Polytechnic of Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah (PTSB) was formerly known as Polytechnic of Kulim, is the 16th polytechnic under the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Polytechnic of Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah (PTSB) is the second polytechnic established in Kedah after Polytechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah at Jitra.
PTSB started its operation on the 1st March 2002 at the temporary campus at Polytechnic of Seberang Perai, Penang and moved to the main campus on a 100 acre land at Kulim Hi-Tech Park on 3rd March 2003. June 9th, 2003 was the first intake of the students of PTSB and the number was 507. To date, the number of students have reached more than 4, 500. After 5 years of its operation, PTSB was officiated by the Sultan of Kedah, His Royal Highness Al Sultan AlMu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku AlHaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.
PTSB is led by a Director, assisted by two (2) Deputy Directors and six (6) Head of Departments. With the spirit and commitment by the front line officers and the staffs, PTSB is determined to be one of the best polytechnics in Malaysia.
At PTSB, students can choose to further their study either in diploma or certificate level offered by four (4) academic departments namely Civil Engineering Department (CED), Electrical Engineering Department (EED), Mechanical Engineering Department (MED), and Commerce Department (CD). PTSB also offers the Lifelong learning Programme through the Part Time Courses handled every weekend.
It is hoped that with all the strength of the work force, facilities and with the support of every parties, and the strategic location at the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, the vision to be a center of academic excellence in engineering and commerce fields in producing the dedicated, committed and responsible graduates will be successfully achieved.