Punjab Engineering College (PEC), regarded as leader in Geospatial Technology in North India, now signs an MoU with ESRI India, which is a leader in the field, to disseminate the information and awareness about GIS/Remote Sensing and Digital Mapping. The MoU was signed by Prof. Manoj K. Arora (Director, PEC) and Mr. Agendra Kumar (President, ESRI India) at PEC on 6.12.2017.

The main aim of the MoU is to give support to various government programs like Smart Cities, Digital India, Clean Ganga etc. Apart from project and consultancy, this collaboration will work towards capacity building for the Geospatial Technology. This collaboration also supports the vision and mission of PEC to become Centre of Excellence in Technical Education and Research and to occupy a place amongst the most eminent institutions of the nation.

“The future lies in the study of geospatial data and due to un-availability of the expertise in the relevant field, the need of such a centre becomes all the more significant” said Dr.  Manoj K. Arora, Director PEC. Further, Mr. Agendra Kumar, President, ESRI India shared that it is extensively working with colleges, universities and research institutes to build GIS capacity and to address the changing skill requirements and resource shortage”.

The ceremony was attended by various Deans, Heads of the departments and ESRI representatives.