Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh – 2021

Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (PEC Chandigarh) initially started in Lahore as Mughalpura Engineering College in 1921 moved to its present campus in 1953 in an area of 149 acres as PEC Chandigarh affiliated to Panjab University. The institute became a Deemed University in 2003 through an MHRD notification and was rechristened as PEC University of Technology in 2009.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where PEC Chandigarh gave its reports.

Courses Offered at PEC Chandigarh

PEC Chandigarh offers just 8 courses in undergraduate programs and 14 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at PEC Chandigarh

Students Intake
PEC Chandigarh admitted 730 students in 2021, 697 students in 2020, and 687 students in 2019 at UG programs, and it admitted 269 students in 2021 and 287 students in 2020 at PG programs.
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PEC Chandigarh has 192 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 60.42% are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:16, that is, one professor is available for every 16 students.

PEC Chandigarh Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
PEC Chandigarh spent Rs. 27 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 10.83% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a whopping 59.4% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 0.22% spent on engineering workshops, and a decent 29.55% of its fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 26.7 crores and it was around Rs. 13.16 crores in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
PEC Chandigarh spent over Rs. 94 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 64.68% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a decent 34.45% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.87% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 81 crores in 2020 and Rs. 55 crores in 2019. The spending as operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

PEC Chandigarh Research Details

Patents Details
As PEC Chandigarh has a good faculty and good infrastructures, therefore, it got 1 patent from 3 patent applications filed in 2021, however, it got nothing though it filed 2 and 13 patent applications filed in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
As PEC Chandigarh has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 5.2 crores through the 44 sponsored research projects from 18 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 1.9 and Rs. 4.8 crores through 38 and 21 sponsored research projects from 19 and 11 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
PEC Chandigarh received Rs. 4.2 crores through 330 consultancy projects from 113 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.9 crores each through 220 and 237 consultancy projects from 102 and 110 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

PEC Chandigarh Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At PEC Chandigarh, 679 students have been admitted to UG degree courses and 94.26% of them graduated, of whom 91.28% got placements at top companies and 46 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 90.18% of students graduated, of whom 96.77% got placements and 54 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 94.98% of students graduated, of whom 77.87% got placements and 41 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, 83.33% of students graduated, of whom 50% got placements at top companies and 14 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 88.37% of students graduated, of whom 71.16% got placements, and 27 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 84.95% of students graduated, of whom 56.07% got placements and 19 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, PEC Chandigarh admitted 249 students to research studies and 21 students graduated in 2021, 37 and 34 students graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 8.71 LPA in 2021, Rs. 7 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 6.5 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 5.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6.25 in 2020, and Rs. 4.9 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of the PEC Chandigarh are IBM, Indian Oil, Amazon, Deloitte, Microsoft, Google, TCS, JP Morgan, Godrej, American Express, Royal Bank of Scotland, etc.

Students Diversity at PEC Chandigarh

As PEC Chandigarh has a decent campus area and a good faculty strength, a considerable number of 3073 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 81.19% are boys and a modest number of 18.81% are girls, 1302 students are from within the state, a considerable number of 1669 students are from outside of the state, and remaining 102 students are from foreign countries.

Facilities on PEC Chandigarh Campus

PEC Chandigarh has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, sports, a gym, a computer center, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals at PEC Chandigarh

PECFest is the annual techno-cultural festival of PEC Chandigarh conducted for 3 days in April. It also has an innovative Virtual Campus Tour to make one of the largest techno-cultural fests of North India. Moreover, it is the biggest techno-cultural festival with 100+ competitions and events ranging from Artist’s Paradise which showcases one’s creativity to Brain Boosters, Coding Competitions, and Case Studies which tests one’s technical ability. Technical competitions like the F1 challenge, Electronica, Cadathone, Bhramand 7.0, and Designovation are some of the many competitions the fest is being organized successfully besides others. Unveiling the culprit, Groovz, Cinetrailer, Improv Premier League, and Netagiri are some new cultural competitions that have been introduced. In addition to this, PEC talks are also conducted where the audience got the chance to interact with industry experts and eminent personalities like Samar Singla, Yuvraj Tomar, Sumrit Shahi, Adhitya Iyer, Khushwant Singh, Neha Jain, and Vivek Attray and gleaned invaluable knowledge from their experiences. PECFest also witnessed many star performances, from stand-up comedies to live music performances by budding indie-pop artists to interactive sessions with upcoming actors.


PEC Chandigarh is in Chandigarh, the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana, therefore it has both a major railway station and an international airport, moreover, Chandigarh is the planned city, so commuting through this city is easy. Chandigarh Railway Station is at a distance of 9.2 km away and Chandigarh International Airport is at a distance of around 25.2 km away from the institution are available to reach this institution. Therefore, students from India and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at PEC Chandigarh

For UG courses at PEC Chandigarh: Students who passed or are appearing for the +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and should get the minimum cut-off mark/rank required at this institution.

For PG courses: Students who have passed a bachelor’s degree or are appearing for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should get valid GATE scores to get admission to this institution.

Fee Structure at PEC Chandigarh

Students need to pay Rs. 5.96 lakhs as fees for UG courses at PEC Chandigarh, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 8.71 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

PEC Chandigarh Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: PEC Chandigarh has a good faculty and impressive infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 55.98%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: PEC Chandigarh has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it got patents for some innovative technologies, however, it scored 15.24%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As PEC Chandigarh has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 65.57%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: PEC Chandigarh has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, besides this, it admitted a decent number of girl students, so it scored 55.41%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: PEC Chandigarh has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, so it scored 26.15%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

PEC Chandigarh got 42.62% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 70.

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