Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh, today concluded its week-long orientation programme for the new batch 2022-26 of Bachelor of Technology. The programme included around 800+ students enrolled in various B.Tech programmes The Orientation programme was organised by DSA Dr. D. R. Prajapati, and ADSA Dr. Puneet Chawla to help students transition into their new academic environment & role and align expectations to the values that PEC upholds as an Institute.
The week-long event started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Prof. Baldev Setia, Director of PEC. He apprised the students about the rich legacy and glorious past of PEC and complimented them for choosing PEC for their bright future. He assured the students that they will learn from the best of sources as PEC has faculty of International repute. He gave a very warm welcome to the newly enrolled students and encouraged them to keep up the rich legacy of the institute with their hard work and achievements.
The programme progressed with introductory sessions by all the deans and heads of the department. Common sessions for all the courses and scheduled departmental activities were also conducted successfully. As a part of the programme, a series of speaker sessions were organised each day to address the new batch of students. Multiple prominent personalities including Dr. Anuradha Thakur, Mr. Sofi Zahoor, Major General Amarjit Singh and Ms. Madhu Sharma engaged and shared their valuable words of wisdom with the students to motivate them.
During the orientation sessions, the students explored the campus and its various facilities, and they interacted with their faculties, senior students and administration staff. Each of the schools organized special sessions to familiarize new students with their respective departments. The seniors also organised, Yule Ball, for the freshers to finally dress up and dance away in their new home for the coming four years. This was followed by the presentations and displays of various cultural clubs and technical societies in the institution. The students showcased their acting and dancing skills and musical talents which made the ambience in the auditorium jovial.
The focus was then grabbed by various Technical Societies such as the ASCE, SAE, IEEE, IETE, the Robotics Society etc. The technical projects made by the students were put on display and were open to the discerning eyes of every fresher, who found plenty of inspiration from the innovative ideas. The week-long programme concluded with a fun quiz session for the new students. Overall, the Orientation Programme seemed to fill the students with energy and motivation. Thus leaving the freshmen full of optimism and eagerness to begin a new chapter in their lives.
The Orientation’s main goals were to help new students transition from their old environment to the new one, introduce new students and their families to the College's mission, programmes, and services, and inform students about campus services and resources that will improve their academic performance and overall college experience.