Soon after the creation of Pakistan, it was discovered that was hardly any Technical Institute of mention in the country. In view of this, the Government appointed a Council of Technical Educational for Pakistan. In June 1948 the said council set up a committee of Technical Experts to carry out a survey of all Technical Institutes in the country, to study the Industrial Development Programs, to discuss with the provincial and central Governments, Industrialists and the same was approved requirements of technical personnel. The Committee recommended the scheme of polytechnics and the same was approved by the council in September 1950.
Originally, this was a Technical Institute named “Sir Ali Murad Technical Institute” which was subsequently, upgraded to the level of a Polytechnic by the Government of West Pakistan in the year 1962. Then it was further upgraded as “Government College of Technology, Khairpur” in the year 1974 to offer B. Tech degree Programs in different Technologies.
Despite huge investments in Sindh in the Petroleum Exploration and Production sector, Sindh rarely produces adequately skilled manpower to take up jobs in the Oil Exploration and production companies. Therefore, realising the need and importance of technically trained and skilled technicians in the field, the Government of Sindh, with financial assistance from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan, established the Petroleum Technical Training Institute (PTTI) in the field of Petroleum Technology at Khairpur in 2009-2010.
PTTI, Khairpur is well equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide the latest training facilities as well as 3 years of DAE in Petroleum and Chemical Technologies as per the needs and requirements of E&P companies. The education at PTTI, Khairpur will include lectures, presentations, group discussion, and above all real-life practical exposure through field trips, and job, training followed by internships. During the training, students will have an opportunity to apply the practical concepts in real-life scenarios.
Govt. of Sindh upgraded GCT/PTTI Khairpur into The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology and Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs through a bill passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 22nd April 2016 and assented by the Governor of Sindh, is hereby published as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh. Now PTTI is part of the University and is renamed as Petroleum Technical Training Institute (PTTI) -Centre of Skill Development, BBSUTSD Khairpur Mirs. In this institute, all Diploma courses, Technical Training, and other Skill Development Courses will be started under the management of the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology and Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs.