The Punjab Agricultural University was established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is located in Ludhiana city (Punjab State) in north-west India at a distance of 316 km from New Delhi. It is well connected by road and rail with the national capital. Situated on the Ludhiana - Ferozepur Road, the University covers an area of 1510 acres on its main campus and 4615 acres at the regional research stations. PAU is one of the premier institutions with the mission developing quality manpower, undertaking basic, applied and adaptive research, improving socio-economic conditions of the farming community through cost-effective technologies, developing effective mechanism to transfer knowledge and technology to farmers and agricultural organizations through extension services, developing and promoting appropriate technologies for supporting agro-based industries and generating self-employment opportunities for the youth, seeking appropriate solutions to emerging problems and challenges. The Punjab Agricultural University now has four constituent colleges, viz. College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering, College of Home science and College of Basic Sciences & Humanities. At present the University, through 28 departments in the four constituent colleges, offers 31 Masters and 30 Ph.D. programmes. The course curricula are constantly revised and restructured to keep pace with the latest developments in agriculture and allied fields.
PAU has Sutton House, International Gust House, VIP Guest house, Parker House etc. for accommodating the delegates within the campus. There are star rated hotels like Hyatt Regency, Radisson Blue, Park Plaza etc. and other physical facilities are available for accommodating the foreign delegates in Ludhiana City. Ludhiana city is well connected with Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali at a distance of 124 km from, Chandigarh and 332 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.