Punjab Technical University (PTU) Distance Education Admissions 2019, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Punjab Technical University was established by the Government of Punjab in the year 1997. The distance education program has been going on for 14 years, and is recognized by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission. The university offers courses in information technology, management and journalism and mass communication as a part of its distance education program.


The following programs are offered by the Distance education wing of the university-

  • Com, BCA, B.Sc. IT
  • BBA
  • Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Postgraduate diploma in computer applications
  • Sc IT, MCA


The entire admission procedure is to be conducted online by the university through its admission portal, which can be found at www.dde.ptu.ac.in. The students are requested to check the academic calendar issued by the university before the start of each session. The candidates are required to create student IDs at the above mentioned portal, and fill the admission form while also uploading the necessary documents.

The fee is to be paid online through credit card/ debit card or online banking. The fee can also be deposited in cash to a nearby bank branch after taking printout of bank payment challan from the portal. The detailed instructions will be available on the admission portal itself at the time of admission. Prospective candidates are requested to bear utmost care while submitting the fee and not pay the fee to any person or organization other than those mentioned above or on the portal, as the university will not be responsible for any mishap that might occur.

The admission can be also sought offline. For that, the candidate has to buy or print out a copy of the prospectus. Then, fill the admission form attached at the end of the prospectus. The same is to be posted to the university address, along with a demand draft for the fee, drawn in favor of The Registrar, IKGPTU, payable at Jalandhar. Mention name of the course, name of candidate, course applied for, mobile number and email ID on the flip side of the demand draft.

The completely filled form and the original demand draft shall reach the university before the last date as mentioned in the academic calendar, only through Registered or Speed Post (do not use Courier) at the following address – Director, DDE, 3rd Floor, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar Kapurthala Highway, Kapurthala 144603. The provisional admission will be granted after submission of form and fees. The admission will be finalized after verification of original documents.


The full tuition fee, including the examination fee for the whole duration, of the various courses (in INR) is given as follows. For the full details, refer to the prospectus on the college website.

  • BCA – 29,100
  • BSc IT –57, 400
  • MCA – 64, 200
  • MSc IT – 36, 800
  • Postgraduate diploma in computer applications- 17,400
  • BBA – 58,200
  • BCom – 40, 200
  • Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication – 53, 200
  • Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication – 36, 800


The eligibility criteria for the courses of distance education are given as follows. For further details and for information on the lateral entry courses, refer to the distance education program prospectus from the college website

  • BCA, B.ScIT, BBA– 10 + 2 in any stream from a recognized Board/ University
  • Com –Having passed at least +2 examination with at least: 33% marks in the aggregate in case of commerce students who have passed 10+2 examination and 40% for the students who have opted for two of the following commerce subjects in 10+2 a. Accountancy b. Business Studies c. Economics d. Mathematics e. Office Management and Secretarial Practice. F. Principle and Practice of Insurance. G. Tax Procedure and Practice. And 45% for other candidates
  • MCA – bachelors in any stream of three years’ duration, with Mathematics/ Statistics /BusinessMathematics / Business Statistics / QuantitativeTechniques as Compulsory/ Optional/ AdditionalPaper as one of the subjects either at 10+2 or at graduation level or BCA from any recognized university
  • Sc IT –All those candidates who have passed anyrecognized bachelor’s degree of minimum threeyears duration with Mathematics / Statistics /Business Mathematics / Business Statistics /Quantitative Techniques / Computer Science/Information Technology as compulsory / Optional /additional paper as one of the subjects either at 10+2or at graduation level. OR PGDCA / BCA /B.Sc. (IT)
  • Postgraduate diploma in computer application – graduate in any discipline
  • Bachelors in journalism and mass communication – 10+2 in any discipline
  • Masters in journalism and mass communication – graduation in any discipline


The distance education courses of the university are approved by the Distance Education Board of the University Grants Commission. The university is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Punjab Technical University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Degrees and Diplomas are recognized for equivalence and lateral entry by New College Nottingham, City College Norwich, Birmingham City University, and University College Birmingham, in Britain.


The university offers fee waivers to the following categories of students. For eligibility and process to apply for waivers, refer to the college prospectus (page 42)

  • 25% waiver to defence personnel or ex- servicemen and their wards
  • Fee waiver to physically handicapped students
  • Post matriculation scholarship for students belonging SC or ST category with annual family income from all sources less than 2.5 lacs
  • PTU employees- the employees are entitled to full fee concession, and their unmarried/unemployed wards are eligible for 50% fee waiver


The university provides information about jobs and other placements to its distance education program students. It organizes workshops and training programs on essential skills such as interview techniques, job search training, career change, resume and application preparation, development of a professional image and attitude, etc. The placement office will also assist students in career exploration, decision making, helping them identify employment opportunities according to the students’ training, background, orientation, interests and goals. The students of IKG-PTU are placed in industry, institutions, banks, call centers, service centers and other related fields.


The university can be contacted via the following means-

  • Website –dde.ptu.ac.in
  • Email ID – [email protected]
  • Contact details – 9478098108, 01822-662502


Punjab Technical University’s Distance education program operates through a large number of study centers spread all over the state. For the list of study centre according to the program chosen, visit the following link http://dde.ptu.ac.in/lc-geographical.php

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