Chandigarh, November 17
President Ram Nath Kovind, in his address during the Punjab Engineering College centenary year celebrations, said that institutes like PEC and its alumni should act as mentors and collaborate with other universities of the country.
“PEC has students from all parts of the country, making it a perfect example of unity in diversity. If an institute can be the unifying factor for such a large set of students, I am sure mentorship from you all can definitely be the unifying factor for our country too,” said President Kovind.
The college, a deemed university now, has a rich legacy. Its roots go back to December 9, 1921, when its foundation was laid as Mughalpura Technical College at Lahore by Sir Edward Douglas MacLagan.