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Punjab University to Organise World Punjabi Conference Feb 19

Panjab University is holding the second World Punjabi Conference on February 24 and 25 for the development of Punjabi language, literature and culture.

Brochure of the conference was released in the senate hall of the university, where some famous personalities were present. The conference will cover a whole range of issues and concerns faced by the Punjabi society.

About 200 delegates from across the world, including England, the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, Pakistan, and various parts of India are expected to attend the conference. The objective of the conference is to develop holistic methods based upon the critical systems available in sciences, social sciences, humanities and literary theory.

Fourth South Asian Universities Youth Festival Feb 12

The youth welfare department, Panjab University, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, will be hosting a five-day 4th South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) from February 12, 2009, on its campus.

Over 175 artists from 22 South Asian Universities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India will be participating in various disciplines during the festival.

The department spokesperson revealed the festival had been dedicated to the theme of promoting international peace and development. The youth festival would promote the active collaboration and mutual assistance among the South Asian countries in educational, social, cultural and economic fields.

The youth festivals are dedicated to the youth, as they symbolise courage, initiatives, exuberance and idealism.

Such festivals instill awareness and respect for our historical and cultural heritage in the youth, thereby inculcating in them a sense of pride and national identity, he added.

Youth cultural troupes from various South Asian countries will be participating, which will help in projecting the composite cultural heritage of the South Asian countries.

Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh Feb 06

Punjab Engineering College University of Technology, is an engineering institute located in the city of Chandigarh.The institute is well known for its collegial learning environment and its beautiful campus. It offers engineering studies in various disciplines at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Numerous graduates of PEC have worked in the task of nation-building since the Independence of India in 1947.

The institute is the Alma mater of the Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut, the late Kalpana Chawla, North American actor Remi Kaler and the satirist Jaspal Bhatti among many others. PEC celebrated its 50th year of establishment in India in the year 2000. A popular event in the festivities was the millennium function called Mile-nahi-hai-hum (We have not met) organized by the alumni association. In 2004, PEC was given the Deemed University status and it is no longer affiliated with Panjab University Chandigarh.

About Pec

After partition of the country, the Punjab College of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (formerly known as the Maclagan Engineering College) of the pre-partitioned Punjab remained in Pakistan under the name of “East Punjab Engineering College”. From December 1947, it functioned in the premises of the Thomson engineering College, Roorkee now known as Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee). In 1950, the word “East” was dropped and the college was named as “Punjab Engineering College”. At the end of year 1953, the college shifted to it’s own premises built at Chandigarh and started functioning here from January, 1954. In 1994 this institution was adjudged the best technical college in India by the National Foundation of Engineers. It occupies a 146-acre campus with facilities for all sorts of sports, a gymnasium and swimming pool, playing fields and numerous specialized laboratories and libraries for the various engineering disciplines. Up to 1962, the college comprised of engineering departments of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Thereafter the college expanded & five new departments in the fields of Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Production Engineering and Computer Science Engineering were added gradually. Recently a new department of Information & Technology has been added. In the year 1957, Highway Engineering was added as the first post-graduate course in the college. Gradually other post-graduate courses were subsequently added. Presently there are eleven post-graduate courses leading to Masters of Engineering degree in Highways, Structures, Hydraulics and Irrigation, Rotodynamic Machines, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary), Electronics Metallurgical Engineering and C.I.M. Facilities for post-graduate studies exist for regular as well as for part time students .The college has facilities for research work leading to the award of Ph.D. degree in engineering in certain selected fields of different disciplines. The college also offers consultancy services in different disciplines. PEC has been conferred the Deemed University status in 2004. It is currently ranked as the 15th best engineering college in India by India Today Group.


The college is situated in Sector 12 at the north end of Chandigarh. The premises of the college is within a few minutes walk from the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat, the Panjab University, Post graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research (PGI). The campus is 9 Km from the Chandigarh Railway station and 5 Km from the bus stand situated in sector 17.


The college campus extends over an area of 146 acres of the land situated close to the beautiful Shivalik hills. The campus is divided into various functional zones like hostels, Main College Building, Administration Block, Residential Complex for staff and faculty and a shopping centre. In addition to Lecture theatres, tutorial rooms and drawing halls, the college has an Auditorium, library, computer centre, reading rooms, workshops and well equipped laboratories. The college has spacious playgrounds, tennis courts, squash courts, swimming pool, gymnasium and a students centre. There is a branch of State Bank Of India and a post office in the campus. Adequate Hostel facilities for both boys and girls are available in the campus


  • Bachelor of Engineering courses (8 semesters):
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics and Electrical Communication
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Production Engineering
    • Information Technology
  • Master of Engineering courses (4 semesters):
    • Civil Engineering (Highways)
    • Civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics)
    • Civil Engineering (Structures)
    • Environmental Engineering (Inter-disciplinary)
    • Electrical Engineering (Power Systems)
    • Electronics Product Design & Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering (Rotodynamics)
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Materials and Metallurgy
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Part-time Master of Engineering courses (6 semesters) for industry and government sponsored candidates
  • Doctoral Research opportunities available at all departments
  • Other Departments
    • Applied Sciences