PEC University of Technology (formerly Punjab Engineering College (PEC) having its roots in Lahore as Mugalpura Engineering College since 1921, moved to its present campus in 1953 as PEC affiliated to Panjab University. The institute became Deemed University in 2003 through a MHRD notification and rechristened as PEC University of Technology in 2009. It is a Grant-in-Aid institution under administration of Union Territory of Chandigarh, Government of India. The institute has a 146 acres sprawling and pious campus and is house of Chandigarh College of Architecture also. The academic and administrative processes are similar to IITs in the country. The institute governance is through a vibrant Board of Governors, chaired by a renowned industrialist, Sh Som Mittal. The institute is headed by a Director on 5 years tenure; a position, which is equivalent to Vice Chancellor of Universities. The institute offers 8 Undergraduate B. Tech. Programmes and 14 Post graduate M. Tech. Programmes in various disciplines of engineering and technology. After becoming University, the institute has also started PhD programme in various disciplines of engineering, science, management, humanities and social sciences. The admission to UG and PG programmes are made through national level examinations namely JEE (Mains) and GATE respectively. There are 9 academic departments and 2 centers of excellence. The faculty of academic departments and centers is involved in cutting edge research and development works. The institute collaborates very closely with research organisations, industries, alumni and other academic institutions both India and abroad, and has signed MoUs to pursue joint research in niche areas. The students graduating from this institute are placed in highly reputed companies with handsome salary packages. With a history of about 95 years now, the institute has produced a number of alumni who have earned name and fame both for themselves and the institute. Campus 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. Academics Departiments > Production and Industrial Engineering > Aerospace Engineering > Applied Sciences > Civil Engineering > Computer Science & Engineering > Electrical Engineering > Electronics and Communication Engineering > Mechanical Engineering > Materials & Metallurgical Engineering `Research Research group as per recent interests of faculty Aerodynamic The main activity of the research group is in the area of supersonic aerodynamics. An open-jet supersonic wind tunnel facility is being established as in-house project entitled “Installation of open-jet supersonic wind-tunnel with Data Acquisition System”. Nano Structures of Functional Materials The main activity of the research group is the synthesis and characterization of the nanostructures of functional materials by different techniques. Recently nanostructures such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires and nanorods, of functional materials have received considerable attention from the academia and the industry due to their distinctive physical properties and potential applications in nanoscale piezoelectric transducers and actuators, ultrasonic devices, and high-density nonvolatile memory devices. Micro Financing The main activity of the research group is to analysis the impact of Microfinance on Woman Empowerment. is the process of enabling or authorizing an individual to think, behave, take action and control work in an autonomous way. It includes both controls over resources (Physical, Human, Intellectual and Financial) and over ideology (Belief, values and attitudes). It can be viewed as a means of creating a social environment in which one can take decisions and make choice either individually or collectively for social transformation Traffic and Transport Planning The main activity of the group is to contribute in study for intersection improvement, study for possible implementation of BRT system, feasibility study for evolving needed traffic regulations and study for Parking solutions in selected areas Photonic Systems and Network Design The main activity of the group is to facilitate research and development in the area of photonics to form design, simulation and demonstration of new technologies for further broadband photonic communication systems and compare upgrade strategies. It will be used to design optical transmission systems, evaluate impact of real world equipment and new component ideas on system design. This multi-user shared research facility may be extended for consultancy and Industrial research Mechatronics Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field, based on classical mechanical and electrical engineering as well as automation science and technology and computer science. Mechatronics expands into core competency areas of followings such as: automation, robotics, mechatronics design, programmable logic controllers, electro-pneumatics, vision systems, computer numerical control, and computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing, sensors, virtual reality, computer programming, microcontroller and control engineering.The main activities of the group is to focus on integral system development with technical components connected via an intelligent control system. Micro & Advanced Manufacturing Processes The main activity of the group is to focus on the on the development of new tool and work materials along with the optimization of the various advanced machining processes. Over last few years, fundamental research on non-conventional machining has been conducted at various research centers. Despite the progress in theoretical understanding and modeling development, there has been less work accomplished in experimental studies and model validation. In fact, very little experimental data exists in the literature on the parametric study and performance analysis and optimization of the processes.