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Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, Punjab
Address:Near Chandigarh
Landran (District Mohali)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 140307


Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is managed by Society: Shri Guru Ram Dass Educational Socity (Regd.). Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab was established on / in 2002.


Principal of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is Dr H.S. Saini 97790-84445.

Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is situated in Landran of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is 0172-3984207.

Contact Person(s) of the Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is (are): Dr GD Bansal (Director General) 98159-48415.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab are Director (HR&Admn): Er AC Sharma - 098159-93196.

email ID(s) is Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC) Landran Punjab

Website of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab is www.cgc.edu.in.

Chairman : 98761-34000, 98147-34900.
General Secretary : 98147-34800.
Registrar : Nirankar Singh.


Contact Details of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab are : Telephone: +91-172-3984200, 3984203,5082783, 5082784, 0160-2250787-90, 3984272
First batch got 100% placement.
Principal:98159-48415
Chief Warden Hostel 98766-44668

Rajwinder Singh
Head, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
Phone : +91-0172-3984200 Ext 216, +91-0172-3984216 (Direct)
+ 91-9781925246 (Mobile), EMail:cecm.cse@gmail.com

Following colleges are different (but located in the same campus):
Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran
CGC College of Engineering, Landran

Other colleges of Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran (Mohali)
CGC Institute of Architecture Gharuan, Mohali
Chandigarh College of Hospitality, Landran
Chandigarh College of Pharmacy CCP, Landran
Chandigarh Business School CBS, Landran
Chandigarh College of Education CCE Mohali, Landran
Chandigarh Polytechnic College, Gharuan
CGC School of Animation and Technology, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
Chandigarh Business School, Gharuan Village
CGC Technical Campus, Jhanjeri
Chandigarh University, Gharuan
CGC College of Engineering, Landran


Courses

MCA
MBA
BCA
B.Tech (CSE, EEE, IT, ME, ECE)


Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran Punjab runs course(s) in Engineering, Computer Applications stream(s).

Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC) is affiliated with Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar (Punjab)


Profile of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC)

E-Libraries and Journals
CGC has computerized libraries. To encourage research activities and advanced reading, our libraries have memberships of many e-journals and databases of ASME. IEEE and ACM. This gives access to articles, books, and reference material online. The libraries have 129 web-based and 110 video courses prepared by the faculty of IITs and other leading institutions of India. These courses are taught over the Internet. The central library of Chandigarh Engineering College is computerized and is stocked with thousands of books authored by authorities on the subject. The intake of books is a regular feature in the library and no important title related to thea courses of study is missed. In addition to the course books general books for personality development, general knowledge, handbooks, yearbooks, reference books etc. are also added to the collections. The library subscribes to national and international subject journals, magazines of current interest along with national and regional dailies to keep the students abreast with the day to day happenings in the world and their fields of study. The duplex library is tastefully furnished and it can seat 200 students at a time in its spacious reading halls. The serene atmosphere in the library with rows of neatly stacked books plays a major role in attracting the students to the library for serious study and supplementing their class notes.

The central library has a collection of 20582 volumes and subscribes to 54 periodicals. Apart from books it has a huge collection of Audio video material, CDs & DVDs. The library maintains a separate 'Book Bank' collection exclusively for the meritorious students.

Laboratories
Engineering
Our Engineering Colleges possess well equipped workshops and labs including Communication Skills Lab. Chemistry Lab. Physics Lab. Hardware Lab (DCLD). Software Labs. Microprocessor Lab. Network and Electronic Devices Lab. Analog and Integrated Circuit Lab. Controls Lab. Instrumentation Lab. Theory of Machines Lab. Strength of Materials Lab. Applied Thermodynamics Lab. Manufacturing Processes Lab. Fluid Mechanics &- Fluid Machinery Lab. Engineering Materials and Metallurgy Lab. Refrigeration &. Air Conditioning Lab. Autocad and CAD/CAM Lab with high end CAD/CAM software.

