Engineers Day

PEC celebrates "Engineers Day" on September 15 every year to commemorate the birthday of the legendary Engineer Sir M.Visvesvaraya (1861-1962). Engineers Day is a celebration of everything engineering has to offer. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers our cell phones, engineers and computer scientists do the things that make our 21st-century world work.

Engineers Day celebrations at PEC, an annual event sponsored by a coalition of more than 100 professionals from Industry dedicated to promote mathematics and science literacy and ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. There are all kinds of things to see and do at Engineers Day. You’ll be able to explore many of our research and computer labs to see what our students do.

Both the Industry and Academia have equal responsibility to share to ensure that the engineers become ready to face the growing and ever-changing need in this knowledge era. PEC has an important role in this Endeavour.

Engineers' Day at PEC, 16th September 2016

Engineers' Day at PEC, 15th September 2015

Engineer’s Day was celebrated on 15th September 2014 in PEC University of Technology to commemorate the birthday of Bharat Ratna awardee Sir MokshagundamVisvesvaraya, a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1918.He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya.

The event commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony followed by Sarasvati Vandana. Chief Guest for the event was Rear Admiral B.R. Taneja, Director General, Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishments (WESEE), who is also an alumnus of PEC 1980 batch. Director Dr. Manoj Arora welcomed the chief guest and expressed his views on the future engineering applications and initiating undergraduates in research projects. Rear Admiral Taneja gave a presentation titled ‘Indian Navy -Harbinger of Technology’ which enlightened the students about the cutting-edge technology currently being deployed in the Indian Navy and job prospects in the Navy. He also shared anecdotes from his life in the college and Navy. The event was also attended by Deputy Director Prof. Sanjeev Sofat, Dean of Academic Affairs Prof. Praveen Kalra, Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Perminderjit Singh and other faculty members.

Engineers Day (15th September) was celebrated on 16th September’kk 2013 in PEC University of Technology to commemorate the birthday of Sir MokshagundamVisvesvaraya, a legendary engineer and a scholar. The event started with the lamp lighting ceremony by Director Dr. Manoj Arora. Guest of honour for the event was Dr. Sachdeva, Principal at PEC from 1969- 1977.

Director Dr. Manoj Arora talked about the importance of engineering in context of the current scenario. Prof. Arora also impressed upon the theme of this year's engineer's day "Frugal Engineering – Achieving More with Fewer Resources". He said, it is indeed a challenge for the engineers in future, particularly, in India. A presentation on history and various aspects of civil engineering was by Mr. Pramod Ralhan, a PEC alumnus of 1984 Civil Engineering batch and Director at Design Solutions Inc. In addition there were two presentations by FSAE and Moon Buggy Project teams who have participated in competitions / projects at National and International level. Dr. Uma Batra (Professor and Head, Metallurgy Engineering Department and Dean RP&D)thanked the dignitaries present.