Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh, signed an MoU with the National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand on 19th September 2023. The agreement was signed between Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, Director, PEC, and Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, NIT Uttarakhand.
The event commenced with a warm welcome extended to the distinguished guests, Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, NIT Uttarakhand, and Dr. Sanat Agrawal, Dean of Research & Consultancy, NIT Uttarakhand by Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, Director, PEC.
Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia highlighted the MoU's significance in his address, emphasizing its potential to drive research collaborations and academic excellence. He thanked Prof. Arun Kumar Singh, HSRIC, and Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Dean Faculty Affairs, for their pivotal roles in facilitating the MoU.
The event included presentations by Prof. Arun Kumar Singh and Dr. Sanat Agrawal, showcasing the research activities, advanced technologies, and consultancy projects at PEC Chandigarh and NIT Uttarakhand respectively.
Then, Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, NIT Uttarakhand, shared his perspective on how the MoU would help address challenges and foster innovative solutions. He emphasized the critical role of faculty collaboration, expressing confidence that this partnership would propel both institutions to new heights.
Following this, the MoU signing ceremony took place, followed by discussions between the Heads of Departments, PEC and the esteemed guests. During the discussion, Prof. Baldev Setia proposed initiating steps to transform PEC into a Zero Waste Campus, starting on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi.
The ceremony concluded with the presentation of mementos to the Chief Guests and a group photograph to commemorate the memorable occasion.
The MoU between PEC Chandigarh and NIT Uttarakhand signifies a promising partnership that will drive research, innovation, and academic excellence, benefitting both institutions and the broader community.
The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Col RM Joshi (Veteran), Registrar, PEC, and Heads of Departments, PEC.