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Dheeraj Sanghi joined as Punjab Engineering College (deemed to be university), Chandigarh, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in January 2019.(HT Photo)

Punjab Engineering College director Dheeraj Sanghi resigns, cites personal reasons

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Sanghi, who is serving the notice period till March 31; during his term at the helm since January 2019, PEC climbed up in rankings among engineering institutes of the country.
Students had raised concerns earlier this month when PEC issued examination schedules and decided to call students on campus to take the semester exams.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Students had raised concerns earlier this month when PEC issued examination schedules and decided to call students on campus to take the semester exams.(HT FILE PHOTO)
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PU plans to reopen research labs

By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:52 PM IST
A committee set up to examine the move met on Monday at PU and discussed the way forward for the 3,000-plus research scholars in the university who had no access to labs which closed down after the Covid-19 outbreak
The CBI court wants to check the attendance of a juvenile awarded community service for submitting a fake certificate to get admitted to PEC Chandigarh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The CBI court wants to check the attendance of a juvenile awarded community service for submitting a fake certificate to get admitted to PEC Chandigarh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

CBI court to check attendance of juvenile who gave fake certificate for PEC admission

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The Juvenile Justice Board on November 14, 2018, had awarded six juveniles three years of reformation with a fine of Rs 600, cut short later by CBI court to one year of community service
In 2016 when NIRF rankings were first released PEC (pictured above) ranked 38 with a score of 61.32 among all engineering institutes.(HT Photo)
In 2016 when NIRF rankings were first released PEC (pictured above) ranked 38 with a score of 61.32 among all engineering institutes.(HT Photo)

PEC up 10 notches in NIRF rankings, need to do more, says director

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:23 PM IST
Ranked 68 this year, PEC was slotted 78 among Indian engineering institutes in 2019 and 73 in 2018.
In view of the outbreak of coronavirus, PEC has announced closure of both undergraduate and postgraduate classes till April 15.(HT File)
In view of the outbreak of coronavirus, PEC has announced closure of both undergraduate and postgraduate classes till April 15.(HT File)

Coronavirus outbreak: Punjab Engineering College struggles to make online module for students

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2020 01:15 AM IST
In view of the outbreak of coronavirus, PEC has announced closure of both undergraduate and postgraduate classes till April 15
Students of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, leaving their hostels on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Students of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, leaving their hostels on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Coronavirus outbreak: Students perturbed as colleges ask them to vacate hostels

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Panjab University, its 12 colleges to be shut till March 31; Punjab Engineering College students to stay home till April 13
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Punjab Engineering College suspends order imposing curfew timings on boys

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:57 AM IST
With the suspension of March 6 circular, once again, boys will have no in-timings, while girls will have to be inside their hostels by 10pm

Finally, Punjab Engineering College boys hostels have 12am curfew, girls jubilant

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Even now though there’s a one-hour gap between timings, with girls expected to report back to their hostels at 11pm instead of 10pm earlier
Decisions were taken after recommendations from a panel constituted on the directions of PEC senate.(HT File photo)
Decisions were taken after recommendations from a panel constituted on the directions of PEC senate.(HT File photo)

Punjab Engineering College to start part-time MTech, dual degree courses from upcoming session

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Move to benefit working professionals; executive course in computer science also on the cards
PEC director Dheeraj Sanghi (left) and dean alumni Divya Bansal with 97-year-old alumnus BS Grewal of 1943 batch during an alumni meet in Chandigarh on Saturday.(HT Photo)
PEC director Dheeraj Sanghi (left) and dean alumni Divya Bansal with 97-year-old alumnus BS Grewal of 1943 batch during an alumni meet in Chandigarh on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Homecoming 2020: Alumni reminisce their student days at Punjab Engineering College meet in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Unlike previous alumni meets that were organised by PEC old students’ body since 1965, this year, the event was conducted by college
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PEC alumni body to not organise reunion for the first time since 1965