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Rajinder Kumar Gupta versus Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC) Landran (Near Chandigarh)

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Rajinder Kumar Gupta,
S/o.Sh. Dev Raj Gupta,
# B-52, Model Town,
Patiala. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Principal,
Chandigarh Engg. College,
Landran, District Mohali. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1229 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) S. Narankar Singh, Registrar,on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has pointed out in a written submission that Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, is a private unaided college, which does not receive any financial assistance from the government and, therefore, it is not a public authority as defined in the RTI Act, 2005. The contention of the respondent is found to be correct and he is, therefore, under no obligation to supply any information to the applicant under the RTI Act.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
16th April, 2010

Parivartan begins on rowdy note

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, organised a roadshow to mark the beginning of a two-day festival, ‘Parivartan’.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, president, CGC, flagged off a rally of a large number of students on bikes, cars, buses, jeeps and trucks from the college campus.

Sandhu said both education and entertainment were equally important for personality development and this was one such effort.

The main attraction of the event was Harbhajan Mann’s performance. The rally passed through various locations in Mohali and Chandigarh, including the PCL roundabout, MCM College, Panjab University and GCG -11.

What was supposed to be an awareness rally by the students of the college turned out to be a hooligan’s show on the city’s busiest roads. Rowdy students were hanging out of the windows of moving cars, those who were riding two-wheelers were without helmets and some were seated atop bonnets and bumpers of jeeps.

Other than waving and hooting at passers-by, the students caused traffic jams. Throwing rules and regulations to the winds, these students flouted every possible traffic rule.

Interestingly, the police remained a mute spectator.


Recruitment by Accenture

Accenture , a $ 16.65 billion MNC, will hold joint placements of 2008 batch BTech and MCA students at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, on August 4.

As many as 5,200 students from 53 colleges of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal have been short-listed by this company out of a total of 7,200 applicants. The candidates will have to appear in a written test on August 4 at the Landran campus of the CEC.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, president, of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, say the IT software and services industry has grown rapidly over the last decade.

Placement drive at CEC

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will hold joint placements at the Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, on Sunday.

Graduates and postgraduates in BE, BTech, ME, MTech, MSc, MCA, MCM, MS, CA, ICWA, MBA and PGDIT with minimum 50 per cent marks from matric onwards, having two to eight years of experience, are eligible to appear.

The registration of candidates will be done from 9 am to 1 pm.

Giving details about the company, Chandigarh Group of Colleges chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu and president Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal said the TCS was an IT services, business solution and outsourcing organisation.

They are the first organisation to achieve an enterprise-wide maturity level five on both the CMMI and the P-CMM.

It has been among the top two IT organisations for the past four years.

Principal Dr G.D. Bansal opined that a number of engineering and other graduates and postgraduates of Punjab and neighboring states were underemployed or dissatisfied with their present jobs.

The drive would provide an opportunity to students for a switchover to an IT major, he added.

Joint recruitment drive at Landran college

Life Business Projects has been conducting a joint recruitment drive at Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, from April 3-7. 2,579 students from 22 colleges of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, are participating in this drive. BTech students of electronics and communications, computer science, information technology, mechanical and electrical engineering branches and students of MBA, LLB, LLM are eligible to appear.

Landran students top PTU exam

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, have topped Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, in electronics and communication engineering (ECE), mechanical (ME) and electrical engineering (EE) while in CSE, a student of LIT, Phagwara, and in IT, a student of the BSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib, has won the top position in the fifth semester exam held in January.

In all, 11 students of the CEC have secured positions in merit list. CEC, Landran, is followed by LIT, Phagwara (8), DAVIET, Jalandhar, ACET, Amritsar (5), BCE, Ludhiana, RIMIT, Mandi Gobindgarh, SVIET, Ramnagar (3 each), BEC, Fatehgarh Sahib, GGSCET, Talwandi Sabo, LCET, Ludhiana, SUS, Tangori, SBS, Ferozepur, SBBS, Padhiana, Chitkara, Jansla, (2 each) and BKSEC Amritsar, PCET, BGIET, SSIET, GGS, Kharar, DBEC, SBBSI, GNDEC, Ludhiana (1each).

All students in the merit list would be given scholarships of Rs 5000 per head and others with 80 per cent and more marks would be given cash prizes.


Placement for CECs MBA batch

Standard Chartered Bank held joint campus interviews of MBA students at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran near here for the posts of relationship officers, senior relationship officers and assistant managers. The students of CMTR, Kharar and SASIT Mohali also participated in this interview.

Mr Devender Sharma, Centre Manager, Punjab, Mr Nitin Trikha, Area Sales Manager and Mr Amit Manchanda, territory manager conducted screening of candidates followed by a written test. Mr Sharma informed that the selected students will be given a minimum package of Rs 108000 per annum along with other perks. The package could be higher depending upon the capabilities of an individual, he added. He further told them that people working in this bank possess a bright future.

