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PEC Chandigarh B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main, Cut Off, Fees, Scholarships and More

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh was established in 1921, and has received a ‘B+’ grade from NAAC. The institute appoints the best and intelligent faculty members, particularly in the CSE and ECE departments and is one of the top engineering colleges in India.  All courses at PEC Chandigarh are approved by UGC.

  • The present faculty strength at PEC Chandigarh is 139, among which 88 are PhD holders.
  • Also, the college is well-equipped with several laboratories for research and development.
  • PEC Chandigarh campus area is 146 acres. It is equipped with all kinds of latest facilities and infrastructure.
  • Moreover, PEC Chandigarh offers 31 specializations across three programs which include eight streams in the B.Tech course.
  • PEC Chandigarh has formed a collaboration with many renowned organizations for the student exchange programs.
  • A few of the notable organizations include Concordia University in Canada, Intel Technologies India, Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, among others.

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PEC Chandigarh: Highlights

Official Website www.pec.ac.in
Type Government Funded Technical Institution (GFTI)
Type of Programs B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD
Admission Criteria JEE Main
Application Mode Online
Mode of Education Regular
Popular Courses UG (B.Tech/BE)

PEC Chandigarh: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main

PEC Chandigarh

PEC Chandigarh offers B.Tech in 8 streams with a total seat capacity of 608. All the seats at the institute are gender-neutral. It has a status of Deemed to be University. Admission to B.Tech at PEC Chandigarh is quite competitive due to its popularity.

  • Moreover, admissions at Punjab Engineering College are given based on the individual’s performance in JEE Main.
  • Aspiring candidates must apply through JoSAA Counselling, lock in their preferred courses and appear for the counselling.
  • PEC Chandigarh also offers direct admission through university-level exams for a fraction of the total seats.
  • The direct admissions are offered for Sportspersons, immediate family of Military/Paramilitary Personnel, Children/Grandchildren of Freedom Fighters and Kashmiri Migrants and Kashmiri Pandits/Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) living in Kashmiri Valley.

B.Tech Courses Offered

Specializations offered at Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh for B.Tech Course are:

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Eligibility for B.Tech

  • The candidates who have obtained a minimum of 75% or top 20 percentile score in class 12th level can apply for the B.Tech courses at PEC Chandigarh. (Note: This criteria has been scrapped for 2021 admissions.)
  • JEE Main scores will be considered at the time of shortlisting deserving candidates amongst others.
  • A few seats are kept reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, EWS Category, Other Backward Classes, and Physically challenged candidates.

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PEC Chandigarh Cut Offs for Top B.Tech Courses

PEC CHandigarh cut off 2021 has not been released yet. The cut off will be announced on the official website for various categories. Meanwhile, candidates can check the PEC Chandigarh cutoff for 2020 and 2019 to get a rough idea about the cut off trend at PEC Chandigarh.

Courses 2019 Cut Off- Home State Quota 2020 Cut Off- Home State Quota
Aerospace Engineering 19829-38170 19598-47352
Civil Engineering 30400-51310 16981-66099
Computer Science and Engineering 3411-12124 3197-11412
Electrical Engineering 17194-30347 21314-32508
Electronics and Communication Engineering 12177-19554 12290-21479
Mechanical Engineering 18935-36019 21852-44568
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 51511-62270 62888-85547
Production Engineering 36373-54109 47749-76016

PEC Chandigarh Cut Offs for Top B.Tech Courses

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Study at PEC Chandigarh During COVID-19

  • In view of the outbreak of coronavirus, PEC Chandigarh also closed all the regular classes. To provide online teaching during the COVID-19 outbreak, PEC Chandigarh created a customized online platform for the students to take online classes.
  • The majority of the students were in favour of online classes for which they received a time-table from the faculty members as well. However, some students faced connectivity issues at their place.
  • A decision was taken that all the semesters will have three-hour online classes, one hour class for each subject. To lower the stress from the students, all the departments will teach four courses instead of five, to the students.
  • The director of the institute is also exploring ways to take lab sessions in the shift. Also, the possibility of conducting mid and end semester exams online will also be considered.

