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A Bill has been passed by the union territory assembly receiving the Presidential assent to upgrade the state-run Pondicherry Engineering College into a technological university
This university will now be affiliated and will be involved in teaching and research. The university will also facilitate and promote higher studies, research work, technology, product innovation and advanced work in science, technology, architecture and management as per the Gazette notification.
Puducherry already has a central university known as Pondicherry University (PU) and it is one of the oldest and renowned central university in India located in Kalapet, Pondicherry City, Union Territory of Puducherry. All colleges of the UT including the engineering and medical colleges are affiliated to it.
According to the Puducherry Technological University Act, the Chancellor of the University will be the Lt Governor of the Union Territory and his Pro-Chancellor will be the Secretary to the territorial government (higher education).
Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC) is an autonomous institute located in East Coast Road in Pondicherry on the border of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. It was founded in 1984 under the Five Year Plan of India. It is sponsored by the Union Territory of Puducherry and is affiliated to Pondicherry University.
It is a good initiative to upgrade the existing engineering college into a technological university. This will help the varsity to improve quality education and research output.
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