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 01:08 AM IST
The Chandigarh district court while upholding lower court’s November 2019 order, declared the elections of the executive council of PECOSA for the year 2018-2020 null and void
Archana Parmar, 54, the first woman chief engineer in Himachal Pradesh, joined the state public works department in 1988.(HT Photo)
Archana Parmar, 54, the first woman chief engineer in Himachal Pradesh, joined the state public works department in 1988.(HT Photo)

Archana Parmar is first woman chief engineer in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 07:04 PM IST
HER ROAD TO PROGRESS: “Engineering is rare field that women opt for. I was inspired by my father, Devender Singh Parmar, to do civil engineering,” says Archana, who graduated from Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh, in 1987

Journo’s molestation on PU campus: Panel formed to probe security lapses

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 12:54 AM IST
University vice-chancellor Raj Kumar informed the senators on Saturday that the panel will meet on December 17
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PEC to seek closure of MTech courses with poor enrolment

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:36 AM IST
In the 14 MTech courses offered, 250 students enrolledin the academic session 2016-17, reducing to 230 in 2018-19 and 170 in 2019-20
The funds have been sought to renovate the infrastructure and create new buildings.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The funds have been sought to renovate the infrastructure and create new buildings.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Punjab Engineering College seeks 750 crore from UT administration for infra revamp

Hinduatan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 07:20 AM IST
The institute has sought a grant of 150 crore every year for a period of five years
As per the report released by the ministry of road transport and highways for 50 million-plus (having population over 10 lakh) cities, total number of accidents that took place in Chandigarh in 2018 was 316. The report places Chennai on the top spot with 7,580 accidents last year.(HT File)
As per the report released by the ministry of road transport and highways for 50 million-plus (having population over 10 lakh) cities, total number of accidents that took place in Chandigarh in 2018 was 316. The report places Chennai on the top spot with 7,580 accidents last year.(HT File)

Million-plus cities survey: Chandigarh saw third-least number of accidents in 2018

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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Increase faculty strength in PEC: Admn to Centre

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2019 01:09 AM IST

Punjab Engineering College performs poorly in NAAC rankings

By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:44 AM IST
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Chandigarh directs all departments to spend 50% budget by September 30

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:22 AM IST
The finance department has written to other departments
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Punjab Engineering College approves 20% hike in research fellowships

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Arshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 07:38 PM IST
The stipend amount for junior research fellows (JRFs) was increased from 25,000 to 31,000 while the amount for senior research fellows (SRFs) was increased from 28,000 to 35,000.
Dehradun (Uttarakhand), March 16 (ANI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a Public Meeting 'Vishal Parivartan Rally' at Parade Ground, Dehradun in Uttarakhand on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Dehradun (Uttarakhand), March 16 (ANI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressing a Public Meeting 'Vishal Parivartan Rally' at Parade Ground, Dehradun in Uttarakhand on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Congress decentralises distribution of tickets

Hindustan Times | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Till now, the Congress had three layers involved in ticket allocation for any poll – Pradesh Election Committee (PEC), Screening Committee and Central Election Committee (CEC).
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Admissions to Chandigarh engineering colleges to begin on June 5

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:48 PM IST
UIET, CCET among five institutes under joint admission committee, architecture seats to be filled as well, PEC to go for central allotment.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has also booked Pisces, its owner Soumit Ranjan Jena, and two directors of Pisces’s successor company Pisces Exim (India) Private Limited.(File photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation has also booked Pisces, its owner Soumit Ranjan Jena, and two directors of Pisces’s successor company Pisces Exim (India) Private Limited.(File photo)

CBI books former chief of PEC in Rs 531 crore cheating case

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:08 PM IST
PEC facilitates export and import of various commodities and is also engaged in guaranteeing payments to exporters and providing financial facilities to importers.
Logo of the Central Bureau of Investigation agency.(AFP File Photo)
Logo of the Central Bureau of Investigation agency.(AFP File Photo)

CBI books private firm for allegedly cheating PEC, Commerce Ministry to the tune of Rs 531 crore

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 03:06 PM IST
The agency has booked Pisces Exim (I) Pvt Ltd and Jet Link Infotech Pvt Ltd, their officials along with officials of PEC on charges including criminal conspiracy and corruption
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