PEC Celebrates 72nd Independence Day

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The red-letter day of 15th August was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and fervour at Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh. The event was attended by over 150 students, faculty and staff members.

The celebrations began with the unfurling of National flag by the Director, Dr Manoj K. Arora followed by National anthem. This was followed by an NCC parade by the cadets of PEC.

Patriotic poems were then presented by students of the English and Hindi Editorial Boards of the institute. The literary pieces focused on the themes of independence, civic responsibility and the pledge of abiding by the constitution and being united as one.

Addressing the gathering, Dr Arora commemorated the sacrifices of freedom fighters and honoured the efforts of defence forces for keeping the country safe. He also talked about the importance of engineers in the making of a modern India. He proudly reminisced about the progress PEC has made in the last 5 years and emphasized on the need for the administration and students to be together for further melioration and progress.

He ended his inspiring speech by reciting the slogan "Jai Hind".

Everyone gathered for this solemn occasion showed solidarity in remembering the nation's past and celebrating its future.

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.