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PEC University of Technology
PEC University of Technologyformerly known as Punjab Engineering College ( PEC, is an engineering institute located in the city of Chandigarh, India. It offers engineering studies at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels.

About PEC

The PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh was orginally established as Mugalpura Engineering College at Lahore (now in Pakistan) on November 9, 1921. The name of the college was later changed to Maclagan Engineering College and its started functioning under the name on March 19, 1924. In the year 1931, the college got affiliated to Punjab University, Lahore. After partition in 1947, the college was shifted to Roorkee (India) and was renamed as East Punjab College of Engineering. In the year 1950 the word East was dropped and it came to know by its present name - Punjab Engineering College. Towards the end of December 1953, the college shifted to its present campus in Chandigarh to function under Govt. of Punjab. In 1966, with the formation of Union Territory of Chandigarh, the college same under control of Govt. of India through Chandigarh Administration. In October 2003, the Govt. of India notified the Punjab Engineering College as a Deemed to be University and thereafter it became known as Punjab Engineering College ( Deemed University). In 2009, the Board of Governors renamed the institution as PEC University of Technology. In 1994 this institution was adjudged the best technical college in India by the National Foundation of Engineers. It occupies an area of 146 acres.

Up to 1962, the college comprised engineering departments of Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter the college expanded and gradually added five new departments: Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Production Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering. Recently a new department of Information and Technology has been added. In the year 1957, Highway Engineering was added as the first post-graduate course in the college. Gradually other post-graduate courses were subsequently added. Presently there are eleven post-graduate courses leading to Masters of Engineering degree in Highways, Structures, Hydraulics and Irrigation, Rotodynamic Machines, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary), Electronics Metallurgical Engineering and C.I.M. Facilities for post-graduate studies exist for regular as well as for part time students .The college has facilities for research work leading to the award of Ph.D. degree in engineering in certain selected fields of different disciplines. The college also offers consultancy services in different disciplines.

Location The college is situated in Sector 12 at the north end of Chandigarh. The premises of the college is within a few minutes walk from the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat, the Panjab University, Post graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research (PGI). The campus is 9 Km from the Chandigarh Railway station and 5 Km from the main Bus Stand. Campus The college campus extends over an area of 146 acres of the land situated close to the beautiful Shivalik hills. The campus is divided into various functional zones like hostels, Main College Building, Administration Block, Residential Complex for staff and faculty and a shopping centre. In addition to Lecture theatres, tutorial rooms and drawing halls, the college has an Auditorium, library, computer centre, reading rooms, workshops and well equipped laboratories. The college has spacious playgrounds, tennis courts, squash courts, swimming pool, gymnasium and a students centre. There is a branch of State Bank Of India and a post office in the campus. Adequate Hostel facilities for both boys and girls are available in the campus. PEC was conferred Deemed University status in 2004, and the name of the college has been changed to PEC University of Technology.

In 2009 PEC was ranked as the 17th best engineering college in India by Outlook Group. Competition Success Review-GHRDC Engineering College Survey 2009 rated it 8th amongst the engineering colleges/institutes in India. MINT survey rated it 16th amongst the top government engineering colleges in India including IITs and NITs. It is ranked as the 3rd best engineering college in India by Outlook Group, 4th by Competition Success Review.


• Bachelor of Engineering courses (eight semesters):
o Aeronautical Engineering
o Civil Engineering
o Computer Science and Engineering
o Electrical Engineering
o Electronics and Electrical Communication
o Mechanical Engineering
o Metallurgical Engineering
o Production Engineering
o Information Technology
• Master of Engineering courses (four semesters):
o Industrial Design Engineering (inter-disciplinary)
o Civil Engineering (Highways)
o Civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics)
o Civil Engineering (Structures)
o Environmental Engineering (Inter-disciplinary)
o Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)
o Electronics Product Design and Technology
o Mechanical Engineering (Rotodynamics)
o Electronics Engineering
o Industrial Materials and Metallurgy (IMM)
o 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
o Applied Sciences


• Admissions to Bachelor of Engineering courses are made through
o All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for Indian Nationals.
o DASA for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin Card (PIOs) and Foreign Nationals.
• Admissions to Master of Engineering courses are made through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examinations.

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.

Universities and colleges in Punjab, (India)

State Universities in Punjab (India)

• Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
• Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
• Guru Nanak Dev University
• Punjab Agricultural University
• Punjab Technical University
• Panjab University
• Punjabi University

Central Universities in Punjab (India)

• Central University of Punjab
• Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research
• Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
• Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed University)

Private Universities in Punjab (India)

• Sri Guru Granth Sahib University
• Lovely Professional University
• Thapar University(Deemed University)

Engineering colleges in Punjab (India)

• Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College
• Baba Hira Singh Bhattal Institute of Engineering and Technology
• Bathinda Engineering College
• Beant College of Engineering & Technology, Gurdaspur
• Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering & Technology
• Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology
• Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology
• DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology
• Desh Bhagat Institute of Engineering and Management
• Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
• GGS College of Modern Technology
• Giani Zail Singh College Of Engineering & Technology
• Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana
• Indo Global College of Engineering
• Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal
• Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology(LLRIET)
• Malout Institute of Management and Information Technology (MIMIT), Malout
• Punjab Engineering College
• Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology
• Regional Institute of Management and Technology
• Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur
• University College of Engineering

Medical colleges in Punjab (India)

• Christian Medical College Ludhiana
• Government Medical College, Amritsar
• Government Medical College, Patiala
• Guru Gobind Singh Medical College

Management Institutions in Punjab (India)

• Desh Bhagat Institute of Engineering and Management
• Regional Institute of Management and Technology
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