Jalandhar formerly known as Jullundhar is an ancient city of Punjab and is a highly industrialized centre today. Jalandhar region has a rich tradition of learning and education right from antiquity. Following its past tradition, the city has become a hub of education in North India. The city boasts of a unique combination of historic, cultural and social facilities.
Jalandhar is located on the intensively irrigated plain between the Beas and Sutlej rivers. The city, which has major road and rail connections, is a market for agricultural products. Manufactures include textiles, leather goods, wood products, and sporting goods. Jalandhar was the capital of Punjab from India's independence (1947) until Chandigarh was built in 1953.Jalandhar is situated at 710 31’ East and 300 33’ North at a distance of 146 kms from state capital Chandigarh. It is at a distance of 350 Kms from Delhi on Delhi-Amritsar Highway. It is surrounded by Ludhiana district in East, Kapurthala in West, Hosiharpur in North and Ferozepur in South. It is well connected by road and train. Nearest Airport is RajaSansi Airport, Amritsar at a distance of 90 kms.Jalandhar today is a highly industrialized centre known as the town of sports. The Sports materials manufactured in Jalandhar are exported to various countries
The city also has the distinction of producing some of the best sportsmen in the country. The neighboring village of Sansarpur is known as the Nursery of Hockey Players. The Cantonment is proud of producing maximum number of hockey players from Cantonment Board Schools. An erstwhile capital of Punjab province, Jalandhar is a perfect blend of old and new. Despite all the modern facilities, the city is amazingly affordable with reasonable cost of living for students. Safe environs, affable city culture and abundance of avenues for fun and frolic make Jalandhar and surrounding areas likeable by students.