Open House 2017: Day 2

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The second day of the Open House Event- an annual exhibition of projects and innovative designs by students organised at PEC University Of Technology continued with the exuberant momentum of the previous day.

More than 400 students from 30 different government model senior secondary schools and private schools of the tri-city including Strawberry Fields High School and Mount Carmel, attended the event with the aim of creating awareness and infusing excitement and passion among youngsters.

With the lighting of the lamp, the event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri Dhanpat Singh, IAS who is an accomplished member of our society with a versatile and revered career. The guest of honour- Mr. K.K Vohra (Head of PECOSA) graced the event with his presence. Mr. Kamal Singhani (Vice President, IBM Sales) was the Industry Expert for the day. This varied roster of experts helped facilitate the dialogue between academia and industry that the event wishes to promote.

Dr. Manoj K Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh presented the students with an insight into the institute. Addressing the school students, the Director emphasised on the institute's established brand name and stellar placement records, giving them an overview of the prestigious university.

Following this, the students were taken on a guided tour of the Institute and were introduced to various departments and laboratories where the projects under Open House 2017 were exhibited. It was a great experience for them since it provided an opportunity to understand university level projects and gave them a glimpse of their future learning environment.

The closing ceremony commenced with the prize distribution ceremony where the students with the winning projects received their prizes. The Convener for Open House 2017, Mr. Jasleen Singh Malhi congratulated the winners and reiterated the significance of exposing the young minds to the vast scope of innovation in the fields of engineering and technology.

With a melodious treat from the Institute's music club and an enthralling performance by the Dramatics club, the event came to a successful end; levelling up the standards of academics of the Institution and igniting the passion for innovation in a lot of young minds.

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.