Standard Chartered Bank has a history of over 150 years in banking. It operates in most of the world’s fastest growing markets with a global network of over 1400 branches in more than 50 countries of the world including USA, UK, Asia Pacific Region, South Asia and middle East and Africa.

Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, Chandigarh Group of Colleges expressed their happiness over the placement drive of this reputed bank in CEC.

Arun overall topper at CEC Landran

SAS Nagar, October 12: One hundred and thirty eight students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, near here, secured more than 80 per cent marks in MBA, MCA and B.Tech examinations conducted by the Punjab Technical University (PTU) in June this year.

Arun Bhardwaj, a student of MCA-VI, became an overall topper of the college and created a record by securing 96.3 per cent marks.

Five students secured above 95 pc while another ten secured above 90 pc marks in these exams. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, and Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, president, CEC, Landran, announced scholarship of Rs 5000 to Arun Bhardwaj and cash prizes to others including Arun Sharma (96 pc), Babbaljeet Kaur (95.5 pc), Rupinder Saini (95.5 pc), Saurabh Walia (95 pc), Purnanga Prema Borah (93.8 pc), Parkash Soni (92.5 pc), Shruti Mitra (92.5 pc), Ishiwinder Pal Singh (91.3 pc), Navaljit Singh (91.3 pc), Deepmala, Manoj Kumar, Parminder Singh, Silky Sehgal and Surjit Kaur, all securing 90 pc.

All the students securing first, second and third positions in their respective classes would be given cash prizes of Rs 2000, 1000 and 500 respectively while all the remaining students securing above 80 pc marks would be given cash prizes.


Advisory council of engineering college holds meeting

The Advisory Council of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, in its meeting held at Chandigarh yesterday planned various academic and other activities for the year 2004-05. A number of issues, including placement of students, industry-institute interaction, providing more incentives to the students excelling in academics and sports were discussed.

Placements opportunities for students were discussed. The importance of overall personality development was appreciated.

To achieve the target of 100 per cent placements, the institute plans to reinforce its existing training and placement cell. Experts from the human resource development departments of various industries will be invited to deliver lectures and guiding the students.It also plans to establish a close liaison with the industries to develop a meaningful industry-institute interaction.

It was decided that all students securing more than 80 per cent marks in PTU exams would be given cash prizes. Those excelling in sports and extra-curricular activities would also be awarded. It was also decided that the Institute would strive to get the number of seats in the existing disciplines increased.

The council consists of Dr Baljeet S. Kapoor, Principal, Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh, Dr B.S. Sohi, Principal, PUIET, Chandigarh, Dr J.K. Arora, former Professor of PEC, Mr Perminderjit Singh, Assistant Professor, PEC, Dr B.S. Pabla, Professor, NITTTR, Chandigarh, Dr Navneet Arora, Dr Joginder Kaushal, former Director, of Punjabi University, Patiala, and Dr Satinder Kaur Dhillon, Principal of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh.

The council congratulated the institute for having been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certificate in recognition of its quality standards



Pre final year CEC students get jobs

A number of pre-final year students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, have got job offers from some leading companies of the country.

All final-year students of the college, who would pass out in August, had been already recruited by reputed companies.

However, it was almost unbelievable for the students of pre-final year class when they received job offers from companies like IFLEX and Birlasoft.

Tarun Jain of CSE, Savdeep Kaur, Amit Vanjani and Navjot Singh of ECE, Nipun Loomba of ME and Harmeet Minhas of MCA, all pre-final year students, say they never thought of getting jobs with pay package of more than Rs 2.2 lakh per annum before even entering the final year of their respective courses.

Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, said the college was gaining new heights every year. While all students going to pass out in August this year have been already recruited by various MNCs and other leading companies, the job offers to pre-final year students was yet another feather in the cap of the college, they added.

Dr G.D. Bansal, Principal, said a number of companies, including Syntel, Birlasoft, Persistent Systems, Hewitt Associates and IFLEX, had already held interviews for recruitment of students passing out in 2007.

Campus interviews at Landran college

Persistent Systems Pvt.Ltd, Pune, ranked as the 11th fastest growing Indian company, selected Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran (Mohali), for holding campus recruitments of final year B.Tech (CSE, IT) and final year MCA students. Candidates from other Institutes, including UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh, have also been asked to report at CEC, Landran for appearing in this interview.

