Pondicherry engineering college is an Institution promoted and fully funded by the Government of Puducherry. The College was started in the year 1984. The College has been growing from strength to strength since its inception.
Pondicherry Engineering College is a partner Institute in TEQIP-III, which aims at twinning arrangements to build capacity and improve performance of participating Institutes. It is an autonomous Institution for the purposes of administration, staff recruitment and College development and is managed by a Board of Governors. PEC is ranked 76 in Engineering Category by NIRF India Rankings 2019.
The Civil Engineering Department offers UG programme in Civil Engineering and PG programmes in Structural Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The department is bestowed with well-equipped laboratories, highly qualified and dedicated faculty with rich experience, and skilled and committed supporting staff. The department offers consultancy and testing services to various Government bodies, Public & Private sector organizations. Conducting seminars, Workshops and Conferences on the latest developments in the field of Civil Engineering has been the regular feature in the department. The department is a recognized QIP Centre of the AICTE for both M.Tech and Ph.D programmes.
Puducherry attracted the attention of international community owing to phenomenal growth in software and Information technology sector. It has become the hub for infrastructural activity than ever before. Construction in and around Puducherry picked up enormously, shaping into a major industry to reckon. Advances in the areas of construction materials, machinery and methodologies rendered construction more challenging, requiring a great deal of technical and managerial care to cope up with the current needs of construction industry. In this scenario, the Civil engineering department, PEC shouldered the responsibility to bridge the gap by organizing a Conference at International level on "Advances in Materials and Structures, AMAS 2020" for the benefit of Civil Engineering fraternity.
The two-day International Conference aims at providing a platform for academics, researchers, professionals and the students for dissemination of knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering and to discuss the advances in construction materials and special structures.