Around 200 Pecobians attend alumni meet
Chandigarh, January 7th 2007, Tribune News Service
Around 200 members of the Punjab Engineering College Old Students Association met at the college, here today. Addressing the alumni, Dr Vijay Gupta, Director, PEC assured the old students that having been declared a deemed university, it was now the endeavour of the college to produce world-class engineers whose academic skills and talents will be second to none.
Giving them an insight into the recently charted out vision statement of the PEC, the director called upon the alumni to come forward and the support the college management in achieving those goals.
On being asked about placements, Dr Gupta replied that most of the students have two job offers in hand before they finish their course. He emphasised that a redeeming feature of the placement pattern this year was that nearly half of these jobs were in the engineering sector, which was indeed the objective of the college.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vikram Hans, President, PECOSA, assured Dr Gupta that the alumni would contribute their best in ensuring that the PEC attains its vision. A particular area where the Director sought the help of the alumni was in setting up an endowment fund to finance the visits of internationally and nationally renowned academicians, who could guide the students in thinking beyond the boundaries of their regular curriculum.
Mr Hans lauded the efforts being put in by Dr Gupta in ushering in changes in the college that, he stressed, were bound to have a far-reaching impact. Mr Anurag Aggarwal, General Secretary PECOSA, gave the vote of thanks.
Earlier in the day, PECOSA organised a 20 over cricket match between the President's Eleven and the Director's Eleven which resulted in a nail-biting finish with both teams tied at 113 runs.
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