Persistent, the first company established in 1990 in Software Technology Park, Pune, is one of the top 100 IT companies of India. The recruitment tests will include Technical Test, Programming Test, Group Discussion, Technical Interview and Personal Interview.

IT Director visits Landran colleges

Mr Vivek Atray, Director, Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration, inaugurated a sip-n-bite outlet for the staff and students of the Chandigarh College of Hotel Management, Landran. He also addressed a seminar at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran.

Mr Atray congratulated the CEC for getting a number of students passing out in July 2006 already placed and promising to extend help in securing placements of the others.

Speaking on the occasion, he highlighted the growth of IT in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. He remarked that 375 acres had been earmarked for IT companies and almost all leading companies, including Infosys, Wipro, IBM, DLF, Outerbay, were going to start functioning in the near future.

He expressed hope that 25,000 jobs would be created not only for engineers but for graduates and other persons also. Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman, and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, welcomed the chief guest. Dr G.D. Bansal, Principal, landed the contribution of Mr Atray in bringing Chandigarh on the international map of IT.

Engineering college gets nod to increase seats

The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi, has accorded approval to the Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, for increasing in number of seats in electronics and communication engineering as well as computer science and engineering by 30 each.

Addressing mediapersons here today, Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu chairman, and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, remarked that this had been done after teams of the AICTE during their inspections had expressed satisfaction with the infrastructural facilities and faculty of the college. “In view the world class facilities available in this college, that the college was first granted ISO 9001:2000 certificate last year and University of Wolver Hampton, U.K. had entered into a collaboration with this college recently,” said Mr Sandhu.

The Principal, Dr. G.D.Bansal said this increase in the sanctioned seats of this college by the AICTE showed that standards maintained by this college. In his opinion “We are passing through a world of stiff competition these days. Parents and students are extremely choosy in selecting the appropriate college”, he said.

Freshers welcomed with a party

Senior students of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, arranged a fresher’s party, “Fire and Ice”, to welcome the newcomers to the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, including Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Chandigarh College of Hotel Management and Chandigarh College of Education.

Chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu and general secretary Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal were the chief guests of the function.

The programme started with the invocation song by Jasbir Singh followed by a variety of cultural events presented by the students of these colleges.

The western dance presented by students of hotel management, bhangra by students of Engineering College and gidha by students of B.Ed won special applause.

Prerna of B.Ed College exhibited her talent with a classical dance. Comedy skits “Teen Mastane” by students of the HMCT and “Pappu Ki Shaadi” by students of BSs Airlines were presented.

The students of B Pharmacy and D Pharmacy won the hearts of the audience with their songs.

The highlight of the function was a fashion show. The contestants were put through a general round, presentation round and a talent round.

Rajbir Singh of Engineering College and Manmeet Kaur of B.Ed College were selected Mr and Miss Fresher, respectively.

Dr G.D. Bansal, Principal, CEC, distributed prizes to the winners. Speaking on the occasion, he highlighted the importance of time and education and advised the students to fix their priorities accordingly.

Ms Sushma Sharma, Ms Bhanu Vig and Dr Harpreet Kaur, Principals of the college of Pharmacy, College of HM, and the College of Education, also interacted with students.


Engineering students shine

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, have brought laurels to the college in various sports events during the second Inter-College Weightlifting Championship organised by Punjab Technical University.

They won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals in weightlifting while they also got one gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the best physique championship. This was the second consecutive year when this college students dominated the championship.

Damandeep Samra, Bikram Singh Sandhu and Aman Rajput won gold medals in weightlifting, while Amandeep Cheema won silver medal. Parmod Malhotra and Pritpal Singh got bronze medals.

In power lifting competition, Amandeep Cheema and Bikram Sandhu won gold medals, Jagjeet Singh won silver and Damandeep Samra won bronze medal. In best physique championship, Surjeet Kumar won gold, Bikram Singh and Rahul Dhaiya won silver, while Pritpal Singh won bronze medal.

Landran college ties up with UK university

The Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC) Landran, here has tied up with Wolverhampton University, UK. The collaboration would facilitate staff and student exchange programmes between the two institutes and enhance placements prospects for the CEC students in UK.

Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman, CEC, who is back from the UK after finalising the modalities for the tie-up, said a high-powered team of the UK-based university would visit their institute this month to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU). He said the CEC had started the process for the mutual association in February and invited a team of academicians from Wolverhampton University to their college.

