SAASC, the Speakers' Association and Study Circle, is the college's only official literary club. It is responsible for initiating good speaking skills, logical thinking, creativity, and a sense of leadership within the students. It boosts an individual's personality and provides exposure by encouraging participation in various competitions.SAASC is a very prominent club of this university. Be it the technical or the cultural fest, SAASC members show active participation and they are valued for their contribution by the university.
The four forums that SAASC supports are speaking, writing, reading, and quizzing. To develop and promote these forums, SAASC is categorized into five major socs:
Major Events by the club:
Among the many events, this club has hosted to develop the skills mentioned above in students, has been PEC’s only literary fest – Verve. Verve is a challenging fest that allows an individual to improve his or her thinking capability and help inculcate communication skills. At Verve, we hosted a series of events ranging from parliamentary debates, group discussions, just-a-minute sessions, and quizzes which saw the participation of students not only from the college but from all over the Tricity as well. Cash prizes up to a whopping 1 Lakh were awarded to the winners.
Model United Nations at PEC, called PECMUN, is not just an annual affair but a culture nurtured for the last ten years in SAASC. We have always wanted PECMUN to stand for a more excellent hopeful vision and help our delegates believe that they have it in themselves to change the world we live in for a better future! Students from various schools and colleges register for this event every year as delegates in a huge number.
Since SAASC is prominently known for its Debating Society, the annual Asian Parliamentary Debating Championship organized by SAASC is known as TRIVIUM. In TRIVIUM, master debaters from universities and colleges across India and an incredible Panel of Core Adjudicators are invited from across the country which raises the level of the tournament. During the tournament, participants savor the fun of debating excellent motions and winning big prizes. The students of PEC also get a chance to learn about debating from the best during the tournament.
Every year the Intra-PEC PD is hosted by the club for the recruits so that they get a brief idea about parliamentary debating. Also, they are made aware of how a parliamentary house functions. The recruits form teams and are made to compete against each other, whereas the existing members adjudicate.
IMPACT ON STUDENTS OF PEC
All the activities in SAASC are done to build leadership qualities, good-speaking skills, a thirst for knowledge, logical thinking, and confidence, and to provide exposure and experience to the students of PEC. Since budding engineers are busy with technical education, their literary and communication skills must also be maintained and developed with time; that is the reason this club is significant in PEC.
SAASC, as an organization, helps the budding engineers of PEC develop many essential skills necessary for their growth academically and socially.
Secretary: Sarthak Chauhan
Joint Secretary: Ankit Kumar Singh