Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT Chandigarh releases Centenary Year Calendar 2022 of PEC

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It is a matter of immense pride & honour that the Centenary year Calendar of PEC as part of Centenary Celebrations was released by Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator UT, Chandigarh-Sh. Banwari Lal Purohit  along with Adviser to the Administrator-Sh. Dharam Pal , IAS & Secretary, Technical Education, Chandigarh Administration-Sh. S.S. Gill , IAS  at Governor House today in the presence of  Director, PEC-Prof. Baldev Setia, Dean Alumni Corporate & International Relations, PEC-Prof. Divya Bansal, Registrar, PEC-Prof. Sushant Samir,  Deputy Director, PEC-Prof. Siby John, Head of Materials and Metallurgical Engg. Department, PEC- Prof. Uma Batra,

The calendar captures the aesthetics, the iconic structures and natural beauty of the PEC Campus beautifully & skillfully photographed by renowned Hobbyist Photographer Dr. Arun Khanna.

The photograph of the auditorium of PEC which is one of the iconic structures of Chandigarh as it housed the first Legislative Assembly of Punjab in 1953 was presented to Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator UT, Chandigarh-Sh. Banwari Lal Purohit by Director, PEC-Prof. Baldev Setia as a memento followed by the photograph of The President of India- Sh. Ram Nath Kovind being presented with the PEC Coffee Table Book on 16.11.2021 as a token of reverence. A citation for the contribution of Prof. Arun Khanna in the Calendar through his imageries was presented to him by Director, PEC-Prof. Baldev Setia in the ceremony. The event was a memorable one for all present. 

The Governor appreciated the efforts of the team led by the Director in celebrating the Centenary Year and conveyed his wishes for the institute to keep progressing well in all its future endeavors.

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.