The university team, after assessing the CEC for various academic and professional parameters, invited its management to Wolverhampton University. They also held discussions with Professor Gattings, Dean Academics and Prof Robert Moreton, Dean of Schools, who apprised the CEC team of the academic programmes in computer science and application, electronics and communications, mechanical and electrical engineering and business administration.

They also met Krystyna Nosek, industrial placements officer and discussed the scope for higher studies and placements in UK, said Mr Sandhu. He revealed that Wolverhampton University had also offered to start their courses at the CEC. “We will write to the All-India Council for Technical Education and Punjab Technical University regarding the proposal and seek their permission to start the courses,” he said.

Mr R.S. Dhaliwal, general secretary of the college said they discussed areas of mutual cooperation. “They also promised better placements to our students abroad,” he said. He stated that both institutes would work towards curriculum development, teachers training, research, consultancy and placements. “We are giving final touches to the proposal for implementation. The university would also offer financial concessions to our students taking admission at Wolverhampton University,” he said.


16 Landran college students excel

Sixteen students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, studying in the different semesters of B. Tech courses, have secured top positions on the merit list released by Punjab Technical university (PTU). The PTU had conducted the B.Tech examinations in December, 2004.

According to the information released by the university, Ashish Paul of mechanical engineering has secured 90.3 per cent marks in the first semester while Ruchika Nangia of electronics and communications engineering (first semester) got 87.2 per cent marks. Kiranjot Grewal of third semester and Harshna Sharma of the first semester electronics and communications engineering secured 86.9 per cent marks in their respective classes. Parminder Kaur of the fifth semester, Savdeep Kaur and Gaganpreet Kaur of the third semester of electronics and communications engineering got 86.8, 86.2 and 86.1 per cent marks.

Other students who have figured on the top 10 list are Pallavi Garg (third semester) ECE 86 per cent, Harpreet Kaur Kohli (fifth semester) computer science and engineering 86 per cent, Samriti Sharda (fifth semester) CSE 86 per cent, William Preet Singh (third semester) mechanical engineering 85.8 per cent, Parminder Singh Sidhu (fifth semester) mechanical engineering 85.4 per cent, Harleen Kaur (fifth semester) information technology 83.4 per cent, Pushapraj Sharma (third semester) electrical engineering 83 per cent, Mahak Chaudhary (third semester) information technology, 82.8 per cent and Anuj Sood (third semester) information technology 81.6 per cent marks.

Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary of the college, said the results exhibited the hard work by college faculty and students and added that more than 50 students of the college had got marks between 80 per cent and 90 per cent.

They announced that all these students would be given a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 each.

Annual function of engineering college

Baisakhi fervour descended at Vibes 2005, the annual function of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, today. The function was organised to mark three years of success and achievement of the college.

It started with the invocation of God, which was followed by other cultural items including giddha and bhangra. The chief guest at the function was Mr M.P.S. Aulakh, DGP (Prisons) Punjab.

The highlights of the function included a skit presented by the Vikram and group, solo songs by Rajbir Rana, Navdeep, Shiv Shanker, Parvez, Jag Mohan and Aman in addition to the group songs by Purab and his friends.

The audience tapped their feet with the pounding rhythm songs, folk dances and choreographies presented by Nipun Lamba, Sukhman, Harman, Bikram, Manandeep, Gagan,Bajwa, Varun, Paras, Sammi and their friends.

Earlier, Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, highlighted the importance of Baisakhi. They said this year’s celebrations were significant for them as over 50 students of their college had got 80 per cent to 91 per cent marks in the semester examinations held by Punjab Technical University (PTU).

“It is definitely an occasion to celebrate and set new goals for future,” said Dr G.D. Bansal, Principal of the college. Presenting the annual report of the college, he said MCA pass-outs of the CEC had got excellent placements in some leading national and multinational companies. These companies included Wipro, Spice, InfoTech, Reliance, Dell, TCS, Hutch and HFCL, he said.

Referring to the data compiled by PTU, he said the CEC became one of the most preferred institutes as the percentage of its seats filled last year was among the highest in the state. He attributed this to the dedicated efforts of the staff.

Mr M.P.S. Aulakh gave away the prizes to students excelling in various fields.