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Why Choose PEC Chandigarh for Pursuing B.Tech?

  • PEC Chandigarh offers quality education and top facilities for its students. All the facilities at the institute are well-maintained and the academic atmosphere is always kept up. Also, PEC Chandigarh campus is vibrant and lively with lots of happenings like events and fests.
  • The placement and training department at PEC Chandigarh aimed at offering the best job opportunities to the students.
  • Many workshops, mock test sessions, etc. were arranged for the students in the past so that they can get good placements.
  • There are separate PEC Chandigarh hostels for boys and girls, all rooms are well-furnished and latest facilities are offered to the students living in the hostels.
  • PEC Chandigarh is equipped with all facilities like labs, library, lecture halls, cafeteria, games & sports infrastructures etc.
  • Faculty and academic expertise of the institute are excellent and helpful for the students.


PEC Chandigarh Cut Off for B.Tech Specializations

Computer Science and Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 199-7871 3197-11412
SC 990-2688 1581-3345
ST 949-1432
General PwD 196-258 178-282

Mechanical Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 21002-30204 21852-44568
SC 5283-7675 13176-26633
ST 3311-3590
General PwD 2311-2311

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Electronics and Communication Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 8445-16349 12290-21479
SC 3812-5600 4015-9625
ST 1457-2876
General PwD 539-2264 1164-1164

Aerospace Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 7840-24916 19598-47352
SC 1608-4927 2853-14607
ST 1756-1756
General PwD 386-386 1794-1794


Civil Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 22802-42277 16981-66099
SC 4148-8138 12344-24336
ST 1379-1991
General PwD 2660-3189

Electrical Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 10327-23452 21314-32508
SC 3691-7036 8895-16706
ST 2489-2928
General PwD 1938-1938


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 36636-49486 62888-85547
SC 8560-10839 20405-31231
ST 4768-5496
General PwD

Production Engineering

Categories Other State Quota Home State Quota
General 31102-46501 47749-76016
SC 9111-10861 17786-27955
ST 5040-5040
General PwD

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PEC Chandigarh: Reservation

  • The B.Tech admissions at PEC Chandigarh has a set reservation criteria for students belonging to different categories such as SC/ST, PwD etc. These reservation percentages are decided by JoSAA.
  • PEC Chandigarh also provides about 50% reserved seats for Home State Quota, the rest 50% seats are open for All India Quota/Other State Quota. However, there are no ‘female only’ or ‘supernumerary’ seats at PEC Chandigarh.
  • The JoSAA reservation percentage are as follows;
Category Reservation
OBC (non-creamy layer) 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
EWS 10%
PwD (40% or more disability) 5%

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PEC Chandigarh Faculty 

  • PEC Chandigarh appoints the best and highly qualified faculty members who strive to provide the best teaching experience to the students.
    1. Courses are designed based on the needs of the partnered industries and international standards.
    2. Most of the faculties are PhD holders of renowned institutions.
    3. Other than permanent faculties, each department at PEC Chandigarh has Guest as well as Visiting faculties.
  • Here are a few of the senior professors and assistant professors of Engineering-related departments. Candidates can avail the complete list of faculties through the official website of the institute.

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Various Facilities Provided at PEC Chandigarh Campus

  • PEC Chandigarh offers several facilities to the students which in turns makes it easier for them to continue their studies. Some of the facilities provided to the students here include:


  • Punjab Engineering College has 6 hostels, out of which 4 are reserved for boys while the remaining 2 hostels are for the girls. All the PEC Chandigarh hostels have Wi-Fi connectivity and other required facilities such as water purifiers, mess, recreation rooms, indoor sports, common rooms, TV, among others.


  • Various facilities are offered to the students so that they can play indoor and outdoor games like chess, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, football, etc.


  • Punjab Engineering College has a central library with a huge collection of 1,15,452 volumes and an active collection of 30,267 books under the Book Bank Scheme to support the students.


