Dr. Baldev Setia joins as Director, PEC

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Dr. Baldev Setia joined as the Director of Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh in the afternoon today (Wednesday, August 11, 2021). With a blend of more than 35 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy and administration Dr. Setia has joined PEC on lien from NIT, Kurushetra where he had been serving as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering since 2006. He was extended a warm welcome by the Officiating Director, Registrar and all the Deans followed by a brief round of introductions and pleasantries. In his address to the Deans committee, he requested cooperation and support from one and all in making contributions towards the upliftment of the institute.
He was awarded his PhD by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India) in 1998. He holds his Bachelors in Civil Engineering and masters in Water Resources Engineering, both from Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra, now National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra. Dr. Setia has served at various leadership positions including the Director at the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, the Principal of Maharishi Markandeshwar Engineering College, Mullana, Dean (Academic) of the Institute and Head of the Civil Engineering Department. Presently, he is the Nodal Officer of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, (IIIT) Sonepat, which had thus far been mentored by NIT Kurukshetra. He has published more than 170 research papers in international and Indian journals and conferences including four patents protected under Intellectual Property Rights (India).
He has been member of the Governing Council of various institutions of eminence such as Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Sonepat and University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
We whole heartedly welcome Dr. Baldev Setia as Director , Punjab Engineering College and sincerely wish that his tenure with PEC shall be rewarding and worthwhile for him as well as the institute.

Recent Research Activities

Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), in collaboration with IEEE Region 10, IEEE Chandigarh SubSection, IEEE Delhi Section and Galgotias University, hosted an International Workshop on "Best Practices in Educational Activities Workshop" in hybrid mode ideated by IEEE R-10 Education Activities Committee. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

The Semiconductor Research Centre, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering conducted a week-long Advanced workshop on ‘Semiconductor Device Design, Fabrication and Characterization’ in technical collaboration with IEEE Chandigarh Subsection and ISSE Chandigarh Chapter. Sh. Dharam Pal, IAS and Adviser to the Administrator was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony.

Civil Engineering Department, in association with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (Department of Space) Dehradun, organized one day workshop titled “Open Source Geospatial Products in Disaster Management.” The primary mandate of the workshop is to create awareness about the various free available software for digital mapping used in disaster management. Participants from Chandigarh Administration, Fire department, DGRE attended the workshop.