The institute believes that the true potentials of students cannot be realized through academics alone. The students need to be provided with opportunities for exploring and enhancing their talents in extra- curricular activities as well. Accordingly, our academic programs are backed up with appropriate co- curricular and extra-curricular inputs promoting culture, sports, self-governance, ethics and values; all of which help the students towards becoming complete.
All the candidates seeking admission in the College are advised to stay in the hostels. At present there are two gents hostels (for U.G students), one gents hostel (for P.G. students) and one ladies hostel. The hostels are named after the ragas of carnatic music. The two gents hostels named as Saranga and Varali have the capacity to accommodate 270 students. The P.G. hostel named as Charukesi, has a capacity of 60 single rooms. The ladies hostel, Tharangini, can accommodate 136 students.
Each hostel is provided with modern amenities such as recreation room including facilities for indoor games.
All the rooms in the hostels have been provided with fans and are modestly furnished. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food are available to the students. As the College Campus has residential quarters for staff, the students have several opportunities to come into contact with the teaching and other staff of the college. The atmosphere in the hostel is conducive to the development of the cosmopolitan outlook. Owing to the national character of the College and its hostel, the students develop integrated personalities over a period of harmonious living in the hostels.
A certain measure of self-governing, decision making and problem solving is involved in the hostel administration. This aspect of the college hostel life promotes the students' sense of responsibility and sensitive self-awareness.
An elegant multipurpose Students Amenities Center building housing the offices of NSS Unit, Dispensary, Literary Club, T.T. Hall and Hobbies Club is located inside the campus.
A well-equipped dispensary is functioning in the campus with a Resident Medical Officer and Staff Nurses to meet the medical needs of the students and the staff of the College. The working hours of the dispensary are :
|Monday through Friday||9.30 to 12.30 hrs. And 15.30 to 18.30 hrs.|
|Saturdays||10.30 to 12.30 hrs.|
Note : For emergencies, the service is available for 24 hours.
PEC Students' Council takes care of all the Sports, Cultural, Hobbies, Literary activities and the college functions. The staff Advisers guides this Council.
The industry today seeks not just knowledge workers, but action oriented leaders who adapt to changing situations with ease. At PEC, the infrastructure has been designed with exceptional facilities for sports activities.
The following facilities are available.
A number of teams of the college participate in the University / Inter-Collegiate and open tournaments held in and outside Pondicherry. National level Sports and Games meet under the name PECOJEUX is being conducted annually during January.
The College has Arts and Cultural Committees and Hobbies Club managed by the students with staff playing a supervisory role. These bodies have in the past contributed much to the cultural life of the campus.
PECOFES, organized normally during August/September of every year, is to promote the traditional and classical Indian culture and the spirit of competition among the youth of the College. The festival falls closely following admission, serving as a very effective forum to forge friendship with a sense of brotherhood between the new arrivals and the old ones. Literary Club of the College encourages the students to participate in various literary activities like essay competitions , Elocution and quiz conducted in and outside Pondicherry.
A forum, comprising of music lovers, periodically organizes melodious and hardcore classical programs.
Each Engineering Department has its own Students' Council to take care of the technical needs of the students and bridge the gap between theoretical and practical aspects of their field of specialization. The Councils organize guest lectures of professionals and invited experts from technological organizations and arrange industrial visits. Seminars are also organized to develop the presentation and public addressing skills in students.
Each department periodically organizes national level technical students' meets.
The college operates a "Students' Welfare Fund" with the contributions from students of the College. The fund is utilized for giving financial aid in the form of loans to poor and deserving students of the College repayable in easy installments before their course completion. In case of emergency, when medical or other aid becomes necessary, the students shall be helped from the fund.
NSS was started in PEC in the year 1989. Among several co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that find place in higher educational institutions in recent times, NSS occupies the first and foremost place since it has so much to do with the community as such. Participation in NSS activities makes the students to understand the problems of society very well and this helps them to put one's knowledge and energy in mitigating at least some of the social problems. This gives an opportunity to students to work with people in a creative and constructive way thereby resulting in personality development also.
NSS undertakes several one-day camps and medical camps in the rural areas around Pondicherry to help the poor and the needy. It also conducts several awareness programs for staff and students. Enrollment in NSS is compulsory for first year students and voluntary for others.
The primary role of the Training and Placement Cell is to secure placements for students passing out from the College. This Cell keeps close liaison with various industrial establishments, which need highly qualified technical manpower. A good number of establishments visit the College every year to conduct campus interviews and select the final year students from all disciplines. The Cell extends all facilities to conduct group discussions, tests and interviews.
This cell also arranges practical training during summer vacation for students. This training not only helps the students to acquire practical experience, but also serves the industries in assessing the employment potential of the trainees.
The Co-operative store housed in the shopping complex caters to the general requirements of the students, hostels and residents of the College campus. Candidates admitted in the College become members of the Co-operative Store by paying membership fee of Rs. 25. The working hours of the Store are -
|Monday through Friday||10-15 to 14-15 hrs. And 15-15 to 18-15 hrs.|
|Saturdays||10-15 to 15-15 hrs.|
The college holds temple which is present near the stores. It is a place of worshiop for both students and staff. The main deity it Lord Ganesh. Special poojas are made during festivals like Diwali, Pongal etc.
A Canara Bank Extension Counter functions in the Administrative Block of the College. Banking service is available -
|Monday through Friday||10-30 to 13.30 hrs. And 14.00 to 15.00 hrs.|
|Saturdays||10-30 to 12.30 hrs.|
A guesthouse with all modern facilities is functioning inside the college campus. The guesthouse has got 12 furnished rooms, including 2 air-conditioned rooms. The College guests and the parents of the students are eligible to avail accommodation in the guesthouse at concessional rent.
Giving prior intimation to the Registrar of the College can do the reservation for accommodation.
The following are the special lectures organized in the College every year
The Alumni Association is formed to provide a forum for the students who have passed out of the college to keep in touch with each other and with the Alma Mater. The membership is open to all students passing out from the college. It is obligatory for every student to become the life member of the association by payment of Rs.100 at the time of admission to the college. The faculty of the college is its honorary members. An Executive Committee elected by the General Body at its annual meeting manages the office of the Alumni Association.