National Technology Day Celebration at PEC

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The National Technology Day celebrations took place with great fervour and enthusiasm at Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh on 10th May, 2022.

The event took place in the Senate Hall of the Institution and was graced by eminent personalities including Padmashree Dr. Satish Kumar, Chairman, Armament Research Board, DRDO, who was the Chief Guest of the celebrations and Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar, who acted as the guest of honour for the day.

After an initial introduction about the significance of the National Technology Day, a bouquet presentation to the eminent guests by the Director of the institute, Prof. Baldev Setia, and lamp lighting was held.

The gathering was addressed by Prof. Setia. Prof. Setia talked about the importance of technology and innovation and seeked the blessings of the chief guest for new technological initiatives that are going to be launched at PEC. Following this, a video showcasing the importance of the National Technology Day, made by the students of PEC was played.

The gathering was then addressed by the guest of honour, Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar. Prof. Ahuja highlighted the significance of innovation in research and development and urged the gathering to keep a high vision when it comes to technology. He recollected his experiences in research and teaching in both India as well as Sweden and elaborated on the need for collaboration of premier institutes such as PEC and IIT Ropar for the growth of technology.

This was followed by a detailed presentation by the chief guest, Padmashree Dr. Satish Kumar, Chairman, Armament Research Board, DRDO on the theme of the National Technology Day - "Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future". Dr. Satish Kumar charmed the audience with an extensive account of how India as a nation preserved through centuries to give us eminent academics and scientists such as Dr. C V Raman, Prof. Vikram Sarabhai and Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, and later on, talked about his experiences with the first nuclear program of India. He elaborated on the need and importance of good research institutions, and the vision that Indian citizens should abide by. Being an alum of the institute, Dr. Satish reminisced about his time spent at PEC.

After his presentation, the Director of PEC, Prof. Baldev Setia felicitated the guests with a Shawl and the ceremonial centenary coffee table book of PEC. Overall, the event was an honourable and successful experience.

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.