UK Mayor visits engg college

Mr Mota Singh, Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, UK, today visited Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, during his one-week visit to India. He highlighted the role of private sector for imparting technical education in India.

Mr Mota Singh stated that he was delighted to find out that the private institutes in the country, specially in Punjab, had been contributing a lot to produce quality engineers and other professionals.

After visiting various departments at the College and interacting with students he said he was impressed to see the growth registered by the Chandigarh Engineering College. Speaking about education in the UK, he said the local government was responsible for imparting education and a major share in budget was allocated to education there.

He said education was of prime importance and it was ensured that deficiencies did not creep into the system of education. The Indian and Punjab governments should also accord similar importance to education

A number of other topics of mutual interest were discussed. Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, thanked him for his visit and showing keen interest in the college.

Dr G.D. Bansal, Principal, highlighted contributions of Mr Mota Singh towards various social welfare activities in and around his village near Kartarpur.


Contribute towards progress, Barnala tells students

The Tamil Nadu Governor and former Chief Minister Punjab, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, asked the student community in the state to contribute towards the progress of their state and nation. Mr Barnala was delivering the convocation address during the first convocation ceremony of the Chandigarh Engineering College Landran, near here.

He said that though he was not against Indian students going abroad and making use of the opportunities available there, he strongly felt that they should contribute something back to their alma matar their district their state their nation.

Stating that the education scene had changed a lot with times, Mr Barnala said most of the courses for which degrees were being given today were not available during his time. “I got admission to the Roorkee Engineering College in 1940 after my matric. But in the pre-Independence days students from the princely states were charged more than students from the British India. Since I was from the Nabha state I was asked to pay Rs 3600 more than the other students. I refused. And instead of engineering I joined law at Lucknow. Had I joined engineering would have been one of you,” he told the students.

Mr Barnala said technical institutions should keep abreast of all the advances in education that take place. “Technical institutions can only succeed if they provide the best and the latest courses to their students”, he said appreciating the Landran college. “A rural cum urban college in the area was required. Its remarkable that it caters to the students from both these areas, “he said.

The first batch of the college was awarded degrees of MCA and BCA. Mr Barnala, distributed medals to the toppers of MCA and BCA and trophies to the outstanding sportspersons of the college. The degrees were awarded by S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, PTU Jalandhar. Dr. M.S. Grewal, Registrar, PTU was also present during the convocation.

Ms Monika Chadda and Mr Harjit Singh were awarded gold medals, Ms. Rupinder Kaur and Mr. Salil Kaplash got Silver medals and Ms. Payal Jhamb and Mr. Rajat Suri were awarded bronze medals for standing first, second and third, in their respective classes of MCA and BCA. Mr Barnala also awarded trophies for the most outstanding sportspersons of the college. Mr. Damandeep Sharma, Mr. Bikram Singh Sandhu and Mr Varinder Rajpoot were awarded first prize for their having won gold medals in the Inter College weightlifting Tournaments 2004-05 held by PTU, Mr Amandeep Cheema and Ms Vibha were given second prize for their having won silver medals the weightlifting and Athletic Meet respectively while Mr. Damandeep Sharma, Mr Gurveer Singh and Mr Aman Rajpoot were awarded third prize for their winning bronze medals in triple jump,10000 meter race and weightlifting event, respectively.

Earlier, Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman, and Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, General Secretary, welcomed the chief guest. They stated that all possible facilities and incentives are given to promote the students in their academic, sports and other extra curricular activities.

Dr.G.D. Bansal, college principal, in his report highlighted that 55 out of 57 students of MCA were able to complete their degree within the stipulated of three years which was a remarkable achievement of the college.


Painting exhibition by engg students

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran organised ‘Rainbow’ an art exhibition-cum-competition in the college campus here today. Mr Ravinder Kumar Sharma, a renowned artist from the College of Arts, Sector 10 Chandigarh, was the chief guest.


The college chairman, Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, and the general secretary, Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, congratulated the organisers and the participants.

Miss Japjeet Kaur and Mr. Gurpreet Singh won the first and second prizes in painting while Miss Nancy Thakur and Mr. Jatinder Pal Singh Brar won first and second prizes in sketching. In photography these prizes were bagged by Umang Shankar and Willampreet Singh.

Other exhibits which won appreciations from the visitors included the painting “Village Sconce” by Iqbal Singh, the sketch of “ Meera Bai” made by Nipun Loomba, the sketch of “ Mirza Sahibaan” made by Jagpreet Singh Saini and photographs of ‘Nature’ by Harmanpreet Singh and Rajinder Singh.

