Thursday, 22 May 2014

University Campus Program (PTU)

Watch our documentary on University Campus Program (UCP) of Punjab Technical University (PTU):

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

“University Campus” Program (UCP)

The Punjab Technical University and the Punjab Government have identified 30 of the top affiliated colleges of PTU as “University Campus” to provide high quality of education at an affordable cost. These affiliated colleges which have already been performing well academically have been taken under the supervision of PTU to further ensure academic excellence. The University Campus program will also work towards uniformly delivering high standards of education. The University Campuses have well developed infrastructure; state of the art technology; new and industry relevant course design and curriculum; highly trained professional faculty and most importantly, an affordable fee structure. The University Campuses are spread across various locations in the state of Punjab. Apart from having faculty from top IITs and NITs, efforts are being made for live streaming of lectures directly from IITs in some classes to ensure clear understanding of concepts.

Declining standards of education all across has resulted in students not acquiring the right skill for employment. This has resulted in genesis of the University Campus concept. The market today is swarming with numerous educational institutes. The student today is confused about the quality of education provided in any of the institutes making tall claims. Due to so much competition in the market between various colleges and universities for acquiring students, they completely ignore the core reason for existence of an educational entity that is to provide good education to the student to prepare them for a better future. The state of Punjab has created quality infrastructure of nearly 600-700 colleges in different parts of the state, the “University Campus” program being among the top, thereby showing ray of hope to numerous students for fulfilling their dreams. Punjab is committed to provide high quality of education and maintain that standard year after year.

The University Campuses will provide the best quality of education by infusing high delivery standards with highly knowledgeable faculty. The teaching module is designed in such a way that the students enrolled will be taught by the Professors of various IITs via a live streaming of the IIT classes for the respective course and subject. Currently the classes are being conducted for 12 subjects for Semester, Semester 3 and Semester 5, and the decision about continuation of this program and adding new subjects is likely to be taken in the next few days. Each class has an additional available teacher for further explanation and clearing of doubts on the respective subject. These teachers are highly qualified M.Techs from IITs/NITs itself and will be further trained by the Professors of IITs. The course curriculum and content is newly designed keeping in mind the current market requirements and industry relevance thus making the student more qualified and ready for the present job market . For more information you can visit our website:

Friday, 2 May 2014

TAP Business Plan Competition 2014

What is TAP?

TAP basically shows the noble association of two organizations for fostering of entrepreneurship amongst students of Punjab Technical University, Punjab

T for TiE (The Indus entrepreneurs) Punjab & Chandigarh Chapter
A for And
P for PTU (Punjab Technical University) Kapurthala

TAP Business Plan Competition 2014, is one of the few initiatives taken by PTU to encourage entrepreneurship amongst the new generation.

Apart from lectures, entrepreneurial development centers and various activates on entrepreneurship, this is a competition to encourage the students of Punjab / PTU and its affiliated colleges , so that the creative ability of students come out and they should stop running after the new trend of scoring high Packages in the companies. At PTU, it is believed that each and every student is a born entrepreneur and can do something of his/her own; to leverage this instinct of the student PTU in association with TIE Punjab and Chandigarh launched this business plan competition TAP Business Plan Competition 2014.

TIE AND PTU Business Plan Competition 2014 (TAP 2014) has received an excellent response, with 31 Business Plan entries, from varied fields like IT, Agro, automobiles, online education, hospitality, baby care, Robotics & electronics and communication. This shows the immense potential our students at PTU have, which is a very encouraging sign for the entrepreneurial eco-system of Punjab.
Based on a detailed evaluation, TiE has shortlisted 12 business plans. The names of the students, along with associated colleges are:


The shortlisted teams have to submit a detailed presentation of their Business Plan as a Power Point Presentation (PPT), not exceeding 20 slides (inclusive of title slides). The PPT should have the following sections (suggested number of slides indicated in brackets): 

1. Introduction (1 slide)
2. Mission/Vision (1 slide)
3. Product/Process (1-2 slides)
4. Feasibility [Market size, Technical aspects, Manpower etc] (3-4 slides)
5. Marketing & Sales plan (3-4 slides)
6. Finance (funding) and profitability (3-4 slides)
7. Any other points (1-2 slides)
8. Concluding remarks (1 slide)

An independent Panel of Judges, appointed by TiE Chandigarh & Punjab will select 5 PPTs for the final competition. The criteria that would be used for short-listing of the finalist teams would be:
a.   Understanding of the market
b.   Uniqueness of the idea
c.   Vision explained elaborately in terms of execution
d.   Overall feasibility (Market, Technical & Financial)
Other than above, clarity of thought and professional quality of slides will also be given weightage.
In the final round, the finalist teams will give a presentation to a selected Panel of Judges in Chandigarh. The top 3 teams will be awarded the First, Second and Third prize comprising of cash awards of INR 50,000, 30,000 & 20,000 respectively. The awards will be presented at an Entrepreneurial Meet, which is planned to be conducted in Chandigarh in July, 2014.  

We, at PTU, look forward to your active contribution to make this initiative a great success which will encourage us to further work on creating a more robust entrepreneurial ecosystem for our PTU student fraternity.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Make an Informed Choice: Target the Right Engineering College!!!

It is that time of the year when colleges are gearing up for the counseling sessions. Parents and students are equally confused about taking the right decision about which colleges to opt for. This article gives you a brief idea on how to handle the counseling process in a way that you end up with the right course and college.

Firstly the student needs to identify the course he or she is interested to pursue. This requires proper assessment of one’s abilities and aptitude towards the selected course. It is always advisable to keep your options open regarding the choice of the course. Once you have decided upon the course you want to opt for, the next step is to look for colleges that offer these courses. Shortlist these colleges based upon their location and performance till date. While making your choice, gather as much information you can from various sources and methods. If your situation permits, it may also be useful to visit the college/campus once, see the infrastructure and hostel facilities, talk to the teachers and students for more information. You can refer to the information available on college rankings which is based on academic performance, placements, faculty and infrastructure of the institute. 

Many Universities and colleges collate their information and put it up on the internet. Also various other educational sites provide the ranking of various colleges and Universities according to their academic performance and placements. Further it is suggested that you consult your friends and seniors who are already into the field of engineering. However, it is to be noted that the seats in good colleges are very limited. Reservations in various categories also limit the seats available for the general category. Thus do not restrict yourself to just one or two colleges. Instead keep your options open. If you are applying for online counseling you have the added advantage of selecting all the colleges in order of your preference. In case you do not get the college of your choice in the first counseling there is always a scope of you making it in the next round of counseling. However make sure that your rank is good enough to get you a seat in the preferred college in the second round.

Talking about engineering it is difficult to ignore the large number of institutes that has come up in Punjab over the past few years. Punjab is fast becoming a destination of choice for higher education. There are approximately 102 Engineering colleges (Govt. and Private) affiliated to Punjab Technical University which provides excellent facilities to the students of Punjab as well as from other states.