Chandigarh Engineering College, Punjab – 2021

Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC) was established in 2001 in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar near Chandigarh Punjab as a private institution in a serene green atmosphere to become a world-preferred education center and develop well-qualified leaders with social consciousness. It is an NBA accredited institution collaborating with Cisco, Mahindra & Mahindra, IBM, SAP, etc.

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 CEC gave its reports.

Courses Offered at CEC Punjab

CEC offers a modest number of 9 courses in undergraduate programs and 4 courses in post-graduate programs in engineering science and technology.

Students Intake at CEC Punjab

Students Intake
CEC admitted 1320 students in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at UG programs and 72 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.

CEC has 383 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:14, that is, one professor is available for every 14 students.

CEC Punjab Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
CEC spent Rs. 7.93 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 5.2% spent on the library to buy books, journals, and electronic courses, merely 4.68% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, just 0.17% spent on workshops, and the remaining a huge 89.95% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 5.36 crores and it was around Rs. 7.64 crores in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
CEC spent over Rs. 82.55 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a fair 38.19% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a significant 61.57% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.24% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 48.48 crores in 2020 and Rs. 40.36 crores in 2019. The spending as operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last years.

CEC Punjab Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As CEC has distinguished professors and research scholars as its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 7.83 lakhs through 10 sponsored research projects from the same number of 10 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 10 lakhs through 5 sponsored projects from the same number of 5 companies in 2019, however, it didn’t work on any sponsor projects in 2020.
Consultancy Projects
CEC received Rs. 44 lakhs through 8 consultancy projects from the same number of 8 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 39.63 and Rs. 37.02 lakhs through 6 and 4 consultancy projects from the same number of 6 and 4 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

CEC Punjab Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At CEC, a massive 1358 students got admission to UG degree courses and a massive 96.17% of them graduated, of whom 50.83% got placements at top companies and 47 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a huge 95.05% of students graduated, of whom 51.84% got placements, and 75 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a whopping 94.05% of students graduated, of whom 51.09% got placements and 212 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, a huge 90.48% of the students graduated, of whom 91.49% got placements at top companies, and 10 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a massive 91.52% of the students graduated, of whom 95.35% got placements, and 11 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a whopping 90.16% students graduated, of whom 91.3% got placements and 9 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
At CEC, a considerable number of 92 students have been pursuing research studies until 2021, of whom 8 students graduated in 2021 and 6 students each graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.01 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4.3 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4.8 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.7 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of CEC are Microsoft, Infosys, TCS, WIPRO, L&T, Samsung, Capgemini, Tech Mahindra, etc., who are looking for fresh graduates for their companies.

Students Diversity at CEC Punjab

At CEC, a massive number of 5611 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 64.69% are boys, a modest 35.31% are girls, 1700 students are from within the state, and a considerable number of 3911 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on CEC Punjab Campus

CEC has a lot of facilities available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, an auditorium, a wi-fi campus, IT infrastructure, a transport facility, an alumni association, guest rooms, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to stay and study on the campus.

Campus Festivals at CEC Punjab

CEC celebrates PECFEST as the annual techno-cultural fest for three days in October where a gamut of technical events and a spectrum of colorful cultural events are organized to induce the interest of the students in engineering and technology and to give the platform for them to showcase their skills in arts. Therefore, students can enjoy both arts and science at the same time. Besides, it conducts Mr. & Ms. PECFEST: Hero of the CEC is selected based on a selfless person who lives for others.


As CEC is in Chandigarh, the well-planned city and the capital of both Punjab and Haryana, therefore, it has a good transport system as well as a major railway station and an international airport. Both Chandigarh Railway Station which is at a distance of 3.8 km away and Chandigarh International Airport which is about a distance of 20.2 km away from the institution are available to reach the institution, therefore, students can commute to the institution easily.

How to Get Admission at CEC Punjab

For UG courses at CEC: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with any one of the Chemistry/Computer Science/Biology/Biotechnology are eligible to apply, however, candidates who have JEE main score/rank for Punjab domicile and candidates from other states through online counseling from PTU Jalandhar are admitted to UG courses. Besides this, candidates with any engineering stream from Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET) or Punjab State Board Technical Education or any other state board technical education or two-year certificate course from SLIET are eligible for admission to UG courses.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed UG degree in the relevant stream with a minimum of 50% are eligible, however, candidates who got a valid GATE score/rank are given preferences over merit in the qualifying exam.

Fee Structure at CEC Punjab

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 3.81 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at CEC, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 4.01 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year, therefore, the burden of paying the fees would be eased.

CEC Punjab Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: CEC has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 60.56%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: CEC has a good faculty and better infrastructure, however, it is lacking in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 4.70%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As CEC has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time allocated. Therefore, it scored 46.08%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: CEC has students from every section and every part of India, and it admitted a modest number of girl students and a considerable number of students from outside of the state, therefore it scored 66.18%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: Though CEC has a decent faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs. Therefore it scored nothing in this section, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

CEC Punjab got 35.42% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 147.

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