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Chandigarh, October 10th 2008, Express News Service

The Punjab Engineering College took up as many as 100 consultancy projects in the last year, which resulted in a turnover of Rs 60 lakh for the college, said Dr Manoj Dutta, director of the institute at a press conference today.

The college authorities said they aim to increase the number of such projects to 150. Elaborating upon the controversy regarding the change of the name of the institute, Dutta, said a decision would be taken, after consulting the views of the alumni.

A committee had earlier been formed regarding this, after the college had been granted the status of a deemed university. No decision could, however, be taken.

Dr Dutta said: “There is no controversy regarding the change in name. It's just that the alumni don’t want PEC to lose its originality and as a result, we have not reached a conclusion yet.”

The convocation of the Punjab Engineering College is to start on Saturday.

Giving details of the consultancy projects, the authorities said these were regarding the energy audit of Chandigarh, construction of a steel bridge, the Hydro electrical project among others.

Dutta said, “We have many ongoing projects and are expecting more. Our aim is not to commercialise our services but if they can be put to use for important projects, we are always ready.”

The campus has also signed MoU's with different companies and has undertaken projects for them as well.

Dr K K Garg, Training and Placement Officer, said placements in the campus have grown better with an increase in the packages offered by the companies by 20 per cent.

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