Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh hosted a seminar on “Developing & Using Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development” on 10th April 2023 for the Foreign Government Officials of International Training Course on 'Global Strategic Leadership for Growth and Sustainable Development’ by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) New Delhi. Dr. Pawan Taneja, Faculty, Indian Institute of Public Administration, was the chief guest at the event. Prof. Baldev Setia, Director PEC, Dr. Arun Kumar Singh, Head Sponsored, Research & Industrial Consultancy, Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Dean Faculty Affairs and Dr. D.R. Prajapati, Dean Student Affairs graced the occasion with their presence. The event started with a floral welcome of the guests and the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
Prof. Baldev Setia, Director PEC, extended a heartiest welcome to the delegates from across 28 countries to the seminar that is being organized as a part of the Four Week International Training Program by IIPA, New Delhi. He apprised the present delegates about the glorious history of PEC, its achievements in academics, research and extra-curricular activities at national as well as international levels. Talking about the future, he stated that PEC with its educational programmes and campus facilities is working for the welfare and progress of all human beings through technology and is also considering the need for the future of clean and green energy and Intelligent computing tools.
Dr. Pawan Taneja, faculty, Indian Institute of Public Administration and programme Coordinator, informed the present members about the functioning of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and its role in guiding, training and policy making in India and foreign countries. Talking about the idea of the programme, he mentioned that the role of science and technology is a game changer in achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals and IIPA focuses to work towards the goal by keeping policy, industry and educational institutions in sync. The visit to PEC is a part of the programme to showcase the contribution of educational institutions to the industry, its present needs and work towards a sustainable future.
The event progressed with a detailed presentation by Dr. Arun Kumar Singh, Head Sponsored, Research & Industrial Consultancy and Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Dean of Faculty Affairs. Dr. Arun focused on the effective academic practices of PEC, its best research/consultancy practices and some of the key research areas covered by various departments of PEC. Dr. Vasundhara Singh focused on best research practices in sciences at PEC. The presentations were followed by open discussion and question-answer sessions by the delegates.
The session ended with a vote of thanks and Prof. Baldev Setia presenting a memento to all the delegates.
The delegates also visited the state-of-the-art research facilities, which include the Semiconductor Research Centre, Centre of Excellence Siemens, Production and Industrial Engineering Department and Material and Metallurgical Engineering Department.
The Event was Coordinated by Dr. Arun Kumar, Head Sponsored, Research & Industrial Consultancy