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 promote technical, management and pharmaceutical education in the state at degree level and above. In pursuance of this Act, the University started its journey with 09 engineering colleges and few management colleges affiliated to it. It was established as Punjab Technical University and renamed as I.K.Gujral Punjab Technical University by State Government in the honor to Late Sh. Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India, in 2015.