For the last few years, the private sector has shown a keen interest in promoting higher education in Punjab. They have opened many big campuses in cities in Punjab to provide world class education along with placement opportunities after completion of the course. In the coming years, a school of excellence in engineering will be opened in Jalandhar through a collaboration of UK-based Caparo Group, owned by industrialist Lord Swaraj Paul, and Punjab Technical University.
There are five universities in Punjab Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab Technical University, Punjab University, Punjabi University and Baba Farid Medical University.
Due to being a hub for non-residential Indians, several international educational institutions have links in Jalandhar.
The Cambridge University of London has already given affiliation to two of the city's schools and from the forthcoming academic session, the first Canadian school in the country will be opened here.
As a rule, PTU gives 15 per cent of its seats to students from other states provided they have cleared the national entrance exam of AIEEE.