Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala – 2021

Punjab Technical University Kapurthala (PTU Kapurthala) was established in 1997 in Kapurthala Punjab as a state university in an area of 78.16 acres in a green serene atmosphere to promote technical, management, and pharmaceutical education at degree level and also at a higher level in the state of Punjab. It was renamed Inder Kumar Gujral Punjab Technical University after I.K. Gujral, the former Priminister of India, in 2015 to honor him.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where PTU Kapurthala gave its reports.

Courses Offered at PTU Kapurthala

PTU Kapurthala offers a galactic 20 courses in undergraduate programs and a Himalayan 25 courses in post-graduate programs in engineering science & technology, respectively.

Students Intake at PTU Kapurthala

Students Intake
PTU Kapurthala admitted 390 students in 2021, 300 students in 2020 and 225 students in 2019 at UG programs, and 18 students in 2021 and 100 students in 2020 at PG programs.
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PTU Kapurthala has 79 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:8, that is, one professor is available for every 8 students.

PTU Kapurthala Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
PTU Kapurthala spent Rs. 3.4 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a considerable 36.09% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, 29.96% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, a good 30.37% spent on workshops, and the remaining 3.58% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 17.6 crores and it was around Rs. 7.4 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
PTU Kapurthala spent over Rs. 89.6 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a galactic 91.55% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 8.06% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.39% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 52.3 crores in 2020 and Rs. 46.2 crores in 2019. The spending of operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

PTU Kapurthala Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As PTU Kapurthala has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 23.3 lakhs through 2 sponsored research projects from 1 company in 2021, and it received Rs. 14.1 and Rs. 8.8 lakhs through 4 and 3 sponsored projects from 3 and 2 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

PTU Kapurthala Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At PTU Kapurthala, 108 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 87.96% of them graduated, of whom 46.31% got placements at top companies and none was selected for higher studies in 2021, however, no one was admitted in UG courses in 2016 and 2015.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, 82.14% of the students graduated, of whom 30.43% got placements at top companies, however, none was selected for higher studies in 2021; merely 25% of students graduated, of whom 40% got placements, however, none was selected for higher studies in 2020; and 57.14% of the students graduated, of whom 31.25% got placements and 1 was selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, a massive 554 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 87 students graduated in 2021, 74 students graduated in 2020, and 22 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3.69 LPA in 2021 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3 LPA in 2021, Rs. 2.8 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2.4 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of PTU Kapurthala are TCS, BYJU’s, IKG-PTU, IBM, Wiley, Zsclar, NPCI, Infosys, Cognizant, Jindal, etc., looking for graduates for their companies.

Students Diversity at PTU Kapurthala

At PTU Kapurthala, 702 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 83.62% are boys, 16.38% are girls, 336 students are from within the state, and 366 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on PTU Kapurthala Campus

PTU Kapurthala has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a wi-fi campus, A/C classrooms lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at PTU Kapurthala

PTU Kapurthala celebrates YOUTH FESTIVAL every year in October for two days where many events such as music, dance, singing, instrument playing, as well as Rangoli, Poster making, collage making, clay modeling, on the spot painting, installation, on the spot photography, Mehandi, etc., are organized to showcase the inner talent of the students in arts, besides this, many festivals such as Republic Day, Youth Leadership Training Camp, Teacher Training Camp, and Inter-college Sports Day are organized to keep students physically fit, mentally strong, patriotically Indian, and artistically alive.

Moreover, many technical and management events like technical symposiums and management conclaves are also organized to allow the students to explore all the fields and get to know about novel things in their respective fields


PTU Kapurthala is near Jalandhar, one of the major cities of Punjab, and this institution lies on Kapurthala main road, therefore, commuting to this institution is not a problem. The nearest major railway station is Jalandhar Railway Station is 14.7 km away and Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar is around 88.4 km are available to commute to this institution, so students from anywhere can commute to it easily.

How to Get Admission at PTU Kapurthala

For UG courses at PTU Kapurthala: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent recognized exams with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject/Computer Science need to take clear JEE (Main) to get admission to UG courses, however, candidates who have passed diploma in any Engineering Trade from Punjab State Board of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Chandigarh or Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal (SLIET) or certificate course of SLIET after exhausting diploma course of SLIET, or any such examination from any other recognized State Board of Technical Education, or merit in the +2 exams after exhausting JEE (Main) rank are also eligible to get admission to UG courses.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed the UG degree with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved candidates) need to take and clear the GATE exam, however, if the seats remain vacant after filling GATE-qualified candidates, then seats are filled based on the merit in the qualifying exam.

Fee Structure at PTU Kapurthala

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 3.18 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at PTU Kapurthala, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within three years.

PTU Kapurthala Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: PTU Kapurthala has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 63.62%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: PTU Kapurthala has a good faculty and better infrastructure, therefore, it scored 32.28%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As PTU Kapurthala has a conducive atmosphere for study, however, graduation outcomes are not impressive. Therefore, it scored 16.04%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: PTU Kapurthala has students from every section and every part of India, so it scored 46.24%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: PTU Kapurthala has a decent faculty, better infrastructure, a conducive atmosphere, and also a state institution, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 5.55%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

PTU Kapurthala got 37.15% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 120.

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