The college started in 1993 with B.Tech. programs in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering with a strength of 30 students in each major. In 1997, the intake was increased to 60 students in each discipline.
The intake was further increased to 90 students each in Computer Science and Engineering, and Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2000-2001. Two new programs - B.Tech. in Information Technology with an intake of 60 students and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering with a strength of 60 students were introduced from the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 sessions respectively.
In the 2006-2007 session, the intake was increased to 120 students each in Computer Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In the 2007-2008 session, the intake of Electronics and Communication was further increased to 120 students. A new branch of B.Tech. in Industrial Engg. with an intake of 60 students was introduced from the session 2008-2009. A new branch of Civil Engg. was also added to the existing programs with a strength of 60 in session 2010-2011 which was further increased to 120 in session 2012-2013.
In the 2009 session, the intake was increased to 180 students each in Computer Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Electrical Engineering strength of 60 students was further increased to 120 students from the session 2012-2013.Thus, making the total strength of the college increased to 870 for all B.Tech. branches.
Presently, the college runs total of seven B.Tech. Programs and nine Post-Graduate Programs. The present intake of regular courses of B.Tech (Graduate courses) & M.Tech (Post-Graduate courses) for the Academic session (2013-2014) is as shown below.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNDER-GRADUATE
|Name of Course
|Computer Sci. & Engineering
|Electronics & Comm. Engineering
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib was established in 1993 by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Education Trust formed under the patronage of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee with the approval of the Govt. of Punjab. The college is approved by the A.I.C.T.E, New Delhi, Ministry of H.R.D, Govt. of India and is affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The college has earned accreditation from the NBA (AICTE) and International Accreditation Organization (IAO) for various programmes.
The college started with B.Tech. Programs in Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Presently, the college runs eight B.Tech Programs and nine M.Tech. Programs. The college is situated in an environment conducive to academics. 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. BBSBEC has also been accredited by the Institution of Engineers (India). It is one of the leading institutions in Engineering & Technology and is the most sought-after for admission by the students. The college has been adding a few B.Tech. programs in every academic session. BBSBEC has also made a significant presence in the Techno-Educational field at international level.
The city is a historically important town north of Patiala, especially for the Sikh faith. Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, marks the site of live entombment of the two younger sons of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Gobind Singh on 12 December 1705, by the Governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan, the place is the today commemorated by Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, 5 km. north of the Sirhind.
It is named Fatehgarh, meaning Town of Victory, because in 1710 Sikhs under the leadership of Banda Bahadur overran the area and razed the fort (built during Balban's rule) to the ground. Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup Sahib is about 1 Km from Fatehgarh Sahib on Sirhind- Chandigarh road. It was at this place that the mortal remains of Mata Gujri, the mother of Guru Gobind Singh and his two younger sons, Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh were cremated. Wazir Khan, the then Faujdar of Sirhind refused to allow the cremation of the bodies unless the land for the cremation was purchased by laying gold coins on it. Todar Mal, who was an ardent devotee of Guru Gobind Singh, purchased this place of land by offering gold coins as demanded. And thus etched his name in the annals of Sikh history and earned the salutation of Deewan.
The town has four memorial gates surrounding it, each in the memory of four important persons from the Sikh histiry associated with Sirhind. These are: Deewan Todar Mal, Nawab Sher Muhammed Khan, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Baba Moti Ram Mehra. All belonged to different castes / religions, thus depicting the harmony and brotherhood among people of those times.
Sirhind is famous for renowned Mujaddad Alif Saani - Sheikh Ahmad Farooqi Sirhindi, great sufi saint a founder and repairer of Naqshbandi- Majaddaddi school of Sufiism and graceism. His and his sons Hz. Masoom Sahib's and various others mausoleum is there, 200 meters from Gurdwara Fateh Garh.
Banda Singh Bahadur (1670-1716) (Lachhman Das) was born in a Minhas Rajput family. He is considered one of the greatest and most hallowed warriors and martyrs of the Sikhs. He become a Sikh warrior known for his struggle against the Mughal Empire in the early eighteenth century after meeting with Sri Guru Gobind Singh. He became a warrior against the Mughal Empire and Guru Gobind Singh gave him the new name of Banda Singh Bahadur.
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. The agrarian uprising that he led in the Punjab was the foundation on which the Dal Khalsa, the Sikh Misls and Maharaja Ranjit Singh built the edifice which finally culminated with Ranjit Singh capturing Lahore in 1799 and establishing the Sikh Kingdom of the Punjab.
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. Life of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur by Ganda Singh provides an authentic record of life and times of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and is based on contemporary and original records.Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was the first Singh King who established Sikh rule in a large part of Punjab. 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.