  • For the students, a well-equipped gymnasium is constructed on the premises so that students can stay fit. Students can do Yoga, Weight lifting, Wrestling, etc. along with pursuing their studies at PEC Chandigarh.


PEC Chandigarh Placements

  • Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh has a separate Career Development and Guidance Centre, which works to offer career solutions to the students. Different activities like workshops, resume sessions, mock group discussions, interviews, etc. are arranged for the welfare of the students. Many renowned recruiters took part in the PEC Chandigarh placements drive over the past few years.
  • Total companies who participated in the placement drive this year was approximately 15% higher than the number of recruiters in 2019.
  • Many leading recruiters that took part in the placement drive include Google, IBM, TCS, JP Morgan, Indian Oil, Royal Bank of Scotland, etc.

PEC Chandigarh Placements

PEC Chandigarh Placement Highlights 2020:

Average Salary Package INR 10.2 LPA
Highest Salary Package 42 LPA
Number of Companies 145
Number of Offers 461
Number of PPOs 89

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PEC Chandigarh Scholarships 

  • Several scholarships are offered by PEC Chandigarh to the qualified and deserving students. Students are entitled to get scholarship, education loan and fee concession only in case they meet the minimum eligibility criteria. All the applications/ requests will be forwarded to the concerned department.
  • Some of the PEC Chandigarh scholarships include:

Scholarships for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe: 

  • Students belonging to this category are entitled to get Half free-ship on tuition fee.
  • The candidates who have cleared all their courses registered during the previous year and don’t have any backlog of more than 2 courses will be eligible for this scholarship.

Merit Scholarship:

  • Merit Scholarships in the form of the full free ship on tuition fee will be granted to the one student of each branch based on their branch-wise merit.
  • These Scholarships will result in full free ship on tuition fee will be given to the students based on the marks obtained in JEE (Main) rank or based on CGPA of the previous year in the second, third and final year provided it is not less than 6.5.

Fee waiver for Economically Weaker Sections/Women/Persons with Disabilities students:

  • This scholarship, in the form of full free-ship on tuition fee, will also be granted based on the scores in JEE (Main) exam.
  • Some other scholarships include:
  • National Scholarship Portal
  • Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children
  • Scholarship Notice for Different Minority Communities
  • Top Class Scheme for SC Candidates

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PEC Chandigarh Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

Particulars Fees
Semester Fees Rs. 67,500
Admission Fee Rs. 4,000
One Time Fee Rs 5,000
Refundable Deposit Rs. 5,000
Hostel Fee Rs. 50,000
Mess Advance Rs. 2,500


PEC Chandigarh FAQs

Q: When does the application process begin at PEC Chandigarh for B.Tech courses?

Last updated on September 25th, 2020

The application process at Punjab Engineering College for UG courses begins in June each year.

Q: What is the average package offered to the students at PEC Chandigarh?

Last updated on September 25th, 2020

Graduates post completing their course gets an average package worth INR 5-6 LPA.

Q: Does PEC Chandigarh offer good placements?

Last updated on September 25th, 2020

Yes, the institute has a separate Career Development and Guidance Centre who looks after the activities related to grooming students for placements.

Q: What are the top companies that take part in the PEC Chandigarh placement drive?

Last updated on September 25th, 2020

Companies like Google, Deloitte, JP Morgan, IBM, Infosys, among many others take part in the placement drive at PEC Chandigarh.

Q: What is the maximum salary package offered during Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh placements?

Last updated on September 25th, 2020

As per the latest placement statistics, the College received the highest package worth INR 42 LPA during 2018-19 placements.

Q.Will PEC Chandigarh become IIT?

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021

There are proposals for making PEC Chandigarh an IIT and a 100 crore grant was given to improve the college infrastructure in order to make it clear all the testing standards of becoming an IIT.

Q.Is PEC Chandigarh a government college?

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021

Yes, PEC Chandigarh is a government college.

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