Global Annual Alumni Meet 2017
The Global Annual Alumni Meet of PEC University of Technology was organized by PECOSA in collaboration with the office of Dean Alumni, Corporate and International Relations on 11th February, 2017. Registration started briskly at 10 am in front of the Auditorium amidst great enthusiasm among the alumni. This year the batches of 1957, 1967, 1982 and 1992 were honored. The batch of 1988, led by Er.Gurvin Singh and Er. Ranesh Bajaj, was honored for setting up the Mechatronics laboratory at the cost of 14.05 lacs in the institute. The 1990 Batch of Electrical Engineering was honored for providing testing Equipment for Numerical Relays at the cost of 5.00 lacs rupees in the T&D lab of the institute. The alumni body provided an aid of 50000 rupees to a needy student of the third year, who was facing scarcity of funds, for undertaking his internship in Italy.
Er. K K Vohra, President PECOSA explained that the theme of this Alumni meet has been purposefully chosen as “BUILDING BRIDGES ACROSS ALUMNI” as we need to connect and exchange views in a better way if we want to reassert as a strong and vibrant Alumni body. He further added the alumni of this institute rose to very high positions in various Government Departments, PSUs, Private sector, Civil Services, Armed Forces, Railways, CEA and various Boards.
The glorious legacy of PEC was highlighted whereby its famous alumni were reminisced including Er Jaspal Bhatti who was awarded Padam Bhushan Award, Er Chander Mohan and Er Satish Kumar who were awarded Padam Shree Awards by the Government of India.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Er. Monte Ahuja, Chairman & CEO, MURA Holdings USA who is also an alumnus of 1967 batch. He is a great philanthropist and his presence in the meet conveyed a strong message that the Alumni should associate themselves with the activities of PEC & PECOSA irrespective of the Region or the Country of their adobe.
Mr. Ahuja narrated the challenges met by him during the journey of his life in the USA and inspired the alumni to remain connected to their roots. As a token of gratitude to his alma mater, he proposed a grant of 1 million dollars to PEC. Another alumnus Mr. Manmohan Kalsi of 1967 batch also proposed a grant of 0.25 million dollars for the university.
During his speech, the Director, Dr. Manoj K Arora, explained various projects undertaken for further uplifting the standard of the university. He addressed 1000 delegates who came from various parts of the country and USA. The auditorium of the university was fully crowded and the President PECOSA told that the registration at this Alumni Meet was an all time high.
A workshop on Smart City Innovation Centre (SCIC) was organized by PEC University of Technology on 22nd February 2017
Technology Business Incubator (TBI) workshop was jointly organized by the British Deputy High Commission, Chandigarh and PEC
For the first time since its establishment in 1921, PEC celebrated its Foundation Day on 9th November, 2016.