Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar was established in January 1997 for advancement of Technical Education. The University has under its affiliation 288 Colleges offering Courses in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Hotel Management, Medical Lab Technologies & IT disciplines. The University has total strength of more than 2.5 lakh students approx. University has established 12 Regional Centres for M-Tech courses and a school of Total Quality Management (TQM) at Mohali. Management (TQM) at Mohali.