PEC University of Technology

PEC University of Technology
PEC University of Technology
Pec logo.png
Motto तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय (Sanskrit)
अंधकार से प्रकाश की ओर ले चलो (Hindi)
Lead Us From Darkness to Light (English)
Established 1921
Undergraduates 1800
Location Chandigarh, India
Campus 146 acres (0.59 km2), Urban
Director Manoj Dutta
Website Official Pec Website

PEC University of Technology, formerly known as Punjab Engineering College (Hindi: पंजाब इंजिनियरिंग कॉलेज, PEC), is an engineering institute located in the city of Chandigarh, India. It offers engineering studies at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.



PEC was established in 1921 as Mugalpura Engineering College, at Lahore, now in Pakistan, but the name was change in 1924 to Maclagan Engineering College. In 1931 it got affiliated to the University of the Punjab. After the partition of India, in 1947, it was moved to Roorkee and was renamed as East Punjab College of Engineering, to be renamed again three years later to Punjab Engineering College, a name which it held for more than 50 yeats. In 1953 it moved to its present campus in Chandigarh In 2003 it was awarded the Deemed University status and renamed Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University). In 2009 it finally received its current name, PEC University of Technology.[1]


Production Engineering Department Building
  • Master of Engineering courses (four semesters):
    • Industrial Design Engineering (inter-disciplinary)
    • Civil Engineering (Highways)
    • Civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics)
    • Civil Engineering (Structures)
    • Environmental Engineering (Inter-disciplinary)
    • Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)
    • Electronics Product Design and Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering (Rotodynamics)
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Industrial Materials and Metallurgy (IMM)
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • Part-time Master of Engineering courses (six semesters) for industry and government sponsored candidates
  • Doctoral Research opportunities available at all departments
  • Other Departments
    • Applied Sciences

Academia Webserver, PEC's open course ware was launched in 2007.


Punjab Engineering College has collaborated with several national and international educational institutions for student exchange programs. Also, MoUs have been signed with several corporates to attract projects and internships. Some of these collaborations are:

  • PEC-ESIGELEC France collaboration (Feb, 2009)[2]
  • PEC-ABB collaboration (Jan, 2009)[3]
  • PEC-UWA collaboration (Jan, 2009)[4]
  • PEC-JCB collaboration initiated (Sep, 2008)[5]
  • PEC-Philips collaboration (Sep, 2008)[6]
  • PEC-CSIO collaboration (Aug, 2008)[7]


Cultural and Technical Festivals

PecFest is the cultural festival, organized by the students of Punjab Engineering College. Considered one of the biggest college cultural festivals of North India, it attracts students from colleges across north India. Events include quizzes, workshops, game Shows, informal events, fashion show (Glitterati), dance show (Groovz), Rock Night, Pronite, and a city level beauty peagant.

Vyom is the annual Technical festival of Punjab Engineering College. It is organised every year since 2011, in the month of March. It has a variety of competitions along with various workshops and lectures by eminent guests across the world.

Student Organizations

Technical Societies

  • ISTE at PEC - Indian Society For Technical Engineers (Student Chapter)
  • IEEE at PEC - The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Student Chapter
  • IETE at PEC - The Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Student Forum
  • SAE at PEC - The Society of Automotive Engineers Student Chapter
  • SME at PEC - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter
  • IIF at PEC - The Institute of Indian Foundrymen Student Chapter


PEC, Chandigarh is believed to have one of the best student club cultures in the north india. The major clubs include The Entrepreneurship development Cell which serves as a stepping stone for budding entrepreneurs through its vast and deep networks and connections with Venture capitalists throughout the region

  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell
  • Projection Design Club
  • Communications Club
  • Music Club
  • SAASC - Speakers Association And Study Circle
  • Dramatics Club
  • Art and Photography Club
  • Environment and Energy Club
  • Rotaract Club
  • English Editorial Board
  • Hindi Editorial Board
  • Punjabi Editorial Board


There are four hostels for boys - Shivalik (1st year students), Aravali (2nd year students), Himalaya (BE 3rd year and ME 1st year) and Kurukshetra (BE final year and ME 2nd year) and two hostels for girls - Kalpana Chawla hostel and Vindhya . Each hostel is self contained with amenities such as reading room, indoor games room, lounge and dining hall and a mess.[8]

Notable alumni

Alumni Associations

  • PECOSA - Punjab Engineering College Old Students Association. PECOSA is the official alumni association recognised by the institute.
  • PALS - PEC Alumni Society
  • PALS North America - PEC Alumni Society North America Chapter email list
  • PECOBA - Punjab Engineering College Old Boys (sic) Association email list.
  • PECOBA USA - PECOBA USA members email list
  • PEC at USA - Another email list of Pecobians in the USA

See also

  • Vyom - Annual Technical Fest

External links


  1. ^ "About PEC". Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "News". 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  3. ^ "News". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  4. ^ "News". 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  5. ^ "News". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  6. ^ "News". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  7. ^ "News". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  8. ^ "hostels". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  9. ^ Bio on NJIT website
  10. ^ Jaspal Bhatti
  11. ^ Bio on NASA website

Coordinates: 30°46′01″N 76°47′08″E / 30.76694°N 76.78547°E / 30.76694; 76.78547

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