Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh established in 1921, was originally known as Mugalpura Engineering College at Lahore (now in Pakistan). The name of the college was later changed to Maclagan Engineering College and it started functioning under the name on 1924. In the year 1931, the college got affiliated to Punjab University, Lahore. After partition in 1947, the college was shifted to Roorkee (India) and was renamed as East Punjab College of Engineering. In the year 1950 the word east was dropped and it came to know by its present name - Punjab Engineering College. In October 2003, the Govt. of India notified the Punjab Engineering College as a deemed to be University and thereafter it became known as Punjab Engineering College. In 2009, the board of governors renamed the institution as PEC University of Technology.In 1962, the college comprised of engineering departments of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Presently there are eleven post-graduate courses leading to Masters of Engineering degree in Highways, Structures, Hydraulics and Irrigation, Rotodynamic Machines, Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary), Electronics Metallurgical Engineering and C.I.M. The college has facilities for research work leading to the award of Ph.D. degree in engineering in certain selected fields of different disciplines. The college also offers consultancy services in different disciplines.