Painting exhibition by engg students

Students of Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran organised ‘Rainbow’ an art exhibition-cum-competition in the college campus here today. Mr Ravinder Kumar Sharma, a renowned artist from the College of Arts, Sector 10 Chandigarh, was the chief guest.


The college chairman, Mr Satnam Singh Sandhu, and the general secretary, Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, congratulated the organisers and the participants.

Miss Japjeet Kaur and Mr. Gurpreet Singh won the first and second prizes in painting while Miss Nancy Thakur and Mr. Jatinder Pal Singh Brar won first and second prizes in sketching. In photography these prizes were bagged by Umang Shankar and Willampreet Singh.

Other exhibits which won appreciations from the visitors included the painting “Village Sconce” by Iqbal Singh, the sketch of “ Meera Bai” made by Nipun Loomba, the sketch of “ Mirza Sahibaan” made by Jagpreet Singh Saini and photographs of ‘Nature’ by Harmanpreet Singh and Rajinder Singh.

Engg college magazine released

A quarterly magazine, Milestone, was launched at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, yesterday. The magazine was released by Ms Poonam Malhotra, head of department, Worldwide Product Services India (WPSI), Quark Systems and Sayantani Dasgupta, member, WPSI.

The magazine is aimed at providing students and their parents an insight into the collective and individual achievements of the college, said the CEC authorities.

Addressing the gathering after releasing the magazine Ms Malhotra stated that institution brands carry a lot of value in today’s competitive world and hoped that Chandigarh Engineering College would strive to build its reputation as a brand in the field of technical education. She said the magazine is designed in a professional manner and the college deserves appreciation for the initiative.

She said Quark had been employing over 200 students from various college campuses in Punjab every year.

She said Quark had started a programme in institutions to encourage students to use software developed by Quark.

Opportunities in Canada discussed

With a view to exploring academic and job avenues for its students in Canada, Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, Mohali, held a meeting with delegates from Cambrian College, Canada. Detailed discussions were carried out regarding opportunities for engineers, MBAs, BCAs and MCAs in Canada.

The Cambrian College delegates pointed out that most of the employers in Canada preferred candidates holding degrees from Canada itself. The candidates with degrees from various Indian universities were required to undergo some short-term courses of one year or two years duration in Canada before being considered for employment in various companies there. The fee payable by international candidates for these courses was quite exorbitant.

They suggested various programmes like business and computer studies, communication and creative arts, community and human services, health -related programmes, hospitality and tourism, law and justice, science and technology being run by Cambrian College. Under these programmes options were made available to students to carry out a part of their studies in India and the last two semesters in Canada. The fee payable by students under such a programme was much less.

Dr G.D.Bansal, Principal, CEC, stressed the need for a closer interaction in future so that the faculty of the two colleges could be invited to deliver lectures in specific fields and mutual exchange of students could be carried out. At the end, Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, CEC, explained the future expansion plans of the college to the delegates and thanked them for providing information.

Police clueless about students death

The police is still in the dark regarding the cause of death of a student of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, here yesterday.

According to the police, the parents of the deceased, Manjinder Singh Sandhu, had said that no suicide note was found and he had no enmity with anyone.

The police said that the last person Manjinder spoke to sometime before he died was his brother. He had reportedly asked his brother to look after their mother and father, but gave no reason for making such a statement.

Mr Satnam Singh, chairman of the college, told Chandigarh Tribune that Manjinder had attended college yesterday. The chairman said he had talked to the principal and teachers in this regard but could not say definitely what might have led to the death of the student.



Student commits suicide

A 17-year-old engineering student of Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, allegedly committed suicide here today. The victim, Manjinder Singh Sandhu, was living with his parents and elder brother in Phase VI, and was found lying on the road in Phase V in the evening by some passers-by.

Although the family of the victim refused to talk to the media about the incident, sources said Manjinder was a first-year student of the college and had attended college today where he had an examination.

He was found on the road and seemed to have consumed poison. The passers-by found a telephone number from his pocket. His friends were informed, who told the family. He was taken to a private hospital and later referred to the PGI, where he was declared brought dead by doctors.

Known as Honey to his friends and family, Manjinder’s father works in the mini-secretariat in Chandigarh. His neighbours said there did not seem to be any problem in the family.




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