PEC University of Technology, formerly known as Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh (Deemed to be University), is an institution that attempts to design education through a continuous process. For the past 96 years, PEC Chandigarh has been a household name across the country. According to the institute's history, it was founded in Lahore in 1921 and subsequently relocated to Chandigarh after independence in 1953. The Punjab Engineering College campus spans over 146 acres and comprises a variety of buildings including academic units, faculty housing, an administrative block, a market, various hall rooms, guest houses, a convenience store, theatres, two libraries and almost all the basic facilities required for an engineering student. 

Punjab Engineering College is a grant-in-aid college that was designated as a deemed university in 2003 under the Ministry of Human Resource Development's standards. PEC Chandigarh offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programmes in engineering, humanities, social science, management, and science. Admission at PEC Chandigarh is based on national level admission tests such as JEE Main and GATE.

PEC University of Technology: Quick Facts

  • In diverse engineering and technology areas, the institute offers eight undergraduate B. Tech. programmes and fourteen postgraduate M. Tech. programmes.
  • The primary goal of teaching methods is to provide high-quality instruction in this college. To guide the pupils, the teachers are equipped with the most up-to-date instructional methods. 
  • The faculty of this institution have an average experience of 10 to 15 years in MNCs and in study research.
  • The institute maintains cordial relationships with over 200 organisations from various industries in order to provide the students with excellent job and internship possibilities. 
  • Average package of undergraduate students is around 8.5 lakhs and of postgraduate students is around 7 lakhs.
  • Late Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman to go into space is an alumni of this institution.

PEC University of Technology: Rankings

  • Ranked 68 for NIRF Engineering Rankings by NIRF 2020.
  • Ranked 36 for The Week Top Engineering Colleges India by The Week 2018.
  • Ranked 78 for NIRF Engineering Rankings by NIRF 2019.

PEC University of Technology: Courses and Fees

In diverse engineering and technology areas, the institute offers eight undergraduate B. Tech. programmes and fourteen postgraduate M. Tech. programmes. It also established a Ph.D. programme in several disciplines of engineering, science, management, humanities, and social sciences once it became a university. B.Tech takes four years to complete, M.Tech takes two years, and Ph.D. takes three years in this institution.

B.Tech INR 7.5 Lakh  Duration : 4 years Eligibility: 10+2 with 75% + JEE Main
M.Tech INR 1.8 Lakh  Duration : 2 years Eligibility: Pass in Graduation with GPA 6 or above + GATE
Ph.D INR 1 Lakh  Duration : 3 years Eligibility: Post Graduation

PEC University of Technology Jee Mains Cut Off for B. Tech

Quota Branch name General SC ST
HS Aerospace Engineering 47352 14607 -
HS Civil Engineering 66099 24336 -
HS Computer Science and Engineering 11412 3345 -
HS Electrical Engineering 32508 16706 -
HS Electronics and Communication Engineering 21479 9625 -
HS Mechanical Engineering 44568 26633 -
HS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 85547 31231 -
HS Production and Industrial Engineering 76016 27955 -
OS Aerospace Engineering 24916 4927 1756
OS Civil Engineering 42277 8138 1991
OS Computer Science and Engineering 7871 2688 1432
OS Electrical Engineering 23452 7036 2928
OS Electronics and Communication Engineering 16349 5600 2876
OS Mechanical Engineering 30204 7675 3590
OS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 49486 10839 5496
OS Production and Industrial Engineering 46501 10861 5040


  • HS stands for home state quota and OS stands for Other state quota. 
  • All ranks are category wise JEE Mains Ranks.
  • OBC-NCL cutoff is not provided by the college officially till now.

PEC University of Technology: Placements

The Career Development & Guidance Cell of PEC Chandigarh is the placement cell of PEC Chandigarh. The PEC Chandigarh Placement Office has been instrumental in providing students with the necessary training or skill development for internships or jobs. PEC Chandigarh has assisted thousands of students in obtaining their dream jobs and intends to continue doing so. The institution has partnered with prestigious national and international organisations to help PEC Chandigarh achieve its goals. In recent years, many of the departments of PEC Chandigarh postings have seen a growth in both the median and maximum wage packages. Top recruiters include Samsung Research Lab, HP India, Bank of America, KPMG, Blue Star, Cisco, Hero, Indian Navy, DE Shaw, Mahindra & Mahindra, Yahoo, Microsoft, TCS, Trident, Maruti Suzuki, IBM and San Disk.

Undergraduate Placements at PEC University of Technology

Year No. of students placed Median Salary No. of students selected for Higher Studies
2017-18 366 6.5 LPA 41
2018-19 419 7 LPA 54
2019-20 533 8.71 LPA 46

Postgraduate Placements at PEC University of Technology

Year No. of students placed Median Salary No. of students selected for Higher Studies
2017-18 97 4.9 LPA 19
2018-19 116 6.25 LPA 27
2019-20 78 5.5 LPA 14

PEC University of Technology: Scholarships

PEC Chandigarh offers a variety of scholarship programmes to assist students in funding their education. PEC Chandigarh has partnered with a variety of organisations over the course of more than 90 years, including government, private, regional, and other institutions. Students can participate in these programmes based on their credentials, such as past exam scores, the category to which they belong, such as minority community, SC/ST/OBC, and the type of handicap they have, among other things. National scholarships, scholarships for diaspora children and SC students, scholarships for the minority community, and so on are some of the scholarship programmes offered by PEC Chandigarh.

The three most prominent scholarships available in this institution are:

  • All ST/SC students who have cleared all of their tests up to the previous year and are not on academic or disciplinary probation are eligible for a half-fee scholarship on tuition.
  • On the basis of branch-wise merit, one student from each branch is granted Scholarship Merit in the form of a full tuition fee waiver.
  • Fee waivers are available for students from economically disadvantaged sections, women, and those with disabilities.

PEC University of Technology: FAQs

Question: Is PEC University of Technology a government institute?

Answer: Yes, PEC is a government institute, operated by the Punjab government.

Question: What are the hostel charges in PEC University of Technology?

Answer: The hostel charge along with mess charges is 73,100 INR per year in which 5000 INR is the caution money which is refundable on leaving the college by submitting a NOC (No Objection Certificate) issued by the college itself.

Question: What was the highest package during on campus placement in PEC University of Technology?

Answer: Highest package stands at 42 Lakhs INR per annum given to 8 students by Microsoft in the year 2020.

Question: Do PEC University of Technology accept NRI admission?

Answer: Yes, PEC University of Technology accepts NRI admission. A valid SAT score is required for admissions in this institution through NRI quota.

Question: Who are some of the famous notable personalities of PEC University of Technology?

Answer: Sunil Saigal, Dean of Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology ; Aspal Bhatti - comedian and film-maker ; Sonny Singh - Senior Vice President, Oracle ; Late Kalpana Chawla - the first Indian woman to go into space ; Rajan Kohli, CMO, Wipro ; Gurkirpal Singh, designer of the guidance system for NASA Mars Curiosity Rover ; Madan Lal Singla, the brain behind India's Moon Impact Probe of Chandrayaan-1 and many more are some of the famous personalities who graduated from PEC University of Technology.