10-Day UG Orientation Programme


Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) concluded its 10-day long orientation programme for the incoming undergraduate batch of 2018.  The objective of the event was to expose the freshers to the functioning of the college, its different departments and to inform them of the opportunities awaiting them.

Presentations by the institute Director, Deans, Heads of various departments and centres, gave the incoming batch a much-needed glimpse into the inner workings of their new college. In addition, leaders from industry, CEOs and founders of various leading companies and start-ups, scientists and scholars from prestigious institutes and social entrepreneurs addressed the students and shared their experiences and journeys to motivate them.

An extensive guided tour of the institute, with special focus on its state-of-the-art lab facilities, was organized to help the students navigate their new environment better.

The students were also introduced to the various cultural clubs and technical societies present in the college, giving emphasis to the importance PEC places on the holistic development of its students. A project display was held by the technical societies of PEC showcasing their innovative solutions to everyday problems. On the other hand, the cultural clubs put on enthralling performances ranging from regional dances and melodic songs to entertaining plays and very closely contested debates.

Each day of the orientation saw the students begin their day with a yoga session to promote a healthy lifestyle and inculcate a sense of discipline. The freshers were also encouraged to take part in various sports and games played in the college such as football, basketball, and athletics to name a few.

The extended orientation programme proved to be a resounding success with the new batch of students exceedingly enthusiastic about beginning the next stage of their education. The bright new faces left the last day of orientation with answers to all the questions and doubts they had about their new college.

Recent Research Activities

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Applied Science Department has received the India 2020 Top Cited Paper Award for article “Sr and Mn co-doped sol-gel derived BiFeO3 ceramics with enhanced magnetism and reduced leakage current” Nandni Sharma et al 2017 Mater. Res. Express 4 015702. The Top Cited Paper Award is for corresponding authors from India, for work published across the entire IOP Publishing portfolio.

A National Seminar on ‘Space Flight: Challenges and Opportunities’ was held at the Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh. Notably, the seminar was conducted to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of Dr. Kalpana Chawla, the star alumni of Aerospace Engineering Department of PEC, who disappeared in the sky during Columbia Disaster on 1st February 2003.

The Computer Centre, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh in association with Chandigarh Sub Section of IEEE is organized a Six Weeks Workshop on Web Development & Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop comprised of theoretical and practical sessions on daily basis. Expert Lectures were also conducted during the workshop.