Punjab Engineering College, (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh was originally established as Mugalpura Engineering College at Lahore (now in Pakistan) on November 9, 1921. The name of the institute was later changed to Maclagan Engineering College and it started functioning under this name on March 19, 1924. In the year 1931, the institute got affiliated to Punjab University, Lahore. After partition in 1947, the institute was shifted to Roorkee (India) and was renamed as East Punjab Engineering College. In the year 1950, the word ‘East’ was dropped and it came to be known by its now popular name Punjab Engineering College (PEC). Towards the end of December 1953, the institute shifted to its present campus in Chandigarh to function under Govt. of Punjab. In 1966, with the formation of Union Territory of Chandigarh, the institute came under the control of Chandigarh Administration. In October 2003, Govt. of India notified the Punjab Engineering College as a Deemed to be University. The institute is governed by a Board of Governors and gets a grant-in-aid from the Chandigarh Administration. The institute, in its new set up has introduced policies and programmes which are at par with those at IITs and other best institutions in the world.
Area of Excellence
Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh having its roots in Lahore, has been the foremost institution of higher technical education in the northern part of the country since independence. The institute has immensely contributed to the nation building by providing intellect talent possessing excellent analytical, design, practical and managerial skills.
Research Capability and Focus Area
Twenty five research groups are actively working in various thrust areas like Pulse Detonation ,High Performance Concrete, Remote sensing, Nanomaterials, Information Security Systems, Power System, VLSI, Microcontroller based System, Aerodynamics, Photonic Systems and Network Design in various departments.
Notable Research / Publication