PEC finalises vision document
Chandigarh, January 4th 2007, Tribune News Service
The vision statement of the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) has been finalised. Written by a five-member committee, it will be tabled in the meeting of the board of governors. Other than vision and mission statements, the draft suggests strategies and lists focus areas.
The vision statement is the basic blueprint for various future policies of the administration.
It says the PEC is to strive to become a centre of excellence in technical education and research and to occupy a place amongst the most eminent institutions of the nation.
The mission includes an objective to augment the presence of international students to 10 per cent.
Known for focus on theoretical knowledge, it has added in its mission: to achieve excellence in application-oriented research in selected areas of technology to contribute to the development of the region and the nation.
The strategies include upgradation of teaching and evaluation methodologies to the standards of leading institutions of the world, enhance interaction with industry, augment the proportion of postgraduate students in the college to at least 30 per cent and sponsor and encourage publication of books and monographs of original works by the faculty.
In order to encourage research activities, the committee members have said the college should select and develop centers of research in areas of immediate relevance to the industry and enterprise in the region; strengthen PhD programme by enrolling increasing number of full-time students; encourage research and development of cooperation with faculty of IITs and other reputed institutions and industrial organisations and setting up an incubation park.
The committee has also suggested that the college simplify the procedures and increase awareness towards individual responsibility and develop a support system both for students and faculty.
The college will strive to pay emphasis on improving academic performance of students admitted on preferential basis and building additional hostel facilities for students.
In order to involve alumni, a data base of alumni to enhance networking will be created. Establishment of an alumni centre with help from alumni is also a part of the vision.
The college will also collect archival material to prepare the history of the college.
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