Punjab Engineering College (deemed to be University), is an engineering institute located in the city of Chandigarh, India. Founded in 1921, it has its roots in Lahore as Mugalpura Engineering College. It is one of the oldest educational institutes in India.

It shifted to its present campus in 1953 as PEC affiliated to Panjab University. The institute became Deemed University in 2003 through a MHRD notification and rechristened as PEC University of Technology in 2009. It is a Grant-in-Aid institution under administration of Union Territory of Chandigarh, Government of India. The institute has a 146 acres sprawling and pious campus and is house of Chandigarh College of Architecture also.

The institute is headed by a Director on 5 years tenure; a position, which is equivalent to Vice Chancellor of Universities. The institute offers 8 Undergraduate B. E. Programmes and 14 Post graduate M. E. Programmes in various disciplines of engineering and technology. After becoming University, the institute has also started PhD programme in various disciplines of engineering, science, management, humanities and social sciences. The admission to UG and PG programmes are made through national level examinations namely JEE (Mains) and GATE respectively.

With a history of about 95 years now, the institute has produced a number of alumni who have earned name and fame both for themselves and the institute. The foundation day of the Institute which is celebrated on 9th November reminds us of its rich heritage.