PEC Launches New Institute Website

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Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh launched a new institute website on 28th March, 2022. The website was launched by Sh. J.M. Balamurugan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor, Punjab, Chief Guest for the event in the august presence of Prof. Baldev Setia, Director, PEC, All Deans, Heads of Departments, Registrar and other officials of the institute. The Director welcomed the Chief Guest, Sh. J.M. Balamurugan and thanked him for sparing his valuable time for the launch.

Dr. Sanjay Batish, Head, Computer Centre coordinated the event and briefed the gathering about various features of the website. He explained that the new website of the institute has been developed in accordance with the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW). These guidelines have been followed throughout the lifecycle of the website right from its conceptualization to design, development, maintenance and management. The new website has been designed keeping in mind the ever-changing technological need of the Institute website. In this website, apart from an aesthetic makeover, the institute has tried to give rights to individual stakeholders like, Deans, Heads, faculty members and other officials of the Institute to be able to update content on the website on their own. The PEC Information System that hold the information submitted by the institute to various bodies like AICTE, NIRF etc. has been integrated into the website so that there is single point of access of Data for all Regulatory needs.

The salient features of the new website are:

  1. Accessibility
  2. Mobile Friendliness
  3. Assistive Technologies
  4. Screen Reader Access
  5. Multi-lingual

The Director of the institute appreciated the efforts of the Computer Centre in making website more user friendly and easier to update.

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.