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Giani Zail Singh,  Punjab Technical University Campus, Bathinda was the first technical institute established by Government of Punjab. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency Sidharth Shankar Ray, then Governor of Punjab in 1989. It started with the name as Government Engineering College, Bathinda, and later got the name of Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Bathinda in 1992 after ex-president of India in 1992 and was made fully autonomous.
This College has been made as constituent college of Punjab Technical University in 2011 with the aim to put emphasis on Post Graduate studies and Doctoral Research. It is now with the objective to play pivotal role in producing quality technical manpower being the second campus of Punjab Technical University.