Lying along the Grant Trunk Road, the north Indian state of Punjab is historically known as the cradle of Indus Valley Civilization. This fertile tract of land derives its name (Punj = five; aab = water) from the five rivers - the Sutlej, the Beas, the Ravi, the Jhenab, and the Jhelum - that have enabled its sturdy farmers to earn for it the title of “Granary of India.”

Apart from its rich heritage sites, monuments, forts, and places of tourist interest, the Punjab is home to the Golden Temple, the highest seat of Sikhism and the most visited place in India. Culturally, the state is known the world over for bhangra, its rich folklore, literature, cuisines, and hospitality. Its enterprising people have not only ventured overseas but have also brought it on the world industrial map as the Punjab export sports goods, hand tools, machinery parts, spun hosiery and garments to the world.

This Golden State of India, that holds out promise of transforming every potential opportunity into a success story, has also been in the forefront in the educational sphere since the times of Takshshila. Conscious of its rich past, modern Punjab is suitably responding to live to its reputation as a hub of professional/technical education and industrial training/skilling centre for ensuring quality manpower to the industrial sector of the country and also beyond the Indian shores.