Monday, December 3, 2012

State-of-the-art Engineering College in Chandigarh

Popularly known as the City Beautiful, the union territory of Chandigarh serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. The city boasts of a large number of educational institutes offering degree courses in several academic fields. Of late, the city has become a favourite destination for students not only across north India but across the nation as well. Starting from primary education to higher studies, the city has an extensive network of education offering general courses to engineering and medical.

Home to some of the premier engineering institutes not only in north India, but also in the country, engineering happens to be one of the most sought-after courses. Both government and private engineering colleges are there in Chandigarh. Let us focus on one such engineering institute.

Established in 2001, the Chandigarh Group of Colleges has become one of the leading educational groups of the country. The group began its first campus at Landran in 2001 with only 100 students and two major courses on offer— Bachelors of Computer Application (BCA) and Masters of Computer Application (MCA).

Barely a decade down the line, the institute boasts of a strength of 7000 students studying 20 different professional courses in various encompassing Computer Applications, Engineering, Pharmacy, Business Management, Hotel Management, and Bio Technology. Keeping in mind the demand in other sectors, the institute has deviated into other fields of study. These include Airlines & Tourism, Pharma-Chemistry, Animation, and Journalism and Mass Communication.

As number of students increased, so did the popularity of this institute. The popularity rose manifold which resulted in the construction of another campus at Gharuan near Mohali. The campus, spread over acres of land, is known as ‘Punjab’s first integrated campus’.

Courses Offered

Some of the courses offered by the institute are Bachelor of Technology in fields like Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Postgraduate courses are offered in fields like Information Technology and Computer Science and Engineering. All the courses are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi, and the college is affiliated to the Punjab Technical University.


Chandigarh Engineering College has one of the best infrastructures. Dynamic in nature, the institute offers all kinds of facilities that are required for the all-round development of the students. The institute has computer laboratories and server rooms that are well-equipped with all kinds of facilities. Latest hardware and software computing facilities are provided as per the scheme of examinations. The entire computer laboratory is connected with a High-Speed switched Ethernet Network.

The department of Mechanical Engineering has a well-equipped workshop complex comprising of planer, lathes, shaper, grinder, welding, fitting and carpentry shop, electrical shop and foundry shop. The department also has state-of-the-art laboratories.

All the departments have experienced and dedicated faculties and the infrastructure is updated on a regular basis. Pretty often seminars and conferences are held where attendance of students are compulsory. The department has already conducted a national level seminar on ‘Trends in Mechanical Engineering’.

Understanding the importance of Internet in today’s world, the campus has been provided with Wireless Connection so that students can access the Internet from anywhere in the campus. Spacious e-classrooms with modern technical aids are available to the students.

The central library of the Chandigarh engineering college in fully computerized with a huge collection of books. Otherwise also the library subscribes to online resources and several e-journals and also has a collection of over 550 DVDs and CDs.

The college also provides residential accommodations for all outstation candidates. Separate hostels for boys and girls are available with all kinds of amenities. The college also has a strong placement record and almost all students are placed Choosing a proper career path is one of the most important decisions in one’s life. The epitome of quality education Chandigarh Engineering College helps in realizing the dreams of many students.

About the Author:

The author of this guest post is a professional writer and writes about current education trends in India.  By this post, she wants to share her views on Engineering colleges in Chandigarh, an higher education hub in North India.


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