College History

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab was established in the year 1993, under the patronage of Shriomani Gurudwara Prabandhak Commitee, Sri Amritsar, with the approval of the Govt. of Punjab. The college was a dream project of Panth Ratan Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra, ex-President of SGPC.

The college is approved by the A.I.C.T.E, New Delhi, Ministry of H.R.D, GOI and is affiliated to I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The college has earned third time accreditation from the NBA and International Accreditation Organization (IAO) for various programmes. BBSBEC has also been accredited by the Institution of Engineers (India).

Presently, the college runs six B.Tech Programs and five M.Tech. Programs. It is housed in a sprawling pollution-free campus of 90 acres and is located in the sacred surroundings of historic Gurdwara of Fatehgarh Sahib.The college is named after Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, a great saint and warrior, who conquered the Sirhind fort and laid to rest, the tyranny of the Mughal Empire.

It is one of the leading institutions in Engineering & Technology and is the most sought-after for admission by the students. BBSBEC has also made a significant presence in the Techno-Educational field at international level.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Banda Singh Bahadur (1670-1716) was born in a Minhas Rajput family. He became a Sikh warrior known for his struggle against the Mughal Empire in the early eighteenth century after meeting with Sri Guru Gobind Singh.

Famous for the sack of the Mughal provincial capital, Sirhind, he is revered as one of the most hallowed martyrs of the Khalsa. His confrontation with the Mughal administration in Northern India, though brief, was strong enough to shake its foundations.

One of the most revolutionary acts of Banda Bahadur, after establishing his authority in Punjab, was the abolition of the zamindari system, and granting proprietary rights to the actual tillers of the land.

He minted coins in the names of Guru Nanak Dev ji and Guru Gobind Singh ji and issued orders under his seal. The name of Mukhlisgarh was changed to Lohgarh (Fort of Steel), and it became the capital of the first Sikh state. Banda Singh Bahadur abolished the zamindari system in Punjab.