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Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Uniiversity of Technology, Chandigarh, hosted its 47th Annual Convocation ceremony on Saturday at Indradhanush Auditorium, Sector 5, Panchkula. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, Chairman of Axilor Ventures and Co-Founder of Infosys.
To mark the beginning of the event, an Academic Procession was lead forward by Gopalakrishnan, Som Mittal, Chairman, Board of Governors, Prof. Manoj K Arora, Director PEC, Manish Jindal, Registrar, PEC and other dignitaries. This was followed by the PEC Anthem after which Som Mittal declared the convocation open.
Prof Arora welcomed the BOG members, Senate members, dignitaries, faculty, staff and students and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. He also unveiled the PEC Annual Report. He spoke on matters of critical importance and highlighted the immense development that had taken place in terms of setting a precedent for academics, where whopping 76 per cent have secured placements, while the rest opted for higher studies both in and outside the country.
He also emphasised on the vast opportunities that had been created for the students through avenues such as EIC, where the students were given a platform to kick-start their entrepreneurial career.