maintaining standard of the programs offered. The Award consists of a cash prize of Rs 1, 00,000 (Rupees One Lakh Only), a plaque and a citation. It shall be presented to PTU during the 43rd Annual Convention of ISTE on December 19, 2013 at Kolhapur (Maharashtra).

In 2013, PTU had also bagged the prestigious CCI Technology Education Excellence Award in “Best University Promoting High quality Research at Master’s and Doctoral Thesis Work” category.

Other achievements of PTU under able leadership of Dr. Arora:

– Footprint of 2000 plus learning centres across India and in neighboring countries
– Organizing faculty development programs (FDPs) and international conferences
– Tie-ups with national as well as international universities and institutes
– Reforming the examination system by eradicating long prevalent malpractices
– Tie-ups with CII and PHD Chambers of Commerce Industry besides organizing training fests for greater industry-academia collaboration
– Foreign language courses at Mohali campus
– Local centers of research and excellence – e.g. Textile Research Institute, Ludhiana & Food Research Institute at Barnala
– Sharing expertise with ITIs in the state
– Addressing Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) conference at Chicago, USA
– Technology Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) in collaboration with the World Bank (grant of Rs 50 crore for 5 colleges affiliated to PTU)
– Promoting human values as a mandatory subject across all programs, content developed in association with Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad and IIT Delhi
– Promoting Punjabi language; developing translation software in association with IIIT, Hyderabad & IIT Delhi
– Stellar placement record with top corporate houses and MNCs
– Excellent financial health of the University – corpus has more than doubled