PEC University of Technology celebrated its 96th foundation day on 9th November 2017. The ceremony was graced by Dr. P. V. Rao, former principal of PEC, as the Chief Guest. Before the ceremony started, the Chief Guest and the alumni were received by Director Dr. Manoj K Arora and the Dean Alumni Dr. K K. Gogna in the Director’s office.

The ceremony began by lighting of the lamp and the playing of the PEC anthem, following which the Chief Guest addressed the audience. "It's great to be here after so many years and see the younger generation go through the same path of learning" said Dr. Rao. Speaking about the rich history of the institution, he motivated the students to keep up its glory and prestige. The institution's journey from a college in Lahore to one of the most renowned universities in India was showcased through a video.

The award for Young Research Fellowship Program went to Chirag Sachdeva, for his exemplary contribution in the field of research and innovation. The award ceremony was followed by an address by Dean Academic Affairs, Dr. Parveen Kalra and Mr. Rakesh Sharma, a 1976 alumnus of the institution, who further encouraged the students to apply for the program and hence get benefit from the various opportunities it has to offer.

Distinguished alumnus awards for Excellence in Career were awarded to Mr. Dinesh Khanna, Mr. Sanjeev Bhavnani, Ms. kalpana Chwal and Mr. Vinod Sood for their achievements. Dr. Prem Atreja, an acquaintance of Ms. Kalpana Chawla, received the award on the her behalf. While the award for Contribution to the Institute went to Mr. Parveer Sinha. The alumni were presented with a memento, citation and a shawl.

Mr.Vinod Kumar Aggarwal, another awardee for excellence in career, asked the students to remain updated on the trends of technology in India, which would help them become better engineers and innovators. Citation of the awards was read by Dr. J D Sharma, Coordinator Alumni Affairs.

Light hearted breaks in the form of Bhangra, Qawali, skit and a dance kept the environment cheerful and lively. The performances were met with cheer of appreciation from the audience. A proud day for PEC University of Technology, Foundation Day Ceremony was closed with the National Anthem, filling everyone with sense of nostalgia towards their Alma Mater and their country.