The Ministry of Human Resource Development and the National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) have selected Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC) as one of the institutes across the country for participation in quality enhancement in engineering education (QEEE) programme.
Dr D Govindarajulu, principal of the PEC, said the technology-enabled initiative from the HRD Ministry and piloted by IIT-Madras is aimed at improving the quality of curriculum inputs.
Under the quality improvement programme, e-learning resources, remote tutorials and laboratories and lectures on contemporary topics by scholars would be conducted.
The college principal said the outcome was expected to take the teaching-learning process to the next level on par with the global benchmarks. He said the PEC had put in place the required facilities through a virtual class room arrangement and live lectures were being arranged to the students of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and information Technology (IT) disciplines. The programme is co-ordinated by Prof E Srinivasan and Prof Ka Selvaradjou.
The PEC would serve as nodal institute also for conducting online faculty development programmes under this largest-ever academic ventures of government of India. The college, fully funded by the government of Puducherry, was started in 1984 and is affiliated to Pondicherry University.